Ballinrobe Races

  • Details have been announced for the Best Dressed Lady Competition at Ballinrobe Racecourse on Tuesday 26th June, the Vaughanshoes.ie Ladies Day.  TV fashion stylist, broadcaster and personal shopper, Marietta Doran will be guest judge, with the lucky winner scooping a fantastic cash prize of €1,500.

    Following the success of last year’s event, local company, Vaughan Shoes are once again supporting the popular evening event, sponsoring the Ladies Day competition. With shops in Ballinrobe, Claremorris and Castlebar, family-owned Vaughan Shoes is one of the leading shoe store chains in the west of Ireland. Vaughan Shoes recently won Irelands Best New Website 2018 at the Retail Excellence awards.

    There is no pre-registration for the competition, just simply look out for the Best Dressed judge and spotters on the day.  The finalists will be announced after the fifth race. 

    The feature race is the Treacy's Pharmacies Irish EBF Fillies Handicap valued at €25,000, and the first of a seven-race Flat card kicks off at 5:45pm

    Donal Vaughan of Vaughan Shoes "We are delighted to be associated with Ladies Day at Ballinrobe Racecourse or the fourth year in a row. Ladies Day has become an important event in the Ballinrobe racing calendar and each year the standard just seems to be getting better and better and the effort put in never ceases to amaze me. Sponsoring ladies day at Ballinrobe Racecourse is the perfect fit for us."

    John Flannelly, Manager of Ballinrobe Racecourse, said: "Ladies Day has become the social highlight of the year at Ballinrobe Racecourse. Once again we are delighted to have Vaughanshoes.ie as our main sponsor and Marietta Doran as our fashion judge. We are looking forward to a great evening on June 26th"

    The winner of last year’s Vaughan Shoes Ladies Day was Caroline Whelan, a newly-qualified primary school teacher and event planner from Ardrahan in County Galway. Caroline wore a royal blue jumpsuit from Sarah Jane Boutique in Magherafelt in County Derry and her headpiece was by Galway-based milliner Caithriona King.

    Keep up to date with all the latest news and competitions on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    Raceday tickets can be purchased online at www.ballinroberacecourse.ie, or contact the office on 094-9541811, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • Leighlinbridge trainer Pat Fahy has endured a few frustrating days with talented mare Awayinthewest but she chose a good race to end those frustrations as she landed the €30,000 Monroe's Live Mares Handicap Hurdle at Ballinrobe on Monday.

    The daughter of Getaway had to fight her corner to get some racing room under Barry Geraghty, but when push came to shove she picked it up off from long-time leader Presenting Mahler off the home bend and in the end won readily by two-and-three-quarter lengths. 

  • Ballinrobe Racecourse today launch their 2019 season at the racetrack, with ten evening race meetings scheduled between April and September, comprising eight National Hunt and two Flat meetings, with total prizemoney of over €1million on offer. 
     
    One of the highlights of the Ballinrobe fixture list is the McHale Raceday on Tuesday May 28, sponsored by specialist farm machinery company, McHale, now in their sixth year of sponsorship. Feature races on the day include the McHale Mayo National of €50,000 and the McHale Mayo Hurdle of €50,000, both the most valuable races to be run at Ballinrobe this season.
     
    The Vaughan Shoes Ladies Day on June 24 is also a hugely popular event and this year will be judged by fashion stylist with Ireland AM, Mandy Maher of Catwalk Model Agency, Galway, with a cash prize of €1,500 up for grabs.  With shops in Ballinrobe, Claremorris and Castlebar, Vaughan Shoes is one of the leading shoe store chains in the west of Ireland.
     
    Family day at Ballinrobe Racecourse takes place on July 22, a meeting which was very well-received by local families last year and a wide range of free, fun activities are planned for children of all ages.
     
    John Flannelly, Manager of Ballinrobe Racecourse, said: We are delighted to be launching our 2019 racing season here at Ballinrobe. We have an exciting racing programme lined up with record prizemoney. We are delighted that McHale are once again sponsoring the hugely popular McHale Raceday with two races valued at €50,000 on the day. The ever-popular Vaughan Shoes Ladies Day will take place on June 24th this year. I would like to thank all our sponsors, including a number of new sponsors this year for their wonderful support and commitment to Ballinrobe Racecourse over the years. We look forward to welcoming everyone back racing on Friday evening, April 12th.”
     
    The season kicks off on Friday April 12 with ‘Friday Night Fever’ – a package available to groups of ten or more to include admission, racecard, €5 Tote bet and a glass of wine or a pint, all for €20! For further information and ticket bookings visit www.ballinroberacecourse.ie
     
    Ballinrobe Fixtures 2019
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    Tuesday 7th May (e)
    Monday 27th May (e)
    Tuesday 28th May (e)
    Monday 24th June (e)
    Monday 22nd July (e)
    Tuesday 23rd July (e)
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    Tuesday 27th August (e)
    Friday 20th September (e

  • There's racing taking place today at Ballinrobe.

