British racing on Saturday, September 10 has been cancelled as an ongoing mark of respect following the demise of Her Majesty The Queen, with the St Leger at Doncaster moved to Sunday as a part of a nine-race card.
All fixtures in British racing will return on Sunday, excluding Musselburgh as a result of Queen’s physique mendacity in state in Scotland.
The St Leger, Britain’s ultimate Traditional of the 12 months, will characteristic alongside 4 different Group Two fixtures on Sunday, together with the Flying Childers and the Doncaster Cup – moved from Friday’s authentic schedule.
In an announcement on Friday, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) stated: “British racing stays in mourning in the present day relating to the demise of Her Majesty The Queen.
“As an ongoing mark of respect it has been decided that, alongside the cancellation of fixtures on 8 and 9 September, all racing may also be cancelled tomorrow, Saturday 10 September. Scheduled fixtures and racing occasions will return on Sunday 11 September.”
Julie Harrington, the BHA’s chief government, stated: “Her Majesty the Queen’s affinity and bond with British racing was enduring and distinctive, and quite a lot of our sport’s members have a detailed, direct relationship together with her.
“It’s out of respect for this, and in sympathy together with her household together with King Charles III, that the game has taken the choice to proceed our suspension of fixtures into Saturday.
“The return of racing on Sunday will see the operating of the Cazoo St Leger, one among Britain’s 5 Traditional races and a race which the Queen received together with her filly Dunfermline in 1977.
“This may also present a possibility for the game and its supporters to pay its respects to Her Majesty, for the contribution which she has made to the game to be marked, and for racing to specific its deep gratitude to her and sympathies to her household.”
All racecourses will proceed to mark Her Majesty’s passing with tributes on-course. Flags will fly at half-mast, jockeys will put on black armbands whereas driving in every race and a interval of silence might be noticed previous to the opening race at every assembly.
Doncaster’s nine-race card on Sunday
12.30 – Champagne Stakes (Group Two)
13.00 – Handicap Stakes
13.35 – Flying Childers Stakes (Group Two)
14.10 – Portland Handicap Stakes
14.45 – Doncaster Cup Stakes (Group Two)
15.20 – Park Stakes (Group Two)
15.55 – St Leger Stakes (Group One)
16.30 – Handicap Stakes
17.05 – Mallard Handicap Stakes