WE ARE FALLING BEHIND

Irish Daily Mirror|May 1, 2020

WE ARE FALLING BEHIND
Worried Beckett warns UK racing may pay the price as France and Germany plan for earlier return
DAVID YATES and PETER O'HEHIR

BRITISH racing faces a huge problem if it lags behind other nations in its resumption from the coronavirus pandemic, trainer Ralph Beckett claims.

French racing’s ruling body, France Galop, has pencilled a big-money card behind closed doors at Longchamp on May 11 for its return from Covid-19, while Germany’s Deutscher Galopp plans a comeback at Dortmund on Sunday.

And Ralph Beckett, who with colleague Mark Johnston called for British Horseracing Authority CEO Nick Rust (right) to step down in a leaked email to chair Annamarie Phelps, warned that Britain must adopt a similarly pro-active stance – or face the consequences.

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