Dundalk Stadium will Stand with Ukraine by donating all admission fees to the Irish Red Cross' Ukraine Crisis Appeal
Dundalk Stadium have announced that they will be donating all entry frees from their meetings this weekend to the Irish Red Cross' Ukraine Crisis Appeal.
The Dowdallshill track hosts horse racing this Friday night with the culmination of their Winter Series, a popular night for both regulars and new visitors alike which often brings a bumper crowd to the stadium.
Meanwhile after all the jockeys have left the weigh room comes another card of greyhound action later that night in the middle of the track. A second night of greyhound racing follows on Saturday evening. All entry fees from the three meetings, plus donations from collection points around the track will go to the Irish Red Cross.
"Like the rest of the world, the events unfolding in Ukraine has shocked us" stated CEO of Dundalk Stadium Jim Martin.
"As such, we have decided to donate all admission fees from both sports this whole weekend, to the Irish Red Cross' Ukraine Crisis Appeal. We proudly fly the Ukraine flag in front of our stand as we stand with Ukraine.
"We urge everyone to come out, help us send as much as we can to help the people who need it most. "
Red Cross teams are on the ground now in Ukraine and will continue their work to repair vital infrastructure, support health facilities, and help families with life-saving food and hygiene items.
All donations to this cause will help those affected get food, medicine, shelter and water, while also helping the Red Cross to assist those displaced by conflict.
The Winter Series on Friday night has come right down to the wire with four jockeys still in with a chance of grabbing the prize on the final night of competition.
Chris Hayes is currently leading the way on 14 winners, but three others are hot on his heels. Donagh O'Connor and Mikey Sheehy are both on 12 winners while Irish Champion jockey Colin Keane sits next in the table on 11.
The trainers championship has been decided already with Joseph O'Brien taking his sixth title in a row. He currently has 17 winners, five ahead of James McCauley on 12 and seven more then Ger Lyons who lies on 10.
The eight race card gets underway at 5pm while greyhound racing commences at 8:50PM on Friday and 7:50PM Saturday night. Admission is available at the turnstiles or online at https://www.dundalkstadium.com/booktickets.
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