Racing at Kilbeggan dates back as far as 1840, where local gentleman organised a race with a prize of 40 Guineas going to the winner. Since then Kilbeggan racecourse has grown in stature and even though it has changed venue on a couple of occasions, it has been at its current site since 1901.
Summer evenings especially are a hit with the locals as thousands pack into the course to see some top national hunt horse racing. Attendances have grown considerably over the last few decades and they gain at least 50,000 spectators through their turnstiles annually.
Its right-handed undulating course is one mile, one furlong in length with stamina being the key as horses struggle down the home straight.
Kilbeggan's feature race of the year is the Midlands Grand National, which always attracts a top quality field with the best jockeys and trainers battling it out for victory.
Address: Loughnagore, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath, Ireland
Jumps: Right-handed sharp and undulating track of one mile and one furlong.
Road: 13km N of Tullamore, 21km SE of Mullingar, 92km W of Dublin and 125km NE of Limerick