NENAGH

Gates Open: 11:00
First Race: 13:00
Admission Prices: €10 and U16's are free
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Track Biography:

Over the years there have been many historic venues for the annual Point-to-Point races. Official races under rules were last held in Lisbunny in 1914 at what was known as the Old Racecourse.

First recorded Point-to-Point of the North Tipperary Foxhounds was in Blean, Toomevara in 1908 and afterwards at the old racecourse Lisboney adjacent to our current race meeting.  In intervening years it had been back and forth in various locations, Grange and Stereme. 

In the mid 30’s they moved to Carrick Hill in Ballycommon, then to Blean in Toomevara in the early 40’s before an outbreak of foot and mouth disease forced a change of venue again to Grange in the mid 40’s. Here the races proved extremely popular with a great vantage point from Grange Hill. References to race meetings in the 1950’s in Grange included crossing ploughed fields.

In 1965 they moved from Grange back to the ‘Old Racecourse’ in Lisbunny before moving to Stereame in 1970, where they remained up until 2000. Stereame has been synonymous with racing in Nenagh for over thirty years and has seen many great horses pass the winning post including Elegant Lord, Doran’s Pride and many more. The meeting was moved to its current location in Lisboney on the Dublin road.

Our landowner in both of these locations is our current hunt Chairman Mr Peter McCutcheon whose family have been synonymous with hunting in North Tipperary since the early 1900’s.

Many great horses have won at Lisboney and have gone on to better things on the track such as English Grand National winner Silver Birch who was trained by Gordon Elliot.