Queen Elizabeth II watches as her horse Free Agent, ridden by Richard Hughes, wins the Chesham Stakes at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.  Horses, like dogs, were the Queen's lifelong love and she had an incredible knowledge of breeding and bloodlines.  Whether racing thoroughbreds or ponies, she showed an unwavering interest.  Release date: Thursday, September 8, 2022.

Queen’s death: sporting events postponed with Premier League no decision yet | british news

A number of scheduled sporting events have been postponed following the Queen’s death, and further decisions about the weekend’s games will be made on Friday.

The death of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, was… announced by Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening.

Sports stars and governing bodies have paid tribute to Her Majesty and event organizers have considered the best course of action.

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While many have already announced their decisions, the Premier League has still not revealed its plans, with an update expected Friday morning.

Here are all the sporting events that have been postponed:

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Racing events, arguably the Queen’s favorite sport, have also been postponed this weekend.

The races at Southwell and Chelmsford on Thursday evening were halted following news of her death.

The British Horseracing Authority has announced that meetings scheduled for Friday – including the third day of the St Leger meeting in Doncaster – have been cancelled.

The Queen watches her horse Free Agent win the Chesham Stakes in Ascot

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The English Football League has postponed two games scheduled for Friday: Burnley v Norwich in the Championship and Tranmere v Stockport in League Two.

The Scottish Professional Football League has also postponed the championship game between Dundee and Cove Rangers out of respect.

Manchester United’s Europa League home game with Real Sociedad continued on Thursday evening, with the club saying: “According to the instructions of the FA and UEFA, the UEFA Europa League game against Real Sociedad will take place tonight as scheduled at Old Trafford.”

A minute’s silence was observed before kick-off, with both teams wearing black armbands and flags flying at half-mast at Old Trafford in respect.

The Northern Ireland Football League announced Friday night’s games between Cliftonville and Glentoran and Larne and Dungannon have been postponed.

Manchester United take part in a minute of silence after announcing the death of Queen Elizabeth II ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group E match at Old Trafford, Manchester.  Photo date: Thursday, September 8, 2022


Northampton announced the postponement of their Premiership Rugby Cup game against Saracens, scheduled for Thursday night.

The Scottish Rugby Union has postponed all domestic competitive matches this weekend as a mark of respect, and the summer women’s test international between Scotland and Spain on Sunday is also canceled.

The RFL postponed Friday’s Betfred Championship game between Sheffield Eagles and Dewsbury Rams, but the first Super League elimination play-off between Catalans Dragons and Leeds continues as it takes place in Perpignan, France.

Further announcements about the weekend’s games at all levels would be made “as soon as possible,” the governing body said.


The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that Friday’s game in the men’s third Test between England and South Africa at the Oval will not take place.

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Play was suspended on the first day of PGA Championship golf in Wentworth when news of the Queen’s death was announced, and the European Tour has confirmed there will be no play on Friday.

“Out of respect for Her Majesty and the Royal Family, play at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club has been suspended for the remainder of Thursday and flags at Wentworth Club will be flown at half-mast,” a statement from the Tour said.

“In addition, there will be no play at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday and the golf course and practice facilities will be closed. Further updates on the resumption of play will be provided in due course.”

A screen shows a message that the game has been suspended following the announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, during the first day of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water.  Date photo: Thursday, September 8, 2022. Read less


Friday’s Tour of Britain stage was promptly canceled and later on Thursday night the remainder of the tour, which was to finish on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, was called off entirely.

Formula One

The Italian Grand Prix will continue as scheduled on Sunday, with a minute of silence before practice on Friday and another minute before the race.

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