The restriction on over -70 s going racing will be lifted on
July 1 and two owners per horse will be permitted to participate in race meetings in Ireland from July20, under brand-new fresh protocols launched by Horse Racing Ireland on Thursday.
This easing of the constraints indicates that top trainers Jessica Harrington and Kevin Prendergast will be allowed to return to the track for the first time considering that the resumption of Irish racing.
The adjusted Covid-19 procedures come following Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s statement last Friday concerning the acceleration of constraints being raised, with the present health screening and temperature monitoring arrangements set to continue for all guests.
From Wednesday of next week, along with people over70 being enabled to attend fixtures, Irish premier handicaps in Ireland will be opened to global runners, in addition to all black-type races under both codes.
One agent of associations whose attendees are allowed to be at race conferences will be allowed, as well as increases from three to five in the number of reporters and professional photographers given permission to be on website.
Two owners, offered they adhere to pre-health screening and temperature examine arrival, will be allowed to participate in for their races from Monday July20 onwards.
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Racecourses will likewise at this moment be allowed to choose approximately five attendees, which might include sponsors, racecourse board or committee members, and socially distanced prize presentations for feature
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HRI chief executive Brian Kavanagh said:” Given that we resumed racing in Ireland on June 8, the level of care and compliance with the Covid-19 procedures has actually been excellent and is valued by the Covid-19 teams in Horse Racing Ireland and the IHRB.
” While we’re revealing some easing of the restrictions today, it is extremely important that everyone continues to adhere to the guidelines on the racecourse around social distancing and face masks, and the requirements around pre-health screening.”
” We are delighted happy be able to confirm today that owners will be permitted to return to the racecourse on July 20, with certain restrictionsConstraints
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“Owners play a key function in Irish racing and their loyalty throughout this difficult duration has been especially noteworthy, and from July20 two owners per horse will be allowed to access the racecourse to see their horse run.”
” We are working with racecourses around providing safe, possible catering choices for key workers operating at the racecourse and objective to have a constant offering from July20″
In line with current government standards, masks will continue to be necessary for those working inside or when not able to socially distance at all times.
Saunas or showers will stay closed, with an expanded weighing room space continuing to be offered. This will see an extension of the present 2lb increase in weights across the board under both codes.
To help with the existing health pre-screening system,48 – hour declarations will continue to run, while safety limits will stay at a general maximum of18 per race,
or less as required for security, social distancing or stable capability reasons, omitting essential, high-value function races.
There will be an optimum of20 for leading handicaps at the Curragh and typical limits will be kept for the feature handicaps at Galway, consisting of20 for the Galway Difficulty and22 for the Galway Plate.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar revealed last Friday that mass gatherings of50 individuals indoors and200 outdoors will be enabled from June 29, which could rise to100 inside and500 outdoors on July20 if the reducing goes smoothly.
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