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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Last Update: 17/09/2019 12:00

16:50 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Race
7½f | 2YO only | 8 ran
  • Winner: Helvic Dream 5/4 Fav
  • Jockey: G M Ryan Trainer: N Meade
  • Owner: Mrs Caroline Hendron & Mrs M Cahill
17:20 Tulsk Handicap
7½f | 3YO plus | 13 ran
  • Winner: Thiswaycadeaux 13/2
  • Jockey: W J Lee Trainer: W McCreery
  • Owner: Mrs Amanda McCreery
17:50 Athleague Handicap
7½f | 3YO plus | 14 ran
  • Winner: Mean Fomhair 6/1
  • Jockey: C T Keane Trainer: G Keane
  • Owner: Francis Duffy
18:20 Irish EBF Supporting Irish Champions Weekend Fillies Maiden
1m 2f | 3YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Askerana 9/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: C D Hayes Trainer: D K Weld
  • Owner: H H Aga Khan
18:50 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap
1m 2f | 3YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Winiata 5/1
  • Jockey: N G McCullagh Trainer: John Patrick Murtagh
  • Owner: Mrs Orla Murtagh
19:20 Roscommon Apprentice Maiden
1m 4f | 3YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Takarengo 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: B M Coen Trainer: T Mullins
  • Owner: Mrs Rita Byrne
19:50 Roscommon Racecourse Handicap
1m 4f | 3YO plus | 15 ran
  • Winner: Liars Corner 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: C T Keane Trainer: J C McConnell
  • Owner: Ms Caroline Ahearn

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