It is also known as Cork Racecourse Mallow, which features National Hunt racing and Flat racing. It opened in 1924, located at Killarney Road, Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland, 35 km north of Cork and 64 km from Limerick, on the banks of the River Blackwater. It is also close to Buttevant and Doneraile, where the first steeplechase was supposedly run in 1752. It is home to the Cork Grand National Handicap Chase and the Grade 2 Hilly Way Chase over fences. Moreover, it is one of only two racecourses in the country with a straight six-furlong course. It was not until 1996 that major modifications of the facilities occurred.
The Flat track is made up of two parts. The round track is a flat right-handed oval approximately 1 mile 4 furlongs around with more than 3 furlongs in the home straight. Another one is also a flat that is 7 furlongs straight sprint track finishing closest to the stands. There are eight fences on the chase track circuit, six regulations, and two ditches. A flat testing track with few places to hide.
For parents, the track also offers a playground for kids between the races and, depending on the race day. It features a variety of free-of-charge Children’s entertainment such as bouncy castles, face painting, magic shows, and Easter egg hunts. There are also five public bars, three in the Grandstand and two in the new Pavilion Stand. There is also a Carvery Restaurant, a Coffee Bar and a fast-food restaurant. The Grandstand also has six private suites with a balcony overlooking the racetrack, winning post, CCTV, bar, and Tote facilities for each private suite. In addition, each also caters to 15-60 people.
On the other hand, the Pavilion Stand can accommodate 200 people seated with a viewing balcony of the racetrack, betting ring, and parade ring. There are also baby changing facilities available in both stands. The track also has a designated disabled viewing area on the rails, disabled toilets in both stands, and disabled parking outside the main entrance.