The Place to Be
The friendly atmosphere at Tipperary makes it an ideal location for a family or business outing or simply an opportunity to meet friends new and old. You can expect first-rate entertainment, a warm welcome and a day second to none.
Located in the heart of Ireland, amid the gently rolling countryside of the Golden Vale, Tipperary Racecourse lies two miles outside Tipperary town, close to the beautiful Glen of Aherlow.
Tipperary Racecourse is one of Ireland's leading summer racetracks. Top quality Flat and National Hunt racing combined with improved facilities, live music and increased attendances provide a buzz second to none, particularly when you watch your winning horse pass the post.
A flyover of the Tipperary track & links to view some selected races can be seen on AtTheRaces, to see the available footage please click here.
At Tipperary we value our family customers and that is why we offer free admission to children under the age of 18. There is childrens' entertainment present at all meetings.
A full range of catering facilities are available at Tipperary. The Istabraq and Winning Post Bars are popular venues to toast friends new and old and to celebrate after relieving the bookmakers of their money. The Self Service restaurant serves a wide range of delicious food and snacks. The catering outlets are operated by the Fitzgerald Woodlands Catering Group which also run the award winning Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel at Adare, Co. Limerick.
The Istabraq Bar is located in the Tipperary Stand, adjacent to the bookmakers and parade ring. This bar salutes the achievements of our local champion. The Winning Post Bar and the Members Bar are located on the first floor of the Stand, overlooking the racecourse and finishing post.
The refurbished High Chaparral Dining Room, with panoramic views of the course, offers buffet to silver service dining of up to 170 people, with larger numbers accommodated in marquees. The Dining Room, with close circuit television and private Tote facilities, is located on the first floor of the Limerick Stand overlooking the parade ring and the racecourse.
Tote facilities are available throughout the enclosures and in all bar areas.
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 and over the last couple of decades some of the best horses this country has ever produced have raced here. A dozen racemeetings are held at Tipperary each year with the first held in mid-April and the last in early October with the majority of the fixtures being mixed.
There are many two year old races held during the year and horses of the calibre of Hawk Wing and High Chaparral have both won their maidens at Tipperary. Both trained by Aidan O’Brien, Hawk Wing went on to finish runner up in the 2002 English 2000 Guineas at Newmarket while in June that year the Epsom Derby saw High Chaparral defeat Hawk Wing by two lengths with the remainder of the field a full twelve lengths in arrears. Hawk Wing went on to win the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown over ten furlongs while as a four year old he put up a sensational performance in winning the Group One Lockinge Stakes at Newbury by a staggering eleven lengths. Stable companion High Chaparral went on to take the Budweiser Irish Derby at the Curragh and and the Breeders Cup Turf in America while as a four year old he landed the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown before taking the Breeders Cup Turf for a second consecutive year.