    Horse Racing has been taking place at the present venue since 1921 and prior to that at other locations around the town, with Race meetings recorded as far back as 1774.

    Ballinrobe Racecourse was named ‘Racecourse of the Year’ in 2012 by the Irish Racegoers Consultative forum.

    The first of seven at the Mayo racecourse goes to post at 5.35.

    Our racing tip comes in the 7.10 race Turnberry Isle.

  • Details have been announced for the Best Dressed Lady Competition at Ballinrobe Racecourse on Monday June 24, the Vaughanshoes.ie Ladies Day.  Mandy Maher of Catwalk Model Agency and fashion stylist on Ireland AM, will be guest judge, with the lucky winner scooping a cash prize of €1,500, plus goody bags for nine runners-up.

    The Vaughanshoes.ie Ladies Day at Ballinrobe is a hugely popular event, won last year by Galway girl Colleen Brady. Colleen wore a white off the shoulder trouser suit from Asos and her headpiece was by Galway-based milliner Edel Ramberg.
     
    This will be the sixth year of sponsorship for local company, Vaughan Shoes, one of the leading shoe store chains in the west of Ireland, with shops in Ballinrobe, Claremorris and Castlebar.

    The feature race is the Treacy's Pharmacies Irish EBF Fillies Handicap valued at €25,000, with the first of a seven-race Flat card off at 5.50pm.   There will be live music by Streetwise in the Mask Pavilion after racing.

    Race day tickets can be purchased online at www.ballinroberacecourse.ie, or contact the office on 094-9541811, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • The final race meet of the year takes place at Ballinrobe today.

    The first of an all National Hunt, eight race card goes to post at 3.30pm.

  • There is racing today at Ballinrobe, which starts at 3.30.

    It’s the final meeting of their 2019 season.

    It is an all National Hunt card and the feature race of the evening is the P & D Lydon Irish EBF Mares H’Cap of €22,000. 

  • Flat racing is to continue at Ballinrobe after a meeting between representatives of several ruling bodies took place this morning.

    The Racing Post reports that the track’s future on the level was placed into doubt after a fixture last week was cancelled after only three races, due to unsafe ground.

    The Ballinrobe Race Committee, Horse Racing Ireland, the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board and the Irish Jockeys Association were among those represented at this morning's meeting, which identified a number of key points concerning the early end to last Monday’s card.

    It was underlined that no jockey who walked the track prior to racing had any issues with the layout and there was no evidence that the track was giving way underfoot, although it was accepted that some horses were slipping, but this was viewed as a one-off and unlikely to happen again.

    Procedures which are applied by all stewards currently before a meeting is called off will now be reviewed, but it was unanimously accepted that racing should continue at Ballinrobe.

    The next meeting scheduled for the Mayo track in on August 28, although that will be a National Hunt card.

  • The two-day National Hunt May racing festival at Ballinrobe takes place on Monday May 27 and Tuesday May 28, incorporating one of the highlights of the 2019 Ballinrobe fixture list, McHale raceday, sponsored by local specialist farm machinery company, McHale, now in its sixth year of sponsorship.

     
    The feature races on Tuesday, the McHale Mayo National and the McHale Mayo Hurdle, are the most valuable races at Ballinrobe this year, both offering prize-money of €50,000.  Another highlight of the evening is the McHale Tiger Roll Beginners Steeplechase.  Tiger Roll won his Beginners Chase at Ballinrobe in 2016, and went on to become the first horse since the legendary Red Rum in 1974 to win back-to-back Aintree Grand Nationals. 

    Monday evening May 27 features the €30,000 Monroe’s Live Mares Handicap of €30,000.
     
    John Flannelly, Manager of Ballinrobe Racecourse, said:
    “We are really looking forward to our upcoming two-day race meeting. We are fortunate to have great sponsors for both days. The McHale raceday on Tuesday is one the highlights of the racing season here at Ballinrobe and we are delighted that McHale are sponsoring again for the sixth year. We look forward to welcoming back all our loyal supporters for some great racing.”
     
    Padraic McHale, Managing Director of McHale, commented:
    “Once again McHale are delighted to sponsor at our local racecourse this year. Our relationship with the racecourse has developed greatly over the years and we look forward to another exciting days racing on May 28.”
     
    Racing begins at 5:45pm on Monday and 5:30pm on Tuesday and racegoers can enjoy live music by Streetwise in the Mask Pavilion on both evenings.
     
