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Earliest meeting: Monday 16th September 1765
Final meeting: Wednesday 8th July 1767
The County Westmeath town of Kinnegad borders County Meath and is located 38 miles from Dublin. It staged a three day festival of racing from Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th September 1765 when the opening 3 mile Plate for 4 year olds was won by Mr Gognan’s chestnut filly. The next day the 5 year old race over 4 miles saw Hurlotbrumbo, for Colonel Maguire, beat Trimmer and Lord Mount Eagle’s Queen Bess. The concluding race on Wednesday 18th September was confined to 6 year olds and was won by Mr Connelly’s Trifle. The next year a 3 day meeting was spread over five days, beginning on Monday 14th July with a Four Year Old Plate which saw Mr Drought’s horse Sportsman beat the Right Hon. William Fortescue’s Miss Sprightly. The final three day meeting took place in 1767, concluding on Wednesday 8th July 1767 with a Six Year Plate won by Mr Irwin’s William.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 4 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Lord Mount Eagle, Colonel Maguire
Principal Races Kinnegad 4 year old Plate, Kinnegad 5 year old Plate

Wednesday 18th September 1765
Kinnegad 6 year old Plate
1. Trifle, bay gelding owned by Mr Connelly
2. Surprise, grey gelding owned by Mr McDermot
3. Tulip, chestnut mare owned by Mr Townsend

The final meeting took place on Wednesday 8th July 1767.
Course today In fields on the edge of the town.
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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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