Friday 10th & Saturday 11th May – Race & Taste Festival

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Friday 10th & Saturday 11th May – Race & Taste Festival

May 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - May 12, 2019 @ 11:00 pm


The Barry Group Race & Taste Festival will be held at Cork Racecourse Mallow on Friday evening May 10th & Saturday May 11th 2019.

This event is a unique, weekend opportunity showcasing and celebrating Corks fantastic food, arts & culture scene.
Two days of foodie heaven, combined with thrilling horse racing, live music and entertainment for all. There will be a host of interactive demonstrations by chefs such as Rory O’Connell, Martin Shanahan and Lily Higgins and masterclasses in wine tasting to highlight a few, whilst the vast array of food stalls from leading producers will ensure there is something there for every visitor.
The ethos of the event is to intertwine the county’s incredible food scene with the nation’s love of horse racing.
It will be a flat evening card on Friday 10th May. This fixture will mark the official opening of the new 7f track, officially known as The Matchbook Straight Seven, at the racecourse. A historic event and one not to be missed. Ladies this is the evening to come racing, with a stunning prize up for grabs from Fota Island Resort as they sponsor The Fota Island Resort Most Stylish Lady Event. The evening will be rounded off by a night of summer music thanks to Corks finest The Frank & Walters. Gates open at 3:30pm, first race on Friday evening is 5:30pm, the Most Stylish Lady Event will be announced around 7:20pm approximately. 
National Hunt Racing returns on Saturday 11th May, with a thrilling seven race card sure to excite. First race is 1:50pm, with gates opening at 11:50am. 
Experience dining at its best in the top floor restaurant, with stunning views overlooking the finish line. The team at Woodlands Catering will look after your every need, all whilst serving a sumptous 4 course meal.  Also included in this hospitality package for €55 per person is admission, racecard, full bar and tote service to your table whilst the balcony overlooking the track will ensure you have the best view in the house.
Social Packages available online only and include Admission, a racecard, a €5 Tote Voucher and a Pint…everything you could want to make it that extra special social Sunday and all for only €20.
Children aged 14 and under are eligible to attend this and every single raceday FREE of charge with a full paying adult and tickets for adults start at just €15 per person, or avail of our pre-pay and save online discount.

Hop on the train from Cork Kent, Killarney and Limerick Junction and utilize our free shuttle bus service from Mallow Train Station. See times here 

Join us and experience a day of top class thoroughbred racing along with award winning hospitality and so much more!




May 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
May 12, 2019 @ 11:00 pm
Event Category:


Cork Racecourse


Gates Open
Two Hours Before Racing
First Race
Flat (Friday) National Hunt (Saturday)
Dress Code
Smart Casual
Public Car Park


Cork Racecourse
Cork Racecourse Mallow
Killarney Road, Mallow Cork Ireland
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353 (0)22 50207