Racing at its purest, point to pointing, has been hit hardest during the pandemic. Being classed as an amateur sport their season has been badly truncated, unable to continue, even behind closed doors unlike its under rules counterpart. There was a sigh of relief when racing was able to resume albeit under very strict rules when Covid restrictions were eased. With plenty of horses out there to race, point to point meetings have been well-supported with entries since their resumption in April. Sadly, for it’s army of followers, racing between the flags has been held behind closed doors with only essential staff and latterly connections able to attend.