Racing will resume in France as scheduled despite a last-minute threat to the plan.
Horse racing will resume in France as planned, the head of the country's peak thoroughbred body has confirmed.
French authorities continue to work towards the resumption of racing despite reports of a last-minute threat to the plan.
Racing in France is poised to return as planned after the Paris police gave permission to resume racing at ParisLongchamp.
Racing remains on course to return in France despite French prime minister Edouard Philippe announcing other professional sport is still on hold.
A restriction on field sizes to 12 runners per race and the use of only senior jockeys feature in plans for the resumption of racing...
French racing could resume within weeks under strict conditions and with all participants from abroad - both equine and human - banned for the time...
France Galop has met with government authorities to try to plan for a return to racing behind closed doors.
French horse racing officials are in talks with the government to stage meetings meeting closed doors in the near future.
Three race meetings in France are to take place behind closed doors in a response to the coronavirus outbreak.