Storm Eunice has already put a stop to a race meet today, with Dundalk being postponed until Monday.
Locally the big question is, will Gowran Park’s Connolly Red Mills day go ahead?
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Last year saw the Red Mills Day postponed twice due to waterlogging, but park manager Eddie Scally seems quite hopeful his track will get to experience the sold-out event tomorrow.
“The weather last night in Gowran Park wasn’t too bad. It wouldn’t have affected us racing-wise if we were racing this morning, the track is still fit to race and everything is fine there. I’m not hugely worried, I suppose about rainfall.
“The one thing that the concern is at the moment is the winds. So we just have to watch it as the storm tracks passed us.”
“At the moment everything will be OK for racing and the storm they are telling us is going to hit Gordon Park around 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM. “
“So we just keep an eye on that during the day and see what damage it does, if any, and then it’s a case of how quick we can repair after the damage, and that’s what would be really the big call for racing tomorrow. “
“But I think at the moment I’m quite positive and I’m going to stay positive and hopefully, that will be the case, but I would advise people to just keep an eye on it on updates today and early tomorrow morning as well, just to confirm that everything is going ahead as planned, but at the moment fingers crossed everything is good for Redmond day in Gorham Park tomorrow. “