FARMACAFFLEY

Gates Open: 11:00
First Race: 13:00
Admission Prices: £5
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Track Biography:

The Tynan and Armagh hunt can be traced back as far as 1840, when Sir James Stronge of Tynan Abbey estate started the pack at his own expense calling it the Tynan Harriers. The Tynan Harriers sometimes hunted with Lord Waterford’s Armagh Harriers and from these two the Tynan and Armagh hunt was born in 1895.

The first point-to-point was organised in 1895 and has remained at Farmclaffey since then making it one of the oldest point-to-points on the fixture list.

Over the years, Farmaclaffley point-to-point has produced many top national hunt stars such as 2002 Grand National winning Bindaree and Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Truckers Tavern.

Farmacaffley Point-to-Point Races

Farmacaffley,

Co.Armagh

 

Contact Details

Brian W. Dougan - 0044 7808283026

How To Get There

By Road

From Armagh – Our track is located in the townland of Farmacaffley which is two miles from Armagh city on the Armagh to Keady road.


By Air

Our point-to-point is located one hour from Belfast airport and an hour and a half from Dublin airport.
 

Did You Know?

“Farmaclaffey is the only point-to-point located in Co. Armagh”.

Combined with our free parking, we are lucky to have a clear viewing track that allows racegoers to get up close to the action with our final fence located close to the car park so you can enjoy the thrill of the action from the comfort of your car.

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

There are no specific facilities for the disabled but if the committee is contacted prior to the fixture arrangements can be made for special car parking.

In between races, spectators can avail of the catering options that we have on offer.

Our outside food caterers are located beside the bookies and they sell an array of hot food options such as burgers, chips and sausages.

All patrons are welcome to pack a picnic style lunch to enjoy during the races.

Our catering vendors have a choice of hot drinks on offer, from teas and coffees to hot chocolates and soft drinks to keep you warm during your days racing.

If you would like something a little stronger to keep you warm during your days racing, alcohol can be purchased in our on-course beer tent.
 

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.
Dogs are very welcome, but need to be kept on a lead at all times.
Yes, we welcome visitors to bring their own picnics or refreshments. We also have a range of catering options on course.
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 Armagh on your way to the races.

Point-to-point racing gives racegoers the opportunity to get within touching distance of the action so they can undoubtedly appreciate all the thrills and excitement first hand. It is your chance of witnessing some of the stars of the future that graduate from the point-to-point field each year.

Admission is £5 with all children U16 free. Also with every race card bought you will be entered into a free draw to win £50.

Our point-to-point is located 10 minutes away from the picturesque Gosford Park which is the perfect location for all the family. Gosford has something for everyone including a playground, walking trails through the forest and a pet’s corner.
 

Entries

THE MULLAN FAMILY Confined Hunt Winners

Winners Race Confined

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers holding a valid Hunter Certificate to the Tynan and Armagh Hunt, which have not won a race under the Rules of Racing or Steeplechasing, other than Hunters Steeplechases or Point to Point Steeplechases. 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 BOOGILY LANE (IRE) (9yo GR G)
TIKKANEN (USA) / NINAPRETTYBALERINA (IRE) / RASHAR (USA)
11st 11lbs Daire J. McConville Tynan & Armagh (F)
Daire J. McConville
 
2 GOLDAZAR (IRE) (7yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / PINDAZAR (IRE) / SHERNAZAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Daire J. McConville Tynan & Armagh (F)
Daire J. McConville
 
3 DANJAMAN (IRE) (7yo B G)
DANSANT (GB) / BOOLAVOGUE (IRE) / TORUS (GB)
12st 2lbs Noel Collins Tynan & Armagh (F)
Marshall Watson
 
4 WELL BILL (IRE) (9yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / PERKANOD (IRE) / EXECUTIVE PERK (IRE)
12st 2lbs Claire Watson Tynan & Armagh (F)
Marshall Watson
 
5 DRUMCONNOR ROAD (IRE) (7yo B M)
GENEROUS (IRE) / DRUMCONNOR LADY (IRE) / SHAHRASTANI (USA)
11st 6lbs Martin Abernethy Tynan & Armagh (F)
J.J. Lambe
 
6 EILEENS BOY (IRE) (6yo B G)
SEPTEMBER STORM (GER) / KATIE KELLY (IRE) / DEPLOY (GB)
11st 11lbs JELMG Syndicate Tynan & Armagh (F)
Alan A.H. Wells
 
