About Fairyhouse Racecourse

Fairyhouse Racecourse is easily one of Ireland’s top destinations for horse racing. Being located just Northwest of Dublin has afforded it many luxuries; the size to hold music festivals alongside the horse racing events being only one!

As for the track itself; Fairyhouse Racecourse is just shy of a two-mile race which comes with a two and a half furlong finish. Many of the biggest names in Irish horse racing make their way to Fairyhouse Racecourse every year; and that’s because the racecourse is home to both the Irish Grand National and the Irish Gold Cup!

 Notable races

Hosting the Irish Grand National shows just how vital this track is to the Irish racing scene. There are around 20 other notable races that take place here every season though. The majority of the prominent races, including the Irish Grand National; takes place over Easter. However, the majority of races take place during the winter months of December, January, and February. So the best time to visit this track is early in the year!

There’s a nice mix of Chase, Hurdle, and Flat races at Fairyhouse with all grades of horse racing covered. Surprisingly though, Fairyhouse isn’t a place for young horses to gain notoriety. All the major races that take place here every year take place between horses older than four-years-old. All except one that is, which is the Bar One Racing Juvenile Hurdle! The Bar One race is a grade three event which is only open to three-year-old horses.

When you combine the wide variety of horse racing done each year at with the fantastic facilities on offer – it becomes easy to see why Fairyhouse Racecourse is so famous on the circuit. So if you’re ever looking for a great weekend of racing between December and Easter, there’s no better place in Ireland than Fairyhouse Racecourse!

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