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Jockey and Trainer Stats

Flat

Rank Jockey Name Rides Today Runs Wins Win %
1st Colin Keane 0 96 16 17
2nd W J Lee 0 74 13 18
3rd Pat Smullen 0 38 12 32
4th Donnacha O'Brien 0 47 10 21
5th Gary Carroll 0 55 10 18

The jockeys above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

Jumps

Rank Jockey Name Rides Today Runs Wins Win %
1st Davy Russell 0 48 13 27
2nd Paul Townend 0 33 7 21
3rd Mark Walsh 0 35 7 20
4th Sean Flanagan 0 65 7 11
5th Jack Kennedy 0 19 6 32

The jockeys above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

Flat

Rank Trainer Name Runs Wins Win %
1st G M Lyons 58 14 24
2nd D K Weld 58 11 19
3rd Mrs John Harrington 51 10 20
4th Joseph Patrick O'Brien 57 10 18
5th W McCreery 37 8 22

The trainers above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

Jumps

Rank Trainer Name Runs Wins Win %
1st Gordon Elliott 99 21 21
2nd W P Mullins 32 13 41
3rd Noel Meade 50 12 24
4th Joseph Patrick O'Brien 55 10 18
5th Henry De Bromhead 48 8 17

The trainers above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

Roscommon Chase Course
Roscommon Chase Course
Roscommon Chase Course

Tips for Roscommon Races

Roscommon Racecourse is situated in central Ireland, about 80 miles west of Dublin. It boasts both flat and jump racing for a short summer season that yields just nine fixtures on Mondays and Tuesdays, eight of which are evening cards. There are often big crowds at their cards. Money is steadily being reinvested into the track with facilities being upgraded. However, the yard still has a country track atmosphere.

Course: The jumps track is nearly 10 furlongs in circumference, the track has sharp bends with a run in of over 3 furlongs and a slight climb to the winning post. It is considered a very fair track with a slight bias towards those who race close to the pace, due to the sharp bends. However, there aren’t too many hard luck stories, with jockeys afforded plenty of time to adopt a position from all starts. There are six obstacles on each circuit, with very fair Easyfix fences in use on the chase course.

7f is the shortest distance raced over on the flat with no separate sprint course like so many tracks.  It is a track relatively sharp in nature and with the bends also on the sharp side, those who like to race close to the pace tend to be favoured.

Draw Bias: With few races taking place per year at Roscommon racecourse, it can be difficult to establish a draw bias. However, there appears to be a slight bias towards those drawn low. But with a good run from the home turn, a wider draw doesn’t appear to give a huge disadvantage, especially over a longer trip. Over 7 furlongs they have the entire length of the back straight to adopt a position. Therefore, even in a big field, the advantage of a low draw is only slight.

Betting Trends: Races at Roscommon have recently become well known as the canvas on which Charles Byrnes painted his summer plot. All three of his horses won in a coup that cost the bookmaking industry an estimated €5 million. Ger Lyons is the trainer to follow on the flat, with a 24% strike rate over the last five years for a +£36.79 level stakes profit. Favourites often struggle at Roscommon racecourse, especially in jumps handicaps where they have less than a 19% strike rate.

Feature Races:

July:

  • Lenbane Stakes (Listed) (12f)

September:

  • Kilbegnet Novice Chase (Listed) (2m)

Address

Lenbane, Racecourse Road, Roscommon, Co Roscommon, Ireland

General Admission

http://www.roscommonraces.com/next-meetings.htm

How to Get There

Air - Galway
Road - 76km NE of Galway and 136km W of Dublin
Rail - Regular train service from Dublin Heuston to Roscommon station. Taxi service from there to track

Parking

Disabled Facilities

Designated disabled viewing area in the stands

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