Dostihový spolek press release: The Velka Pardubicka will be run, but changes have to be made
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This press release was issued on September 24th by Dostihový spolek, organizers of events at Pardubice racecourse. Due to the Covid-19 situation, all organizers of horseracing have faced great uncertainty for many months, though there was an early return in the Czech Republic to race meetings behind closed doors in May, and limited numbers of spectators have been allowed into the racecourse areas on racedays since June. In recent days, however, the Covid situation in the Czech Republic has deteriorated. All statistical indicators have been moving in the wrong direction.
Dostihový spolek continues to be unsure how many spectators will be allowed at the racecourse on Velka Pardubicka day, Sunday October 11th, and does not know how many tickets can be sold for Velka Pardubicka day. As far as everyone in Czech racing is concerned, the race will be run, and as usual the day’s racing will be shown live on Czech Television’s ČT Sport channel.
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According to the latest measures announced by the Ministry of Health, a maximum of 2 000 people are allowed to take part in an outdoor event. For an event that regularly brings together twenty to twenty-five thousand spectators, this is a major limitation “The racecourse area is extensive, and we have sufficient capacity in open-air seating. Ours is an outdoor eventDostihový spolek manager Jaroslav Müller. “For now, however, we have to work on the basis of
Currently, the allowed capacity is taken up by business partners, without whom the event could not have taken place, and by holders of tickets purchased in the spring months earlier this year. These tickets remain valid. However, it is possible that some ticket holderswill be contacted due to the need to make changes to the seat numbers. “The current limitation on the numbers of spectatorsMüller promises.
The epidemiological situation and the consequences of measures that have been taken are beginning to show up in the financial situation of our business partners. Dostihový spolek has therefore decided to combine the Saturday raceday and the Sunday raceday. That means that the raceday on Saturday, October 10th will be cancelled, and some of the races will be moved to Sunday, October 11th. There will be 10 races on the card, culminating in the 130th running of the.“We have presented a proposal for new race conditions and for adjustments to the prizemoney to the Dostihov spolek manager Jaroslav Müller, adding that in the course of the raceday the organizers will pay out a total of CZK 5 000 000 for horses finishing in the placings.
“Despite the crisis in the spring, we have managed to put on Jaroslav Müller adds.