Tipperary Racing

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The incredible and varied natural landscapes of Ireland present visitors with an abundance of scenic environments in which to enjoy the entire catalogue of outdoor pursuits. At the heart of the country lies Co. Tipperary which is characterised by the lush rolling landscape of the Golden Vale and the popular Glen of Aherlow.

Free Horse Racing Tips, Click Here! Tipperary racing is the main activity for many here and the racecourse is located some 2 miles from the county town, at Limerick Junction. A premier Irish racecourse for summer events, Tipperary present great opportunities for a memorable and exciting summer day or evening out in wonderful surrounds.

Most courses in Ireland feature both Flat racing and National Hunt events throughout their racing calendar but few combine both at the same events like Tipperary.

This comprehensive Tipperary racing experience is enhanced further through superb facilities, live entertainment and family-centred activities.

The perfect backdrop to a family day out, a day or evening of fun with friends, or a corporate race day event, Tipperary celebrates the deep love of horseracing in Ireland in true style and extends a warm welcome to all who would join in the celebrations.

Tipperary racing dates back to 1848 and has been held at the present course since 1916. Originally called Limerick Junction, after its location, the name was changed to Tipperary Racecourse in 1986. The name change heralded a new lease of life at the course and in recent years great strides have been made in upgrading the facilities and increasing the appeal and competition of the races.

Large fields containing highly respected two-year olds are characteristic of the Tipperary racing pedigree.

The recent history of racing at Tipperary is written by two horses, Hawk Wing and High Chaparral, both trained by Aiden O’ Brien and both of whom won their maiden outings at the course. Hawk Wing looked to be the better of the two when subsequently coming second in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in 2002.

That was until an incredible race later the same season in the Epsom Derby when Hawk Wing was defeated by his stable-mate with two lengths to spare and with an incredible 12 lengths between the great rivals and their nearest competitor.
Tipperary Racing, inside rail

After these memorable contests, each horse recorded their own personal triumphs; Hawk Wing at Sandown Park and Newbury, and High Chaparral at Leopardstown, the Curragh, and in America, winning the Breeders Cup Turf. There have been many other future stars who found their feet at Tipperary, including Bushranger, Heatseeker, Yesterday, and Dylan Thomas. The course is well placed to attract local talent, being in the same county as the world famous Coolmore Stud and whatever the event good competitive racing is assured.

Tipperary Racing, winner All races throughout the summer are well attended and well represented but they all form an aperitif for the last fixture of the season, on Super Sunday. This is the first Sunday in October and is regarded as the highest quality mixed racing event in Ireland.

Flat racing is represented by a Grade III listed race and jumps by Grade III hurdles and chases for novices. The highlight is the Grade II Tipperary Hurdle, which has featured horses including Go Native, Limestone Lad, and Istabraq.

The different disciplines can take place at the same events by utilising a five furlong chute in the one mile 2 furlong track.

Admission to the course includes a free food or betting voucher.

Concessions are available for OAPs and students, and children can enjoy Tipperary racing for free. Inclusive race day packages are available for hurdles and chase events and there are fully equipped corporate facilities for up to 170 people.