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
No current information
Current Weather
Moderate showers

Forecast: Moderate showers
Temperature: 7.1° - 14.2°
Rainfall: 5.85cm
Wind: 10.7 mph W

Light showers

Forecast: Light showers
Temperature: 6.8° - 14.3°
Rainfall: 0.15cm
Wind: 5.2 mph NW

Last Update: 27/05/2019 07:00

17:10 Tote Race Day At Kilbeggan Maiden Hurdle
(Class ) (2m)
  • Winner: Muyam Spirit 4/1
  • Jockey: S A Mulcahy Trainer: Denis Hogan
  • Owner: Kevin McConnell & Mary B Hogan
17:45 Tote Supporting Kilbeggan Racecourse Handicap Hurdle (80-116)
(Class ) (2m)
  • Winner: Arctic Sofia 5/1 J2Fav
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Philip P Murphy
18:15 Irish Farmers Journal Maiden Hurdle
(Class ) (2m 3f 61y)
  • Winner: Gotthenod 4/1 CFav
  • Jockey: C A Landers Trainer: Mrs D A Love
  • Owner: T J Ward
18:50 Noel O'Brien Memorial Novice Hurdle
(Class ) (2m 3f 61y)
  • Winner: Judgement Day 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: H Morgan Trainer: H de Bromhead
  • Owner: Gigginstown House Stud
19:20 Wright Windows 50 Anniversary Celebration Beginners Chase
(Class ) (2m 3f 200y)
  • Winner: Put The Kettle On 5/4 Fav
  • Jockey: R M Power Trainer: H de Bromhead
  • Owner: One For Luck Racing Syndicate
19:55 Belvedere House, Gardens & Park Handicap Chase
(Class ) (2m 3f 200y)
  • Winner: Mill Quest 7/4 Fav
  • Jockey: D N Russell Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Coolglen Syndicate
20:25 Summer Sunday Festival 2nd June (Pro/Am) Flat Race
(Class ) (2m)
  • Winner: Fest Deiz 50/1
  • Jockey: Mr J C Barry Trainer: K Purcell
  • Owner: Kieran Purcell

Address & Contact

Kilbeggan Racecourse
The Racecourse
Co. Westmeath
(057) 9332176
Visit Website

Existing User?

Forgot your password?

New User?

Sign up using our simple one-page form and you'll be able to access free video form, tips and exclusive content straight away.