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Gates open approx. 1.5 hours before the first race. On bigger race days gates open 2 hours before the race
Yes. Free car parking available.
No. Food and Drink is not allowed into the enclosure.
There are a number of options for food and drink at Clonmel Racecourse including our Club Stand carvery restaurant, snack bar and T.A. Morris Grandstand bar.
Yes, there are a number of toilet facilities on site, all of which can be located on the racecourse plan within a race card.
About five minutes before the race, the horses leave the Parade Ring to canter down to the start. Canny racegoers will have already left the Paddock to place their bets and secure a good view of the track. Allow five to 10 minutes to do both; don’t leave it too late as bets cannot be taken once a race starts. Check several bookmakers as some may offer better odds for your horse. You can prep before raceday by reading about race details and tips in various racing websites pages.
The race result is not official until you have heard the announcement ‘Weighed in’. Until then you cannot collect winning bets. Winning tickets can be redeemed at any point during the day, so there is no need to rush to collect your winnings! The first four-placed horses return to the Parade Ring and are unsaddled in the Winners Enclosure. A brief prize-giving takes place. Meanwhile, runners for the next race start to arrive in the Parade Ring and the whole cycle begins again.
Racecards are available to buy for €2.50 on a raceday and are available at the turnstiles/entrance points to the course. You can prep before raceday by reading about race details and tips in various racing websites pages.
The first race time varies from meeting to meeting. The closer the start, the busier the traffic will be around the racecourse. We advise you aim to arrive about an hour and a half before the first race is due to start. This will allow you to understand the racecourse layout and check out the facilities on offer.