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Nine-time Champion Irish National Hunt Jockey, Charlie Swan, best known for his partnership with legendary hurdler Istabraq, will be the guest of honour at the launch of Tipperary Racecourse’s 100th racing season on Thursday, May 12th.

Tipperary’s Point-to-Point evening meeting will launch this season’s celebration of 100 years of racing at the Munster track with the official opening of a Centenary Gallery. This walk-through photography display depicting racing images from the last 100 years will be available for racegoers to enjoy throughout the season.

The Scarteen Black and Tan hounds will also parade at Tipperary Racecourse as part of the centenary celebrations.

Tipperary Racecourse Manager, Andrew Hogan said: “We are delighted to launch Tipperary’s 100th season at our Point-to-Point meeting on the 12th of May and we have a very special evening planned. Throughout the season, we have 10 more exciting days of racing featuring no less than six Graded races and three Listed races. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors and customers for their continued support and look forward to a fantastic season ahead.”

Gates open at 4.15pm and admission is €10.