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Gowran Park Racecourse

Gowran Park Racecourse

About Gowran Park Racecourse

A beautiful racecourse located just outside Kilkenny, Gowran Park is home to both Flat and National Hunt racing. Notable winners at the track include Aintree Grand National conquerors Numbersixvalverde and Hedgehunter.

Gowran Park is a right handed oval of 1.5 miles (Chase) and 1m and 3 furlongs (Flat) with a run in of 3 furlongs. It comprises notable undulations and a testing uphill finish. The Group 3 Denny Cordell Fillies Stakes held in September is the highlight of the turf season and the track tends to suit those who sit up with pace, due to its sharp turns.

The track consists of six hurdles and seven fences and the Thyestes Chase is considered its feature race of the season, a true staying spectacle which has proven to be one of the best trials for the Irish and UK Grand Nationals. The October Festival is a major draw for racegoers as champions are often seen out in preparation for the main season.

History of Gowran Park Racecourse

One of the more modern tracks, Gowran Park racecourse was built in 1914 and from its inception hosted both Flat and National Hunt racing. Lord Annaly, Capt. Dermot McCalmont and Isaac Bell, the renowned Huntsman of the Kilkenny Hunt, were among stewards at the inaugural meeting on June 16, 1914.

Jack Duggan became the first Managing director at Gowran Park and oversaw some incremental changes at the course including the first commentary and first televised race at the track.

In 2003, major upgrades took place at the popular racecourse with large funds injected with assistance from Horse Racing Ireland. A brand new grandstand was built and updates to the parade ring and stables were carried out. Racing takes place all year round at Gowran Park and developments are very much ongoing.

Gowran Park Fixtures

Gowran Park Latest Results

Tuesday, 23rd Apr 2024

6.15 Gowran Park
1st
13/2
2nd
1.5L
10/3fav
3rd
0.5L
33/1
4th
3L
6/1
18161324217
Tote Win €7.50 ; Plc €2.30, €1.20, €9.30, €1.90
Jockey , W J Lee
Owner , South Ros Racing Syndicate
Breeder , Ecurie Skymarc Farm
Stewards Enquiry -
5.45 Gowran Park
1st
9/2
2nd
2.75L
5/1
3rd
0.5L
11/8fav
4th
0.5L
4/1
1746133238
Tote Win €6.00 ; Plc €1.70, €1.60, €1.10
Jockey , S Foley
Owner , Noel O'Callaghan
Breeder , Mountarmstrong Stud
5.10 Gowran Park
1st
10/3
2nd
3.75L
Quatrain  (12)
8/1
3rd
1.25L
7/1
4th
3.75L
5/1
17101074512
Tote Win €4.40 ; Plc €1.20, €1.40, €1.70
Beaten Fav Nativity Square 6/5fav
Owner , Eric Long
Breeder , M Dieter Burkle
4.35 Gowran Park
1st
5/2Jfav
2nd
2.5L
10/3
3rd
3.25L
20/1
4th
0.5L
5/2Jfav
163593545
Tote Win €3.50 ; Plc €1.90, €1.10
Jockey , S Foley
Owner , Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd
Breeder , Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd
Stewards Enquiry - Result Stands
4.00 Gowran Park
1st
15/2
2nd
2.25L
7/1
3rd
1.25L
8/15fav
4th
6.5L
4/1
160194318
Tote Win €10.30 ; Plc €2.20, €2.10, €1.10
Trainer , W McCreery
Jockey , W J Lee
Owner , S Hyland, Mrs Caren Walsh & David L'Estrange
Breeder , Sh Bloodstock & Sean Martin

Gowran Park Favourite Statistics

Flat Non-Handicap
TypeRacesFav Wins%Win
2-y-o27511341
3-y-o52721741
4-y-o+1426042
Total94439041
Flat Handicap
TypeRacesFav Wins%Win
2-y-o561527
3-y-o3059130
4-y-o+57213924
Total93324526

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Gowran Park Racecourse Info

a right handed oval of 1 1/2m (Chase) and 1m 3 furlongs (Flat) with run in of 3 furlongs and uphill finish. 6 hurdles and 7 fences on circuit.

Gowran Park Racecourse Contact Details

Mill Road
Gowran
Co. Kilkenny
Tel:056 7726225
Website: www.gowranpark.ie
E-Mail: [email protected]
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