Gulf crisis plunges Flat racing calendar’s marquee events into uncertainty

• Fears that UAE-owned Godolphin may not line up in Qatar-sponsored races
• Qatari ruling family members have invested heavily in European racing

Senior executives in British racing are starting to consider the possibility that some of the Flat season’s marquee events might suffer directly as a result of the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf, in which some of the sport’s most powerful participants are on opposite sides.

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