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: Rain

Temperature: 4.3° - 10.2°

Rainfall: 7.58cm

Wind: 11.7mph NW

Last Update: 22/11/2017 17:00

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: 0.9° - 7.9°

Rainfall: 0.35cm

Wind: 18.2mph W

Last Update: 22/11/2017 17:00

Replays & Results

17:30 Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Handicap

Royal blue, royal blue & white hooped cap (Martin McHale)
  • Winner: Alfredo Arcano
  • Jockey: C D Hayes
  • Trainer: D Marnane
  • Owner: Martin McHale

18:00 Floodlit Friday Nights Rated Race

Dark green, light green chevron, collar and sleeves, dark green cap, light green peak (McGettigans Management Services JLT & Maurice Casey)
  • Winner: Settle For Bay
  • Jockey: D W O'Connor
  • Trainer: D Marnane
  • Owner: McGettigans Management Services JLT & Maurice Casey

18:30 Ash Brothers Building Contractors Handicap (45-65) (Div 1)

Purple, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap (Ms Aileen Lynam)
  • Winner: Masalai
  • Jockey: C P Hoban
  • Trainer: E Lynam
  • Owner: Ms Aileen Lynam

19:00 Ash Brothers Building Contractors Handicap (45-65) (Div 2)

Black, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow cap (Alistair Porter & Phoenix Bloodstock Syndicate)
  • Winner: Timia
  • Jockey: B M Coen
  • Trainer: K H Clarke
  • Owner: Alistair Porter & Phoenix Bloodstock Syndicate

19:30 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (Plus 10)

Grey, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star (Richard Barnes)
  • Winner: War Hero
  • Jockey: R P Whelan
  • Trainer: P J Prendergast
  • Owner: Richard Barnes

20:00 Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Handicap

(1m 2f 150y)
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)
  • Winner: Clear Skies
  • Jockey: W M Lordan
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Owner: John P McManus

20:30 www.dundalkstadium.com Maiden

(1m 4f)
Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, white cap (A Oliver)
  • Winner: Play It Cool
  • Jockey: L F Roche
  • Trainer: A Oliver
  • Owner: A Oliver

21:00 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Handicap (45-65)

(1m 4f)
Red, black stars, black sleeves, red seams, red cap (Red Or Black Syndicate)
  • Winner: Mandarin Monarch
  • Jockey: D P Linehan
  • Trainer: Andrew McNamara
  • Owner: Red Or Black Syndicate