Welcome To Tralee Racecourse
Racing is recorded in Tralee as far back as 1767, when a week-long meeting was held, the results of which are recorded in the Turf Club.
Great pride was taken in these meetings as is indicated by the organisers of the August 1805 meeting when they observed "The thanks of the meeting was unanimously given to the Steward for his uniform politeness and attention and his daily punctuality in paying the plates." Various venues in the locality were used until the present site, in Ballybeggan Park, was first opened to racing in 1889.
The park was formerly a deer park, and the stone for the surrounding limestone wall was quarried out of the land in the infield area of the course. The estate was formerly the property of Daniel O'Connell, The Liberator, in whose honour the Liberator Handicap is run annually.
The Tralee August meeting is the centrepiece of the International Rose of Tralee Festival. The festival sparkle spreads to the course for four days of great racing—this is a unique experience and is not to be missed. The three day June bank holiday meeting is an ideal way to get into the summer with traditional Kerry hospitality and scenery.
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Local Transport Links
Tralee racecourse is one and a half miles from the town centre, off the Tralee-Killarney road.
Regular train service from Dublin (Heuston Station).A special bus service from the railway station to the racecourse is provided on racedays.
Farranfore 15.7 km (9.8 miles)
Map and Route Finder
Directions and route plan will be displayed on the google maps pages, from here you can print, email and save the map.
Tote facilities and bookmakers are available
Enclosures And Grandstands
Food And Drink
Effect Of Draw
Low draw in sprints.
Tralee is a left handed round of 1 mile 2 furlongs with a run in of 2 furlongs.
National Hunt Course
Tralee is a left handed round of 1 mile 2 furlongs with a run in of 2 furlongs. 5 hurdles and 7 fences on circuit