Cork Picks

Follow OLBG for long enough and you’ll see that many of the handicappers on the site are picking winners and high-priced placed horse racing selections every day. When racing takes place at Cork it's no exception. They share their knowledge and info and give a great insight into the riders, runners, and courses each day.

The OLBG Army of Tipsters will be providing their best bets for this event.
In the meantime check out the content below for more information about betting on this event.

Cork Racecourse Guide

Cork situated in Mallow and approximately 35km north of Cork city, is a dual-purpose racecourse hosting National Hunt and Flat racing throughout the year. 

Highlights: Popular meetings and races include the Easter festival, the Munster Oaks, the Hilly Way Chase, and the Cork National in November.

Find an up-to-date fixture list for the Cork racecourse.  Here you’ll be able to plan your attendance and see what dates your favorite betting events are taking place.

* All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Cork

Cork Outright Favorite Statistics

  • Flat Handicaps: 26-137 (19%) -40.90
  • Flat Non-Handicaps: 35-109 (32%) -25.06
  • Handicap Chases: 5-21 (24%) -5.02
  • Handicap Hurdles: 22-94 (23%) -10.94
  • Non-Handicap Chases: 23-56 (41%) -9.92
  • Non-Handicap Hurdles: 65-144 (45%) -7.44

Cork Racecourse Map

Flat Racing - A flat, right-handed, oval track with a ten-furlong inner circuit and a twelve-furlong outer circuit. It is a relatively fair track in character. A chute of two furlongs allows races over five and six furlongs to be run on a straight course.

Jumps Racing - A right-handed, flat, oval track with a chase circuit of one and a half miles and two hurdle circuits, the inner one around one and a quarter miles around. The track is level and galloping in character without favouring any particular type of horse. There are eight fences to a circuit of the chase course, with three in the four-furlong home straight and a run-in of around one furlong.

Cork Racecourse Address: Killarney Road, Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland

Cork Racecourse Telephone: 22 50207

To buy tickets for a race day at Cork, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.

Cork Flat Racecourse Map
Cork Flat Racecourse Map
Cork National Hunt Racecourse Map
Cork National Hunt Racecourse Map

How can you use these tipsters knowledge and betting picks in the best way possible at Cork?

We clearly list out the race times for the day’s racing on the card at Cork with the most popular tipped selections for each race highlighted.

You can view the latest betting odds for each horse in every race at Cork along with comments from OLBG tipsters. You may soon find one particular tipster you like and want to follow! You’ll notice the number of picks made on each horse, also expressed in % terms, and the number of picks made with comments for each one. Our star rating is extremely useful in that it combines the popularity (i.e. how many picks were made) and the latest betting odds.

View a particular selection and tipster’s comments for today’s racing at Cork by clicking on the comment bubble. On the right-hand side of the screen, click to view all the runners, picks, and comments made.

If there is currently no racing at Cork today then why not see what the OLBG handicappers are predicting at other courses today on the Horse Racing Picks page?

How to use the Cork Racecourse betting picks

You may develop your own method on how to use our valuable information from the tipsters at OLBG. To see if you can land a couple of winning bets today at Cork, let’s see what you can use!

You may want to use the most popular picks today from Cork, use the picks from the most profitable tipsters on Cork racecourse, or the star rating which highlights the value picks from Cork.

Find even more information on how to use these pages and find discussions on our horse racing forum. Feel free to ask questions where our helpful members will give you advice on strategies they use for betting on racing at Cork.

Cork Draw Bias

If you want the most profitable stall at Cork then you need to look at races over 7f and focus on stall 5 as this has produced an LSP of +13.35 over the last five years. With an LSP of -56.67, the most unsuccessful stall at Cork is stall 7 when backing runners over a trip of 7f over the last five years.

Here we have the draw bias for Cork taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

  • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
  • Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
  • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)

The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve-runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.

Cork Jockey & Trainer Statistics (Flat)

Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Cork?

When looking at the leading trainers based on wins for those who are also showing a profit when backing all of their runners then it is G M Lyons who comes out at the top here at Cork With a total of twenty-seven winners and an LSP of +0.63. When looking at trainers and looking for some eachway value at Cork the trainer who shows the best eachway profit is Michael J Browne, whose LSP is +30.11 which has been accumulated by a total of eight placings which includes five winners. At the other end of the spectrum is Denis Gerard Hogan who has a terrible record at Cork, of all the trainers their LSP of -99.00 is the worst, they have a 2% strike rate with three winners from one hundred thirty-one runners.

C T Keane is the leading jockey here at Cork with thirty-nine winners but you would have recorded a loss if you backed all of their rides whilst following W J Lee would have returned the most winners (thirty-eight) from a profitable jockey. With an eachway LSP of +53.31 at Cork, W M Lordan leads the jockeys in profit for backing eachway which has been helped by their forty placings which include a total of eleven winners. With an LSP of -117.38 at Cork, C D Hayes heads the list for worst jockeys at this course, which is a result of fourteen winners from one hundred ninety-six rides which is a strike rate of 7%.

