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When will Irish racing return after coronavirus shutdown?
KILDARE, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Chris Hayes riding Search For A Song win The Comer Group International Irish St. Leger at Curragh Racecourse on September 15, 2019 in Kildare, Ireland. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Latest Betting Markets for the Return of Racing in Ireland

Irish racing is unlikely to restart before June 29 if bookmaker Ladbrokes' latest betting market is correct.

Ladbrokes makes it odds on at 4/11 that racing in Ireland will not restart before June 29 despite talks being ongoing behind the scenes regarding potential dates for the sport to restart.

It is 2/1 that the action does get underway again before June 29.

Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “The odds do not bode well for those hoping that Irish racing will return sooner rather than later. Although talks are happening behind the scenes, the market suggests racing in Ireland will be on hold until June 29th anyway.”

The last race meeting in Ireland was in March when the sport was shut down on March 24.

Horse Racing Ireland are working with the Irish government to secure a return with behind-closed-doors racing, but it looks set to be the end of June at the earliest according to Ladbrokes' market.

Will Irish Racing return before the 29th June?

Ladbrokes Market

4/11 No 
2/1 Yes

Irish Racing FAQs

When did Irish racing stop?

Irish racing was halted on March 24 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Will Irish racing be behind-closed-doors?

Horse Racing Ireland are in talks to stage racing without crowds. However, the talks remain ongoing with the Irish government.

When will the next horse racing meeting be in Ireland?

Bookmaker Ladbrokes are predicting it will be the end of June at the earliest.


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