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: 7.3° - 15.3°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 8.2mph E

Last Update: 19/04/2018 17:00

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Temperature: 6.7° - 15.8°

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Wind: 7.9mph E

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Replays & Results

18:00 Greyhound Racing Every Friday And Saturday Night At Dundalk Claiming Race

(1m 2f 150y)
Purple, pink seams, purple cap (Richard Brabazon)
  • Winner: Archer's Up
  • Jockey: O J Orr
  • Trainer: R Brabazon
  • Owner: Richard Brabazon

18:30 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Maiden (Plus 10)

(1m 2f 150y)
Black, gold chevrons, gold chevrons on sleeves, black cap (Calumet Farm)
  • Winner: Drapers Guild
  • Jockey: D O'Brien
  • Trainer: Joseph P O'Brien
  • Owner: Calumet Farm

19:00 Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Handicap (45-65)

(1m 4f)
Grey, black epaulettes, royal blue sleeves, black cap (Miss Zoe Casbolt)
  • Winner: Schoolboy Error
  • Jockey: C D Hayes
  • Trainer: Shane Nolan
  • Owner: Miss Zoe Casbolt

19:30 Irish Stallion Farms Ebf Race

Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap (Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier)
  • Winner: Full Moon
  • Jockey: D O'Brien
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Owner: Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier

20:00 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Apprentice Handicap (45-65)

Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow cap, light green star (Phoenix Platinum Syndicate)
  • Winner: Poetic Choice
  • Jockey: R P Downey
  • Trainer: K H Clarke
  • Owner: Phoenix Platinum Syndicate

20:30 Lmfm Family Fun Day Sunday May 6th Handicap (45-70)

Red & white check, striped sleeves, quartered cap (John P McGovern)
  • Winner: A Likely Story
  • Jockey: D E Sheehy
  • Trainer: T G McCourt
  • Owner: John P McGovern

21:00 Hen & Stag Packages At Dundalk Stadium Handicap

Pink & emerald green quartered, check sleeves & cap (L Mulvany)
  • Winner: Premier League
  • Jockey: G F Carroll
  • Trainer: M Mulvany
  • Owner: L Mulvany