Listowel Racecourse

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Listowel Racecourse is a horse racing venue in the town of Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland which stages both National Hunt and Flat racing. The course is flat and run left handed over a rectangular shaped circuit measuring just over a mile. The current racecourse which is close to the town centre first opened in 1858 and celebrated its 150th Anniversary in 2008.[1]


Listowel's major race festival, the harvest festival, which was originally known as the North Kerry Hunt Steeplechase Meeting takes place each year in September over seven days with both national hunt and flat races taking place. It is one of the final festivals to take place in the summer, the last before Christmas and second only to the Galway Races in attendances. In total nine meetings take place each year with a two day meeting every June.

Guinness Kerry National[edit]

The most valuable race run at Listowel is the Guinness Kerry National. It is run on the Wednesday of the Harvest Festival over a distance of 3 miles. Previous winners include the Aintree Grand National Winner Montys Pass.


  1. ^ "Course Profile". Retrieved 14 August 2012. 

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