Racing in Roscommon is thriving at the minute and we’ve had great crowds at all our fixtures this year and we’d like to thank everyone for attending.
By Dave Keena
The weather has been very kind to us this year. This time last year our Ladies Day fixture was a “washout” due to heavy rain but this year’s Ladies Day fixture was a huge success with everyone enjoying the gorgeous evening weather wise, which helped boost our attendance.
We’ve been delighted with the attendances for all our fixtures this year and it is wonderful to see so many locals supporting their local Racecourse. Just to expand a little on that point, we can’t over emphasise how important that is to a Racecourse like Roscommon. The local sports / racing fan, has been the backbone of our business for a long time. We get wonderful support form local business’s too and the same happens at the likes of Ballinrobe and Sligo. Racing has become a very important social occasion and it is wonderful to be a part of that.
Now, looking ahead to our next Meeting. Racing on Tuesday August 7th is a National Hunt fixture and the first race is due off at 5.30pm and our race sponsors include the EBF, Michael Holland Tyres, JF Hanley, The Railway Bar, Paul Byron Shoes and Class Grass. The best turned out prize for each race is sponsored by P & G Cards.
We have to compliment our hard-working staff, as it has taken a mammoth effort to get enough water on the track to ensure safe ground and hopefully Mother Nature might help us in that regard before our this fixture.
We’ve seen a number of talented horses performing at Roscommon Races this year and we’d anticipate that we’ll have some very good horses racing on Tuesday. With Ruby Walsh due to return to action at the Galway Festival, we are hopeful that he will make his first appearance at Roscommon on the evening. In addition to great Racing we will have Music in the Main Bar after the second last race with Billy Garvin.
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 €35 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.
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