Curtain to come down on Roscommon Races for 2018

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Curtain to come down on Roscommon Races for 2018

It’s been a great year for racing at Roscommon and the curtain will come down on racing here this year, when we host our final fixture of the season on Monday, October 1.

Racing gets underway at 2.05pm, and there will be an eight-race all national hunt card.

The feature event is the €40,000 Grade 3 Ballymore Properties Irish EBF Novice Steeplechase.

Michael Finneran, Racecourse Manger Roscommon Racecourse said, "We have been trying to attract some cross-channel interest for this fixture and I’m optimistic that will happen. It would great if we had a runner or two from England for what has developed into a very important novice chase.

"The track looks in great shape and now is the time that some of the winter horses start to reappear and we’d expect some very good horses to run here next week."

Race sponsors next Monday are The Late Peggy Guerin, Service Matters, Roscommon On-Course Vets and the EBF.

The best turned out prize is sponsored by J & A Gately Building Stone.

"I’d like to thank all our sponsors, some of whom have been with us for a long time and the good weather ensured that every fixture this year was well attended.

"We have a very loyal band of sponsors who come back year after year and this year we have some new sponsors also.
Our final fixture of the year will be a significant one, as it will the last meeting that the present building at the road end will be used at Roscommon. 

"A major revamp will commence once Monday's meeting concludes. This work has been in the pipeline for a number of years, but due to financial constraints, our board felt that they we were not in a position until now, to proceed with this work. The new structure will add greatly to the facilities for service providers and the jockeys at Roscommon Racecourse.

"We do hope that you can come and enjoy some racing.  There is music in the main bar after the second last race with Henry & The Usual Suspects.

"As usual there is a competition on our Racecard for a free bet."

Admission for adults is €15 with OAP/Students €10.  The Ros Special for €35 consists of admission, race card, a two-course meal and a €10 betting voucher.
Enquiries:  roscommonracecouse@eircom.net or Phone:  087 2203288
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