The Return of Spectators
Reported Today in the Racing post an article suggesting that spectators may be able to return to Irish Racecourses in numbers in September this year. This is plainly not good enough and more should be done by HRI and the Irsih Government to ensure that we get guests back racing in Ireland as soon as possible. Even in smaller numbers first leading up to full capacity crowds we should be looking at spectators returning now and not for what will be the end of the 2021 flat race season. I am both surprised and very disappointed that we still have no definate roadmap for the opening up of Irish Racing yet, or indeed any light at the end of the long tunnel for the thousands of racing industry, hospitality and racecourse staff, many of whom have already lost their jobs, to plan for their future. This is patently not good enough and the weak Irish Government must take the blame for the shambles they are making of Ireland's entertainment and tourism industries which are on their knees right now.