Coronavirus latest: Hugo Palmer calls on racing to unite as Covid-19 crisis causes the sport to close down

CLASSIC-winning trainer Hugo Palmer has called on racing to unite as the coronavirus crisis deepens.

The industry was dealt a major blow on Tuesday with the announcement that all racing will be cancelled until the end of April, effective tomorrow.

That will likely put tremendous financial pressure on yards, jockeys and racecourses, while bookies expect to lose out on tens of millions.

But Palmer is confident that day-to-day operations in Newmarket, which is home to around 70 yards, will be unaffected in the short-term.

He told Sun Racing: “At the minute the general feeling in racing is that we are all in this together.

“There was a hope that racing could continue behind closed doors but that would only have lasted until one of the participants got sick.

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