Red Mills Day 2020 Gowran Park

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Monalee Rachael Blackmore Gowran park

Date: Saturday 15th February
Gates Open: two hours before the first race
First Race: 1.10pm
Last Race: 4.39pm

Connolly’s Red Mills Style Event:
The Style Quarter returns again this year with fashion shows throughout the day hosted by TV Stylist Marietta Doran, as well as a pop-up shop featuring all of the best clothing, footwear and accessories from the RED MILLS Store
The theme again for this year’s competition is Winter Racing Chic, with our judges keeping an eye out for the lady and gent who are extremely stylish, as well as warm and comfortable. Think wools, tweeds, faux furs and feathers, with stylish boots, brogues and loafters, and headwear is a must – fedoras, headbands, tweed caps and country themed headpieces will be the order of the day.
This year’s Best Dressed event will feature our guest judges: deciding the winning lady will be Emily O’Donnell – Presenter and Fashion Stylist with Virgin Media One. And crowning the best dressed gent will be Kilkenny’s own TV chef and broadcaster, Edward Hayden. To get more information about the Best Dressed competition click here
Fiona Foley Marietta Doran Red Mills Day Gowran Park
The Best Dressed Lady and Gent for 2020 will each receive a €500 voucher to spend in the RED MILLS Store, on brands including Welligogs, Fairfax & Favor, Dubarry, Hicks & Brown and much more. On top of this they will each receive a two Night Stay for two people with Dinner on one Evening, in a Talbot Collection Hotel of their choice!

Purchase your general admission tickets now online here for €12 which is a reduction form the tickets on the gate on the day. All general admission tickets purchased online can be scanned on your phone or printed off and scanned at the entrance.
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, €5 match bet from BoyleSports & complimentary bus
Gold – €29, admission, race card, €5 drinks voucher, €10 food voucher, €5 match bet from BoyleSports & 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

Live Music:
The fun really starts when the music kicks in.
We have 3 live musical acts on during the day.
Thyestes Bar – Peter & Paul from 3.45 until 5.45pm
Heineken Marquee – AFTER DARK – 4:45 – 6:45pm

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 with a bus later in the evening once After Dark are finished.

At Gowran Park we offer complimentary parking beside the track. Here are more details about getting to Gowran Park

Racing Schedule

1.10pm The Sea Moon & Shantou At Burgage Stud Maiden Hurdle 2 miles
1.44pm The Red Mills Trial Hurdle of €60,000 (Grade 3) 2 miles
2.19pm The Red Mills Steeplechase of €60,000 (Grade 2) 2 mile 4 furlongs
2.54pm Auto Boland Jaguar & Land Rover Waterford Handicap Hurdle 2 mile 4 furlongs
3.29pm Download The BoyleSports App Beginners Steeplechase 2 mile 4 furlongs
4.04pm Talbot Carlow Careys Cottage Cup Novice Handicap S’chase 2 miles
4.39pm Ronan Lawlor Memorial Irish EBF Mares (Pro/Am) Flat Race 2 mile 1 Furlong

Looking back…..
We have witnessed some terrific equine superstars triumph on Red Mills Day in Gowran Park
Just 12 months ago Monalee with Rachael Blackmore won the Red Mills Chase. The year before it was won by Our Duke with Presenting Percy second. While the Red Mills Hurdle has been won by Danoli, Un De Sceaux, Dunguib with Darasso winning in 2019 with Barry Geraghty on board.