TOOMEBRIDGE

Gates Open: 12:00
First Race: 14:00
Admission Prices: £10 U16's are Free
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Track Biography:

The Mid-Antrim Hunt was formally set up in the 1870’s as a harrier pack, although it was in existence for at least a hundred years before that. It was believed to have had its first official meeting in The Thatch Pub in Broughshane in 1875.

The Mid Antrim point-to-point Course is just outside Moneyglass very close to Toomebridge. Toome or Toomebridge (from Irish: Tuaim, meaning "tumulus"), is a small village and townland on the northwest corner of Lough Neagh in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Moneyglass was at one time home to Malachy McCourt and his family who was the father of Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, a winner of The Pulitzer Prize, the NBCC Award, The LA Times Award and the Royal Society of Literature Award.
 
Champion National Hunt jockey and 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner, Tony McCoy, who received an OBE in 2010, was born in Moneyglass.

Another sports star reared in Moneyglass was world famous Rugby Union player Willie John McBride who capped for Ireland on 63 occasions which includes 12 times as Captain.

Toomebridge Point-to-Point Races

Moneyglass 

Toomebridge

Co. Antrim

 

Contact Details

Judith Hamiltion - 0044 7904342222  

How To Get There

By Road:

From Belfast, take the M2 towards Antrim. Toomebridge is 45 minutes from Belfast city.

From Dublin, take the M1 towards Belfast. From Belfast take the M2.

By Air

Toomebridge is located two hours and 15 minutes from Dublin airport and 30 minutes from Belfast airport.

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We have an extensive car parking area which offers a brilliant view of the whole track. You will drive past many film locations used in the Game of Thrones series with ‘Castle Black’ behind the main viewing area.

If you do not want to leave your car, you are able to view the races from the hillside on which you park.

There are certain parts of the track that can be used to facilitate disabled parking so as to cater for every eager racegoer.

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

Our outside food caterers, Country Bites, sell an array of hot food options such as burgers and chips to bacon and sausage rolls to keep you full during the day.

If you would like a treat for the day we also have an ice-cream van in attendance.

Race goers can purchase teas and coffees from our special coffee cart that sells a variety of popular coffee options.

Soft drinks and juices can be purchased from our outside catering outlet.

If you would like something a little stronger to keep you warm during your day’s racing, alcohol can be purchased in our on-course bar.

 

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. We also have a range of catering options on course if you would like to pick up something at the races.
Yes, we have a bouncing castle.
No, we do not provide an ATM so we recommend that you make a stop at an ATM on your way to the races.

Toomebridge point-to-point is the perfect day out for the family in Northern Ireland countryside and as an added bonus for parents all children U16 have free admission.

We also provide race cards with each admission on the day.

Our point-to-point is located only a few miles from Lough Neagh which is the largest lake in the British Isles, with a surface area of 151 square miles.

 

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Entries

IN MEMORY OF MARSHALL FLEMING 4yo Mares Maiden

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

Weights: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 CONFELICITY (IRE) (4yo B M)
DOYEN (IRE) / CLASSIC MATERIAL (GB) / CLASSIC CLICHE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
2 SHEEKA SUPREME (IRE) (4yo B M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / THANKS AWFULLY (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
3 FRIARS ISLAND LADY (IRE) (4yo B M)
DOYEN (IRE) / COURTESAN (FR) / SLICKLY (FR)
11st 11lbs Paul Gibbons Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
4 BAYONETTA (IRE) (4yo B M)
LEADING LIGHT (IRE) / ME JULIE (GB) / KAYF TARA (GB)
11st 6lbs Rodney Ian Arthur Mid-Antrim (H)
Rodney Ian Arthur
 
5 BRENDAS ASKING (IRE) (4yo B M)
ASK (GB) / LOST IT (IRE) / LUSO (GB)
11st 6lbs Cobajay Syndicate Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
6 FLORIDA ROSE (IRE) (4yo B M)
OCOVANGO (GB) / MINNIES DREAM (IRE) / VINNIE ROE (IRE)
11st 11lbs John Martin Roche Killinick (H)
Garrett L. Murphy
 
