TYRELLA

Gates Open: 11:30 am
First Race: 1:00 pm
Admission Prices: £5
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Track Biography:

 

East Down Foxhounds Point-to-Point course at Tyrella is situated at the foot of the picturesque Mourne Mountains made famous by the Percy French song.

With the 2018 Spring season, East Down will have been racing at Tyrella for fifty four years. Two meetings are held each Spring, in January and March.

Normally the first meeting of the Spring calendar in the Northern Region, Tyrella is a right handed undulating track where, given it’s close proximity to the sea and sandy soil is well drained and more often than not, produces good going.

This video from @NotFromHereStories gives you a snapshot of the picture-postcard setting that Tyrella point-to-point takes place in.
 

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Tyrella Point-to-Point Races

Tyrella,

Downpatrick,

Co. Down

 

Contact Details

Kelvin Henderson - 00447702071851

How To Get There

By Road

From The South:
Take the M1 North from Dublin. In Newry take the A25 through Rathfriland. In Clough at T junction go right and immediately left to get to Tyrella.

From the West:
Leave the M1 at Lisburn (junction 6). Take the A1 turning off at Hillsborough. Follow the signs to Ballynahinch and then follow the signs for Newcastle. Go through Seaforde village and then Clough. At the end of Clough Main Street turn left, following the sign for Tyrell. The course is on the right after about four miles.

From the North:
Take the M2 to Belfast. Continue on to the M1. Leave the M1 at Lisburn (junction 6). Take the A1 turning off at Hillsborough. Follow the signs to Ballynahinch and then follow the signs for Newcastle. Go through Seaforde village and then Clough. At the end of Clough Main Street turn left, following the sign for Tyrell. The course is on the right after about four miles.

By Air

Our point-to-point is located an hour and ten minutes from Belfast airport.
 

Did You Know?

“Tyrella point-to-point is only a 10 minute drive from Downpatrick racecourse”.

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A day at Tyrella point-to-point races is the ideal day out for all the family in the heart of the Mourne Country.

Access for spectators is directly from the road into the car park which is adjacent to the start/finish straight. Visibility is excellent and the whole course can be seen from everywhere.
This allows racegoers to get up close to the action, often from the comfort of their car, should they wish to bring their own picnic for the family.

We have bookmakers on site and some will also show and take bets on track racing in both Ireland and England.

Our outside catering vendor has a variety of catering options from tasty hot lunches to sandwiches and confectionary.

Race goers can purchase teas, coffees and soft drinks from our outside catering outlet.

For those who would like something stronger, we have a bar serving a selection of alocoholic beverage

We don't have a dress code but do recommend suitable clothing, a perfect excuse to get the wellies out !
Yes, no problem at all but they must be kept on a lead at all times.
Yes, we welcome visitors to bring their own picnics or refreshments but why not treat yourself to something from our outside caterers from your race winnings.
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 so we recommend that you make a stop in the nearby towns on your way to the races

One of the real treats of racing at Tyrella, is just how close racegoers can get to the action. Watch the horses being saddled up by their trainers before making your way to the parade ring where the horses, jockeys and connections gather to discuss their pre-race tactics.

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Entries

DENNISON COMMERCIALS 4yo Maiden

Maiden Race For 4-Y-O

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 A SILENT PLAYER (IRE) (4yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / CLONSINGLE NATIVE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
2 FUEGO DE L'ABBAYE (FR) (4yo B G)
KAP ROCK (FR) / MARSAVRILE (FR) / APRIL NIGHT (FR)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
3 BRAYHILL (IRE) (4yo B G)
SHOLOKHOV (IRE) / DEFINITE LOVE (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
4 CADDYHILL (IRE) (4yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / RING HILL (GB) / BERING (GB)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
5 FOLCANO (FR) (4yo B G)
FALCO (USA) / FLORIANA (GER) / SEATTLE DANCER (USA)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
6 ALL ROCKED UP (IRE) (4yo CH M)
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) / FAR ROCK (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 6lbs Warren Ewing
Warren Ewing
 
7 FORT SUMMER (IRE) (4yo B G)
KALANISI (IRE) / GLEN ELLIE (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing
Warren Ewing
 
8 BATTLE OF ACTIUM (IRE) (4yo B G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / FLYING FLAME (IRE) / FLYING LEGEND (USA)
11st 11lbs Gigginstown House Stud
Colin Bowe
 
9 HAMUNDARSON (IRE) (4yo B G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / HATS AND HEELS (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Gigginstown House Stud
Colin Bowe
 
10 SMURPHY ENKI (FR) (4yo B G)
BLUE BRESIL (FR) / CREME VELOUTEE (IRE) / LAW SOCIETY (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
11 VANDEMERE (IRE) (4yo B G)
JEREMY (USA) / VICTORIA BRIDGE (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate
Donnchadh Doyle
 
