France is all set to get back racing on the proposed day of May 11th and the Police are the latest figure to back up the plans for the race day at ParisLongchamp.
The sport has been on hold in France since March 17th due to the on going crisis that has taken over the world but there looks to be light at the end of the tunnel for horse racing as it set to return on May 11th.
All racing will be held behind closed doors with a plan to open it up to the public when everything starts going back to normal but for the time being the renewal of French racing is a huge bonus for the sport.
France Galop has been working towards a resumption for along time like the BHA in our country, however, they have managed to get things done and get racing back on our screens.
The first day of racing will show off key Guineas trials, the Prix de la Grotte and Prix de Fontainebleau, scheduled for that opening day at ParisLongchamp, which has now also been backed by the police meaning there is not much more needed for the event to go off without a hitch.
France Galop president Edouard de Rothschild tweeted: “We obtained and received from the Prefecture de Police de Paris the authorisation to resume racing on May 11. This is very good news and a real victory!”
chief executive of France Galop, Olivier Delloye, expressed how relieved he was that he finally got the police on side ad the race day could go ahead as planned.
(Credit AtTheRaces) He said: “I was very much relieved by the news we got this morning.
“As we already announced, we have had some strong support from the ministers in charge of racing – the ministers for finance and agriculture – so it was more a question of local areas allowing us to proceed.
“We have explained in close detail how we will race behind closed doors and we have had positive feedback from them.”