Racing: Lingfield will stage third Sunday meeting

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THE Jockey Club yesterday sanctioned a third Sunday race meeting following the experiments at Doncaster and Cheltenham last year. The meeting, which will be a mixture of Flat and National Hunt, turf and all-weather, will be held at Lingfield on 1 August.

Richard Dunwoody's hopes of holding Peter Scudamore in the jockeys' championship were dealt a blow yesterday when he was forced to give up riding because of a broken bone in his hand. Dunwoody, 15 winners ahead of Scudamore, sustained the injury in a fall at Uttoxeter on Saturday. He had continued to ride but gave up further mounts after the pain became unbearable during the first race at Fontwell.

Richard Guest has conceded that the leg he shattered in a fall last November will not be fit enough to allow him to partner Romany King in the Grand National on Saturday week. The ride goes to Adrian Maguire.