HARNESS racing is is returning to Tir Prince after a seven month absence.
Six race meetings will be staged over the summer with S4C committed to covering “a number” of meetings.
There was widespread dismay in the community when harness racing was abandoned last September after the organisers said it was no longer financially viable.
But Eric Witherspoon, a spokesperson for the North Wales Horse Owners Association, said: “The North Wales Horse Owners Association has worked tirelessly to raise sponsorship in order to ensure that the racing can continue and the track is now in a position to confirm that racing is scheduled.”
Meetings have been going on through the winter between the North Wales Horse Owners Association and the Tir Prince management and agreement was reached to hold six race meetings on May 31, July 27, August 1, August 10, August 17 and August 31.
S4C will cover some of the races at what is widely regarded as one of the best venues in the country for the sport with its half-mile of floodlit hard track.
Mr Witherspoon said: “Tir Prince is acknowledged as being the premier harness racing track in Great Britain and Ireland. For it to close for racing would have been a major blow not only for harness racing in North Wales but also for the North Wales Coast in general. Rhyl and the surrounding areas have lost enough over the years so we felt that it was essential that we did all that we could to ensure it remained open remained open for racing.”
Mr Witherspoon said they were still looking for race sponsors and if any businesses were interested they could contact him on 07919818925 or Jim Mcinally on 07764664169.