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01 Jun 2020

RACING SCHEDULE - JUNE TO DECEMBER 2020

IGB

The IGB is currently operating on the basis of a resumption of trialling activity with effect from 8th June and a resumption of racing activity behind closed doors from 29th June 2020.  In the event that racing activity resumes earlier than 29th June, the Board will be in a position to accommodate same.

Significant work has been done on the compilation of a racing calendar for the remainder of 2020.  The work on the calendar has been based on:

  • Ensuring that all classic events, where possible, are held during 2020.
  • That the racing schedule caters for all categories of greyhound e.g. novice, juvenile, bitches etc. and all distances e.g. sprint, middle and long distance events.
  • Engagement with our sponsors many of whom, it is appreciated, are currently operating in a very difficult commercial environment.

The calendar below sets out the proposed racing schedule with effect from 29th June 2020.  This schedule covers all major events.  Local events will be dealt with at local track level in conjunction with the sponsors of these events. 

 

BORD NA GCON REVISED FIXTURES 2020 BY START DATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Event
Track
Distance
Grade 
Start Date
Final
National Produce Stakes (Classic) (Jan 18 whelps)
Clonmel
525
AAO 
12/07/2020       
02/08/2020
Shelbourne Park Unraced 525 Stake
Shelbourne
525
ON1
16/07/2020
06/08/2020
Corn Cuchulainn (Classic)
Shelbourne
750
DDO
17/07/2020
08/08/2020
IGB National Sprint (Classic)
Dundalk
400
SSO
17/07/2020
15/08/2020
Open Bitch Stake
Cork
550
AAO 
18/07/2020
01/08/2020
Champion Stakes
Shelbourne
550
AAO
18/07/2020
25/07/2020
Tipperary Cup
Thurles
525
AAO
18/07/2020
01/08/2020
Shelbourne Park Puppy Oaks (August '18 or younger)
Shelbourne
525
AAO 
25/07/2020
08/08/2020
Open Unraced Stake
Waterford
525
ON1
08/08/2020
22/08/2020
Irish Greyhound Derby (Classic)
Shelbourne
550
AAO
14/08/2020
19/09/2020
Cambridgeshire Open 750
Limerick
750
DDO
22/08/2020
05/09/2020
Champion Open Unraced Stake  - Kilkenny
Kilkenny
525
ON1
28/08/2020
11/09/2020
Munster Oaks
Waterford
525
AAO 
29/08/2020
12/09/2020
Mini-Open Stake
Cork
525
AO
12/09/2020
19/09/2020
Juvenile Derby (Classic) (Sept'18 or younger) 
Shelbourne
525
AAO 
18/09/2020
17/10/2020
Irish Greyhound Laurels (Classic)
Cork
525
AAO
26/09/2020
17/10/2020
Irish Cesarewitch (Classic)
Mullingar
600
AAO
03/10/2020
24/10/2020
Future Champion Unraced Stake
Enniscorthy
525
ON1
05/10/2020
25/10/2020
'Fair Warrior' 400
Mullingar
400
SSO
10/10/2020
31/10/2020
Irish Oaks (Classic)
Shelbourne
525
AAO 
24/10/2020
14/11/2020
Irish St. Leger (Classic)
Limerick
550
AAO
31/10/2020
28/11/2020
Open 525 Stake (Jan '19 or younger)
Shelbourne
525
AAO 
14/11/2020
05/12/2020
Curraheen Park Unraced Stake
Cork
525
ON1
21/11/2020
12/12/2020
Irish Grand National (Classic)
Cork
525H
HO
21/11/2020
05/12/2020
Night of Stars
Shelbourne
various
various
05/12/2020
05/12/2020
Open 575 Stake
Cork
575
AAO
05/12/2020
19/12/2020
Shelbourne Marathon
Shelbourne
1010
DDO
11/12/2020
19/12/2020
Kingdom Derby
Tralee
525
AAO
11/12/2020
22/12/2020
Open 600 (Classic)
Shelbourne
600
AAO
12/12/2020
02/01/2021
Shelbourne Christmas Oaks 525
Shelbourne
525
AAO 
12/12/2020
02/01/2021

 

The Board is committed to ensuring that the schedule of events occurs during 2020.  Discussions will continue with relevant sponsors in that regard.  In the event that a sponsor for understandable reasons is not in a position to commit to the event, the Board undertakes to run the event either with an alternative sponsor or with a reduction in the prize money pot. 

The Board has undertaken advanced work at all tracks to ensure that activities can operate in a COVID-19 compliant environment.  The commencement of trial activity will occur on 8th June 2020 with the initiation of an intensive schedule of trialling at tracks.

The arrangements for trialling are subject to a separate notification on Talking Dogs.  Trial schedules will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in the lead up to ‘racing behind closed doors’ currently scheduled for 29th June 2020

Please note that the Board will be operating a cashless system with effect from 8th June 2020 and all payments for trials and entry fees must be made by way of Debit/Credit Card. 

 

 

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