Wednesday, July 09, 2008Contact: Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive HRI
045 455641
Half Year Racing Figures for Ireland

The main conclusions from the half-year figures published today by Horseracing Ireland:

  • Attendances up marginally to 602,761
  • Record numbers of fixtures, races and runners
  • Betting turnover down but Tote only marginally by 1% -
  • Welcome drop in number of horses balloted out of races -
  • HRI to extend Quality Control Measures for 2009
  • Racecourse Development Programme Continuing -

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