About Kilbeggan Racecourse
Kilbeggan Racecourse is in the small town of Kilbeggan, County Westmeath Ireland. Due to its location in the centre of Ireland, it has meant that it’s easily accessible to the entire country. Being situated just off the M6 has also afforded it the luxury of it being no more than an hour’s drive from Dublin. This led to Kilbeggan Racecourse being one of the most widely attended horse racing tracks in Ireland. It has also led the racecourse gaining the title of “The heart of Ireland, the soul of racing”.
Kilbeggan Racecourse doesn’t just find itself in a great part of the country; it’s also one rich in history. Kilbeggan Racecourse first opened its doors to horse racing back in March of 1840 and has been offering horse racing events at the venue ever since.
Kilbeggan Racecourse has a special place in Irish racing because it only offers national hunt racing. This means you’ll never be seeing any flat races on the course; only chase and hurdle. Kilbeggan Racecourse is generally only active during the summer months too.
The track itself is a right-handed course – with a distance of just 1800m. To make the race more interesting for everyone; Kilbeggan Racecourse also offers an undulating track. A track which ends with an uphill sprint to the finishing post.
While Kilbeggan Racecourse may be popular with fans; it offers relatively few race meetings throughout the season. These can get as low as just a small handful of days each year too! On top of this, Kilbeggan Racecourse doesn’t host many major races either. With that said, however; due to its challenging track and fantastic location – Kilbeggan Racecourse is an excellent destination for horses who are looking to gain experience while taking the next step up in their career!