Dundalk Racecourse will benefit to the tune of €252,000 of funding from Horse Racing Ireland, towards a total redevelopment at the popular venue which will cost €720,000.
Horse Racing Ireland has approved grants for Dundalk Stadium - alongside Bellewstown and Clonmel - under the Racecourse Capital Development Scheme.
The plans for development include a new dedicated owners’ and trainers’ facility, and the upgrading of television sets around the racecourse, including within the main panoramic dining restaurant.
The grant, provided by HRI, will provide a considerable chunk of funding towards the work at Dundalk Stadium.
There is currently no permanent dedicated facility for owners and trainers at the stadium and the new area, which will be located to the side of the main grandstand with views over the parade ring, will be a welcome addition.
"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," CEO of Dundalk Stadium, Jim Martin, said.
"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."
Horse Racing Ireland also announced that Bellewstown and Clonmel were to benefit from Capital Development grants, awarded €300,000 and €152,000 respectively.
Dundalk Stadium, the popular horce racing and greyhound track, opened it's doors in 2003.