Gowran Park Racecourse

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Gowran Park is a horse race course in County Kilkenny, Ireland. It is located in the Annely Estate near the village of Gowran.The first meeting was held in 1914.[1] and the first ever racecourse commentary in Ireland took place here in 1952.

Gowran Park hosts 16 race days throughout the year with both National Hunt and Flat meetings.

The racing season at Gowran Park has quality fixtures spread evenly throughout the year starting with the Thyestes Handicap Chase in January.

Notable races[edit]

Month DOW Race Name Type Grade Distance Age/Sex
January Thursday Galmoy Hurdle Hurdle Grade 2 3m 5yo +
January Thursday Thyestes Chase Chase Handicap 3m 1f 5yo +
February Saturday Red Mills Trial Hurdle Hurdle Grade 2 2m 4yo +
February Saturday Red Mills Chase Chase Grade 2 2m 4f 5yo +
September Sunday Denny Cordell Fillies Stakes Flat Group 3 1m 1f 100y 3yo + f
October Saturday Gowran Park Champion Chase Chase Grade 2 2m 4f 5yo +


  1. ^ Speech by Minister O'Donoghue at the opening of the new grandstand at Gowran Park racecourse

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Coordinates: 52°36′55.74″N 7°04′15.73″W / 52.6154833°N 7.0710361°W / 52.6154833; -7.0710361