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

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Replays & Results

17:40 Greyhound Racing Every Friday And Saturday Night At Dundalk Claiming Race

(1m 2f 150y)
Royal blue, royal blue & yellow halved sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star (Ms Orlagh Reynolds)
  • Winner: Elusive In Paris
  • Jockey: G P Halpin
  • Trainer: John Feane
  • Owner: Ms Orlagh Reynolds

18:10 Book Your Fundraising Night At Dundalk Maiden

(1m 2f 150y)
Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves & cap (Godolphin)
  • Winner: Clinical Approach
  • Jockey: K J Manning
  • Trainer: J S Bolger
  • Owner: Godolphin

18:45 Marshes Shopping Centre Ladies Day 12th July 2017 Handicap (45-65)

(1m 4f)
Dark blue, white seams, white spots on cap (Mrs Audrey O'Dwyer)
  • Winner: Trump Card
  • Jockey: W J Lee
  • Trainer: C O'Dwyer
  • Owner: Mrs Audrey O'Dwyer

19:20 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Median Auction Maiden

Yellow, emerald green stars, emerald green sleeves, orange cap (Eric Koh)
  • Winner: Storm Ryker
  • Jockey: N G McCullagh
  • Trainer: M Halford
  • Owner: Eric Koh

19:55 12th July Horse & Greyhound Racing Handicap (45-65)

Light green, pink star & stars on sleeves, pink cap, light green star (Mrs Marita Rogers)
  • Winner: Richard Strauss
  • Jockey: D O'Brien
  • Trainer: Joseph P O'Brien
  • Owner: Mrs Marita Rogers

20:25 Sean Judge Memorial (C & G) Maiden

Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap, yellow star (Sh M Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum)
  • Winner: Ma Fee Heela
  • Jockey: S B Kelly
  • Trainer: M O'Callaghan
  • Owner: Sh M Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum

21:00 www.dundalkstadium.com Handicap (45-65)

Red, white stars, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap, red stars (J Swanson)
  • Winner: Duncan Of Scotland
  • Jockey: S B Kelly
  • Trainer: L Smyth
  • Owner: J Swanson