Racing on Tuesday at Lenabane
It’s already at the halfway stage for the 2015 season at Roscommon Racecourse and the upcoming meeting on Tuesday next, August 4th, is sure to be one of the year’s biggest. Racing gets underway at 5.40 pm.
Of course, with the Galway Festival currently dominating the racing landscape, it’s well and truly a very significant time of the year for the sport in the west of Ireland.
Next week’s meeting at Roscommon is traditionally one of the best supported of the year. This is an all national hunt meeting and once again the first three-year-old hurdle race of the year in Ireland takes place at Roscommon. The card is made up of three hurdles races, three steeplechases and a bumper.
“We'd be hopeful of a very good meeting on Tuesday next, and with the fixture coming just after the Galway Festival, there could be a few pointers at Ballybrit. Horses that run well in Galway are often entered for this meeting," said Michael Finneran, racecourse manager.
The two-day meeting in July was a great success, despite weather conditions not being very favourable. There was also a healthy turnover in betting, which showed an increase from previous years.
“It’s great to see the support we got despite the weather taking a turn for the worse at the last meeting and we’re extremely happy with the figures recorded. The trends are positive and we have the racing community, the business community and many, many people to thank for that,” noted Mr Finneran.
The committee are very encouraged to see a large number of race sponsors for this upcoming meeting. These include The Railway Bar, Eurona BriskNet Limited, The J. F. Hanley Group, Diageo,
Class Grass and Michael Holland Tyres. P & G Cards, Athleague are
sponsoring The Best Turned Out Horse in each race.
There is music in the main bar after the second last race with Billy Garvin. Admission for adults is €13 while for OAP/Student it is €8. There is a Ros Special available: €30 to include admission, race card, two-course meal and a €10 betting voucher.