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.

Jumps Racing

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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.

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Replays & Results

17:50 Tom McCormack Memorial Cup Mares Maiden Hurdle

(2m 3f 170y)
Royal blue & white stripes, white sleeves, striped cap (Mrs Rose Boyd)
  • Winner: Mystic Theatre
  • Jockey: P Townend
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Owner: Mrs Rose Boyd

18:25 Like Us On Facebook Maiden Hurdle

Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)
  • Winner: Monarch
  • Jockey: J S McGarvey
  • Trainer: Joseph P O'Brien
  • Owner: John P McManus

18:55 Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Handicap Hurdle (80-123)

Red, royal blue diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamond (JRM Racing Syndicate)
  • Winner: Mezajy
  • Jockey: D G Hogan
  • Trainer: Denis Hogan
  • Owner: JRM Racing Syndicate

19:25 Michael Moore Car Sales Mercedes-Benz Handicap Hurdle (80-102)

(3m 180y)
 Emerald green & orange hoops, emerald green cap, white star (John P McManus)
  • Winner: Whatever It Takes
  • Jockey: D J McInerney
  • Trainer: N Madden
  • Owner: John P McManus

20:00 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase

(2m 6f)
Maroon, light blue chevron & armlet, maroon cap, light blue diamond (R Cavanagh)
  • Winner: Newsworthy
  • Jockey: Mr S Cavanagh
  • Trainer: Mrs D A Love
  • Owner: R Cavanagh

20:30 Midlands National Handicap Chase

(3m 1f)
Emerald green, red sleeves, check cap (Lyreen Syndicate)
  • Winner: Phil's Magic
  • Jockey: D Meyler
  • Trainer: A J Martin
  • Owner: Lyreen Syndicate

21:00 Book Online For Discounts Flat Race

(2m 3f 170y)
Royal blue, white star, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white star (Blue Blood Racing Club)
  • Winner: Court Artist
  • Jockey: Mr P W Mullins
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Owner: Blue Blood Racing Club