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Cheltenham cited Boris Johnson’s rugby outing as a reason for Festival go-ahead

Racecourse wrote to local council before last month’s meetingGrowing concern over fixture go-ahead in coronavirus pandemic The organisers of the Cheltenham Festival cited the presence of Boris Johnson at an international rugby match shortly before the …

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Talking Horses: seeking a venue for a Derby behind closed doors

Epsom, home of the Derby for centuries, would not be the right place to stage the Classic if spectators are not allowedCould the Derby take place somewhere other than Epsom? The starting pistol has been fired on that discussion by a piece in the Racing…

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Talking Horses: seeking a venue for a Derby behind closed doors

Epsom, home of the Derby for centuries, would not be the right place to stage the Classic if spectators are not allowedCould the Derby take place somewhere other than Epsom? The starting pistol has been fired on that discussion by a piece in the Racing…

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Royal Ascot will be behind closed doors if getting go-ahead in June

Ascot considers unprecedented move for social highlight Classics in limbo as new dates sought for Guineas and DerbyAscot has announced this year’s Royal meeting will be held behind closed doors “for public health and safety reasons”, if it goes ahead a…

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Talking Horses: a win for the north as Brian Hughes is champion jockey

Hard-working and admired rider from Armagh was told the news while celebrating his child’s first birthdayThree weeks after horse racing in Britain was stopped by the coronavirus, the authorities have confirmed that Brian Hughes is champion jockey for t…

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Talking Horses: Virtual Grand National generates £2.6m for NHS after 4.8m tune in

Bookmakers will donate to NHS Charities Together as viewing figures for the Virtual National reached a peak of 4.8mBookmakers will donate profits of more than £2.6m to NHS Charities Together after Saturday’s Virtual Grand National, which was “won” by t…

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Loss of Grand National leaves £500m hole in racing’s balance sheet

Aintree owners are not expected to set new dateBookies set to miss out on turnover of around £400mAny faint hope British racing would follow the lead of its Irish counterpart and attempt to stage its Grand National in the autumn has been swiftly exting…

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Tiger Roll avatar foiled as Potters Corner triumphs in Virtual Grand National

Millions watch Potters Corner ‘complete’ National double Tiger Roll fourth as viewers tune in for ITV simulationPotters Corner ‘won’ the Virtual Grand National, a computer simulation broadcast by ITV on Saturday evening in place of the race itself, whi…

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Virtual Grand National 2020 – live!

Talking Horses: millions will tune in for ITV’s VGN1977 Grand National: Red Rum pulls off historic trebleAnd you can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 5.26pm BST Grand National: Burrows Saint and Rachael Blackmore take the lead, carrying my fiver with…

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Grand National 1977: Red Rum goes for historic treble – live!

Relive the coverage of Aintree’s world famous steeplechaseTalking Horses: millions will tune in for Virtual National 2.20pm BST 2.20pm So could it be a big day for raiders from across the Irish Sea? Monksfield takes on Night Nurse in our next race at 2…

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Talking Horses: millions will tune in for ITV’s Virtual Grand National

The strict UK lockdown means that this virtual race could pull in more viewers than the actual Aintree spectacular couldAround lunchtime on Saturday, somebody somewhere will hit “enter” on their keyboard and, a fraction of a second and many millions of…

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Talking Horses: roll up for our answer to the Grand National mystery

What would have happened at Aintree on Saturday if the great race had gone ahead? We’ll give an answer at 3pm…It’s a tricky beast, this Virtual Grand National which so many of us will watch on Saturday (ITV, 5pm). Because of our reduced circumstances…

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Cheltenham faces criticism after racegoers suffer Covid-19 symptoms

Jockey Club insists decision to go ahead in line with guidanceAndrew Parker Bowles and Charlie Austin show symptomsCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe Jockey Club, the owner of the Cheltenham Festival, has defended its de…

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Fears for animal welfare as first Australian state bans horse and dog racing amid coronavirus crisis

Tasmania ban comes as other states quietly try to make arrangements to house thousands of furloughed racehorses in the event of a national ban Tasmania has banned horse and greyhound racing “effective immediately” in the latest wave of shutdowns intend…

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Talking Horses: Punchestown Festival scrapped to bring end to jumps season

Punchestown and Irish Grand National will not be rearrangedWillie Mullins and Paul Townend take champions’ awardsIrish racing bowed to the inevitable on Wednesday with an announcement that the five-day Punchestown Festival, which was due to open on 28 …

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Talking Horses: Newton Abbot feels pinch from ‘cruel hand’ of coronavirus

Enchanting jumps course on Devon’s Riviera line could be biggest victim of racing’s suspension Newton Abbot is one of British racing’s great delights: a small, independent jumps course a short walk from a station on the famous Riviera line from Exeter …

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Talking Horses: Peter Beaumont hailed as among last of his kind

Tributes paid as Yorkshire trainer who won Cheltenham Gold Cup and three Irish Gold Cups dies aged 85Peter Beaumont has been hailed as among of the last of his kind, following the Gold Cup-winning trainer’s death on Monday morning at the age of 85. Bas…

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Talking Horses: Richard Hannon counts blessings and plots way back for racing

The champion trainer hopes racing can resume with a condensed schedule but knows he is luckier than manyThis would normally be the start of a very busy few months for Richard Hannon, whose two big stables near Salisbury Plain are home to lots of fast, …

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BHA putting plans in place for 1 May resumption of racing if permitted

Flat all-weather racing could be first to resume actionBHA cuts monthly budget by £1m during lockdownThe British Horseracing Authority’s overall plan to steer the sport and industry through the coronavirus pandemic became much clearer in the space of a…

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From the archive: The Joy of Six — Great Grand National moments

From the agony of Crisp to Foinavon’s 100-1 win, here are half a dozen memorable milestones in the story of Aintree’s showpieceMemory Lane: a history of the Grand National in picturesThis article was originally published in April 2009 Continue reading….