Irish Racecourse Information

Bellewstown Racecourse

Racecourse Information
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.
Contact Details
Bellewstown Racecourse
Address
Bellewstown Racecourse
9 Palace Street
Drogheda
Co. Louth
Telephone
353 41 984 2111
Fax
353 41 983 7566
Travel Information
Local Transport Links
By Road
The racecourse is 23 miles north of Dublin, off the main Dublin/Belfast road and seven miles south of Drogheda.
Public Transport
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.
Airport
Dublin 32.3 km (20.1 miles)
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Facilities
Betting
Tote facilities and bookmakers are available
Parking
Children
Disabled
Enclosures And Grandstands
Grandstand
Tickets:
Food And Drink
Viewing
Dress
Course Details
Flat Course
Bellewstown Racecourse Flat Course
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 Racecourse 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.
Fixtures
2011
Weekday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Wednesday
Thursday
Date
01 July 2011
02 July 2011
03 July 2011
17 August 2011
18 August 2011
Race Type
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