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The Island Hunt dates back to the early 1900's and is based in Gorey Co.Wexford. Courtown point-to-point is held under the auspices of the Island Hunt.
Last year was the first running of the fixture at its current venue, and already the track has been witness to some very promising looking individuals. Burning Ambition took the winners race on the day and has since clocked up three futher pointing wins, a hunter chase win and ran very well for a long time at the Cheltenham Festival. The Pierce Power-trained gelding is now a leading fancy for Aintree's Foxhunters Chase.
Courtown and the surrounding area is blessed with fabulous long sandy beaches stretching from Kilpatrick beach which is north of Courtown and should you drive down the coast road from Courtown to Wexford you will come across a plethora of beaches for you to chose from.
Courtown Point-to-Point Races
Gavan Kinch - 0862508602
How To Get There
From Dublin - Take the M11 towards Wexford. Exit at junction 23 from the M11 towards Gorey/Courtown. Follow the R742 to Courtown. The racecourse will be signposted from here.
Our point-to-point is located one hour and 20 minutes from Dublin airport.
Did You Know?
“Over 1,200 races on the track in Ireland & Britain were won by horses who had started their careers in an Irish Point-to-Point”.
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Combined with extensive free parking we have a clear viewing track that allows race goers to get as close to the action as possible.
We can also provide disabled parking on the day if racegoers inform one of our parking stewards on their way into the point-to-point.
We have portaloo’s and changing facilities for toddlers on the course.
In our bookmakers ring you can view and bet on any off-course races on the day in both England and Ireland.
Chips, Burgers, Soup, sandwiches, sweets and drinks are available on the track which are all provided by a professional catering company.
There is also plenty of space for families to enjoy picnics if you choose to bring one with you for the day.
If you would like a sweet treat during the day we also have a confectionary stall at the meeting.
Our onsite catering providers will have a full range of hot and cold drinks for sale.
There will be a coffee van in situ for the days racing, serving teas and coffee for those looking for a caffine hit throughout the day.
We will also have a full bar on site, so there is something to suit everyone!
Courtown point-to-point is an ideal day out for all the family, giving you the opportunity to sample the heart of national hunt racing.
There will be a bouncing castle and a number of childrens activities on the day to be sure to keep them entertained all day long.
You have the opportunity to get a close up of the action when the runners are being saddled and paraded in the parade ring before their race. There is great excitement for racegoers as once you have picked out your favourite horse you can proceed to the bookies to have a little flutter.
Nothing beats the excitement of the closing stages of a race and our track ensures that you have a birdseye view. Our final fence and finishing straight are both fantastic viewing points for both spectators in their cars and spectators on foot.