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Irish Horse Racing Tips

Irish Horse Racing tips for free, today's best advice from the OLBG horse racing tipsters for racing in Ireland.

Irish racing predictions are available from all 26 Irish racecourses. If you want to jump to a specific course then choose that course from the menu. For all of today's racing tips go to the main horse racing tips page.


Experts are OLBG tipsters with high strike rates, current month or 6 month profitability for a particular sport.

Irish Horse Racing Tips for the Major Festivals

The most popular Irish racing tips at OLBG are those for the major Irish horse racing festivals. Crowds of more than 100,000 attend the Punchestown festival and Galway races.

Click the following links to head straight to our dedicated pages, providing you with all the member's tips on the day of the races and in advance, we will provide useful stats, trends & analysis for betting at the festivals. 

  1. Punchestown Festival Tips
  2. Galway Festival Tips
  3. Fairyhouse Irish National Meeting Tips
  4. Curragh Irish Derby Day Tips
  5. Dublin Festival Leopardstown Tips
  6. Killarney July Festival Tips
  7. Listowel Harvest Festival Tips

About Irish Racecourses

The 26 racecourses in Ireland normally hold around 355 race meetings a year and attract attendances over 1 million. At OLBG we provide Irish racing tips for all courses and all meetings. The courses can be split between national hunt tracks, flat tracks and multi-purpose (jumps and flat courses).

Most of the Irish race courses are dual courses but there are exceptions. Punchestown, Kilbeggan and Thurles provide National Hunt racing only. Dundalk, Laytown and The Curragh provide flat racing only. The other 20 racecourses provide both flat and jump racing. 

Ireland has one all-weather track at Dundalk and Laytown is the only beach racecourse in the country which runs races under rules.

By region, the Irish courses can be split as follows. Please click on a link to go to the course page. As well as finding any Irish racing tips for upcoming races, each course provides useful background information to help you with betting at the course. Course layouts, track bias, jockey & trainer stats as well as other useful betting tips. 

Ulster Northern Ireland Racecourses

Munster Racecourses

Leinster Racecourses

Connacht Racecourses

Most Successful Trainers in Ireland in 2022

Here are the top ten trainers based on the number of winners in Ireland in 2023:

Mullins, W P896-264-458-120.27
Elliott, Gordon1348-212-517-464.87
O'Brien, Joseph Patrick864-110-321-156.23
O'Brien, A P446-107-211-36.91
Bromhead, Henry De632-91-230-130.45
Cromwell, Gavin Patrick782-89-234-260.83
Harrington, Mrs John665-73-211-5.28
Meade, Noel474-51-148-32.96
Lyons, G M413-50-134-175.37
McGuinness, Adrian522-46-142-167.92

Most Successful Jockeys in Ireland in 2022

Here are the top ten jockeys based on the number of winners in Ireland in 2023:

Townend, P300-118-192-34.09
Keane, C T782-111-294-183.73
Kennedy, J W345-87-176-23.29
Lee, W J668-85-245-209.88
Mullins, Mr P W148-63-99+5.58
Blackmore, Rachael405-62-161-142.53
McMonagle, Dylan B530-59-186-222.73
Carroll, G F537-58-140-119.43
Heffernan, J A538-57-154-176.61
Donoghue, K M413-57-131-187.55

With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for the Irish horse racing which includes the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using results from HorseRaceBase.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse racing. He has a thorough understanding of the sport, from analyzing complex statistical data to being part of a winning syndicate at the Cheltenham Festival. Andy is responsible for managing the horse racing trend blogs on OLBG.
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