Ballinrobes’ richest raceday, takes place this year on Monday May 29. It is now the tenth year of the hugely popular raceday with an all-jumps
card going to post at 4.30pm.
To mark the
occasion, the graded McHale Mayo National has now an increased prize fund of
€80,000, Ballinrobes’ most valuable race in 2023. The McHale Mayo Hurdle of
€30,000 and the McHale Tiger Roll Beginners Steeplechase remain very
competitive races on the day.
Mullins-trained Rock Road won last year’s feature race under jockey Kieran
Willie Mullins, champion trainer, commented: "We are
very much looking forward to McHale Raceday again at Ballinrobe this year. We
had a great day last year with Rock Road giving young jockey Kieran Callaghan
his first big win over fences in the McHale Mayo National. We have a few
possibilities for McHale race day this year and we are very much looking
forward to another tremendous day. We would like to wish McHale and Ballinrobe
Racecourse well on the day."
McHale, Managing Director of McHale, commented: “We are
delighted to be teaming up again with our neighbours, Ballinrobe Races, to
sponsor another exciting days racing on Monday, May 29th. The McHale Race Day
is now in its tenth year in a row and has developed greatly over the years to
become a part of the racing calendar with the McHale Mayo National being the
feature race. Thanks to John and his team for all their efforts and we look
forward to a great evening of racing on May 29th.”
Flannelly, Ballinrobe Racecourse Manager, commented: “We are
extremely grateful to McHale for their sponsorship of McHale raceday over the
last ten years. The day has gone from strength to strength and we could not
have done so without their support. We look forward to a great evening of
It has also
been announced that Rásaí BEO, TG4’s highly-acclaimed racing programme, will
broadcast live coverage from Ballinrobe on the day.
of Sport, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha, said: “TG4 are very grateful to Horse Racing
Ireland for continuing to provide us the opportunity to broadcast top quality
race meetings from around the country and we look forward to our extended Rásaí
Beo coverage this year.”
takes place on day one of the two-day May Festival. Tuesday May 30 is an all jumps card featuring the Monroe’s Live John Monroe Memorial H’cap
Hurdle of €22,000. The first race goes to post at 5:30 pm
to avail of the best ticket offers on the day.
information, contact John Flannelly, Ballinrobe Racecourse Manager. Tel:
094-9541811 or email: [email protected]