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Curraheen Park

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Operated by  Irish Greyhound Board
Race type  greyhound racing
Date opened  2000
Phone  +353 1890 269 969
Location  Curraheen Road, Bishopstown, County Cork, Ireland
Coordinates  51°52'35.6"N 8°32'56.7"W
Address  Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium, Curraheen Rd, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland

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Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium is a greyhound racing track located in Bishopstown, west of Cork, County Cork, Ireland.

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Racing takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening and the facilities include the grandstand Laurels restaurant, fast food facilities, a number of bars, totalisator betting and ample seating.

Race distances are 330, 525, 550, 575, and 750 yards and the feature competitions at the track are the Laurels.

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History

Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium is situated to the west of Cork on the Curraheen Road in Bishopstown. The track opened in the year 2000 as a replacement for the previous track the Cork (Western Road) Greyhound Stadium which is now the Western Gateway Building (science building of the University College Cork). The stadium is a third generation Cork Greyhound Stadium with the first two being the Cork (Showgrounds) Greyhound Track (1928-1935) and then the previously mentioned Western Road stadium (1936-1996).

The sale of the old track enabled the Irish Greyhound Board to fund a new stadium with modern facilities). The new stadium opened on 8th April 2000 costing IR£8.5 million and included a wonderful glass fronted grandstand as the centrepiece (the glass alone cost IR£400,000). The new track offered distances of 330, 525, 550, 575 & 700 yards and the long serving Noel Holland remained as the Racing Manager but would retire in 2004. The Laurels remains the primary competition held at the track and since 2000 winners have included Sonic Flight, Ardkill Jamie and Razldazl Rioga.

Competitions

  • Laurels
  • References

    Curraheen Park Wikipedia


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