Cork (2:05pm) stages a flat card today, with the feature races being the €45,000 Navigation Stakes (a Listed Race) at 4:05pm and the €30,000 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies’ Handicap at 5:05pm.
Owing to the ground being too firm, the Thurles card on Thursday has been abandoned. A replacement fixture is slated for Monday 12th of November. Their next race meeting is on Thursday 25th of October.
In the afternoon it will be Downpatrick (2pm) ahead of what will be another valuable meeting under the lights at Dundalk (6pm – possibly 5:30pm depending on whether a race divides).
The Dundalk card will carry €132,000 in prize-money and feature the Al Basti Equiworld Carlingford Stakes, a ten-furlong Listed Race worth €50,000. It will be the third-successive week that the County Louth track will have staged either a Group or Listed race on its card, with a €63,500 Group 3 race for two-year-olds also scheduled for Friday October 19th.
On Saturday, Fairyhouse will stage a jumping card from 2pm and Limerick’s flat card that is due to start at 1:35pm will feature the €45,000 Martin Molony Stakes (a Listed Race), backed up by a €26,000 handicap run over a distance of one mile.
They race again at Limerick (from 1:50pm) on Sunday on what is a huge day, the centrepiece being the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National at 4:45pm.
Flat racing fans will also be well served on Sunday with Navan (first race 1:35pm) staging a card that contains three Listed Races plus the €100,000 Irish Cesarewitch (5pm, two miles).
The Listed Races are the €55,000 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Legacy Stakes (2:05pm, five furlongs, a race for two-year-olds), the €45,000 Waterford Testimonial Stakes (2:40pm, five furlongs, for three-year-old and upwards) and the €50,000 Staffordstown Stud Stakes (4:”5pm, for two-year-old fillies).
It all adds up to an excellent week of racing in Ireland.