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Where can you go racing? Full December fixture list with every racecourse's tier

Cheltenham's International meeting will be open to spectators
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From Wednesday, December 2, spectators will be allowed into certain racecourses in England following a relaxation of government coronavirus restrictions – but whether tracks can admit customers depends on which tier the local area has been placed into.

We have reviewed the entirety of the December fixture list to identify which meetings might be able to host paying customers again. Tracks in Tier 2 areas – there are none in Tier 1 – can host up to 2,000 spectators or 50 per cent of their total capacity (whichever is lower), while those in Tier 3 can only stage action behind closed doors.

Remember each racecourse will have restrictions on numbers of spectators and is likely to give precedence to annual members, but as the below list shows, there are plenty of meetings potentially open to spectators over December.

This includes winter highlights like the Tingle Creek (Sandown, December 5), Cheltenham's International meeting (December 11 & 12), and the King George VI Chase at Kempton (December 26). 

Race meetings in December where up to 2,000 spectators will be allowed (Tier 2)

Aintree: December 5
Ascot: December 18 & 19 (Long Walk Hurdle)
Carlisle: December 13
Catterick: December 15 & 28
Chelmsford: December 3, 7, 10, 17
Cheltenham: December 11 & 12 (International)
Exeter: December 4 & 17
Fakenham: December 20
Fontwell: December 8 & 28
Haydock: December 2, 19 & 30
Hereford: December 12 &17
Huntingdon: December 6 (Peterborough Chase) & 22
Kempton: December 2, 9, 14, 16, 26 & 27 (King George VI Chase)
Lingfield:  December 2, 9, 13, 16, 19, 21, 22 & 31
Ludlow: December 2, 16
Newbury: December 16 & 29 (Challow Hurdle)
Plumpton: December 7 & 14
Sandown: December 4 & 5 (Tingle Creek)
Taunton: December 10 & 30
Wincanton: December 3, 15 & 26

To be determined by Welsh or Scottish governments

Ayr: December 14 
Bangor: December 11 & 20
Chepstow: December 5 & 27 (Welsh Grand National)
Ffos Las: December 14
Kelso: December 6 & 30
Musselburgh: December 7 & 21

Racecourses with meetings in December not able to have spectators (Tier 3)*

Doncaster
Hexham
Leicester
Market Rasen
Newcastle
Sedgefield
Southwell
Uttoxeter
Wolverhampton
Warwick
Wetherby

*Tiers will be reviewed on December 16


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There are plenty of meetings potentially open to spectators over December
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