Ireland in China horse racing deal
Ireland has struck a deal with China to help set up a horse racing industry in the Asian giant.
Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said the partnership will be worth around 40 million euro to Ireland.
Under the agreement, top Irish stud farm Coolmore - owned by racing tycoon John Magnier and based in Fethard, Co Tipperary - will help China set up a similar operation.
Sited in Tianjin, China's fourth largest city, the planned world-class equine centre will be the first of its kind in the country.
It is due to open for business next year.
The facility will be stocked with broodmares from Ireland, with more than 100 mares to be exported over the next three years. Stallions will also be sent out.
Why am I not surprised ??? Thanx for post Monika :-0
and when the horses can no longer race, i guess they eat them! idiots.