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Ballinrobe Host HRI Industry Education Day

Tuesday, September 11th 2018

At the Transition Year Education Day at Ballinrobe Racecourse, pictured were T.Y. Students from St.Colmans College Claremorris with Racecourse Track Manager Cathal Flannelly and their Teacher Carmel Cruise.
Pic:Trish Forde.

 

127 transition year students from two local secondary schools, St Colman’s College, Claremorris and Ballinrobe Community School, got to go behind-the-scenes at Ballinrobe racecourse today. 

At the Transition Year Education Day at Ballinrobe Racecourse, pictured were students from Ballinrobe Community School, with their Teacher Shane Conlon and Racecourse Manager John Flannelly.
Pic:Trish Forde.

 

The students met with racecourse manager John Flannelly who spoke about preparing for racedays and the role of the racecourse in the community.  John also took students on a tour of the racecourse.

 

Ballinrobe Racecourse Track Manager Cathal Flannelly. speaking to students from St.Colmans College Claremorris at the Transition Year Education Day at the Racecourse.
Pic:Trish Forde.

Track foreman Cathal Flannelly discussed ground maintenance and management, while trainer Michael Grassick from the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association spoke to the students about life as a racehorse trainer and about how to prepare a horse for the races.

 

Patrick Ryan from HRI’s CARE department gave the students an overview of the racing industry and discussed potential employment options within the industry.

 

At the Transition Year Education Day at Ballinrobe Racecourse, pictured were speakers at the event:Left to right:Ballinrobe Racecourse Track Manager Cathal Flannelly, Horse Racing Ireland representitive Paddy Ryan, Irish Racehorse Trainers Association CEO Michael Grassick and Racecourse Manager John Flannelly.
Pic:Trish Forde.

The objective of the HRI’s industry education day is to build ties between the racecourse and their local community and build on the growing interest in horse racing among students, creating opportunities to experience the sport in greater depth. 

 

John Flannelly, Ballinrobe racecourse manager, commented: “We were delighted to welcome transition year students to Ballinrobe today.  It gives us an opportunity to showcase our facilities, meet the team on the ground and educate students on what goes on behind the scenes.  We are very fortunate to have great support from the local community and we look forward to welcoming these students back to Ballinrobe with their families and friends.”

 

 

 

At the Transition Year Education Day at Ballinrobe Racecourse, pictured were students from Ballinrobe Community School, with their Teacher Shane Conlon and Racecourse Manager John Flannelly.
Pic:Trish Forde.

Abandoned Meeting: Racecourse Statement

The Management and Committee of Ballinrobe Racecourse sincerely apologise to all racegoers following the abandonment of this evenings meeting. We respect the decision of the stewards. We will continue to work closely with the IHRB. All racegoers have received free entry to any one of our remaining meetings this year. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Ballinrobe again. 

Winning trainer Ado McGuinness speaks about Military Hill after his victory at Ballinrobe on Monday

From North County Dublin to Ballinrobe is a fair trek, but it is not one that trainer Ado McGuinness is unfamiliar with and he struck in the opening Tote Claiming Race at the Mayo venue on Monday night with the Sean Gallagher-owned Military Hill.
 
The son of Majestic Missile does not win very often and rider Shane Foley had to be at his strongest to persuade him to win, but in the end he just got his head in front where it mattered as he accounted for Fox Dream by half-a-length.
 
 
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IRISH RACING PREVIEW: Top-notch Tuesday racing at Ballinrobe

BALLINROBE
Tuesday, May 29
First Race: 5.30
 
Fresh from landing her first Classic success at the Curragh on Sunday when Alpha Centauri won the Irish 1,000 Guineas, Jessica Harrington will be bidding to advertise her versatility yet again, by teeing up A Sizing Network for McHale Mayo National Handicap Chase [8.00] at Ballinrobe.
 
A Sizing Network didn’t get home over 3m2f last time at Killarney but is sure to be suited by stepping back in trip in the feature race at the County Mayo track. 
 
Standing in Harrington’s way is trainer John Ryan, responsible for Kilcarry Bridge, a grand 11-year-old bidding to record back-to-back successes in the race.
 
Noel Meade, who was among the winners at the track on Monday, runs Net D’Ecosse, the Gigginstown-owned gelding coming into the valuable contest off the back of an impressive victory at Kilbeggan.
 
Racing at Ballinrobe begins at 5.30pm and the ground at the venue is good. 
 
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Is She Diesel wins the Monroes Mares H’Cap at Ballinrobe

Mayo Racing News 
Local owner Paul Mullins likes nothing better than having winners at Ballinrobe, and some nice bets seemed to be landed as his mare Is She Diesel was backed from 12-1 into 5-1 in running out a comprehensive winner of the feature Monroe’s Live Mares Handicap Hurdle.
 
Running in her first handicap, the Seamus Fahey-trained mare was sent to the front between the last two flights by Rachael Blackmore and really saw it out well to take advantage of the considerable weight she was receiving from favourite Chambord Du Lys. The winning margin was six lengths.

BALLINROBE 29-5-2017.
The scenic view at the County Mayo venue this evening.
Photo HEALY RACING.

 
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