Roscommon Racecourse

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Roscommon Racecourse is a horse racing venue located in Roscommon, County Roscommon, Ireland, approximately 76 km north east of Galway and 136 km west of Dublin.

The course holds both flat and jump racing. Racing unofficially commenced in 1837, with the first official contests occurring in 1885. Apart from a 12-year hiatus between 1936 and 1948 racing has continued ever since. The feature race of the year at Roscommon is the €40,000 2 mile Grade 3 Kilbegnet Novice Chase, run at the end of September. The course's most prestigious flat race is the Lenebane Stakes. There are seven meetings per year, all between May and September, and are run on either a Monday or a Tuesday.[1]

The course is right-handed of about 1 mile 2 furlongs in length with an incline on approach to the winning post.

There has been considerable investment in the last couple of years with an upgrade in facilities including stables, bars and entrance turnstiles.[2]

Notable races[edit]

Month DOW Race Name Type Grade Distance Age/Sex
September Monday Kilbegnet Novice Chase Chase Grade 3 2m 4yo +


Coordinates: 53°38′44.48″N 8°13′19.63″W / 53.6456889°N 8.2221194°W / 53.6456889; -8.2221194