What's On

Sun 01 Sep 2019

Social Sundays

Social Sundays at Cork Racecourse Mallow are not to be missed! The ideal opportunity to gather friends and family, come witness some thrilling racing, all while relaxing in the comfortable enclosure surroundings.

Tue 01 Oct 2019

Mid Week Racing

Come Racing To Cork and enjoy flat racing on Tuesday October 1st 2019.

Sun 20 Oct 2019

Return of the Jumps & Social Sundays

National Hunt racing returns to the racecourse on Sunday 20th October. The full National Hunt card will go to post mid afternoon.

Co-Op Superstores, the retail division of Dairygold, is delighted to be back in the saddle for the second year to sponsor the National Hunt Raceday at Cork Racecourse, Mallow on Sunday, 20th October. The day’s feature race will be the Co-Op Superstores Handicap Steeplechase (Grade B) with a prize fund of €50,000.

Sun 03 Nov 2019

The Paddy Power Cork National

Featured Event

Paddy Power Cork Grand National day is one of the biggest meetings in the calendar here at Cork Racecourse and takes centre stage on a seven race National Hunt card that day.

Year on year the 3 mile 4 furlong Euro50,000 race is a highly competitive renewal and past winners have gone on to prove themselves. The 2018 edition of this race was won by Out Sam, ridden by Cork jockey Davy Russell for Trainer Gordon Elliott.

Sun 17 Nov 2019

Social Sundays

Join us for The Matchbook Raceday and witness seven top class National Hunt thoroughbred racing along with the best hospitality around and so much more!

Feature races include The Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Chase.

Sun 08 Dec 2019

The Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase

Join us at Cork Racecourse on Sunday 8th December for the 2019 renewal of the Grade 2 , 2 miles and half a furlong Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase. Superstars Castlegrace Paddy (2018), Un de Sceaux (2017) and Douvan (2016) have won previous renewals of this hot contest.

Join us and experience a day of top class National Hunt thoroughbred racing along with award winning hospitality and so much more!


Where to be for the best views

General Admission

Premium Level Admission to 3rd floor of the grandstand.

Premium Level tickets grant the ticket holder access to the third (top) floor of the grandstand which comprised of the Owners & Trainers bar. Ticket holders can avail of the best view in the house from the grandstand balcony overlooking the track, whilst there is a Tote facility and toilets on this floor also.

Cork Racecourse Killarney Road Mallow Co. Cork Ireland
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Travel Information

How to find us


By Train

Easily accessible via train as Mallow is on the main lines from Dublin to Cork & Limerick to Cork. Complimentary shuttle bus available for all meetings provides multiple collections prior to racing from the station and return drop off back to the station after racing. Exact time published on Cork Racecourse website and social media close to racedays.

By Car

35 km north of Cork city. 64 km south of Limerick city. Patrons coming from Cork city or Limerick (N20) go under the railway bridge at the roundabout in Mallow town. Patrons coming from Dublin or Waterford direction (N72 and N73) take the town park bypass to reach the roundabout. The racecourse is on the right out the Killarney road.


Premium Level Admission

Admission, access to the premium level and a racecard


A Delicious 4 course meal on the Premium level floor of the Grand Stand, your racecard and full bar and tote service to your table with a private balcony overlooking the track

Social Packages

This package is for groups of 5 or more and includes Admission, Racecard, A 5 €Bet & A Pint

Dress Codes

What to wear

No dress code required.

Racecourse Information

The History

Cork Racecourse is situated close to the town of Mallow on the main Killarney road. Racing throughout the year, the racecourse is a fine galloping track on the banks of the River Lee and is a venue for top-class National Hunt (jump) and Flat racing. It is home to the Cork Grand National Handicap Chase and the Grade 2 Hilly Way Chase over fences and its major Flat events include the Group 3 Munster Oaks and Group 3 Give Thanks Stakes. It is one of only three racecourses in the country that can boast a straight six furlong course. The annual three-day Easter Festival is the highlight of the racing year at Cork.