- Horse Racing
Parish Hall to miss Irish Guineas & Derby
Parish Hall is a late withdrawal from Saturday's Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh due to a leg infection.
The colt, who was the favourite for the Irish Guineas, will also miss next week's Derby at Epsom.
"It's not a very pleasant experience getting so close to the race," Jim Bolger, husband of Parish Hall's owner Jackie, said. "He's picked up a leg infection but at this stage I've no idea how long it will keep him off for.
"I'd imagine I will have a better idea by Wednesday or Thursday. This rules out Epsom as well."
Parish Hall won the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket last season.