Limerick Racecourse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Limerick Racecourse (Greenmount Park) is a horse racing venue in Limerick, Ireland, which stages both National Hunt and flat racing. The course opened in October 2001 and is the first purpose-built racecourse in Ireland in 50 years. The present location is the seventh different horse racing location in Limerick since 1790. In 1999, the course at Greenpark near Limerick city closed after 130 years of racing.[1]

The course is a right-handed oval track of about 11 furlongs (7,260 ft; 2,210 m). It is located on the M20 at exit 4, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) outside the city.

Notable races[edit]

Month DOW Race Name Type Grade Distance Age/Sex
March Sunday Dawn Run Mares Novice Chase Chase Grade 2 2m 6f 5yo + m
March Sunday Limerick E.B.F. Mares Novice Hurdle Hurdle Grade 3 2m 4yo + m
October Sunday Fergus O'Toole Memorial Novice Hurdle Hurdle Grade 3 2m 5f 4yo +
December St Stephen's Day Greenmount Park Novice Chase Chase Grade 2 2m 3f 120y 4yo +
December 29th Dorans Pride Novice Hurdle Hurdle Grade 2 3m 4yo +

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Course Profile". Go Racing. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°39′55″N 8°37′25″W / 52.6653°N 8.6236°W / 52.6653; -8.6236