Racing for the 2010 season begins at Ballinrobe on Tuesday next (MAY 4th), and now punters all over the world can stay in touch with the course’s newly-launched website.

The site – – officially went live today,  and it will now be one of the primary communication vehicles for the course. It coincides with Tuesday’s opening meeting of the year, with first race at 5.40pm.

“Through the site, and our accompanying Facebook and Twitter presence, we aim to provide all our followers with up-to-the-minute news from Ballinrobe Racecourse,” said course manager John Flannelly.

“We will also be running special promotions through the site, Facebook and Twitter, and already there are clear indications that people are keen to hear all that’s happening at the course.

“We have over 550 Facebook followers already – and the Facebook account was only opened three weeks ago.”

The site features all manner of information relating to the course, and attempts to satisfy the curiosity of punters and also those involved in the trade.

The site was built by local media organisation Sli Nua Communications, who have also overseen the social media strategy for the Racecourse. “Our hope is that the site, Facebook and Twitter would help to bring more people to Ballinrobe to enjoy the races, and everything else the region has to offer,” said Liam Horan of Sli Nua Communications.

Racecourse Committee member Sean O’Connell, who co-ordinated the project, urged all fans to seek out the Racecourse on Facebook (Ballinrobe Races) and Twitter (BallinrobeRaces.) “We also welcome contributions of photographs and items of interest to the site, which will continue to grow over the months and years ahead,” he said.