Courses

Mainstown

Track info

County: Tipperary

Soil Type: Brown Earth - fine, loamy

Fences per circuit: 5

Fences per 3 mile race: 13

Direction: Left-Handed

Course Distance: 1.14m

Elevation Change (Highest to Lowest Point):

TRACK GUIDE


First introduced to the point-to-point fixture list in 2015, Mainstown point-to-point is a left-handed course which has proven to be a popular addition during the pre-Christmas campaign.

The runners begin alongside the first of two fences in the back straight, ensuring that they only jump one fence on that section of the course on the opening half-lap. They race uphill to the first, with a nice run before they reach it.

A long gently curving bend steadily takes the runners into the home straight at the highest point on the course, from where the runners race downhill to fence two. They continue to race slightly downhill to fence three, which is also the final fence, albeit the ground has levelled out by this point, before a short run-in brings them past the winning post and into the second bend.

Fence four comes up in this short straight before the runners swing left-handed once again to make their way into the back straight and the long run to fence five and the completion of a full circuit.

BARRY O'NEILL, RIDER

Mainstown is a nice track that rides very well. It is a fair track where you can drop in and tip away. You can ride the track whatever way best suits your horse and do your own thing, as it is not the type of track where it is crucial to ride a horse a certain way.