LOUGHREA

Gates Open: 11:30 am
First Race: 2pm
Admission Prices: €10
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Track Biography:

The Galway Blazers have a long history of holding a point-to-point dating back over a hundred years. The hunt dates from the beginning of the 19th century and has established itself as one of the famous Irish Hunts due to the goodwill and generosity of farmers and landowners throughout the county.

We run two meetings a year at Dartfield just outside Loughrea with the first one taking place in October and the second fixture being held in April. The course is situated at Dartfield Horse Museum and heritage centre which is set on 350 acres of parkland just forty minutes from Galway city.

Over the years, Loughrea point-to-point has produced many top national hunt stars such as Bewleys Berry, Boys Hurrah, Brindisi Breeze, Never Compromise and King Johns Castle.


Loughrea Point-to-Point Races


Dartfield,
Kilreekill,
Loughrea,
Co.Galway


Contact Details


Pauline Gavin - 0872623443

How To Get There

By Road

From the Dublin take the M6 as far as the Ballinasloe West exit 15, and continue on the N6 towards Loughrea/Galway as far as Kilreekil village.  Dartfield is half a mile beyond the village on the right hand side of the N6.

From Galway take the M6 and exit at Junction 16 for Loughrea.  After approx. three miles on the access road you arrive at a roundabout, take the first exit. Continue past the Portumna Junction for less than a mile, and the entrance to Dartfield will be on your left.

By Air

Loughrea is situated 30 minutes from Galway airport and an hour and 50 minutes from Dublin airport.
 

Did You Know?

“In October 2011, Derek O Connor rode six winners at Loughrea point-to-point and was only denied going through the card by the fact the last race was only for novice riders”.

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Our free parking is situated in the centre of the track which allows race goers to have a clear view of each fence giving you the chance to get up close to the action.

The position of our car park provides you with the ideal location to bring your own picnic if you wanted to base yourself from the boot of the car.

There are toilets and baby changing facilities in the café in the Horse Museum along with portaloos located around the course.

In our bookmakers ring you can view and bet on any off-course races on the day in both England and Ireland.

In between races, spectators can avail of our popular outside caterers who sell everything from burgers and chips to bacon and sausage rolls to keep you full during the course of the afternoon.

Our caterer is located beside the parade ring which means you don’t have to venture too far from the action.

We will also have a hospitality tent this year, so why not come in and try some of our delicious treats!

There is also the option of taking a walk up to the café located in the Horse Museum which sells tasty sandwiches and soups along with cakes and treats.

Our outside caterer's sell tea and coffee to keep you warm during your days racing.

Our hospitality tent will also have a variety of beverages on offer!

The cafe located in the Horse Museum sell a delicious range of hot chocolate drinks along with juices and soft  drinks for the younger race goers. 

No, we do not have an official dress code we just advise our race goers to stay warm and dry for your days racing and to prepare yourself for all types of Irish weather.
Yes, we allow dogs to attend the point-to-point. However, we do ask that all dogs are kept on a lead at all times.
Yes, we welcome visitors to bring their own picnics as our parking inside the centre of the course offers the perfect location for a picnic.
At our point-to-point, we are lucky to have wide open spaces for children to play in a safe environment.
No we do not provide an ATM but we our only a short drive from the town of Loughrea which has ATM facilities so we recommend that you stop over on your way to the races.

As the track is adjacent to Dartfield Horse Museum, a trip to our point-to-point provides visitors with a choice of attractions to have a look at.

Dartfield Horse Museum is a fascinating place to visit for anyone interested in the Irish horse and its uses down through the years as it houses a room devoted to the Galway Blazers, an Art Gallery with a very comprehensive selection of old and modern paintings and prints and a selection of antiques.

The Museum also houses an excellent Tack and Country clothing shop and an array of beautiful gift items. There is also a Blacksmith’s Forge, where there is a daily demonstration of traditional iron work.

Dartfield also offers walking trails around the 350 acre farm, an array of farm animals as well as horse riding.

