Nick Rust: In hindsight, Cheltenham 2020 should never have gone ahead

Former BHA chief interviewed by ITV as racing fans criticise broadcaster for eight-minute segment on decision to admit racegoers during a pandemic

The former head of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has said the Cheltenham Festival should never have gone ahead last year despite receiving the go-ahead from medical and government advisers. Speaking to ITV Racing as part of the coverage of this year’s four-day event, Nick Rust revealed the idea of cancelling the Festival last March…

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