BALLYRAGGET

Gates Open: 11.30
First Race: 13.30
Admission Prices: €10 and U16's are Free
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Track Biography:

The North Kilkenny Foxhounds date back to 1931 with the first running of their point-to-point in the late 1940's.

The current racecourse at Parksgrove in Ballyragget has been in use since 1989, returning from Gowran Park to the open country, as had been in its formative years.

The right-handed course is practically level throughout making it a great viewing track and a favoured track amongst handlers that always has a large number of entries.

Previous track winners to have won at Ballyragget include former Grade One winner Herecomesthetruth, a maiden winner here in 2007, and former Grade Two winning Luska Lad won the open 2015.
 

Ballyragget Point-to-Point Races

Parksgrove,

Ballyragget,

Kilkenny.

R95 T8Y6

Contact Details

Robert Healy - 086 1774597

How To Get There

From Dublin

Take the N7 and M8 southbound to the N77 in Laois. Take exit 17 from M7 and continue on the N77 to Ballyragget where the track will be sign posted.

From Cork

Take the M8 northbound to the R693 in Kilkenny. Take exit 4 from the M8 and continue on R639.

By Air

Ballyragget point-to-point is located two hours from Dublin and Cork airport.

Eircode

R95T8Y6

Free parking is available on site and is closely situated to the track. There are no specific facilities for the disabled, but if the committee is contacted prior to the fixture arrangements can be made for special car parking.

There are a number of portaloos situated around the course.

There is a betting ring on site for your on course bets, & some of the bookmakers present also provide betting for track racing.

 

There are also a number of Fast Food outlets on site to cater for all your food needs.

Confectionary stalls also on site to satisfy those with a sweet tooth.

 

Race goers can purchase teas, coffees and soft drinks from our outside catering outlet.

No, there is no official dress code, but we do advise that race goers dress weather appropriate and to prepare yourself for all types of Irish weather.
Yes, just make sure they are kept on a leash at all times.
It?s a great location for a picnic from the boot especially if the weather is good.
At our point-to-point, we are lucky to have wide open spaces for children to play in a safe environment. Do you have an ATM on course?
We don?t have an ATM on site however you will find one at Supervalu in Ballyragget, which is located less than five minutes drive from the track.

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

 

Entries

AIDAN BROPHY & TALLIS & CO LTD 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 JOUEUSE ROYALE (FR) (5yo B BR M)
MASKED MARVEL (GB) / POLANE DU CHARMIL (FR) / SAINT DES SAINTS (FR)
11st 6lbs B.G. Acheson
Colin Bowe
 
2 ONE NIGHT STANDARD (IRE) (5yo B M)
JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) / MISS DUNDEE (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 6lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd.
Colin Bowe
 
3 BELLE MONTROSE (IRE) (5yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / RAG'S LADY (IRE) / KING'S RIDE (IRE)
11st 6lbs Denis Paul Murphy
Denis Paul Murphy
 
4 FIRE FORCE (IRE) (5yo B M)
WORKFORCE (GB) / DARAIYNA (FR) / REFUSE TO BEND (IRE)
11st 11lbs Paul J Hennessy & Mrs E Murphy Westmeath (F)
Ciaran M. Murphy
 
5 FROZEN JOSIE (IRE) (5yo B M)
ARCTIC COSMOS (USA) / DIYALA (IRE) / TIGER HILL (IRE)
11st 6lbs Patrick K. Murphy
L.J. Archdeacon
 
6 GIVER THE HOLLIE (IRE) (5yo B M)
SHIROCCO (GER) / CENTRE FIELD (IRE) / YEATS (IRE)
11st 11lbs Harley Dean Dunne
Harley Dean Dunne
 
7 JUNIPER HILL (IRE) (5yo B M)
AFFINISEA (IRE) / SHOCONA (IRE) / OSCAR SCHINDLER (IRE)
11st 6lbs J. O'Leary
Sam Curling
 
8 JUSTMADEIT (IRE) (5yo B M)
CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB) / CLOSE CALL (IRE) / PILSUDSKI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Timothy B. Conroy
Shauna Larkin
 
