FIRST CLASS RACING, a special programme of family entertainment and live coverage of the Connacht GAA final on a designated big screen should make for an exciting day out at Sligo Races on Sunday next.
A competitive seven race all national hunt card gets under way at 2.55pm and there will be plenty of free family entertainment throughout the afternoon to keep the children occupied while the adults take on the serious business of trying to pick a winner.
Special family packages for parents and children are available at €25 and include all activities for children which are free and under cover. Activities include front runner racing club for kids, a magic ice rink, a bouncy castle and free ice cream voucher for all children.
The three sponsored races on the carde are the Guinness Handicap Hurdle, the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Novice Hurdle and the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Maiden Hurdle.
Racegoers won't miss any action from the Connacht GAA final as a big screen will be on site dedicated exclusively to coverage of the big game.
Sligo Races Manager, Brian Kennedy, is anticipating an exciting afternnon.
'With a full card of seven races and a wide variety of activities to keep the children entertained, it's a great opportunity for families to do something different on a Sunday afternoon', he said. 'People coming to the races will be able to watch the Connacht final on a designated big screen which has been hired specially for the occasion. So it's a great chance to come to the races early, have lunch and watch the football on the big screen'
Mr. Kennedy extended best wishes to the Sligo GAA team.
Admission prices are €15 for adults and €10 for students. Family packages for parents and children are available at €25. Special group rates are also available but pre-purchase is necessary. There is free parking in the centre of the track and the restaurant and bars will be open from 1pm.
As the racing season gets into full swing, local enthusiasts can look forward to three further great days of racing at Sligo nex month on August 8th and 9th and August 21st.