A SLEEPY Thursday in Limerick turned into arguably the world's biggest party as 10,000 students descended for their own raceday.

The stands were absolutely packed for the seven-race card – with every contest met with a huge roar from the crowd.

The brilliant SPIN Southwest Student Raceday aims to get new people into racing.

And judging by the scenes it looked to be a giant success, with Limerick bringing in the kind of midweek attendance numbers other tracks can only dream of.

Tickets for the day were in such high demand that they were limited to just two per person.

And racecourse bosses had to put out a message warning those desperate to get in on the action not to buy from touts.

For those lucky enough to snap a spot they were treated to some famous winners on the track.

Gordon Elliott trained Media Naranja, the 4-5 fav winner of the first and 9-4 So Des Flos, who took the second.

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Rachael Blackmore was a convincing winner of the 3.25 aboard the Mick Winters-trained 16-5 fav Crowsatedappletart.

But the real winners of the day were the students.

The ladies looked ultra glamorous dressed up in their finest raceday gear.

While the lads looked booted and suited on the racecourse, which lies around five miles outside Ireland's third largest city on the west coast.

And the fun didn't stop after the last race.

Punters were treated to a night of music featuring the likes of Marty Guilfoyle and Shane Codd.

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