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GOFFS UK AUTUMN P2P SALE 4yo Maiden

Maiden Race For 4-Y-O (of €800)

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. Mares allowed 5lbs.
(Prize Money €800: 1st €560, 2nd €160, 3rd €80)

Weights: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BROOMHILL (IRE) (4yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / ROCKING ANNIE (IRE) / SHARDARI (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 EAGLEHILL (FR) (4yo GR G)
BLUE BRESIL (FR) / RATINA DE VAIGE (FR) / APRIL NIGHT (FR)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 ESKYLANE (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / MAPLE LADY (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
4 EUROWORK (FR) (4yo BR G)
NETWORK (GER) / NANDINA (FR) / BULINGTON (FR)
11st 11lbs Alan Harte Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
5 HIGHATE HILL (IRE) (4yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / LISRENNY LADY (GB) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Alan Harte Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
6 BLACKSTAIRS LAD (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / BLARNEY KESTREL (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
7 ECLAIR DES SABLONS (FR) (4yo B G)
NOROIT (GER) / JOLIE FABI (FR) / VILLEZ (USA)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
8 MONSIEUR D'ARQUE (IRE) (4yo B G)
MUHTATHIR (GB) / NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (FR) / MIESQUE'S SON (USA)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
9 PISTOL WHIPPED (IRE) (4yo B G)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / HOLIDAY TIME (IRE) / TURTLE ISLAND (IRE)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
10 BUCK'S BIN'S (FR) (4yo B G)
KHALKEVI (IRE) / BUCK'S BRAVO (FR) / KAPGARDE (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
11 UP THE STRAIGHT (IRE) (4yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / KINGS ARTIST (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
12 BEYONDTHEHORIZON (IRE) (4yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / LADY HILLINGDON (GB) / OVERBURY (IRE)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
13 BYRNE OF MONASEED (IRE) (4yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / MELANJO (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
14 HEAVEY (GB) (4yo B G)
TRANS ISLAND (GB) / CLOHAMON GOSSIP (IRE) / LORD AMERICO (IRE)
11st 11lbs T. Howley Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
15 UNEXPECTED DEPTH (IRE) (4yo B G)
SHANTOU (USA) / HOLY VOW (IRE) / LUSO (GB)
11st 6lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
16 ANOTHER FRANKIE (IRE) (4yo BR G)
WAKY NAO (GB) / ROCK THE BABY (IRE) / WAVENEY (UAE)
11st 11lbs Catherine Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Bernadette A.K. Murphy
 
17 DA BOY CHARLIE (IRE) (4yo B G)
DUBAI DESTINATION (USA) / THE CLEW BAY FOX (IRE) / EAGLE EYED (USA)
11st 11lbs Pat Crowley Coolnakilla (H)
Pat Crowley
 
18 DRY LIGHTENING (IRE) (4yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / WAYDALE HILL (GB) / MINSTER SON (IRE)
11st 6lbs Jon Glews Co.Limerick (F)
Enda Bolger
 
19 EMPEROR OF WEST (FR) (4yo B G)
MARESCA SORRENTO (FR) / SIN CITY (FR) / LAVIRCO (GER)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
20 EPALO DE LA THINTE (FR) (4yo B G)
ANZILLERO (GER) / SPY DE LA THINTE (FR) / DOUNBA (FR)
11st 11lbs Mary Doyle Tipperary (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
21 EXPLOITEUR (FR) (4yo B G)
DESIR D'UN SOIR (FR) / SOURYA D'AIRY (FR) / SHEYRANN (IRE)
11st 11lbs Cobajay Syndicate Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
22 GRAND SUMMARY (IRE) (4yo BR G)
MUSTAMEET (USA) / CRESCENDOR (FR) / LAVIRCO (GER)
11st 11lbs Michael Mannion Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
23 HURRICANE HARVEY (GB) (4yo B G)
DOYEN (IRE) / CAMP FIRE (IRE) / LAHIB (USA)
11st 6lbs Mohammed Hamad Khalifa Al Attiyah Ormond (F)
Denis Gerard Hogan
 
24 KILLWINNY KING (IRE) (4yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / STEFPHONIC (IRE) / ORCHESTRA (IRE)
11st 11lbs The West Street Boys Partnership West Waterford (F)
Garry Aherne
 
25 MISTERMOONBOY (IRE) (4yo CH G)
MISTER FOTIS (USA) / SISTER MOON (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 6lbs Michael Feeney Ballinagore (H)
Martin A. Corrigan
 
26 ROCK ON ROCCO (IRE) (4yo B G)
SHIROCCO (GER) / KATALINA (GB) / HERNANDO (FR)
11st 6lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Ballinagore (H)
Cormac Doyle
 
