A Proper Day Out
While Navan Racecourse stages both Flat and National hunt (jump) racing, this fine big galloping track is best known for the latter. It is home to many top races over hurdles and fences and is at its busiest in the autumn, winter and spring months. The historic Troytown Handicap Chase, the Fortria Chase, the Lismullen Hurdle, the Boyne Hurdle and the Monksfield Novice Hurdle are the big races on the National Hunt side of things, while the Group 3 Vintage Crop Stakes and the Listed Salsabil Stakes are the feature Flat events at Navan. Navan Racecourse is situated on the outskirts of the town on the Kingscourt road. It is a left-handed oval track of one mile and four furlongs with a testing uphill finish of approximately two furlongs. Race goers would comment that ‘it takes a good one to win at Navan’ where household-named jockeys and top horses battle it out on the field.
Navan is 48km north-west of Dublin on the N3. The Racecourse itself is on the R162 road.
From the M3, take Junction 8 and 9. From the M2, take the Junction for Slane and Navan.
Drogheda (24km) is the closest railway station. Pre-arranged taxi to Navan are best advised from there.
Buses leave from Busaras (Dublin Central Bus Station) every hour to Navan, stopping about 3km from the course. Taxis are available in Navan town.
Dublin airport is 63 km away.
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