• Listowel Harvest Festival

    The autumn highlight of the Irish racing calendar, the seven-day Listowel 'Harvest' Festival draws crowds from all over the country. An action-packed week of the highest quality Flat and National Hunt racing, the highlight on the track is Wednesday's Guinness Kerry National.

     

    The Guinness Handicap Hurdle is the feature event and often attracts horses which have competed in the Galway Hurdle a couple of months earlier. Ladies Day attracts the highest attendance of the week-long Festival. Fashionable racegoers of all ages can look forward to three days of Best Dressed competitions. 

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    Kerry Group Family Day

    Sunday 8th

    First meeting of the Harvest Festival kicks off on Sunday 8th September. Sunday is the ‘Kerry Group Family Day’, which means lots of fun for all the family, with clowns, free rides and lots of entertainment. For the adults, Sundays racing isn’t bad either, with the Kerry Group Handicap Steeplechase which is worth €40,000.

     

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    Monday 9th

    Many great races on the card for Monday 9th September and our second day of the Harvest Festival.  Last year we had a lot of close finishes, one of which was the Edmund & Josie Whelan Memorial Listowel Stakes, which is a listed race of €50,000 over 1m 1f. The race was won by Panstarr (8/1) followed closely in second place by Ship of Dreams (8/1). Also, on the Monday, we had the Sky Sports Racing Handicap, with another €50,000 pot. This was won by Astronomer the 2/1 favourite and in second place was Lady Camelot who came in at 6/1.

     

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    The Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue Hurdle Day

    Tuesday 10th

    The big race on the third day of the Festival is the Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue Hurdle Handicap (Grade B) run over 2m and with a prize fund of €67,500.

     

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    Guinness Kerry National Day

    Wednesday 11th

    Wednesday, the fourth day of the Festival is synonymous with the biggest prize of the week, The Guinness Kerry National Handicap Steeplechase (Grade A) of €200,000 over 3m. 

     

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    Ladbrokes Ireland

    Thursday 12th

    Thursday is the fifth day of the Festival and marks the first of The Best Dressed Competitions. The popular Best Dressed Man Competition, sponsored by Emerald Properties, Construction Property Rentals, Listowel, is the first one to kick off on Thursday 12th. Highlight of the racing is the Ladbrokes Ireland Listowel Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) of €100,000 over 2m. Last year saw Darragh O’Keffee guide Ballyoisin home at 9/2.

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    McElligotts Honda Best Dressed Lady

    Friday 13th

    Racing is almost secondary when it comes to Friday, the sixth day of the Festival. The fashion highlight of the week is the McElligott’s Honda Ladies Day. Last year it was judged by actress and media personality Aoibhin Garrihy assisted by fashion stylist and TV personality Marietta Doran. The overall McElligotts Honda Best Dressed Lady won a Honda Civic for a year and €3,000 in cash. We also have  further cash prizes of €3,500 to be won on the day. 

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    The Listowel Tidy Town / An Taisce

    Saturday 14th

    The last day of the Festival is Saturday. We finish the week with another Best Dressed Competition:  The Listowel Tidy Town / An Taisce Best Presentation of an Up cycled/Restyled or Authentic Vintage Outfit. Last year the competition was judged by Kerry fashionista Orlagh Winters and Rachel Geary from An Taisce. Fittingly, the last race of the day is The Brendan Daly Memorial INH flat race.  First race Saturday at 1:45pm

    Feature Races: The M.J. Carroll ARRO Handicap Hurdle of €30,000
    Tickets: Adults €20, Students with ID & OAPs €12 

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