Co-Op Superstores back in the saddle as title sponsors of National Hunt Raceday

Pictured ahead of the Co-Op Superstores Raceday at Cork Racecourse Mallow on Sunday, 16th October are John O’Carroll, Head of Retail at Dairygold and Andrew Hogan, General Manager at Cork Racecourse Mallow, along with racehorse Super Citizen being ridden by local jockey Ambrose McCurtin. (Picture: Peter Pietrzak)

Co-Op Superstores, the retail division of Dairygold is delighted to be back in the saddle for the fifth year to sponsor the National Hunt Raceday at Cork Racecourse, Mallow on Sunday, 16th October with the first race going to post at 13.55.

The Co-Op Superstores Raceday is a hugely popular race fixture that marks the launch of the exciting national hunt winter season and features top class thoroughbred racing along with many of Ireland’s leading jockeys and trainers. The day’s feature race will be the Co-Op Superstores Handicap Steeplechase (Grade B) with a prize fund of €45,000.

Andrew Hogan, General Manager at Cork Racecourse Mallow said: “We’re delighted to have Dairygold and Co-Op Superstores on board again this year as sponsors for what we see as one of the highlights of the 2022 Cork Racecourse fixtures list. Dairygold has supported us for many years and they’re now well associated with this national hunt winter season opener. Many of their customers are regular race goers and we are looking forward to welcoming them all to Cork Racecourse on 16th October.”

John O’Carroll, Head of Retail at Dairygold added: “We are delighted to partner with Cork Racecourse once again this year as sponsors of the Co-Op Superstores Raceday. We have 26 stores across Munster stocking an extensive range of Farm, Home & Garden supplies as well as Munster’s largest selection of Solid Fuel including a great range of Convenience Fuels, Electric Heaters and Solid Fuel Stoves. 

“In addition, we’re proud to produce and supply Pegus horse feed to many horse owners and trainers across Munster who will be participating on the day. The Co-Op Superstores Raceday is an event that many of our farmer members, customers and staff look forward to every autumn and we wish the team at Cork Racecourse the very best of luck with the day and the rest of the national hunt season.”

Following a thrilling days racing, there will be live music by The Joe Dolan Tribute Band, featuring Paschal Brennan, immediately after the last race. Tickets for racing and music are just €20, or €15 for a Student/OAP. Tickets can be purchased online in advance on to beat the raceday queues and avail of a 10% discount. A free shuttle bus service is provided from Mallow Train Station and Mallow town, more details can be found on