Tipperary Course Guide

Racing has taken place in the small of village of Limerick Junction (3km from Tipperary Town) since 1916. Formerly known as Limerick Junction Racecourse, the name officially changed to Tipperary Racecourse in 1986.

A summer track that host 11 fixtures of both Flat and National Hunt racing between April and October, the highlight of their season is the “Super Sunday” mixed card in October which hosts a Grade 3 novice hurdle, a Grade 3 novice chase, the Grade 2 Tipperary Hurdle and the Group 3 Concorde Stakes. Tipperary is the closest track to the world famous Ballydoyle training operation and they have sent out numerous champions to win their maidens at Tipperary including Hawk Wing, High Chaparral and Dylan Thomas to name just a few.


A left-handed, flat, oval track of a mile and two furlongs in length. There is a straight track of five furlongs that joins with the main track at the entrance to the two and a half furlong straight.

A real speed track that is flat in the main. It isn’t impossible to make up ground from off the pace on the round track, as the straight is good and long, but it isn’t easy to do so when the ground is on the softer side. Over the extended seven furlongs, the bend comes up quite quickly, so a low draw is a big help. The sprint track is probably the fastest one in the country. The draw isn’t a big factor when the ground is quick, but when it gets soft there is a definite advantage in being drawn high, as the riders tend to come up the stand side looking for less testing ground.

View from the saddle: Mick Kinane

A flat, left-handed, oval track with a circuit of about nine furlongs in extent. It is generally galloping in character. The chase course is set out inside the hurdles track with six fences to a circuit and two in the home straight of two and a half furlongs; the run-in is around a furlong.

Tipperary is a quick track, it’s quite similar to Cork only they race in the opposite direction. The chase track is certainly quick, it is quite sharp and the fences ride well. In general, I’d rather be handy than riding a waiting race, as things happen quickly there and the ones in front don’t come back too easily up the flat straight. When it rains, it can get very testing there and the ground isn’t dissimilar to Listowel and Sligo in those circumstances, as it becomes particularly hard work for a lot of horses.

View from the saddle: Charlie Swan
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Last Update: 20/01/2021 12:00

13:30 TipperaryRaces.ie Fillies 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle
2m | 3YO only | 6 ran
  • Winner: Rock Chica 7/1
  • Jockey: Mr J B Foley Trainer: T Mullins
  • Owner: Mrs Helen Mullins
14:05 Junction Rated Novice Hurdle
2m | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Railway Hurricane 22/1
  • Jockey: K M Donoghue Trainer: G P Cromwell
  • Owner: Miss Susan Barton & S O'Brien & John Mahon
14:40 Ballykisteen Handicap Hurdle
2m | 4YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Bythesametoken 7/2 Fav
  • Jockey: S D Torrens Trainer: Ross O'sullivan
  • Owner: Downtown Syndicate
15:15 Tipperary Handicap Hurdle
3m | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Sweet Sting 13/8 Fav
  • Jockey: B Hayes Trainer: M J Bowe
  • Owner: Mrs Phyllis Bowe
15:50 Cashel Beginners Chase
2m 1f | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Unexcepted 7/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: M P Walsh Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Owner: John P McManus
16:25 Golden Handicap Chase
0-95 | Div 1
2m 4f | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Walkers Point 16/1
  • Jockey: L P Dempsey Trainer: S McParlan
  • Owner: G McGurgan
16:55 Golden Handicap Chase
0-95 | Div 2
2m 4f | 4YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Rock On Barney 7/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: J G Gilligan Trainer: P J Gilligan
  • Owner: Mrs Mary T Kelly
17:25 Season Finale Flat Race
2m | 5YO to 7YO | 7 ran
  • Winner: Letsbeclearaboutit 3/1
  • Jockey: Mr P W Mullins Trainer: G P Cromwell
  • Owner: Alymer Stud Limited

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Tipperary Racecourse
Limerick Junction
+353 062 51357
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