This year’s Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association National Hunt Awards evening is to be held virtually later this month on Wednesday, August 26.

Following the cancellation of the dinner in May due to restrictions during the coronavirus lockdown, the annual event moves to an online platform and will be hosted by Nick Luck.

Beginning at 7pm, breeders, owners, trainers and enthusiasts are invited to join Luck as he announces the winners of the 14 awards and conducts live interviews during the ceremony.

To register, please contact the TBA office on 01638 661321 or email for the registration link.

Nine entered for Prix Jacques le Marois

Circus Maximus and 2,000 Guineas hero Kameko feature among nine entries in contention for Sunday’s Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville.

The pair were last seen finishing second and fourth behind Mohaather in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.

Also entered is Group 1 heroine Alpine Star, runner-up to Fancy Blue in the Prix de Diane, St James’s Palace Stakes hero Palace Pier and Persian King.

Today’s racing

Salisbury’s nine-race card today features the Listed Upavon Fillies’ Stakes. Twelve runners will go to post in the 1m2f event.

That number includes the Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained Bharani Star, who looks set to be one of the last runners in the UK for Phoenix Thoroughbreds after the decision to cease racing interests in this country was announced on Tuesday.

The Queen’s homebred Award Scheme is perhaps the standout in the field having won her last two starts, including her most recent at Yarmouth by an impressive five lengths.

There are also Flat meetings from Bath, Hamilton and Leopardstown while Tramore hosts a mixed card of Flat and jump racing.