Tipperary Races Announce Mini October Festival
Sunday, 30 September 2012
Horse Racing Ireland has announced that there will be four replacement fixtures over the coming weeks at racecourses which lost meetings earlier in the year due to the weather.
This includes a replacement fixture at Tipperary Races on Monday 8th October following the unfortunate cancellation of the meeting that was scheduled for the 28th June.
This means that Tipperary will now stage a ‘Mini October Festival’ including SUPER SUNDAY on the 7th Oct, the new fixture on the 8th and the National Hunt season Finale on the 9th
Jane Davis Manager at Tipperary Races said:- “We were delighted to receive confirmation that we had secured the replacement fixture. Having it as part of our Super Sunday and season finale line-up makes it very exciting for our team. We look forward to staging three great days on racing.”
All tickets for the races can now be purchased from local Tickets.ie retail outlets including the Tipperary Co-op SuperValu and on www.Tickets.ie .
The highlight of the three days is undoubtedly the Super Sunday event on October 7th. The feature attraction on the day will see Rebel Fitz step up into Grade 2 Company.
His trainer Michael Winters said last week: - "He should run at Tipperary on Sunday week. A lot of the better horses will be coming out now so he might find it a bit tougher.”
"Everything that has finished behind him recently has decent form, but he has a good turn of foot and that's been winning him his races. He goes in soft ground but I don't think he wants real deep winter ground so you might find he has a holiday when it gets like that. We'll see how he copes against the better horses before we decide when he goes chasing."
Super Sunday Highlights:
- Free family fun entertainment all day including, Front Runner Racing Club, Rodeo Bull, Inflatable Obstacle course and Mobile Farm
- Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe....Don't miss all the action from Paris with our parade ring MC's David Byrnes and Kevin O'Ryan
Super Sunday Feature Races:
Group 3 Coolmore Stud Home of Champions Concorde Stakes
Grade 2 Friends of Tipperary Hurdle
Grade 3 Like A Butterfly Novice Chase
Grade 3 Dolores Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle
The four replacement meetings are as follows:
Tipperary – Monday 8th October (Flat)
Tramore – Friday 12th October (Mixed)
Roscommon – Monday 15th October (Mixed)
Fairyhouse – Tuesday 23rd October (National Hunt)