JOHN GOSDEN insists racecourses will be safer than supermarkets or petrol stations when the sport eventually gets the green light to restart in Britain.
Racing has been suspended since March 17 and is now working towards returning on June 1 after the government this week set out the roadmap towards a return of professional sport.
The action will be behind closed doors initially, and it is believed even Royal Ascot will be able to be held on schedule from June 16.
Trainer Gosden (pictured) told the BBC: ‘There’s relief we know where we’re going. Our horses have been training throughout the spring and are fit and ready to run.
‘I’ll feel very comfortable [at a racecourse] with our staff because I have seen the restrictions that have been put in. Going there will be a great deal safer than going to the petrol station or the supermarket.’