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: 24/01/2019 07:00

16:30 Summer Party Pack Discount Group Booking Opportunity Maiden Hurdle
(Class ) (2m)
  • Winner: Silver Star 7/4 JFav
  • Jockey: C J Orr Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Royal's & Blue Syndicate
17:05 Pat Doyle Memorial Maiden Hurdle
(Class ) (2m 3f 110y)
  • Winner: Kildorrery 20/1
  • Jockey: Mr M J Stenson Trainer: T M Walsh
  • Owner: Mrs Thomas J Walsh
17:35 Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle
(Class ) (2m 3f 110y)
  • Winner: Brex Drago 9/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: J B Kane Trainer: G P Cromwell
  • Owner: Marhan Limited
18:05 Book Online At Handicap Hurdle (80-102)
(Class ) (3m 180y)
  • Winner: Se Mo Laoch 7/2 Fav
  • Jockey: Mr E Mahon Trainer: Brian M McMahon
  • Owner: Coalbrook Racing Syndicate
18:35 Midland Breeders Supporting Kilbeggan Beginners Chase
(Class ) (2m 3f 200y)
  • Winner: Flaviana 9/1
  • Jockey: D J O'Keeffe Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Owner: Rea Restaurant Limited
19:05 Sky Sports Racing Launching In 2019 Handicap Chase
(Class ) (3m 1f)
  • Winner: Full Cry 10/1
  • Jockey: H Morgan Trainer: H de Bromhead
  • Owner: Garristown Aintree Syndicate
19:35 September 7th Celebration Race Meeting (Pro/Am) Flat Race
(Class ) (2m 3f 110y)
  • Winner: Steel Cap 5/1
  • Jockey: Mr J J Codd Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: T Kenny

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Kilbeggan Racecourse
The Racecourse
Co. Westmeath
(057) 9332176
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