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Crowds Only Slightly Down At Cheltenham

The Cheltenham Festival has ended with more than 250,000 people attending over the four days despite the coronavirus crisis. The crowds were slightly down on last year with the meeting going ahead despite many other sports in Britain barring public attendance. Scottish and Irish racing jurisdictions have announced spectator-free racing. Cheltenham chief Ian Renton admitted[...]
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Oscar Stays The Distance At Cheltenham

The Rebecca Curtis-trained Lisnagar Oscar has claimed an upset win in the Stayer’s Hurdle at Cheltenham. The seven-year-old won the feature on the third day of the famous four-day jumps festival which has attracted large, although slightly smaller than usual, crowds despite other sports being closed to spectators over coronavirus concerns. Lisnagar Oscar was sent[...]
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BHA To Liaise With Government Over Virus

The British Horseracing Authority will continue to liaise with the government over the threat of coronavirus ahead of the famous Cheltenham Festival. With the four-day jumps meeting a week away, four more people have been diagnosed with the virus in England, bringing Britain’s number of cases to 40. Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said[...]
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