7 GLEN COURT (IRE) (4yo B M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / GLEN GESH (IRE) / DESERT KING (IRE)
11st 6lbs William John Anderson Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
8 INDIANA WEST (IRE) (4yo B M)
WESTERNER (GB) / SHADY RONDO (IRE) / ROBIN DES PRES (FR)
11st 6lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
9 JETAWAY TO GETAWAY (IRE) (4yo CH M)
JET AWAY (GB) / CORRAG LASS (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs Redbridge Stables Killinick (H)
Michael R. Murphy
 
10 LADY CORRIB (IRE) (4yo CH M)
SEPOY (AUS) / ZAMANI (IRE) / TEOFILO (IRE)
11st 11lbs Caitriona Goff Island (F)
Michael Goff
 
11 NICOLAS FORTUNE (IRE) (4yo BR M)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / KAITUNA (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Kevin Heffernan Co.Galway(F)
Kevin Heffernan
 
12 REBEL TREATY (IRE) (4yo B M)
OL' MAN RIVER (IRE) / ALMNADIA (IRE) / ALHAARTH (IRE)
11st 11lbs The Rebel Treaty Syndicate Muskerry (F)
Con McSweeney
 
13 SEVENTY EIGHT TEAM (IRE) (4yo CH M)
MAHLER (GB) / LADY HILLINGDON (GB) / OVERBURY (IRE)
11st 11lbs Natalie Gilligan Co.Galway(F)
Paul John Gilligan
 

Preview

Con McSweeney could claim the opening race of the season with REBEL TREATY. She was only narrowly denied on her debut at Dromahane in May and the form of the race has been franked with the horse immediately behind her since winning to advertise her claims for this. Sheeka Supreme has filled the runners-up spot in each of her two outings to date including when no match for the impressive Seeyouinmydreams at Largy, whilst Lady Corrib was still involved when falling three-out at Ballingarry on her debut and can also play a role in this.

DENNISON COMMERCIALS 4yo Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 4-Y-O Geldings
 
For Certified Hunters aged 4 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: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BALLYFINN (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / BORO TIME (IRE) / SPADOUN (FR)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 BALLYFORT (IRE) (4yo B G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / MARDALE (IRE) / ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 KAP CHIDLEY (FR) (4yo B G)
KAPGARDE (FR) / SAVAGE RIVER (FR) / SAGEBURG (IRE)
11st 6lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
4 RED NOTICE (IRE) (4yo CH G)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / FOR SYL (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 WASPY (IRE) (4yo B G)
DOYEN (IRE) / POLY KALO (IRE) / KALANISI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 PAINTED WOLF (IRE) (4yo B G)
TELESCOPE (IRE) / STORMING STRUMPET (GB) / KAYF TARA (GB)
11st 11lbs Benjamin Halsall Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
7 IURKASH (FR) (4yo BL G)
DIAMOND BOY (FR) / MERALDA (FR) / BABY TURK (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
8 LIKE DANCING (FR) (4yo CH G)
FEEL LIKE DANCING (GB) / PANIQUARETTE (FR) / PANIS (USA)
11st 11lbs Rachel O'Neill Carlow Farmers (F)
John Joseph Hanlon
 
9 PROSPECT HOUSE (IRE) (4yo B G)
RETIREMENT PLAN (GB) / NIFFYRANN (FR) / SHEYRANN (IRE)
11st 6lbs David B. Bamber Mid-Antrim (H)
Jamie A. Sloan
 
10 RAPID TIMES (IRE) (4yo B G)
BLUE BRESIL (FR) / LEMTARA BAY (GB) / KAYF TARA (GB)
11st 6lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
11 SOLDIER DAN (IRE) (4yo BR G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / RECESSION LASS (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Caitriona Goff Island (F)
Michael Goff
 

Preview

WASPY gained plenty of experience last May running three times during that month culminating in a narrow defeat at Dromahane on the final weekend of the season. That should leave him as the one to beat on his return to action. Stable mate Painted Wolf is not as experienced having only run the once last season, but he was not beaten too far around a sharp track at Ballyknock, whilst Kap Chidley made good headway on the final circuit at Ballingarry on his sole completed outing to suggest he is not without his chances.

