This year’s edition of the annual Henry Cecil Open Weekend, set to be held on September 19-20, will take place virtually due to coronavirus not allowing the event to take place in its traditional format.

Video tours will be free-to-view throughout the two days with racing fans being able to go behind the scenes at the likes of William Haggas, Charlie Appleby and James Fanshawe’s yards.

Those tuning in will also be treated to access to the National Horse Racing Museum and the British Racing School while a number of top jockeys are set to take part in the Clipper Logistics Show Jumping Competition.

Charlie Fellowes, Chairman of the Henry Cecil Open Weekend, said: “Sadly, we won’t be able to welcome visitors to Newmarket this September. However, we are very excited to be able to bring some of the best bits of the Henry Cecil Open Weekend online.

“This year more than ever it is important that we continue to promote our sport and help raise funds for our charities – Racing Welfare, British Racing School and the Racing Centre. We hope racing fans across the country will enjoy the great insight on offer from Newmarket and support our charities by donating.”