Gates Open: 11:00
First Race: 12:30
Admission Prices: €10
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Track Biography:

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

Shanakill Cross,


P51 WA22

Contact Details

Nelius Mulcahy - 087-2766595

How To Get There

By Road

From Waterford.
Head for Dungarvan and on to Lismore follow signs for Tallow and turn right in the town and follow signs to races.

From Fermoy
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.

From Youghal
At Youghal bridge on the by-pass, take the road to Tallow straight on to the town and turn left in the square.

By Air

Our point-to-point is located 45 minutes from Cork Airport and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Waterford.


P51 WA22

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.

No, we do not have an official dress code we just advise our race goers to wear warm coats, caps and good footwear.
Yes of course as we have a wonderful dog show with lots of prizes. Please ensure that your dog is on a lead at all times.
Yes, we welcome visitors to bring their own picnics or refreshments but why not treat yourself to some tea/coffee/soup from the local suppliers.
Even though our races are held in winter we provide lots of indoor entertainment for kids including the face painting, balloon making and other attractions.
No we do not provide an ATM so we recommend that you make a stop in the nearby towns of Tallow or Fermoy on your way to the races.

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.

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