Capital Development grants for Bellewstown, Clonmel and Dundalk Racecourses have been announced following approval by the Board of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) under the Racecourse Capital Development scheme.

Horse Racing Ireland has today approved a capital development grant of €252,000 for Dundalk Stadium under the Racecourse Capital Development Scheme.

Plans for Dundalk Racecourse include a new dedicated owners’ and trainers’ facility, and the upgrading of television sets around the racecourse, including within the main panoramic dining restaurant.

There is currently no permanent dedicated facility for owners and trainers at the stadium and the new facility, which will be located to the side of the main grandstand with views over the parade ring, will be a welcome addition.

Grant aid of €252,000 is being provided by HRI towards projects totalling €720,000 at Dundalk Stadium.

CEO of Dundalk Stadium, Jim Martin, commented:

“We are excited to make strides to afford owners and trainers a dedicated facility to which they can enjoy fantastic views of the parade ring and top class hospitality at Dundalk.  It will be a wonderful enhancement to the facility in addition to the upgrading of the network of televisions within the Stadium.  We are grateful to Horse Racing Ireland for their support and look forward to works commencing.”

Bellewstown and Clonmel were awarded €300,000 and €152,000 respectively.