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We're back! Racing Post to resume printing to celebrate the return of racing

The Racing Post, the daily newspaper dedicated to horseracing, will resume publication of its print edition on Monday, June 1, to coincide with the resumption of British racing.

The daily title will return for sale across Britain and Ireland as racing becomes the first mainstream professional sport to return to action behind closed doors – with the action in Ireland scheduled to follow suit on June 8.

To the delight of fans, punters and racing professionals, the sport resumes after a more than two-month shutdown with an action-packed schedule, beginning at Newcastle on Monday and quickly ramping up in quality and intensity.

The sport's first Group 1 meeting is on Friday, June 5 at Newmarket, which then hosts the 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas on Saturday and Sunday in a Classic crescendo to the opening week.

The Irish Guineas are on June 12 and 13, while Royal Ascot – taking place behind closed doors but still awash with top-quality racing – begins on June 16.

The Racing Post will have coverage of every race at every meeting from the revised schedule as well as in-depth interviews with racing's biggest names, betting advice from renowned tipsters Paul Kealy and Tom Segal, and features on the resumption, spearheaded by the words of the inimitable multi-award-winning writer Alastair Down.

Joining the daily publication on the return of racing will be Racing Post weekly publications, the Racing Post Weekender and the Racing and Football Outlook.

Discussing the return of the Racing Post, editor Tom Kerr said: "It's been an incredibly difficult two months for all those involved with racing on these shores. The temporary halt in production of the newspaper in March was something no-one could have predicted earlier in the year but I'm delighted to say we are coming back better than ever.

"The team at Racing Post is prepared for the resumption of racing, and although it will be in a new world to the one it left behind we're excited to be part of it.

"It's been a pleasure to work with the talented team here on the plans for bringing the print newspaper back – no small task under the current circumstances – and I can't wait to get my hands on that first print edition.

"We all love newspapers, and we know that for many of our customers there's no substitute to the feel and experience of a print Racing Post as their daily guide to this great sport.

"We're going to have all of our old favourites back in the paper again, but we've also got a few surprises up our sleeve which we hope will delight readers old and new."

Read more:

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Published on 26 May 2020Last updated 09:46, 26 May 2020