Dundalk Course Guide

The current all-weather track at Dundalk was opened in August 2007 in tandem with an existing greyhound racing track on the infield of the racecourse. Horse racing had originally taken place on a turf track on the same site in Dundalk, but that had closed in 2001.

The all-weather track at Dundalk is acknowledged as one of the finest in Europe and numerous subsequent Group 1 winners have raced and won on it in recent years. Dundalk races all year round with a total of 38 meetings taking place every year, the emphasis being on the winter season from November through to March. The feature race of the year is the Group 3 Diamond Stakes which takes places in October and has been won by the likes of Mastercraftsman and Declaration Of War.

Flat Racing (All-Weather)

Dundalk Flat Racing (All-Weather)Timeform

The polytrack course, which opened in August, 2007, is a left-handed, oval course, about 10 furlongs in extent, with a run-in of about 2½ furlongs. A 5f chute joins the main course on the home bend just over 3½ furlongs from the finish, while the 1m start is in a short chute at the start of the back straight.

Dundalk is a very fair track. The cutaway rail they introduced in December 2013 was an excellent move and it has drastically reduced the number of hard-luck stories. In general, it rides quite firm and some horses, particularly those that like a softer surface, won’t let themselves down on it. A low draw is a big help over seven furlongs and particularly over the extended mile-and-a-quarter as the bend comes up very quickly indeed after that start. The kickback had been getting a bit worse during the 2014/15 winter season, but they refurbished the surface in July 2015 and that should settle it down and go back to the fair surface it had been for years.

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Current Weather

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: 5.9° - 10.6°

Rainfall: 0.06cm

Wind: 11.2mph NW

Last Update: 26/04/2017 17:00

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Replays & Results

1
17:20 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Race

(5f)
Yellow, dark blue star, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star (Michael Slevin)
  • Winner: Sirici
  • Jockey: K K Hennessy
  • Trainer: J A Stack
  • Owner: Michael Slevin

2
17:55 Dundalk Stadium Business Club 2017 Claiming Race

(6f)
Black & white chevrons, white sleeves & cap (Ms Siobhan Gallagher)
  • Winner: Rivellino
  • Jockey: C T Keane
  • Trainer: A McGuinness
  • Owner: Ms Siobhan Gallagher

3
18:25 Hen & Stag Packages At Dundalk Stadium Handicap

(6f)
Royal blue, red sash, royal blue & yellow hooped cap (N Carter)
  • Winner: Brave Display
  • Jockey: R P Whelan
  • Trainer: P J Prendergast
  • Owner: N Carter

4
18:55 Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Apprentice Handicap (45-65)

(1m 4f)
White, one red & one green stripe, green & red quartered cap (Maxwell Morris)
  • Winner: Ruby Gates
  • Jockey: D O'Brien
  • Trainer: Joseph P O'Brien
  • Owner: Maxwell Morris

5
19:25 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Median Auction Maiden

(1m 2f 150y)
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap (Qatar Racing Limited)
  • Winner: Harbour Beacon
  • Jockey: C T Keane
  • Trainer: G M Lyons
  • Owner: Qatar Racing Limited

6
19:55 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Race

(1m)
White, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap (Sean Jones)
  • Winner: Glastonbury Song
  • Jockey: C T Keane
  • Trainer: G M Lyons
  • Owner: Sean Jones

7
20:25 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Handicap (45-65)

(1m)
White, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap (Patrick Joseph McCann & Mrs C F McCann)
  • Winner: Our Max
  • Jockey: L F Roche
  • Trainer: Georgios Pakidis
  • Owner: Patrick Joseph McCann & Mrs C F McCann

8
20:55 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Handicap (45-75)

(7f)
Emerald green & orange hoops, green cap (George Dobbs)
  • Winner: Arbourfield
  • Jockey: P J Smullen
  • Trainer: Mrs P Dobbs
  • Owner: George Dobbs
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