State cuts ‘would compromise the racing industry’

The equestrian industry would be ‘‘seriously undermined’’ and ‘‘compromised’’ if the state cut or withdrew funding for the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund, according to a new report.

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Ian Kehoe

6th March, 2010

The equestrian industry would be ‘‘seriously undermined’’ and ‘‘compromised’’ if the state cut or withdrew funding for the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund, according to a new report.

The report, prepared by the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism, states that any decision to cut the fund in the short-term would reverse improvements in the sector over the past ten years.

Without the fund, employment would fall,...

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