Irish Horseracing Industry Act, 1994

General functions of Authority.

10.—The general functions of the Authority shall be—

(a) the overall administration of Irish horseracing other than services operated by the Racing Regulatory Body under this Act,

(b) the development and promotion of the Irish horseracing industry (including the development of authorised racecourses, the guaranteeing of prize money at race-fixtures and the costs of integrity services),

(c) the control of the operations of authorised bookmakers,

(d) the allocation of race-fixtures and the setting of race-programmes,

(e) the operation of racecourses which are owned or leased by the Authority,

(f) the promotion of the Irish thoroughbred horse,

(g) the making of grants, loans or other disbursements to authorised racecourses and to any subsidiary of the Authority.