Calls for surface at Dundalk Stadium to be replaced
Renewed calls have been made to replace the artificial surface at Dundalk Stadium.
After the running of the first race at the Racecourse Road venue last night, a selection of jockeys, trainers and stewards headed out onto the track to assess the surface.
A number of trainers have raised concerns in recent times that the track, which was laid in 2007, is dangerous.
A deputation of jockeys and trainers, along with the stewards and some officials examined the track at Dundalk prior to racing yesterday and again following the first race, where it was deemed that racing could initially go ahead, and then continue.
There has been dissatisfaction surrounding the racing surface in recent months and while the riders were happy to ride for yesterday’s fixture, many industry figures feel the condition of the racing surface needs to be looked into.