Roscommon Course Guide

Roscommon is located in the midlands of Ireland, 75 km north-east of Galway and 135 km west of Dublin. The first official racing took place there in 1885 and nowadays it plays host to nine fixtures in between May and September consisting of both Flat and jumps action.

The highlight of the Flat programme is the Listed Lenebane Stakes in July, with the most notable recent victor perhaps being Panama Hat in 2015. Over jumps, the main event of the year is the Grade 3 Kilbegnet Novice Chase in September.

Roscommon Flat RacingTimeform

A right-handed oval of nearly one and a quarter miles with a run-in of three and a half furlongs. The turns are sharp but it is essentially a fair track.

Roscommon is a quick and sharp track, but it rides well. In general, it suits those that have the pace to get prominent. The draw isn’t a major issue over the shorter trips as they have plenty of time to sort themselves out. There is a steady rise up to the finish, but I would sooner describe it as a speed track than a testing one.

View from the saddle: Mick KinaneMick Kinane
Roscommon Jumps RacingTimeform

A right-handed, rectangular track of around a mile and a quarter in extent. The course is generally flat, though the home straight of over three furlongs is more undulating. The turns are sharp and the course favours the handier type of horse. There are five easy fences to a circuit with a run-in of around 200 yards.

Certainly one of the nicest summer jumping tracks in the country. It’s fair, you don’t come across many hard-luck stories there and there is no great positional bias. The bends are quite sharp, the second-last bend being the trickiest. The fences are some of the nicest in the country, they ride very well.

View from the saddle: Charlie SwanCharlie Swan

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Replays & Results

17:50 Adare Manor Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

(2m 4f)
Yellow,emerald green hollow box,emerald green slvs,yellow armlet,emGreen cap (J W Howley)
  • Winner: Gaillimh Abu
  • Jockey: Katie O'Farrell
  • Trainer: P G Kelly
  • Owner: J W Howley

18:20 Connolly's Red Mills Rated Novice Hurdle

(2m 4f)
Royal blue & emerald green diabolo, em green sleeves, quartered cap (R P Cody & Gillian Cody)
  • Winner: Amschel
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore
  • Trainer: J F O'Shea
  • Owner: R P Cody & Gillian Cody

18:50 Leo Dolan Memorial Handicap Hurdle (80-95)

(2m 50y)
Emerald green, black diamond, black armlet, red cap, black diamond (Philip O'Connor)
  • Winner: Like A Diamond
  • Jockey: K J Brouder
  • Trainer: Ian O'Connor
  • Owner: Philip O'Connor

19:20 Larry O'farrelly Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)
  • Winner: Spring Watch
  • Jockey: D J McInerney
  • Trainer: M F Morris
  • Owner: John P McManus

19:50 Roscommon Racecourse Handicap Hurdle (80-95)

Emerald green, red seams, red cap, emerald green spots (Gerard Edmund O'Leary)
  • Winner: I Keano
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore
  • Trainer: Miss O'Shea
  • Owner: Gerard Edmund O'Leary

20:20 Irish Stallion Farms Ebf Mares (ladies Pro/am) Flat Race

(2m 50y)
Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star (Supreme Horse Racing Club)
  • Winner: Supreme Trix
  • Jockey: Miss J Townend
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Owner: Supreme Horse Racing Club

20:50 Four Roads (c & G) Flat Race

(2m 50y)
Dark blue & white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap (R A Bartlett)
  • Winner: Galvin
  • Jockey: Ms L O'Neill
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: R A Bartlett