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Irish Racing Resumes at Naas on 8th June

  • Written by David Bet
Irish Racing Resumes at Naas on 8th June
Irish racing returns after a 76-day absence on Monday 8th June, behind closed doors at Naas. After over three months of lockdown, we are ready for the eagerly anticipated return of the sport.


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Naas racecourse will stage the return of horse racing on June 8th  

Racing has been suspended since 24 March because of the coronavirus pandemic. As the easing of Covid-19 lockdown measures is being accelerated and numbers contracting the coronavirus continue to relent, Horse Racing Ireland and the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board revealed the fixtures for June after a board meeting was held earlier this month.

The Irish 2000 and 1000 Guineas will take place at the Curragh in the first week of action.

National Hunt racing resumes at Limerick on June 22 while the Irish Derby retains its traditional date on Saturday, June 27, as does the Irish Oaks on Saturday, July 18.

Irish Champions Weekend will take place at Leopardstown/Curragh across the weekend of 12/13 September.

For the first three weeks, racing will be restricted to nine racecourses which are more centrally located to minimise travel distances. Cork racecourse will not be among those used in June when it will continue to serve an important role as an HSE Test Centre for Covid-19.

Of course, you will find horse racing predictions every day, on every meeting here at BetAndSkill, including of course Naas racing tips.

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Irish Horse Racing schedule

  • June 8 Naas
  • June 9 Leopardstown
  • June 10 Navan
  • June 11 Gowran Park
  • June 12 Curragh
  • June 13 Curragh
  • June 14 Leopardstown
  • June 15 Fairyhouse, Roscommon
  • June 17 Gowran Park, Limerick
  • June 18 Fairyhouse
  • June 19 Tipperary, Gowran Park
  • June 20 Naas
  • June 21 Leopardstown
  • June 22 Roscommon, Limerick (NH)
  • June 23 Navan
  • June 24 Naas, Roscommon (NH)
  • June 25 Fairyhouse
  • June 26 Curragh, Tipperary (NH)
  • June 27 Curragh
  • June 28 Curragh
  • June 29 Limerick, Kilbeggan (NH)

All of the fixtures will take place under the strict protocols published by Horse Racing Ireland. One of those protocols involves the prior health screening of all those who will be in attendance at each race meeting.

Social distancing, no racecourse saunas, 48-hour declaration and many other safety measures will be introduced for all Irish races in June.

Irish Racing Prize Money Reduction   

Arising from the financial situation the industry finds itself in, a reduction in prize money will take immediate effect for June. Also entries fees for all races will be reduced in line with prize money reductions.

Irish Derby and the Irish Champion Stakes will be both cut to €750,000 (by 50% and 40% from €1.5m and €1.25m respectively). The 1000 and 2000 Guineas will both be worth €250,000.

Significant reductions are expected for all other Group 1 races throughout the year.

Irish Racing Resumes: Where To Bet  

Naturally, with betting shops still closed, all the bets will be placed online.

We have reviewed and ranked all the top horse racing betting sites. So, you can choose your favorite bookie and claim fantastic free bets.

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