Today we cover hot air, speculation, and existentialism.
I'd suggest getting up to speed with the latest BHA news published today which you can find here:
This weeks news post is late is because I was hoping for more to report on the status of UK racing.
However, nothing really new from the BHA post on the 20th April, which I half expected, but thought we may get a glimpse at some timeline in discussion.
Given the government stated social distancing would likely be in place until the end of the year earliest, it's likely behind closed doors racing will continue until a vaccine is found.
Racing and sport in general is getting some bad press at the moment for continuing longer than it should have, with Cheltenham and the Liverpool match in the spotlight.
I personally feel the pressure of the industry financial losses pushing for a return to what they describe as baby steps back to some kind of daily race card by June, will outweigh any public bad taste for sports to return.
As explained in my opening line however, this is hot air and speculation.
The fact of the matter is the racing industry and myself have to report something, and nobody knows exactly what's going to happen next.
All I know for sure is that I'm looking forward to racing restarting when it's safe to do so, especially seeing how the current strategies adapt to the new race card set up.
I've had dialogue with Nigel during lockdown, with a meeting scheduled over the weekend to discuss the strategies, and to include admin features allowing me to adapt to the new racing landscape.