Flat Race Meeting
Enjoy an autumn afternoon of exciting racing on Saturday, 2nd September. Our feature race on the day will be the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Nursery Handicap for two year olds, over a distance or 5 furlongs with a prize fund of €40,000. Action gets underway at approx. 2.15pm.
National Hunt Returns Raceday
Our second September fixture the year sees the return of National Hunt racing to Navan. It’ll be a real taster of things to come over the winter months with action getting underway at approx. 1.45pm.
Sunday Listed Raceday
As the flat season starts to wind down, enjoy some great autumn action which includes a Listed race. The opening race will start at approx. 2.00pm and the concluding race will be at approx. 5pm.
Active Retirement Day
Our Active Retirement Raceday has become a permanent fixture in our racing calendar. And this year, we look forward to welcoming even more groups from Co. Meath and beyond to a enjoy a really sociable afternoon. It is also our last flat meeting until April 2018.
thetote.com Fortria Day
Get ready for one of the jewels in our racing year! Enjoy the buzz of thetote.com Fortria Chase showcasing some of the sharpest two mile chasers in the country. We’ve really enjoyed seeing some true stars, like Moscow Flyer, Big Zeb and Flemenstar, winning this prestigious race. The supporting card includes the For Auction Hurdle (Grade 3) and the Lismullen Hurdle (Grade 2) which may well provide pointers for big festival meetings later in the season. It's also a great opportunity to see the stars of the future in the flesh in the competitive Beginners Chase and the bumper.
Ladbrokes Troytown and Winter Ladies Day
It’ll be buzzing. It’ll be stylish. It’ll be thrilling! Whether you are an avid racegoer or completely new to racing, you are guaranteed to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere on Ladbrokes Troytown and Winter Ladies Day. Our 2016 raceday was a truly remarkable one when Gordon Elliot, who trains locally in Summerhill, Co. Meath, recorded a stunning six-timer on the day. A strong supporting card also will also provide plenty of excitement with the Monksfield Novice Hurdle (Grade 3), an intriguing Beginner's chase and a very valuable bumper for mares sponsored by Coolmore and the European Breeders Fund.
Local Sponsors Festive Raceday
Wrap up warm and feel the buzz at our Local Sponsors Festive Raceday, the first our two jump cards in December. As the winter season switches up a gear, many horses that will feature at the festivals over the Christmas period will make an appearance on this raceday. Don't miss the chance to see them up close and personal at Navan! Action will get underway at approx. 12 noon.
Bring on the Festive Season Raceday
Enjoy an exhilarating day of winter racing at Navan’s last race meeting of the year - Bring on the Festive Season Raceday. It'll probably be a day for hats, scarves and gloves but thrilling finishes on Navan's stiff uphill climb to the winning post are guaranteed to warm you up! Our first race will be under starters orders at approx. 12.15pm.
How to find us
Buses leave from Busaras (Dublin Central Bus Station) every hour from 7.30 am (9.00 am on Sundays) to Navan town centre which is 4km from the course. Taxis are available from Navan. T: 01 8366111 W: www.buseireann.ie
Dublin is the closest airport. Helicopter landing at the course can be arranged by calling the racecourse office on (046) 90 21350.
Drogheda (24km) is the closest railway station. Visitors can transfer to the racecourse by bus or taxi.
Navan is 48km north-west of Dublin, just off the M3. The racecourse itself is on the R162. From the M3 - take Junction 8 or 9 to Navan and follow signs to Navan Racecourse & Golf
From the M1 - take the Junction 10 for Slane/Navan/Collon. At the first roundabout, take the first exit onto onto the N51. Continue through Slane and to the roundabout on the outskirts of Navan. Take the 3rd exit onto the R162 (sign-posted Navan Racecourse & Golf). Continue for 4km. The racecourse is located on the left hand side.
From the N2 – take N51 from Slane to Navan and travel to the roundabout on the outskirts of the town. Take the 3rd exit onto the R162 (sign-posted Navan Racecourse & Golf). Continue for 4km. The racecourse is located on the left hand side.
What to wear
There is no official dress code at Navan Racecourse but smart casual is usually a safe bet. Most importantly, we recommend that you dress for the weather!
Navan Racecourse is located in the heart of County Meath and hosts a total of 18 race meetings throughout the year. This big, galloping, left-handed track attracts high quality fields for both its National Hunt and Flat action. It’s stiff climb to the winning post is often likened to the Cheltenham hill. No wonder you will hear people say that ‘it takes a good one to win at Navan!’ The coveted Troytown Chase, over a tough 3 miles in late November, is the winter highlight while early in its summer season, it stages the important Coolmore Vintage Crop Group 3. Visitors will enjoy top class facilities, a friendly atmosphere and a wonderful opportunity to see the ‘talking horses’ up close and personal ahead of bigger festival meetings.