Courses

Cragmore

Track info

County: Limerick

Soil Type: Brown Earth - fine, loamy

Fences per circuit:

Fences per 3 mile race: 12

Direction: Left-Handed

Course Distance:

Elevation Change (Highest to Lowest Point):

TRACK GUIDE


A good galloping track, Cragmore is a left-handed course that has hosted the Co. Limerick Foxhounds for their point-to-point since 2015.

Runners for all three-mile races begin towards the end of the back straight, from where they quickly turn left-handed and initially climb slightly on their way to fence one which follows a decent run on the flat. Fence two is jumped before passing the winning post and racing downhill and around a bend to fence three.

The field then turn into the back straight with a long run to fence four, before the track curves slightly to the left and the run to fence five. The track begins to climb again as they make their way towards the home bend, passing through their starting point.

The four-year-old maiden at the course is typically run over the shorter 2m4f trip, with the runners starting just past the winning post.

Derek O?Connor became the first point-to-point rider to record 1,000 pointing winners when partnering the now subsequent Grade 1 winner Death Duty to win a four-year-old maiden at the course in 2015.

DEREK O'CONNOR, RIDER

Cragmore is one of the biggest tracks in the country, as a circuit is over a mile and a quarter. I think it is a very fair track and the best horse tends to win. The ground is usually very testing and you need a good jumping horse with plenty of stamina. It is very important to get into a nice rhythm around here.