Limerick track hosts family day on Sunday

Ready Teddy Go: Caoimhe Usher, Leah Geaney, Caoimhe O'Sullivan, Rachael Geaney, Darragh and Ciara Condell, from the Irish Caravan Club Rally, pictured with Limerick Racecourse's resident bear Billy ahead of this Sunday's Family Fun Day at Greenmount Park
LIMERICK Racecourse stages a Family Fun Race Day as part of an exciting seven-race all National Hunt card at Greenmount Park this Sunday, April 7.

LIMERICK Racecourse stages a Family Fun Race Day as part of an exciting seven-race all National Hunt card at Greenmount Park this Sunday, April 7.

Gates open at 12:30pm at Limerick Racecourse on Sunday and families are encouraged to arrive at the racecourse early to enjoy all that is on offer.

The first race is due off at 2:30pm with buses departing from Colbert Station at 1.30pm and 2pm.

The feature races on Sunday’s highly competitive card are the Grade 2 Hugh McMahon Novice Steeplechase and The Kevin McManus Bookmakers Bumper.

Russell Ferris, General Manager of Limerick Racecourse said: “We look forward to our feature Family Day, which this year is sure to be bigger and better than ever.

“With the new children’s play area and cinema already showing its worth at our St. Patricks weekend fixture, the children’s colouring competition and Teddy bear dash on the track before racing should be great fun (looking forward to seeing the next Usain Bolt).

“We have a range of fantastic offers for families looking to have a great, affordable day’s entertainment, where both parents and children can enjoy the excitement of horse racing.”

With a big emphasis off the track on the family fun day, children are invited to have their Teddies at the ready for the Teddy bear dash. Horse shall be replaced on the home straight by children competing for great prizes to include tickets from Limerick’s best family attractions to include Stonehall Farm and the National Carting Centre and many more. In addition to the dash, prizes will be given for a fancy dress and colouring competition too.

Other free fun on the day will be a Teddy bear picnic, pony rides, animal petting farm, bouncy castles, face painting, playground and Cinema club.

Patrons intending to attend Sunday’s action-packed day at Greenmount Park can download the entry form from the Limerick Racecourse website to join in all the fun. A special offer family tickets are available for €40 to include admission and Supermacs Meal Deal for a family of four. Children will be spoiled for choice at the races and will enjoy free admission on the day.

A big screen showing the Munster v Harlequins Heineken Cup quarter-final clash will be provided on the day with discounted admission prices for those wearing their Munster jersey. For further information or for hospitality and group bookings, telephone 061-320000 or email info@limerickraces.ie Further information is also available on www.limerickraces.ie