Ballinrobe Racecourse is ideally situated in a natural amphitheatre set before the picturesque vista of Lough Carra. It has all you could ask for in a country racecourse, beautiful setting, lively atmosphere and the laid back relaxed attitude that Ireland is famous for. With eight meetings in the summer (including seven evening meets) it is the ideal place to go to switch off and unwind. Ballinrobe is a racecourse that you will return to again and again.
The racecourse is host to competitive Flat and National Hunt meetings. Race meetings have been recorded in the area since 1773. Racing has been held on the current course since it was purchased in 1921. Dorans Pride, a former Cheltenham Stayers Hurdle winner and twice placed in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, won his first race at Ballinrobe in 1993. Owned by Mayo man Tom Doran and trained by Michael Hourigan he went on to win €1 Million on the track. Traverse, the horse owned by the irrepressible Hector O'hEochagain and star of the series "Only Fools Buy Horses" also won his first Irish race at Ballinrobe in 2003.
50km north of Galway, 28km south of Castlebar on the N84. Located 2km outside Ballinrobe Town.
The closest station is Claremorris (21 km). For more see
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