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List of Irish National Hunt races

A list of notable National Hunt horse races which take place annually in Ireland, under the authority of Horse Racing Ireland, including all races which currently hold Grade 1 or Grade 2 status.

Contents

Grade 1

Month

Race Name

Type

Racecourse

Distance

Age

001 November JNwine.com Champion Chase Chase Down Royal 4828 3m 5yo +
002 November Morgiana Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo +
003 Nov / Dec Royal Bond Novice Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3219 2m 4yo +
004 Nov / Dec Hatton's Grace Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
005 Nov / Dec Drinmore Novice Chase Chase Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
006 December John Durkan Memorial Chase Chase Punchestown 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
007 December Barry & Sandra Kelly Memorial Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
008 December Bord na Mona with Nature Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 3420 2m 1f 4yo +
009 December Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase Chase Leopardstown 3420 2m 1f 5yo +
010 December Future Champions Novice Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo +
011 December Knight Frank Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 4828 3m 4yo +
012 December Lexus Chase Chase Leopardstown 4828 3m 5yo +
013 December December Festival Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo +
014 January Arkle Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 3420 2m 1f 5yo +
015 January Irish Champion Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo +
016 February Spring Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo
017 February Deloitte Novice Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3621 2m 2f 5yo +
018 February Dr P. J. Moriarty Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
019 February Hennessy Gold Cup Chase Leopardstown 4828 3m 5yo +
020 April Powers Gold Cup Chase Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
021 April / May Evening Herald Champion Novice Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
022 April / May Punchestown Champion Chase Chase Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
023 April / May Growise Champion Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
024 April / May Punchestown Gold Cup Chase Punchestown 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
025 April / May Champion INH Flat Race Flat Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo * 4–7yo
026 April / May World Series Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 4828 3m 4yo +
027 April / May Ryanair Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
028 April / May Punchestown Champion Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo +
029 April / May Cathal Ryan Mem. Champion Nov. Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
030 April / May Champion Four Year Old Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo

Grade 2

Month

Race Name

Type

Racecourse

Distance

Age

001 October Gowran Park Champion Chase Chase Gowran Park 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
002 October Tipperary Hurdle Hurdle Tipperary 3219 2m 4yo +
003 November Skymas Chase Chase Down Royal 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
004 November Lismullen Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
005 November Fortria Chase Chase Navan 3219 2m 5yo +
006 November Clonmel Oil Chase Chase Clonmel 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
007 November Craddockstown Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo +
008 November Monksfield Novice Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
009 December Tara Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
010 December Future Champ INH Flat Race Flat Navan 3219 2m 4yo * 4–7yo
011 December Hilly Way Chase Chase Cork 3219 2m 5yo +
012 December Greenmount Park Novice Chase Chase Limerick 3932 2m 3½f 4yo +
013 December Inforthenight.ie Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 3yo
014 December Christmas Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 4828 3m 4yo +
015 January Slaney Novice Hurdle Hurdle Naas 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
016 January Paddy Fitzpatrick Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
017 January Woodlands Park 100 Club Novice Chase Chase Naas 4828 3m 5yo +
018 January Galmoy Hurdle Hurdle Gowran Park 4828 3m 5yo +
019 January Normans Grove Chase Chase Fairyhouse 3420 2m 1f 5yo +
020 January Golden Cygnet Novice Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
021 Jan / Feb Kinloch Brae Chase Chase Thurles 4023 2m 4f 6yo +
022 Jan / Feb Tied Cottage Chase Chase Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
023 February Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
024 February Red Mills Chase Chase Gowran Park 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
025 February Red Mills Trial Hurdle Hurdle Gowran Park 3219 2m 4yo +
026 February Flyingbolt Novice Chase Chase Navan 3219 2m 5yo +
027 February Boyne Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
028 February Ten Up Novice Chase Chase Navan 4828 3m 5yo +
029 February Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3219 2m 4yo
030 February Bobbyjo Chase Chase Fairyhouse 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
031 February Nas Na Riogh Novice Chase Chase Naas 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
032 February Johnstown Novice Hurdle Hurdle Naas 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
033 February Newlands Chase Chase Naas 3219 2m 5yo +
034 March Michael Purcell Novice Hurdle Hurdle Thurles 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
035 March / April Festival Novice Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
036 March / April Dunboyne Castle Novice Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3219 2m 4yo +
037 April Hugh McMahon Novice Chase Chase Limerick 4828 3m 5yo +

Selected other races

Month

Race Name

Type

Racecourse

Distance

Age

001 July / Aug Galway Plate Chase Galway 4426 2m 6f 4yo +
002 July / Aug Galway Hurdle Hurdle Galway 3219 2m 4yo +
003 November Thurles Chase Chase Thurles 4426 2m 6f 5yo +
004 January MCR Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo +
005 January Thyestes Chase Chase Gowran Park 4828 3m 5yo +
006 March / April Irish Grand National Chase Fairyhouse 5834 3m 5f 5yo +

Distances in miles and furlongs

References




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