Dundalk Course Guide

The current all-weather track at Dundalk was opened in August 2007 in tandem with an existing greyhound racing track on the infield of the racecourse. Horse racing had originally taken place on a turf track on the same site in Dundalk, but that had closed in 2001.

The all-weather track at Dundalk is acknowledged as one of the finest in Europe and numerous subsequent Group 1 winners have raced and won on it in recent years. Dundalk races all year round with a total of 38 meetings taking place every year, the emphasis being on the winter season from November through to March. The feature race of the year is the Group 3 Diamond Stakes which takes places in October and has been won by the likes of Mastercraftsman and Declaration Of War.

Flat Racing (All-Weather)

Dundalk Flat Racing (All-Weather)Timeform

The polytrack course, which opened in August, 2007, is a left-handed, oval course, about 10 furlongs in extent, with a run-in of about 2½ furlongs. A 5f chute joins the main course on the home bend just over 3½ furlongs from the finish, while the 1m start is in a short chute at the start of the back straight.

Dundalk is a very fair track. The cutaway rail they introduced in December 2013 was an excellent move and it has drastically reduced the number of hard-luck stories. In general, it rides quite firm and some horses, particularly those that like a softer surface, won’t let themselves down on it. A low draw is a big help over seven furlongs and particularly over the extended mile-and-a-quarter as the bend comes up very quickly indeed after that start. The kickback had been getting a bit worse during the 2014/15 winter season, but they refurbished the surface in July 2015 and that should settle it down and go back to the fair surface it had been for years.

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Current Weather

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Temperature: 6.5° - 10.2°

Rainfall: 0.01cm

Wind: 13.5mph E

Last Update: 19/11/2018 07:00

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Replays & Results

17:30 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (Plus 10)

Mauve, emerald green seams on sleeves, emerald green cap (Newtown Downs Syndicate)
  • Winner: Miss Jabeam
  • Jockey: O J Orr
  • Trainer: A A Howard
  • Owner: Newtown Downs Syndicate

18:00 Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Handicap

Orange, brown seams, emerald green & yellow quartered cap (James McAuley)
  • Winner: Amanaat
  • Jockey: S M Crosse
  • Trainer: Denis Hogan
  • Owner: James McAuley

18:30 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Apprentice Nursery Handicap (Plus 10)

Light blue & grey halved, sleeves reversed, black cap (Ronchalon Racing Partnership)
  • Winner: Calling Time
  • Jockey: T P Madden
  • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Owner: Ronchalon Racing Partnership

19:00 Floodlit Friday Nights Rated Race

Yellow & light blue check, emerald green sleeves, emerald green & light blue striped cap (Nasir Askar)
  • Winner: Equitant
  • Jockey: S M Crosse
  • Trainer: Joseph P O'Brien
  • Owner: Nasir Askar

19:30 www.dundalkstadium.com Maiden

(1m 4f)
Purple & yellow halved, sleeves reversed, quartered cap (Ennistown Stud)
  • Winner: Dawn Trouper
  • Jockey: R P Cleary
  • Trainer: J S Bolger
  • Owner: Ennistown Stud

20:00 Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Handicap

(1m 2f 150y)
Emerald green & black chevrons, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap (Paul Rooney)
  • Winner: Massif Central
  • Jockey: C T Keane
  • Trainer: M Halford
  • Owner: Paul Rooney

20:30 Light Up Your Night Handicap (45-65) (Div 1)

(1m 2f 150y)
Grey & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves & cap (F Sommer)
  • Winner: Lady De Vesci
  • Jockey: C T Keane
  • Trainer: M Halford
  • Owner: F Sommer

21:00 Light Up Your Night Handicap (45-65) (Div 2)

(1m 2f 150y)
Emerald green, red cross of lorraine, red armlet, red star on cap (Wise Pursuit Syndicate)
  • Winner: Every Breath
  • Jockey: G M Ryan
  • Trainer: P J Murphy
  • Owner: Wise Pursuit Syndicate