Last month, on this tour of Irish Racecourses I was up in the north of Ireland at Downpatrick. This month I’m heading south to Fairyhouse, the home of the Irish Grand National As before, I will begin by looking briefly at the track’s location, history, configuration before highlighting some significant track stats. History and Location

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Last month, I started my tour of Ireland’s racecourses in the ancient kingdom of Ulster by looking at Down Royal.  This month I stay in the north of Ireland and head to the National Hunt track at Downpatrick. As before, I will look briefly at the track’s location, history, and configuration and will also highlight

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I have concluded my look at British racecourses and I’m switching across the Irish Sea to look at Ireland’s racecourses. This tour of Ireland’s racecourses begins in the north of Ireland and ancient kingdom of Ulster at Down Royal. As before in my series of articles on British racecourses, I will look briefly at the

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In last month’s OCP magazine I looked at Newbury racecourse. This month I’m heading to East Anglia and the small but homely National Hunt track at Fakenham As before in this series of articles on British racecourses, I will look briefly at the track’s location, history, configuration and will also highlight some significant track stats.

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In last month’s OCP magazine I looked at Carlisle racecourse. This month I’m heading back down the M6 to Haydock Park which is one of the top dual code racecourses in the country. As before in this series of articles on British racecourses, I will look briefly at the track’s location, history, configuration and will

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In last month’s OCP magazine I looked at the Market Rasen. This month I’m heading North to Scotland and Kelso racecourse. As before in this series of articles on British racecourses, I will look briefly at the track’s location, history, configuration and will also highlight some significant track stats. History and Location Kelso Racecourse is

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In last month’s OCP magazine I looked at Kelso. This month I’m taking the short journey across the border to Carlisle racecourse. As before in this series of articles on British racecourses, I will look briefly at the track’s location, history, configuration and will also highlight some significant track stats. Carlisle racecourse hosts both flat

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In last month’s OCP magazine I looked at Ripon racecourse. This month I’m moving from Yorkshire into the neighbouring county of Lincolnshire and changing race codes to look at a jumps track Market Rasen. As before in this series of articles on British racecourses, I will look briefly at the track’s location, history, configuration and

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