The fixture list proposed by the BHA since the resumption of racing has been very unusual for racing fans with a lot of the main races throughout the year all crammed in together making for a superb spectacle.
With that in mind, two more races that were supposed to go ahead whilst we the country was in lockdown have now been rescheduled.
The Dante Stakes and Musidora Stakes that act as trials fo the Derby and the Oaks at Epsom will be run after the Classics on July 9th this year.
The two races will still take place at York but instead of trainers using it as a preparation run for the two prestigious Group Ones, handlers can use it for the horses that may have not been good enough to race at Epsom.
(Credit At The Races) An update to trainers from the cross-industry Resumption of Racing Group said: “In order to ensure the ongoing education of our top-class 3yos, the Dante and Musidora will also be run at York on July 9, despite the fact that they will obviously not be acting as Derby/Oaks trials this year but will simply be Group Two and Group Three targets (respectively) in their own right.”
On the same day as the Dante will be run we will also see the start of the July festival at Newmarket with three days of superb action.
Other big race news sees the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot remains in its scheduled slot of July 25 with Enable likely to head there for a crack at a third win in the race.
Another update from next week sees race entries extended to 14 from the original 12 set by the BHA with the resumption of the sport.