The way forward for a number of primary stud farms in Co Kildare is underneath danger from the proposed construction of a quarry close to Kilcullen, in keeping with main figures within the horse racing trade.
Former jockey Ruby Walsh and racehorse proprietor the Aga Khan are amongst greater than 200 locals who’ve transform excited about a row over plans by way of Kilsaran World to broaden a brand new quarry close to their stables.
A consultant of the Aga Khan warned that he may must imagine transferring horses used for breeding to stud farms in France if Kilsaran used to be allowed to continue with its plans to extract three million tonnes of sand and gravel over a 12-year duration from a 32-hectare web site at Racefield, which is situated about 10km out of doors Kilcullen, Co Kildare.
The corporate, a number one producer of concrete merchandise based totally in Dunboyne, Co Meath, has submitted an attraction to An Bord Pleanála in opposition to the new resolution of Kildare County Council to refuse making plans permission for the improvement.
Mr Walsh, a former champion jockey, and the Aga Khan, in addition to the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Affiliation had been amongst greater than 220 events, together with two TDs and 12 councillors, who made submissions to the council opposing Kilsaran’s plans. Kildare County Council refused making plans permission for the venture at the foundation that the native highway community used to be insufficient to deal with greater visitors generated by way of the improvement.