Two-Day Roscommon Races Festival

It’s the day when ladies dress to impress and gents prepare to be impressed.

It’s the day when ladies dress to impress and gents prepare to be impressed.

Ladies Day is the big attraction at Roscommon’s two-day festival this coming Monday and Tuesday, July 8th and 9th. First race on Monday is 5.40pm.

“Ladies day is continuing to grow in popularity at Roscommon. Great prizes, great racing and great craic on the evening,” said Michael Finneran, Racecourse Manager.

Indeed it has. And once again Littlewoods Ireland is sponsoring the Best Dressed Lady competition. The winner will receive a 1,500 euro Shopping Spree with Littlewoods Ireland and the nine finalists will receive a 100 euro shopping voucher for Littlewoods Ireland. Celebrity judge on the evening will be Maura Derrane, well-known TV presenter and journalist.

The feature race on Monday is the Lenebane Stakes (listed race) with 40,000 euro in prize money. This race always attracts a high class entry. The first race on the card has for the past number of years produced some of Ireland’s best two-year olds. There is almost 100,000 euro in prize money up for grabs on Monday.

“As well as ladies day being a huge attraction in itself, the fact that we are hosting a listed race is another big plus for the meeting. As ever, we are very thankful for our sponsors who continue to show their unending loyalty and support,” noted Mr. Finneran.

Sponsors on the evening are EBF, Property Partners Earley Auctioneers, I.T.B.A., SuperValu, Roscommon Herald and Lynch Flooring.

On Tuesday, racing gets underway at 5.55 pm and racing consists of five hurdle races and two bumpers. Sponsors on Tuesday evening are Pyramid Bookmakers, the Dolan Family, Martinstown Stud, Easy Fix Rubber Products and Casey Lawnmowers.

Indeed when one looks at the amount of sponsors Roscommon has attracted for this two-day racing festival, it shows the great support it receives in difficult times.

For fashion, quality racing and a great atmosphere, Roscommon is the place to be next week. Patrons are advised to arrive early as large crowds are expected. Tickets for Roscommon Races can be purchased at SuperValu or on

Admission: Adults 13 euro, Students/OAP’s 8 euro. Attraction discounts on group bookings.

Enquiries: or phone 087 2203288. or follow us on www.facebook/roscommonracecourse for updates.