On Monday, racing ceased operations alongside the rest of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in respect of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
As soon as the funeral date was confirmed, the BHA cancelled four meetings, and the calendar of entries and declarations was changed to make Monday a blank day for the sport in England.
As a mark of respect, big British bookmakers like Ladbrokes, Coral, Paddy Power, William Hill, and Betfred are all closed today.
In Ireland, there will be two meetings: one over the jumps at Listowel and another on the flat at Fairyhouse.
Queen Elizabeth has always had a deep love for horse racing, so the British governing body for the sport acted swiftly to guarantee that its athletes could enjoy a day off after attending royal festivities in London and Windsor.
Foreign chiefs of state and political and spiritual officials from the devolved states were among the approximately 2,000 mourners who followed King Charles III and other royals to the funeral.
John Warren, the Queen’s racing manager, was present, and several other prominent individuals in the racing industry were also anticipated.
The Lord Chamberlain, Baron Parker of Minsmere, extended an invitation on behalf of the royal family to the famed Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse, who showed up. In the final moments of the ceremony, a bugler played the last post, signalling the beginning of a two-minute period of silence that was observed throughout the country. The abbey then sang the national anthem.
Her gun carriage, drawn by a troop of 98 sailors from the Royal Navy, was then being driven to the Wellington Arch, where the funeral for the Queen had been scheduled. The committal service, the day’s final major broadcast event, will commence in the chapel at 4 p.m.
To make up for the four races that were supposed to be held on the day of the burial and the two that were cancelled immediately following the news of the Queen’s death, the BHA has scheduled six additional meetings between September 21 and October 9. The cards will each have six races, with the option to split them in two and hold eight events if necessary.