Welcome To Bellewstown Racecourse
Bellewstown racecourse, on the Hill of Crockafotha in Co Meath, is beautifully situated in a rural setting with magnificent views of the Mountains of Mourne to the north and the Irish sea to the east.
Bellewstown is an annual three day meeting which takes place in the first week of July. The races have always been associated with the smell of freshly mown hay and the taste of strawberries and cream. We do not know exactly when racing started in Bellewstown, but the first record of races appears in the August edition of the Dublin Gazette and the Weekly Courier in 1726.
George Tandy, a former Mayor of Drogheda and brother of the famous Napper Tandy, persuaded King George III to sponsor a race at Bellewstown in 1780. The race was called His Majesty's Plate and was valued at £100.
All the English monarchs continued to sponsor a race at Bellewstown until 1980, when Queen Elizabeth II decided to discontinue the race. However, the Queen continues to sponsor a race at the Curragh called the Royal Whip.
9 Palace Street
353 41 984 2111
353 41 983 7566
Local Transport Links
The racecourse is 23 miles north of Dublin, off the main Dublin/Belfast road and seven miles south of Drogheda.
There is a special bus service from Dublin (Busarus) Tel: Bus Eireann 00 353 1 836 6111 for departure time. Buses also run from Drogheda.
Dublin 32.3 km (20.1 miles)
Map and Route Finder
Directions and route plan will be displayed on the google maps pages, from here you can print, email and save the map.
Tote facilities and bookmakers are available
Enclosures And Grandstands
Food And Drink
Effect Of Draw
A low draw has advantage in sprints.
Bellewstown is a sharp left handed oval of 9 furlongs with a run in of 3 furlongs and uphill finish.
National Hunt Course
Bellewstown is a sharp left handed oval of 9 furlongs with a run in of 3 furlongs and uphill finish. There are 5 hurdles on the circuit.
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18 August 2011