Tom Ryan leaving Naas Racecourse

Popular manager heading to Saudi Arabia

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Tom Ryan leaving Naas Racecourse

Tom Ryan

Naas Racecourse are set to lose manager Tom Ryan after 13 very successful years at the helm of the Co. Kildare track.

Tom has recently been appointed as Director of Strategy & International Racing at the Equestrian Club of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

"It has been an absolute pleasure to serve Naas Racecourse over the past 13 years or so" he said this morning. "I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, working with a very proactive Board and staff to progress Naas Racecourse over the years and to improve its status within the racing industry.

"I want to acknowledge the very valued support I have gotten from all industry participants, race day contributors and race goers. Naas Racecourse will remain very close to my heart for many years to come and I look forward to seeing its fortunes improve in the usual consistent way."

Chairman of Naas, Dermot Cantillon commented, “On behalf of Naas Racecourse I want to congratulate Tom on his new appointment. During his tenure Tom has done a really excellent job. Both the many improvements on the track and the enhancement of the racing programme are a testimony to his hard work and dedication. The Naas Board will now seek to recruit a new manager to continue with our vision for the racecourse as a top International dual purpose track.”