Five racetracks reject €200m broadcasting rights deal struck by Horse Racing Ireland over ‘inequitable distribution of funds’

Managing director of Kilbeggan Racecourse Paddy Dunican said that HRI-owned racecourses ‘look set to earn seven-figures’ while his members in UIR will not benefit to similar amounts. Photo: Xposure

Philip Ryan

A group of racecourse owners have rejected a broadcasting deal agreed by Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) estimated to be worth around €200m over five years.