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Irish Point to Point season ends with immediate effect

The Stewards of the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee convened today, Thursday, 2nd April, via a conference call to discuss the remainder of the 2019/2020 Irish Point to Point season.

 
With the continuing uncertainty around predicting a resumption date for sporting events, the decision was regrettably made to cancel all remaining scheduled fixtures for this season and end the season with immediate effect. 
 
Paul Murtagh, Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee Registrar, said: “It is regrettable that we have had to come to the decision to end the current season and it is not one that was taken lightly, but without certainty regarding a date on which we could recommence the season the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee felt it was appropriate to give clarity to all industry stakeholders at the earliest possible opportunity.
 
“In the coming days we will seek to engage and consult with the stakeholders to consider their views and explore various options, such as the possibility of staging some bumper races for horses with Hunter Certs as soon as sporting events can recommence and measures to enhance the Autumn 2020 programme of fixtures which may go some way to offset the loss of races this Spring.”
 
The Stewards of the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee welcome stakeholders to convey their suggestions by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than April 12th.
 
A further announcement will be made following the consultation process.


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