Courses

Knockinroe

Track info

County: Tipperary

Soil Type: Alluvial Gleys - silty

Fences per circuit: 5

Fences per 3 mile race: 14

Direction: Right-Handed

Course Distance:

Elevation Change (Highest to Lowest Point):

TRACK GUIDE


The right-handed Knockinroe is one of the most recent additions to the point-to-point fixture list, having only hosted its first race meeting in the autumn of 2017.

Runners begin at the bottom of the track on a small straight which links the end of the home straight with the beginning of the back straight, and they are quickly turning into the back on a decent run to fence one, which is the first of two fences jumped on this section of the course. There is a good run between both obstacles, and to the bend at the end of the back straight.

Upon leaving that behind them, the runners quickly straighten up to the cross fence, number three, which comes up quite quickly after this bend and soon leads them to the home bend.

In the home straight, the runners jump two fences, the first of which comes up before the winning post, and is jumped as the final obstacle on the last circuit. Fence five completes the jumping on a circuit and returns the runners to their point of departure.

Blackjack Kentucky, who won the four-year-old geldings? maiden at the inaugural fixture was subsequently sold for 100,000 at public auction.

DEREK O'CONNOR, RIDER

A fine addition to the calendar, Knockinroe is a big galloping track that takes a lot of getting. The fences are well positioned and it is a very fair track. Providing the ground isn't too bad, it has the potential to be one of the better tracks around.