Cork Picks & Hints

Here are some factors at Cork for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

  • 10-23 (43%) +19.27 - Backing P Twomey runners when in a Non-Handicap race
  • 5-10 (50%) +11.75 - Backing P Twomey runners when over a trip of 1m4f

Cork Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Cork based on the number of winners:

  • 22 Wins: G M Lyons & C T Keane
  • 17 Wins: P Twomey & W J Lee
  • 15 Wins: Mrs John Harrington & Shane Foley
  • 15 Wins: J S Bolger & K J Manning
  • 9 Wins: A P O'Brien & J A Heffernan

Cork Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
G M Lyons132-27-59+0.63-7.19
J S Bolger116-18-34+35.55+6.96
P Twomey49-17-27+39.85+22.90
J A Stack78-11-28+18.27+12.89
M Halford59-7-21+28.75+19.30
Edward Lynam41-6-13+38.25+19.16
Michael J Browne15-5-8+41.23+30.11
Ms Sheila Lavery40-4-7+43.50+19.13
P J F Murphy22-3-6+2.50+3.62
J F Levins48-2-8+22.00+11.13

Cork Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
W J Lee189-38-81+40.96+20.78
K J Manning111-16-32+15.05-2.32
Dylan B McMonagle104-14-30+37.65+15.26
W M Lordan144-11-40+72.00+53.31
M A Enright55-6-11+46.19+12.06
Donagh O'Connor44-4-7+52.50+27.38
Joe Doyle56-3-8+10.00-6.95
J Coen28-3-6+1.50-1.54
Adam J Farragher18-2-5+4.50+1.24
Willie Byrne15-2-2+10.00+1.38




Cork Jockey & Trainer Statistics (NH)

Who are the best national hunt jockeys and trainers to bet on at Cork?

Whilst W P Mullins is the most successful trainer at Cork with a total of forty-eight winners, if you backed all of their runners you would be showing a loss. Robert Tyner is the most successful trainer at Cork for those who show a profit if backing all their runners thanks to a total of eight winners and an LSP of +22.50. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which trainer is best to follow at Cork and that would be E Bolger who shows the best eachway LSP which is +32.07 thanks to their eight placings (four winners). Paul Nolan does not have a great record at Cork, their LSP of -65.67 has them stone dead bottom of the trainers' list, which has come from three winners from seventy-six runners which is a 4% strike rate.

Following P T Enright would have returned a profit here at Cork with an LSP of +34.61 and their seventeen winners have them at the head of the profitable jockeys' list. P Townend does lead the jockeys' list overall with twenty winners but shows an overall loss. When looking at jockeys and looking for some eachway value at Cork, the jockey who shows the best eachway profit is Mr C M Quirke, whose LSP is +18.95 which has been accumulated by a total of ten placings which includes three winners. At the other end of the spectrum is J J Slevin who has a terrible record at Cork, of all the jockeys their LSP of -60.55 is the worst, they have an 11% strike rate with eleven winners from one hundred one rides.

Cork Picks & Hints

Here are some factors at Cork for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

  • 6-8 (75%) +20.91 - Backing D N Russell rides when over a trip of 2m
  • 5-11 (45%) +11.83 - Backing Joseph Patrick O'Brien runners when over a trip of 2m4f

Cork Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Cork based on the number of winners:

  • 16 Wins: W P Mullins & P Townend
  • 10 Wins: Joseph Patrick O'Brien & J J Slevin
  • 9 Wins: Henry De Bromhead & Rachael Blackmore
  • 8 Wins: Gordon Elliott & J W Kennedy
  • 7 Wins: W P Mullins & D E Mullins

Cork Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Robert Tyner49-8-12+22.50-2.75
C Byrnes68-7-25+10.92-0.98
E McNamara40-5-9+49.00+16.80
Sean Thomas Doyle22-5-7+28.76+9.61
Sean Aherne38-4-6+32.50+2.25
E Bolger35-4-8+82.00+32.07
Matthew J Smith22-3-7+21.00+7.95
Ray Hackett21-3-11+52.00+24.15
C A Murphy19-3-5+15.63+2.02
Mark Fahey14-3-4+3.00-2.87

Cork Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
P T Enright165-17-42+34.61-19.44
Sean F O'Keeffe109-17-31+24.35+11.51
Conor McNamara63-8-13+46.13+9.58
D N Russell18-7-10+15.41+8.34
Miss Maxine O'Sullivan23-6-10+16.97+7.83
Mr J C Gainford40-5-9+4.45-8.21
Mr K Callaghan23-5-11+27.00+9.35
J M Moore39-4-6+17.88-0.09
Mr B W Harvey21-4-8+3.25-3.75
Conor Orr53-3-12+5.63-13.67




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 Cork Racecourse which includes the favourite statistics, draw bias and 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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