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] In 2017 work commenced on an extension to the straight course which will make it one of only two seven furlongs straights in Ireland.[3]

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

Notable races[edit]

Month DOW Race Name Type Grade Distance Age/Sex
April Imperial Call Chase NH Grade 3 3m 5yo +
June Sunday Munster Oaks Flat Group 3 1m 4f 3yo + f
August Tuesday Platinum Stakes Flat Listed 1m 3yo+
August Tuesday Give Thanks Stakes Flat Group 3 1m 4f 3yo + f
November Sunday Cork E.B.F. Novice Hurdle Hurdle Grade 3 3m 4yo +
November Sunday Cork E.B.F. Novice Chase Chase Grade 3 2m 4f 5yo +
December Sunday Lombardstown Mares Novice Chase Chase Grade 3 2m 1f 4yo + m
December Sunday Hilly Way Chase Chase Grade 2 2m 5yo +
December Sunday Cork Stayers Novice Hurdle Hurdle Grade 3 3m 4yo +


  1. ^ "Cork Racecourse Mallow - Location". Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b c White, John (1992). The Racegoers' Encyclopedia. Collins Willow. p. 136. ISBN 0-00-218404-4.
  3. ^ "New seven-furlong sprint track for Cork racecourse". The Irish Field. 12 July 2017.

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Coordinates: 52°07′55″N 8°41′10″W / 52.131888°N 8.685991°W / 52.131888; -8.685991