Talking Horses: fears for return of crowds after new Covid restriction

The first racegoers allowed into a track since March will be turning up at Doncaster but the outlook is newly gloomy

Tuesday’s late news about tightening coronavirus restrictions came just in time to sour the return of racegoers to a British racecourse. Up to 3,640 ticket-buyers are allowed in the ‘general admission’ areas at Doncaster on Wednesday, rising to more than 6,000 for the next three days, which should be a moment for hope that this is a firm step towards normality and the worst is past.

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