27 RUKWA (FR) (4yo B G)
SOLDIER HOLLOW (GB) / SO ODER SO (FR) / AREION (GER)
11st 11lbs Michael Fennessy Doneraile (H)
Paul O'Flynn
 
28 THE LAST JIDI (IRE) (4yo B G)
ALKAADHEM (GB) / OPUS ONE (GB) / SLIP ANCHOR (GB)
11st 6lbs Matthew Flynn O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
29 TOMGARROW (IRE) (4yo CH G)
AIZAVOSKI (IRE) / ROOMIER (IRE) / BIENAMADO (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
30 WORD HAS IT (IRE) (4yo B G)
JEREMY (USA) / RATHFEIGH (IRE) / PILSUDSKI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Edward Casey Limerick (H)
J.E. Casey
 

Preview

The Donnchadh Doyle-trained BUCKS BINS finished within two lengths of the now four-time bumper winner, Longhouse Sale, on his debut at Dromahane, and that would leave him as the one to beat here. The Colin Bowe team won two of the three four-year-old maidens that were run last weekend and there representatives cannot be discounted in this, with Monsieur Darque having finished fifth at Bellharbour. Highate Hill is a horse that travelled well for a long way at Oldcastle, whilst Mistermoonboy is a horse with some respectable efforts from the spring.

THE PIER HEAD BAR & RESTAURANT 5yo Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O Geldings (of €800)

For Certified Hunters aged 5 years old, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €800: 1st €560, 2nd €160, 3rd €80)

Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 ELTON CROSS (IRE) (5yo BR G)
YEATS (IRE) / MAID FOR ADVENTURE (IRE) / STRONG GALE (IRE)
12st 2lbs John Halley Co.Limerick (F)
John Halley
 
2 LISRONAGH STONE (IRE) (5yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / FROM ABOVE (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 11lbs John Halley Co.Limerick (F)
John Halley
 
3 BORO MELODY (IRE) (5yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / MELODY THYME (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
12st 2lbs Pam Halley Waterford (F)
V.L. Halley
 
4 COOL DESTINATION (IRE) (5yo CH G)
DUBAI DESTINATION (USA) / COOLAFANCY (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
11st 11lbs Michael R. Murphy Killinick (H)
Ashleigh Murphy
 
5 DARSI ROSE (IRE) (5yo B G)
DARSI (FR) / WIN A ROSE (IRE) / RIGHT WIN (IRE)
11st 11lbs Peter P. Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Bernadette A.K. Murphy
 
6 DIFFERENT SPOT (IRE) (5yo B G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / SARAHS REPRIVE (IRE) / YASHGAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Enda Bolger Co.Limerick (F)
Enda Bolger
 
7 ELIXER (IRE) (5yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / SUNNY NATIVE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs Matthew Flynn O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
8 MY OAKCLAHOME (IRE) (5yo B G)
DANSANT (GB) / DOMINO'S SISTER (IRE) / SUBTLE POWER (IRE)
12st 2lbs Denis Tarrant Kilmoganny (F)
David M. O'Brien
 
9 NO CODE (IRE) (5yo CH G)
GETAWAY (GER) / PRESENT COMPANY (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
10 RAISED WITH PRAISE (IRE) (5yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / NATIVE PINE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs J.E. Casey Limerick (H)
J.E. Casey
 
11 RIPPON LODGE (IRE) (5yo B G)
SCORPION (IRE) / SHUIL AGAIN (IRE) / GOOD THYNE (USA)
12st 2lbs John Patrick Ryan North Tipperary (F)
John Patrick Ryan
 
12 SLUMDOGMILLIONAIRE (IRE) (5yo CH G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / GLENELLY VALLEY (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Patrick G. McGillion Tynan & Armagh (F)
Mervyn Torrens
 
13 TOMB STORME (IRE) (5yo B G)
SEPTEMBER STORM (GER) / TOOMEBYPASS (USA) / IN THE WINGS (GB)
11st 11lbs Mick McGrogan Co.Clare (H)
Donal Hassett
 
14 TOUCHPAD (IRE) (5yo CH G)
TOUCH OF LAND (FR) / BALLYBEG DUSTY (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs T. Howley Co.Clare (H)
Paurick O'Connor
 
