Cork Racecourse, also known as Cork Racecourse Mallow, is situated at Mallow, County Cork, Ireland. It is located 25 Miles north of Cork and 50 miles from Limerick. The course was opened in 1924 and was originally known as Mallow Racecourse. It is close to Buttevant and Doneraile, where the first steeplechase was supposedly run in 1752.

Key Characteristics

Cork is a right-handed, flat, oval track of about one and a half miles. The track is level and galloping in character. There is a chute where the straight 5 and 6 furlong races start.

From the mile-and-a-half start, a low draw is a big help as they start quite close to the bend. In general, it is difficult to make up ground on the round track and horses that can make the running or be prominent are favoured.

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Draw Bias

5 Furlongs
cork Draw Bias
There appears to be a big draw bias favouring high drawn runners over 5 furlongs at Cork.

6 Furlongs
cork Draw Bias
Like the 5 furlong analysis there appears to be a big draw bias favouring high drawn runners.

7 Furlongs
cork Draw Bias
Low drawn runners are favoured over 7 furlongs at Cork, and it seems impossible to win with a very high draw. They run round a tight right hand bend so that isn't a surprise.

One Mile
cork Draw Bias
No real draw bias over a mile at Cork.

The charts above indicate the percentage of races which were won from each stall number in handicaps.