Talking Horses: Eyes could be drawn off-track for this year’s Classics

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Potential attendance from Sheikh Mohammed and The Queen may see Flat racedays receive global attention

The Classic generation does not have the racing stage to itself for long, but the few weeks between the Guineas and Derby meetings, when the Newmarket Classics are followed by a fortnight of Epsom trials and the best three-year-olds rise to the top, are as good as it gets for many fans of the Flat.

And this time around, it will not be just the sport’s devotees who sit up and take notice as the springtime cycle starts to turn once again. At Newmarket this weekend and at Epsom in early June in particular, there could be faces in the stands attracting far more attention – and on a global scale – than the horses and riders on the track.

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Written by Greg Wood
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2022/apr/25/talking-horses-eyes-could-be-drawn-off-track-classics-queen-sheikh-mohammed under the title “Talking Horses: Eyes could be drawn off-track for this year’s Classics”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.