Co-Op Superstores back on board for National Hunt Raceday at Cork Racecourse Mallow on 17th October, as the racecourse gears up to welcome back racegoers!


Co-Op Superstores, the retail division of Dairygold, is delighted to be back in the saddle for the fourth year to sponsor the National Hunt Raceday at Cork Racecourse, Mallow on Sunday, 17th October with the first race going to post at 1:20pm.

The easing of Covid-19 restrictions means Cork Racecourse can now cater for an increased number of patrons at the Co-Op Superstores Race Day which marks the launch of the exciting national hunt winter season.  Many of Ireland’s leading jockeys and trainers will be participating in this day of top class thoroughbred racing. The day’s feature race will be the Handicap Steeplechase (Grade B) with a prize fund of €40,000.

Andrew Hogan, Manager at Cork Racecourse Mallow said “We are truly delighted to be in a position to welcome racegoers back to Cork racecourse, all be it with a limited capacity.  We’re thrilled to have Dairygold and Co-Op Superstores back on board for what we see as one of the highlights of the 2021 Cork Racecourse fixtures list and we are thankful to them for supporting us throughout this difficult period. Dairygold has supported us for many years and they’re now well associated with this national hunt winter season opener.  As a rural based retailer, many of their customers are regular race goers and we are looking forward to welcoming them all to Cork Racecourse on October 17th.”

John O’ Carroll, Head of Retail at Dairygold added: “We’re looking forward to yet another great National Hunt Meeting at Cork Racecourse on October 17th – this raceday is a natural fit for Dairygold and Co-Op Superstores which is at the heart of local communities across Munster.  We’re delighted to see Cork Racecourse welcome back racegoers and we’re proud to support them once again after what has been a very challenging time for racing.  We also look forward to seeing some of our members, staff and customers on the day for a great day of racing”.

This is a ticket only event and tickets must be pre-purchased in advance of the day. Tickets for The Co-Op Superstores Race Day are available online at . There will be a shuttle bus running from Mallow Town and Train Station, times published on .