RAYMART 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 BALLYBIT (IRE) (5yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / FU YUAN (FR) / COMTE DU BOURG (FR)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 BALLYDANGAN (IRE) (5yo B G)
SADDLER MAKER (IRE) / SHE'S OUR BANKER (IRE) / HAWK WING (USA)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Co.Down (S)
Caroline McCaldin
 
3 BALLYGEARY (IRE) (5yo BR G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / SWEET POLI (IRE) / POLIGLOTE (GB)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Co.Down (S)
Caroline McCaldin
 
4 FORCING BULL (FR) (5yo B G)
PAPAL BULL (GB) / FLORICE (GER) / LORD OF ENGLAND (GER)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
5 FORKHILL (IRE) (5yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / EMMYLOU DU BERLAIS (FR) / KADALKO (FR)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
6 HORNET NOLIMIT (FR) (5yo GR G)
KITKOU (FR) / VIGIE DU MAQUIS (FR) / DOM ALCO (FR)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Co.Down (S)
Caroline McCaldin
 
7 GUILLAUME (IRE) (5yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / THELEZE (FR) / LAVIRCO (GER)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
8 THE MIDNIGHT RULE (GB) (5yo B G)
KAYF TARA (GB) / SHADY LANE (GB) / ALFLORA (IRE)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
9 BALLYEDEN SAGE (IRE) (5yo BR G)
SAGEBURG (IRE) / SLANEY LEGACY (IRE) / MR COMBUSTIBLE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Peadar Carter Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
10 BOB THE BUILDER (IRE) (5yo B G)
MALINAS (GER) / EARTHSHAN (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
12st 2lbs N.J. Heffernan Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
11 CASTLE DARAGH (IRE) (5yo B G)
WATAR (IRE) / OLD GLENORT DARAGH (IRE) / ENTREPRENEUR (GB)
11st 11lbs Beverley Caves Mid-Antrim (H)
Paul McAleese
 
12 HADDOCK DE GRISSAY (FR) (5yo B G)
MARESCA SORRENTO (FR) / KUBANA (FR) / QUART DE VIN (FR)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
13 HILLS OF GLORY (IRE) (5yo B G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / M M MAGNIFICA (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs John Edward Walsh Shillelagh & District (F)
John Edward Walsh
 
14 IHEARDUPAINTHOUSES (IRE) (5yo B G)
BORN TO SEA (IRE) / MIRACLE STEPS (CAN) / THEATRICAL (IRE)
11st 11lbs Renmore Racing Syndicate Fingal (H)
Tom Dreaper
 

Preview

HILLS OF GLORY posted three very solid efforts within a three-week period at the end of last season and after the summer break he may not have to step up much from that spring form to open his account in this. Forcing Bull has returned to Colin McKeever, having run at Punchestown late in the spring for Sean McParlan, and if he could re-capture his Corbeagh House effort he would rank as the main danger.

DENNISON JCB Winner Of One

Winners Of One
 
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 €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 BALLYRASHANE (IRE) (5yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / MUSICAL MADAM (IRE) / MUSICAL PURSUIT (GB)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 ETERNAL PRINCE (GB) (5yo B G)
NEW APPROACH (IRE) / LA ARENOSA (IRE) / EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)
11st 11lbs J.J. Lambe Tynan & Armagh (F)
J.J. Lambe
 
