Ballinrobe Racecourse

Nestled just a mile from the town on the primary Castlebar route (N84), Ballinrobe Racecourse stands as Mayo's sole racecourse and one of only four in Connacht. Hosting ten riveting race meetings annually from April to September, Ballinrobe offers an unparalleled racing experience.

Why Ballinrobe Stands Out

Picturesque Setting: Set within a natural amphitheatre, Ballinrobe provides a scenic backdrop with the Partry Mountains in the distance and proximity to Loughs Corrib, Carra, and Mask.

Rich Heritage: With a racing history spanning over 230 years, Ballinrobe has been a cornerstone of the Irish racing scene. The current venue has seen races since 1921, with records of meetings dating back to 1774.

Award-Winning Venue: Recognized as the 'Racecourse of the Year' in 2012 by the Irish Racegoers Consultative Forum, Ballinrobe continually strives for excellence, ensuring racegoers have an unforgettable experience.

Unique Track: The slightly elevated right-handed track offers spectators a clear view of every race, with the course running close to an ancient Ring Fort.

Historical Highlights:

Tiger Roll's Debut: Before gaining fame, Tiger Roll clinched his first win over fences at Ballinrobe in the McHale Fusion 3 Plus Beginners Steeplechase in 2016. This race was later renamed the 'McHale Tiger Roll Beginners’ Chase' in 2019.

Racing Legends: Ballinrobe has witnessed the debut of many racing legends, including Doran’s Pride, the 1993 Cheltenham winner, and Traverse, the star of 'Only Fools Buy Horses', who won his first Irish race here in 2003.

A Day Out for Everyone

Ballinrobe Races are more than just an event; they're a tradition, a testament to our rich heritage. The ongoing developments at the track showcase the commitment to preserving this legacy for future generations. Whether you're a racing enthusiast or looking for a family day out, Ballinrobe offers an experience like no other.

For upcoming race meetings and more details, visit Ballinrobe Racecourse.