Thurles Racecourse

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Thurles Racecourse is a horse racing venue in the town of Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland which stages National Hunt racing. Racing has taken place at Thurles since 1732 when a three-day festival took place at the venue.

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The course is located 1.5 km west of the town centre. The course is an oval right handed track of one and a quarter miles with 6 flights of hurdles and 7 steeplechase fences in each circuit with a steep uphill finish. [1]

Notable races

MonthDOWRace NameTypeGradeDistanceAge/Sex
JanuarySunday Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase ChaseGrade 22m 4½f6yo +
JanuarySunday Coolmore N. H. Sires Capri Mares Novice Chase ChaseGrade 22m 4½f5yo + m
FebruaryThursday Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle HurdleGrade 22m 4f 5yo +
MarchSaturday Pierce Molony Memorial Novice Chase ChaseGrade 32m 2f 5yo +
NovemberThursday John Meagher Memorial Chase ChaseListed2m 6f 5yo +

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References

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