Tipperary Racecourse

Racing in Tipperary was originally held at the Barronstown course in 1848, before it moved to its current location at Limerick Junction in 1911.  Known by that name for decades it was changed to Tipperary racecourse in 1986.

Tipperary has long been the stomping ground for juveniles who are gradually gaining experience and they have an illustrious roll of honour to some of their maiden winners.

In 2002 the first two home in the Epsom Derby, High Chaparral and Hawk Wing won 2-Y-O maidens at the track, whilst other stars like Dylan Thomas and Bushranger have been seen racing here in their youth.

It is a left-handed, flat course which is one mile, two furlongs long with a five furlong chute for the sprint races.

Notable races during the season include the Grade Two Tipperary Hurdle, Grade Three Grimes Hurdle and the Grade Three Concorde Stakes.

Address: Limerick Junction, Co Tipperary, Ireland

Flat: Round, left-handed flat course of one and a quarter miles. Has a straight five furlong chute. Good galloping track with a watering system.

Road: 3km W of Tipperary town on Tipperary-Limerick road, 37km E of Limerick and 100km N of Cork.
Rail: Limerick Junction; regular service from Dublin Heuston and Cork. Within easy walking distance.
Air: Shannon (60km). Helicopter landing available if arranged in advance