Killarney Races welcomes back spectators!

Killarney Races welcomes back spectators!

From Monday 12th to Friday 16th of July inclusive Killarney Racecourse will stage its first spectator meeting since 2019. Due to public health guidelines and restrictions, horse racing has successfully continued without incident behind closed doors throughout the pandemic. The easing of restrictions announced by An Taoiseach Michéal Martin last week has enabled Killarney Races to cater for five hundred patrons each day. The Board of Management and all the team at Killarney Races are delighted to finally welcome patrons back to the racecourse to enjoy the races next week.

Noteworthy races with ample prize funds set to attract high calibre fields include The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cairn Rouge Stakes of €47,500, a listed race which will take place on Wednesday. Always an interesting contender, The Dawn Milk Run Handicap Hurdle of €21,000 will run on Thursday and the jumps feature of the week is The Boyle Sports Handicap Steeplechase worth €40,000.

Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th are all flat cards with start times of 4.45pm, 4.20pm and 4.25pm respectively. Thursday 15th and Friday 16th are National Hunt meetings which go to post at 1.40pm each day.

Gerard Coughlan, Chairman of Killarney Races commented “We are truly delighted to welcome people back to our scenic racecourse, all be it with a limited capacity. Killarney Races is an integral part of our town and community. I would sincerely like to thank all our sponsors who stood by us through this difficult period and we’re looking forward to working together as racing and all sports open up in the future.”

Pre-booking is the only option to secure tickets for this race meeting and due to the high demand and limited capacity, racegoers are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. Please note Killarney Races will race again in August from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st inclusive and on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of October. Tickets for all race meetings held at Killarney Racecourse are available online at For all racing news and updates follow Killarney Races on social media or visit the website.


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