Courses

Lisronagh

Track info

County: Tipperary

Soil Type: Luvisols - fine, loamy

Fences per circuit: 5

Fences per 3 mile race: 15

Direction: Left-Handed

Course Distance: 1.04m

Elevation Change (Highest to Lowest Point):

TRACK GUIDE


Lisronagh has been home to the Tipperary Foxhounds point-to-point since 2007 and is a left-handed course of a mile in circumference which has featured a number of different layouts over the years.

On the latest course configuration which was introduced in November 2020 following an extension of the track, the runners begin at the entrance to the shortest of three straights, racing uphill over the opening fence.

They then turn left-handed before racing downhill to fences two and three which come up quite quickly after each other on the straight parallel to the Clonmel road.

A tighter bend at the bottom of the course brings the runners into the new and extended home straight which sees them continue straight after the road crossing past where they previously would have turned left into the old home straight.

The first fence in this straight, fence three, remains in its original position early in the straight, with the final fence now being jumped on a slight incline on the extension before the finish line.

Two of the best hunter chasers of recent times both won their maidens at the course within the space of nine months in 2010, with both On The Fringe and Salsify, claiming five-year-old maidens at the course.

BARRY O'NEILL

Lisronagh would be a track where things can happen quite fast, so you really need to be on the ball when you are riding there.

Jumping is really important there and you need a horse that is very quick over their fences, because you can get left behind very quickly if you are not on a slick jumper.

It is quite a sharp track where you are turning a lot of the time which definitely suits a horse that travels well through their race.