Courses

Lingstown

Track info

County: Wexford

Soil Type: Brown Earth - coarse, loamy

Fences per circuit: 6

Fences per 3 mile race: 14

Direction: Right-Handed

Course Distance: 1.22m

Elevation Change (Highest to Lowest Point):

TRACK GUIDE


Home to the Killinick point-to-point since 1962, Lingstown has also hosted fixtures for the neighboring Bree, Island and Wexford hunts over the years, and benefits from its coastal position and sandy soil composition to often produce drier ground than may be the case at other tracks at the same time of the winter.

A big, galloping course of just under 10 furlongs per lap, runners begin in a starting chute at the exit of the back straight and jump one fence before making their way into the home straight. Each of the fences are very well spaced out, ensuring that it is a nice test for horses. There is a decent run before they meet the second fence, which also acts as the final obstacle, with the third fence, the last of two in the home straight, taken towards the end of the home straight.

A slight right handed bend steadily takes the runners away from the home straight and also begins quite a decent climb over fence three. The highest point of the track is in the entrance to the back straight, from where the runners begin to descend towards fence four and five, with the drop having leveled out before reaching fence four. After jumping fence five, the field turn right-handed passing their point of departure. On the final circuit, there is an extended run-in to the winning post which can often prove crucial.

Lingstown also features a cross country course, where upwards of 26 fences are jumped, varying from drop banks, up banks and double banks to a wide range of other obstacles.

The 2017 Aintree Grand National winner One For Arthur won his maiden at Lingstown, as too did Kerry National victor Wrath Of Titans.

JAMIE CODD, RIDER

Lingstown is a favourite of mine obviously as this is our home place. Lingstown is a huge big galloping track and is just a small bit along with two circuits around. The fences are well positioned and ride really well, although the ground and the layout has quite an impact tactically.

If you are on the outside track with soft ground, you can take your time, dropping and riding a race. They tend to get racing after jumping the fifth last and they can tend to go get tired on the run down to the second last.

If the ground is a bit drier on the inside track in the spring you want to be handy away as they don?t tend to come back as much.