7 SPUD'S TROUBLE (IRE) (10yo B G)
INSATIABLE (IRE) / BROOKHOUSE LADY (IRE) / POLISH PATRIOT (USA)
11st 11lbs Brian W. Dougan Tynan & Armagh (F)
Brian W. Dougan
 

Preview

WELL BILL was a big eye-catcher on his stable debut at Tyrella last month when staying on well in the closing stages to chase home Like A Demon. This test should probe to be to his liking, and would seem the one to beat coming from a stable who have won two of the last five renewals. Stable companion Danjaman was a beaten favourite at Tattersalls Farm before Christmas bus has to be respected on his Kirkistown effort before that, whilst Spuds Trouble was a beaten favourite in this last year. The McConville family have either owned, trained or ridden the winner of this race for five of the last six years and Goldazar would look to be the pick of the two horses that could carry their silks.

MCKINNEY MOTORS 5yo Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O Geldings

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 BOLD PIMPERNEL (IRE) (5yo BR G)
ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL (USA) / MAHEE ISLAND (IRE) / LAVIRCO (GER)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
2 FRANCESCO DU CLOS (FR) (5yo B G)
SPANISH MOON (USA) / SOLENNE DU CLOS (FR) / FREEDOM CRY (GB)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
3 RANIERI (IRE) (5yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / CARRIGMOORNA STORM (IRE) / GLACIAL STORM (USA)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
4 FRENCHPEPS (FR) (5yo B G)
INDIAN DANEHILL (IRE) / GALINETTA (FR) / GALETTO (FR)
12st 2lbs Raymond Scullion & Martin McGrogan East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
5 LAND AFAR (IRE) (5yo B G)
KALANISI (IRE) / ON THE HIGHWAY (IRE) / ARISTOCRACY (IRE)
12st 2lbs Francis & Andrew Finnegan East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
6 BALLYCAIRN (IRE) (5yo B G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / EUROWINNER (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Jamie A. Sloan
 
7 GALLOW FORD (IRE) (5yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / MAGICAL THEATRE (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
8 GLEN INNIS LAD (IRE) (5yo B G)
SEPTEMBER STORM (GER) / GLEN INNIS LADY (IRE) / TAMAYAZ (CAN)
12st 2lbs Richard McConnell Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
9 OUT OF EXILE (IRE) (5yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / DRAMA CHICK (GB) / RIVERWISE (USA)
12st 2lbs Sean McParlan Co.Down (S)
Sean McParlan
 
10 STINGIN ROGER (IRE) (5yo CH G)
SHIROCCO (GER) / LADY ACCORD (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
12st 2lbs Michael Ramsey Route (H)
Gerald Quinn
 
11 STRAIGHT SWAP (IRE) (5yo B BR G)
YEATS (IRE) / ALITTLEBITOFHEAVEN (GB) / CAPE CROSS (IRE)
12st 2lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
12 WELSH POET (IRE) (5yo B G)
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) / SUBTLE HINT (IRE) / SUBTLE POWER (IRE)
12st 2lbs Patrick J.A. Casey Ward Union (S)
Patrick J.A. Casey
 
13 WIGGLESWORTH (IRE) (5yo B G)
DOYEN (IRE) / ARCTIC AUNT (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Sara O'Hare Newry (H)
J.G. Cosgrave
 

Preview

LAND AFAR finished a length in front of recent Kirkistown winner Will Carver when making his debut at Dromahane in a race which has also produced two other subsequent maiden winners. With his stable having produced an impressive winner in this age group at Oldtown last weekend, he would seem to have the pick of the form. Straight Swap, Francesco Du Clos and Out Of Exile are others for the shortlist.

DONNELLY BROTHERS DUNGANNON 5yo+ Mares Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O & Upwards Mares

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 €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 LADY BOSS (IRE) (5yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / LADY SAMPHIRE (IRE) / REVOQUE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Clare Ann McNeill East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
2 WELL BRIEFED (IRE) (5yo B M)
MAHLER (GB) / THE IRISH WHIP (GB) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs S.R.B. Crawford East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
3 AMARILLO ROSE (IRE) (8yo CH M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / COMPTON FAIR (GB) / COMPTON PLACE (GB)
11st 6lbs Joy Wilson Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
4 AMORET (IRE) (5yo B M)
ARCADIO (GER) / INOUETTE (IRE) / HERON ISLAND (IRE)
11st 6lbs William Deacon Bree (F)
Daryl Deacon
 
