LIMERICK is preparing itself for a busy March, with a return of top-class National Hunt Racing to Greenmount Park in Patrickswell.
Two attractive meetings are listed for Sunday March 12 and Sunday March 26, while SPIN South West Student Race Day (Thursday March 30) is long sold-out.
“It’s good to be busy, the team here like being busy and as a whole we’re looking forward to staging some terrific racing across March,” commented Tom Rudd, General Manager. “To have two meetings on a Sunday is lovely, a traditional day at the races for everyone, and families will be more than catered for in so many ways.”
He added: “March is a month that’s at the heart of the National Hunt season, and everyone around Limerick, and the surrounding counties, love nothing more than National Hunt racing. We have put in place, with the help of our sponsors, some very interesting and top-quality races across all our upcoming fixtures.”
The winner of the Guinness Faugheen Grade 1 novice chase here on 26th December last year was “Gerri Colombe” trained by Gordon Elliott who is still unbeaten and Limerick Racecourse are delighted to be part of his journey to Cheltenham and wish him well.
Just a couple of days out from Cheltenham, racegoers can get into the Festival spirit with an eight race National Hunt Card on March 12, with the feature being The Irish Wire Products Irish EBF Shannon Spray Mares Novice Hurdle of €30,500 (Grade 3).
A fortnight later and the smashing programme carries two highlights, namely The Coolagown Stud Novice Steeplechase of €28,500 (Grade 3) and The Kevin McManus Bookmaker Champion (Pro/Am) Flat Race of €35,000 (Listed Race).
For both of these fixtures, an early-bird discount of €5 on general admission is available, while the Punter Package at just €29 (admission/race card/€5 bet and drink) appears exceptional value. The Restaurant Package (admission/race card/three-course meal) for the newly refurbished Greenmount Suite of The Grandstand is on offer for only €69.
There is live post-race music on each date in the Munster Suite.
A reminder Student Race Day is completely booked-out.