Fairyhouse

Address: Fairyhouse Club Ltd. Ratoath Co. Meath. Tel: 01 8256167/8/9 Fax. 8256051

Nearest Railway Station: Heuston Station, Dublin 8. Dublin 10 miles, Dublin Airport 12 miles

Manager/Secretary: J.R. Craigie, Fairyhouse Club Ltd. Ratoath Co. Meath. Tel: 01 8256167/8/9, 01 6272671 (home)

Clerk Of Course: Joseph Collins Leggan Hall Road, Bellewstown Co. Meath Tel: 041 23425

Stabling Facilities: 100 boxes, grooms’canteen

Characteristics: Right handed, one mile six furlong circuit with a two and a half furlong straight. Width 200 feet. Thirteen chase fences.

Effect of Draw: No appreciable advantage.

Major Races:
Huzzar Handicap Hurdle
Power Gold Cup
Jameson Irish Grand National
Jameson Gold Cup Hurdle
Final EBF Novice Chase Series
Fairyhouse Handicap Hurdle
Kepak Handicap Hurdle
Drinmore Chase (Grade 1)
Hattons Grace Hurdle (Grade 1)
Royal Bond Hurdle (Grade 1)

Catering Facilities: Private suites, corporate hospitality rooms, restaurants and bars.

Uses other than Riding: Corporate functions, exhibitions, barbeques, point to points, hunter trials.

Brief History: Racing has taken place at Fairyhouse since 1848 and the first running of the Irish Grand National on Easter Monday in 1870 was won by Robert Peel for a prize of 167 sovs.. The Easter Festival meeting is the highlight of the famous tracks fixtures

Record: Attendance: 20,340