Prompted by the discussion I decided to examine the Irish horse racing schedule for 2019. What follows are some of the numbers on this schedule.
There are 80 days on which racing is not scheduled to take place. On the remaining 285 days, there are 211 days on which only one race meeting will take place, 73 days on which two race meetings take place, and one day on which three race meetings are scheduled to take place (December 26th).
In terms of consecutive days racing at a particular venue then Galway and Listowel are unusual in that each venue has a seven days of consecutive racing. Killarney and Punchestown have 5-day events. However, the majority are stand alone single days racing.
Racing is scheduled to take place at 25 different venues. The distribution of the schedule across these venues is listed in below. The list is presented in descending order by number of race days. The all-weather track in Dundalk tops the list.