By Dan Walsh
The first race meeting at Bettyville Park since St. Patrick’s Day when proceedings were held ‘behind closed doors’ takes place on Wednesday, which is excellent news, but the bad news is that the Covid-19 government guidelines are still existent, and the stands will have to remain empty.
There is a strong entry of 156 for the six races, which now becomes seven as the Bann Maiden Hurdle has been divided, champion trainer Willie Mullins has a number of entries and could feature amongst the winners, but a number of local trainers are also on the card and in with a shout of winning.
Punters can follow the action live on Racing UK or courtesy of their local bookmaker.
The programme is as follows;
1pm; The Boro Maiden Hurdle of €10,000. About 2 miles. (12 runners).
1.30pm; The Nore Handicap Hurdle of €10,000 (Rated 80-102). About 2 miles, 4 furlongs. (12 runners).
2pm; The Bann Handicap Hurdle (Division One) of €9,000 (Rated 80-95). About 3 miles. (12 runners).
2.30pm; The Bann Handicap Hurdle (Division Two) of €9,000 (Rated 80-95). About 3 miles (12 runners)
3pm; The Slaney Beginners Steeplechase of €11,000. About 2 miles, 4 furlongs, (8 runners).
3.30pm; The Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Steeplechase of €13,000. About 2 miles, 4 furlongs. (8 runners).
4pm; The Barrow Handicap Steeplechase of €11,000 (Rated 0-109). About 2 miles. (9 runners).
Wexford Racecourse fixtures on the revised race calendar for the remainder of 2020 are as follows; August 29th, Saturday afternoon. September 5th, Saturday afternoon. October 25th, Sunday afternoon. October 26th, Monday afternoon.