Listowel Races – The Home Of Racing For More Than 150 Years

Listowel races have been taking place at the venue for more than 150 years, having opened in 1858. The horse racing venue is based in County Kerry, and it stages both Flat and National Hunt races throughout the year. The course does produce some good horses. In 2002, Alamshar won his first race at Listowel, and then went on to win the Irish Derby a year later. There is always a lively atmosphere at this venue, and it can often have a party atmosphere, with plenty going on. Below, we will take a look at the track and some notable races at Listowel Racecourse.

The track at Listowel is left-handed, sharp, and roughly one mile and one furlong in length, with a two furlong run in. In flat races, this is definitely a course that is suited to speedier horses. Proven stamina is the most important aspect in a race here, and the draw does not make much difference. The track is best to ride when it is soft, as it makes it a lot easier by slowing down the race. When the ground is heavy, Listowel does really take some getting used to, and thus when betting it is a good idea to look for previous course winners.

The Guinness Kerry National At Listowel Racecourse

What about Listowel races that take place on the jump track? There are five fences to be jumped per circuit, with two of them in the home straight. Listowel is sharp on the whole, although it is worth bearing in mind that there are three different tracks that can be used, and thus the extent of the sharpness does vary. The ground plays a huge role in jump races where. When it is testing, you will find that the fields get strung out very quickly, as there are a lot of horses that simply cannot handle it.

The Guinness Kerry National is the most valuable race of all Listowel races. It takes place during the Harvest Festival, which is run for seven days every September. The race itself is three miles long, and one of the most notable winners is Montys Pass, who also won the Aintree Grand National. In more recent times, Rogue Angel won the race in 2015, having started at a price of 8/1. In 2014, 25/1 shot Your Busy was ridden to victory under Ms K Walsh. One thing to note is that the betting tends to be wide open in this race.