McHale Raceday with record prizemoney

Ballinrobe Racecourse today launch their 2019 season at the racetrack, with ten evening race meetings scheduled between April and September, comprising eight National Hunt and two Flat meetings, with total prizemoney of over €1million on offer. 
One of the highlights of the Ballinrobe fixture list is the McHale Raceday on Tuesday May 28, sponsored by specialist farm machinery company, McHale, now in their sixth year of sponsorship. Feature races on the day include the McHale Mayo National of €50,000 and the McHale Mayo Hurdle of €50,000, both the most valuable races to be run at Ballinrobe this season.
The Vaughan Shoes Ladies Day on June 24 is also a hugely popular event and this year will be judged by fashion stylist with Ireland AM, Mandy Maher of Catwalk Model Agency, Galway, with a cash prize of €1,500 up for grabs.  With shops in Ballinrobe, Claremorris and Castlebar, Vaughan Shoes is one of the leading shoe store chains in the west of Ireland.
Family day at Ballinrobe Racecourse takes place on July 22, a meeting which was very well-received by local families last year and a wide range of free, fun activities are planned for children of all ages.
John Flannelly, Manager of Ballinrobe Racecourse, said: We are delighted to be launching our 2019 racing season here at Ballinrobe. We have an exciting racing programme lined up with record prizemoney. We are delighted that McHale are once again sponsoring the hugely popular McHale Raceday with two races valued at €50,000 on the day. The ever-popular Vaughan Shoes Ladies Day will take place on June 24th this year. I would like to thank all our sponsors, including a number of new sponsors this year for their wonderful support and commitment to Ballinrobe Racecourse over the years. We look forward to welcoming everyone back racing on Friday evening, April 12th.”
The season kicks off on Friday April 12 with ‘Friday Night Fever’ – a package available to groups of ten or more to include admission, racecard, €5 Tote bet and a glass of wine or a pint, all for €20! For further information and ticket bookings visit
Ballinrobe Fixtures 2019
Friday April 12th (e)
Tuesday 7th May (e)
Monday 27th May (e)
Tuesday 28th May (e)
Monday 24th June (e)
Monday 22nd July (e)
Tuesday 23rd July (e)
Monday 12th August (e)
Tuesday 27th August (e)
Friday 20th September (e)
Pictured at the 2019 Ballinrobe Races Season Launch: Jonathan Mullin, DIrector of Communications and Corporate Affairs HRI, Ross Kierans General Manager, TOTE, John Staunton, Chairman Ballinrobe Racecourse, Lynda Reilly, Operations Manager TOTE, Gerard Geraghty, PRO Ballinrobe Racecouse & John Flannelly, Manager Ballinrobe Racecourse.
Pictured at 2019 Season Launch Michael Duffy, Mayo News, Jonathan Mullin, Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs HRI, John Staunton Chairman Ballinrobe Racecourse, Michael Grassick, CEO of Irish Racehorse Trainers Association, Gerard Geraghty, PRO Ballinrobe Racecourse & Michael Higgins, General Manager of the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund
Vaughan Shoes Ladies Day Judge Mandy Maher pictured with Chairman John Staunton and Laura Vaughan of Vaughan Shoes