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.