History of Listowel Races

The origin of Listowel Races can be traced all the way back to an annual gathering at Ballyeigh, Ballybunion, about nine miles from Listowel.

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Serious Fun, Serious Racing

In 2019 we delivered one of the best horse racing events in Ireland, and you can expect the same for 2020.

In 2020 we’ll be racing on Saturday 30th, Sunday 31st May and on Monday 1st June. And from Sunday 20th – Saturday 26th September.

We thank all our patrons and look forward to having you back for more Serious Racing & Serious Fun. We’ve made changes to our safety procedures in line with health and safety recommendations. You can click here to view those changes.

2020

Summer Festival 30th May – 1st June

Saturday 30th May

Join us, on the first day of the Summer Festival where we kick off three days of racing for 2020.

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Sunday 31st May

Summer Festival & day 2, with Kerry Group Family Day and our Fashion Competition, 2020.

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Monday 1st June

Join us for a great days racing on the third and final day of the Summer Festival.

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2020

Harvest Festival 20th – 26th September

Seven Day Racing Tickets

Buy your seven days racing tickets and benefit from the overall reduction in cost.

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Sunday 20th September

It’s traditional to open the Harvest Festival with a day of fun for all the family. This day out has become very popular ever since we made Sunday the focus for the family.

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Monday 21st September

By Monday, we are just getting into our stride for the second days racing at Listowel.  On this second day of our race week, we generally see a different crowd, veteran punters and newbies roam the course looking for that elusive tip that might ‘set you up for the day’, as some might say.

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Tuesday 22nd September

Day 3 at Listowel with promises of a great week ahead.

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Wed. 23rd September

Day 4 at Listowel and it’s a big one, the Guinness Kerry National.

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Thursday 24th September

Day 5 at Listowel with great racing and the Best Dressed Man fashion awards.

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Ladies Day 25th Sept.

Day 6 and it promises to be a fantastic day of fashion and racing.

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Saturday 26th September

Day 7 at Listowel and we finish with our Vintage Day.

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Harvest Festival

There are those who say that Listowel is the jewel in the crown of Irish Steeplechase racing. Pat Healy shares his thoughts on the week of ‘Listowel Races’.