Kilbeggan Course Guide

Located in the midlands county of Westmeath, racing has taken place at the current site in Kilbeggan since 1901. A summer track, Kilbeggan stages a total of eight fixtures between April and September and it is always well attended.

The feature race in Kilbeggan’s calendar is the Midlands Grand National which takes place in July.


A sharp, right-handed round track of around nine furlongs in extent. It is undulating with a particularly sharp turn after the second-last fence and though the run-in of around 300 yards is uphill this is no track for a long-striding horse or a staying type. There are six fences to a circuit of the chase track, which is laid out on the outside of the hurdles track.

This is a tale of two tracks really, as the chase track isn’t too bad, but the hurdle track was always a nightmare to ride, as it is very tight. In general, being handy is a very big help and they really have to go a mad pace in front to give those that are held up a chance to get into it. Because of the nature of it, Kilbeggan perhaps suits a quirky type of horse that needs to be kept interested, as you are always on the turn and there are plenty of undulations. It is definitely a track that produces track specialists, especially on the hurdle track.

View from the saddle: Charlie Swan
Advance Going
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14:15 Forever Equestrian Clothing & Tack Store Rated Novice Hurdle
2m | 4YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: Santana Plessis 11/4 JFav
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: D Charlesworth
14:45 Irish Farmers Journal Mares Maiden Hurdle
2m 4f | 4YO plus | 14 ran
  • Winner: Brave Way 1/2 Fav
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore Trainer: H de Bromhead
  • Owner: Kenneth Alexander
15:15 Bellamianta Luxury Tanning Handicap Hurdle
80-95 | Div 1
3m 1f | 4YO plus | 13 ran
  • Winner: Rudy Catrail 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Mr S Fenelon Trainer: E Sheehy
  • Owner: Well Horse Syndicate
15:45 Bellamianta Luxury Tanning Handicap Hurdle
80-95 | Div 2
3m 1f | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Myladyrose 10/3 Fav
  • Jockey: L A McKenna Trainer: Mrs Mooney
  • Owner: Last Shilling Syndicate
16:15 Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Beginners Chase
2m 4f | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Soldier At War 4/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: S W Flanagan Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Gigginstown House Stud
16:50 Mullingar Veterans Handicap Chase
2m 4f | 10YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Nobody Home 7/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: C D Timmons Trainer: E Cawley
  • Owner: Edward Cawley
17:20 Wineport Lodge Beginners Chase
3m 1f | 5YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: Royal Thief 6/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore Trainer: H de Bromhead
  • Owner: Gigginstown House Stud
17:50 Kilbeggan Flat Race
2m | 4YO to 7YO | 9 ran
  • Winner: Dark Spark 9/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: Mr J J Codd Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Nelius O'Keeffe

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Kilbeggan Racecourse
The Racecourse
Co. Westmeath
(057) 9332176
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