Sligo Course Guide

Racing at the current track in Sligo has taken place since 1955. Located 140km north of Galway, it is one of the most scenic tracks in Ireland, with there being wonderful mountain views from the stands. The facilities have undergone a major upgrade in recent years and it is widely considered to be one of the better country tracks for racegoers. Indeed, in May 2015 it played host to a Royal visit of Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. It hosts eight fixtures of both Flat and National Hunt racing between May and October every year.

Sligo Flat RacingTimeform

A sharp, undulating, right-handed track with a circuit of just over a mile. The run to the straight of just under two furlongs is slightly uphill but it is essentially a track that suits speed horses.

Sligo is one of the trickiest tracks of them all. It is sharp with a very stiff uphill finish. It is on the turn most of the time and while there would be a natural bias in favour of those that race prominently, they can often go too fast there as a few of them are clamouring to get a good early position and they end up doing too much which they pay for up the final hill. The ground there can get particularly heavy, as the track is down in a natural bowl. It is very much a track that produces course specialists and previous form there is a big positive.

View from the saddle: Mick KinaneMick Kinane
Sligo Jumps RacingTimeform

A sharp, undulating right-handed track with a circuit of little more than a mile. There are five fences to a circuit of the chase course, which is situated on the outside of the hurdles track, with one just before the straight and one at the bottom of a slightly uphill run-in. A good position turning into the straight is vital.

Sligo is a very tricky track to ride. You never really know what to expect in terms of ground and quite similarly to Listowel, when the ground gets heavy, it is unusually testing and holding and plenty of horses just can’t get through it. It seems to be especially hard to make up ground from off the pace when the ground is testing too. I’m always happy to excuse a poor run from a horse on bad ground there. In general, it is a track that can produce a course specialist, usually a type that has pace, likes to race prominently and stays the trip well, as the finish is quite testing.

View from the saddle: Charlie SwanCharlie Swan

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Current Weather

Forecast: Light rain

Temperature: 14.5° - 16.0°

Rainfall: 1.83cm

Wind: 19.8mph SW

Last Update: 16/08/2018 17:00

Forecast: Light rain

Temperature: 14.5° - 16.0°

Rainfall: 1.83cm

Wind: 19.8mph SW

Last Update: 16/08/2018 17:00

Replays & Results

1
17:05 Clayton Hotel Mares Maiden Hurdle

(2m)
Black, purple seams, black sleeves, striped cap (J A Nash)
  • Winner: Cock A Doodle Doo
  • Jockey: K J Brouder
  • Trainer: J A Nash
  • Owner: J A Nash

2
17:35 After Race Party At The Glasshouse Hotel Rated Novice Hurdle

(2m)
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)
  • Winner: Gold Seal
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty
  • Trainer: Joseph P O'Brien
  • Owner: John P McManus

3
18:10 Driftwood Restaurant Rosses Point Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (Div 1)

(2m)
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

4
18:40 Driftwood Restaurant Rosses Point Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (Div 2)

(2m)
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)
  • Winner: Arctic Light
  • Jockey: M P Walsh
  • Trainer: T Mullins
  • Owner: John P McManus

5
19:15 Diageo Day 21st August Maiden Hurdle

(3m)
Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap (Andrea Wylie & Graham Wylie)
  • Winner: Stay Humble
  • Jockey: R Walsh
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Owner: Andrea Wylie & Graham Wylie

6
19:45 Student Day 27th September Maiden Hurdle

(2m 4f)
Yellow & brown quartered, halved sleeves, yellow cap (Mrs Audrey Turley)
  • Winner: Epswell
  • Jockey: R Walsh
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Owner: Mrs Audrey Turley

7
20:20 Kilcawley Construction Handicap Hurdle

(2m 4f)
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)
  • Winner: Pass The Ball
  • Jockey: N P Madden
  • Trainer: N Madden
  • Owner: John P McManus

8
20:50 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares (Pro/Am) Flat Race

(2m 2f)
White, brown sash, emerald green cap (Michael Gerard Daly)
  • Winner: Brooks Falls
  • Jockey: Mr P A King
  • Trainer: J P Ryan
  • Owner: Michael Gerard Daly