Ladies Day and a race card that includes a feature race are among just some of the highlights of the upcoming two-day race meeting at Roscommon.
With the well-known TV Presenter Sile Seoige the celebrity judge for the Best Dressed Lady, there is sure to be plenty of interest, a good atmosphere and no shortage of fashion next week at the Lenebane track.
Monday’s meeting (July 6) is a long-established Ladies Day fixture. And this year the Super Valu stores in Roscommon is sponsoring very attractive prizes. First prize is €2,000 cash prize, while the other nine finalists will receive a €100 cash prize.
Racing gets underway on Monday at 5. 45 and the big race of the day is the Lenebane Stakes, which has a whopping €45,000 in prize money. The sponsors for Monday are EBF, Super Valu County Roscommon, Property Partners Earley Auctioneers, Roscommon Herald and At The Races. The Best Turned Out Prize for the best turned out horse in each race is sponsored by Lynch Flooring, Golf Links Road, Roscommon.
On Tuesday evening, racing begins at 5.30 and the card consists of five hurdle races and two bumpers. The feature race on the card is the Leo Dolan Memorial Handicap Hurdle, which should attract a quality field. The sponsors for the races on Tuesday evening are The Dolan Family, Martinstown Stud and EBF/ITBA. The Best Turned Out Prize for the best turned out horse in each race is sponsored by Glamorous Dogs/Keshia Casey.
There will be music in the main bar after the second last race on both evenings. On Monday, Ciaran Rosney will entertain the crowd while on Tuesday Derek Campbell will provide the entertainment.
Admission for each day is €13 for adults and €8 for OAPs/students. Attractive group discounts available. The RosSpecial for €30 includes admission, a racecard, a two-course meal and a €10 betting voucher. Check for updates on www.roscommonracecourse.ie and the facebook page. Enquiries: 087 2203288.