The racecourse is right-handed, and measures about one-and-a-half miles round and feature a straight sprint course of about five furlongs. Cork Racecourse was founded in 1924 and was formerly identified as Mallow Racecourse. It is near both Buttevant and Doneraile, where the very first steeplechase was reportedly staged in 1752. While this date is often a subject of disagreement, it remains certain that steeplechase meeting had taken place a few years before 1760.
The state-of-the-art facilities found within the Cork grandstand & the pavilion stand are intended for divergent uses and offer an expansive area of 2,000 sqm spread over three floors in the grandstand and also provide an area of 1,000 sqm in the Pavilion Stand, making the racecourse an ideal conferencing centre.
Racing all through the year, Cork Racecourse is an excellent galloping track that is beautifully spread on the banks of the River Lee and is a frequently chosen location for top-calibre National Hunt as well as Flat racing. It is where the Cork Grand National Handicap Chase and the Grade 2 Hilly Way Chase over prominent fencing. Cork is also a major venue for flat events that include the Group 3 Munster Oaks and the irresistibly enchanting Group 3 Give Thanks Stakes. Strikingly, it is one of only three racing sites in Ireland that have a straight six-furlong racecourse. The yearly three-day Easter Festival is the very highlight of the sporting calendar at Cork.
Besides earning respect as one of the leading facilities in the horse riding arena, Cork Racecourse is also one of the best hospitality centres in the region and even in the whole country at large. Their greatest corporate floor at Cork is positioned on the top floor of the charming pavilion stand. This is an imposing art building that is gorgeously kitted out with numerous modernised facilities. The floor can accommodate groups of between 100-220 individuals. It is an ideal place for business-related functions such as entertaining clients or addressing staff. Further, there is an attractive balcony adjoining this floor overlooking the Parade Ring and magnificent Winning Post.
The corporate section also features full Closed Circuit TV and your Company Logos may be showcased on all of these sparkling screens. Leading companies regularly use this outstanding amenity to hold special meetings & corporate conferences before to a race event. As with all the fundamental services provide at Cork Racecourse, the corporate floor is fully disabled-friendly. It is a place where everyone is a valued guest – no visitor is deemed inferior at Cork Racecourse.*
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Contact details: Cork Racecourse, Killarney Road, Mallow, Co, Cork,
Tel: + 353 (0) 22 502210