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25 May 20 20:20
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A lot of different opinions on it...
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Report punchestown May 26, 2020 5:51 PM BST
August 10 workrider

Phase 5:Sports spectatorship which involves mass gatherings will be permitted, but only in accordance with both indoor and outdoor number restrictions.
Report workrider May 26, 2020 10:09 PM BST
I was told the same Punchestown and had put it into my notebook so hopefully it goes ahead, I was going to book Goodwood for 28th 29th but have just been told due to crowd limits I mightn't be allowed in, so that's kind of put the damper on it. Pointless heading over boat hotel expences etc only to be turned away..
Report punchestown May 27, 2020 10:13 AM BST
That date is for Ireland,not sure about across the pond,I would imagine big meetings will be all ticket affairs with the limit on numbers so I suppose no ticket/no travel??
Report workrider May 27, 2020 3:23 PM BST
Yes will have to wait till picture becomes clearer...
Report frank60 May 27, 2020 3:35 PM BST
Like myself W/R we are not getting any younger, with so many people breaking the rules it might be better watching the races on T.V. , I know your a true racegoer so hard to stay at home, I will skip it myself for this year. Take care
Report workrider May 27, 2020 6:38 PM BST
Frank60, at this stage if I had hair i'd pull it out with frustration Laugh, never have I missed racing so much, last time anything like me not having a bet for this long was 2007 , my Daughter decided to get married in New York and I needed to save hard, no bet for 3 months that year, looks as if I could be in for a longer dry spell this year Frank...
Report foxy May 27, 2020 9:24 PM BST
Hello workrider

Whilst things are going in the right direction over here goodwood is a long long way from Holyhead let alone the boat trip, to find out you won’t be allowed in,I would still say it’s not worth chancing it,good to see things are going really well over there.
Report workrider May 27, 2020 9:50 PM BST
Thanks Foxy, might be seeing you over here sooner than over there so.
Report foxy May 27, 2020 9:55 PM BST
I was hoping to do a couple of trips for the summer jumps workrider but with this 14 day quarantine I will probably wait till listowel,even that with restricted attendance might be in the balance,I have got free cancellation on accommodations,if not back to normal by troytown hattans grace week ,then we’re all in big trouble.
Report norn iron June 6, 2020 8:15 AM BST



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Report freddiewilliams July 7, 2020 5:31 PM BST
Any date confirmed yet
Report freddiewilliams December 5, 2020 6:37 PM GMT
Report cloone river December 6, 2020 4:29 PM GMT
I would say start of April or so.The corporate areas will be the racecourses main concern sadly.Look forward to getting back when ever it is.Hopefully  all the on course bookies have survived.
Report freddiewilliams April 18, 2021 7:37 PM BST
England Scotland Wales way before irish
Report lapsy pa April 18, 2021 11:48 PM BST
Jeez i looked at when the opening post!

The current situation of 1 flight a day into Cork from Heathrow( impossible almost to get on unless a dignatory or bereavement or similar) and about 5 non domestic flights into Dublin daily,with nothing in any other Irish airport.

However and fingers crossed things at least with Ire/UK getting much better,besides racing it would be great to at least travel though both should be timed near enough.
Report jimnast April 30, 2021 8:08 AM BST
any indication on the return of crowds to horse racing after yesterdays upbeat news from ireland ?

i saw an interview earlier in the year where it was suggested if at all in 2021 it will not be until the 3rd quarter and cloone river on the other forum was thinking along the same lines.
Report freddiewilliams May 16, 2021 2:56 PM BST
Report mrcombustible May 20, 2021 9:09 PM BST
Workrider you can book Goodwood for July on their website. If you have tickets they will let you in. The only danger would be if things got worse and restrictions on numbers were introduced again, you would know well in advance and Goodwood would refund you.
The plan is unlimited numbers from June 21st. At the moment the limit is 4000 per track

I gather that it is likely we will have to book tickets in advance for most of this year to comply with track and trace