9 MAIN STAGE (IRE) (5yo B M)
JET AWAY (GB) / JUST THE WAY IT IS (GB) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 6lbs Noeleen Kenny
Liam Kenny
 
10 NORTHERN AIR (IRE) (5yo B M)
VENDANGEUR (IRE) / ELLESMERE (IRE) / TURTLE ISLAND (IRE)
11st 6lbs Cassie Parle Killinick (H)
Garrett L. Murphy
 
11 PHOEBE'S CHARM (IRE) (5yo B M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / WHAT A LARK (IRE) / KALANISI (IRE)
11st 6lbs Owen J. Flynn
Michael M. Mangan
 
12 QUEENS MELODY (IRE) (5yo B M)
JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) / SIXOFONE (IRE) / TIKKANEN (USA)
11st 6lbs Cobajay Syndicate
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
13 SEA NORA (IRE) (5yo CH M)
IMPERIAL MONARCH (IRE) / WELL WATER (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 6lbs Seamus Molloy & Nora Slattery Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
14 STREAMHILL (IRE) (5yo B M)
KINGSTON HILL (GB) / COOLFREE (IRE) / WESTERNER (GB)
11st 6lbs Grace Dorgan Avondhu (F)
Donal Dorgan
 
15 SUITABLY SURPRISED (IRE) (5yo B M)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / BRIGHT EYES (GB) / HERNANDO (FR)
11st 6lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Island (F)
Cormac Doyle
 
16 TOSCA TIME (GB) (5yo B M)
TIME TEST (GB) / OPERA GLASS (GB) / BARATHEA (IRE)
11st 11lbs Richard Busher Killinick (H)
Benny Walsh
 
17 VROOMOZ EILE (IRE) (5yo B M)
MOROZOV (USA) / FAITHFULEILE (IRE) / ZAGREB (USA)
11st 6lbs Martin Diarmuid O'Sullivan Ballinagore (H)
Martin Diarmuid O'Sullivan
 

Preview

MAIN STAGE may have had her finishing position enhanced by a pair of final fence fallers at Lisronagh on her debut, but she was running a solid race nonetheless on debut and had the measure of the potentially re-opposing Justmadeit. She sets the standard in this ahead of the expensive store purchase Joueuse Royale who also finished placed on debut and that was when she finished third at Ballycahane earlier this month.

TATTERSALLS NH & DICKS SUPERVALU 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 AGENT TEQUILA (IRE) (6yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / THREADS OF DESTINY (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd.
Colin Bowe
 
2 CAHER ROES DEN (IRE) (6yo CH G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / DOUGLAS PARK (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd.
Colin Bowe
 
3 ILLICO DU BREUIL (FR) (6yo B G)
KAPGARDE (FR) / MAZAGANE (FR) / BLACKDOUN (FR)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd.
Colin Bowe
 
4 ISHOLO DU VIVIEN (FR) (6yo B G)
VOILADENUO (FR) / SHOLOWISAS (FR) / SHOLOKHOV (IRE)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd.
Colin Bowe
 
5 MARIAHS FORTUNE (IRE) (6yo B G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / MARIAH'S WAY (GB) / SHIROCCO (GER)
12st 2lbs Denis Paul Murphy
Denis Paul Murphy
 
6 WILD SIDE OF LIFE (IRE) (6yo BR G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / QUEENS WILD (IRE) / WESTERNER (GB)
12st 2lbs Denis Paul Murphy
Denis Paul Murphy
 
7 LORD LACKENDARRA (IRE) (6yo B BR G)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / WHAT A PRINCESS (IRE) / ALDERBROOK (GB)
12st 2lbs Bridget Cecilia Cunningham United Hunt (F)
Pat Breen
 
8 MICRO MILLIONS (IRE) (6yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / ON THE TEAR (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs J. O'Leary
Sam Curling
 
9 BLAGTHEBOOKIES (IRE) (6yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / WHO LET DE DOGSOUT (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Gearoid Doyle
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
10 TWENTYTONINE (IRE) (6yo B G)
AFFINISEA (IRE) / QUEEN'S FOREST (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Jim O'Neill
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
11 WISE CHILD (IRE) (6yo CH G)
ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) / SHESAFOXYLADY (IRE) / TRANS ISLAND (GB)
12st 2lbs Monbeg Partnership
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
12 DEFINITE CALL (IRE) (6yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / MAGGIE CONNOLLY (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
12st 2lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership
Cormac Doyle
 
