Big names descend on Powerstown Park for Clonmel Oil Steeplechase

Powerstown Racecourse in Clonmel. Photo © Tipp FM.

It’s one of the biggest days on the local racing calendar at Clonmel Racecourse this afternoon.

The 21st annual Clonmel Oil Steeplechase is the feature of a seven-race card in Powerstown Park.

The action gets underway at 12.30pm with the big race going to post at 2.50pm.

DJ Histon, Clonmel Racecourse manager says a returning Willie Mullins star will be a big attraction today.

“I suppose the big one this year is the return of Willie Mullins’ ‘Allaho’.

“He’s actually a course winner in Clonmel because he won the SureHaul Hurdle in 2019 where he actually beat Minella Indo in that race.

“He’s a dual winner of the Ryanair Chase in Cheltenham but obviously he’s missed a season but no doubt Willie will have him on his toes for Thursday,”