I was at Brighton on Tuesday and Lingfield today, nearly normal. No masks outside. Masks while walking about inside. Bars and restaurants open. Owners allowed in the parade ring
There were about 600 spectators at each. Lingfield have pre sold 2000 for Saturday evening
Report cloone river May 20, 2021 11:25 PM BST
I say it was good to be back mrcombustible?Hopefully it will be sooner then later in Ireland when punters and bookmakers get back..
The time has come for Irish racecourses to do they bit for punters and on course bookmakers without them the place is soulless.
Report jimnast May 26, 2021 10:09 AM BST
royal ascot can now have 10,000 instead of 4,000 however chester on saturday only 2,200 instead of 4,000 that might be the fact the cheapest ticket is £60 mean while the darts were full last night with all that singing that goes with it, and 15,000 can go to the cricket in birmingham.
Report mrcombustible May 29, 2021 6:06 PM BST
With Royal Ascot you must have 2 tests before and another test 5 days after the meeting
Report freddiewilliams May 30, 2021 1:31 PM BST
Report freddiewilliams June 10, 2021 8:14 PM BST
Down royal letting in next week
Report workrider June 11, 2021 12:32 PM BST
Really I wonder is it open on a first come first served basis on do you have to book ?
Report workrider June 11, 2021 12:33 PM BST
Just checked sold out...
Report freddiewilliams June 11, 2021 6:15 PM BST
Friday tickets were available. Yesterday
Report workrider June 12, 2021 10:50 AM BST
If you went to their website it said sold out, otherwise I would have bought one as I'm chomping at the bit at the moment..
Report freddiewilliams June 12, 2021 1:49 PM BST
Curragh letting in a few.......race is off 10am Monday.....
Report freddiewilliams June 14, 2021 5:55 PM BST
U get any workrider
Report workrider June 15, 2021 11:13 AM BST
No Freddie...Sad
Report freddiewilliams June 15, 2021 2:15 PM BST
Got 2. U could have them but they non transferable
Report workrider June 15, 2021 10:44 PM BST
Actually I did get one Freddie, only noticed the email confirming it earlier, so happy days...
Report freddiewilliams June 16, 2021 10:26 AM BST
Did u get a freebie
Report workrider June 16, 2021 10:31 AM BST
No 28e ..
Report freddiewilliams June 16, 2021 10:33 AM BST
So they took ure cash but u didn't know if u got one until earlier
Report freddiewilliams June 16, 2021 10:34 AM BST will I recognize u
Report workrider June 16, 2021 10:56 AM BST
More importantly how will I know YOU..Laugh
Report freddiewilliams June 16, 2021 1:28 PM BST
British number plate
Report workrider June 16, 2021 3:03 PM BST
Laugh.. Did you get my p.m...?
Report freddiewilliams June 16, 2021 3:37 PM BST
Will put my best detective sergeant on the case asap
Report freddiewilliams June 16, 2021 5:05 PM BST
Anywhere close by I should national stud trainers exercise in morning close to course
Report workrider June 16, 2021 5:17 PM BST
INS 10 mins max away, most trainers out around 7am if you go past the Curragh and out towards Kildare early enough its possible you might see several trainers galloping their horses .
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y June 23, 2021 6:17 PM BST
100 been allowed back in Shelbourne the last 3 weeks
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y June 23, 2021 6:18 PM BST
They sold tickets up to July and where hoping it would be increased but have put tickets back on sale for the whole of July obviously expecting nowt to change anytime soon

It's cearly not the same, obviously dead but nice to be on course in some capacity again
Report freddiewilliams July 4, 2021 4:13 PM BST
Who's letting in next
Report workrider July 15, 2021 9:35 PM BST
Got my ticket for Naas next Wed Freddie...You get one..?
Report JayTrumpOldTomDubbl July 18, 2021 2:50 PM BST
Wont get to Galway but hoping to make it to Curragh certainly for the big meeting in Sept., Leger Day. So how do we go about obtaining tickets or do we have to be insiders/
Report workrider July 19, 2021 3:27 PM BST
Naas had 500 for Wed Jay, thing is you have to be at the ready to go on line as soon as the market opens , nothing to do with insiders ,only quick fingers...
Report ambush July 19, 2021 11:35 PM BST
a friend of mine booked tickets for ballinrobe today workrider. he booked them at around 2 pm. i see there are still tickets available for tomorrows nh fixture if anyone is in the vicinty.
Report workrider July 20, 2021 2:06 PM BST
Feck me Ambush I wasn't aware of that, I would have taken one...
Report ambush July 21, 2021 1:17 AM BST
think they eventually sold tuesday but mon was not. there was no bar facilities and limited least itsa start.i was surprised as ballinrobe is a very well run and progressive track.
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