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Ireland Prepared For Racing To Resume

Irish authorities believe they are well-equipped to handle any restrictions when racing resumes. Horse Racing Ireland had hoped to continue racing behind closed doors during the coronavirus crisis until the government ordered a shutdown earlier this week in line with Britain. There were 10 meetings held in Ireland after Britain closed down and the HRI[...]
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Irish Racing Among Sports Cancelled

Racing in Ireland has been cancelled for at least a month along with all other sports during the coronavirus crisis. The Flat season got underway earlier this week with the public locked out but the Irish government said it would be off until at least April 19. Racing in Britain was suspended from last Wednesday,[...]
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British Horse Races Set To Lock Out Fans

British horse racing meetings will continue but without spectators until at least the end of March, the British Horseracing Authority says. Last week’s Cheltenham Festival went ahead as planned with around 60,000 fans on the course each day, despite most other sports shutting down because of the coronavirus crisis. “Racecourses and racing yards are embedded[...]
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Crowds Only Slightly Down At Cheltenham

The Cheltenham Festival has ended with more than 250,000 people attending over the four days despite the coronavirus crisis. The crowds were slightly down on last year with the meeting going ahead despite many other sports in Britain barring public attendance. Scottish and Irish racing jurisdictions have announced spectator-free racing. Cheltenham chief Ian Renton admitted[...]
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Donnacha O’Brien Trains First Winner

Donnacha O’Brien has trained his first winner with Flower Garland successful in a maiden at Dundalk. The 21-year-old is the son of champion trainer Aidan O’Brien and younger brother of jockey-turned trainer Joseph O’Brien. He brought his relatively short but successful riding career to an end in November last year, having been crowned champion jockey[...]
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