A ninth day of racing at the Roscommon Races will take place on Monday next, October 17th, which will complete the schedule for the 2016 season at the Lenebane track.
The first white flag will be raised at 2.05pm.
The final Roscommon Races meeting of 2016 had been planned for September 26th, but after terrible weather it was cancelled. The committee are delighted to have got a replacement date that will see a strong National Hunt Card, which always attracts a good following in this region.
“We were all set for our final meeting two weeks ago until the weather took a turn for the worse but thankfully, it’s all systems go again. Followers should note that the European Breeder’s Fund Kilbegnet Novice Steeplechase will not be run at this meeting, but we still have a strong seven-race card to look forward to,” said racecourse manager, Michael Finneran.
“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to welcome all our loyal followers and supporters in the business community to the track in the month of October before we wrap things up for the year as far as racing is concerned, though the work doesn’t stop there as we have a busy winter of work ahead of us as we push on with our Capital Development Plan,” Mr. Finneran added.
Monday’s card is made up of four hurdles, two chases and a bumper. The sponsors for the day are OCR Waste Management, On Course Vets and Ms. Helen Mee O’Farrelly. There is a free bets competition on the racecard. There will also be a race card draw with the winner receiving admission to all nine race meetings in 2017. Patrons should note that any tickets from the cancelled meeting on September 26th are eligible for use at next Monday’s meeting.
Music in the main bar after the second last race with Henry & The Usual Suspects.
Admission to Roscommon Races is €13 for adults and €8 for OAPs/Students. The “Ros Special”, which consists of admission, race card, two-course meal and €10 betting voucher, is also available. Roscommon Racecourse also offer attractive discounts on group bookings. Enquiries to [email protected] or 087 2203288.