Warwick races to have spectators at Monday’s fixture after crowd pilot gets go-ahead

Mossy Fen and jockey Sam Twiston-Davies pictured at Warwick Racecourse
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Doncaster held a crowd pilot a week ago, when around 2,500 racegoers were welcomed through the turnstiles on day one of the St Leger meeting.

The trial was due to last several days, but it was halted on the grounds of public health and public safety.

It was the first time in six months people other than those crucial to the running of the meeting were allowed on course.

Later this month, up to 1,000 spectators a day can go to Newmarket's Cambridgeshire meeting, from September 24-26.

Warwick's attendees next week will comprise of 150 annual members, 124 in hospitality and up to 200 racehorse owners.

Racing resumed on June 1 behind closed doors, after a 10-week suspension during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

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