Gowran Park

Address: Mill Road, Gowran Co. Kilkenny Tel: 056 26120 (office)/26225 (track). Fax 056 26173

Nearest Railway Station: Kilkenny or Bagenalstown. Kilkenny 8 miles

Manager: T.F. Carroll , Mill Road, Gowran Co. Kilkenny Tel. 056 26120/65222. Fax. 056 26173

Secretary: Pauline McEnery, Mill Road Gowran Co. Kilkenny. Tel. 056 26120. Fax.056 26173

Clerk Of Course: D.P. Martin Carnalway, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare. Tel. 045 481205

Stabling Facilities: 120 boxes. Grooms’ canteen

Characteristics: Right handed, undulating and good galloping track; automatic watering system; excellent grandstand; fine woodland setting.

Effect of Draw: None

Major Races:
Telecom Eireann Thystes
Chase Red Mills Trial Hurdle
Avonmore Classic Trial
McEnery Perpetual Handicap

Catering Facilities: Self-service restaurant, snack bars, hospitality suite.

Uses other than Racing: Pony club camps, stabling for sales.

Brief History: The first meeting was held here in June 1914. The great Arkle along with Nicholas Silver and Foinavon all ran at Gowran before going on to greater success. In more recent times Kooyonga won her two year old maiden here.

Record Attendance: 20,000