Updated: Latest Going details added on Sunday at 11:30am.
Summer has officially arrived and soon the first sounds of horses galloping and the cheers of the crowd at the Roscommon Racecourse will be heard.
Next Monday, May 8th, marks the first race meeting of the year here at the Lenabane track. The first white flag will be raised at 4:55 pm (Note change of time).
It has been a fascinating couple of months on the racing calendar following the action at Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown. And while racing followers pay close attention to the form book all over the globe, the local track holds a special place in their hearts. The unique atmosphere at Roscommon, where friends meet and enjoy the thrills and spills of the day, forever maintains its appeal.
“We’ve been counting down the days to our first meeting and have been kept busy getting everything in place for what we hope will be a successful year that everyone will enjoy,” said racecourse manager, Michael Finneran. “There’s always that buzz of anticipation at this time of year,” he added.
Mr. Finneran is delighted that once again the Board of Roscommon Race Course with the support of Horse Racing Ireland, under the Capital Development Programme, have improved the facilities at the track.
Roscommon Race Course continues to improve facilities at the track and an upgrade of the bars, toilets and restaurant has been carried out over the winter.
“At the end of each season we assess how best we can improve our facilities. You cannot stand still, so we always strive to have the track looking well and that the customer is well catered for,” the course’s manager pointed out.
Monday’s card is made up of four flat, two chases and a bumper. Race Sponsors on the day are Kilrane O’Callaghan & Co. Solicitors, Kepak, myITdepartment.ie and EBF. The best turned out prize in each race is sponsored by Hamrock’s Bar & Lounge, Athleague. A large crowd of Kepak guests will once again be in attendance.
Patrons are advised to note the earlier start time of 4:55pm. This is due to an additional Race being allocated to the Course.
Catering will be provided by Lydon House Catering, Galway with music in the Main Bar after the second last race by Henry and The Usual Suspects.
As of 8:05am on Sunday May 7th: Flat: Good, Good/Firm in places, National Hunt: Good/Firm. Selective watering will continue. High temperatures forecast for today and tomorrow. Further updates to follow.
Season Tickets can be purchased now by clicking here or from our Office or by sending a Cheque / Postal Order to: Roscommon Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Roscommon Town.
Attractive deals are available for groups of all sizes. Call Michael on 090 6626231 or 087 2203288 to discuss a personalised package to suit your needs.
Priced at €30 The “Ros Special” includes Admission, a Race Card, a Two Course Meal and a €10 betting voucher. It can be purchased here or at the Stile on the day of a Meeting.