Listowel Racing Festival

Listowel Racing Festival Kerry Ireland

Listowel is celebrating, this year the 2014 Harvest Festival will run from Sunday 14th – Saturday 20th September and our two day meeting will run from Sunday June 1st –  Monday June 2nd.

We are celebrating  156 years of Racing in Listowel.  The Listowel Racecourse is located  close to the town and is within easy walking distance of the town centre. 
By road, listowel can be accessed by road, from Shannon Airport, take the Limerick to Tarbert road, from Farranfore Airport take the Tralee Road and from Limerick take the Tarbert road to Listowel.

Listowel Races – The Prizes.

The Kerry Group Handicap Steeplechase of €34,000 Sponsored by the Kerry Group plc. Of which the second place will receive €6,800,the third placed horse will recieve €3,400 and the fourth €1,360The Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Premier Nursery Handicap of €30,000. Sponsored by the European Breeders Fund €10,000 Of which the second placed horst will receive €6,000, the third placed will receive €3,000 and the fourth €1,200.

The Listowel Races Supporters Club Lartigue Hurdle (Handicap) of €45,000 (Grade C) Sponsored by Listowel Races Supporters Club, who will also present a trophy of no intrinsic value to the winning owner. The Guinness Kerry National Handicap Steeplechase of €160,000 (Grade A) Sponsored by Diageo Ireland. Of which the second placed horse will receive €32,000, the third placed €16,000, the fourth €6,400, the fifth €4,800 and the sixth €3,200 respectively.

The Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle of €40,000 Sponsored by Ladbrokes Ireland. Of which the second placed will receive €8,000, the third placed will receive €4,000 and the fourth placed horse will receive €1,600

The Guinness Handicap of €50,000 Premier Handicap Sponsored by Diageo Ireland. Of which the second placed horse will receive €10,000, the third placed horse will receive €5,000, the fourth placed horse will receive €2,000, the fifth €1,500 and the sixth €1,000

The M.J. Carroll ARRO Handicap Hurdle of €25,000 Sponsored by M.J. Carroll Ltd, Hardware House, The Square, Listowel who will also present a trophy prize to the winning owner of which the second placed horse will receive €5,000, the third placed horse will receive €2,500 and the fourth placed horse will receive €1,000

Listowel Town Information – Listowel is a inland town on the banks of the River Feale. Located just outside Tralee. In listowel are the ruins of a castle which belonged to the Lords of Kerry, and was the last to hold out against the british during the Desmond revolt; in 1500 it was taken by Sir Wilmot, who put the whole garrison to the sword.

Listowel Activities

Thing to do in listowel include angling for trout on the River Galey and on the River Feale. Teach Siamsa Folk Theatre at Finuge (3 miles/5 km). Day coach tours. Listowel is the centre for Writers Week a festival celebrating John B Keane, Harvest Festival of Ireland is located in listowel and ‘Wren Boys’ Championships is also held in Listowel. There is a very popular horse-racing Festival meeting in September. Listowel town is a literary and cultural centre with boasts a theatre which features Irish traditional music and an exhibition.

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