5 DEO BELLATOR (IRE) (7yo CH M)
GETAWAY (GER) / KILTOOME SCOT (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 6lbs Denis O'Sullivan Ward Union (S)
Denis O'Sullivan
 
6 DRUMCONNOR ROAD (IRE) (7yo B M)
GENEROUS (IRE) / DRUMCONNOR LADY (IRE) / SHAHRASTANI (USA)
11st 6lbs Martin Abernethy Tynan & Armagh (F)
J.J. Lambe
 
7 HAONDOTRI (IRE) (6yo B M)
ARCTIC COSMOS (USA) / MITE DASH (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 6lbs Daniel Grealish Co.Galway(F)
Michael C. Griffin
 
8 LITTLE MO (IRE) (8yo B M)
STOWAWAY (GB) / WHAT A PRINCESS (IRE) / ALDERBROOK (GB)
11st 6lbs Jennifer Upton-Murphy Tipperary (F)
Maike Magnussen
 
9 LUCKY LARA (IRE) (5yo CH M)
MAHLER (GB) / HONOUR OWN (IRE) / CITY HONOURS (USA)
11st 6lbs Rachel O'Neill Carlow Farmers (F)
John Joseph Hanlon
 
10 RINGNEILL (IRE) (6yo B M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / LIZZY LANGTRY (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Miss S. Mackinnon North Down (F)
George Stewart
 

Preview

RINGNEILL would certainly not be winning out of turn here as she has finished in the frame in each of her three latest outings, including at Kirkistown most recently when chasing home Tango Theatre. She may not need to find much more improvement to get her head in front. Little Mo may well be two years her senior, but she has proven herself to a progressive horse in her first season of racing, stepping up from her Tinahely debut to get among the placings against younger horses at Bellharbour earlier in the month, whilst Deo Bellator was only narrowly denied at Tyrella last month, and is another that cannot be discounted.

ARMAGH CONSTRUCTION LTD Open

Open Lightweight Race

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 €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 LOMACHENKO (IRE) (6yo CH G)
SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) / MIDNIGHT ORCHID (IRE) / PETARDIA (GB)
12st 2lbs S.R.B. Crawford East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
2 POLI ROI (FR) (8yo B G)
POLIGLOTE (GB) / BELLE DU ROI (FR) / ADIEU AU ROI (IRE)
12st 2lbs Raymond Scullion & Martin McGrogan East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
3 ANSEANACHAI CLISTE (IRE) (12yo B G)
BACH (IRE) / SUSIES BENEFIT (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs Daire J. McConville Tynan & Armagh (F)
Daire J. McConville
 
4 BRIDGETS PET (IRE) (13yo CH G)
ARAKAN (USA) / CLASSY ACT (GB) / LYCIUS (USA)
11st 11lbs J. Woods Kingdom (H)
J. Woods
 
5 COMPLETE SIZING (FR) (8yo CH G)
NETWORK (GER) / KRYSAORE COLOMBE (FR) / ROYAL CHARTER (FR)
11st 11lbs Exors of the late Alan Potts Fingal (H)
J.T.R. Dreaper
 
6 MIKE MCCANN (IRE) (12yo B G)
HELISSIO (FR) / INZAMAAM (IRE) / ZAFFARAN (USA)
12st 2lbs Sean McParlan Co.Down (S)
Sean McParlan
 
7 MILAN FLYER (IRE) (14yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / FLYING JENNIE (IRE) / BURSLEM (IRE)
11st 11lbs Oran McGill Mid-Antrim (H)
Gary McGill
 
8 WINGED LEADER (IRE) (6yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / CLASSICAL BEAUTY (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs S.J. Hegarty Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 

Preview

WINGED LEADER put up a big performance in this last year, finishing second to Sizing Coal, and having won in fine style at Kirkistown earlier this month, and with his stable in top form following a tenth winner of the season at Punchestown last Sunday, he is certainly the one to beat here. The potentially re-opposing Anseanachai Cliste, Bridgets Pet and Milan Flyer all have form to overturn with him having finished behind him in this last year when third, fourth and fifth respectively, whilst Poli Roi should improve for his return run at Kirkistown.

