Limerick Christmas Racing Festival draws to a close with family fun day

A festive family fun day to entertain younger race goers will bring the Limerick Christmas Racing Festival to a close.

The Greenmount Grotto located on level 2 of the main stand will host a variety of free entertainment to include

12.30pm – First race

1.20 – Meet Dancing Batman.

1.30 –Special guests to include Beauty & The Beast /Darth Vader and Moana

2.20 – Pass The Parcel ( Everyone Wins A Prize )

3- Kids Magic Show With Captain Pirate Drake From The Deep Blue Sea.

3.55pm – last race followed by DJ in the Munster Suite

The feature race is the Grade 2 Guiness Novice Hurdle (2.10), a race that has previously produced Cheltenham stars to include Faugheen, Martello Tower and Weapons Amnesty. The Willie Mullins trained Fabulous Saga and Ansi Va La Vie are fancied. Although there is a strong case to be made for Noel Meade’s Punchestown maiden hurdle winner Minella Fair.

The racing gets underway at 12.30 today with the Racing Post Maiden Hurdle, the going is heavy.

Today racegoers will hope that the excitement of the  D Pack Packaging Rated Novice Chase can be matched, when Phillip Enright pulled off a beautiful recovery to win the race, when it seemed as though he was sure to hit the turf aboard Surf Instructor. While the racecourse management will hope that the healthy attendence continues for the final day of the festival.

12:30 · Racing Post Maiden Hurdle

13:00 · Limerick Racecourse Vets Mares Beginners Chase

13:35 · Ladbrokes Rated Novice Chase

14:10 · Guinness Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)

14:45 · Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Handicap Hurdle (80-102)

15:15 · Handicap Hurdle

15:45 · Irish Field Flat Race

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Luke Liddy