Fairyhouse is a wide galloping square right-handed track it is one mile and six furlongs in circumference. There is an uphill climb away from the stands before a downhill turn into the back straight. The three-furlong home straight is slightly uphill but the track is not considered that testing however stamina is required to see out the trip. There are two chase courses the outer course having twelve fences to a circuit while the inner course has just the eight.
The fences at Fairyhouse are fair which is reflected in the fact that there are more or less an average rate of incompletions at around 11%. The standard times at Fairyhouse are fast on the hurdle circuit but just below average on the chase course.