New To Racing
Are you a first time racegoer, then this section is just for you!
In Horse Racing there are many tales of the rank beginner who trumps the expert and this should give you confidence as you start out to take part in this wonderful sport. Sport is too small a word for it actually. Racing is a sport, surely, and one at which Ireland excels; it is also a social occasion without equal and a very special ‘slice of Irish life’.
You will find, however, that a little knowledge is a useful thing. What does a good horse look like? What is the ‘going’? What is all this about weights and distance? What is a bumper? Do I wear a hat? Your enjoyment of racing will grow as you begin to know how it all works, as will your appreciation of the great traditions and skills which are part of Irish Racing.
By going through some of the racing terminology, discussing some tips to enjoy your day and what you need to bring and do once you get here, this section will ensure you get the most from your day at the races at Fairyhouse Racecourse.
Above all, relax and enjoy… Let yourself go!