Festival fever growing at Limerick Racecourse

Colm Kinsella

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Festival fever growing at Limerick Racecourse

Jockey Paul Townend who won the Guinness Novice Hurdle on Penhill at Limerick Racecourse, last Christmas, went on to win the Albert Bartlett Novices´ Hurdle in Cheltenham

THE mammoth four- day Limerick Christmas Racing Festival will boast a prize fund of more than €450,000 this year.

The annual festival takes place from Tuesday, December 26 to Friday December 29 and is expected to attract up to 40,000 race goers to Greenmount Park. 

The total prize money on offer this Christmas will be the biggest yet for the festival.

With less than five weeks to go to the Festival, pre-sales of tickets are already suggesting that this year’s festival is shaping up to be one of the biggest to date.

The four-day festival will kick-off on St Stephen’s Day at 12:25pm, with the card boasting seven National Hunt races each day, and concluding at around 3:50pm daily followed by live entertainment to keep the festive spirit soaring in the Munster Suite. 

Thursday, December 28 includes the Sunway Holidays’ Most Stylish Ladies Day, which will see a holiday for two also up for grabs, while Friday concludes with a special family day event, including face-painting, party games and much more.

Children under 12 years of age will enjoy free admission to the races on all four days of the racing festival.

Food will be served by the award winning Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel team from Adare, spoiling race goers with their array of fresh fare served in the Panoramic restaurant, private suites and self-service restaurant in the Munster Suite.

Tickets for the Limerick Christmas Racing Festival start from only €15 per person, including hospitality packages, can be booked on www.limerickraces.ie, by ringing 061-320000 or email info@limerickraces.ie