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All the Group One contests at this year’s Royal  Ascot will be run for £250,000 (€278,000). Photograph; Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The huge impact that the two-and-a-half month suspension and the ongoing requirement to race behind closed doors will have on the sport’s balance shee(...)

Trainer Aidan Fogarty will run Forever In Dreams when racing resumes behind closed doors at Naas next Monday.

Forever In Dreams is one of the star names among a total of 236 entries for Monday’s meeting at Naas, which signals the resumption of racing in Irelan(...)

Ryan Moore wins on Arizona at the Curragh last year. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The prospect of a crammed classic schedule means Aidan O’Brien anticipates having to split his 2,000 Guineas and Derby prospects between Ireland and E(...)

Racing at Newcastle, England, in December 2018. File photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Newcastle is set to host the opening fixture if racing in Britain is able to resume as hoped behind closed doors on June 1st. Racing last took place (...)

 The British government’s Covid-19 Recovery Strategy pushed out any resumption there to next month.  Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

France looks like having Europe’s major racing stage to itself this month after confirmation that the sport cannot resume in Britain until June 1st at(...)

 Paul Townend rides Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup on the final day of last year’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph:  Getty Images

Tuesday 1.30 Skybet Supreme Novices Hurdle Abacadabras (G Elliott) 4-1 Asterion Forlonge (W Mullins) 5-2 Berkshire Royal (W Mullins) 33-1 Captain Gu(...)

 Barry Geraghty riding Defi Du Seuil (green) clear the last to win The Betfair Tingle Creek Chase from Un De Sceaux (blue) and Paul Townend at Sandown in December. Photograph:   Leo Mason/Popperfoto via Getty Images

Defi Du Seuil and Un De Sceaux are the two star names among five runners declared for the Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot. The Philip Hobbs(...)

 Nick Henderson’s Altior has not been seen in competitive action since suffering his first defeat in 20 starts over obstacles when runner-up to Cyrname  at Ascot in November.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Altior and Defi Du Seuil are two of eight entries for the Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot. Nicky Henderson’s Altior has not been seen in com(...)

Jockey Harry Cobden and trainer Paul Nicholls at Ascot on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Paul Nicholls knows better than anyone what will be required when he bids to add to his tally of 10 King George VI chases with Clan Des Obeaux and Cyr(...)

Magic Wand is as low as 9-1 behind the Japanese favourite, Lys Gracieux, for Saturday’s $5 million Cox Plate. Photograph: George Salpigtidis/Getty Images

For the second weekend in a row Ryan Moore will be on Group One duty in Australia for Aidan O’Brien when teaming up with Magic Wand in Saturday mornin(...)

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