Tramore Racecourse

Welcome to our official guide to Tramore Racecourse.

A Grade Two National Hunt horseracing venue, Tramore Racecourse is situated in the beachside town of Tramore on Ireland’s southern coast. Busy through the summer season when the area attracts lots of tourists, Tramore Racecourse boasts picturesque views and is a popular venue amongst the racing community.

We explore this charming racecourse in detail, looking at its history, a guide to the track, hotel picks, fixtures, travel information, betting guides and even the weather.

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Tramore Races

Overview of Tramore Racecourse

Tramore Racecourse is located just 12km west of the city of Waterford in the beachside town of Tramore.

Sporting pursuits are part of Tramore’s culture, as it remains a popular surfing and water sports destination due to its large enclosed and sheltered bay, so Tramore Racecourse is a well-attended venue by both tourists and racing fans alike.

Known for its metropolitan crowd and fantastic easygoing atmosphere, Tramore Racecourse is often frequented as people’s first Irish racing experience and its variety of amenities make for a great day out for racegoers of all passions.

Tramore Racecourse is predominantly a National Hunt venue but does host one flat racing fixture every year.

Unusually, Tramore Racecourse only operates flag starts and so horses not used to this procedure can be at a disadvantage. There’s no doubt about it: Tramore Racecourse is a challenge, but a good one and a great place to build up some winning experience for horse racing trainers and horse racing jockeys.

Tramore Racecourse History

Racing in Tramore originally took place on the beach and is documented as far back as 1785.

It wasn’t until 1911 that horseracing on the sand ended with the racecourse being built and then opening the following year.

In 1997, Tramore Racecourse was bought by a private consortium. They invested some five million euros in the development and upgrade of the venue’s facilities. As a result, the racecourse is now a popular tourist destination and is well attended through all of its eleven fixtures.

Tramore Racecourse Map

There are two courses at Tramore, the flat and the jumps course.

Tramore Flat Track

The flat course (used once a year for a race meet each August) hosts races between one mile and four furlongs and two miles in length; a tough test that requires very good balance with its tend bends.

Tramore Racecourse Map

Tramore Jumps Track

The Tramore jumps track is considered one of the trickiest in the whole of the country and is an undulating right-handed square just over seven furlongs in length.

The turns are some of the sharpest found in mainstream horseracing and have caught out even the most experienced of horses and jockeys. The most successful horses at Tramore are nimble.

The chase course has five fences with two on the hill down the back, one on both the sides and one in the short home straight. This track favours those ridden to the front or just off pace as it is difficult to make up ground from behind.


Tramore Jumps Track

Main Races and Events at Tramore Racecourses

The biggest event in the Tramore Racecourse calendar is the annual Tramore Festival, which takes place over four days every August and has done since 1807. Running from Thursday to Sunday with three evening meetings and both National Hunt and flat events, the Tramore Festival regularly sells out and is used as a venue for various occasions including parties and anniversaries.

Tramore Racecourse Address

The address of Tramore Racecourse is:

Tramore Racecourse
Graun House
Crobally Upper
County Waterford
X91 XP25

How To Get To Tramore Racecourse

The ways to get to Tramore Races are:

  • By road – just 13km out of Waterford and in the town of Tramore, Tramore Racecourse is easily accessible by road and approximately a 2-hour drive from Cork, 2.5-hour drive from Dublin and 3.5-hour drive from Galway.
  • By rail – there is no railway station in Tramore, so the nearest is in Waterford. Plunkett Station is a 20-min drive from the racecourse and is served by trains from Dublin Heuston Station connecting through all other major Irish cities.
  • By bus – Tramore Racecourse is accessible by bus on route 360 which runs between Waterford Bus Station and the town centre of Tramore. On race days, the route amends slightly to run past the racecourse.
  • By air – the nearest airport to Tramore Racecourse is Waterford Airport is 10km away and has daily flights from the UK.

Hotels near Tramore Racecourse

Despite being a small town, Tramore is a tourist destination and so there is a plethora of overnight accommodation options to choose from. During the Tramore Festival in August hotels do get booked up, so making a reservation in advance is recommended.

In the town centre, you’ll find a whole host of B&Bs, guesthouses and hostels as well as some bigger hotels. The Tower Hotel and Restaurant has beautiful views across the River Suir as well as an excellent swimming pool, with rooms starting at c£110 per night. O’Shea’s Hotel boasts seafront views and relaxed rooms at about £140 per night, and the brightly coloured Sands Hotel starts at £120 per night.

For more budget options there are plenty of guesthouse and pub rooms available, as well as a few Airbnb holiday rentals. Should an accommodation be fully booked in Tramore there are plenty of further options in nearby Waterford.

