Dry day expected at Lingstown races today

By Dan Walsh

The equestrian fraternity will be travelling to south Wexford today (Sunday) where the autumn Killinick Harriers point-to-point takes place at picturesque Lingstown. The first of six races are off at 12.30pm.

Jumping the banks course at Lingstown (File Pic)

Latest news from the track is that there is a good covering of grass, the ground conditions are expected to be ‘yielding’ except for the back straight which will be ‘soft to heavy’ and a dry day overhead is promised by the weather experts!

There are 116 entries, which is impressive by any standards, and the highest number is 37 in the four-year-old geldings’ maiden race. There are 24 entries in the maiden race for four-year-old mares, which is the first race on the card.

Highlight of the day is bound to be the Open Race over the famous Lingstown ‘Banks Course’ with 12 entries including many times winner Vital Island from the Richard O’Keeffe stable near Taghmon.

Fingers crossed for a dry day, good racing and plenty of racegoers to take on the bookies odds.  

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