Roscommon Racecourse will host two evening race meetings in August. On Tuesday August 4 the first race is at 5.50pm. This is a mixed card with both flat and national hunt racing and features a very high class flat handicap for fillies only. This race is over 1.5 miles and will have runners from all the top yards in the country.
Also on the card is the Railway Bar three-year-old Maiden Hurdle. This is the first hurdle race of the 2009 racing season for three-year-olds in Ireland and in the past has thrown up some really top performers.
This meeting often attracts huge crowds as punters tend to follow horses that have run well at the Galway festival the previous week
On Monday August 17 racing starts at 5.30pm and once again is a mixed card of flat and national hunt racing.
Roscommon is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and the craic follows on in the town afterwards.
Admission: Adults €13, OAPs and students €8. Group discounts are available. For enquiries call (087 ) 2203288 or e-mail [email protected]