Video - Preview of Limerick Christmas Racing Festival

LIMERICK Racecourse will host Munster’s biggest annual racing festival and one of the highlights of the local sporting and social calendar when the Christmas Festival of Racing takes place at Greenmount Park from December 26 to 29.

More than 30,000 patrons are expected to throng the enclosures at the state-of-the-art racing facility, with the festival set to result in a e2.5 million euro bonanza for the local economy through racecourse direct sales, service contractors, bookmakers, hotels, restaurants and transport providers.

Leading horses, trainers, jockeys and owners will battle it over for a share of the e375,000 in prizemoney on offer over the 28 races.