First week of Irish fixtures taking shape

Tue 19th May 2020, 16:20

Racing action resumes on June 8
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The opening week’s fixtures in Ireland are beginning to take shape as Horse Racing Ireland have issued a revised list of Pattern races for the 2020 season.

Here is how the first week’s racing starting on June 8 is shaping up:

Monday June 8 Naas

5 furlong Woodlands Listed Sprint for 4-y-o+

5 furlong Committed Listed Sprint for 3-y-o only

Tuesday June 9 Leopardstown

7 Furlong Group 3 Fillies Trial for 3-y-o

7 Furlong Listed Colts Trial for 3-yo

1m2f Group 3 Derrinstown Derby Trial for 3-yo

Wednesday June 10 Navan

1m2f Listed Salsabil Stakes for 3-y-o fillies only

1m Listed heritage Stakes for 4-y-o+

Thursday June 11 Gowran Park

No details yet

Friday June 12 Curragh

1m Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas 3-y-o only

1m4f Ragusa Handicap 4-y-o+

1m Group 2 Ridgewood Pearl Stakes 4-y-o+ fillies only

Saturday June 13 Curragh

1m Lincolnshire Handicap 4-y-o+

1m Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas 3-y-o fillies only

7f Group 3 Gladness Stakes 4-y-o+

1m2f Group 2 Moorsbridge Stakes 4-y-o+

1m2f Group 3 Gallinule Stakes 3-y-o fillies only

Sunday June 14 Leopardstown

1m6f Listed Saval Beg Stakes 4-y-o+

1m4f Listed Noblesse Stakes 4-y-o+ fillies only

Wherever possible 8 race cards will be staged to maximise opportunities for the horse population. Safety limits will be decided on a racecourse by racecourse basis to accommodate each track’s social distancing requirements, with a general maximum limit of 18 initially.

48 hour declarations will be in place for all races in June.

There will be no Apprentice or Claiming races in the first two weeks.