Lockdown announced but horse racing to continue behind closed doors

The show must go on! 
Racing will continue in Britain despite strict new lockdowns announced in England and Scotland on Monday evening. It's not much but it is a little good news on a pretty downbeat sort of a day. A brief statement from the BHA read: 
'Following this evening's broadcast, we can confirm racing will continue behind closed doors during the upcoming national lockdown. Attendance will be limited to those essential to staging the fixtures and strict adherence to British racing's Covid-19 protocols will continue to be required for all who attend.'
As I have said before, back in March, sport is really nothing more than an escape for most of us, taking us away for a few excited moments from the run of the mill, day-to-day, grown-up serious stuff. That is now perhaps more important than ever. That chance to enjoy a bet and watch a horserace, as silly as it may seem to some, will certainly lift the gloom for many as we begin a few weeks, if not months, effectively once again grounded.
I was lucky enough to be at Cheltenham last March, now the annual pilgrimage is looking less and less likely in 2021. The prospect of Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood behind closed doors again is now also all to real but, if nothing else, we will hopefully still have the meetings even if it we have to watch on TV and sip a large G&T on our own rather patchy lawns rather than the manicured turf of a picnic area. 
For now guys, take care, be safe and be lucky