With a history of horse racing stretching back more than 230 years, Ballinrobe Racecourse, County Mayo has long had its finger on the pulse of the Irish racing world. Ideally situated in a natural amphitheatre, it has all you could ask for in a country racecourse, beautiful setting, lively atmosphere and the laid back relaxed attitude that Ireland is famous for. Add to the mix some wonderful horses, the heart and soul of the industry and a visit to Ballinrobe will never be forgotten.
Some of horse racing’s top names made their debut in Ballinrobe, like Doran’s Pride, a former Cheltenham winner, who won his first race here in 1993 or Traverse, the unwitting star of the series ‘Only Fools Buy Horses’ who won his first Irish race at Ballinrobe in 2003.
The perfect base for a summer break, the west of Ireland has so much to offer its visitors and with eight meetings in the summer (including seven warm summer evening meets) Ballinrobe is just the place for a holiday with a difference.