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Earliest meeting: Tuesday 9th May 1809
Final meeting: Saturday 13th May 1809
The county Tipperary hamlet of Coolmoyne was in the vicinity of the town of Fethard, approximately 10 miles east of Cashel. It held its own four day race meeting, spread over five days, from Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th May 1809, opening with an All-Age Handicap over 3 miles which was won by Mr Hawkes’ Patrick. The next day the Maiden Stakes was contested over two and a half miles and saw Mr Scully’s Game-Chicken defeat Cockfighter and Scratch. The meeting concluded on Saturday 13th May with a 2 ½ mile Handicap which resulted in a win for Colonel Loftus’s Cockfighter after a good tussle with Scratch. There is evidence that minor meetings were held after this date.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 4 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Colonel Loftus, Colonel Lumm
Principal Races

Coolmoyne Handicap, Coolmoyne Weight for Age Handicap

Saturday 13th May 1809
 Coolmoyne Handicap Plate over 2 ½ miles
1. Cockfighter, bay colt owned by Colonel Loftus
2. Scratch, bay mare owned by Mr J R Hunter
3. Tidy, chestnut mare owned by Mr Langley

The final meeting took place on Saturday 13th May 1809.
Course today In fields on the outskirts of the hamlet.
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Much of the information about this course has been found using internet research and is in the public domain. However, useful research sources have been:-

London Illustrated News

Racing Illustrated 1895-1899

The Sporting & Dramatic Illustrated

Northern Turf History Volumes 1-4 by J.Fairfax-Blakeborough

The Sporting Magazine

A Long Time Gone by Chris Pitt first published in 1996 ISBN 0 900599 89 8

Racing Calendars which were first published in 1727

ISBN 978-0-9957632-0-3

652 pages

774 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-1-0

352 pages

400 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-2-7

180 pages

140 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-3-4

264 pages

235 former courses

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