Additional admission tickets agreed for owners in Ireland
Additional free admission tickets for racehorse owners will be made available at Irish tracks from next week, it was announced on Thursday.
Along with their current allocation of Association of Irish Racecourses access cards, sole owners, partnerships, clubs and companies will from a week on Friday – when racing takes place at Limerick and Dundalk – be able to request up to an additional four admission tickets.
A syndicate can request admission for any registered member of the syndicate who does not possess an AIR card, thereby ensuring all members receive admission when they have a runner.
The process of requesting additional tickets will be managed between individual racecourses and the Ownership Department of Horse Racing Ireland. Tickets must be requested in advance and full information will be available on racehorseownership.ie/tickets.
Aiden Burns, manager of the Association of Irish Racehorse Owners, said: “On behalf of owners, we very much welcome and appreciate what the racecourses have agreed to.
"The allocation of additional tickets will not only be a boost to syndicates and other types of owners but could play a part in attracting more people into racehorse ownership.”
Paddy Walsh, chief executive of AIR, said: “To have the unanimous support of all the racecourses on this ticketing policy is a significant statement of the importance Irish racecourses place on the support of racehorse owners.”