History of the Racecourse
Navan is one of the fastest improving courses in Ireland and it shows in the quality of its racing which naturally attracts some of the best horses in the land. It stages both flat and jump racing but it is best known for the latter, especially in the Autumn and Winter months, the wraps come off the jump-racing stars and almost inevitably they will turn up at Navan at some point during the season.
"Sure they would be mad not to" as Hector O'hEochagain have said about his home town track because Navan's impressive big race schedule offers Owners and Trainers a chance to enter their horses in to top class and challenging races with big prize money.
This schedule inlcludes the following: Fortria Chase, Lismullen Hurdle (€50,000), Salsabil €70,000 Listed EBF Fillies, EBF €52,000 Novice Chase Final, the Barry & Sandra Kelly Memorial Novice Hurdle worth €70,000, and Troytown Chase (€85,000) - the showpiece of the season.
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Significant investment in the course and generous prizemoney has attracted large crowds and a list of top-class horses as long as your arm. Recognise some of these ? Mac's Joy, Watson Lake, Back in Front, Moscow Flyer, Limestone Lad, David's Lad, Solerina, Hardy Eustace, Emotional Moment. Thought you might ! Well, Navan is the place to catch them in action. Navan has numerous themed racedays with Family Days, with lots of activities for all the family. In June summer evening meetings are ideal for summer staff outings and not to forget Ladies Day at the Troytown meeting each year.