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HRI permits Irish racecourses to increase capacity to 500

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has permitted race tracks across the country to allow crowds of up to 500 to attend fixtures, including racecourse members and general spectators. As reported by the Racing Post, the Irish horse racing authority has confirmed that it is ultimately the decision of individual racecourses to decide capacity limits, following the decision by the government to …

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Galway racecourse eyes 5,000 capacity but admits ‘there’s a long way to go’

Ballybrit Race Track is reportedly developing plans to increase its capacity to 5,000 spectators for the upcoming Galway Races festival, according to the Racing Post. Irish racing has already seen 1,000 spectators attend the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at Curragh racecourse with the fixture functioning as a pilot test event, following a similar strategy to the UK government’s four-stage …

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