Picture Credit: Andrew Fox
Update: Meeting Abandoned, new date Monday August 28th at 4:25pm
Time flies when you’re having fun! There’s only three meetings left on the Roscommon Races Calendar in 2017.
And with it being the busiest time of the year here there’s another day’s racing to look forward to just after or recent meeting, with a meeting taking place on Monday next, August 21st. First race is off at 4.40pm. on an eight-race card, with the last race at 8.10pm.
Next Monday’s meeting is Family Evening, and that means bargain admission prices for students, with children free. There will also be free entertainment for children, while the Most Stylish Hat competition will ensure the fashion stakes will be very competitive.
“Racing is for people of all ages, and we find that Family Day represents that very well. It’s lovely to see so many families, often three generations together, enjoying a day racing. And with the Most Stylish Hat competition, and a strong card that includes eight races, it’s a very busy day at the track. But we’re not complaining. We’re delighted to see hoards of happy faces soaking up the atmosphere,” said Roscommon Racecourse Manager, Michael Finneran.
As it’s the end of Summer there is special admission price of €5 for students (student ID cards must be produced), while as usual, there is free admission for children Under 16.
There is fantastic free entertainment for the children to include: Pirate Boat Train, Bouncing Castle, Rock and Roll Gladiator and face painting. Next Monday will see the first appearance of DJ Scruffy Duffy, with a disco for children of all ages.
The Most Stylish Hat competition (open to men and ladies) has a first prize of €400 in cash, with two runner-up prizes of €100 cash.
At the last meeting, experienced punters were on Not A Bad Oul Day at 7/4, who disappointed somewhat at Galway. But more than a handful noted how the horse had won four out of five races before the bad run at Galway, and lined up for the Paul Byron Shoes 7 furlong race just two days after running in Ballybrit.
Racing on Monday is once again very well supported by local sponsors, with Murray Ambulance Service, Eurona Brisknet, The Abbey Hotel, Roscommon, Pyramid Bookmakers. In addition our loyal sponsors EBF and Foran Equine are back on board. The Sean Cleary Memorial Race and a special race named in memory of the late Peggy Guerin, a long-time member of Roscommon Race Committee are also on the Card. The prize for the Best Turned Out Horse in each race is sponsored by Gerry Gill Motors.
There will be music in the Main Bar after the second last race with The Usual Suspects.
Updated August 28th at 1:50pm:
The ground is now Heavy ( 2mm of rain since 8am) with forecast clearing to bright spells this evening..
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.
Keep an eye on facebook.com/RoscommonRacecourse over the coming days for the chance to win Tickets and more.