This year’s Clonmel Oil Steeplechase will be held on Thursday, 10th November. This prestigious event on the Irish National Hunt calendar takes place over two and a half miles of the Powerstown Park circuit. In the past it has been won by such household names as Dorans Pride, Beef Or Salmon and War Of Attrition. Last year’s winner Tranquil Sea went on to Grade 1 success at Fairyhouse just a month after his Clonmel success.
Eugene Cooney, Clonmel Racecourse, says the entire programme of races on Clonmel Oil Chase Day is now about quality. “Blazing Tempo won the Mares race on the supporting card last year and she later won the famous Galway Plate. Two other winners, Jim Will Fix It and The Shepherd, enjoyed success at the big Leopardstown Christmas meeting, proving the high standard of racehorse that competes at Powerstown Park on Clonmel Oil Chase Day”.
This year Clonmel Oil and Clonmel Racecourse have come up with a real quality all-in package for racegoers. For only €25 you get admission, a race card, lunch and a €5 Tote voucher. Tickets must be pre-purchased on or before Tuesday, 8th November and thanks to Clonmel Oil all ticket holders will be entered in a draw for a €300 petrol or diesel voucher.
For further information see www.clonmelraces.ie or contact Eugene at 052-6188508.
The next race meeting at Clonmel takes place on Thursday, 27th October and will feature the Graham Norris Memorial Handicap Hurdle, kindly sponsored by Victor and Anita Norris.