Note: Going updated Tuesday June 13th at 9am
Punters are a few quid ahead after the first meeting and they’ll be hoping to empty the bookies’ satchels further at our first two-day of the meeting of the year this coming Monday and Tuesday, June 12th and 13th.
The first race on Monday is 5.50pm and on Tuesday, racing gets underway at 5.40pm.
It most certainly has been a case of so far, so good. The weather has been good, the ground is in good condition, and the forecast is good.
The season got off to a flyer four weeks ago. The glorious conditions contributed to a great evening of racing that saw a very large attendance. Punters enjoyed a productive evening, with the well-support Tilly’s Chilli at 3/1 getting things rolling. Act of Valour was well backed too, as was the third winner, Zamira at 11/4. And the good times continued in the fourth race, with Bottleofsmoke backed from 5/1 to 5/2. Noel Meade’s Mr Showtime took the bumper, a 2/1 favourite.
“There’s always plenty of cheers as the horses go past the winning post, but you could sense here a few weeks ago that there was quite a few people on the course on a winning streak. It certainly added to the atmosphere. It was so uplifting to see the first meeting of the year being such a fruitful one,” said Roscommon Racecourse Manager, Michael Finneran.
The feature race on Monday is thetote.com Connacht National with €30,000 in prize money. Last year’s line-up featured a strong field and the race was won by Aranhill Chief for the second year running.
Other sponsors on the day are EBF and Foran Equine. The best turned out prize in each race is sponsored by Gately Stone.
On Tuesday, the feature race is the Dermot Hughes Car Sales Handicap Hurdle with €20,000 in prize money. Other sponsors this day are OCR Waste Management and Connaughton Auctioneers. The best turned out prize in each race is sponsored by YK Signs, Athleague.
“With good prize-money feature races on both days, there will be certainly be a number of classy performers taking part. We hope once again that the weather will be as beautiful as it was for the first meeting,” said Mr. Finneran.
As always there will be music in the main bar after the second last race. On Monday it will be provided by Billy Garvin while Tuesday will see the first appearance of Michael Regan.
Flat and National Hunt are both Yielding to Soft.
Risk of light showers this evening.
Details will be added soon.
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.