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Fairyhouse Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

The home of the Irish Grand National, one of the biggest tests of horse and jockey and a 250,00 Euro spectacle which is the highlight of a fantastic Easter meeting every year which boasts top class racing. So many great horses have graced the turf down the years here, not least the legendary Desert Orchid, who won the Irish Grand National here in 1990 off a welter burden of twelve stone. A dual-purpose course, Fairyhouse is a proper Grade 1 track. Just over 1m6f in length, it is right-handed with a fairly stiff uphill finish at the end of a three furlong home straight. Many a titanic battle has been won and lost up this strip of grass, and long may there be many more. For the race-goer, Fairyhouse is everything you’d expect from a course of its considerable stature and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of excellence.

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Contact and Location

Fairyhouse Racecourse, Ratoath, County Meath. Ireland.
Official Website:‎

Local Knowledge


  1. Ratoath Cab Service (1.8 miles away)
    Tel: +353 1 825 6404

  2. Ivans Cabs & Minibus Hire (1.9 miles away)
    Tel: +353 85 166 5577

  3. ratoath (1.9 miles away)
    Tel: +353 1 835 5050

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