Ballinrobe Racecourse Gears Up for an Exciting 2024 Season

Ballinrobe Racecourse Gears Up for an Exciting 2024 Season. Pictured John Flannelly, Racecourse manager and Kenneth Murphy Racecourse Chairman

Ballinrobe Racecourse is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated return of racing for the 2024 season. Following its recognition as the Racecourse of the Year in 2023, Ballinrobe Racecourse has continued its commitment to excellence with ongoing enhancements and preparations throughout the winter months.

John Flannelly, Racecourse Manager, expressed his excitement for the upcoming season, stating, “We finished 2023 on a high note, winning Racecourse of the Year. We haven’t rested on our laurels; instead, we’ve had a very busy winter focusing on development and planning for 2024.”

Flannelly continued, “We’ve built a new stable staff canteen, upgraded our winners’ hospitality bar, and provided more space in the jockeys’ changing room. We continue to strive to meet the needs of all those involved in racing, from racegoers to trainers, jockeys, and owners.”

The season kicks off with a Friday evening National Hunt meeting on April 19th, featuring the popular Fantastic Friday Special, offering a great value group deal. The first race goes to post at 5:08pm. This sets the stage for an exciting season ahead, filled with great racing and unforgettable experiences.


A highlight of the season is the McHale Raceday, headlined by the prestigious McHale Mayo National, now with a staggering prize fund of €100,000. Chairman, Kenneth Murphy and Ballinrobe Race Committee wish to sincerely thank their neighbours, McHale, for their continued support, which makes such a spectacular event possible.

Kenneth Murphy, Ballinrobe Racecourse Chairman commented ‘McHale have continued to support us year on year. In 2020, the McHale Mayo National became our first ever listed race and now it is worth fantastic prize-money, that would not have been possible without the support of McHale’.

Ladies Day returns on Monday, June 24th, generously sponsored once again by The Lodge at Ashford Castle. July will see the excitement soar with the July Festival, featuring a lineup of great racing and entertainment for all. Families are invited to attend for Family Day on Monday, July 22nd, where a host of free activities awaits the kids. The excitement continues on Tuesday, July 23rd, with the Mike Denver Race Dance, a fantastic blend of racing and entertainment in conjunction with the Ballinrobe Festival.

As always, there are two popular Monday evening meetings on August 12th and 26th.  And, Friday, September 13th will close out the season on a high note with a thrilling evening meeting.

For tickets and group packages, including the exclusive Coranna Restaurant package, visit the  website at Keep up to date with all the latest news on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and X.  The team at Ballinrobe Racecourse is excited to welcome racegoers, enthusiasts, and families for what promises to be an exhilarating and unforgettable 2024 season.