List of Irish National Hunt races

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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.

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 Drinmore Novice Chase Chase Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
005 Nov / Dec Hatton's Grace Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
006 December John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase Chase Punchestown 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
007 December Racing Post Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 3420 2m 1f 4yo +
008 December Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase Chase Leopardstown 3420 2m 1f 5yo +
009 December Future Champions Novice Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo +
010 December Christmas Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 4828 3m 4yo +
011 December Lexus Chase Chase Leopardstown 4828 3m 5yo +
012 December Ryanair Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo +
013 December Topaz Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 4828 3m 4yo +
014 January Slaney Novice Hurdle Hurdle Naas 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
015 January Arkle Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 3420 2m 1f 5yo +
016 January Irish Champion Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo +
017 February Spring Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo
018 February Deloitte Novice Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3621 2m 2f 5yo +
019 February Dr P. J. Moriarty Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
020 February Irish Gold Cup Chase Leopardstown 4828 3m 5yo +
021 April Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final Hurdle Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
022 April Ryanair Gold Cup Chase Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
023 April / May Herald Champion Novice Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
024 April / May Punchestown Champion Chase Chase Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
025 April / May Growise Champion Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
026 April / May Punchestown Gold Cup Chase Punchestown 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
027 April / May Champion INH Flat Race Flat Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo * 4–7yo
028 April / May World Series Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 4828 3m 4yo +
029 April / May Ryanair Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
030 April / May Punchestown Champion Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo +
031 April / May Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
032 April / May Champion Four Year Old Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo
033 April / May Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 4828 3m 4yo +
034 April / May Mares Champion Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3621 2m 2f 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 Istabraq Hurdle Hurdle Tipperary 3219 2m 4yo +
003 November WKD Hurdle Hurdle Down Royal 3219 2m 4yo +
004 November Skymas Chase Chase Down Royal 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
005 November Lismullen Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
006 November Fortria Chase Chase Navan 3219 2m 5yo +
007 November Clonmel Oil Chase Chase Clonmel 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
008 November Craddockstown Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo +
009 November Florida Pearl Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 4425 2m 6f 5yo +
010 December Navan Novice Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
011 December Monksfield Novice Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
012 December Hilly Way Chase Chase Cork 3219 2m 5yo +
014 December Greenmount Park Novice Chase Chase Limerick 3932 2m 3½f 4yo +
015 December Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 3yo
016 January Coolmore Mares Novice Chase Chase Thurles 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
017 Jan / Feb Kinloch Brae Chase Chase Thurles 4023 2m 4f 6yo +
018 January Woodlands Park 100 Club Novice Chase Chase Naas 4828 3m 5yo +
019 January Galmoy Hurdle Hurdle Gowran Park 4828 3m 5yo +
020 January Killiney Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
021 January Golden Cygnet Novice Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
022 Jan / Feb Tied Cottage Chase Chase Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
023 February Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
024 February Flyingbolt Novice Chase Chase Navan 3219 2m 5yo +
025 February Boyne Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
026 February Ten Up Novice Chase Chase Navan 4828 3m 5yo +
027 February Red Mills Chase Chase Gowran Park 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
028 February Red Mills Trial Hurdle Hurdle Gowran Park 3219 2m 4yo +
030 February Johnstown Novice Hurdle Hurdle Naas 3219 2m 4yo +
031 February Newlands Chase Chase Naas 3219 2m 5yo +
032 February Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3219 2m 4yo
033 February Bobbyjo Chase Chase Fairyhouse 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
034 February Michael Purcell Novice Hurdle Hurdle Thurles 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
035 March Dawn Run Mares Novice Chase Chase Limerick 4425 2m 6f 5yo +
036 March Webster Cup Chase Chase Navan 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
037 March / April Irish Strawberry Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
038 March / April Festival Novice Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
039 March / April Dunboyne Castle Novice Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3219 2m 4yo +
040 April Normans Grove Chase Chase Fairyhouse 3420 2m 1f 5yo +
041 April Hugh McMahon Novice Chase Chase Limerick 4828 3m 5yo +

Grade 3

Month Race Name Type Racecourse Distance Age
000 July Grimes Hurdle Hurdle Tipperary 3218 2m 4yo +
001 September Ballybrit Novice Chase Chase Galway 3419 2m 1f 4yo +
002 Sept / October Kilbegnet Novice Chase Chase Roscommon 3218 2m 4yo +
003 October Dolores Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle Hurdle Tipperary 3218 2m 4yo +
004 October Like A Butterfly Novice Chase Chase Tipperary 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
005 October Fergus O'Toole Memorial Novice Hurdle Hurdle Limerick 4224 2m 5f 4yo +
006 October Buck House Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 3621 2m 2f 4yo +
007 October Daily Star Chase Chase Punchestown 4626 2m 7f 5yo +
009 Oct / Nov Poplar Square Chase Chase Naas 3218 2m 5yo +
010 November Down Royal Mares Novice Hurdle Hurdle Down Royal 3218 2m 4yo +
011 November Cork E.B.F. Novice Hurdle Hurdle Cork 4828 3m 4yo +
012 November Cork E.B.F. Novice Chase Chase Cork 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
013 November Fishery Lane Hurdle Hurdle Naas 3218 2m 4yo
014 November For Auction Novice Hurdle Hurdle Navan 3218 2m 4yo +
015 November T.A. Morris Memorial Mares Chase Chase Clonmel 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
016 December Bar One Racing Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3218 2m 3yo
017 December Lombardstown Mares Novice Chase Chase Cork 3419 2m 1f 4yo +
018 December Cork Stayers Novice Hurdle Hurdle Cork 4828 3m 4yo +
019 December Dorans Pride Novice Hurdle Hurdle Limerick 4828 3m 4yo +
020 December Leopardstown E.B.F. Mares Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
021 January Limestone Lad Hurdle Hurdle Naas 3822 2m 3f 5yo +
022 January Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3621 2m 2f 4yo +
023 February Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle Hurdle Clonmel 4828 3m 4yo +
024 March Kilcock Novice Chase Chase Naas 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
025 March Limerick E.B.F. Mares Novice Hurdle Hurdle Limerick 3218 2m 4yo +
026 April Imperial Call Chase Chase Cork 4828 3m 5yo +
027 April Tayto Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3218 2m 4yo
028 April John and Chich Fowler Memorial Mares Chase Chase Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 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 October Grabel Mares Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3621 2m 2f 4yo +
004 November John Meagher Memorial Chase Chase Thurles 4426 2m 6f 5yo +
005 December Tara Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
006 December Future Champ INH Flat Race Flat Navan 3219 2m 4yo * 4–7yo
007 January Thyestes Chase Chase Gowran Park 4828 3m 5yo +
008 January Coral.ie Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo +
009 February Nas Na Riogh Novice Chase Chase Naas 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
010 March / April Irish Grand National Chase Fairyhouse 5834 3m 5f 5yo +

Distances in miles and furlongs

References

  • [1] - "Irish National Hunt May-Oct 2014".
  • [2]"Irish National Hunt Oct–Dec 2014".