Roscommon Races back on track on Monday!

Next Monday, August 29th, sees the penultimate race meeting of the season at Roscommon Racecourse with a mixed card of flat and national hunt racing. The first race is scheduled for 5 pm.

  Punters enjoyed glorious sunshine at the last meeting where racegoers were out in huge numbers for an evening of entertainment. Congratulations are extended to Roisin Jackman, who won the Most Stylish Hat Competition and to Paul Lyster, who won the Best Dressed Male Competition at the last meeting.

  “Sometimes, everything just comes together really well for an evening’s racing, and our last fixture was certainly one of those. The weather was great, we had some great races and there was a great buzz around the track,” said racecourse manager, Michael Finneran.

  The sponsors for Monday’s meeting are EBF, who sponsor three flat races, and Diageo, who sponsor a hurdle race. The final race is a bumper for four year-olds only and can throw up some interesting horses for the future. The Best Turned Out Horse in each race is sponsored by Roscommon Signs.

  A few weeks ago, the bookies took a hammering when Charles Byrnes landed a remarkable treble. On Monday, August 15th, a few short-priced favourites came in to empty the bookies’ satchels further. But one winner that wasn’t among the short-priced winners was Tap Focus. The 16/1 outsider was a big winner for the Jim Bolger yard with Rory Cleary in the saddle in what was The Sean Cleary Memorial Handicap, a race named in honour of Rory’s brother. Rory also rode the winner of the race last year. 

  Next Monday, there will be music in the bar after the second last race by Henry and the Usual Suspects while there is a free bets competition on the racecard.

  Admission is €13 for adults and €8 for students/OAPs. Attractive discounts on group bookings. The Ros Special for €30 includes admission, racecard, two-course meal and a €10 betting voucher. Follow the racecourse’s facebook page for updates. Enquiries: email: roscommononracecourse@eircom.net or phone Michael Finneran on 087-2203288.