After Sandown’s Friday meeting was abandoned, the G2 Mile and G3 Gordon Richards S. will be rescheduled for the QIPCO Guineas Festival from May 5-7, the British Horseracing Authority confirmed on Friday.
The Mile will be run on Friday, May 5, while the Gordon Richards S. joins the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas card on Sunday, May 7. Purses for the two races will also be affected, with the Mile set to be worth £80,000, and the Gordon Richards to be contested at £45,000. The Horserace Betting Levy Board’s original contribution of £52,000 across both races will be maintained and the rest of the prize-money is being provided by the BHA. Previous entries and declarations will be cancelled. All original entrants must re-enter if they wish to run, whilst the race is now open to all other eligible horses, whether they had previously entered or not. Both races will be re-opened to close at the normal six-day stage; noon on Saturday, Apr. 29 for the Mile and Monday, May 1 for the Gordon Richards.
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