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:
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|
|National Produce Stakes (Classic) (Jan 18 whelps)||Clonmel||525||AAO (2)||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 (B)||18/07/2020||01/08/2020|
|Shelbourne Park Puppy Oaks (August '18 or younger)||Shelbourne||525||AAO (BP)||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 (B)||29/08/2020||12/09/2020|
|Juvenile Derby (Classic) (Sept'18 or younger)||Shelbourne||525||AAO (J)||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 (B)||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 (P)||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|
|Open 600 (Classic)||Shelbourne||600||AAO||12/12/2020||02/01/2021|
|Shelbourne Christmas Oaks 525||Shelbourne||525||AAO (B)||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.