Leopardstown among tracks facing revamp
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.
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 A planned €55m upgrade of the Curragh's outdated facilities is also on the agenda but remains unconfirmed.