This week’s Irish racing

Shane McArdle previews this week’s horse racing

Here’s a quick look ahead at this week’s feature race meetings

Wednesday

Dundalk (first race 2:45pm), a seven-race card which was due to be an evening fixture but has been brought forward to an afternoon fixture to avoid fireworks and Chinese Lanterns distracting or annoying the horses as it is Halloween

Thursday

Clonmel (first race 1:05pm), an eight-race jumps fixture featuring the €16,500 Sky Sports Racing Launching in 2019 Rated Steeplechase

Friday

Down Royal (first race 12:40pm), day one of a two-day festival, with the feature races today being

  • The Grade 3 Lough Construction Ltd. Irish EBF Mares Novice Hurdle (€35,000)
  • The Grade 2 WKD Hurdle (€50,000)

Dundalk (first race 6pm, or 5:30pm if a race divides), a seven-race card featuring the €25,000 Dundalk Stadium – Light Up Your Night Handicap

Saturday

Down Royal (first race 12:45pm), day two of a two-day festival, with the feature races today being

  • The Grade B Billecart-Salmon Handicap Hurdle (€50,000)
  • The Grade 1 JNwine.com Champion Steeplechase (€140,000)
  • The Grade 2 MyCarNeeds.com Steeplechase (€50,000)

Sunday

Naas (first race 12:20pm), an eight-race flat card featuring the Naas November Handicap (€100,000) and the Listed Finale Stakes

Cork (first race 1:05pm), A seven-race jumps card featuring

  • The Listed Novice Hurdle ((€40,000)
  • The Grade 3 Novice Steeplechase (€40,000)
  • Grade B Cork Grand National Handicap Steeplechase (€50,000)

This week’s main British & US racing

Friday

Newmarket (first race 12:30pm), a seven-race card, featuring the Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Bosra Sham” Fillies’ Stakes (£30,000)

Wetherby (first race 1:20pm), a six-race card including the Listed Weatherby’s Hamilton Wensleydale Juvenile Hurdle (£25,000) and a Listed Handicap Chase (£30,000)

Saturday

Wetherby (first race 12:20pm), a seven-race card including

  • The Listed OLBG.com Mares’ Hurdle (2:05pm) (£22,000)
  • The Grade 2 Charlie Hall Chase (2:40pm) (£100,000)
  • The Grade 2 bet365 Hurdle (3:15pm)

Ascot (first race 12:40pm), a seven-race card including

  • The Listed Byrne Group Handicap Chase (2:25pm) (£60,000)
  • The Listed Bet With Ascot Handicap Hurdle (3:00pm) (£60,000)
  • The Grade 3 Sodexo Gold Cup Handicap Chase (3:35pm) (£100,000)

Newmarket (first race 12:50pm), a seven-race card including

  • The Listed Montrose Fillies’ Stakes (2:35pm) (£30,000)
  • The Listed James Seymour Stakes (3:10pm) (£37,000)
  • The Listed Ben Marshall Stakes (3:45pm) (£37,000)

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Churchill Downs – Day two of the Breeders’ Cup meeting carrying almost £13million with the nine Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup races –

  • The Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (4:00pm),
  • The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (4:38pm),
  • The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (5:16pm),
  • The Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Filly & Mare Turf (6:04pm),
  • The twinspires.com Breeders’ Cup Sprint (6:46pm),
  • The Breeders’ Cup Mile (7:36pm),
  • The Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (8:16pm),
  • The Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (8:56pm)
  • The Breeders’ Cup Classic (9:44pm)

Sunday

Carlisle (first race 1:00pm), a seven-race featuring Listed Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase (3:45pm)

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Coming-up on Tuesday November 06th is the Melbourne Cup from Flemington Racecourse



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