Family Day at Roscommon Racecourse today!

Racing returns to Roscommon Racecourse today (Tuesday, the 4th of July) for Family Day with gates opening at 3.15pm.

The feature event on the day will be the Listed Lenabane Stakes, which is over a mile and a half. It’s the most valuable and most prestigious flat race run at Roscommon, and every year a high class winner comes out on top.

As is the case for all fixtures, all the major flat yards will have runners on the course this evening and with the recent rain, there is a beautiful racing surface.

Roscommon Racecourse have been delighted with the feedback they’ve been receiving from the racing professionals, as they trialled running the chases and hurdles on the same track for the last fixture – there are mobile fences and hurdles, and everyone seemed happy.

Action from Roscommon Races. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

It helps save time on repairing the ground, which is very labour intensive, and instead of having to water two tracks, Roscommon could concentrate on just the one.

Looking further ahead, the very popular Ladies Day is coming up on the 10th of July.

Roscommon Racecourse wish to extend a huge thanks as always to all their loyal sponsors, which include The Irish EBF, Diageo, Dermot Hughes Car Sales, Sweeney Oil and Colm Markey, MEP. YK Signs have also kindly sponsored the best turned out prizes. There will be music  in the main bar under the grandstand after the second last race.

Also, as Tuesday is Family Day, there is free entertainment for the children. There is also a special family admission price of just €20 for two adults and children under 16.

For admission tickets and Ros Special tickets, as well as information on all ticket offers, visit There is a 10% discount on admission tickets online but cash and card payments are also accepted at the gate.