Opened as recently as 2001, Limerick Racecourse is situated just outside the city and the modern facility is clearly visible from the N20 motorway. The racecourse is in use all year round but is best known for its summer evening meetings which feature live music after racing and the annual four-day Christmas festival which runs from St. Stephen's Day. On the Flat, the Listed Martin Molony Stakes in April is the most valuable race.
The new track at Limerick opened in October 2001. It is a galloping, right-handed oval track with a circuit of over a mile and three furlongs. There is a fairly sharp turn after the winning post then a stiff climb in the back straight before a downhill run to the three-furlong home straight with a slight rise in the final two furlongs.