Fairyhouse Racecourse is one of Ireland's premier horse racing venues, situated in the parish of Ratoath in County Meath. The first race meeting held at the track was in the year of 1848, and in 1870 the first Irish Grand National steeplechase was held here. The racetrack itself is a one-mile and six furlong right-handed circuit, with a 2.5 furlong straight and a slight uphill finish.
Many of the greats have graced the track including Arkle, Desert Orchid, Hurricane Fly, Don Cossack, Annie Power to modern day heroes such as Honeysuckle, Tiger Roll and Irish Grand National winners Lord Lariat and I Am Maximus.
Home to the prestigious Irish Grand National a centrepiece in Irish society and history, Fairyhouse Racecourse has been welcoming people through turnstiles since 1848. A day at the races is ideal for a fun filled family day out, birthday celebrations, company social events, entertaining clients or even just to catch up with old friends and maybe make some new ones.
If you have yet to experience the exhilaration or race day in full swing, you really are missing out. Feel your pulse beat faster, hear your heartbeat louder, as the horses thunder down the famous Fairyhouse home straight to the roar of the crowds.