Racing Post feels the draught

An early site of the Coronavirus' effect on racing-related organisations was highlighted this week when Spotlight Sports Group, owners of the Racing Post, announced that redundancies are an unavoidable consequence of the cessation of racing for over two months. As highlighted in the Guardian on June 8, the paper's owner is blaming loss of revenue during its 76 day hiatus from publishing a physical paper, although the digital version continued throughout. The Group commented in a note to staff, “Like many other companies, the Group is responding to the changed circumstances and loss of revenue resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. Changes such as a diminished racing and sporting programme and

Where else can I go Jump racing around the world? Part V - Australia

The giant continent that is Australia is mad keen on its racing. There are 400 racecourses across every state and Tasmania too, supporting over 30,000 horses in training. And recent British and Irish success in the world-famous Melbourne Cup has cemented focus in Northern Hemisphere owners and trainers on the riches available in Oz. Sadly though, Jump racing represents less than 2% of the racing available, limited only to races in South Australia and Victoria. Less than 200 horses are in training for Jumping, and truth be told, the sport is lucky not to have been shown the door in the past 10 years. Despite this, the main Jumping events are immensely popular, especially those with a long his

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