Through Philippe Jautée
Published on 24 Apr 21 at 10:40
At the racecourse of Lisieux (Calvados), after the Premium Trot of March 20 and the Premium Quinté Trot of March 24, it is time for a day of PMH trotting Saturday 24 April 2021at 1:30 p.m. ” There will be 8 races and a total of 123 starters », announces Jacques Hodiesne, president of the Société des courses de Lisieux. “But nonetheless no viewers” due to the health crisis. Note that out of the 8 races of the day, five are to be claimed, that is to say that the starters are for sale.
“We can now not ask the sponsors something and we don’t but know for the way lengthy,” Jacques Hodiesne confided in March about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This also obliges the Société des courses de Lisieux to resort to additional staff.
With around twenty temporary staff and technicians, Jacques Hodiesne specifies that 35 people work at the racecourse at each meeting.
“You should take the names of all the folks and confirm that they’ve a destructive check inside ten days.”
The Covid-19 pandemic has had other effects. Last year, two meetings, including a trifecta, were canceled. However, Jacques Hodiesne also remembers that “the racecourse was lucky enough to host a stage of the Grand national du trotting” on Wednesday 23 September. This meeting was held in the presence of Clémence Botino, Miss France 2020.
The desire to find the public
Aware that punters have been able to get used to playing online, Jacques Hodiesne hopes to find the public in the racetrack, its restaurant and its bars, as soon as this is authorized. It provides free entry for the first public meeting of the year and also plans various events to “hold the website alive all 12 months spherical”.
Calendar of the 2021 season of the Lisieux Normandy racecourse:
- Saturday April 24: PMH trotting at 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday May 23: PMH trotting at 1:30 p.m.
- Saturday June 12: Premium trot at 12 p.m.
- Saturday June 26: PMH Breeding trot at 4 p.m.
- Thursday July 8: Premium trot at 4 p.m.
- Monday July 19: Quinté Premium trotting at 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday September 26: PMH trotting at 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday October 17: PMH trotting at 1:30 p.m.
- Monday 1er November: PMH trotting at 1:30 p.m.