Horse racing resumes in France on Monday having been suspended for nearly eight weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The sport returns behind closed doors with a meeting at ParisLongchamp.
A 10-race fixture, which begins at 09:55 BST, features last year’s French Derby winner Sottsass and the unbeaten Victor Ludorum.
British racing hopes to restart later this month, but will need approval from the government.
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Racing has continued without spectators, and with social-distancing protocols, at some tracks in the United States, Australia and Hong Kong.
Other sport in France remains suspended but racing has been given the all-clear after discussions with government officials.
The Godolphin-owned colt Victor Ludorum, the French 2,000 Guineas favourite trained by Andre Fabre, runs in the Prix de Fontainebleau.
Sottsass, in the Prix d’Harcourt, races for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget in his first outing since finishing third behind Waldgeist and Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in October.
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