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Tipperary Cancer Colour Fun Run to Raise Much Needed Funds for Cancer Charities

Friday, 5 August 2016

Jockey Billy Lee getting hit with paint balls at Tipperary Racecourse. On Friday, August 5th, Tipperary Racecourse will stage a one furlong (200m) Cancer Colour Fun Run which aims to raise much needed funds

Niamh Kenny from Listowel wins Best Dressed Lady at Tipperary Races Ladies Day, July 9th 2016

Monday, 1 January 1

Best Dressed Lady Competition judge Anna Geary and winner Niamh Kenny from Listowel, Co. Kerry, Saturday July 9th 2016. Niamh Kenny from Listowel, Co. Kerry walked away with a €2,000 voucher for Kumari Doyle Fine Jewels and

Saturday, July 9th 2016 shaping up to be a strong day of racing at Tipperary

Monday, 1 January 1

Stablemates, Diakali ridden by Ruby Walsh, near camera, winner, and thousand stars ridden by Paul Townend, far side, who finished second, at an early stage in the €62,500 Kevin McManus (Grade 3) Bookmaker Grimes Hurdle Saturday 11th July 2015.

Strong Entry for Tipperary Feature Races on Saturday

Monday, 1 January 1

A total of 16 horses, including two from the David Pipe stable, have been entered for the €62,500 Grade 3 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes Hurdle at Tipperary on Saturday, July 11th.

Launch of Tipperary Racecourse 2015 Season at David Marnane’s Yard

Monday, 1 January 1

  Tipperary Racecourse launched its 2015 season at a visit to Trainer David Marnane’s yard in Bansha, Co. Tipperary this morning. Tipperary will stage 12 fixtures this season with four national hunt, four flat and four mixed cards and prize-money of over €1.25m on offer. The feature races over jumps include the Grade 3 Kevin McManus Bookmakers Grimes Hurdle (€62,500), the Grade 2 Istabraq Hurdle (€52,500), the Grade 3 Like a Butterfly Novice Steeplechase (€30,000) and the Grade 3 Dolores Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle (€30,000). On the flat, the feature races this season are three Listed races, the Excelebration Tipperary Stakes (€42,500), the Kilfrush Stud Abergwaun Stakes (€50,000) and the Coolmore Stud Canford Cliffs Stakes (€50,000), along with the Group 3 Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes (€65,000) and Coolmore Stud Home Of Champions Concorde Stakes. At this morning’s launch, some of David Marnane’s stable stars were paraded and cantered on the gallops including Elleval, Jamesie and Almadaa. Racing presenter Kevin O’Ryan also hosted a Q&A with David Marnane and spoke to Tipperary Racecourse Manager Andrew Hogan about his plans for the season, which kicks off on April 9th and runs until October 6th. Tipperary Manager, Andrew Hogan said "We are delighted to launch Tipperary’s 2015 season at David Marnane’s today. We have 12 exciting days of racing featuring no less than six Graded races and three Listed races throughout the season. This year we’ve been given the opportunity to host a new jumps fixture on April 17th, which is a great opportunity for Tipperary as it allows us to kick off our jumps season a month earlier". “With family days, ladies’ days and plenty of quality entertainment, Tipperary Racecourse remains at the heart of the local community and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors and customers for their continued support and look forward to an exciting season ahead.” Some of the most popular days of Tipperary’s season include the summer and autumn ladies’ days with full details of judges and sponsors to be announced soon. Other highlights include the BBQ Series, a point-to-point evening and a Summer Sunday Family Day on July 19th, which will be preceded by a GoRacing Kids Club day in association with local schools. The season will come to a close with a Student Raceday on October 6th, which will target students from nearby colleges and universities.

Additional 2015 Fixture at Tipperary Racecourse

Monday, 1 January 1

Horse Racing Ireland has allocated six additional fixtures on a one-off basis for 2015 to provide opportunities at times when there is the greatest demand from the horse population. Tipperary – Friday 17th April (NH) Wexford  – Tuesday 21th April (NH) Navan – Saturday 30th May (Flat) Cork – Thursday 24th September (Flat) Curragh – Tuesday 13thOctober (Flat) Gowran Park – Tuesday 20th October (Flat) Announcing these additional fixtures and the changes of date/code to existing fixtures, Jason Morris, Director of Racing, commented:  “The HRI Fixtures Committee has identified appropriate slots in April/May for National Hunt and September/October for the Flat, when field sizes are expected to be higher than the current Irish average of 11 runners per race. Approximately half the Irish racecourses applied for these additional meetings and the ones selected were those offering the greatest variety of race distances and highest safety limits, whilst also taking into account the ability of the tracks to accommodate additional meetings based on their existing fixture allocations. HRI is particularly pleased to be providing additional Flat races at a number of high-class turf courses (the Curragh, Cork, Gowran Park, Naas and Navan) towards the end of the flat season in September and October, as this has been a specific request of the Trainers Association.”

