Thoroughbred industry worth €1 billion, says report

The thoroughbred horse industry in Ireland sustains 22,000 jobs and is worth €1 billion a year to the Irish economy, according to a report to be published this week.

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Ian Kehoe

31st October, 2009

The thoroughbred horse industry in Ireland sustains 22,000 jobs and is worth €1 billion a year to the Irish economy, according to a report to be published this week.

It found that the sector was generating annual exports of €210 million, with the industry supplying thoroughbred bloodstock to more than 40 countries. Entitled ‘‘The Economic Impact of the Irish Thoroughbred Horse Industry’’, the report was commissioned by the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (ITBA), and was written...

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