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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Replays & Results

15:40 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Rated Race

Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap (Qatar Racing Limited)
  • Winner: Duplication
  • Jockey: D O'Brien
  • Trainer: Joseph P O'Brien
  • Owner: Qatar Racing Limited

16:15 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Maiden (Plus 10)

White, royal blue chevron, royal blue armlet, black cap (City Equine Syndicate)
  • Winner: Freescape
  • Jockey: O J Orr
  • Trainer: D Marnane
  • Owner: City Equine Syndicate

16:45 Bar One Racing Mourne Handicap

Purple & yellow diamonds, yellow sleeves, purple cap (Vincent Gaul)
  • Winner: Reckless Endeavour
  • Jockey: C T Keane
  • Trainer: G M Lyons
  • Owner: Vincent Gaul

17:15 Irish Stallion Farms Ebf 'red God' Handicap

(1m 2f 150y)
Red, white disc & sleeves, black & white striped cap (Mrs Ann Cassidy)
  • Winner: Spruce Meadows
  • Jockey: G P Halpin
  • Trainer: John Feane
  • Owner: Mrs Ann Cassidy

17:45 Bar One Racing Double The Odds Goalscorer Special Apprentice Handicap (45-65)

White & black diamonds, black stars on sleeves, white cap, black spots (Cathal McGuckin)
  • Winner: Wild Shot
  • Jockey: O J Orr
  • Trainer: D English
  • Owner: Cathal McGuckin

18:15 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden (Plus 10)

Yellow & purple check, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star (Tan Kai Chah)
  • Winner: Grace Rafaela
  • Jockey: P J Smullen
  • Trainer: M O'Callaghan
  • Owner: Tan Kai Chah

18:45 Bar One Racing Telebetting 1800 624 524 Maiden

Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves & cap (Godolphin)
  • Winner: Betty Loch
  • Jockey: S Foley
  • Trainer: M Halford
  • Owner: Godolphin

19:20 Floodlit Friday Racing Returns 22nd September Handicap (45-65)

Light blue, light blue & dark blue striped cap (Exors Of the Late Lady Jane Gillespie)
  • Winner: Bien Chase
  • Jockey: W J Lee
  • Trainer: Adrian Mcallister
  • Owner: Exors Of the Late Lady Jane Gillespie