15 VICTORY ECHO (IRE) (5yo B G)
CLOUDINGS (IRE) / SERENDIPITY (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Liam Casey Premier (H)
Liam Casey
 
16 VITAL SIGN (IRE) (5yo B G)
LET THE LION ROAR (GB) / GRACE N' FAVOUR (IRE) / EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
12st 2lbs Helaine McGrath West Waterford (F)
R.J. McGrath
 

Preview

The John Halley-trained ELTON CROSS certainly sets the benchmark in this following two very consistent third-placed finishes at Dromahane and Kinsale at the tail end of last season. If picking-up here where he had left off, he will surely not be too far away. Rathcannon second, Different Spot, who is from the family of Enda Bolgers prolific Cross Country performer Spot Thedifference, and the twice fifth-placed Cool Destination are others with form for the shortlist.

BRUCE L TILLEY MEMORIAL 5yo+ Mares Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O & Upwards Mares (of €1500)

For Certified Hunters aged 5 years old and upwards, Mares only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €1500: 1st €1050, 2nd €300, 3rd €150)

Weights: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BELIOU LE FUME (IRE) (6yo BR M)
KALANISI (IRE) / ANSHABELLA (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Deborah Halley Waterford (F)
V.L. Halley
 
2 CHENERY (IRE) (5yo B M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / SUPREME DEPARTURE (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 6lbs Roger O'Byrne Tipperary (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
3 FINAL STING (IRE) (6yo B M)
SCORPION (IRE) / STRATOSPHERE (GB) / SELKIRK (USA)
11st 6lbs Michael R. Murphy Killinick (H)
Ashleigh Murphy
 
4 HOLLOW CREST (IRE) (5yo B M)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / JOHNSTON'S CREST (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
11st 11lbs Sarah Nash Kildare (F)
James A. Nash
 
5 KILGANER ROSE (IRE) (6yo GR M)
TRANS ISLAND (GB) / LA PRIMA DIVA (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 6lbs Joseph Daniels Co.Galway(F)
Joseph Daniels
 
6 LISCANANAUN LADY (IRE) (5yo BR M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / CLARA'S DREAM (IRE) / PHARDANTE (FR)
11st 6lbs Martin Dooley Co.Galway(F)
Norman Lee
 
7 MAINE DANGER (IRE) (6yo CH M)
WHITMORE'S CONN (USA) / BLUE MAINE (IRE) / DOUBLETOUR (USA)
11st 11lbs Camillus Slevin South County Dublin(H)
Nigel Slevin
 
8 MEADOW BLAZE (IRE) (7yo B M)
MOROZOV (USA) / NANAVITS (IRE) / LORD AMERICO (IRE)
11st 6lbs James Hayes Golden Vale (F)
William Hayes
 
9 MEADOWVIEW (IRE) (7yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / CARRAIGEEN (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Michelle O'Brien Premier (H)
David Harry Kelly
 
10 ROSE'S IN THE RAIN (IRE) (5yo B M)
YEATS (IRE) / MIDNIGHT FLIRT (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Jon Glews Co.Limerick (F)
Enda Bolger
 
11 SAVE US AVIS (IRE) (6yo CH M)
MAHLER (GB) / CATE'S OSCAR (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Dermot & Fergal Mulvihill Meath (F)
Peter J. Flood
 
12 SUMMONS TO COURT (IRE) (7yo B M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / JACINTA'S DREAM (IRE) / OVER THE RIVER (FR)
11st 11lbs J.A. Kinsella Wicklow (F)
J.A. Kinsella
 
13 THINK OF ME (IRE) (9yo B M)
GERMANY (USA) / KATE'S LASS (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
11st 6lbs Christopher Moran Co.Galway(F)
Brian Francis Cawley
 
14 TIME IS HONEY (IRE) (5yo CH M)
RAJJ (IRE) / BOB'S SARAH (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs Emma Fry Ballinagore (H)
Shane C. Byrne
 
15 WOULD YOU BYPASS (IRE) (5yo BR M)
VINNIE ROE (IRE) / ACADEMY HALL (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 6lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Ballinagore (H)
Cormac Doyle
 
16 YAWL BAY (IRE) (6yo B M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / GREENFLAG PRINCESS (IRE) / EXECUTIVE PERK (IRE)
11st 11lbs James Browne West Waterford (F)
Colin Bowe
 

Preview

Track recruit HOLLOW CREST could be a big player in this having run well in bumpers at Cork and Limerick last season and may be the one to watch on her jumping debut. Meadowview took a big step forward late last season and has to be respected, whilst Chenery could be an interesting newcomer that represents the same connections as champion point-to-pointer Sydney Paget.

