About Gowran Park Racecourse

Gowran Park Racecourse is a racecourse in County Kilkenny; Ireland, which is in the Southeast of the country. While Gowran Park Racecourse hosts plenty of interesting facts, perhaps none are as impressive as the fact that Gowran Park Racecourse was the first-ever racecourse to provide commentary! Commentary started here in 1952 and because of this, helped put Irish horse racing on the map!.

Remarkably, the track at Gowran Park Racecourse is one that is active throughout the year. You can find race days here almost every month of the year, including the winter months.

The total distance of the track at Gowran Park Racecourse is one mile, four-furlongs; and similarly to most Irish racecourses, this track offers a right-handed run. However, the most exciting feature of this track is that it’s an undulating track. That’s because it’s this wavy pattern that adds and an extra jolt of excitement to the race.

Notable races

Gowran Park Racecourse is home to a few notable races throughout the calendar year. These take place during the 16 racing events of the year, and among them, six of these are famous. These are a mixture of Hurdle, Chase, and Flat races, offered up at a variety of distances. Distances that range anywhere from just over a mile and up to around three miles. Out of the lot, the most prestigious race is the Gowran Park Championship Chase. This is a chase race across a distance of two miles and four furlongs. It’s a grade two race and is limited to horses which are five years or older.

In the end, with a stylish golf course right across from it, premium racing events, and being located in a beautiful part of the country; Gowran Park Racecourse is the perfect destination for those looking for a weekend of fun and relaxation.

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