Racing and fashion tend to go together. But the competition can be just as fierce in both!
Ladies Day and a big feature race are just some of the highlights of the two-day meeting at Roscommon Races on Monday July 10th and Tuesday July 11th.
Ladies Day is an established fixture on the Roscommon Races Calendar for many years and with big prizes on offer for both the competition on the track and inside the enclosure, this year is sure to prove as popular as ever.
The first white flag will be raised on Monday at 5.55pm and the feature race is the Lenebane Stakes, with €45,000 in prize money. This is a listed flat race over one and a half miles and there will certainly be some high class horses contesting this event.
Once again the Super Valu stores of County Roscommon are sponsoring the Best Dressed Lady Competition. First prize is €1,200 in Cash and a further nine finalists will receive a €100 cash prize and a goodie bag from Rosmed Pharmacy and the Lilac Rooms. Celebrity judge on the evening will be Aisling O’Loughlin, TV presenter and founder of exquisite.ie .
Bernard Keane of Supervalu, Lanesboro, said “Super Valu is delighted to renew its sponsorship of the Roscommon Races Ladies Day. “We pride ourselves on being your local food retailer, at the heart of the community. So our partnership with Roscommon Racecourse is a great fit for us. We look forward to the high standard of style that has become synonymous with Roscommon’s Super Valu Ladies Day – we are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday, July 10th.”
Racecourse Manager, Michael Finneran, thanked the sponsors and is looking forward to another big festival. “We’re really looking forward to the two days of racing, and it goes without saying that some sunshine would make a great festival even better. Our sponsors have come up trumps once again, as is the case with the many people who travel from near and far to sample the atmosphere.”
The sponsors for the evening are EBF, Super Valu, Property Partners Earley Auctioneers, Roscommon Herald, Rosmed Pharmacy and Lilac Rooms. The prize for the Best Turned Out Horse in each race is sponsored by Lynch Flooring, Golf Links Road, Roscommon. There is music in the Main Bar after the second last race with Henry and The Usual Suspects. With Ladies Day growing year on year, patrons are advised to arrive early.
Judge Aisling O’Loughlin is looking forward to seeing all the style on display. “I am really looking forward to judging the Super Valu Ladies Day at Roscommon Races on Monday. I know how stylish the women in the West of Ireland are, so I know that picking a winner won’t be easy. I will be looking for individual style, lots of colour and outfits that reflect the ladies personalities. More importantly, I’m really looking forward to a fun night at the races.”
On Tuesday evening, racing begins at 5.55p.m. and it consists of five hurdle races and two bumpers. The feature race on the card is the Connolly’s Red Mills Novice Hurdle, with €20,000 in prize money. The race sponsors for the evening are Connolly’s Red Mils, The Dolan Family, Helen Mee O’Farrelly, Adare Manor and EBF. The prize for the Best Turned Out Horse in each race is sponsored by Glamorous Dogs/Keshia Casey. There is music in the Main Bar after the second last race by Billy Garvin.
As of 8:17am on July 18th – National Hunt: Good, Good to Yielding in places. Further light rain this morning clearing after lunch.
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.