3 IHAVENT A CLUE (IRE) (9yo B G)
ARAKAN (USA) / GARRAI ARD (IRE) / IDRIS (IRE)
11st 11lbs Ashling Daly Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
4 LOWTOWN BOY (IRE) (8yo B G)
SCORPION (IRE) / INCH PROMISE (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Hayley Haughey Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
5 MASTER SPLINTER (IRE) (5yo B G)
SHIROCCO (GER) / ISLANDS SISTER (IRE) / TURTLE ISLAND (IRE)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
6 OLD STYLE HUMOR (IRE) (5yo B G)
AIZAVOSKI (IRE) / ROYAL LUSO (IRE) / LUSO (GB)
12st 2lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 

Preview

MASTER SPLINTER justified market support to win his maiden at Dromahane, overcoming a five-month absence in the process, and his connections look to have found a nice opportunity for him to pick-up where he had left off. Lowtown Boy and Ihavent A Clue are the two horses in this with previous experience in this grade, and with Lowtown Boy absent for over a year, it may be Ihavent A Clue who is the biggest danger to the selection.

TATTERSALLS NH 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 CHATSHOW HOST (IRE) (5yo B M)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / BACK ON STAGE (IRE) / STOWAWAY (GB)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
2 FRANKLY FINE (IRE) (5yo BR M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / FRANKLY SWEET (IRE) / ZAFFARAN (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
3 INTERSKY SUNSET (IRE) (5yo B M)
LIBERTARIAN (GB) / ALL MY JUDGES (GB) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 6lbs Karen McNeilly East Antrim (H)
Karen McNeilly
 
4 JOIE DE LA VIE (IRE) (5yo CH M)
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) / FITZGUTENTYTE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs Edgar Allen Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 KALNOO (IRE) (5yo B M)
KALANISI (IRE) / NOOSA (IRE) / MONTJEU (IRE)
11st 11lbs Sam Curling Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
6 MASKA DU MORVAN (FR) (5yo B M)
MASKED MARVEL (GB) / KAROLIE (FR) / BALLINGARRY (IRE)
11st 6lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 

Preview

KALNOO brings some of the most recent form into what would be her debut in this sphere having run on the track during the summer, with a third-place finish in an unplaced maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan in May, the pick of her seven outings to date. That may give her the edge over Chatshow Host who ended last season on a disappointing note in Tralee.

JAMES KERNOHAN & SONS LTD 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 BALLYMAC (IRE) (6yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / KINGS DIVA (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 BALLYMAGEE (IRE) (6yo B G)
KAYF TARA (GB) / TENABLE (GB) / POLISH PRECEDENT (USA)
11st 11lbs Alan McCaldin Co.Down (S)
Caroline McCaldin
 
3 GENERAL DYNAMICS (IRE) (6yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / HISTOIRE DE MOEURS (FR) / KALDOUNEVEES (FR)
11st 11lbs J.J. Lambe Tynan & Armagh (F)
J.J. Lambe
 
4 GOUAZEC (FR) (6yo B G)
MASTERSTROKE (USA) / TERSINA (FR) / HIGH YIELD (USA)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 LE MIEUX (IRE) (7yo B G)
GOLDEN LARIAT (USA) / CHARLOTTE'S LADY (IRE) / SCORPION (IRE)
12st 2lbs Jerry and Linda Regan Westmeath (F)
Peter J. Flood
 
6 VALLEY BREEZE (FR) (8yo B G)
SUNDAY BREAK (JPN) / VALDEMOSSA (FR) / HIGHEST HONOR (FR)
11st 11lbs Adam Leahy Island (F)
Michael Goff
 

Preview

VALLEY BREEZE remains a maiden four years after his competitive debut, but he has finished placed over hurdles on the track, and was sent off at the top of the market for his nineth and final outing for the Willie Mullins team at Kilbeggan in August. That leaves him as an interesting prospect on his first start in this sphere. Gouazec is proven in the pointing fields and ran a number of solid races last season to leave him as a danger, alongside Le Mieux who took a big step forward after changing stables towards the end of last season, whilst Ballymagee was an eye-catcher before falling at Kirkistown last season. He has since finished placed at Catterick and it would not be a surprise to see him get involved.
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