We have had the pleasure of witnessing some of the best National Hunt and Jumps horses race at Cork, here is a quick overview of some of the horses that have won at Cork and gone on to win further notable races. 

Highlights from racing at Cork Racecourse Mallow



  • Sapphire won at Cork on 17 June 2012 (subsequently won at the English Champions Meeting that October). 
  • Zhukova won at Cork on 15 April 2017 (subsequently won Grade 1 race in America on her next start). 
  • Tarnawa won at Cork on 17 August 2019 (subsequently won at the Curragh on Irish Champions Weekend). 


  • Black Hercules won at Cork on 7 December 2014 (subsequently won Grade One Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016)
  • Vroum Vroum Mag won at Cork on 7 December 2014 (subsequently won the Punchestown Champion Hurdle in April 2016 having earlier won the Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival).
  • Douvan won at Cork on 11 December 2016 (one of 15 races he won during a fine career – a dual Cheltenham Festival winner in 2015 over hurdles and 2016 over fences).
  • Un De Sceaux won at Cork on 10 December 2017 (one of Ireland’s favourite horses in the past few years – dual winner at the Cheltenham Festival and retired recently as the winner of 23 of his 34 career starts).