12 FOR TALKS SAKE (FR) (4yo B G)
COASTAL PATH (GB) / NOSCA DE THAIX (FR) / RAGMAR (FR)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
13 PAPA TANGO CHARLY (FR) (4yo CH G)
NO RISK AT ALL (FR) / CHERE ELENN (FR) / MANSONNIEN (FR)
11st 11lbs Una Connors
Colin Bowe
 
14 BROTHER BYRNE (GB) (4yo B G)
KAYF TARA (GB) / TOP OF THE DEE (GB) / RAKAPOSHI KING (GB)
11st 11lbs Harley D. Dunne Island (F)
Liam Kenny
 
15 DANCEWITHTHEWIND (IRE) (4yo BR G)
JEREMY (USA) / SITHGAOITHE (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
16 FOURTOUT (FR) (4yo B G)
HONOLULU (IRE) / MADISONE FOOL (FR) / USEFUL (FR)
11st 11lbs Graham McKeever
Graham McKeever
 
17 NOEL'S BOY (IRE) (4yo CH G)
ARAKAN (USA) / RIOBAMBA (USA) / BERNSTEIN (USA)
11st 11lbs Nicole McKenna
J.J. Lambe
 
18 SAMBA DANCER (FR) (4yo B G)
ZAMBEZI SUN (GB) / DANCING AMBER (GER) / ASHKALANI (IRE)
11st 11lbs J. Dollard
Eoin Doyle
 
19 STEAL THE THUNDER (GB) (4yo B G)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / FARLEIGH (GB) / TRANS ISLAND (GB)
11st 11lbs Michael J. McKeown
J.G. Cosgrave
 
20 WAITONIT (IRE) (4yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / ASKANNA (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Edelle Logan
Denis Paul Murphy
 

Preview

There was very little separating CADDYHILL and Brother Byrne when they both made their debuts at Oldtown last month, with the former looking to provide Colin McKeever and Wilson Dennison with further success in this race having won it in the past with leading Cheltenham Festival hope Ballyward. Steal The Thunder also made his debut in that Oldtown maiden but was well held, whilst the market will give the best guide as to what can be expected from the newcomers.

ARMSTRONG AUCTIONS 5&6yo Mares Maiden

Maiden Race For 5 & 6-Y-O Mares

For Certified Hunters aged 5 and 6 years old, Mares only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 CREAM SPARKLES (IRE) (5yo B M)
SCORPION (IRE) / MAGICAL THEATRE (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Michael P. O'Connor
D.M. Christie
 
2 DEO BELLATOR (IRE) (6yo CH M)
GETAWAY (GER) / KILTOOME SCOT (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 6lbs Denis O'Sullivan Ward Union (S)
Denis O'Sullivan
 
3 FRANK AND HONEST (IRE) (5yo B M)
LECROIX (GER) / COUNTRY TIME (IRE) / CURTAIN TIME (IRE)
11st 11lbs John H. & Miriam Murphy
John H. Murphy
 
4 GET THE APPEAL (IRE) (5yo B M)
GETAWAY (GER) / LADY APPEAL (IRE) / PHARDANTE (FR)
11st 6lbs Harry Farrell
C.W.J. Farrell
 
5 IT TAKES TIME (IRE) (5yo B M)
ARCADIO (GER) / CHARTANI (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Kevin John Smith
Kevin Michael Smith
 
6 LADY MAUREEN (IRE) (6yo B M)
ROBIN DES PRES (FR) / STELOBEL (GB) / SIMPLY GREAT (FR)
11st 6lbs Thomas McGeough
Thomas McGeough
 
7 MISS SCOTTY (IRE) (6yo B M)
DARSI (FR) / TRES CHIC (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 6lbs Andrew Scott
Mervyn Torrens
 
8 NICKLASS (IRE) (5yo CH M)
SHANTOU (USA) / MAIDRIN RUA (IRE) / ZAFFARAN (USA)
11st 6lbs Evelyn Ann Sheridan
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
9 OUR BONUS (IRE) (6yo B M)
ARAKAN (USA) / EMERANNA (IRE) / DR MASSINI (IRE)
11st 6lbs Claire Watson
Marshall Watson
 
10 RAREST DIAMOND (IRE) (5yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / LACE PARASOL (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Thomas Cloke
Denis Paul Murphy
 
11 UPPERTOWN POPPIE (IRE) (6yo GR M)
MILAN (GB) / BENGAL JEWEL (IRE) / RIVERWISE (USA)
11st 6lbs Billy Yorke Wicklow (F)
J.A. Kinsella
 

Preview

RAREST DIAMOND was only headed in the closing stages at Dungarvan in a thrilling finish to her debut and she should be more than up to winning a race like this as that is a maiden that is already beginning to work out well. Frank And Honest was unlucky to depart at the last on her debut around here in January and is the obvious danger. Our Bonus ran a big race against a previous winner in the hunt race at Armagh, Uppertown Poppie has been on the go plenty of late and only got as far as the first around here in in January, whilst the luckless Lady Maureen may be able to take a step forward following a confidence boosting run at Punchestown.

