GBI RACING

Tralee racecourse

The racecourse is located 2km outside the town of Tralee and approached from the Limerick-Tralee road. It is a nine-furlong, left-handed track, two and a half furlong home straight.

Best races include the Guinness Gold Cup Premier Handicap, The Kerryman Ruby Stakes and the Denny Gold Medal Chase. The first recorded race meeting in the Tralee area was in 1767 and many different courses were used before racing moved permanently to its present location at Ballybeggan Park in 1898.

Address: Ballybeggan Park Co. Ltd. Ballybeggan, Tralee, County Kerry.
Tel: 353-66-7126490
Website: http://www.traleehorseracing.com
Admission: Adults €8-€9
Road: Turn right at the second roundabout on the Limerick-Tralee road. Special signs are erected on racedays.
Rail: The mailine station at Tralee is approximately one and a half miles from the course.
Car park: Free
Flat: A left-handed sharpish, undulating circuit of 9f with a stiff climb testing stamina before the turn into the straight. There's no advantage in the draw.
Jumps: The steeplechase course runs inside the flat and hurdle course and its final feature is a taxing uphill climb to the finish. 6 fences per circuit.