Talking Horses: Return of spectators a vital step to secure racing's future

By: Greg Wood Wednesday 2 December 202

Six months after it resumed behind closed doors, racing will be welcoming limited crowds to courses on Wednesday

After several false starts and six months after it resumed behind closed doors, racing will lead the way in welcoming limited crowds back to sporting events on Wednesday as Haydock, Lingfield, Ludlow and Kempton all open their doors to a maximum of 2,000 spectators. All four courses expect to number their actual attendance in three figures rather than four but the return of paying customers will still be seen as a vital step for the sport and one that has not arrived a moment too soon.

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