Although situated remarkably close to Sligo town centre, Sligo Racecourse is a particularly scenic racing venue in the northwest. Traditionally a summer venue, the majority of meetings at Sligo are held in the evening time making the racecourse a huge hit with locals and tourists alike. Many of the bigger races at the course are on the Flat and over hurdles and are often fiercely competitive affairs. The two-day meeting in early August comes hot on the heels of the Galway Festival and are the track's busiest days.

Key Characteristics

Sligo is a sharp, undulating right-handed track with a circuit of little more than a mile, with a slightly uphill run-in. A good position turning into the straight is vital, and as such it very much favours horses that race prominently.

  Course Map




Draw Bias

6 1/2 Furlongs
sligo Draw Bias
Their aren't that many 6 and a half furlong races at Sligo, but those that their are do appear to favour low drawn runners.

The charts above indicate the percentage of races which were won from each stall number in handicap races.