Gowran Park Racecourse
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
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Gowran Park is the only grade 1 racecourse in the South East of Ireland- with 17 top quality national hunt and flat meetings all year round. Gowran Park provides modern hospitality facilities in the heart of racing country to enjoy the excitement and spectacle of a day at the races. Thursday Jan 24th – Goffs Thyestes Day Saturday Feb 16th – Connolly’s Red Mills Day Saturday March 9th – Holden Plant Rentals Day Tuesday Apr 9th – Evening Sunday May 5th – Flat Racing Listed McCalmont Stakes Wednesday May 8th – Flat Racing Listed Vintage Tipple Stakes - Evening Wednesday May 29th – Evening Monday June 3rd Sunday 16th June Saturday July 27th – “Ladies Day” Wednesday Aug 14th – Flat Racing Listed Hurry Harriett Stakes - Evening Wednesday Sept 4th Saturday 21st September – Flat Racing Group 3 Denny Cordell Day Friday Oct 4th – Listed Pat Walsh Day – Saturday Oct 5th – PWC Champion Chase Day Monday Oct 14th – Flat Racing Finale Saturday Nov 23rd
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Marie J
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
When I travelled all the way from Donegal, I didn’t expect to get the service I got. I dropped my purse on the way to the toilet and a young man named Ben king helped me pick everything up, directed me to the woman’s toilet and had a wonderful conversation with me. I felt Ben treated everyone he saw with respect and always had a smile on his face.
Written 24 July 2022
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Aine O
County Kilkenny, Ireland1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
Hello, I have recently attended Gowran park and I had a very good experience. Especially thanks to a lovely young man named Ben king who was very helpful towards me and made my visit very enjoyable. I think that you should give Ben king a raise as he made me recommend gowran park to all my friend. Thank you very much Ben and I will come again. 10/10
Written 23 July 2022
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chris s
Poole, UK29 contributions
Oct 2021
My third time here to watch the racing with my elderly father.in the last 4 years. The staff are exceptionally friendly, especially Catherine, who goes above and beyond. Highly recommend for a pleasant relaxing day at the races. ...
Written 3 October 2021
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chris s
Poole, UK29 contributions
Oct 2019
Liaised by email, with Catherine at Gowran Park who organised a brilliant table in the restaurant, for my elderly dad (93yrs), to watch the racing. Easy parking, clear instructions on where to pick up our wristbands for entry. Lift to the restaurant,excellent food and friendly, professional service throughout the afternoon. Very reasonably priced (compared to England).
Thank you to all at Gowran, especially Catherine, for a great day out for my father and I. we will return.
Written 7 October 2019
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Kerry B
23 contributions
Sep 2019 • Business
We were running on the Saturday here until a freak storm happened and it got postponed to the following Thursday. Eddie was amazing as too point us in the direction of a yard that would lend us some tack to ride out in the mornings and even to ride on the track itself for exercise purposes. Helped us find a place to get extra food for the horse and lent us the van to get extra clothes as only packed for 3 days. But everyone else at Gowran has been amazing, so helpful and kind. The racing itself was a good afternoon and facilites were great
Written 26 September 2019
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673bubbles
Borris, Ireland35 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Had Sunday dinner there today , a disaster .This place is supposed to be run by the Tracey hotel group , if that is the best food they can serve then somebody needs to look at the way it's been run . My wife had soup that she could not eat , it was sour , then she had burger and chips for mains ( u would think u couldn't go wrong with that ) burger was on a soggy bun with a sprig of lettuce and some of the chips were burned and this is from an executive chef from a catering company called red pepper . This is the second time we had a let down here , the last time was at a friends christening , we won't even go there . The two stars is for the floor staff , nothing else .
Written 23 June 2019
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Tony King
Kill, Ireland428 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Made the trip for this Sunday meeting for our first visit. Had a lovely day at this pleasant course. Plenty of parking across the road, easy access off the motorway. Good food options upstairs and spacious bar downstairs. Ladbrokes and tote inside and bookmakers outside. Great day had by all .
Written 4 June 2019
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James D
Bagenalstown, Ireland6 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Bar staff were very friendly and efficient but queue for the toilet,queue for the bar, loads of tables on the first floor but no stools. Had to stand for five hours.
Surely it would make sense to kit the place out with stools to sit down at the tables.
Gowran is a great place to go racing but management could get the little things better.
Written 16 February 2019
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Hi James, Thanks for your feedback. We note your points made & we addressed the seating at our race meeting on 9th March. Thank you for coming racing in Gowran Park. Kind Regards Shay
Written 26 March 2019
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kingdom_warrior98
Ireland176 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Although the room eas warm and the staff were very friendly the food is very mediocre. Served on COLD plates is a massive NO NO from me and definitely not a good idea! Vegetables either too hard or completely soggy aswell and served again on cold plates. Very disappointing
Written 24 November 2018
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Dreamer59683471208
Kilkenny, Ireland2 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
What can I say... well done to the staff of Red Pepper Catering for excellent food and service today ... Will definitely be back
Written 4 November 2018
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