Tramore Racing

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Seaside holiday resorts have an appeal for families the world over. Within Ireland one of the most popular resort towns is Tramore, a name which literally means ‘long strand’ in honour of the incredible beach which plays host to a full range of leisure activities. Situated on the south coast of the country, in Co. Waterford, Tramore has everything expected from a sun, sand and sea resort, from some excellent surfing to night-time entertainment but it also has a feature which for horseracing fans is the main attraction.

Free Horse Racing Tips, Click Here! Tramore racing defines the town to many locals and the crowds flock from near and far to the big race days to enjoy some great racing set against the backdrop of an enjoyable holiday atmosphere.

The famous beach at Tramore is forever associated with Tramore racing too and hosted the town’s race fixtures from 1785 until the strand course succumbed to the ravages of the sea in 1911.

Now in a safer place, 1km from the town, at Graun Hill, Tramore racecourse has traded strand racing for a challenging right handed turf course of a mile in distance and with an incline to the finish. The races then are no less thrilling and are always hotly contested and greatly supported.

Tramore was the first racecourse in Europe to change to the Euro currency and another first was the staging of the Mean Fiddler Handicap Steeplechase on Jan 1st 2000, the first race of the new Millennium, attended by a record 11,000 spectators. The two-day Winter Festival is a real highlight in the Tramore racing calendar.

Held on the 31st of Dec and the 1st of January, the event offers the ideal opportunity for seeing out the old year and welcoming in the new one and to combine terrific racing with a party atmosphere and all the festivities associate with the season.

As a renowned resort town the main Tramore racing event for most people is the Summer Festival, held each year in August and coinciding with the great numbers who come to the town on holiday.

Four days of superb racing incorporating three evening fixtures provide great opportunities for families, groups and individuals to take part in all the aspects of summer racing which together create a fantastic social event and exciting fun experience for all.
Tramore Racing, inside rail

The people of Co. Waterford have long enjoyed a reputation for friendliness and this comes to the fore during race day at Tramore. As a popular holiday destination besides, there are plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied before and after the Tramore racing, including the nearby Tramore Funfair and Amusement Park.

Tramore Racing, winner Admission to the course increases for the big races. Students and OAPs enjoy the usual concessions and children under the age of 14 are admitted for free.

An August Festival dining package is available and comprises admission into the course, a racecard containing essential information on the course and the day’s races, a main course meal, and tea or coffee. Group bookings of 10 people and more enjoy discounted rates and further discounts are available if an annual membership is purchased.

The social heart of the course is Inside Track, the main bar area which can accommodate up to 600 people and has a large conservatory which make the most of the natural light and summer sunshine.

The Front Room offers a more sedate and stylish racing experience and has terrific panoramic views over the course. Available for a corporate event for up to 200 people during the august festival, the Front Room is equipped with CCTV, Tote and bar facilities, and all catering can be provided.