Gowran Park Community Race Day featuring the Denny Cordell Lavarack Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes

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Insane Bolt Gowran Park Kilkenny

Date: Saturday 21st September

Gates Open: 12 noon

First Race: 1.35pm

Last Race: 5.25pm


Our most prestigious flat race of the year takes place on this day, the Denny Cordell Lavarack Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes. This Group 3 race was first run in 2006. Mick Kinane, Kieran Fallon, Johnny Murtagh and Kevin Manning have all won the race however Irish Champion Jockey Colin Keane is the only jockey to hold two wins of the race. While Johnny Murtagh has the distinction of winning it as both trainer and jockey. Scroll down for a full list of past winners.

This year Denny Cordell Lavarack Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes is part of our Gowran Community Race Day with lots of fun activities for all the family.

Purchase your general admission tickets now online here with 33% off up to 48 hours in advance. Price €10

We offer Silver and Gold packages at all race days which can be purchased online up to 24 hours before racing. Secure your tickets here.

Silver – €19, admission, race card, €5 drinks voucher & complimentary bus.

Gold – €29, admission, race card, €5 drinks voucher, €10 food voucher & complimentary bus.

Platinum packages for our rooftop restaurant with full corporate hospitality is €59 each and can be booked through our main office 056-7726229 or email reception@gowranpark.ie


Complimentary Bus

We run a complimentary bus service for our race meetings. The bus can be picked up near the Castle Gates at the top of the parade in Kilkenny. It departs one hour before the first race and returns after racing.


At Gowran Park we offer complimentary parking beside the track.


Race Schedule

2.05pm Irish Stallions Farms EBF Fillies Maiden – About 1 mile

2.35pm Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden – About 1 mile

3.05pm The Tune Into Beat FM Your Music Now Race – About 1 mile

3.40pm The Jumps racing returns to Gowran Park 4th October Apprentice Handicap – About 1 mile

4.15pm The Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes Group 3 – 1 mile 1 furling 100 yds

4.50pm The Woodford Dolmen Hotel Bar & Bistro of the Year Winner Handicap – 1 mile 1 furling 100 yds

5.25pm The 2020 Golf Memberhsip from €600 Maiden – 1 mile 1 furling 100 yds

*Please not the schedule is subject to slight change

Past Winners of the Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes (Group 3)

2018: Broadway, T: AP O’Brien & J: JA Heffernan, SP 8/1

2017: Laganore, T: AJ Martin & J: CT Keane, SP 7/2 Fav

2016: Duchess Andorra, T: JP Murtagh & J: CT Keane, SP 16/1

2015: Jack Naylor, T: Mrs John Harrington & J: FM Berry SP 1/1 Fav

2014: Brooch, T: DK Weld & J: PJ Smullen SP 11/8 Fav

2013: Mango Diva, T: Sir Michael Stoute & J: JP Murtagh, SP 7/4 Fav

2012: Aloof, T: David Wachman & J: WJ Lee SP 12/1

2011: Flowers of Spring, T: A Oliver & J: CD Hayes, SP 11/2

2010: Shareen, T: John M Oxx & J: NG McCullagh, SP 9/1

2009: Ave, T: Sir Michael Stoute & J: R Mullen, SP 11/4

2008: Shreyas, T: JS Bolger & J: KJ Manning, SP 10/1

2007: Timarwa, T: John M Oxx & J: MJ Kinane SP 2/1 Fav

2006: Race for the Stars, T: AP O’Brien & J: K Fallon SP 5/4 Fav

Winners before 2006 to be added shortly


About Denny Cordell:

Denny Cordell was a music producer of some renown who for a time lived in Bagnelstown near Gowran Park. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cordell grew up in England and was educated at Cranleigh School. He met Chris Blackwell when he was aged twenty one, and started to work for Blackwell’s label, Island Records, as a producer. When Cordell started to work more closely with The Moody Blues, he decided to leave Island and become an independent producer.

Cordell produced the Moody Blues’ debut album The Magnificent Moodies on the Decca record label in 1965. The record contained the hit “Go Now” (produced separately by Alex Wharton), which had been a #1 hit on the UK Singles Chart a year earlier. This was followed up with hits for Cordell producing The Move, Georgie Fame, Procol Harum and Joe Cocker (all but Fame were Essex/Straight Ahead Productions artists). On the back of his success with Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale” and Joe Cocker’s “With a Little Help From My Friends”, Cordell moved his operation to Los Angeles and started up Shelter Records, with session piano player, Leon Russell.

He enjoyed success with Shelter, signing J. J. Cale, Phoebe Snow, Leon Russell, Joe Cocker, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, amongst others. He is also known as an early mentor of Tony Visconti.

In the late 1970s he started up the Flippers roller skating boogie palace in Los Angeles, California. In the 1980s he turned to his other interest, horseracing. He saddled his first winner as a trainer at Gowran Park.

In the 1990s he took up producing records again. Among others he helped produce for The Cranberries, who wrote a song in his tribute called “Cordell”.