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Comment: The only way to beat Covid-19 is to stay the course

The Galway Races are taking place behind closed doors this year, but with punters still expected to travel to the city the event could be a test of the public’s commitment to ongoing safety guidelines

27th July, 2020
Ladies Day at the Galway races has always drawn a crowd, but this year‘s event will be held digitally while the racing will take place behind closed doors. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The Galway Races are going ahead – in all but name. There are race cards every day for the next seven days, starting this afternoon at 4.10pm. There has been much publicity for the event and organisers are promising fun and glamour. There will even be Ladies’ Day – a digital version of course. And the bookies will be in full swing, hoping for some of that pent-up staycation spend. They’re unlikely to be disappointed....

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