WHR ACCOUNTANTS Winner Of Two

Winners Of Two

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 two Point to Point Steeplechases of any description. 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 CALL IT TIME (IRE) (8yo CH G)
CURTAIN TIME (IRE) / HAPPY ARTISTE (IRE) / BROADWAY FLYER (USA)
11st 11lbs William Deacon Bree (F)
Daryl Deacon
 
2 COSMIC FLIGHT (IRE) (8yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / CLASSIC QUART (IRE) / CLASSIC CLICHE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Patricia Duffin East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
3 DUTY CALLS (IRE) (7yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / INNISKEEN (IRE) / GULLAND (GB)
11st 11lbs Rodney Ian Arthur Mid-Antrim (H)
Rodney Ian Arthur
 
4 IS THIS IT (IRE) (10yo B G)
MR COMBUSTIBLE (IRE) / QUINNTOWIN (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Samuel Hanna North Down (F)
Cathy Hanna
 
5 ON THE SOD (IRE) (8yo B G)
ASK (GB) / TOP SHELF (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
12st 2lbs D.M. Christie Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
6 PRESENTING EUROPE (IRE) (7yo CH G)
PRESENTING (GB) / SUGAR ISLAND (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Jamie E. Flynn Fingal (H)
J.T.R. Dreaper
 
7 SHANMULLAGH (IRE) (8yo B G)
ROYAL ANTHEM (USA) / NEXT BEST THING (IRE) / TAIPAN (IRE)
12st 2lbs Shauna Kelly Mid-Antrim (H)
Noel C. Kelly
 
8 WELL BILL (IRE) (9yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / PERKANOD (IRE) / EXECUTIVE PERK (IRE)
12st 2lbs Claire Watson Tynan & Armagh (F)
Marshall Watson
 

Preview

ON THE SOD will look to preserve an unbeaten record here following two opening successes, including what was a notable defeat of Samurai Cracker, a horse that has since enjoyed success on the track, winning the Hunter Chase at Limerick over Christmas. Well Bill is also entered in the Hunt race earlier on the card, but would also have place claims here, alongside the quick returning Call It Time, who was second just last Saturday in Oldtown.

PHILIP WHITE TYRES 6yo+ Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 6-Y-O & Upwards Geldings

For Certified Hunters aged 6 years old and upwards, 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 CASTLEBAWN (IRE) (6yo CH G)
WATAR (IRE) / SALTEE GREAT (IRE) / FOURSTARS ALLSTAR (USA)
12st 2lbs Templeburn Racing Syndicate Co.Down (S)
C.A. McBratney
 
2 CRY OF THE DREAMER (IRE) (6yo B G)
CAMPAIGN SWING (IRE) / ARTIC KITTY (IRE) / ARCTIC LORD (IRE)
11st 11lbs Patricia Newman Longford (H)
Patricia Newman
 
3 DANJAMAN (IRE) (7yo B G)
DANSANT (GB) / BOOLAVOGUE (IRE) / TORUS (GB)
12st 2lbs Noel Collins Tynan & Armagh (F)
Marshall Watson
 
4 DUCKPHIL (FR) (7yo B G)
BUCK'S BOUM (FR) / KLEF DU BONHEUR (FR) / LIGHTS OUT (FR)
11st 11lbs Denis O'Sullivan Ward Union (S)
Denis O'Sullivan
 
5 KILLEGY (IRE) (6yo CH G)
LE FOU (IRE) / WAYWARD BRIDE (IRE) / SHERNAZAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Con J. Cronin Ward Union (S)
Keith H. Clarke
 
6 MARKET PARADE (IRE) (6yo B G)
RULE OF LAW (USA) / GIFT OF THE GODS (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Daire J. McConville Tynan & Armagh (F)
Daire J. McConville
 
7 SLEVE DONARD (IRE) (6yo B G)
MOUNTAIN HIGH (IRE) / CEART GO LEOR (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
12st 2lbs J.G. Cosgrave Iveagh (H)
J.G. Cosgrave
 
8 WESTY FOX (IRE) (6yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / BROGARAIS (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Knockalough Syndicate Fingal (H)
J.T.R. Dreaper
 
9 WILLIAM TYNDALE (IRE) (8yo B G)
DUKE OF MARMALADE (IRE) / BLESSING (USA) / PULPIT (USA)
11st 11lbs Shauna Kelly Mid-Antrim (H)
Noel C. Kelly
 

Preview

DUCKPHIL made up good late ground in this race last year to chase home Royal Drumlee, a horse that would win a further two races that season before being sold to American connections for a six-figure sum at the sales. That would look notable older maiden form and a repeat effort would surely see him go close. Danjaman has been in the placings at both Necarne and Kirkistown in the past 12 months and would be a definite danger if bouncing back from a non-completion at Tattersalls Farm most recently, Sleve Donard has two placed efforts from the five-year-old division to his name and will find things easier on his seasonal re-appearance with this first start in older maiden company.
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