McHale Raceday 2024 Now Bigger Than Ever!

McHale Raceday Set to Thrill on May 27th

€100,000 Prize Fund Announced for The Listed McHale Mayo National

Ballinrobe-based company McHale  are proud sponsors of the Listed McHale Mayo National and the McHale Mayo Hurdle. 2024 brings more improvements with the McHale Mayo National now with a prize fund of €100,000.

 It marks one of the racing highlights in Ballinrobe Racecourse’s calendar and takes place this year on Monday 27th May. It is all you could ask for in an evening race meeting, great racing, great atmosphere and great value! Get your tickets now and avoid the queues.

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We are delighted to announce that Rasai Beo TG4 will be broadcasting live from McHale Raceday once again this year.

In 2023, Lunar Power won the McHale Mayo Handicap Hurdle. Lunar Power was trained by Noel Meade and ridden by Neil Ryan. At 33/1 Lunar Power won by three-and-a-quarter lengths.

Ballinrobe 29-5-23 Lunar Power & Neil Ryan win the McHale Mayo handicap Hurdle (Photo HEALY RACING)
Ballinrobe 29-5-23 Noel Meade receiving winners tropy from Paul McHale. Also pictured, Sean O’Connell & Davy Walsh (Ballinrobe Race Committee)

Gordon Elliott and  Danny Gilligan teamed up to win the McHale Mayo National Handicap Chase with Tullybeg in 2023.


29-5-23 Ballinrobe. Tullybeg and Danny Gilligan (red cap) win the McHale Mayo National Handicap Steeplechase (Listed). Healy Racing Photo
Ballinrobe 29-5-23 Tullybeg & Danny Gilligan win the McHale Mayo National handicap Steeplechase (Photo HEALY RACING)

Established over 30 years ago, McHale will sponsor seven races on the day. The family-run business produces a range of specialist farm machinery focusing on balers and bale wrappers and is a major employer in the Ballinrobe area. Manufacturing takes place at a purpose-built factory in Ballinrobe.