Unsurprisingly Roscommon is located in County Roscommon, around 75km north of Galway. The racecourse holds both flat and jump racing. The held unofficial meetings from 1837 before their first meeting under rules was way back in 1885. Meetings are only held on a Monday or Tuesday between May and September. There are nine meetings a year at this right-handed course that is 1 mile 2 furlongs in length.
The Grade 3 Kilbegnet Novice Chase is the most high profile race held over larger obstacles at Roscommon. It regularly attracts a strong field and many horses have gone on to contest and win Grade 1 races.
In terms of flat racing, the Listed level Lenebane Stakes is the most prestigious race. Held in July as part of the Roscommon Festival the race is held over 1m 4f and can be contested by three-year-olds and above that have not won a Group 1 or 2.
Whilst there are not a huge amount of meetings at Roscommon compared to other courses in Ireland, the meetings always have some decent betting propositions. Why not take advantage of some Roscommon free bets and get stuck into some of the races on the flat and over the obstacles. You can, of course, place online bets with most major bookmakers on events taking place at Roscommon.