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Saturday 10 December 2016

Leopardstown among tracks facing revamp

Published 13/05/2015 | 02:30

Madonna Fan with Danny Howard up, jumps the last on their way to winning the British Equestrian Insurance Brokers Handicap Hurdle, Leopardstown, which will soon begin a €19m revamp of its customer facilities (Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE)
Madonna Fan with Danny Howard up, jumps the last on their way to winning the British Equestrian Insurance Brokers Handicap Hurdle, Leopardstown, which will soon begin a €19m revamp of its customer facilities (Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE)

Leopardstown will soon begin a €19m revamp of its customer facilities with a €2m contribution from Horse Racing Ireland after an initial round of capital development grants were confirmed yesterday.

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The €2m figure represents 40pc of the €5m cost of phase one of the project. Each of the country's 26 tracks are eligible for the same percentage of aid via the €100m Racecourse Development Scheme that was announced last year.

Ballinrobe, Killarney and Tipperary have had funding totalling €820,000 confirmed for similar projects, which include improvements to stands and buildings, parade rings, stable yards and ambulance roads. A planned €55m upgrade of the Curragh's outdated facilities is also on the agenda but remains unconfirmed.

Irish Independent

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