The thrill of a day at the races in Mallow
THERE can be few greater thrills in sport than watching a horse that you have backed sprinting up the home straight and past the winning post, ahead of the rest of the field.
Each week, racecourses across the country attract thousands of punters, eager to savour the special atmosphere of race day and all of the excitement that goes with it.
The sounds and smells of the racetrack are something that simply cannot be replicated through the TV or radio. In short, there is no substitute for being there track-side, watching all the drama of ‘a day at the races’ unfold before your very eyes.
North Cork is lucky to boast a truly top class racing venue in Cork Racecourse Mallow, situated in the hub of Munster and close to the heart of one of Cork’s most vibrant towns.
As anyone within the racing world will tell you, Munster and, in particular, North Cork is real National Hunt territory, something reflected in the exciting meetings held in Mallow that attract thousands of punters from all over the country.
Cork Racecourse Mallow also attracts the top trainers, jockeys and, of course, horses – and you never know just who you might meet at the races.
Cork Racecourse is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s top racing venues, with people coming from all over the country to enjoy a great day out. The parade ring takes centre stage in front of the impressive grandstand, allowing the public to get up close to the runners and riders, creating a relaxed and open atmosphere on race day.
The grandstand itself can easily accommodate up to 6,000 people in comfort, with the nearby Pavilion big enough to take another 4,000 people.
But race day is not all just about what goes on down at the track – you do not need to be an expert punter to enjoy a great day out here. In fact, many people come to simply enjoy a great social day out.
This is a great place to relax with family or friends, or work colleagues, and just enjoy the craic.
And Cork Racecourse Mallow provides a variety of special packages to make your day at the races a great value, great day out. These can come for as little as €20 per person, which includes admission, a racecard, a free pint, and even a €5 bet.
Other packages offer people the chance to enjoy a sumptuous meal in the private restaurants on the top floor of the Grandstand and Pavilion, with full bar and Tote facilities on hand, and a panoramic view of the racetrack.
It’s all there on your doorstep, so why not get along and enjoy all that Cork Racecourse Mallow has to offer.
Staff members of Cork Racecourse Mallow, Niamh O’Leary, Niamh Doyle, Sales & Marketing; Andrew Hogan, Manager; Nancy Cogan, Administration and Katie Sheehan at Cork Racecourse Mallow for the Cork National Raceday on Sunday last.