Like the rest of the Irish community the champion trainer is adjusting to life without racing, tweaking the methods employed at his Cullentra stables that are home to almost 200 horses.
The industry group coordinating work to respond to the coronavirus has today published an operational plan setting out work currently underway.
Leaders of the South African horseracing industry met this morning in the wake of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s nationwide lockdown announcement last night and have formed a special task team to navigate the sport through the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.
The first major test of the European season for older horses at a mile is the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury in May. The race was first run in 1958 and Godolphin is its leading owner, winning the race a record eight times.
The big race in Japan this coming Sunday (April 5) will be the Grade 1 Osaka Hai, to be run at Hanshin Racecourse.
James Peters has been training from his Singapore home in the last week or so.
No, the English trainer has not called in sick and neither has he joined the league of “armchair trainers” – plenty of those out there.