A five-year deal agreed by the courses and bookmakers has ended, as John Campbell reports
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NI horseracing: Down Royal and Downpatrick warn of funding threat

Northern Ireland's two racecourses have warned they could face closure in a dispute over funding.

Most of the money for the upkeep of Down Royal and Downpatrick comes from an annual levy paid by every bookmakers shop.

In the last year the levy has fallen from £2,000 to £1,123 after the expiry of a five-year deal between the courses and the bookies.

BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor John Campbell reports.

  • 29 May 2015