Dog day evening

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There is no horse racing in the country tomorrow but Britain is still going to the dogs, writes Ian Davies.

The British Greyhound Racing Board yesterday stressed that tomorrow night's meetings will go ahead. All horse racing and the afternoon greyhound meetings scheduled for tomorrow have been called off in respect for the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. However, Geoffrey Thomas, the BGRB chief executive, said: "Greyhound racing should offer those wishing to go out on Saturday night the opportunity to do so."

Britain's challenge for Sunday's Moyglare Stud Stakes in Ireland was reduced to just Bahr yesterday when Crazee Mental was ruled out of the Group One race. Derek Haydn Jones, her trainer, pulled his filly out because she has not fully recovered from the injury that denied her a run in the Lowther Stakes.

A maximum of nine will contest Sunday's mile Group One Prix du Moulin de Longchamp after the defection of Deadly Dudley and Titus Livius.

Mick Fitzgerald was stood down for seven days yesterday after being knocked unconscious at Fontwell.

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