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About Limerick Racecourse

Limerick Racecourse is a racecourse which is in the city of Limerick, on the West coast of Ireland. Although racing has been going on in Limerick since 1790, the venues have changed throughout the years. The new Limerick Racecourse opened in 2001 and is the first purpose-built racecourse in Ireland in 50 years.

Having its doors opened as recently as 2001 has done wonders for the facilities at Limerick Racecourse. Everything is brand new and modern. There are private suites, bars, restaurants, as well as plenty of sports and social clubs. Limerick Racecourse isn’t just about the horse racing – it has everything else as well!

Limerick Racecourse features both flat and national hunt racing throughout the year. The track runs right-handed with a distance of around one mile three furlongs. This track is in the shape of an oval and offers no special features other than this.

Notable races

Limerick Racecourse can boast that it has a couple of notable races throughout the year which should get fans of the sport quite excited. The most important of them all, however, takes place in at the end of the year. This is during the Limerick Christmas Festival, which is a four-day event made up of national hunt racing.

The most notable of all these races take place on St Stephen’s Day. The race on this day is the Greenmount Park Novice Chase: a grade two race taking place over two miles and three furlongs. This is a race which is only open to horses aged four or older.

All in all, there’s a lot to like about Limerick Racecourse. The facilities on offer are state of the art which makes for a fantastic day out. Plus, there is no shortage of significant racing events featuring some of the most prominent horses in Irish racing!

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