Tramore Course Guide

Tramore is a seaside town located 12km west of Waterford and racing has taken place at the current track since 1912. It plays host to 11 meetings of both Flat and National Hunt action over the course of the year. One of the highlights of their programme is their four-day August Festival which has become a very popular meeting for racegoers both from home and abroad. Another notable fixture is the New Year’s Day meeting which features the Listed Holden Plant Rentals Chase.

Tramore Flat RacingTimeform

A right-handed, undulating, round track that is about seven and a half furlongs in length. Many of the turns are sharp and it is a track that many horses patently fail to act around. The straight is a little over a furlong in length and is on an incline.

This is definitely a specialist track! It’s very tight and unusual in character, with a stiff uphill finish in the straight. A horse needs to be very balanced to handle it well, which is why the same horses tend to come back there and do well again and again. On softer ground, horses can come from off the pace, but when it’s quick, pace is everything and it’s hard to make up ground. They never race out of starting stalls at Tramore and that can cause problems for flat horses that aren’t used to flag starts.

View from the saddle: Mick KinaneMick Kinane
Tramore Jumps RacingTimeform

An undulating, right-handed, round track only about seven furlongs in extent. The turns are sharp and although sections of the course are on the climb it very much favours the handy type of horse. There are five fences to a circuit of the chase course with a long downhill run to the second last which is situated just before the short, uphill home straight. The run-in is around 160 yards.

Probably the trickiest track to ride in the country. It pays to take your time on the downhill section after climbing up the hill the on turn away from the stands. It definitely produces course specialists both in terms of horses and riders. In terms of a jockey, they need to be brave with a brain as well. The fences there have always been soft, but they need to be around a track like this!

View from the saddle: Charlie SwanCharlie Swan

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Replays & Results

12:00 David Flynn Building Contractors Maiden Hurdle

White & emerald green hoops, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, emerald green star on cap (Mrs Catherine Holden)
  • Winner: Chateauneuf Du Pap
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore
  • Trainer: Ellmarie Holden
  • Owner: Mrs Catherine Holden

12:30 Kilbarry Lodge Stud - Home Of Diamond Boy Handicap Hurdle (80-102)

Dark blue, white chevron, diabolo on sleeves, red cap (Cubomania Syndicate)
  • Winner: Cubomania
  • Jockey: J W Kennedy
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Cubomania Syndicate

13:05 Curran South East Cleaners Maiden Hurdle

(2m 5f)
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap (Mrs S Ricci)
  • Winner: Deal D'estruval
  • Jockey: P Townend
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Owner: Mrs S Ricci

13:40 Ryan's Racecourse Services Handicap Hurdle (80-109)

(2m 5f)
Orange, purple cross sashes, purple cap (John Gerard Lonergan)
  • Winner: Pump Road
  • Jockey: A Ring
  • Trainer: J G Lonergan
  • Owner: John Gerard Lonergan

14:15 Savills 'a Different Outlook' Chase (listed)

(Class 1) (2m 5f)
Light blue, orange star, orange stars on sleeves, orange star on cap (Edward O'Connell)
  • Winner: Bachasson
  • Jockey: P Townend
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Owner: Edward O'Connell

14:50 Ani-pets Veterinary Clinic Rated Novice Chase

Purple, grey star & sleeves, purple cap (Manverton Limited)
  • Winner: Peculiar Genius
  • Jockey: D Robinson
  • Trainer: P Nolan
  • Owner: Manverton Limited

15:25 Tom Carroll Memorial Handicap Chase (0-95)

(2m 5f)
Royal blue, white panel, white cap (Mrs L Skelly)
  • Winner: Cerca Trova
  • Jockey: A E Lynch
  • Trainer: J T R Dreaper
  • Owner: Mrs L Skelly