Dundalk Delayed But Will Race

Fri 18th Jan 2013, 18:25

Dundalk
©Healy Racing Photos
By Thomas Weekes
There will be a long delay at Dundalk this evening due to a problem arising from insurance cover for stalls' handlers.

The dispute, which dates back to an incident at Cork last autumn when a stalls' handler was injured, is being rectified but racing will start much later than the advertised 5.50pm start time.

The stalls' handlers have been given an assurance by HRI Chief Executive Brian Kavanagh that they are covered.

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