It’s understood Irish racing will not be allowed to resume behind closed doors until June 29th.
That is stage three of the Government’s road map to ease the lock down. However Horse Racing Ireland has outlined that they wish to engage with the government in hope of having the restrictions lifted earlier than scheduled in the roadmap.
Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland said:
“Prior to March 24, race fixtures were among the last group of Tier 2 commercial activities to continue with ten fixtures staged safely behind closed doors with only key personnel permitted on site. Horse Racing Ireland’s Covid-19 protocols which were in place for those fixtures have been further strengthened in the meantime and we feel that the industry can safely resume sooner rather than later and will continue to engage with Government on that basis.”