Gowran Park racecourse manager Eddie Scally says he’s hopeful of seeing crowds back in at the local track in July.
As part of test events, the government will let a limited number of spectators into the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Derby Festival in the Curragh on Friday 25th June.
Gowran Park will host a flat meeting on Saturday 24th of July which Eddie is eyeing up for a return of spectators.
Eddie says the test events are a step in the right direction.
“It’s absolutely brilliant news as well, it’s kind of some form of normality coming back to it so, with a bit of luck, I don’t know what the number will be yet, I would assume a venue the size of the Curragh should be comfortably able to cater for two, three or four thousand people,” said Eddie.
“That will be the first step on the block, we’ve racing in July in Gowran Park and I’m hopeful at that stage that we’ll be allowed to have some spectators back in on the track with everything going right and fingers crossed we’ll all keep going in that direction” he added.