Kilbeggan Course Guide

Located in the midlands county of Westmeath, racing has taken place at the current site in Kilbeggan since 1901. A summer track, Kilbeggan stages a total of eight fixtures between April and September and it is always well attended.

The feature race in Kilbeggan’s calendar is the Midlands Grand National which takes place in July.

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A sharp, right-handed round track of around nine furlongs in extent. It is undulating with a particularly sharp turn after the second-last fence and though the run-in of around 300 yards is uphill this is no track for a long-striding horse or a staying type. There are six fences to a circuit of the chase track, which is laid out on the outside of the hurdles track.

This is a tale of two tracks really, as the chase track isn’t too bad, but the hurdle track was always a nightmare to ride, as it is very tight. In general, being handy is a very big help and they really have to go a mad pace in front to give those that are held up a chance to get into it. Because of the nature of it, Kilbeggan perhaps suits a quirky type of horse that needs to be kept interested, as you are always on the turn and there are plenty of undulations. It is definitely a track that produces track specialists, especially on the hurdle track.

View from the saddle: Charlie Swan
15:10 Tullamore Mares Maiden Hurdle
2m 4f | 4YO plus | 14 ran
  • Winner: Miss Cedille 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: S W Flanagan Trainer: Miss E Doyle
  • Owner: Cedille Partnership
15:40 Kilbeggan
C & G | Maiden Hurdle
2m 4f | 4YO plus | 13 ran
  • Winner: Deployed 7/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: S W Flanagan Trainer: N Meade
  • Owner: Gigginstown House Stud
16:10 Bloomfield House Hotel Handicap Hurdle
80-95 | Div 1
2m | 4YO plus | 14 ran
  • Winner: Nodoubtaboutthat 7/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: E O'Connell Trainer: Shane Crawley
  • Owner: Who What Why Syndicate
16:45 Bloomfield House Hotel Handicap Hurdle
80-95 | Div 2
2m | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Zinat 2/1 Fav
  • Jockey: L Quinlan Trainer: Roger McGrath
  • Owner: Mrs H McGrath
17:20 Belvedere House, Gardens & Park Novice Hurdle
3m 1f | 4YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Metal Man 9/2
  • Jockey: J W Kennedy Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: A Dunlop & Mrs James Nicholson
17:50 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter Handicap Hurdle
3m 1f | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Ardaghs Choice /1
  • Jockey: K C Sexton Trainer: E Sheehy
  • Owner: Stephen Barron
18:20 Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook Beginners Chase
2m 4f | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: A Wave Of The Sea 4/6 Fav
  • Jockey: M P Walsh Trainer: Joseph P O'Brien
  • Owner: John P McManus
18:50 Kilmurray's Homevalue Hardware Mullingar Handicap Chase
3m 1f | 4YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Victoria Bay 5/1
  • Jockey: Mr R James Trainer: Colin Bowe
  • Owner: Rich & Nora Furlong Partnership

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Kilbeggan Racecourse
The Racecourse
Co. Westmeath
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