Fancy That... Sport Is Back

Daily Express|June 2, 2020

Fancy That... Sport Is Back
Racing pigeons took flight, snooker cued off and the Queen settled in for a day at the races – as sport finally returned yesterday.
Richard Palmer

Her Majesty, a devoted horse racing fan, is understood to have devoted part of her afternoon to watching the sport’s return after a 76-day hiatus.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment but other sources said she tuned in for part of ITV’s live coverage.

The long lay-off has cost the sport £50 million, according to the British Horseracing Authority, and racecourses have been losing an average of £8million a month.

But yesterday it began the long road back at a 10-race meeting held behind closed doors on the all-weather track at Newcastle.

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June 2, 2020