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.


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 Kinane

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 Swan
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Upcoming races
14:20 Railway Bar 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle
1m 7½f | 3YO only | 12 ran
  • Winner: Longclaw 15/2
  • Jockey: K M Donoghue Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: N H J Racing Syndicate
14:50 Dysart Maiden Hurdle
2m 4f | 4YO plus | 14 ran
  • Winner: Jacksons Gold 33/1
  • Jockey: I J Power Trainer: Ms Curran
  • Owner: Stephen M Curran
15:20 Class Grass Handicap Hurdle
2m 7½f | 4YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: William of Wykeham 15/2
  • Jockey: P T Enright Trainer: M M McNiff
  • Owner: Jeffrey Fox
15:50 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Beginners Chase
2m 5½f | 4YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Western Victory 1/3 Fav
  • Jockey: S F O'Keeffe Trainer: D Queally
  • Owner: S O'Neill
16:20 Boyle Beginners Chase
2m ½f | 4YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Got Trumped 9/1
  • Jockey: P D Kennedy Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Owner: Exors of the Late David Reid Scott
16:50 Castlerea Handicap Chase
3m 1f | 5YO plus | 13 ran
  • Winner: Warreedy 14/1
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan Trainer: Brian M McMahon
  • Owner: Mrs Anne McMahon
17:20 Ireland's Hidden Heartlands Flat Race
1m 7½f | 4YO only | 14 ran
  • Winner: Papal Lodge 11/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: Mr J J Codd Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Justanidea Syndicate

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Roscommon Racecourse
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+353 09066 26231
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