Leicester Waiting For Go Ahead On Tonight's Card

Leicester Racecourse

Leicester Racecourse are awaiting approval for their meeting to go ahead tonight after the city was put back into lockdown due to an increase in people contracting the virus in the city.

Officials at the track are waiting to hear from the BHA to see if the evenings card can go off without a hitch with the track scheduled to show off nine flat races, starting at 16:40.

Yesterday health secretary Matt Hancock spoke to the British Public and explained that non-essential businesses would have to close from Tuesday in the city as it dealt with a spike of Covid-19 cases. Schools will also shut from Thursday.

(Credit Racing Post) Leicester City Council said on Monday night there had been 944 confirmed cases in the last two weeks and off the back of that Hancock said:"We recommend to people in Leicester, stay at home as much as you can, and we recommend against all but essential travel to, from and within Leicester."

The racecourse situates on the outskirts of the city so they it is very much up in the air whether the meeting will go ahead tonight.

104 runners are currently set to take to the turf.