Cork Racecourse

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Cork Racecourse, also known as Cork Racecourse Mallow, is a horse racing venue at Mallow, County Cork, Ireland which stages both National Hunt racing and Flat racing. It is located 35 km north of Cork and 64 km from Limerick[1]

The course is right handed, one and a half miles round and has a straight sprint course of five furlongs.[2]

The course was opened in 1924 and was originally known as Mallow Racecourse.[2] It is close to Buttevant, where the first steeplechase was supposedly run in 1752.[2]

Major races[edit]

Cork's major races are the Group Three Munster Oaks and Give Thanks Stakes on the Flat, and the Grade Two Hilly Way Chase over the jumps.


  1. ^ "Cork Racecourse Mallow - Location". Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  2. ^ a b c White, John (1992). The Racegoers' Encyclopedia. Collins Willow. p. 136. ISBN 0-00-218404-4. 

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