By Sportsmail Reporter
Published: 17:38 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 17:38 BST, 3 September 2020
Overseas jockeys will be permitted to ride on Group One racedays in Ireland following a change to Covid-19 quarantine protocols for sportspeople.
The Irish Government has enforced a 14-day self-isolation period for anyone arriving in Ireland from all but a handful of locations, with the UK on the list of nations which required that quarantine spell.
That has meant no riders based outside of Ireland have competed across the Irish Sea, with British trainers having to work around the protocols to send runners across so far this summer and Irish-based jockeys that have ridden in Britain or France, such as Colin Keane, Seamie Heffernan and Billy Lee, having had to isolate on return.
Overseas jockeys are now allowed to ride on Group One racedays in Ireland this year
However, with Longines Irish Champions Weekend on the horizon next week, Horse Racing Ireland had appealed to