Horse racing and Hotel Minella what a connection. Minella Racing has had a tremendous year in horse racing this year 2021 . With the success of Minella Indo winning Cheltenham Gold Cup and Minella Times winning Aintree Grand National. Why not enjoy a day at the races during your stay at Hotel Minella. Hotel Minella is located just a short drive from Clonmel Racecourse.
Powerstown Race Course with sensational views and a lively ambiance will ensure the day's experience becomes the best social outing you can have. Clonmel Racecourse (Powerstown Park) has been a popular venue for horse racing for more than 150 years. The racecourse is a right handed track of one and a quarter miles. It is recognised as a demanding National Hunt course with a stiff uphill climb followed by a gradual downhill run with an uphill finish. Viewing of racing from all points in the enclosure is exceptional. An abundance of mature trees and shrubs enhance the aesthetic quality of the 160 acre racecourse environment. Clonmel Racecourse has grown and developed over a period of 150 tears. Today, it is not uncommon to have in excess of 120 horses running at any one meeting. In 1988 a Supporters Club was formed whose aim is to promote racing at Clonmel by obtaining additional sponsorship, increasing prize money and improving amenities and further encourage local interest and involvement.
Racing from April to October and offering a mixture of top-class National Hunt (jump) and Flat racing, Tipperary is at its busiest at the height of the summer but hosts its biggest meeting of the year on the first Sunday of October. The "Super Sunday" meeting is the only race meeting to stage Graded National Hunt races and a Group race on the Flat on the same card. It draws the largest crowd of the year to the racecourse which also hosts a number of popular summer evening meetings. Tipperary is situated adjacent to Limerick Junction railway station and is only a matter of kilometres outside Tipperary town, on the main Limerick road. Its just 35 Minutes drive from the Minella
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