Expo News 16th April


The BHA meeting results to came through yesterday, and I wanted to assess the media feedback before posting.

You may have already read that UK horse racing is suspended indefinitely, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The official report is available here: https://www.britishhorseracing.com/press_releases/bha-extends-suspension-of-racing/

At this moment it's exactly what I expected and predicted in the email sent yesterday, and at this time nothing has really changed from that.

As in, racing will not be resuming until mid May earliest, but likely to be June behind closed doors. That could change obviously, but I feel it's the most likely outcome.

The bookies who are taking bets on this have June as the favourite, and I agree with them for a change.

It's new territory for racing as a whole, and how the industry will be affected remains to be seen, but one thing I know for sure is racing will return, and people will always want to bet and trade.

This industry is recession proof, and will be back in action eventually. When and how this phases in is yet to be confirmed, but we will be ready to go when a date is set.

It's unfortunate for some of the big meetings that have been cancelled as a result of this, and for everyone involved, but I do remain optimistic for a restart in June, then a gradual easing of restrictions over the months to follow, but as long as racing is on we will be back in business from day one.

As mentioned many times in recent emails, blogs, and messages on my site, all members affected by racing being suspended will receive an extension automatically, and I'll write to let each of you know this has been added to your Cloud Bet Bot accounts.

Whatever you have paid for via subscription will be extended once we have the firm date for racing to resume, that's a given.

I'd also just like to thank you for the kind messages of support during this time, I appreciate every valued member and know this has affected all of you in some way. This has been a real leveller for all of us, as nobody could have imagined it.