Racing has been abandoned at today’s Gold Cup meeting at Oliver’s Mount, with an early halt to the day before the main feature race could be run after a number of serious incidents involving spectators.
Speaking in an official statement released as the day’s action came to a premature halt, the organising Auto 66 Club said that the decision came due to the seriousness of both of the day’s major incidents.
Today we have had 2 serious incidents involving a number of spectators.
Our medical personnel, together with the marshals and officials of the club, local police, NHS, ambulance staff and helimeds have treated all the injured.
In view of the seriousness of these incidents and our requirements to call on outside assistance to help with this treatment, we have reluctantly taken the advice of everyone concerned and have decided to cancel the rest of the meeting.
We sincerely apologise to you all for taking this decision and hope you will understand our difficulties in this unprecedented situation. The club will be making a full statement in due course.