The Rubberbandits perform at Kilbeggan Races next Monday.
Racing might be the sport of kings, but it can appeal to all ages and next Monday June 25 at around 6pm a student evening at Kilbeggan Races should attract a large crowd and create a great atmosphere over the seven races.
The popular Rubberbandits and some guest DJs should have the enclosure throbbing with life and we all like to cheer home a winner in front of a full house. Some warm sunshine for a change would cap a potentially great evening.
With just over a month to Galway races, the spies will be out to spot a future winner. Paul and Carmel Fay are sponsoring the Fay Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle of €15,000 and the Mullingar and North Westmeath Vintners Association and Tara Wholesale Bottlers are sponsoring the novice hurdle.
The Hurley Handicap Hurdle is again sponsored by Pat McCormack and the European Breeders Fund are sponsoring a novice chase over 2.5 miles.
With four sponsored races and plenty of good runners, the possibilities of winners for punters are endless. It should make for some great racing.
Family race day
Family Race Day on June 6 was a great success, especially as the weather was not perfect. Willie Mullins cheered up punters with a first and last race double courtesy of Sin Palo (7/4) ridden by Ruby Walshe and Tastiocht (3/10) ridden by Patrick Mullins.
He missed a treble when White Feathers (9/2) recorded his second success at Kilbeggan this year and another course specialist, the appropriately named Coldwinters (5/2), also recorded his second success this year. Noel Meade's Tackmaster was an impressive winner for Gigginstown Stud in the novice chase.
Monday evening racing had traditionally been successful at Kilbeggan and it should be a special occasion. Admission is €20 for two adults with children under 18. The races start at 6pm and so arrive early to take in the atmosphere.