Tipperary Racecourse

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Tipperary Racecourse is a horse racing venue in County Tipperary, Ireland which stages both National Hunt and Flat racing. The course is located adjacent to Limerick Junction railway station and approximately two miles from Tipperary town.[1] Tipperary Racecourse is owned by Horse Racing Ireland.[2]The course is left-handed and flat and measures one mile and two furlongs round. There is a five furlong sprint track which joins the main racecourse at the start of the straight.[3]

History[edit]

The first recorded racemeeting at Tipperary Races at Barronstown Course was on March 27th, 1848 but at the current Limerick Junction racetrack it was September 1916 when the meeting was attended by trainers Senator J.J. Parkinson, Stephen Grehan and Charles Moore. It remained Limerick Junction until the name was changed to Tipperary in 1986.[4]

Major races[edit]

Tipperary's major races are the Fairy Bridge Stakes in August, and the Concorde Stakes and Tipperary Hurdle in early October.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How to get to Tipperary". Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  2. ^ "Go Racing - Horse Racing Ireland". Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  3. ^ "Track Description". Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  4. ^ "History of the Racecourse". Retrieved 2011-11-16. 

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