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Derby and Guineas meetings postponed

7th April 2020, 18:02

Newmarket's Guineas meeting in May and the Derby meeting at Epsom in June have both been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hughes confirmed as champion jockey

7th April 2020, 09:35

Brian Hughes has admitted it was a "bit of an anti-climax" to be named champion jumps jockey with the season unfinished.

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Johnson looking ahead to next season

6th April 2020, 18:27

Richard Johnson has admitted he's already looking forward to next season after jumps racing was put on hold until July.

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Hughes hopeful of July resumption

6th April 2020, 15:51

Top jockey Brian Hughes says he's focused on being ready for a resumption of racing on July 1.

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Lanigan packing up Newmarket operation

5th April 2020, 15:47

Trainer David Lanigan has announced he will be closing his Newmarket stables, as he prepares to relocate to Kentucky in the United States.

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Elliott buoyant over rising stable stars

5th April 2020, 15:34

Gordon Elliott says the future of his Cullentra House Stables is very bright after some strong showings by the likes of Envoi Allen and Delta Work this year.

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Potters Corner wins Virtual National

4th April 2020, 19:07

Potters Corner was crowned the Virtual Grand National winner after the actual race was cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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PJA offers backing to July jumps decision

4th April 2020, 14:26

The Professional Jockeys Association (PJA) says it "fully supports" the decision to halt jump racing until July.

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Honeyball already has eyes on Cheltenham

3rd April 2020, 18:18

Anthony Honeyball is already considering an assault on next year's Mares Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, with his charge Coquelicot.

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Oxx calls for full Flat Racing extension

3rd April 2020, 18:17

John Oxx feels the rescheduled Flat season could run into November and that owners deserve to have a 'full number of meetings', if possible.

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BHA announce no jumps racing until July

2nd April 2020, 18:25

The British Horseracing Authority has announced that all jumps racing in Britain is now off until at least July.

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Fabre not setting Earthlight targets

2nd April 2020, 11:10

Earthlight trainer Andre Fabre admits he's taking a wait-and-see approach over plans for the rest of the season.

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McConnell sees Irish racing return before UK

1st April 2020, 17:12

Irish trainer John McConnell believes racing will return in Ireland 'much sooner' than it will in Britain following the coronavirus pandemic.

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Horse Racing Ireland ends jumps season

1st April 2020, 17:11

Horse Racing Ireland have officially confirmed the end of the 2019-2020 jumps season, with none of the major fixtures to be rescheduled.

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Newmarket 'sensible' choice for racing return

31st March 2020, 16:41

Trainer Paul Tate says Newmarket could be the smart choice when it comes to selecting a venue for the return of horse racing.

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Henderson hopeful of Altior return to form

31st March 2020, 16:09

Trainer Nicky Henderson believes there are plenty more good days ahead for Altior despite a disappointing 2019-20 season.

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Mums Tipple set for Ascot trip

30th March 2020, 16:45

Trainer Richard Hannon has suggested Mums Tipple will be heading to Royal Ascot in June for a shot at the Commonwealth Cup.

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Randwick Championship Days reduce prize money

30th March 2020, 12:04

The scheduled Championship Days at Royal Randwick in Sydney next month will take place as it stands without spectators and for less prize money.

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May 1 return pencilled in

29th March 2020, 17:27

The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed they hope to return to action on May 1 after putting together a plan of action.

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Skelton buoyant on Shishkin future

29th March 2020, 14:44

Jockey Harry Skelton believes Shishkin could be a future star after his win at Cheltenham in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

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Pauling reflects on testing season

28th March 2020, 13:26

Trainer Ben Pauling admits it has been a testing season for his yard but he feels the future is looking bright, once racing returns.

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Marquand scores again Down Under

28th March 2020, 10:43

Jockey Tom Marquand was delighted with Holyfield's late turn of foot to land the Group Three Schweppervescence at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Virtual Grand National to be shown on ITV

27th March 2020, 17:14

ITV will broadcast the Virtual Grand National next weekend in the absence of the actual race, which has been postponed.

