• Goffs Thyestes Race Day

    First Race at 12.50pm

    The showpiece race of the season at Gowran Park is the Thyestes Handicap Chase and it is run in mid-January each year. First held in 1954, the race commemorates the famous racehorse owned by the McCalmont family who have been closely linked with Gowran Park since its inception. Run over three miles, the race is seen as a trial for the Grand Nationals at Fairyhouse and Aintree. Over the years, the Thyestes Chase has been won by many of the biggest equine names including Arkle, Fort Leney, Flying Bolt, Brown Lad, Hedgehunter, Numbersixvalverde, On His Own and Djakadam.

    Buses from Kilkenny Castle two hours before first race

    To book any of the above packages please call (056) 7726225 or email reception@gowranpark.ie