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Monday evening marks a landmark occasion as Ballinrobe celebrates 90 years of racing. From humble beginnings in 1921, Ballinrobe Racecourse has grown to be one of the leading tracks in Ireland. Its location, modern facilities and high standards in every sense have struck a chord with racing enthusiasts that has seen the Mayo track place its name high up on the racing calendar.
Fresh from the hugely successful Ladies’ Day meeting, the mid-summer racing festival takes centre stage at Ballinrobe Racecourse this Monday and Tuesday, July 18 and 19. Racing starts both days at 5.50pm.
One of the most anticipated race meetings of the year takes place at Ballinrobe Racecourse next Tuesday evening, June 21, where the fixture that has grown hugely in popularity over the years gets under way at 5.50pm.
The crowds flocked to Ballinrobe Racecourse for its first meeting of the year and the course committee will be hoping for another successful meeting this coming Monday and Tuesday, May 30 and 31, in what is the 90th anniversary of the Mayo track.
Ballinrobe Racecourse is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a two day meeting on Monday and Tuesday. After a sterling crowd attended the opening meeting of the year, the course commitee will be eagerly anticipating another large attendance for the first two day meeting of the year. This fixture traditionally attracts a big crowd as the holiday season draws closer.
The white flag will be raised for the first race meeting of the year at Ballinrobe Racecourse on Wednesday next, April 27 as the Mayo track commences its 90th year of racing. The meeting gets underway at 5.30 p.m. with the all-national hunt card the first race meeting in the West of Ireland in 2011. The recent good weather has the ground riding good with manager John Flannelly remarking that the track is in super condition. And despite the recessionary times, Ballinrobe Racecourse hopes to continue to draw the crowds. Judging by the success of last year, the appeal of the Mayo track remains as strong as ever. “2010 went very well for us. We got great feedback on the developments we carried out. The pavilion has made a huge difference along with the new 160 seater restaurant. The betting last year was very good and our attendance was up by 15 per cent. We hope that we have another successful year in 2011. We will be celebrating 90 years of racing at Ballinrobe, which is a huge milestone,” commented John Flannelly.