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Guineas and Derby fixtures to be held later in the season

PA Sport 4:41pm, Tue 7 Apr 2020

Epsom, home of the Derby and Oaks (John Walton/PA) The first four Classics of the 2020 Flat campaign in Britain will be pushed back until later in the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jockey Club Racecourses, which owns both Newmarket, which hosts the 1000 and 2000 Guineas, and Epsom, the home of Derby and Oaks, has announced the fixtures will not take place on their scheduled dates in May and June.

Fine prospects waiting in wings for Sheikh Hamdan

PA Sport 3:29pm, Tue 7 Apr 2020

Hopes are high for Molatham this season (Tim Goode/PA) Angus Gold, racing manager to Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, is determined to remain positive during the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Sheikh Hamdan enjoyed a successful 2019 – with stars such as Battaash and Mustashry winning at the highest level and other leading lights, including Enbihaar, Elarqam and Investec Derby runner-up Madhmoon winning Pattern races.

Haggas pair in top form for latest Australian assignments

PA Sport 1:28pm, Tue 7 Apr 2020

Addeybb lines up at Randwick on Saturday (Mike Egerton/PA) Addeybb and Young Rascal are reported to be in top form ahead of their respective Group One assignments at Randwick on Saturday. The William Haggas-trained pair struck gold on their Australian debuts last month, with Addeybb landing a first top-level success in the Ranvet Stakes while Young Rascal prevailed in the Group Three Iron Jack N E Manion Cup.

Trainers quick to salute new champion Hughes

PA Sport 12:54pm, Tue 7 Apr 2020

Brian Hughes in full flight (Hannah Ali) Donald McCain and Nicky Richards have led a host of trainer tributes to newly-crowned champion jockey Brian Hughes. The 34-year-old was officially confirmed on Monday as the leading rider for the 2019/20 National Hunt season, after the coronavirus pandemic brought an abrupt end to the campaign last month.

Jonjo O’Neill Jr eager to kick on following conditional success

PA Sport 10:37am, Tue 7 Apr 2020

Jonjo O’Neill Jr has a bright future ahead (Paul Harding/PA) Jonjo O’Neill Jr is determined to keep improving after a breakthrough year that has seen him leap to the top of the conditional ranks. Now officially crowned champion conditional, the 22-year-old was well clear of the pack with a total of 61 winners when racing was shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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