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Greatrex admits to 'really frustrating' period

27th March 2020, 15:52

Trainer Warren Greatrex has admitted the current break in horse racing due to the coronavirus outbreak has been "really frustrating".

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Enable team holding off making 2020 plans

26th March 2020, 17:21

Handlers of Enable have made it clear they will not be making any decisions on her future while the outlook for racing is so shrouded in uncertainty.

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Whip decision in racing deferr until a later date

26th March 2020, 17:14

The decision on the future use of the whip in racing has been postponed until after the coronavirus crisis is over.

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Racing suspended in Victoria

25th March 2020, 14:29

Racing Victoria boss Giles Thompson says action in the Australian state has been suspended until Friday due to Covid-19.

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Henderson optimstic over Buveur D'Air return

25th March 2020, 13:34

Nicky Henderson is optimistic about dual Cheltenham champion Buveur D'Air returning to action after suffering a freak injury.

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Patience is key for Bailey ahead of 2021 campaign

24th March 2020, 18:16

Trainer Kim Bailey says a patient approach will be crucial if he wants to run Vinndication in the 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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Cottin dreaming of Gold Cup with Easyland

24th March 2020, 14:23

Trainer David Cottin says Easyland could end up running in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in years to come after his win at this year's Festival.

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National hopes for Bob Mahler

23rd March 2020, 12:52

Bob Mahler's recent run at Cheltenham has put him in line for the 2021 Grand National, according to trainer Warren Greatrex.

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Greatrex excited about Emitom future

23rd March 2020, 12:24

Trainer Warren Greatrex believes Emitom proved he has what it takes to perform on the big stage after his Cheltenham Festival display.

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Dubai World Cup cancelled due to coronavirus

22nd March 2020, 18:37

The Dubai World Cup has been called off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fabre doubts chances of mid-April racing return

22nd March 2020, 11:42

Leading French trainer Andre Fabre doesn't expect racing to resume in France or elsewhere in Europe on April 15.

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Columbus County has outside chance - Callan

21st March 2020, 16:46

Jockey Neil Callan feels Columbus County is not without hope in Sunday's BMW Hong Kong Derby 2020 despite others having more appeal.

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Addeybb has connections buzzing

21st March 2020, 16:25

Connections were delighted with Addeybb's performance after he landed the Group One Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Haggas hopeful racing can cope

20th March 2020, 17:20

Trainer William Haggas has admitted racing is going through a "worrying time" but believes the sport will be able to cope.

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Champ can be future Gold Cup star - Geraghty

20th March 2020, 16:17

Barry Geraghty believes Champ could be a future Gold Cup contender after his heroics in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham last week.

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Burrows Saint among 97 entries for 150th Irish Grand National

19th March 2020, 17:36

Last year's winner Burrows Saint's name features on the list of 97 hopefuls for the 150th instalment of the Irish Grand National, set for 13 April.

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Virus break leaves jockeys 'vulnerable'

19th March 2020, 16:23

With British racing off until the end of April at the earliest, riders are likely to feel the pinch, the Professional Jockeys Association chief has warned.

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Classics could be rescheduled - Delloye

18th March 2020, 15:05

France Galop's chief executive Olivier Delloye admits this year's Classics may have to be run on different dates due to Covid-19.

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Lavelle confirms Paisley Park precautions

18th March 2020, 13:01

Trainer Emma Lavelle has confirmed Paisley Park will wear a heart monitor for training after a heart irregularity.

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UK racing suspended until end of April

17th March 2020, 13:09

Horse racing in the UK will be suspended from Wednesday until the end of April due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Grand National hat-trick still the Tiger Roll goal

17th March 2020, 11:33

Gordon Elliot feels the decision to cancel this year's Grand National was the correct call and says Tiger Roll will seek a third win in 2021.

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New date for Kentucky Derby

17th March 2020, 11:30

The Kentucky Derby will be held in September rather than May, according to unconfirmed reports.