Horse racing will now be held behind closed doors from Tuesday until the end of at least the end of March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Racing in England had continued despite the outbreak, with the Cheltenham Festival recording an attendance of 251,684 across four days last week. Despite a lot of backlash from peolpe around the City
The British Horseracing Authority said it plans for scheduled meetings to go ahead, but some may be cancelled.
Tuesday’s meetings at Taunton and Wetherby will be the first affected.