Irish Racecourse Information

Gowran Racecourse

Racecourse Information
Welcome To Gowran Racecourse
Since the first race meeting was held in June 1914, the course has become recognised as one of the best trial courses for both steeplechasing and flat racing in the islands. Levmoss, who pulled off the unique double of the Ascot Gold Cup and the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe, first won on the flat at Gowran. Arkle, Nicholas Silver and Foinavon all ran at Gowran before going on to greater success overseas. Recently, Danoli and Doran’s Pride have raced against each other at the brand new October Kilkenny Racing Festival.

The Thyestes Chase (January) is the big event of the calendar, the first major steeplechase in the year. The Red Mills trial Hurdle (February) has become one of the classic Cheltenham Trials, and if Cheltenham week has not satisfied your taste for racing, the Tetratema Cup, which has been run since 1918, takes place on the Saturday after the big English meeting.

In May the flat racing kicks off with The Glanbia Classic trial over the bank holiday weekend, and in June the Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes and the McEnery Cup are run. The ever popular mid-June Jack Duggan Handicap Hurdle keeps the national hunt fans happy. Mid-October is the Kilkenny Racing Festival, a 3-day event which draws big crowds, following the Denny Cordell Landart Memorial Race, The Powers Gold Label Handicap Hurdle and the National Lottery Agents Champion Stakes.
Contact Details
Gowran Racecourse
Address
Gowran Park
Mill Road
Gowran
Co. Kilkenny
Ireland
Telephone
353 56 7726225
Fax
353 56 7726173
Travel Information
Local Transport Links
By Road
The racecourse is approximately 1/4 of a mile outside Gowran village on the Dublin-Waterford road Gowran is 8 miles from Kilkenny
Public Transport
Bus Eireann provides a special bus service from Dublin (Busaras) for most race meetings.
Airport
Waterford 47.8 km (29.7 miles)
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Facilities
Betting
Tote facilities and bookmakers are available
Parking
Children
Disabled
Enclosures And Grandstands
Grandstand
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Dress
Course Details
Flat Course
Effect Of Draw
None.



Gowran Park is a right handed oval 1m 3 furlongs with run in of 3 furlongss and uphill finish.
National Hunt Course



Gowran Park is a right handed oval of 1 1/2m (Chase)with run in of 3 furlongss and uphill finish. 6 hurdles and 7 fences on circuit.
Fixtures
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Date
20 January 2011
12 February 2011
05 March 2011
19 March 2011
30 March 2011
17 April 2011
01 May 2011
12 May 2011
19 June 2011
08 July 2011
10 August 2011
24 September 2011
30 September 2011
01 October 2011
26 November 2011
15 December 2011
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