Racing from April to October and offering a mixture of top-class National Hunt (jump) and Flat racing, Tipperary is at its busiest at the height of the summer but hosts its biggest meeting of the year on the first Sunday of October. The "Super Sunday" meeting is the only race meeting to stage Graded National Hunt (jump) races and a Group race on the Flat on the same card. It draws the largest crowd of the year to the racecourse which also hosts a number of popular summer evening meetings. Tipperary is situated adjacent to Limerick Junction railway station and is only a matter of kilometres outside Tipperary town, on the main Limerick road.

Key Characteristics

Tipperary is a left-handed, flat, oval track of a mile and two furlongs in length. It is a real speed track. There is a straight track of five furlongs that joins with the main track at the entrance to the two and a half furlong straight.The sprint track is probably the fastest one in the country.

The draw is not a big factor when the ground is quick, but when it gets soft there is a definite advantage in being drawn high, as the riders tend to come up the stand side looking for less testing ground.

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Draw Bias

5 Furlongs
tipperary Draw Bias
A high draw is slightly favoured over 5 furlongs at Tipperary, particularly when the ground gets soft.

7 Furlongs
tipperary Draw Bias
Middle to high does appear to be slightly favoured over 7 furlongs at Tipperary. Which would tie in with the 5 furlong findings as those horses will generally be coming down the standside of the straight.

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