Fairyhouse Racecourse

Stages racing both on the flat and over the jumps. Fairyhouse is a right-handed track with a round circuit measuring one mile and six furlongs. The straight is two and a half furlongs with a slight uphill finish. There are 13 chase fences and eight hurdles on the course. On the flat there is a tendency for high drawn runners to gain a slight draw advantage.

Fairyhouse racetrack is steeped in history and is a popular day-out for Irish race-goers. It has staged the Irish Grand National ever since it was first run in 1870. The race forms part of the popular Festival meeting which is held annually at Easter. On the flat, Dermot Weld has been the leading trainer in recent years whilst, Pat Smullen can prove to be a profitable jockey to follow. Tom Taaffe is one National Hunt trainer to keep on the right side of, with a high and profitable strike-rate here.

  • Address: Fairyhouse Club Ltd, Ratoath, Co. Meath
  • Telephone: 01 8256167/8/9