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Royal Ascot, if it gets the go-ahead, will be behind closed doors

Ascot Racecourse has announced that for public health and safety reasons the difficult but unavoidable conclusion has been reached that Royal Ascot 2020 (16th - 20th June) will not be able to take place as an event open to the public. The...

British jump racing postponed until July

The BHA has announced that there will be no jump racing in the UK before the 1st of July. BUt flat racing might start in May.  This decision was made following an initial proposal from the National Trainers Federation (NTF),...
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List of runners for 2020 Virtual Aintree Grand National

We will have the list of runners and betting for the 2020 Virtual English Grand National due to the race been called off due to coronavirus. The race will be shown live on ITV on Saturday 4th April at 5pm Number,...

Fairyhouse and Punchestown Festivals cancelled as National Hunt season ends

The Board of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) in response to the need to provide as much clarity as possible to the racing industry agreed on Wednesday to close the 2019/2020 National Hunt season immediately, meaning the Fairyhouse Easter Festival...
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What the Cheltenham Festival 2020 Taught Us About the Future of Irish Racing

At the Cheltenham Festival 2020, race fans were treated to a typically outstanding spectacle of the best National Hunt horses in the world taking each other on ‘hoof to hoof’. It was once again a fantastic four days for Irish...

The Greatness of Galileo by Paul Rhodes

With the announcement last week that all Irish horse racing is behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, followed by confirmation that all racing in Britain is cancelled until at least the end of April, horse racing fans may...

Dubai World Cup 2020 Cancelled

The Dubai World Cup Organising Committee has announced the cancellation of this year’s Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan Racecourse, scheduled for Saturday 28th March, due to the ongoing health implications of the coronavirus and precautionary measures being implemented...

Dubai World Cup night on Saturday 28th March to comprise of 6 Group 1s...

The racecard for the 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday 28th March will be comprised of nine races – six Group 1s and three Group 2s, with the day’s racing worth a total...

2019 winner Burrows Saint among 97 entries for 2020 BoyleSports Irish Grand National

Last year’s BoyleSports Irish Grand National hero Burrows Saint, who gave champion National Hunt trainer Willie Mullins his first victory in the contest, is among the 97 entries for the €500,000 showpiece at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday, April 13. The...

Confirmed Irish racing fixtures up to 29th March

The Horse Racing Ireland list of fixtures up to and including Sunday March 29, which will be shown live on Racing TV, is as follows: Friday 20 Dundalk (afternoon) Saturday 21 Thurles Sunday 22 Downpatrick Monday 23 Naas (from Sunday March 22) Tuesday 24...

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Royal Ascot, if it gets the go-ahead, will be behind closed doors

Ascot Racecourse has announced that for public health and safety reasons the difficult but unavoidable conclusion has been reached that Royal Ascot 2020 (16th -...

Free live Sport on Wednesday – Watch ‘Darts At Home’ at 7:30pm

Free live Sport on Wednesday - Watch 'Darts At Home' at 7:30pm Fans will be able to enjoy PDC stars in live darts action...

‘Ryder Cup won’t happen without fans’ – Padriag Harrington

Team Europe captain Padraig Harrington says the "common consensus" is that the Ryder Cup competition, scheduled to take place from 25-27 Sept 2020 at Whistling Straits...

What does the Premier League suspension mean for UK bookmakers??

COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the lives of many people around the world. People’s daily lives have changed drastically over the past...