List of Irish National Hunt races

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 1Edit

Month
Race Name
Type
Racecourse
Distance
Age
2019-20 winner
000 November Ladbrokes Champion Chase Chase Down Royal 4828 3m 5yo + Road To Respect
001 November Morgiana Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo + Saldier
002 Nov / Dec Royal Bond Novice Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3219 2m 4yo + Envoi Allen
003 Nov / Dec Drinmore Novice Chase Chase Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 5yo + Fakir D'Oudairies
004 Nov / Dec Hatton's Grace Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 4yo + Honeysuckle
005 December John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase Chase Punchestown 4023 2m 4f 5yo + Min
006 December Racing Post Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 3420 2m 1f 4yo + Notebook
013 December Greenmount Park Novice Chase Chase Limerick 3932 2m 3½f 4yo + Faugheen
007 December Paddy's Reward Club Chase Chase Leopardstown 3420 2m 1f 5yo + A Plus Tard
008 December Future Champions Novice Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo + Abracadabras
009 December Frank Ward Memorial Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 4828 3m 4yo + Apple’s Jade
010 December Savills Chase Chase Leopardstown 4828 3m 5yo + Delta Work
011 December Matheson Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo + Sharjah
012 December Neville Hotels Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 4828 3m 4yo + Battleoverdoyen
014 January Lawlor's of Naas Novice Hurdle Hurdle Naas 4023 2m 4f 5yo + Envoi Allen
015 February Golden Cygnet Novice Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 4426 2m 6f 5yo + Latest Exhibition
016 February Dublin Chase Chase Leopardstown 3420 2m 1f 5yo + Chacun Pour Soi
017 February Arkle Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 3420 2m 1f 5yo + Notebook
018 February Irish Champion Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo + Honeysuckle
019 February Spring Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo A Wave of the Sea
020 February Chanelle Pharma Novice Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 5yo + Asterion Forlonge
021 February Dr P. J. Moriarty Novice Chase Chase Leopardstown 4225 2m 5f 5yo + Faugheen
022 February Irish Gold Cup Chase Leopardstown 4828 3m 5yo + Delta Work
023 April Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final Hurdle Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 4yo + m
024 April Ryanair Gold Cup Chase Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
025 April / May Herald Champion Novice Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
026 April / May Punchestown Champion Chase Chase Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
027 April / May Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
028 April / May Punchestown Gold Cup Chase Punchestown 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
029 April / May Champion INH Flat Race Flat Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo * 4–7yo
030 April / May Champion Stayers Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 4828 3m 4yo +
031 April / May Ryanair Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
032 April / May Punchestown Champion Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo +
033 April / May Alanna Homes Champion Novice Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
034 April / May Champion Four Year Old Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo
035 April / May Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 4828 3m 4yo +
036 April / May Mares Champion Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 4023 2m 4f 4yo + m

Grade 2Edit

Month
Race Name
Type
Racecourse
Distance
Age
000 October Gowran Park Champion Chase Chase Gowran Park 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
001 October Istabraq Hurdle Hurdle Tipperary 3219 2m 4yo +
002 November WKD Hurdle Hurdle Down Royal 3219 2m 4yo +
003 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 +
006 November Clonmel Oil Chase Chase Clonmel 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
007 November Craddockstown Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo +
008 November Florida Pearl Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 4526 2m 6½f 5yo +
009 December Navan Novice Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
010 December Hilly Way Chase Chase Cork 3219 2m 5yo +
012 December Dorans Pride Novice Hurdle Hurdle Limerick 4828 3m 4yo +
013 December Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 3yo
014 January Coolmore Mares Novice Chase Chase Thurles 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
015 January Galmoy Hurdle Hurdle Gowran Park 4828 3m 5yo +
019 January Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
020 January Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase Chase Thurles 4023 2m 4½f 6yo +
020 January Coolmore NH Sires Capri Mares Novice Chase Chase Thurles 4023 2m 4½f 5yo + m
020 February Boyne Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
021 February Ten Up Novice Chase Chase Navan 4828 3m 5yo +
022 February Red Mills Chase Chase Gowran Park 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
023 February Johnstown Novice Hurdle Hurdle Naas 3219 2m 4yo +
024 March Dawn Run Mares Novice Chase Chase Limerick 4425 2m 6f 5yo +
025 March Webster Cup Chase Chase Navan 3218 2m 5yo +
026 March / April Irish Strawberry Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
027 March / April Festival Novice Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
028 March / April Dunboyne Castle Novice Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3219 2m 4yo +
029 March / April Devenish Chase Chase Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
031 April Avoca Dunboyne Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3218 2m 4yo
032 April Hugh McMahon Novice Chase Chase Limerick 4828 3m 5yo +

