Tramore Racecourse is located in the seaside town of Tramore, County Waterford. This Grade Two course plays host to both National Hunt and flat racing and holds 11 meetings per year. This includes the seasonal highlight, the Tramore Festival, which takes place over four days in August.
Tramore Betting Tips
The jumps course at Tramore races is run right-handed and is undulating with sharp bends. The jumps course measures 7 furlongs in distance and has only five fences per chase circuit and four flights per hurdle circuit with a run in of just over half a furlong.
The flat course is also run right-handed. It measures just over 7 furlongs and has an uphill run in of just over a furlong. When the ground is on the softer side, horses sitting off the pace can make up decent ground. However, ground is notoriously difficult to make up for front runners when the going is quicker. An important factor to consider when selecting our Tramore tips is the tight track and sharp bends where many course debutants simply fail to act on. It’s very much a specialist track where horses with good form often return and run well again. Starting stalls are never used at Tramore races. This can present a distinct disadvantage for those horses unaccustomed to being waved off by the starter.
Tramore Betting Trends
Over the jumps, it’s no surprise to see Willie Mullins topping the money earners table despite saddling far less horses than his rivals with chasers and hurdlers. Gordon Elliott has amassed €66,329 in both codes with 64 runners compared to Mullins’s €133,133 from just 35 runners. His strike rates are just as impressive in all forms – 46.15% with chasers, 54.55% with hurdles and 30% in bumpers.
Mick Halford has been the man to follow on the flat over the last three years. He’s been the biggest earner of winnings, boasts the best strike rate and, more importantly, is showing a profit of +£18 level stakes on his runners. Having ridden a lot for Halford, it’s Shane Foley who tops the prize money list, with six winners and nine places from his 25 rides.
As a result of being Willie Mullins’s top jockey, it’s Ruby Walsh who leads in terms of earnings and winners at Tramore. While it has proven to be profitable to back Walsh’s rides at level stakes, the standout jockey to follow has, in fact, been Davy Russell. With 50 rides over fences and hurdles since 2013, Russell is showing a profit of +£20.69 when betting £1 flat stakes on each horse.
Tramore Feature Races
- At The Races Handicap Chase (2m)
- Richard Power Private Client Betting Handicap Hurdle (2m)
- Heinz Pollmeier Memorial Handicap Chase (2m 6f)
- Jerry Widger Memorial Chase (2m 6f)
- Ashtown House Stud European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden (1m 4f)