RENVYLE HOUSE HOTEL & RESORT AND MACDERMOT & ALLEN SOLICITORS Open (4yo+)

Open Lightweight Race (of €1700)

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens Excluded.
(Prize Money €1700: 1st €1190, 2nd €340, 3rd €170)

Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs, 5yo 12st 2lbs
About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 EDDIES MIRACLE (IRE) (10yo B BR G)
BEAT OF DRUMS (GB) / BALLINAMONA GOLD (IRE) / PIERRE (GB)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
2 VINNIE LUCK (IRE) (9yo B G)
VINNIE ROE (IRE) / GLITTERING LUCK (IRE) / NORWICH (GB)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas's Sporting Pointers Syndicate Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
3 A DECENT EXCUSE (IRE) (11yo B G)
FRUITS OF LOVE (USA) / BRAVE THISTLE (IRE) / BRAVEFOOT (GB)
11st 11lbs Eugene M. O'Sullivan Duhallow (F)
Eugene M. O'Sullivan
 
4 DRAWN N DRANK (IRE) (12yo CH G)
SNURGE (IRE) / DOLLDYEDEE (IRE) / TORUS (GB)
11st 11lbs Irene T. Walsh Duhallow (F)
Eugene M. O'Sullivan
 
5 AFTER EIGHT SIVOLA (FR) (8yo B G)
SHAANMER (IRE) / EVA DE CHALAMONT (FR) / IRON DUKE (FR)
12st 2lbs Peter Curling Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
6 ARCTIC SKIPPER (IRE) (9yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / COCO OPERA (IRE) / LAFONTAINE (USA)
12st 2lbs Laurence V. Halley Waterford (F)
V.L. Halley
 
7 JOHNNY SUE (IRE) (7yo B G)
ALKAADHEM (GB) / FAHAN (IRE) / SRI PEKAN (USA)
12st 2lbs William P. Murphy Carlow Farmers (F)
William P. Murphy
 
8 MARAKOUSH (IRE) (7yo B G)
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) / MOURAMARA (IRE) / KAHYASI (IRE)
12st 2lbs P.J. Rothwell Shillelagh & District (F)
P.J. Rothwell
 
9 MINELLA ARTS (IRE) (9yo BR G)
PRESENTING (GB) / NORABELLE (FR) / ALAMO BAY (USA)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
10 MR BOSS MAN (IRE) (10yo B G)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / SARAH MASSINI (IRE) / DR MASSINI (IRE)
12st 2lbs Camillus Slevin South County Dublin(H)
Nigel Slevin
 
11 OURMANMASSINI (IRE) (10yo B G)
DR MASSINI (IRE) / AUNTY DAWN (IRE) / STRONG GALE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Teresa Flood Kildare (F)
Peter J. Flood
 
12 SALSA SENSATION (IRE) (9yo B G)
LUSO (GB) / DANCE RHYTHM (IRE) / DANCING DISSIDENT (USA)
11st 11lbs Jenny Lynch Kildare (F)
Aidan Anthony Howard
 
13 SLIABH MHUIRE LASS (IRE) (7yo CH M)
GRANDERA (IRE) / MEMORYS OF MADNESS (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Three Dudes Syndicate Co.Clare (H)
Paurick O'Connor
 
14 STAND UP AND FIGHT (IRE) (6yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / AYLESBURY PARK (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs J.P. McManus Co.Limerick (F)
Enda Bolger
 
15 XSQUARED (IRE) (10yo B G)
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) / JEMALINA (USA) / TREMPOLINO (USA)
12st 2lbs Ashling Daly Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 

Preview

A competitive looking race where the first two horses home from the opening open of the season at Castletown-Geoghegan last Sunday could be set to re-oppose. Ourmanmassini got the upper hand over Vinnie Luck on that occasion and will be looking to once again confirm those placings. Eddies Mircale, stable companion to Vinnie Luck, is a prolific winner in this sphere and another very capable individual. Of the track recruits, Arctic Skipper is a Grade 2 winner, Stand Up And Fight chased home Al Boum Photo in a Graded hurdle at Fairyhouse in 2017, whilst Xsquared is a 142-rated chaser who is back from a long absence.

