Tuesday‘s UK action takes place at Epsom, Ripon, Carlisle and Newton Abbot. The sole Irish meeting takes place at Ballinrobe, where the ground is expected to be on the heavy side. The first race gets underway at 4:55pm.
Racing At Ballinrobe
Ballinrobe is situated on Ireland’s West-Coast. It is known for being a very friendly and laid-back course which features many interesting races throughout the year. This is the only racecourse that is located in County Mayo. It enjoys a very picturesque natural setting, deep in the Irish countryside. Visitors to the course often remark about the incredible views over Lough Carra. Most eyes will be firmly fixed on the track, though!
Ballinrobe has a long and distinguished history, which goes right back to the latter part of the 18th-century. The action has been taking place on the current course since the early-1920s. There is a natural amphitheatre here, with the track slightly elevated. It is regarded as a good venue for spectators with excellent viewing spots easy to find.
The track is very close to the town of Ballinrobe itself and many locals will make the short journey to watch the racing. This area is also very popular with tourists, which means that all eight of the summer meetings are likely to be well attended – even though seven of those take place in the evening.
For those coming from further afield, Galway is just 35 miles to the north. Galway has it’s own airport and many Dubliners and overseas visitors will pass through it on the way to Ballinrobe. There are also facilities for helicopter landings, if you want to really arrive in style! If you are not a jet-setter, you can catch a train to Claremorris. This station is about 15 miles away from the racecourse, but there is a regular and reliable bus-service which will take you to and from the track.
This is a 1m 1f oval-shaped circuit which runs right-handed. You will find both flat and jumps racing taking place here. Expect to pay around 15 euros for admission, if you are an adult. If you are bringing along children that are under the age of 14, they will get in for free. There are also concessions for old age pensioners and students. If you are on a tight budget, you will find plenty of cheap places to eat at this racecourse. There is a self-service restaurant along with various fast-food outlets. There are also a few bars, if you want to enjoy a drink with friends.
There are extensive facilities for corporate entertaining, including a new restaurant with one hundred and sixty covers. A number of marquees are erected to provide additional space for large groups of people.
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