ALBERT BARTLETT 5&6yo Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 5 & 6-Y-O Geldings

For Certified Hunters aged 5 and 6 years old, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BROOMHILL (IRE) (5yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / ROCKING ANNIE (IRE) / SHARDARI (IRE)
12st 2lbs Alan McCaldin Iveagh (H)
Caroline McCaldin
 
2 LOUGHERMORE (IRE) (5yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / SEDUCTIVE DANCE (GB) / GROOM DANCER (USA)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 TARDREE (IRE) (5yo CH G)
MAHLER (GB) / BROWNIE POINTS (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
4 LIFEISAHIGHWAY (IRE) (5yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / MISS TOP (IRE) / TREMBLANT (GB)
12st 2lbs Denis Paul Murphy
Denis Paul Murphy
 
5 NORMOFTHENORTH (IRE) (5yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / AUGHWILLIAM LADY (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Denis Paul Murphy
Denis Paul Murphy
 
6 ACCORDINGTOJOHNNY (IRE) (6yo B G)
SHANTOU (USA) / ACCORDINGTOHERSELF (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
12st 2lbs Richard S. Gibson
Brian W. Dougan
 
7 AJAY'S WAYS (IRE) (5yo BR G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / BEECHFIELD QUEEN (IRE) / ZAFFARAN (USA)
12st 2lbs Clondun Partnership
Alan Ahern
 
8 MAJOR DETAIL (IRE) (5yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / MINER DETAIL (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Warren Ewing
Warren Ewing
 
9 MILITARY MISCHIEF (IRE) (5yo B G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / ALCA MY HILL (ITY) / NIGHT SHIFT (USA)
12st 2lbs Catherine Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
10 PYRIOS (FR) (6yo B G)
HELIOSTATIC (IRE) / NUANCE TARTARE (FR) / NONONITO (FR)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
11 SEPTEMBER VENTURE (IRE) (5yo B G)
SEPTEMBER STORM (GER) / SOLO VENTURE (IRE) / ABEDNEGO (IRE)
12st 2lbs Edgar Allen
C.W.J. Farrell
 
12 TICK TICK BANG (IRE) (5yo B G)
TIKKANEN (USA) / TAKEANOTHERPICK (IRE) / WINGED LOVE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Dolores Swan Connolly
Thomas McGeough
 
13 UP THE STRAIGHT (IRE) (5yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / KINGS ARTIST (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Monbeg Syndicate
Donnchadh Doyle
 
14 YA BOY YA (IRE) (5yo B G)
SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) / MOUNTAINVIEWQUEEN (IRE) / NORWICH (GB)
11st 11lbs Orphan Girl Syndicate
Liam Kenny
 

Preview

UP THE STRAIGHT will likely have conditions in his favour here as the son of Arcadio returns from a mid-season break, having last seen competitive action when second in a four-year-old maiden at Dowth Hall in October. He had the measure of Tardree on that occasion, however it was only the Mahler geldings debut on that occasion, so he can be expected to get closer here. Lifeisahighway disappointed at Dungarvan last time and will hopefully bounce back, whilst Military Chief is a newcomer that has to be respected.

ANONYMOUS GENEROUS SUPPORTER Winner Of Three

Winners Of Three

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 three Point to Point Steeplechase of any description. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens Excluded.
(Prize Money €1950: 1st €1365, 2nd €390, 3rd €195)
Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs 5yo 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 GENERATOR CITY (IRE) (6yo B G)
PRIMARY (USA) / SABBATICAL (IRE) / JURADO (USA)
12st 2lbs John P. Byrne
Ciaran M. Murphy
 
2 GETAMAN (IRE) (6yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / ZINGARELLA'S JOY (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 KADMER (IRE) (10yo B G)
KADEED (IRE) / CHERRY STRIPE (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas
D.M. Christie
 
4 LISNAGREGGAN (IRE) (10yo CH G)
BEAT OF DRUMS (GB) / INSAN RUBY (IRE) / INSAN (USA)
11st 11lbs William Gault & Paul Martin
William Gault
 
5 LOTTOLOVE (IRE) (11yo B M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / LADY LOTTO (IRE) / LORD AMERICO (IRE)
11st 6lbs Elizabeth A. O'Connell
Claire O'Connell
 