13 FEEL DE FEAR (IRE) (6yo BR G)
VALIRANN (FR) / CLONEEN EAGLE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Tom Keating
Tom Keating
 
14 GRAND ALBERT (IRE) (6yo CH G)
JET AWAY (GB) / RUTHY LUKEY (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Virginia Considine
Virginia Considine
 
15 GRANGE SOLDIER (IRE) (6yo B G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / CELTIC CAILIN (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs The O'Toole Family Partnership Carlow Farmers (F)
William P. Murphy
 
16 LIVIN ON LUCO (IRE) (6yo CH G)
MALINAS (GER) / ANDREA'S ANSWER (IRE) / WINGED LOVE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Harley Dean Dunne
Harley Dean Dunne
 
17 LORD DESART (IRE) (6yo CH G)
DOYEN (IRE) / TRUFFLE FAIRY (IRE) / INDIAN RIVER (FR)
12st 2lbs Mrs T.P. Hyde Tipperary (F)
T.E. Hyde
 
18 MOUNT FALCON (IRE) (6yo B G)
ASK (GB) / EATONS WAY (IRE) / ALA HOUNAK (IRE)
12st 2lbs David Moran & Rachel O'Neill
John Joseph Hanlon
 
19 NEARLY GOT AWAY (IRE) (6yo B G)
LAVEROCK (IRE) / SHELLYVALLEY (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs Cassie Parle
Garrett L. Murphy
 
20 OPTIMISTIC JOE (IRE) (6yo B G)
MALINAS (GER) / BE OPTIMISTIC (IRE) / STOWAWAY (GB)
11st 11lbs Tom Power & Annette Lawlor
John Patrick Walsh
 
21 TOSS OF A COIN (IRE) (6yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / SUPREME VON PRES (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Patrick Joseph Redmond
Liam Kenny
 
22 TYPHOON FLYER (IRE) (6yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / MUCHO MACABI (IRE) / EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)
12st 2lbs Mrs D.P. Magnier
Pierce Michael Power
 
23 WINDGAP HILL (IRE) (6yo GR G)
KINGSTON HILL (GB) / GRANNYS KITCHEN (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Kieran Purcell
Kieran Purcell
 

Preview

WILD SIDE OF LIFE contested two decent maidens in the autumn, as not only did he finished third behind the subsequent impressive Punchestown bumper winner Ballyburn at Loughanmore in October, but he also came up against another subsequent bumper winner in Southoftheborder at Necarne. He was a beaten favourite on that occasion, but has been given plenty of time to bounce back from a somewhat below par effort. Isholo Du Vivien put up an improved effort in Tyrella following a change of tactics and a switch to quicker conditions and he looks the danger.

GAIN EQUINE NUTRITION 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 SIDE SHOW (IRE) (6yo B M)
CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB) / SISTER SARAGH (IRE) / ASTARABAD (USA)
11st 11lbs James P. Dunne Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
2 SUSIE STYLER (IRE) (6yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / DIDINAS (FR) / KALDOU STAR (GB)
11st 11lbs James P. Dunne
Sam Curling
 
3 BARRACK VILLAGE (IRE) (6yo B M)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / ULTRA LIGHT (FR) / BRIER CREEK (USA)
11st 6lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd.
Colin Bowe
 
4 BARRONS LAND (IRE) (6yo B M)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / GWENDOLINER (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd.
Colin Bowe
 
5 JOSIE ALICE (IRE) (6yo B M)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / THURINGE (FR) / TURGEON (USA)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd.
Colin Bowe
 
6 EMILY'S CHOICE (IRE) (6yo B M)
KALANISI (IRE) / MURPHYS FILLY (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Brendan A. Murphy Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
7 FRIARS ISLAND LADY (IRE) (6yo B M)
DOYEN (IRE) / COURTESAN (FR) / SLICKLY (FR)
11st 11lbs Paul Gibbons
Colin Bowe
 
