Free Concert, Fabulous Fashion And Great Racing In Listowel This Weekend

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Serious Fun. Serious Style…Elaine Kinsella and Nicola O’Sullivan at a photo call to announce details of the forthcoming 3-day Listowel Races Whit Bank Holiday Meeting from Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd of June. Photo: John Kelliher

WITH the weather expected to be fine this weekend, Listowel is set to be buzzing for the three-day Listowel Races Whit Bank Holiday meeting from Saturday to Monday.

Coinciding with Listowel Writers Week, the highlights include a free concert by ABBA tribute band Waterloo on course on Saturday and the Best Dressed Lady Competition on Style Stakes Sunday with a cash prize fund of €1,000 judged by top TV and Radio Presenter, Elaine Kinsella.

Listowel Race Company are hosting a free concert during racing on a dedicated stage on the opening day of the festival Saturday 1st of June.

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Featuring top ABBA tribute band Waterloo, prepare to be a Dancing Queen and embrace the Listowel Races Summer festive vibe as Waterloo play all the hits from the Swedish Supergroup that are as popular today as their heyday in the early 80’s.

ABBA Waterloo are on at 4.30pm and afterwards, top DJ Ray Stack will keep the party in full swing playing all your favourite hits from the 70’s and 80’s. Bars will remain open on course until 8pm.

Top Radio and TV presenter, Elaine Kinsella who is the judge of the Best Dressed Lady at Style Stakes Sunday (2nd of June) at Listowel Races. Photo John Kelliher.

On Sunday 2nd of June, the prestigious Style Stakes Sunday returns with an all-cash prize fund for the Best Dressed Lady judged by the always glamorous top TV and Radio Presenter Elaine Kinsella.

The winning lady will receive €500 cash and the first two runners-up each receive €250. Judging will commence on course at 2.00pm, finalists will be interviewed on the main stage and the overall winners will be announced in the parade ring after the 5th race.

The festival features two days of National Hunt action on Saturday and Monday and one day of Flat on Sunday.

Racing highlights include The Anglo Printers Remembering John H. Kierans Mares Hurdle of €18,000 on Saturday 1st; the Irish EBF Median Sires Series Maiden of €25,000 on Sunday 2nd and the Join Racing TV Now Handicap Hurdle of €22,000 on Monday 3rd of June.

The Listowel Races Summer Meeting is the first of two meetings at the scenic Listowel Race Course, with the second 7-day Harvest Racing Festival meeting from Sunday 22nd to Saturday 28th of September 2024.

Admission is only €15 each day / OAP / Students: €12 and children under 12 have free admission to the race course when accompanied by an adult.

Generous group discounts are also available. For more information on tickets, and events visit www.listowelraces.ie or call (068) 21144. To book corporate hospitality sales@excellentchoice.ie and 021 4319398.

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