    Book online at www.ballinroberacecourse.ie and receive a special 25% discount off McHale raceday admission tickets (limited time only).   There are also great offers available to groups – for further information contact the office on 094-9541811, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     

    Ballinrobe Fixtures 2019
    Friday 12th April (e)
    Tuesday 7th May (e)
    Monday 27th May (e)
    Tuesday 28th May (e)
    Monday 24th June (e)
    Monday 22nd July (e)
    Tuesday 23rd July (e)
    Monday 12th August (e)
    Tuesday 27th August (e)
    Friday 20th September (e)

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    There's a seven-race card at Ballinrobe this evening where the first goes to post at 5.35pm.

    Recent Fairyhouse winner Flemenstorm is among 12 declared for the Breaffy House Resort Handicap Chase at the Mayo track this evening.

  • There is a seven-race card at Ballinrobe this evening where the first goes to post at 5.45.

    The Vaugahnshoes.ie Best Dressed Lady competition takes place on 26th June at Ballinrobe Racecourse in 2018. 

    The winning lady will be presented with a cash prize of €1,500. There will also be 9 runners-up.

    There is no pre-registration for this event, you can simply look out for our Best Dressed judge and spotters on the day. 

    The day features an all Flat card and is an evening meeting. 

  • Racing continues at Ballinrobe this evening, with the first of a seven race card underway at 5.50.

    It’s an all National Hunt Card with the last race away at 8.50pm.

  • The 2018 Ballinrobe racing season kicks off on April 13, with record prize-money of over €1million on offer at the Mayo track.  An additional date has also been added to the programme which now comprises ten racedays, seven National Hunt meetings and three Flat meetings including 13 feature races. 

    The start of the season will also see the completion of the new stone-clad main entrance gateway into the racecourse. This is the final phase of capital development work at Ballinrobe through the Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) Racecourse Capital Development Scheme.

    The new entrance, which is set back from the road, will give a greater sense of welcome and make it safer to enter and exit the racecourse.  Previous industry-related works included a significant overhaul of the stable yard incorporating new doors, floors and resurfacing, and a new machinery shed. Younger patrons were delighted with the new children’s soft play area while an extension to the balcony of the first floor bar offering great views over the racecourse was also well received. The combined project spend, with financial assistance from HRI, totalled almost €500k.

    John Flannelly, Manager of Ballinrobe Racecourse, said: “We are really looking forward to another racing season here at Ballinrobe, kicking off with the first meeting on Friday evening April 13. We have an extra meeting this year which brings us up to ten meetings in total. We are very fortunate to have great support from the racing public and our generous sponsors every year, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to another great season. We are in the final stages of completion on our new entrance which will further enhance the many developments already carried out here at Ballinrobe.”

    One of the highlights of the Ballinrobe fixture list is the McHale Raceday on Tuesday May 29, sponsored by specialist farm machinery company, McHale, now in their fifth year of sponsorship. Feature races on the day include the McHale Mayo National of €40,000 and the McHale Coranna Hurdle of €30,000.

    The ever-popular Ladies Day on June 26 will again be sponsored by Vaughan Shoes.ie with a cash prize of €1,500 up for grabs.  With shops in Ballinrobe, Claremorris and Castlebar, Vaughan Shoes is one of the leading shoe store chains in the west of Ireland.

    The Tote raceday takes place on Monday July 23 which is also family day at Ballinrobe with a whole host of free activities for children, including a bouncy castle, colouring competitions, face painting and much more.

    For further information and ticket bookings visit www.ballinroberacecourse.ie
     
    Fixtures 2018
    Friday 13th April (e)
    Tuesday 1st May (e)
    Monday 28th May (e)
    Tuesday 29th May (e)
    Tuesday 26th June(e)
    Monday 23rd July (e)
    Tuesday 24th July (e)
    Monday 13th August (e)
    Tuesday 28th August (e)
    Friday 21st September (e)

  • It’s Flat racing action this evening as Ballinrobe stage a seven-race programme starting at 5.50pm.

    The €25,000 Treacy’s Pharmacies Irish EBF Fillies Handicap (7.50) is the feature event.

    The going at Ballinrobe is described as “good”.

  • Racing at Ballinrobe had to be abandoned after just three races yesterday (Monday) evening due to issues with the racing surface.

    A track inspection was called before race four got underway , when a deputation of jockeys called into the steward’s room after some had voiced their concerns over “track issues”.

    Trainers were then sought to give their opinion before the decision was made to call off proceedings.

    The Manager of Ballinrobe Race Track John Flannelly has apologised to punters in attendance and told Midwest Radio today that that all race goers received a voucher for the next race meet.

    He said the decision to call off proceedings has significant financial implications for Ballinrobe and is likely to have implications nationally for flat racing.

    Mr Flannelly said he did not agree with the decision to call off the meet, but said he complied fully with it.

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    There is racing today in Ballinrobe.

    The first of a 8 race card goes to post at 4:50pm.

     

     

  • There is racing today at Ballinrobe, where the first of a seven race card is underway at 5.50.

    It’s an all flat card this evening with another huge crowd expected at the Mayo track later this evening.