Association of Irish Racecourses (AIR) today announced the introduction of a
standard policy of additional tickets for racehorse owners at Irish
racecourses, commencing on December 1 at Limerick and Dundalk.
with their current allocation of AIR access cards, sole owners, partnerships,
clubs and companies can request up to an additional four admission tickets. A
syndicate can request admission for any registered member of the syndicate who
does not have an AIR card, thereby ensuring all members receive admission when
they have a runner.
process of requesting the additional tickets will be managed between each
individual racecourse and the Ownership Department of Horse Racing Ireland.
Tickets must be requested in advance of the stated deadline with full
information available on www.racehorseownership.ie/tickets.
Walsh, Chief Executive, Association of Irish Racecourses, 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. Irish racecourses have made significant capital
investments in recent years with the ownership experience one of our top
priorities, and today’s announcement is another positive step.”
McGarry, Owner Relations Manager, Horse Racing Ireland, said: “Racecourse
admission was one of the main concerns raised in the most recent Racehorse
Owner Survey carried out by Horse Racing Ireland. The racecourses are such an
important stakeholder in the racehorse owner’s experience so together with the
investment in owner facilities through the Horse Racing Ireland Racecourse
Capital Development Fund, this is an excellent offering. Ensuring that all
syndicate members receive admission is particularly welcomed and the support
from the racecourses is greatly appreciated.”
Burns, Manager, Association of Irish Racehorse Owners, said: “The
Association of Irish Racehorse Owners, on behalf of owners, very much welcomes
and appreciates 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