Ireland’s jockeys are set to  return to the track on Monday, with horse racing there becoming the latest in a growing list of events globally to resume after a sudden halt in March as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

In the past two weeks football fans have had options besides the Belarus league, which briefly became  the world’s most watched. Germany’s Bundesliga returned in the middle of May and Portugal last week, with Benni McCarthy’s former team Porto resuming its annual fight with Benfica for top honours...

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