Listowel Races Calls On Public Not To Attend Vicinity Of Racecourse During Meeting

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LISTOWEL Race Committee is calling on the public not to attend Listowel Racecourse or the immediate vicinity of the racetrack itself during race week this month.

The annual meeting will take place behind closed doors from Monday, September 21 to Saturday, September 26, under the guidance and strict protocols set down by Horse Racing Ireland and the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

All those who have to be on site (jockeys, trainers, medics etc) will be subject to strict health screening both in advance and on the day of racing.

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The request comes as accommodation bookings in the north Kerry area are reported to be brisk during race week.

Some regular visitors to the famous meeting — from around the country and beyond — are expected to come to stay in Listowel and Ballybunion to enjoy the races on TV in local bars, hotels and restaurants, despite the fact they can’t attend the races.

“Our team at the racecourse are working with An Garda Síochána to ensure that Listowel Racecourse will be safe and secure for those taking part in the week-long event,” reads a statement from the Race Committee.

“We are therefore asking in the interest of public health that you do not attend Listowel Racecourse or the immediate vicinity of the racetrack itself as it will be closed. Drones in the vicinity of the racetrack, are also prohibited. We would be grateful to you for respecting this.”

“While we are disappointed that you will not be able to join us in Listowel this year to enjoy the Harvest Festival Meeting, you can still tune in to TG4 from Monday 21st to Saturday 26th September and to Racing TV also, from the comfort of your own home this year.”

“Wherever you decide to enjoy the Listowel Races Harvest Festival we would appeal to you that you comply fully with the Public Health advice currently in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” concludes the statement.

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