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Bartlemy Point-to-Point races are run under the auspices of the United Hunt Club.
There is a long & rich tradition of point-to-points in Bartlemy and we are particularly excited to be celebrating our 80th Anniversary at our upcoming meeting on 13th May 2018. Our course in Hightown enjoys excellent viewing for the race goers overlooking our right-handed track.
Our committee is dedicated to offering the best conditions possible for both horses and race-goers. As with all point-to-points, Bartlemy has been the starting point for many young horses careers that have gone on to be successful both here in Ireland and in the UK. Surely one of the most exciting features of point-to-point racing is to know that you could be looking at a future Cheltenham Festival or Grand National winner!
Bartlemy Point-to-Point Races
Eddie Barry - 086 3092020
How To Get There
Bartlemy is extremely accessible being located just a 5 minutes’ drive from the M8.
Take M8 out of Cork city. Follow M8 until you reach junction 16. Take R639 sign posted Rathcormac for 2.4km and turn right on R626. Signposts from here will guide you to the track.
Follow M7 & M8 in direction of Cork. Take exit 15 signposted Fermoy/Rathcormac onto R639. After travelling through Rathcormac turn right onto R626. Signposts from here will guide you to the track
Our meeting is very accessible to the international visitor as it is located just thirty minutes from Cork airport.
Did You Know?
“There is a long and rich tradition of point-to-points in Bartlemy and in 2018 they celebrated their 80th Anniversary.”.
Our free parking is located close to the finishing straight which allows race goers to get a close-up of the action from the comfort of their cars if they wish.
We are also happy to facilitate disabled parking.
Portaloos are available on course and they include baby and toddler changing facilities.
In our bookmakers ring you can view and bet on any off-course races on the day in both England and Ireland.
We are lucky to be part of an wonderful community here in Bartlemy and volunteers from the local primary school’s parent association offer delicious homemade soup and sandwiches along with tasty cakes and other treats in the catering tent with is just behind the parade ring.
We also have fast food outlets onsite to fuel spectators and they offer burger and chips.
Race goers can purchase teas, coffees and soft drinks from our outside catering outlet.
A day at Bartlemy point-to-points offers an ideal family day out. The situation of the track allows for easy parking and great views for everyone who attends.
As our meeting runs in the middle of May each year we are often fortunate to have the sun shining on us, making it ideal for families to bring a picnic and enjoy a day at the races.
Of course the highlight of the day are the six competitive races. Point-to-points are unique in that the spectators can get really close to the action, seeing the horses being unloaded from their boxes, being tacked up, in the parade ring and on the track.
There are no private boxes or premier enclosures everyone has equal access.There aren’t many more thrilling sights than seeing 15 thoroughbred horses streaming over a fence!
We have plenty to keep younger race goers entertained and have face painters and lots of events on the day to keep things interesting for children; our colouring competition is very popular among those attending local schools in the area.