JIM DERWIN Winner Of One

Winners Of One (of €1500)

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland, which have not won a race under the Rules of Racing or Steeplechasing in any Country and not more than one Point to Point Steeplechase of any description. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens Excluded.
(Prize Money €1500: 1st €1050, 2nd €300, 3rd €150)

Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs, 5yo 12st 2lbs
About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BABY BEE (IRE) (7yo B M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / PURE HONEY (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs John P. Kiely Dungarvan (H)
Declan Queally
 
2 BLUE MORPHO (IRE) (6yo B G)
ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) / SUPREME SALES (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Pam Halley Waterford (F)
V.L. Halley
 
3 FLIRTING LESA (IRE) (7yo B M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / LAUGHING LESA (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs Frank & Tadhg Moynihan Kildare (F)
Patrick Joseph Hayes Jnr
 
4 FREEZING OSCAR (IRE) (5yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / ALFREEZE (GB) / ALFLORA (IRE)
12st 2lbs Kieran Purcell Galtee (H)
Kieran Purcell
 
5 LIVELY BEAT (IRE) (5yo B M)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / LIVELY LASS (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
11st 11lbs Peter Brophy Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 RIPPON LODGE (IRE) (5yo B G)
SCORPION (IRE) / SHUIL AGAIN (IRE) / GOOD THYNE (USA)
12st 2lbs John Patrick Ryan North Tipperary (F)
John Patrick Ryan
 
7 TICO TIMES (IRE) (5yo BR G)
ARCADIO (GER) / ROOMIER (IRE) / BIENAMADO (USA)
11st 11lbs Three Dudes Syndicate Co.Clare (H)
Paurick O'Connor
 

Preview

The Kieran Purcell-trained FREEZING OSCAR was a comfortable winner of his maiden at Ballingarry in June, having been running in some competitive races prior to that, and he would seem the one to beat in this. The biggest challenge could come from either Blue Morpho, a debut Dromahane winner, or the mare Lively Beat, who was a facile winner at Castletown-Geoghegan last Sunday, and will have the benefit of a five-pound weight allowance as she takes on the geldings.

6yo+ Geldings Maiden (Nov Rdrs)

Maiden Race For 6-Y-O & Upwards Geldings - Novice Riders (of €1500)

For Certified Hunters aged 6 years old and upwards, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. For Novice Riders who, at the start of the day, have not ridden more than fifteen winners under any Rules of Racing or Steeplechasing, including Point to Point Steeplechases.
(Prize Money €1500: 1st €1050, 2nd €300, 3rd €150)

Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 DOLDRUM BAY (IRE) (7yo B BR G)
PRESENTING (GB) / VICTORIA THEATRE (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs Three Dudes Syndicate Co.Clare (H)
Paurick O'Connor
 
2 LOUGH DERG LYRIC (IRE) (6yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / FAIRY SWING (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Ballydonagh Syndicate Bray (H)
Gerard Lawless
 
3 NIAMH'S OSCAR (IRE) (6yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / HIGH PARK LADY (IRE) / PHARDANTE (FR)
12st 2lbs J.A. Kinsella Wicklow (F)
J.A. Kinsella
 
4 PUTRAS JEWEL (IRE) (6yo B G)
PUTRA PEKAN (GB) / ROCK STARS JEWEL (IRE) / DESERT SUN (GB)
12st 2lbs W. Newman Meath (F)
W. Newman
 
5 ROBINS CLAN (IRE) (6yo B G)
ROBIN DES PRES (FR) / CLAN MUSIC (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
12st 2lbs Sean F. McNamara Co.Clare (H)
Declan McNamara
 
6 ROCK ON CHARLIE (IRE) (10yo CH G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / MONTHLY SESSIONS (IRE) / PISTOLET BLEU (IRE)
12st 2lbs Joseph Daniels Co.Galway(F)
Joseph Daniels
 

Preview

A wide open race that could go the way of any of the six entrants which includes the likes of track recruits Doldrum Bay and Niamhs Oscar. The former was previously campaigned in the Chris Jones colours by Andrew Lynch and could be of interest on his debut for the Paurick OConnor yard.
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