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Stradivarius ready for speed test in Coronation Cup

A small but select field has been assembled for the Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup at Newmarket on Friday. The mile-and-a-half showpiece has been switched from its traditional home of Epsom due to the impact of the coronavirus shutdown on the regular calendar, but has still attracted a top-class field, including Ascot Gold Cup hero Stradivarius. Source: Read Full Article

Pick your women's world T20 XI: Who makes your team?

You’ve picked your men’s world Test XI. Now it’s time for your women’s world Twenty20 side. Australia have long dominated in the format, winning the five of the past six World T20 tournaments, so will Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry and Megan Schutt make up the core of your side? Or will England’s Nat Sciver, teenage India star Shafali Verma and West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor make the cut? Pick your team

Horse racing live stream and TV coverage: How to watch Newcastle and Kempton races

Horse racing is back after the government granted permission for elite sport to resume in England. The British Horseracing Authority set out a comprehensive set of protocols to allow the sport to return behind closed doors following the coronavirus shutdown. Racing will utilise a three-stage screening process in order to comply with the government guidelines. Those at the course will undergo medical checks before departure and on arrival, with social

Newcastle and Kempton horse racing tips from Newsboy

ST GALLEN found a new lease of life over hurdles for Olly Murphy and it would be no surprise to see him do likewise on the Flat. The ex-Irish gelding scored at Market Rasen and Kelso before a below-par run in the valuable Summer Handicap Hurdle at the former track last July and has room for manoeuvre with his current mark back on the level. He is the NAP selection

County cricket: Player wage cuts extended into June and July, PCA confirms

County cricketers will continue to take pay cuts of up to 20% in June and July, the Professional Cricketers’ Association has confirmed. Salaries have been reduced since April and some players have been furloughed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The domestic season has been postponed until at least 1 August. Options for playing first-class and limited-overs competitions later in the summer will be presented to the England and Wales Cricket

Stradbroke Handicap: Dawn Passage primed to defy 27 years of history

Trainer Adrian Bott is adamant racing twice in a week won’t be an issue for boom colt Dawn Passage in the Group 1 $350,000 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Dawn Passage only secured a Stradbroke start – and race favouritism – with his win last weekend in the Fred Best Classic. But Bott, who trains in partnership with Gai Waterhouse, said Dawn Passage has been prepared specifically

Palmer insists racing ready for Covid-19 protocols ahead of restart

‘Our levels of hygiene have been incredibly high… extra level of checks is a little hardship not a large one’: Hugo Palmer believes horse racing is well equipped to take strict Covid-19 protocols in its stride as racing restarts on Monday at Newcastle Horse racing is set to return to action on Monday at the Newcastle racecourse The event will be run without spectators and owners under strict new protocols 

BHA chief Nick Rust reveals there is a huge re-building job

‘There is a tough battle ahead’: British Horseracing Authority chief Nick Rust reveals there is a huge re-building job to be done after the financial damage of a near three-month shutdown BHA Chief Executive Nick Rush says there is much work to do for horseracing  Racing has been given the green light to return at Newcastle on Monday Rust is concerned about the financial impact the shutdown will have on

Anthony Van Dyck among entries for Coronation Cup

Last year’s Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck features among 11 entries for Friday’s Coronation Cup at Newmarket. The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt failed to add to his Epsom victory last term, but he did notch up three more Group One places, including when third in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. Source: Read Full Article

Murphy snapped up for Millisle ride

Oisin Murphy will ride Millisle for the first time in the Qipco 1000 Guineas. The champion jockey has picked up the plum mount on the Jessica Harrington-trained Group One winner as regular rider Shane Foley would be required to quarantine for 14 days back in Ireland should he travel to Newmarket. Source: Read Full Article