• 8-to-1 shot Saltonstall was the surprise winner of the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap - the feature race on day 2 of the Galway Festival yesterday.

    The Adrian McGuinness-trained horse pipped 12-to-1 chance Innamore to the post, with Quizical third at a price of 16-to-1.


    Meanwhile, the Galway Plate is the feature on day 3 of the Galway Festival.

    The seven-race card at Ballybrit gets underway at 5.10.

  • The McHale raceday, one of the highlights of the 2018 Ballinrobe fixtures list, sponsored by local specialist farm machinery company, McHale, takes place on Tuesday May 29, part of the two-day National Hunt May racing festival at Ballinrobe.
    The feature race on Tuesday, the McHale Mayo National, won last year by Kilcarry Bridge, trained by John Patrick Ryan, is valued at €40,000, making it the most valuable race at Ballinrobe this year.  Another highlight of the evening is the McHale Coranna Handicap, worth €30,000.
    Monday evening May 28 is an all National Hunt card featuring the €30,000 Monroes Live Mares Handicap.
    Racing begins at 5:30pm on both evenings and racegoers can also enjoy live music by Streetwise in the Mask Pavilion.
    Book online at and receive a special 20% discount off McHale raceday admission tickets. 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 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)

  • There's racing in Ballinrobe later this evening - the first race is off at 5.40.

  • In racing - the first of seven races at Galway begins this afternoon at 4.15.

  • There's racing in Roscommon this evening, with the first race off at 5.25.

  • It's day one of Royal Ascot.


    The action begins at 2.30 and there are 3 Group 1 races; the Queen Anne Stakes, the King's Stand Stakes and the St James' Palace Stakes.


    Ballydoyle maestro Aidan O'Brien is the odds on favourite to be crowned top trainer.


    There is also a meeting here at Sligo this evening, with the first race off at 5.40.






  • The second day of the Cheltenham Festival goes ahead as planned.

    The Ladies Day card was under threat as high winds had been forecast for the Prestbury Park area, but those have subsided.

    The course passed a preliminary inspection two hours earlier than expected.

    The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the feature race today -

  • It's day two of the May Festival at Ballinrobe where a seven race card gets underway at half-past-five this evening.


  • Tudor City was the winner of today's feature race in Ballybrit - the Galway Hurdle.

    Jockey RM Power was on board the AJ Martin-trained winner.

    Due Reward was second, with favourite Band of Outlaws in 3rd place and David's Charm in 4th place.