Grade 3Edit

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 Joe Mac Novice Hurdle Hurdle Tipperary 3218 2m 4yo +
004 October Like A Butterfly Novice Chase Chase Tipperary 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
006 October Buck House Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 3621 2m 2f 4yo +
007 October Irish Daily Star Chase Chase Punchestown 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
008 Oct / Nov Poplar Square Chase Chase Naas 3218 2m 5yo +
009 November Down Royal Mares Novice Hurdle Hurdle Down Royal 3218 2m 4yo +
010 November Cork E.B.F. Novice Chase Chase Cork 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
011 November Fishery Lane Hurdle Hurdle Naas 3218 2m 4yo
012 November For Auction Novice Hurdle Hurdle Navan 3218 2m 4yo +
014 November Monksfield Novice Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
015 December Bar One Racing Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3218 2m 3yo
016 December Klairon Davis Novice Chase Chase Navan 3419 2m 1f 4yo +
018 December Lombardstown Mares Novice Chase Chase Cork 3419 2m 1f 4yo +
019 December Cork Stayers Novice Hurdle Hurdle Cork 4828 3m 4yo +
021 December Leopardstown E.B.F. Mares Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
022 January Metal Man Chase Chase Tramore 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
023 January Limestone Lad Hurdle Hurdle Naas 3822 2m 3f 5yo +
024 January Naas Racecourse Business Club Novice Chase Chase Naas 4828 3m 5yo +
025 January Killiney Novice Chase Chase Punchestown 4225 2m 4f 5yo +
026 January Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3621 2m 2f 4yo +
027 February Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle Hurdle Clonmel 4828 3m 4yo +
028 February Flyingbolt Novice Chase Chase Navan 3219 2m 5yo +
029 February Red Mills Trial Hurdle Hurdle Gowran Park 3219 2m 4yo +
030 January Quevega Mares Hurdle Chase Punchestown 4023 2m 4f 4yo + m
031 February Michael Purcell Novice Hurdle Hurdle Thurles 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
032 February Newlands Chase Chase Naas 3219 2m 5yo +
033 February Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Fairyhouse 3219 2m 4yo
034 February Bobbyjo Chase Chase Fairyhouse 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
035 March Naas Directors Plate Novice Chase Chase Naas 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
036 March Limerick E.B.F. Mares Novice Hurdle Hurdle Limerick 3218 2m 4yo +
037 March Native Upmanship Novice Chase Chase Thurles 3621 2m 2f 5yo +
038 April Imperial Call Chase Chase Cork 4828 3m 5yo +
039 April John and Chich Fowler Memorial Mares Chase Chase Fairyhouse 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
040 April / May Weatherbys Ireland EBF Mares Bumper Flat Punchestown 3219 2m 4yo * 4–7yo
041 May An Riocht Chase Chase Killarney 4073 2m 4½f 5yo +

Selected other racesEdit

Month
Race Name
Type
Racecourse
Distance
Age
000 July / Aug Galway Plate Chase Galway 4426 2m 6f 4yo +
002 July / Aug Galway Hurdle Hurdle Galway 3219 2m 4yo +
003 September Kerry National Chase Listowel 3219 3m 4yo +
004 October Fergus O'Toole Memorial Novice Hurdle Hurdle Limerick 4224 2m 5f 4yo +
005 October Grabel Mares Hurdle Hurdle Punchestown 3621 2m 2f 4yo +
006 November Cork E.B.F. Novice Hurdle Hurdle Cork 4828 3m 4yo +
006 November T.A. Morris Memorial Mares Chase Chase Clonmel 4033 2m 4f 4yo +
007 November John Meagher Memorial Chase Chase Thurles 4426 2m 6f 5yo +
008 December Tara Hurdle Hurdle Navan 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
009 December Future Champ INH Flat Race Flat Navan 3219 2m 4yo * 4–7yo
010 January Thyestes Chase Chase Gowran Park 4828 3m 5yo +
011 January Ladbrokes Hurdle Hurdle Leopardstown 3219 2m 4yo +
012 February Nas Na Riogh Novice Chase Chase Naas 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
013 March / April Irish Grand National Chase Fairyhouse 5834 3m 5f 5yo +

DiscontinuedEdit

Last Run
Race Name
Type
Racecourse
Distance
Age
002 February 2017 Tied Cottage Chase Chase Punchestown 3219 2m 5yo +
003 April 2017 Normans Grove Chase Chase Fairyhouse 3420 2m 1f 5yo +

Distances in miles and furlongs

ReferencesEdit

  • [1] - Irish National Hunt May-Oct 2014.
  • [2]Irish National Hunt Oct–Dec 2014.
  • [3] - Enhancements to the National Hunt Pattern Programme (Aug 16 2019)