Derby Day 2020

Posted by abi On June 30, 2020

The Oaks and the Derby at Epsom – two of British racing’s five Classics – are taking place on the same day for the first time this week on Saturday 4 July. The 1m4f Edpsom Derby will take place a month later than usual, after both Royal Ascot and the Irish Derby, because of the […]

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Royal Ascot 2020 Is Underway

Posted by abi On June 17, 2020

Royal Ascot is underway this year, and a bumper programme will feature 36 races over five days from Tuesday 16 June through to Saturday 20 June. But for the first time in its 250+ year history, Royal Ascot will take part behind closed doors following government advice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, since […]

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And They Are Off 2020 Newmarket Guineas

Posted by abi On June 4, 2020

Racing in Britain having been suspended for 76 days since 17th March starts again this week. With flat racing’s first two Classics, the 2,000 Guineas betting and 1,000 Guineas betting rounding off the action at Newmarket at the weekend. The Qipco-sponsored 2,000 Guineas is a race open to both colts and fillies with the Qipco […]

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Coronavirus Throws A Wonky Ball At British Rugby

Posted by edd On May 22, 2020

Like most other sports, Premiership Rugby is starting to talk about how to resume rugby safely, with players and staff welfare at the heart of any decision making. However the RFU has warned there is “still significant work to do” before any date is confirmed. The Rugby Players’ Association has also said that “no players, […]

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Bundesliga Return After Covid-19 Shutdown

Posted by abi On May 13, 2020

Chancellor Angela Merkel recently announced that competitive football is allowed to restart in Germany on Saturday 16 May. So the Bundesliga betting and Bundesliga 2 are set to be the first of five of Europe’s top domestic leagues European leagues to restart following the coronavirus shutdown. In preparation the league has drawn up a detailed […]

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NRL Coronavirus Update

Posted by abi On May 7, 2020

Following news that Australia seems to have got a handle on the Covid-19 virus and with travel restriction easing, NRL players have rejoined their clubs this week. The RLPA has agreed a pay deal with the NRL and players will return to training on Wednesday with contact work and size of groups limited to 10. […]

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AFL Coronavirus Update

Posted by edd On May 7, 2020

It may be the other side of the world, but football has been brought to a standstill in Australia too. The 2020 Toyota AFL premiership season was officially suspended after the completion of round one due to the global pandemic. This suspension will run until 31 May when it will be reviewed accordingly to Government […]

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Howzat-All Cricket On Hold This Season

Posted by abi On May 1, 2020

Despite Boris Johnson promising light at the end of a long tunnel, for British cricket that light is not looking too bright at the moment. As the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announces no professional cricket will be played in England and Wales until at least 1 July due to the global coronavirus pandemic, […]

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More Countries Announce Suspension of Leagues

Posted by edd On April 29, 2020

Unfortunately this week any light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel seems to be slowly extinguishing as more countries have abandoned leagues this week and the announcement from FIFA’s chief doctor against restarting the suspended 2019-2020 season. Despite the hopes and recent news that the French football governing body had met recently and voted […]

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Football Uncertainty Across Europe

Posted by edd On April 26, 2020

In these challenging times most football across Europe has been suspended due to continued spread of coronavirus, including all the top flight leagues. However as light slowly appears at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel, different countries have different approaches as to how football might start to be played again. Currently the European outlook for […]

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