Track info

County: Cork

Soil Type: Brown Earth - fine, loamy

Fences per circuit: 5

Fences per 3 mile race: 15

Direction: Right-Handed

Course Distance:

Elevation Change (Highest to Lowest Point):


Home to the very popular mid-week Easter races, Inch has hosted point-to-point racing since 1995, and is a course dominated by two long straights which run parallel to each other. The runners begin in the home straight on the run-in and then turn sharply right-handed at the bottom of the parade ring, at what is the highest point on the course.

Fence one comes up quite quickly in the back straight as the runners begin to race gently downhill at the first of two fences in the back straight. The track levels out by fence two, after which the runners bare slightly right handed immediately before entering the bottom bend.

Once in the home straight, the runners face up to a line of three fences, three through five on the opening circuit, and there is a slightly larger run between fences four and five. After fence four, the course drops downhill slightly into a dip before rising immediately before fence five, which is also the last, and there is a gentle pull to the line.

Cheltenham Festival winner O?Faolains Boy won his maiden at the course as a five-year-old, whilst following the 2017 fixture, over ?1million was spend at public auction on horses that ran at the race meeting.


There are two long straights at Inch, but the bends can be tight enough.

It is a place that I think you need to be quite handy. I do not think you can come from a good way back with the bends, bar you are on a very good horse.

There can be a few hard luck stories with horses that need to be dropped-in. But when you do turn in, there is a good long straight once you have a clear run.