Wexford Racecourse is located close to the eastern coast of Ireland, in the southeast of the country. The track has undergone substantial changes in recent years. The racecourse at Wexford used to be a right-handed track that staged both flat and jump racing. However, in 2015 the course was reversed to become a left-handed track. Then, in 2016, they decided to lose the flat racing to become a jumps only track.
Wexford Betting Tips
A tight left-handed oval of about 9 furlongs round, the track is undulating, with the back straight higher than the home straight. In its new format, there is a downhill run from the back into the home straight that is a steady climb to the line. The fences are fair and relatively easy to jump, but the undulations mean that you need a well-balanced horse to be victorious at Wexford races.
The hurdles track is inside of the chase fences, so there is an even stronger emphasis on a nippy type. Those off the bridle coming down the hill into the straight will struggle to hold their position. The feedback from jockeys has been positive since they reversed the track. This has made the course both safer for the horses and easier to ride.
Wexford Betting Trends
Garrett James Power may not be a household name to many but, for those looking for Wexford tips, he is a trainer who we should all be paying attention to. Wexford has become a very lucky racecourse, with four of the five runners he has sent winning. While this is only a very small sample size, it will be fascinating to see if he can continue that trend this season.
On the other hand, Gordon Elliott has not found trips to Wexford racesto be much to his liking. He has a strike rate of just 9%, including 0/8 on his bumper runners, a discipline that he has an excellent 22% strike rate overall.
Wexford Feature Races
- MW Hickey Memorial (Listed) (3m 1f)