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Earliest meeting: Monday 24th August 1752
Final meeting: Thursday 27th August 1752
The Luttrellstown estate and Castle are located in Clonsilla on the outer edge of Dublin. The Castle dates from the early 15th century, probably being completed in 1420. The estate was owned by the Luttrell family from as early as 1210 and at one point they were the largest landowners in Ireland. In the middle of the 18th century the estate hosted race meetings, the earliest of which was recorded in the Historical List of Races of 1752 and consisted of a 4 day meeting beginning on Monday 24th August 1752. On the opening day the £20 Give and Take was won by Mr William Prior defeating Red Jenny and Gunlet. The four days concluded with the £50 Plate which was won by Arthur Marvin’s Skewball. There are no records of meetings taking place on the estate after this festival.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 4 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Chichester Fortescue
Principal Races Luttrellstown Give and Take Plate, Luttrellstown £50 Plate

24th August 1752

Luttrellstown £20 Give and Take Plate
1. Unnamed black horse owned by Mr William Prior
2. Red Jenny, mare owned by Mr Archer
3. Gunlet, horse owned by Mr Smith

25th August 1752

Luttrellstown £20 Plate
1. Unnamed chestnut horse owned by Mr Kevenagh
2. Sophia, grey mare owned by Mr William Robinson

26th August 1752

Luttrellstown £20 Plate for 4 year olds over 2 miles
1. Unnamed bay colt by Merry Andrew owned by Henry Langley
2. Unnamed colt owned by Mr Palmer

27th August 1752

Luttrellstown £50 Plate
1. Skewball, bay gelding owned by Arthur Marvin
2. Unnamed chestnut mare owned by Henry Langley
3. Drowsey, gelding owned by Chichester Fortescue

The final meeting took place on Thursday 27th August 1752.
Course today

The estate, which stretches to 560 acres, now has a golf course.

If you have photos, postcards, racecards. badges, newspaper cuttings or book references about the old course, or can provide a photo of how the ground on which the old racecourse stood looks today, then email

Much of the information about this course has been found using internet research and is in the public domain. However, useful research sources have been:-

London Illustrated News

Racing Illustrated 1895-1899

The Sporting & Dramatic Illustrated

Northern Turf History Volumes 1-4 by J.Fairfax-Blakeborough

The Sporting Magazine

A Long Time Gone by Chris Pitt first published in 1996 ISBN 0 900599 89 8

Racing Calendars which were first published in 1727

ISBN 978-0-9957632-0-3

652 pages

774 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-1-0

352 pages

400 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-2-7

180 pages

140 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-3-4

264 pages

235 former courses

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