8 IDYLLE SAUVAGE (FR) (6yo CH M)
COASTAL PATH (GB) / BELLE SAUVAGE (FR) / ANABAA BLUE (GB)
11st 6lbs Cobajay Syndicate
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
9 YOU NO ME TOO WELL (IRE) (9yo B M)
DOYEN (IRE) / TIGRERA (IRE) / HELISSIO (FR)
11st 6lbs Cobajay Syndicate Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
10 EVE'S HOPE (IRE) (6yo B M)
POUR MOI (IRE) / SIRRAH STAR (IRE) / GREAT PALM (USA)
11st 11lbs M.O. Quigley
M.O. Quigley
 
11 THEBLAZEN QUEEN (IRE) (6yo CH M)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / MULLAGH ABU (IRE) / MULL OF KINTYRE (USA)
11st 6lbs Richard Dunne
M.O. Quigley
 
12 BIG GIRL BETTY (IRE) (6yo B M)
GETAWAY (GER) / BUTTERFLY BETTY (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs Leo Matheson Co.Sligo (H)
Mark Michael McNiff
 
13 CARRIG KATE (IRE) (6yo B M)
WESTERNER (GB) / CARRIG MILLIE (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Maurice Sheehy
Peter Croke
 
14 COOL MINERS STAR (IRE) (6yo B M)
ALTRUISTIC (IRE) / BEECHFIELD DAISY (IRE) / ST JOVITE (USA)
11st 6lbs Joe Dollard
John Joseph Hanlon
 
15 DOLLAR COLLAR (IRE) (6yo B M)
KINGSTON HILL (GB) / ANOTHER DOLLAR (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 6lbs Daryl Deacon Bree (F)
Daryl Deacon
 
16 KNOCKANELEIGH GIRL (IRE) (7yo B M)
MALINAS (GER) / GAYE WEST (IRE) / WESTERNER (GB)
11st 11lbs Mrs B. Queally
Declan Queally
 
17 LUCKY VENTURE (IRE) (6yo BR M)
AFFINISEA (IRE) / HARD LUCK (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs David K. Walsh Kilkenny(F)
David K. Walsh
 
18 MANGAN SALLY (IRE) (6yo B M)
WORKFORCE (GB) / DOYLE'S PRIDE (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Patrick J. F Doyle
Patrick J. F Doyle
 
19 MERRION GATE (IRE) (7yo B M)
OCOVANGO (GB) / MAIDOFTHEMOUNTAIN (IRE) / MAHLER (GB)
11st 11lbs Sonya Murphy
P.A. Fahy
 
20 MRS BIDDLE (IRE) (6yo B M)
WORKFORCE (GB) / AZA WISH (IRE) / MUJADIL (USA)
11st 11lbs Tom O'Hanlon
Garrett James Power
 
21 REBEL TREATY (IRE) (6yo B M)
OL' MAN RIVER (IRE) / ALMNADIA (IRE) / ALHAARTH (IRE)
11st 11lbs The Rebel Treaty Syndicate
Con McSweeney
 
22 REMEMBER ANNIE (IRE) (6yo B M)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / TIMO (IRE) / ALHAARTH (IRE)
11st 11lbs Patrick F. O'Brien
Ray Hackett
 
23 SALT BRIDGE (IRE) (6yo B M)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / DEFINITE DESIGN (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
11st 11lbs Brian Jordan
Brian Jordan
 
24 SIMILAR STORY (IRE) (6yo B M)
MAHLER (GB) / BELL WALKS EVE (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Gearoid Doyle
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
25 STRONG ROOTS (IRE) (12yo B M)
STOWAWAY (GB) / QUEEN OF RAP (IRE) / ALHAARTH (IRE)
11st 11lbs William P. Murphy
William P. Murphy
 
26 WEIR LANE (IRE) (6yo BR M)
NOTNOWCATO (GB) / HOUSEKEEPING (GB) / DANSILI (GB)
11st 11lbs M.M. Allen Galtee (H)
David M. O'Brien
 
27 YARA GREYJOY (IRE) (6yo B M)
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) / UT LOVE (FR) / BALLINGARRY (IRE)
11st 11lbs P.J. Rothwell
P.J. Rothwell
 

Preview

REBEL TREATY did not quite make the return that had been expected of her when beaten some 14 lengths at Castlelands earlier this month, but she had finished in front of a subsequent bumper winner on her debut in Dromahane and could well just bumped into a smart one last time. She is worth another chance. Carrig Kate ran well at Dromahane on her latest effort and has plenty of autumn form to bring her into the reckoining alongside the Colin Bowe trio of Barrons Land, Friars Island Lady and Emilys Choice.

