Killarney Racecourse must be one of the most scenic venues of its kind in the world. Just a few minutes away from your holiday home at Killarney’s Holiday Village, the racecourse is situated on the Ross Road, next to Killarney National Park. It overlooks the lakes and mountains and offers three festivals of top quality race meetings every summer. Here’s your guide to Killarney Races 2018:
Horses for Courses
Killarney’s first race meeting is in May. The remaining fixtures for 2018 are as follows:
- Sun, 15th July, 2018
- Mon, 16th July, 2018 (E*)
- Tue, 17th July, 2018 (E)
- Wed, 18th July, 2018 (E)
- Thu, 19th July, 2018
- Wed, 22nd August, 2018
- Thu, 23rd August, 2018 (E)
- Fri, 24th August, 2018 (E)
- Sat, 25th August, 2018
Good Times Are a Safe Bet
New to betting? A flutter on the gigis makes a day at the races that bit more exciting, just don’t lose your shirt! Remember, there two types of popular standard bets – win and each-way. A win bet means your horse and jockey must both cross the line first. Each way means your horse has to finish in the placing of the race for you to win money, with each race offering different place terms, depending on the size of the field (how many runners). An each-way bet costs twice as much because it is two bets.
Ladies Daze with Stunning Style
Style is synonymous with Killarney Ladies Days. If you think you have what it takes to win one of the great prizes on offer for the most elegant and appropriately dressed race-goer, simply arrive early. You don’t have to enter: Judges scan the crowds for the most stylish candidates and invite chosen finalists to the Ladies Day Marquee. Those interested in entering the Best Dressed Lady Competition should be there early because the finalists are selected by about 3pm.
- Ladies Day – July Festival is Thursday 19th
- Ladies Day – August Festival is Saturday 25th
Winner Alright When it Comes to Dining Options
It’s not all about horses: Killarney Racecourse also keeps the race goers well fed and watered. Dine in the elegant surroundings of the Panoramic Restaurant and enjoy live entertainment and great post-race craic at the Jim Culloty Bar, The Maurice O’ Donoghue Stand, and The Jockeys Whip.
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