Martin Collins appointed to replace Dundalk Stadium's racing surface with a new Polytrack in early 2020
The Martin Collins team will also be adding further body and elasticity to the existing surface with over 54 tonnes of extra Clopf fibre. This will be added to the track in time for the commencement of this year's racing programme on September 20.
Polytrack pioneers Martin Collins Enterprises will manufacture and supply the synthetic Polytrack surface and carry out the 3 month track replacement in April 2020.
Stressing that the overarching objective influencing every aspect of the project was to ensure that Dundalk Stadium retains its position as one of Europe’s premier All-weather horse-racing venues, its Chairman, Leo McCauley commented: “Our goal throughout has been to provide an artificial surface that, on completion, will be amongst the finest in the world.”
Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive, Horse Racing Ireland, added: “Dundalk plays a vital role in Irish Racing, staging a variety of races and staging a varied programme of Flat racing, including through the winter.