Horses running towards the finishing line at Cork racecourse

Cork racecourse is a fine galloping track on the banks of the river Blackwater and is home to top-class jump and flat racing.

One of the busiest racecourses in Ireland, the track stages 20 fixtures in the year making it a popular venue within the equestrian community. Situated close to the town of Mallow, on the main Killarney Road, it is an extremely accessible racecourse and attracts many large crowds. Racing throughout the year, the course is a right-handed track, one and a half miles round and has a straight sprint course of five furlongs. 

Cork racecourse is home to the Cork Grand National Handicap Chase and the Grade 2 Hilly Way Chase over fences. Cork's major Flat events include the Group 3 Munster Oaks and Group 3 Give Thanks Stakes. 

The Cork Easter Festival is a three day meeting which offers both flat and jump racing across the Easter bank holiday weekend. With Most Stylish Lady competitions and entertainment for all age groups it is unmissable action. 

All children under 14 go free when accompanied by a parent/guardian to Cork racecourse making it the perfect way to spend a day out.

Check out Cork’s upcoming race meetings and experience a proper day out.

By Road:

35 km north of Cork city. 64 km south of Limerick city. Patrons coming from Cork city or Limerick (N20) go under the railway bridge at the roundabout in Mallow town. Patrons coming from Dublin or Waterford direction (N72 and N73) take the town park bypass to reach the roundabout. The racecourse is on the right-hand side out the Killarney road.

By Bus:

A Bus service runs from Cork to Mallow every hour at 25 minutes past the hour, make sure to access the timetable. There is a free shuttle bus service to and from the town park to all race meetings. 

By Rail:

Mallow railway station is served by trains from Cork, Dublin, Tralee and Killarney. Free shuttle bus service to and from the racecourse, before the meeting starts and when it is over.

By Air:
Cork Airport is the closest airport to this racecourse.

Killarney Road, 


Co. Cork

+353 (0)22 50213
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