The HBF conducted a survey from the 25th February to the 31st March 2020 relating to racing fixtures to assist discussions that will take place during 2020 on the fixture list for 2021.

The survey asked those who bet on horseracing what they felt about the current level of fixtures and what improvements could be made to the fixture list in the future. 654 people responded to the survey.

The survey consisted of responses from those who regularly bet on racing, 43% said they bet every day and 43% bet once or twice a week. The remaining 14% bet less often.

Overall, 71% of those who responded felt there was too many fixtures, 25% felt the number was about right and 4% fell there were too few. The survey also provided space for free text comments, one summed up many of the responses.