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News that the Irish Coursing Club will be in the High Court on Friday for the hearing of an injunction to permit the remainder of the coursing season to take place is headline news on this week's Sporting Press. Also on the front page is Liam Dowling's Ballymac Kingdom, who won the Open 600 final at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night. One of the biggest highlights of last year was the English Derby victory of Deerjet Sydney and trainer Pat Buckley's daughter Emma talks about this great win in our On The Spot profile, by Jason Craddock. Looking ahead to the 2021 English Derby is Mark Sullivan in his British Scene column. Also in this week's paper, we have the top 20 owners, dog, and trainers for 2020, as well as a handy guide to the classic and feature events for 2021. On the coursing front, the action may be paused but there's great reading in Frank Kieran's interviews with trial stake winners Brian O'Brien and Derek Galvin; and we pay tribute to the late, great Pa Fitzgerald. Charlie Blanning's monthly column looks at the fascinating early days of racing in Northern Ireland and particularly at larger-than-life Hugh McAlevey. All this and more in this week's Sporting Press, on sale tomorrow, Thursday.