Irish Horseracing Industry Act, 1994

Race-fixtures committee.

19.—(1) The Authority shall establish a committee (“the race-fixtures committee”) to recommend in accordance with the terms of reference decided by the Authority the fixing of the annual list of race-fixtures.

(2) The members of the race-fixtures committee shall be appointed by the Authority and shall consist of the following members—

(a) a chairman who shall be both a member of the Authority and a steward of the Racing Regulatory Body,

(b) one steward of the Racing Regulatory Body,

(c) two representatives of authorised racecourses, and

(d) three other members representative of the horseracing industry.

(3) The membership of the race-fixtures committee referred to in paragraphs (b) to (d) of subsection (2) may include persons who are not members of the Authority.

(4) (a) Where the race-fixtures committee makes a recommendation under subsection (1) the Authority shall accept such recommendation.

(b) Where the race-fixtures committee fails to make a recommendation in respect of any race-fixture, the Authority, after consultation with the Racing Regulatory Body, shall fix the date and venue of the race-fixture.

(5) The Authority may regulate the procedure of the race-fixtures committee.

(6) There shall be paid out of the income of the Authority to members of the race-fixtures committee such allowances for expenses incurred by them in the discharge of their functions as the Authority may determine with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Finance.

(7) A member of the race-fixtures committee who fails to perform his functions may be removed by the Authority.