Event after event and meeting after meeting is being either cancelled or postponed due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic. It is causing for very negative effects to economies around the world, as we have now just started to see a number of countries lowering the current restrictions they have in place. This is set to continue in the coming weeks, so let’s hope we can all return to normality soon enough.
Sport and racing have also been badly affected due to the virus, with endless events being cancelled or postponed. Racing is another to have been hit, which even saw the Grand national cancelled. This gave an indication of just how serious the situation is, and also meant that Tiger Roll could not challenge for his record breaking third victory in succession in the world famous race in the UK.
The cancellations have also meant that punters are looking for sites that enable them to play a number of different casino games, but there are some sites not registered with gamstop. These are proving hugely popular, with near record numbers playing the different games available. That is no surprise and this is only set to continue to grow in the coming weeks’ as sports fans wait for the return to sport.
Many meetings across the US have also now been cancelled, but a number are still going ahead, which has been a surprise to many. The UK has seen a complete shutdown of racing, which means both the Guineas and Derby meetings have been postponed in the coming months. They have said that these are going to be rescheduled for a later date, as they are key fixtures for the classic generation.
Royal Ascot could now be next to face cancellation and they have already stated that if it does go ahead, then this will be behind closed doors. This means that 2020 would see no spectators at the track if this does go ahead. It is a very important meeting for trainers around the world, so hopefully it can take place as normal.
Another major meeting that has now been cancelled is the Dubai World cup. It is one of the richest days racing on the calendar and always draws horses from around the world. However, they stated this could not go ahead with the current situation, which was a major blow for fans and connections of horses who had been targeted at the event.
It is such an unprecedented year and all areas of the world are feeling the effects. We can only hope for improvements moving forward and that sport can return to our screens and we can see horses return to racing.