About Clonmel Racecourse
Clonmel Racecourse is a racecourse situated in the small town of Clonmel, in County Tipperary, Ireland. Those of you who know their Irish geography will know that means it’s in the South of the Island, a little North of the city of Waterford. Typically, the population of Clonmel remains small at just 17,000, however, that all changes for the town on race day!
Clonmel Racecourse hosts both National Hunt and Flat racing on its track; which it does each season. Racing has been taking place at Clonmel Racecourse for over 150 years now. So this is a track rich in history as well!
Clonmel Racecourse likes to boast it offers and exciting atmosphere which is perfect for socialising with friends or business colleagues—offering a unique and beautiful venue which is ideal for corporate events.
Clonmel Racecourse is a right-hand sided track, that is a respectable quarter-mile long. Clonmel is a demanding National Hunt course due to its stiff uphill climb followed by gradual downhill run – finishing with an uphill sprint! With an abundance of mature trees and shrubs covering the surrounding areas; Clonmel Racecourse has also become one of the most alluring courses in Ireland.
There are three notable races which take place at Clonmel Racecourse each year. The first of these take place in February while the other two take place in November. These races are the Mercedes-Benz Novice hurdle; the Clonmel Oil Chase, and the T.A. Morris Memorial Mares Chase. The second of these three races is a grade two race while the others are grade three. Each being at a distance of around 3 miles.
Overall, there’s a lot to love about Clonmel Racecourse. It has scenery; it has the facilities, plus some of Ireland’s most prestigious races!