Irish Racecourse Information

Sligo Racecourse

Racecourse Information
Welcome To Sligo Racecourse
Sligo Town, in the heart of Yeats country, boasts one of the most scenic racecourses in the country. William Butler Yeats regarded Sligo as the Land of Heart's Desire. On either side of Sligo town stand the giant sentinels—Benbulben and Knocknarea. Round about are all the other places immortalised in Yeats’ poetry—Hazelwood, Innisfree, Lisadell, Slish Wood, Dooney, Drumcliffe, etc.

Racing at Sligo has been taking place for over 180 years, being founded at the time when racing enjoyed great prosperity in the country. Indeed so great was the proliferation of race meetings over the period 1805 to 1815 that the organising committee of the Sligo Races decided that its 1814 meeting "will commence in August so as to give the racehorses time to travel to Bellewstown, Maze, Derry and Monaghan, and to come to Sligo".

The programme at all meetings is comprised of both National Hunt and flat races.
Contact Details
Sligo Racecourse
Address
Sligo Racecourse
Cleveragh
Co. Sligo
Ireland
Telephone
353 71 62484
Fax
353 71 83342
Travel Information
Local Transport Links
By Road
The racecourse is situated at Cleveragh, half a mile from the town centre, just off the Dublin-Sligo Road.
Public Transport
Regular train service to Sligo from Dublin. Also served by Bus Eireann from Dublin
Airport
Sligo 8.6 km (5.3 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
Sligo Racecourse Flat Course
Effect Of Draw
High draw up to 7 furlongs.



Sligo is a right handed oval of 1 mile with run in of 2 furlongs and an uphill finish.
National Hunt Course
Sligo Racecourse National Hunt Course



Sligo is a right handed oval of 1 mile with run in of 2 furlongs and an uphill finish. 4 hurdles and 5 fences on circuit.
Fixtures
2011
Weekday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Sunday
Wednesday
Thursday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Date
01 May 2011
23 May 2011
28 June 2011
10 July 2011
03 August 2011
04 August 2011
16 August 2011
28 September 2011
Race Type
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