Elite sport will continue next year on the day of the King’s coronation, with Buckingham Palace determined to make May 6 a national holiday.
Sportsmail can reveal that the government has told sports that a repeat of the cancellations after the Queen’s death last month is not necessary.
However, Premier League matches taking place on May 6 could still be postponed as police resources are needed in London for the coronation.
Top sport will continue next year on the day of the king’s coronation, says the government
Premier League games were postponed last month after The Queen’s death
Clubs across the country paid their respects to Her Majesty as games resumed
The 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket is the biggest non-football event of the day, with race leaders confident it will take place, although it could be moved to a tea time slot to avoid a clash with TV coverage of the coronation.
The Royal Family remains strong supporters of racing, and the Queen Consort will become the family’s racing figurehead after attending Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.
On May 6 there are five more race meetings in Doncaster, Goodwood, Thirsk, Hexham and Uttoxeter.
The horse racing, which the Queen loved, is expected to continue as planned
Premiership rugby, which is considered a low-risk event, is unlikely to be affected on the day itself
There is a full Premier League and EFL program that weekend.
Fulham, Tottenham and West Ham are at home, so those games could be moved to Sunday if police in the capital are strapped for cash, while Manchester City v Leeds may also have to be postponed for 24 hours.
Premiership rugby matches are unlikely to be affected.
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