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

14:05 Boyle Maiden Hurdle

Yellow, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap (Sean F Gallagher)
  • Winner: Stander
  • Jockey: A W Short
  • Trainer: P Stafford
  • Owner: Sean F Gallagher

14:35 Peggy Guerin Memorial Mares Maiden Hurdle

Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)
  • Winner: Light Of My Life
  • Jockey: M P Walsh
  • Trainer: E J O'Grady
  • Owner: John P McManus

15:10 Service Matters Handicap Hurdle (80-102)

White, dark green star, dark green stars on sleeves, dark green cap (James Nash)
  • Winner: Toor General
  • Jockey: D N Russell
  • Trainer: A J Martin
  • Owner: James Nash

15:40 Roscommon On-Course Vets Maiden Hurdle

(2m 4f)
Yellow, dark green chevron, dark green cap, yellow spots (Lord In Red Partnership)
  • Winner: Lord In Red
  • Jockey: J M Moore
  • Trainer: N Meade
  • Owner: Lord In Red Partnership

16:15 Ballymore Irish EBF Novice Chase (Grade 3)

(Class 1) (2m 110y)
Emerald green, red disc, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap, red spots (John J Phelan & Syed Momin)
  • Winner: Ornua
  • Jockey: D Robinson
  • Trainer: H de Bromhead
  • Owner: John J Phelan & Syed Momin

16:45 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Handicap Chase

(Class 1) (2m 5f)
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)
  • Winner: Dont Kick Nor Bite
  • Jockey: M P Walsh
  • Trainer: R Tyner
  • Owner: John P McManus

17:20 Sky Sports Racing Launching In 2019 Beginners Chase

(Class 1) (2m 5f)
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)
  • Winner: Clara Sorrento
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore
  • Trainer: N Meade
  • Owner: Gigginstown House Stud

17:50 Thanks For Supporting Roscommon Racecourse Flat Race

(Class 1) (2m)
Light blue, red star and sleeves, white cap (Great Palls Partnership)
  • Winner: Castletown Quary
  • Jockey: Mr J J Codd
  • Trainer: E Griffin
  • Owner: Great Palls Partnership