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

17:30 Dundalk Stadium Business Club 2018 Claiming Race

Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, grey star (An Geall Is Fearr Teoranta)
  • Winner: Settle For Red
  • Jockey: P J Smullen
  • Trainer: D Marnane
  • Owner: An Geall Is Fearr Teoranta

18:00 AV Direct Irish EBF Fillies Maiden (Plus 10)

Emerald green, emerald green & white check sleeves, white cap (Zhang Yuesheng)
  • Winner: Blackgold Fairy
  • Jockey: P J Smullen
  • Trainer: M Halford
  • Owner: Zhang Yuesheng

18:30 Print Express Handicap

Dark blue, orange spots, white cap (Koya Equine Partnership)
  • Winner: Beach Bar
  • Jockey: W M Lordan
  • Trainer: Richard O'brien
  • Owner: Koya Equine Partnership

19:00 Boyle Bingo Irish EBF Median Auction Maiden (Plus 10)

White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green stars on cap (P Twomey)
  • Winner: Editorial
  • Jockey: W M Lordan
  • Trainer: P Twomey
  • Owner: P Twomey

19:30 Carnbeg Hotel & Spa Handicap (45-65)

Red & grey quartered, striped sleeves, purple cap (Mrs Helen Mullins)
  • Winner: Nam
  • Jockey: N G McCullagh
  • Trainer: T Mullins
  • Owner: Mrs Helen Mullins

20:00 Irishinjuredjockeys.com Handicap (45-65)

Maroon, maroon & royal blue striped sleeves, white cap, maroon star (Mrs Ciara Carty)
  • Winner: Clebourne
  • Jockey: D P McDonogh
  • Trainer: D Bunyan
  • Owner: Mrs Ciara Carty

20:30 Connolly Kelly Accountants Apprentice Handicap (45-65)

(1m 4f)
Red, white epaulettes, white stars on sleeves, white cap (R M D Cleaning Servics Limited)
  • Winner: Ineffable
  • Jockey: D E Hogan
  • Trainer: R Sweeney
  • Owner: R M D Cleaning Servics Limited

21:00 Kentucky Derby Qualifier At Dundalk March 2nd Handicap

(1m 2f 150y)
Brown, yellow star & stars on sleeves, brown cap, white star (Michael L Keating)
  • Winner: Nimitz
  • Jockey: D P McDonogh
  • Trainer: C O'Brien
  • Owner: Michael L Keating