Limerick Racecourse to host largest student event in Ireland 2013

Limerick Races student raceday 2013 shall take place on Thursday 11th of April at Greenmount Park.


Publish Date: Tuesday 9th April 2013

Limerick Races student raceday 2013 shall take place on Thursday 11th of April at Greenmount Park. Last year 12,400 students attended the largest student event in Ireland and this year ticket sales indicate that the crowds shall match lasts years attendance.

New this year is a Best Dressed competition proudly sponsored by Irish beauty brand KARORA Cosmetics. KARORA offer Irish women a stylish skin caring choice in self tan with a collection of award winning botanical bronzing products that deliver custom colour with intense skin treatments.

KARORA will provide the winner of Best Dressed competition with a hamper of KARORA products along with gift bags for the runners up. Bronzing Guru, Karen Brown of KARORA commented "We are thrilled to sponsor the Best Dressed student competition and are looking forward to spotting some fabulous young style on the day"

Students have referred to the day as 'Mini Oxygen' and have been preparing for the raceday for a number of weeks. 3,000 tickets were sold in Limerick’s student unions in the first week they went on sale.

Bus services shall also be operating in Limerick and visiting groups from institutes from around the country have booked in to include Cork, Galway, Maynooth and Tipperary. The Greenmount track is also getting ready with 50,000 plastic glasses, 16,500 burger buns and 6 pigs on a spit ready to roll!

Russell Ferris General Manager stated "The Spin Southwest Student Raceday is a fantastic experience, the atmosphere at last year’s event was electric and unlike anything I had experienced at any race meeting (not even Cheltenham!). Students are integral to the success of racing for the next generation and days like this have undoubtedly whetted the appetite and interest in horse racing as we have seen a noted increase in students attending the races throughout the year. The only advice I would give is get here early and don’t miss it!"

Gates open from 2.30pm with the first race at 4.30pm with 7 races. A SPIN Southwest Radio DJ shall be broadcasting live from the racecourse on the day followed by live band Recoil till late, other fun activities include Bucking Bronco, Photo booth.

More information please contact Karen Shanahan Limerick Racecourse on 061 320000 or 083 1156650 or

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