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Racing urges workers with Covid-19 to come forward to keep sport going

Reports of possible coronavirus cases in racing’s workforceBHA: ‘Come forward, so we can keep the show on the road’Racing’s ruling body is aware of possible Covid-19 cases in the sport’s workforce and issued a plea for anyone affected to come forward i…

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Supremacy wins Middle Park Stakes to continue Clive Cox’s excellent run

• Supremacy holds off challenge of favourite Lucky Vega• Winner now 8-1 favourite for Commonwealth Cup next JuneClive Cox’s excellent form with his team of juveniles in 2020 stepped up to a new level here on Saturday as Supremacy stayed on strongly thr…

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Talking Horses: Gosden says self-help is the way forward in Covid crisis

The trainer is not in accord with the BHA, which has appealed for ‘direct financial support’ to get the sport through the winterJohn Gosden saddled a winner here on Thursday and then spoke about the “grim outlook” for racing as it absorbs the news that…

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Talking Horses: mystery of cocaine horse set to remain unsolved

Phoenix Thoroughbreds claimed drug would not have affected Walk In The Sun’s performance but panel says it is ‘pointless’ speculating how it got there The troubled Phoenix Thoroughbreds racing operation claimed that cocaine found in the system of one o…

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Talking Horses: mystery of cocaine horse set to remain unsolved

Phoenix Thoroughbreds claimed drug would not have affected Walk In The Sun’s performance but panel says it is ‘pointless’ speculating how it got there The troubled Phoenix Thoroughbreds racing operation claimed that cocaine found in the system of one o…

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Talking Horses: Racing’s slow return to normal under threat of lockdown

Warwick welcomed crowds back but the next big test at Newmarket depends on whether the government announces new restrictionsIt felt almost like a normal midweek day at the races here on Monday as Warwick opened its new season in front of around 500 rac…

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Talking Horses: Sting in tail for Dreal Deal team after amazing win

Potential racing fans are put off by outcomes that essentially pulp the form book like Saturday’s remarkable gambleNever mind Nahaarr finishing the Ayr Gold Cup like he had been fired from a cannon, the most jaw-dropping race of the weekend was at Nava…

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Nahaarr wins Ayr Gold Cup to give Marquand another Saturday success

Jockey triumphs again a week after taking St Leger7-2 favourite passes Spanish City with two yards to spareFrom a seemingly impossible position, Nahaarr swooped to win the Ayr Gold Cup under an inspired Tom Marquand, who is becoming every Saturday punt…

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Talking Horses: reformed Dawson on track, plus tips on Ayr Gold Cup day

The former alcoholic has turned his life around and the in-form jockey is chasing glory in Saturday’s big race with Spanish CityThere are records that can map the progress of a racing career, and others that can stop one in its tracks. In 2012, Ray Daw…

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Talking Horses: reformed Dawson on track, plus tips on Ayr Gold Cup day

The former alcoholic has turned his life around and the in-form jockey is chasing glory in Saturday’s big race with Spanish CityThere are records that can map the progress of a racing career, and others that can stop one in its tracks. In 2012, Ray Daw…

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Talking Horses: frustration after false Covid link with Doncaster trial

No contrition from Welsh health minister, who stated on Wednesday that a cluster of cases were linked with trip to racesFrustration was vented by senior racing officials on Thursday after a claim by a Welsh government minister, linking last week’s one-…

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Talking Horses: Warwick racecourse to host fans for jumps season opener

A maximum of 474 spectators will be welcomed back on Monday but there will be no tickets on general saleWarwick racecourse will stage its first jumps meeting of the new season on Monday with a maximum of 474 spectators in attendance, after its pilot to…

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Talking Horses: trainer caught out by pictures on stable’s Twitter feed

A member of the public complained to racing’s ruling body that Phil Kirby’s staff were shown riding without body protectorsThe power of social media lies not only with the tweeter, as one trainer found when photographs posted online by his business wer…

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Talking Horses: ‘mothball’ risk for Chester if crowds not back in 2021

Popular track would be unable to race next year if doing it without spectators was the only option, says chief executiveAfter an absorbing weekend of top-quality races around Europe, Monday morning brings a sharp reminder that the sport is in the depth…

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Mogul and Anthony Van Dyck prosper in Paris for Aidan O’Brien

Trainer beaten by his two sons in Group Ones at CurraghMogul beats field including the Derby winner SerpentineOn an afternoon when his sons, Joseph and Donnacha, eclipsed him at the Curragh, Aidan O’Brien prospered in Paris on Sunday as Mogul landed th…

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Replacement jockey Tom Marquand wins St Leger on Galileo Chrome

Shane Crosse ruled out of ride on winner after positive testFirst Group One and first Classic victory for MarquandGalileo Chrome, whose intended jockey, Shane Crosse, was unable to travel to Britain after testing positive for coronavirus, gave his repl…

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Talking Horses: Hukum can pull off Classic first for Burrows in St Leger

The trainer went close in the 2,000 Guineas of 2016 with Massaat but he can finally have a day to remember at DoncasterHaving so nearly become a Classic-winning trainer in his first season, Owen Burrows can get there in his fifth. His Massaat went clos…

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Talking Horses: Indigo Girl crashes in Guineas betting after may Hill romp

Indigo Girl is the new second-favourite for next year’s 1,000 Guineas after a convincing success in the May Hill Stakes Indigo Girl, a full-sister to the Group One-winning Journey, is the new second-favourite for next year’s 1,000 Guineas after an ulti…

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Talking Horses: BHA ban Phoenix Thoroughbreds from British racing

The British racecourse career of the Phoenix racing operation may be over after the BHA banned it from having runners hereThe British racecourse career of the troubled Phoenix Thoroughbreds racing operation may finally be over after the British Horsera…

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Talking Horses: fears for return of crowds after new Covid restriction

The first racegoers allowed into a track since March will be turning up at Doncaster but the outlook is newly gloomyTuesday’s late news about tightening coronavirus restrictions came just in time to sour the return of racegoers to a British racecourse….