Tramore racecourse is located 12km west of Waterford, in County Waterford, close to the seaside. Racing at Tramore initially took place on the beach but the current racecourse has been used since 1912. The course received a five million Euro facelift in 1997.
Tramore hosts both flat and jumps action and plays host to a total of 11 fixtures each year, with the highlight being the four day August Festival. There is also a notable Tramore racecourse fixture on New Year’s Day which includes a listed chase.
Tramore Course Characteristics
Tramore is a right handed, round track that is just under a mile in length. It’s an undulating course with sharp turns and not every horse is guaranteed to act there. The straight is only around a furlong in length with a slight incline. There are pretty much no flat parts to the course. No starting stalls are used for flat races at the course.
There are five fences to a circuit on the straight course and it can often suit handy types. There is a long, downhill run in to the second last which comes just before the straight.
Tramore Top Flat Jockeys
Of those still riding, Shane Foley and Wayne Lordan are amongst the best riders at Tramore having both recorded 11 victories at the course since 2009 at the time of writing. Of that pair Wayne Lordan has the much better win strike rate, he has won with 25.58% of his rides at Tramore whereas Shane Foley only has a 14.4% strike rate.
Wayne Lordan is also the jockey with the best win PL record at Tramore, backing his rides here to level stakes has been very profitable with a win PL of 54.58, far superior to any other jockey who has ridden more than five winners here.
Tramore Top Jumps Jockeys
Paul Townend and Davy Russell are the leading jumps jockeys at Tramore at the time of writing. The pair have secured 44 and 39 wins respectively since 2009. The pair are also both profitable to follow to level stakes here. Paul Townend has the better strike rate (27.67) and the better win PL (35.75) of the pair.
No other rider currently operating who has five or more wins here has a better win percentage than Townend but he hasn’t been the most profitable to follow from that data set (despite some impressive stats). Darragh O’Keeffe has an outstanding win PL of 60.45 at Tramore and his mounts at the course are clearly worth more than just a second look.
Tramore Top Flat Trainers
Pat Flynn is the leading flat trainer at Tramore with a total of 16 wins since 2009. He is well clear of next best John Oxx who has 9 wins here in the same time frame. Both trainers have been just about profitable to follow to level stakes (win PLs of 6.59 and 5.99 respectively) but the most profitable trainer to follow here in the given time period has been David Wachman who has produced a win PL of 25.13 and an EW PL of 32.43 since 2009.
Tramore Top Jumps Trainers
Willie Mullins is clear in terms of number of wins at Tramore since 2009 (as is the case with so many Irish tracks). He has secured no less than 63 wins under national hunt rules at Tramore since 2009 at the time of writing. Eoin Doyle and Henry De Bromhead are a distant joint second best with 38 wins, just ahead of Gordon Elliott who has 36 wins at Tramore.
Willie Mullins also has the best win strike rate over jumps here with victories from 38.41% of his Tramore runners. His runners are profitable to follow here with a win PL of 7.62 but seven other trainers are more profitable to follow. Top of that list is James Dullea who has a win PL of 29.5 from his 91 runners here since 2009.
Tramore Draw Bias
Despite being a flat course at Tramore, no starting stalls are used at this course. This means that there is no draw and therefore no draw bias at Tramore.
Tramore Pace Bias
Despite being a sharp course, Tramore doesn’t have much of a notable pace bias for flat races. They don’t race over short distances at this venue and shorter distances normally have more of a pace bias so that is one reason why we don’t see much of a bias here.
No single run style is profitable to follow here. The best win percentage on the flat belongs to mid division whilst the best place percentage is with horses that race prominently. There is no reason to be put off any runner though because of it’s run style at Tramore.
Over hurdles at Tramore it is a different story.
Now we see much more of a pace bias. Front runners and prominent racers have a far better win percentage and place percentage than those that race in mid division or are held up. There isn’t really much between the data for front runners and prominent racers but both should be much preferred to more patiently ridden types.
We see even more extremes in the Tramore pace bias when looking at chases.
Now front runners have a huge advantage based on previous data. Front runners have by far the best win percentage and they are also clear best for place percentage. The win PL for front runners at the time of writing is a massive 113.66 and the IV is an eye catching 2.5.
Prominent racers are clear next best for all metrics which backs up the impression that being near the pace is crucial over fences at Tramore. The figures for both mid division and held up are very poor here now on the chase course but racing in mid division should be favoured over those that are held up.
*All stats and data provided above were taken on 09/02/21.
|19 Apr 19:10||Winged Leader||Mr B O'Neill||D Christie||Evens|
|19 Apr 18:40||Blue Markie||Darragh O'Keeffe||D Christie||18/5|
|19 Apr 18:10||Port Rashid||Miss J Townend||T Townend||20/1|
|19 Apr 17:40||Shantou Sisu||Danny Mullins||W Lanigan||4/1|
|19 Apr 17:10||Sweet Sixteen||Brian Hayes||J Dullea||3/1|
|19 Apr 16:35||Runrized||Danny Mullins||W Mullins||100/30|
|19 Apr 16:05||Battle Of Benburb||Keith Donoghue||G Cromwell||3/1|
|18 Apr 16:55||Mind Your Money||Mr H Swan||H De Bromhead||15/8|
|18 Apr 16:20||Jack Holiday||Darragh O'Keeffe||J Gleeson||8/1|
|18 Apr 15:48||My Oakclahome||Ryan Treacy||D O'Brien||9/2|
|H De Bromhead||4||36||11.1%|
|Miss D O'Shea||2||5||40.0%|