Talking Horses: frustration after false Covid link with Doncaster trial

By: Chris Cook Friday 18 September 2020

No contrition from Welsh health minister, who stated on Wednesday that a cluster of cases were linked with trip to races

Frustration was vented by senior racing officials on Thursday after a claim by a Welsh government minister, linking last week’s one-off admission of a crowd at Doncaster with an outbreak of Covid in Wales, was proved to be baseless. “There would be bits of my response you probably couldn’t print,” said David Armstrong, chief executive of the Racecourse Association, which has been working hard in recent weeks to persuade local health authorities that the return of crowds can be managed safely.

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