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Tallow is held under the auspices of West Waterford Hunt and has been running for over 100 years and is one of the oldest in the country. It is held annually on the first Sunday in February.
Tallow is steeped in equine history and has some very famous stud farms and national hunt racing stables in the area. Namely The Beeches Stud whose owner Mr Bobby McCarthy is one of the longest serving members on our committee.
Rathbarry Stud is also close by and trainers Liam Burke and Jimmy Mangan are also on the Committee. We have a very committed group of volunteers from the farming and racing fraternity and we generally are called on to help out with other local point-to-points during the season.
The races have moved three times since inception and are now located on the Conna road outside of Tallow on the lands of trainer Jimmy Mangan. Jimmy has trained many famous horses over the years with the most notable being Montys Pass winner of the Aintree Grand National.
Tallow Point-to-Point Races
Nelius Mulcahy - 087-2766595
How To Get There
Head for Dungarvan and on to Lismore follow signs for Tallow and turn right in the town and follow signs to races.
Turn left in the square and straight on for Tallow after 4 miles take a right for Coolagown and after village turn left at T junction to Conna and follow the signs to the races.
At Youghal bridge on the by-pass, take the road to Tallow straight on to the town and turn left in the square.
Our point-to-point is located 45 minutes from Cork Airport and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Waterford.
Did You Know?
“2003 Aintree Grand National winner, Montys Pass won his maiden at Tallow point-to-point”.
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As we are held in winter we provide free car parking with also disabled car parking and metal grids to drive on.
We are set in the Bride river Valley with a fantastic vista from the car park and full view of the course which allows race goers to get a close-up of the action from the comfort of their cars if they wish.
Admission is E10 per person which includes a race card.
Along with the portaloos available on the day we also have changing facilities for babies and toddlers.
In our bookmakers ring you can view and bet on any off-course races on the day in both England and Ireland.
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.
Set amongst the beautiful Waterford countryside, our well-presented race track with its compact location of parade ring, bookies, finish line and services give a pleasant race day experience close to the action.
Three years ago when we introduced the farmers markets, dog show, best dressed lady/gent and entertainment for the children.
We have a display of hounds and have face painting, balloon making and as well as running a children’s colouring competition for all the local schools.
Our point-to-point is located twenty minutes away from the seaside resort town of Youghal which has a long sandy beach, an abundance of pubs and restaurants as well as plenty of popular tourist attractions such as the clock gate tower, the Benedictine Priory and the famous Youghal Lighthouse.