6 PERPIGNAN (IRE) (7yo B G)
ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) / REEVOLESA (IRE) / REVOQUE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Edward F. Power
Edward F. Power
 
7 POETIC PRESENCE (IRE) (9yo B M)
PRESENTING (GB) / JOHNSTON'S CREST (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
11st 6lbs Sam Curling
Sam Curling
 
8 STAR WIZARD (IRE) (8yo B G)
WIZARD KING (GB) / STAR OF THE ORIENT (IRE) / MOSCOW SOCIETY (USA)
12st 2lbs Hugh Mulvihill South Westmeath (H)
Peter J. Flood
 

Preview

Fourth at Limerick over Christmas, KADMER could return back between the flags here as he looks to follow up his Portrush victory from October. He had the measure of Star Wizard on that occasion, which may leave Perpignan as the big danger. The Eddie Power-trained seven-year-old comfortably accounted for Getaman at Oldtown and may find ground conditions more suitable here, having been well beaten at Kildorrery last Sunday.

STEPHEN MAGEE & WILLIAM MCDOWELL Adjacent Hunt Winners Race (4yo Mdns Excl)

Winners Race Adjacent

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers holding a valid Hunter Certificate to the following Hunts: East Down, North Down, Co. Down, Iveagh and Newry, and in the owners possession before 1st January, 2019, which have not won a race under the Rules of Racing or Steeplechasing in any Country other than Point to Point Steeplechases. The first East Down Farmers horse past the post will be presented with the East Down Farmers Cup. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens Excluded.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs 5yo 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 CANITBE (IRE) (11yo BR M)
KALANISI (IRE) / HUMBLEBEE (GB) / MTOTO (GB)
11st 11lbs Sean McParlan
Sean McParlan
 
2 LENNONSTOWN LAD (IRE) (11yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / SOUND HILL (FR) / GREEN TUNE (USA)
11st 11lbs Jamie Dwyer Ward Union (S)
Patrick J.A. Casey
 
3 IS THIS IT (IRE) (9yo B G)
MR COMBUSTIBLE (IRE) / QUINNTOWIN (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Samuel Hanna
Cathy Hanna
 
4 LITTLE BATTLER (IRE) (5yo B G)
ARAKAN (USA) / MASAMOR (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
12st 2lbs Mary Kelly
Patrick Eugene Turley
 

Preview

A wide open race that Sean McParlan has won in the past and he could be represented by two track recruits in Canitbe and Lennonstown Lad. Little Battler finished fourth at Kirkistown last month and will find things easier here, whilst Is This It is the only previous winner in the race having won his maiden at Moira in 2017.

6yo+ Maiden (Nov Rdrs)

Maiden Race For 6-Y-O & Upwards Novice Riders

For Certified Hunters aged 6 years old and upwards only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. Mares allowed 5lbs. 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 €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BALLYSILLAN (GB) (6yo B G)
SHANTOU (USA) / KARINGA DREAM (GB) / KARINGA BAY (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 DORAN THE LEGEND (IRE) (7yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / PORTOBELLO LADY (IRE) / BROKEN HEARTED (IRE)
12st 2lbs Mrs P. Crampton & P.F. Kehoe
Paul Martin Pierce
 
3 FIDDLER OF DOONEY (IRE) (6yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / ANNIESTHYNE (IRE) / GOOD THYNE (USA)
12st 2lbs Mrs D.A. Love
Ciaran M. Murphy
 
4 FLINDERS RIVER (IRE) (11yo CH G)
TRADITIONALLY (USA) / SILVER TASSIE (FR) / KALDOUNEVEES (FR)
12st 2lbs Richard S. Gibson
Brian W. Dougan
 
5 NABRASKA (IRE) (6yo GR G)
CURTAIN TIME (IRE) / STREET ROSE (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
12st 2lbs John A. McNally
John A. McNally
 
6 SAVE US AVIS (IRE) (7yo CH M)
MAHLER (GB) / CATE'S OSCAR (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Dermot & Fergal Mulvihill South Westmeath (H)
Peter J. Flood
 
7 SHADOW RECRUIT (IRE) (7yo CH G)
PRIMARY (USA) / BALANCHINE MOON (GB) / ZILZAL (USA)
12st 2lbs Sean F. Gallagher
Sean F. Gallagher
 

Preview

DORAN THE LEGEND can likely be excused his disappointing defeat at Kildorrery in the deteriorating conditions last Sunday, and would have big claims here on his fine second at Ballyvodock three weeks earlier. Fiddler Of Dooney is the big danger having been brought down at Punchestown when set to play a big role in the finish, whilst Nabraska ran a fine race on debut around here in January, finishing fourth to a Gordon Elliott-trained track recruit who only lost out over hurdles at Ayr by a short-head during the week.
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