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Wexford Racecourse

Wexford Racecourse is a left-handed course of one mile and four furlongs which features National Hunt racing.

The racecourse is located just outside Wexford town, off the Dublin-Rosslare bypass, opposite the Wexford General Hospital.

The racing features large fields of competitive jump racing with the top jockeys.

Ruby Walsh

rubyIn the sunny south-east, Wexford is now an all-National Hunt venue. The change from a right-handed to a left-handed course has made this a much better venue for jumps racing. The winning post is to the right of the grandstand and what used to be a tight venue has now had extensions and it’s a stiffer track. You climb in the back straight, descend across to the bottom of the track before you reach the home straight, climb sharply off the home turn and then it’s uphill all the way from there to the winning post. It has definitely benefited from being changed in direction and has turned into a stayers’ track having previously been something of a speed track.

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