The two-day National Hunt May racing festival at Ballinrobe takes place on Monday May 27th and Tuesday May 28th, incorporating one of the highlights of the 2019 Ballinrobe fixture list, the McHale race day, sponsored by local specialist farm machinery company, McHale, now in its sixth year of sponsorship. Like previous years, a big attendance is expected from racegoers from near and far for the evening meeting.

John Flannelly, Manager of Ballinrobe Racecourse, said:
“We are really looking forward to our upcoming McHale race meeting. We are fortunate to have McHale as great neighbours and sponsors. The McHale raceday on Tuesday is one the highlights of the racing season here at Ballinrobe and we are delighted that McHale are sponsoring again for the sixth year running. We look forward to welcoming back all our loyal supporters for some great racing.”

Large crowds watch on at at McHale Race Day

Large crowds watch on at at McHale Race Day

The McHale Race Day attracts big names in the racing industry such as jockey’s Ruby Walsh, Davy Russell, Paul Townend and Bryan Cooper while trainers Willie Mullins, Gordon Elliot and Aidan & Joseph O’Brien have all previously attended to keep an eye on proceedings. The feature races on Tuesday, the McHale Mayo National and the McHale Mayo Hurdle, are the most valuable races at Ballinrobe this year, both offering prize-money of €50,000.  Another highlight of the evening is the McHale Tiger Roll Beginners Steeplechase.  Tiger Roll won his Beginners Chase at Ballinrobe in 2016 and went on to become the first horse since the legendary Red Rum in 1974 to win back-to-back Aintree Grand Nationals.

McHale Coranna Handicap Hurdle Winner – Art of Security

McHale Coranna Handicap Hurdle Winner – Art of Security

 

Padraic McHale, Managing Director of McHale, commented:
“Once again McHale are delighted to sponsor our local racecourse this year. Our relationship with the racecourse has developed greatly over the years and we look forward to another exciting days racing on May 28th.”

McHale Mayo National Winner 2018 – Kaiser Black

McHale Mayo National Winner 2018 – Kaiser Black

Last year was a thoroughly enjoyable race meeting for novice and avid racegoers who attended with great racing and good weather on the day so come along on Tuesday evening, May 28th to what promises to be an evening of jam packed entertainment at Ballinrobe Racecourse. Racing begins at 5:30pm and racegoers can enjoy live music by Streetwise in the Mask Pavilion on the evening.

Discounted Tickets Now Available
Book online at www.ballinroberacecourse.ie and receive a special 25% discount off McHale raceday admission tickets (limited time only).   There are also great offers available to groups – for further information contact the office on 094-9541811, email: info@ballinroberacecourse.ie

First past the post at McHale Race Day

First past the post at McHale Race Day