Many racegoers choose not to stay in Tramore at all as it is so well connected by road and so make a day of it before travelling off elsewhere. Check out some great offers below:

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Betting Shops Local to Tramore Racecourse

Those looking to place a bet at Tramore Racecourse can do at the on-site branch of BoyleSports Horse Racing or with the independent bookmakers trackside; as usual, they usually offer the most competitive odds.

Mobile signal is fine at the racecourse and so those wanting to place a bet online through their devices should be able to do so without any issues.

The town of Tramore isn’t huge but there are some betting shops in the centre. A branch of Paddy Power sits on Turkey Road, and independent betting shop The Track can be found on Summerhill just off Main Street. There are lots of chain betting shops situated in nearby Waterford.

Best Tramore Betting Sites

At British Racecourses, we often recommend betting online and via betting apps when going to the races. This is because you can often get the best odds, great offers when signing up with betting sites and you can place bets quickly and safely.

If you are looking to bet online we recommend the following great deals:

  • bet365 Horse Racing

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  • Betfair Horse Racing

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  • Spreadex Betting App

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  • Paddy Power Horse Racing

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  • BoyleSports Horse Racing

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    BoyleSports is legitimate market-leading Irish bookmaker with amazing sign up bonuses for new customers.

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  • 888 Horse Racing

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    Regularly voted one of the UK’s best bookies and betting sites, we love the easy-to-use website, best odds, live streaming and variety of sports offered.

    Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets are credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes are not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days, wins are capped at £/€/$500 • To withdraw bonus/related wins, you must wager the bonus amount up to 40 times its value within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Casino Bonus can be used on selected games in casino only • Restrictions apply to withdrawals, payment methods & countries.

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  • Ladbrokes Horse Racing

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  • Unibet Horse Racing

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    One of the more new horse racing betting sites UK-wide, Unibet is gathering a lot of new punters and fans, who enjoy its easy-to-use website.

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  • Coral Horse Racing

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  • Betfair Exchange

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    The Betfair Exchange allows customers to bet against each other rather than betting against a traditional bookmaker. The £50 free bet for exchange punters is a great sign up bonus.

    Max £20 refund on first bet. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. Payment restrictions apply for the promotion.

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  • Mr Play Sport

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  • Parimatch Horse Racing

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    One of the new horse racing betting sites around, Parimatch is also one of the best online bookies in the UK. Increasingly popular for all sports betting.

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  • Grosvenor Horse Racing

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  • Betway Horse Racing

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All of these made our list of the best horse racing betting sites.

Other Events Held at Tramore Racecourse

Tramore Racecourse hosts non-racing events as well as meets, including gigs, performances and tourist festivals. These also regularly sell out and often attract visitors from all over the country.

The hospitality suites at the course also have the facilities to host weddings and post-coronavirus pandemic, these will restart from the end of 2021.

Tramore 2022 Fixtures

The 2022 fixtures for Tramore races are listed below:

  • January 1st – Savills New Years Chase Day (NH)
  • April 10th – Afternoon (NH)
  • April 11th – Evening (NH)
  • June 3rd – Evening (NH)
  • June 4th – Afternoon (NH)
  • July 3rd – Afternoon (NH)
  • August 11th – Evening
  • August 12th – Evening (NH)
  • August 13th – Evening (Flat)
  • August 14th – Afternoon (NH)
  • October 13th – (NH)
  • December 6th – Afternoon (NH)

Tramore Races 2023

Here is the horse racing calendar for Tramore Races in 2023:

Date Day Track
01/01/2023 Sunday Tramore
16/04/2023 Sunday Tramore
17/04/2023 Monday Tramore
02/06/2023 Friday Tramore
03/06/2023 Saturday Tramore
11/07/2023 Tuesday Tramore
17/08/2023 Thursday Tramore
18/08/2023 Friday Tramore
19/08/2023 Saturday Tramore
20/08/2023 Sunday Tramore
12/10/2023 Thursday Tramore
28/11/2023 Tuesday Tramore

Check out the full list of Horse Racing in Ireland fixture calendar 2022.

Tramore Weather

Keeping up to date with the weather when going to the races is always a good idea, so you can plan an outfit and also know what the ground conditions will be. Check out the Tramore weather:


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Tramore Racecards

The racecards for the Tramore races are released the day before the races take place, find out where to view racecards here – tomorrow’s racecards and today’s racecards. In these you will get an advance look at all the runners and riders, some people like to do this and select their horses before getting to the track.

You can also of course purchase a racecard from the track which carries much of the same useful information.

Summary of Tramore Racecourse

Tramore is a unique and popular Irish racecourse, it is popular with locals, racing fans and tourists.

Set in a beautiful part of Ireland it is one of our favourite racecourses for both the quality of racing and more so the hospitality and great atmosphere.

A highly recommended racecourse.

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