French horse racing banned at Paris tracks after U-turn

Racing resumed across France last Monday following the coronavirus shutdown, but officials have performed a U-turn, with new protocols set to be published later this week banning meetings in areas still heavily affected by the outbreak. ____________________________________________________  More on coronavirus: ____________________________________________________ The capital city of Paris, as well as much of the east of the country, is included, meaning leading courses such as Longchamp and Auteuil will be unable to stage cards.