Press Release – Racing Resumes on Sunday 16th July

We are delighted to announce that racing will commence on Sunday 16th July with our Family Day.  We have a terrific line up of events for the kids *Front Runners Racing Club *Face Painting *Free Ice Cream *Goodie Bags and more.  Plus some serious national hunt racing.  The 7 Card National Hunt Fixture will start at 1.50 pm.  Prize money is €91,000 with the feature race “The Kilcawley Construction Handicap Hurdle of €20,000.

Kathryn Foley, Racecourse Manager – “It has been a difficult year but finally we can see the benefit of the works carried out on the track.  This year we are investing €300,000 in track development.  The majority of the spend is on drainage but we are also putting a Canter down in place.  This work will commence after racing this year.   Our capital development plans for the racecourse facilities has been put on hold until after racing in 2018.  It is regretful that we disappointed some of our local racegoers and members with the cancellation of the early fixtures this year.  The racing programme  for the remainder of the year has been altered, with the upcoming five fixtures run under National Hunt rules.  We are now back on track and are looking forward to a terrific season ahead. We welcome all racegoers new and old and hope you will all have a most enjoyable experience at Sligo Races”

July 16th 7 Card National Hunt
Aug 9th 6 Card Steeplechase
Aug 10th 7 Card National Hunt
Aug 22nd 7 Card National Hunt
Sept 27th 7 Card Steeplechase