Monday 27 May 2019

Irish Racecourses: Ballinrobe

Ballinrobe is the only racecourse in the town of County Mayo. The oldest town in Mayo dating back to 1390. Known as town of the river Robe. 

In 2006, the Census detailed a population of 3,682. 

A thriving market town, a gateway to both Galway and Castlebar. Ballinrobe lies 48 km north of Galway. EU Membership saw 25% of the population coming from overseas. 

A bustling livestock market - only one of two marts - in the County of Mayo takes place every Wednesday. While the Ballinrobe Agricultural Society holds an annual show at the end of August or early September. 

Ballinrobe has a long tradition of horse racing. With race meetings going back as far as 1774. The current race track at Keel Bridge has been there since 1921. It is located one mile from Ballinrobe town centre on the main Castlebar road. Just 24 miles from Carnmore Airport. 

Ballinrobe is a dual-purpose course for Flat and National Hunt racing. The course is elevated with an exceptional view of the whole track. The facilities where updated in 1998. 

The racecourse was awarded best racecourse in Ireland 2012 by Horse Racing Ireland. 

The Flat Course:

A right handed oval course of nine furlongs with a run in of just two and half furlongs. Over 5 and 6f high draws have an advantage. 

National Hunt Course

A right handed oval course of nine furlongs and run in of two and a half furlongs. There are four hurdles and six fences on the circuit. 

Ballinrobe Racecourse 
Keel Bridge
County Mayo
Tel: 35392 41811
Fax: 35392 41869