The daily routine continues at Northgate Lodge with the emphasis on the safety of our staff and the ongoing care and wellbeing of the horses.
The horses are being exercised in accordance with the social distancing guidelines and other health measures issued by our various industry bodies.
It is important for the health of the horses but their current training regime is to maintain their welfare rather than race fitness.
The group dedicated to formalising the resumption of racing are working hard and we will welcome their efforts once the industry is up and running again, once it is deemed safe to do so.
Hope all our friends and followers are staying well
Best Wishes for all at Northgate Lodge
In an update to our earlier posts, racing has now been suspended until 30th April.
Northgate Lodge fully supports the measures being introduced by the BHA and other racing industry organisations to continue with UK racing but behind closed doors.
The welfare of the staff who will keep the show on the road is paramount. We are therefore asking owners NOT to attend the yard at this time, keeping any social contact to a minimum. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but we will be here and please feel free to contact us at any time.
The 16 tracks owned by Arena are indicating that owners will not be admitted during this difficult period. This applies to Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Lingfield etc where we run the majority of our horses. Tracks under other ownership are, at the moment, allowing 2 owners to attend per runner.
Restrictions may change so we will update you as new information becomes available.
Thank you for your support and understanding at this tough time.
Best Wishes from Antony and all at Northgate Lodge