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Horse Racing

Ireland is internationally famous for horse racing and its horse breeding programmes. Cork is also very much part of this equine family and has many notable stud farms throughout the county.

For most visitors it is all about a day at the races. Cork Racecourse which is located near the town of Mallow operates a comprehensive race calendar and offers excellent value dinner & race card packages.


It is approximately a 45 minute drive or relax and take the train to Mallow Station from Kent Station in Cork city where a complimentary shuttle is arranged on all race days to bring you to the race course.   

The racecourse reflects this with a very informal homely feel to it which has not been compromised by the recent modernisation. Racing at Cork is a mix of quality jump and flat racing with flat racing taking precedence in Summer and all jumps in Winter.

Quick Facts About Cork Racecourse Mallow
Organised racing in the Mallow region goes back as far as 1777 when six consecutive days racing was held under the auspices of the King's Plate Articles. When Cork Park racecourse closed in 1917 it left a sporting void to be filled in Ireland's largest county and so in 1924 Mallow racecourse was formed.

Easter Festival
Each Easter Cork Racecourse Mallow and Mallow Town hosts 'The Racing Home for Easter 3 day Festival which draws people from far and wide , it is held on Easter Sat, Sun & Mon and has lots on offer for everyone to enjoy, check out

Disabled Facilities
Cork is a wheelchair friendly course with access to all areas for disabled people .

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