Racing at Gowran
It's hard to understate how important a day at the races is for the Irish. The year is punctuated by the big racing festivals - the winter is national hunt season and the summer is flat racing season.
Gowran Park, located in the Annely Estate in the village of Gowran, has become one of Ireland’s premiere race tracks.
For a great racing experience and a chance to see the best jockeys in the world in action Gowran Park will deliver in abundance. Be it a group of friends, a hen or stag or maybe a family day out Gowran Park offers a great day out with top class hospitality options – Platinum, Gold and Silver race day packages as well as general admission.
This picturesque track in Co. Kilkenny has developed into one of Ireland’s premier race tracks. Gowran Park hosts 17 race meetings throughout the year featuring both national hunt and flat race meetings.
The racing season at Gowran Park has quality fixtures spread evenly throughout the year starting with the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase in January. This is the biggest day in the south east’s racing calendar and has become known as “the Race That Stops a County”. February brings the Red Mills Trial which is often used as a prep run for the Cheltenham Festival. Go to Irish Racing fixtures webpage for a list of the racing dates for 2019.
Gowran Park is located just 12 kilometres from Kilkenny city and just off the M9 so it’s very easy to access. For all race meetings there are complimentary buses from the Parade in Kilkenny and there is ample parking just beside the track.
There’s a rooftop restaurant overlooking the race course, giving you the opportunity to dine in style on the day of the races. There’s also a balcony to view horse races outside. There are plenty of great food options for you to enjoy at the Club House Bar & Restaurant and a hot beef roll counter is located on the lower floor.
For more information take a look at our website www.GowranPark.ie Tickets for all race meetings can be booked online including the Gold & Silver packages. The platinum package is booked directly by phone 056-7726225 or email [email protected]
- Just a 15min drive from Kilkenny city centre.
- Gowran Park offer a free shuttle bus service from the city.