image of the winning post at Cork races

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Below the punters gather around the bookies, to get the best price for their selection in the next race.

image of the Bookies' stands


Cork races are located in Mallow, County Cork. The racecourse has many facilities to add to the excitement of horseracing for visitors each year. Whether you are an enthusiastic race goer or an occassional visitor to the races, it is a unique experience.

Visitors can enjoy viewing the horses at the parade ring, and then take in the exciting atmosphere around the bookies stands, as they shout the latest odds before the race starts. Then there is the excitement of the race itself, where you can choose your best viewing spot to watch the race.

picture of stands at Cork races

Horseracing in the Mallow area dates back to the late 18th century.

It was back in 1917 that Cork Park races stopped, and this left a huge space in County Cork for horseracing.

About seven years later a new racecourse was built in Mallow. Ffrom then to the present day, Mallow has become home to Cork races.


Just a few miles outside Cork races, a famous race took place which gave horseracing the name 'steeplechasing', which is a horserace over fences, and has been widely used ever since.

Cork is very well known for being one of the friendliest and hospitable places in Ireland. Cork racecourse certainly reflects this with a friendly feel to the place. Cork races has a combined high standard of Flat and Jump racing.

There is an Easter festival at Cork races, which is a three day event, and is now a traditional part of the racing calender. The festival has high standard races, as well as music, food and of course Craic. There are also lots to do for all the family.


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