Pictured at the launch of Ballinrobe Racecourse Racing Season, (L to R): Michael Duffy, Jonathan Mullin, John Staunton, Michael Grassick, Ger Geraghty and Michael Higgins Pic:Trish Forde.
Ballinrobe Racecourse launched their 2019
season at the racetrack on Friday evening, with ten evening race meetings scheduled between April
and September, comprising eight National Hunt and two Flat meetings, with total
prizemoney of over €1million on offer.
One of the highlights of the Ballinrobe fixture list is the McHale Raceday on
Tuesday May 28, sponsored by specialist farm machinery company, McHale, now in
their sixth year of sponsorship. Feature races on the day include the McHale
Mayo National of €50,000 and the McHale Mayo Hurdle of €50,000, both the most
valuable races to be run at Ballinrobe this season.
The Vaughan Shoes Ladies Day on June 24 is also a hugely popular event and this
year will be judged by fashion stylist with Ireland AM, Mandy Maher of Catwalk
Model Agency, Galway, with a cash prize of €1,500 up for grabs. With
shops in Ballinrobe, Claremorris and Castlebar, Vaughan Shoes is one of the
leading shoe store chains in the west of Ireland.
Family day at Ballinrobe Racecourse takes place on July 22, a meeting which was
very well-received by local families last year and a wide range of free, fun
activities are planned for children of all ages.
John Flannelly, Manager of Ballinrobe Racecourse, said: “We are
delighted to be launching our 2019 racing season here at Ballinrobe. We have an
exciting racing programme lined up with record prizemoney. We are delighted
that McHale are once again sponsoring the hugely popular McHale Raceday with
two races valued at €50,000 on the day. The ever-popular Vaughan Shoes Ladies
Day will take place on June 24th this year. I would like to thank all our
sponsors, including a number of new sponsors this year for their wonderful
support and commitment to Ballinrobe Racecourse over the years. We look forward
to welcoming everyone back racing on Friday evening, April 12th.”
The season kicks off on Friday April 12 with ‘Friday Night Fever’ – a package
available to groups of ten or more to include admission, racecard, €5 Tote bet
and a glass of wine or a pint, all for €20! For further information and ticket
bookings visit www.ballinroberacecourse.ie
Friday April 12th (e)
Tuesday 7th May (e)
Monday 27th May (e)
Tuesday 28th May (e)
Monday 24th June (e)
Monday 22nd July (e)
Tuesday 23rd July (e)
Monday 12th August (e)
Tuesday 27th August (e)
Friday 20th September (e)
We have an exciting racing programme lined up
with record prizemoney. We are delighted that McHale are once again sponsoring
the hugely popular McHale Raceday with two races valued at €50,000 on the day.
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