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Pointing set to resume at end of March

Following the Prime Minister’s Announcement yesterday, the Point-to-Point Authority is planning to restart the sport in week commencing March 29.

Peter Wright, CEO, reported, "We are working hard to create a new fixture list which reflects the situation, and hope to have one available by the end of this week – there is no shortage of volunteers.

I realise that this will be disappointing news for some as we are inherently safe with very low densities, no fomites and no ventilation problems - apart from it sometimes being too windy. However, we do not operate in a bubble, and we have to be on the same page as other amateur sports."

Peter Wright, CEO PPA

This will still leave 11-12 weeks of the season remaining, including the two major Foxhunter chases at Aintree and Stratford.

In terms of the paying public and Owners, the government position is not yet clear but racing will restart behind closed doors until April 12 at the least.

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