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
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Last Update: 11/08/2020 12:00

16:40 Maiden Hurdle
2m | 5YO plus | 13 ran
  • Winner: Ashqar 11/2
  • Jockey: P T Enright Trainer: P J Gilligan
  • Owner: Mrs Margaret Hannigan
17:15 Joe Cooney Memorial Hurdle
2m 4f | 4YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Sayo 10/11 Fav
  • Jockey: P Townend Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Owner: Miss M A Masterson
17:45 Follow Kilbeggan Races On Facebook Maiden Hurdle
2m 4f | 4YO plus | 14 ran
  • Winner: Thousand Tears 3/1
  • Jockey: M P Burke Trainer: J M Burke
  • Owner: Ms Elaine Burke
18:15 Pig 'N' Whistle Pubs & Restaurants New York Handicap Hurdle
2m 4f | 4YO plus | 14 ran
  • Winner: Mick Charlie 17/2
  • Jockey: S F O'Keeffe Trainer: D Queally
  • Owner: Thomas Coughlan
18:45 Kieran Kelly Memorial Beginners Chase
3m 1f | 4YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Doctor Duffy 6/5 Fav
  • Jockey: K J Brouder Trainer: C Byrnes
  • Owner: Relic Pride Partnership
19:15 Follow KilbegganRaces On Instagram Handicap Chase
2m 4f | 5YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: The Caddy Rose 11/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: E Walsh Trainer: N Meade
  • Owner: J Kernohan
19:45 Follow Kilbeggan Races On Twitter Flat Race
2m | 4YO to 7YO | 12 ran
  • Winner: Shoe String 28/1
  • Jockey: Miss A Corrado Trainer: J M Barrett
  • Owner: P G C Syndicate

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Kilbeggan Racecourse
The Racecourse
Co. Westmeath
(057) 9332176
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