Kilbeggan Races has become a representation of all that is good in Summer National Hunt racing and all the traditional values of Irish sport like the GAA. It’s not just an institution in the Midlands but a place where all ages feel comfortable in that wonderful mix of children, young adults, families, and wise veterans. With six sponsored races out of seven on the card, this Friday’s meeting starting at 5.10PM is one not to be missed, with large crowds expected to kick off the weekend, with a great evening of sport and entertainment.


It is only through the generosity of sponsors that horse racing can thrive and this meeting will provide plenty of competition and good prices with six sponsored races. The feature race on the evening is the Get Free Tips Daily On Mares Novice Hurdle, the Hurley Family Maiden Hurdle is generously sponsored by Pat McCormack a Kilbeggan native based in Lucan;  the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Handicap Hurdle is sponsored by the Irish European Breeder’s Fund; the Michael Moore Car Sales Mercedes-Benz Beginner’s Chase is generously sponsored by Michael Moore Car Sales, Athlone & Portarlington; the Sean Hughes Memorial Handicap Steeplechase is sponsored by Josephine Hughes of Mullingar Park Hotel, and the Kilmurray Hardware Ltd Mullingar Flat Race is sponsored by new sponsors Dermot & Connor Kilmurray.

A feature of Kilbeggan races is the continued success of the top trainers like Gordon Elliott, Willie Mullin’s, Henry De Bromhead and Jessica Harrington. As Willie Mullin’s has stated he runs his horses in Kilbeggan because the ground is perfect for his horses.

News Talk radio station will be bringing their popular programme Off the Ball to Kilbeggan next Friday to do a programme about a day at the races and it could be a chance for you to become part of the event on the day. There will be a great atmosphere this Friday, so it will be a chance for families young and old to get together, before the kids go back to school, in the warm sunshine of a Kilbeggan summer evening.  Don’t forget that the first race starts at 5.10PM.