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Crowd at Kilbeggan Races Paddy Dunican
Secretary/Manager

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Our Next Race Meeting:
Friday 21st April 2017  
First Race: 4.40 p.m.


Kilbeggan Races has experienced explosive growth in 2016, with record breaking attendances throughout the season. The Kilbeggan formula has consistently provided fun, friendship and an electric atmosphere for all, and we look forward to welcoming you to our final bash of the year.


Summer Party Pack @ Just €22 Per Person

Including: Admission Ticket + €5 Food Voucher + €5 Drink Voucher + Race Card  
For groups of 10 +, Discounted Tickets Pre-Sale Only

Admission Adults: €15, Students & OAP: €12, Discount for Groups, Children under 16 Free

Ticket can now be purchased on link by clicking here or at
over 250 Centra and SuperValu outlets nationwide


Contact us in the Office at 057 93 32176 or at racing@kilbegganraces.com


Press Release
 
“A SUPERB YEAR”

Paddy Dunican, Manager of Kilbeggan stated that “We are delighted that we are celebrating a superb year. This year has been an outstanding success for us with a major increase in attendances and, in particular this year, a massive growth in the number of people coming in groups. The quality of horses racing has also improved, which has created more competitive and exciting racing for all of our fans”  

 
UAE Ambassador Heaps Praise On 'Beautiful' Kilbeggan Races

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Ireland described Kilbeggan Races as a 'community of happiness' when he was the guest of honour at Saturday's meeting.

Dr Saeed Mohammed Al Shamsi said that Dubai has the most expensive race meeting in the world but Kilbeggan has the 'most beautiful'.

Dr Al Shamsi was making his first visit to Kilbeggan Races and was accompanied by his daughter Fatimah and son Mohamed. Dr Al Shamsi said that while he had attended the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby because it was part of his work, coming to Kilbeggan was his pleasure.

"Because the nature of this town and the people of this town is just marvellous and beautiful to see. All the families with their children, with the community, enjoying a beautiful day like this together," he said.
"I feel like I am amongst my family," Dr Al Shamsi added, emphasising that family ties were very important to the people of the UAE and he was delighted to experience the family atmosphere in Kilbeggan.
"We have a lot of similarities when it comes to the family ties, when it comes to being together.  Sometimes you will find, in our homes, grandparents, parents, grandchildren, living in the same home and if they are not in the same house they will be of the same neighbourhood.  And I notice the people here in Ireland have exactly the same thing when it comes to their family ties."

Looking around the course in Kilbeggan, the Ambassador remarked: "God bless them with this kind of greenery and environment.  It is a community of happiness."
"Today I've seen something I always want to see.  And the pleasure for my daughter and my son being here with me, as a family, and seeing all the families here, added more value to my thinking when it comes to Ireland and the Irish people," he said.

The Ambassador said the UAE, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi, had a greater share of Irish people than any other country in the region and he very much valued their presence there. Irish people worked in healthcare, education, airlines and other businesses. "We feel that they are part of us. Their behaviour, their manners [are] very much similar to ours so we don't feel they are strangers," he said.

Dr Al Shamsi officiated at the presentations for race winners on Saturday and his daughter presented the Best Dressed Ladies competition prize to Mullingar woman Emma Gunning.