Super Sunday BBQ at Tipperary Races

Friday, 19 September 2014

Tipperary Races will host its annual showcase Super Sunday BBQ and family day on Sunday 5th October. This fixture includes the best flat and jump races of the year and with a fantastic BBQ package on offer, this is a day on the racing calendar not to be missed. 

Review: Fillies Friday Night Out August 8th

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

A stunning evening at Tipperary Racecourse for Fillies Friday Night Out & Barbecue Evening as Tim Pitt's trip across the water was made worthwhile when landing the Kilfrush Stud Abergwaun Stakes.

Fillies Friday Night Out & Barbecue Evening August 8th Preview

Thursday, 7 August 2014

The Kilfrush Stud Abergwaun Stakes and the Canford Cliffs Stakes are the highlights of Friday evening’s seven race card at Tipperary racecourse. 

Saturday, July 9th shaping up to be a strong day of racing at Tipperary

Diakali and Thousand Stars in the Gr.3 Kevin McManus 2015 2Stablemates, Diakali ridden by Ruby Walsh, near camera, winner, and thousand stars ridden by Paul Townend, far side, who finished second, at an early stage in the €62,500 Kevin McManus (Grade 3) Bookmaker Grimes Hurdle Saturday 11th July 2015.

A strong, exciting card is entered for the feature races on Saturday, July 9th at Tipperary Racecourse. The €62,500  Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes Hurdle (Grade 3) has been an important guide to the upcoming Galway Hurdle over the years. In all, there are 12 horses entered in the 2 mile hurdle, with four trained by Willie Mullins including Sempre Medici, who won the Limestone Lad Hurdle (Grade 3) in Naas in January and the Red Mills Trial Hurdle (Grade 2) at Gowran Park in February and went on to run  in Cheltenham and Ascot. Also entered  by Mullins is Simenon, who won this race in 2014, Thousand Stars; who was second to Diakali in this race last year and went on to win over fences in Auteuil and Ivan Grozny; winner over 2m in Aintree this April. Gordon Elliot could be represented in the feature race by Tocororo, winner over 2m at Fairyhouse and Ballinrobe this year, while other notable entries include Joseph O’Briens’ Plinth, who won the Istabraq Hurdle (Grade 2) here at Tipperary in October last beating Thousand Stars. Alan Fleming enters The Tullow Tank, who was second to Gilgamboa (Enda Bolger) in The Ryanair Gold Cup Steeplechase (Grade 1). 3 time winner over hurdles Rashaan is a notable entry for Colin Kid, who finished second to the Aidan O’Brien trained Slow Motion in Fairyhouse this March beating Tocororo.

The €47,500 Coolmore Excelebration Tipperary Stakes (Listed) has an exciting card of 20 entrants. Champion trainer Aidan O’Brien could be represented by four horses in the 5 furlong event, headed by Peace Envoy; Listed winner over 6f in Naas this may and second to Medicine Jack in the Gain Railway Stakes (Listed) at the Curragh in June. Other notable entries for Aidan O’Brien include Intelligence Cross, a son of War Front who won over 6f in the Curragh in June, Istan and Sportsmanship. There is a chance of father-son rivalry on the day as Joseph O’Brien has two entrants; most notably Ambiguity, who won over 5f here at Tipperary in April defeating Istan. Joseph could also saddle Hyzenthlay for the Listed event, who broke her maiden over 5 furlongs in Navan this April. Mirdif is an exciting entry on the day for Michael O’Callaghan who won well beating Istan (Aidan O’Brien) over 6f in Leopardstown last month. The race has also attracted a number of other leading yards including Michael Halford, who could saddle Yulong Baebei, a winner over 5f in Dundalk in May, beating Madam Bounska who is an entrant for Denise Foster in this race. Also entered are Paddy Prendergast’s Callender; winner over 5f in Navan this May and John Murphy’s Confrontational, who won comfortably over 5f in Down Royal in June.

Andrew Hogan, Tipperary Racecourse Manager said “Saturday July 9th is set to be one of our biggest days of the year with some excellent horses entered. The mixed card on the day means that there will be something for everyone. We have strong entrants for both National Hunt and Flat racing on the day, which we are thrilled about especially for our two feature races, the Grade 3 Kevin McManus Bookmakers Grimes Hurdle and the Listed Coolmore Excelebration Tipperary Stakes.”

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