Irish Racecourses

Here is some information about the major Irish racecourses. RaceBets offer betting on all Irish racing and you’ll also find the widest range of worldwide horse racing markets, anywhere online. We have listed racecourses in A-Z alphabetical order, with a little information about each venue.

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Irish Racecourses A-Z List

Clonmel Racecourse is in Tipperary and is used for both National Hunt and flat racing. The track is one and a quarter miles, and is right-handed.

Cork Racecourse is at Mallow, in County Cork. This is a one and a half mile right-handed track. Steeplechases have run here, since the middle of the Eighteenth Century.

The Curragh is Ireland’s most important course. The Irish 1,000/2,000 Guineas, the Irish Derby, the Irish Oaks  and the Irish St. Leger are held on this two-mile right-handed track.

Both horses and greyhounds are run at Dundalk, which also has a polytrack surface. This enables evening racing. The Diamond Stakes (a group three race) is held here.

Fairyhouse has the honour of hosting the Irish Grand National. You will find this course in County Meath. It’s a right-handed course and just over one mile and six furlongs, in length.

Galway Racecourse (known as Ballybrit) is famous for the Galway Plate and the Galway Hurdle. The one mile and two furlong track is right handed and has a steep finish.

Gowran Park is in County Kilkenny. Racing has been held here since 1914. The Thyestes Chase is held here and Arkle won this race, in 1964.

Kilbeggan Racecourse, in Westmeath, is right-handed, and just one mile and one furlong.

Killarney Racecourse, in Kerry, is left-handed and one mile and two furlongs.

Laytown is a beach course in Meath. It is a straight seven furlong course.

Leopardstown  Racecourse is just south of Dublin. The Irish Champion Stakes and Matron Stakes are held here. The course is based on the Sandown race track, in Great Britain.

Limerick Racecourse holds both jumps and flat races, on a one mile and three furlong right-handed oval track.

Listowel Racecourse, in Kerry. is a one mile left-handed track.

The racecourse at Naas (Kildare) is left-handed and has a steep uphill finish.

Navan Racecourse (Meath) is one and a half miles long, and left-handed.

Punchestown Racecourse (Kildare) is Ireland’s major jump racing course. The Champion Chase and the Gold Cup are held here. The Punchestown Festival is Ireland’s equivalent of Cheltenham and is held in April.

Roscommon Racecourse, in the county of Roscommon, is one miles and two furlongs and right-handed.

Sligo Racecourse is a one mile right-handed track, staging both National Hunt and flat racing.

Tipperary Racecourse is left-handed and the distance is one mile and two furlongs. There is  also a five furlong track for sprinting.

Thurles Racecourse is also in Tipperary. The right-handed oval is one and a quarter miles in length.

Tramore Racecourse (Waterford) is a one mile right-handed circuit.

Wexford Racecourse is one mile and four furlongs and is right-handed. Racing has been taking place here since 1870.

RaceBets offer fixed-odds on all Irish racing and we have many customers, from the Emerald Isle. There will be Irish racing on most days of the calendar year.

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