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: 18/11/2019 17:00x

16:15 Pat Doyle Memorial Maiden Hurdle
2m | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Cocohulababy 6/4 Fav
  • Jockey: E Walsh Trainer: N Meade
  • Owner: Liam Queally
16:45 Sean Hughes Memorial Opportunity Maiden Hurdle
2m 3½f | 5YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Lessofdnegativity 7/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: D J O'Keeffe Trainer: A J McNamara
  • Owner: Mrs A J McNamara
17:20 Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle
2m 3½f | 4YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Mon Storm 8/1
  • Jockey: D J O'Keeffe Trainer: V Wilson
  • Owner: Victor Wilson
17:50 Devitts And Doheny & Nesbitt Handicap Hurdle
3m 1f | 4YO plus | 15 ran
  • Winner: Ellipsism 8/1
  • Jockey: H Morgan Trainer: Joseph P O'Brien
  • Owner: No More After Hours Syndicate
18:20 Midland Breeders Supporting Kilbeggan Beginners Chase
2m 4f | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Make My Heart Fly 9/2 J2Fav
  • Jockey: A Ring Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Twenty Syndicate
18:50 Kilsaran Handicap Chase
3m 1f | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Freewheelin Dylan 8/1
  • Jockey: K C Sexton Trainer: Dermot McLoughlin
  • Owner: Miss S Mangan
19:20 September 6th Celebration Race Meeting
Pro/Am | Flat Race
2m 3½f | 4YO to 7YO | 10 ran
  • Winner: Dakota Beat 6/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Mr M J O'Hare Trainer: G P Cromwell
  • Owner: A M Murray & Grant Harrison

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Kilbeggan Racecourse
The Racecourse
Co. Westmeath
(057) 9332176
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