Clonmel Racecourse (Powerstown Park) has been a popular venue for horse racing for more than 150 years.
The racecourse is a right handed track of one and a quarter miles. It is
recognised as a demanding National Hunt course with a stiff uphill climb
followed by a gradual downhill run with an uphill finish. Viewing of
racing from all points in the enclosure is exceptional. An abundance of
mature trees and shrubs enhance the aesthetic quality of the 160 acre
The catchment area of the Racecourse includes Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny
and Limerick. Waterford Airport is only 30 miles away, while both Cork
and Shannon are each a mere 60 mile journey.
The town of Clonmel is a very historic and interesting town which
lies at the foot of the Comeragh mountains and is situated in the valley
of the broad and beautiful river Suir. Views of the Comeragh mountains
can be clearly seen from the racecourse.
Clonmel Racecourse has grown and developed over a period of 150 tears.
Today, it is not uncommon to have in excess of 120 horses running at any
one meeting. In 1988 a Supporters Club was formed whose aim is to
promote racing at Clonmel by obtaining additional sponsorship,
increasing prize money and improving amenities and further encourage
local interest and involvement.
Extensive refurbishment has been carried
out at Clonmel Racecourse during 2009.