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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Upcoming races
17:05 Glenvale Stud Race
7½f | 2YO only | 5 ran
  • Winner: Cayenne Pepper 4/9 Fav
  • Jockey: S Foley Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Owner: Jon Kelly
17:35 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden
7½f | 3YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Dame Kyteler Evens Fav
  • Jockey: S Foley Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Owner: Nore Racing Syndicate & Adolf Schneider
18:10 Costello's Tavern Handicap
1m 1f | 3YO only | 16 ran
  • Winner: Muntahez 7/2 Fav
  • Jockey: C D Hayes Trainer: K Prendergast
  • Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum
18:45 Coolmore US Navy Flag Tipperary Stakes
Listed | 5f | Class 1 | 2YO only | 7 ran
  • Winner: Strive For Glory 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: W J Lee Trainer: R M H Cowell
  • Owner: T W Morley
19:20 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes Hurdle
Grade 3
2m | Class 1 | 4YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Thomas Hobson Evens Fav
  • Jockey: P Townend Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Owner: Mrs S Ricci
19:50 Dundrum House Hotel Maiden Hurdle
2m 4f | 4YO plus | 18 ran
  • Winner: Rasiym 5/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: P Townend Trainer: E J O'Grady
  • Owner: Brian Comer
20:25 Follow tipperaryraces.ie Handicap Hurdle
80-95 | Div 1
3m | 4YO plus | 17 ran
  • Winner: Helly Hansum 12/1
  • Jockey: P J Cawley Trainer: Denis Hogan
  • Owner: Move In Corner Forward Syndicate
20:55 Follow tipperaryraces.ie Handicap Hurdle
80-95 | Div 2
3m | 4YO plus | 16 ran
  • Winner: Courtin Bb 11/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: M Hamill Trainer: P J Duffy
  • Owner: Patrick J Duffy

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Tipperary Racecourse
Limerick Junction
+353 062 51357
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