CONNOLLYS RED MILLS 5yo+ Adjacent Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O & Upwards Adjacent
 
For Certified Hunters aged 5 years old and upwards only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers holding a valid Hunter Certificate to the following Hunts: North Kilkenny, Laois, Kilkenny, Golden Vale, Carlow and Tipperary (F). Mares Allowed 5lbs.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)

Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 O DANNY BOY (IRE) (6yo B G)
ALKAADHEM (GB) / BALLYKEENAN CLICHE (IRE) / CLASSIC CLICHE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Cobajay Syndicate
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
2 THE VILLAGE WAY (GB) (6yo B G)
SPANISH MOON (USA) / CARDLINE (FR) / MARTALINE (GB)
11st 11lbs Cobajay Syndicate
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
3 APPLICATIONOFCASH (IRE) (6yo B G)
HILLSTAR (GB) / RADICAL RASCAL (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Sam Curling Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
4 CROUCHING TIGER (IRE) (7yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / CHINA SKY (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
11st 11lbs Sam Curling Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
5 ASGARD DANCER (GB) (7yo B G)
NORSE DANCER (IRE) / EPEE CELESTE (FR) / SPADOUN (FR)
11st 11lbs John T. Murray
Liam Cusack
 
6 METALOR (IRE) (7yo GR G)
KINGSTON HILL (GB) / SILVER PEARL (GB) / AUTHORIZED (IRE)
11st 11lbs John T. Murray
Liam Cusack
 
7 BAMORI (IRE) (7yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / BALLYS BABY (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs P & J Curran
Sam Curling
 
8 COME HOME SONNY (IRE) (6yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / ELISABETTA (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
11st 11lbs P Mulhall & S Browne Partnership Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
9 BILL TANNER (IRE) (7yo B G)
ASK (GB) / SEDUCTIVE DANCE (GB) / GROOM DANCER (USA)
11st 11lbs John P. Dwan
John Joseph Hanlon
 
10 MOUNT FALCON (IRE) (6yo B G)
ASK (GB) / EATONS WAY (IRE) / ALA HOUNAK (IRE)
12st 2lbs David Moran & Rachel O'Neill
John Joseph Hanlon
 
11 GRANGE SOLDIER (IRE) (6yo B G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / CELTIC CAILIN (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs The O'Toole Family Partnership Carlow Farmers (F)
William P. Murphy
 
12 GYPSY TANGLE WOMAN (IRE) (7yo B M)
HILLSTAR (GB) / GYPSY LOU (IRE) / LUSO (GB)
11st 6lbs Tommy Murphy
William P. Murphy
 
13 STRONG ROOTS (IRE) (12yo B M)
STOWAWAY (GB) / QUEEN OF RAP (IRE) / ALHAARTH (IRE)
11st 6lbs William P. Murphy
William P. Murphy
 
14 MINELLA BLUEWAY (IRE) (6yo B G)
CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB) / FINAL EPISODE (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
12st 2lbs John Nallen
John Nallen
 
15 WHEN AND WHERE (IRE) (10yo B M)
WHERE OR WHEN (IRE) / FOR AN ANGEL (IRE) / TURTLE ISLAND (IRE)
11st 6lbs Charles P. Keegan Golden Vale (F)
Charles P. Keegan
 

Preview

Aidan Fitzgerald, John Nallen and Willie Murphy have won the last five renewals of this and the trio could all field runners in the 2023 renewal, and it is hard to get away from THE VILLAGE WAY further enhancing the success that Fitzgerald has enjoyed in the race. He may have been no match for Speed Davis at Boulta, but it was a good debut in the four-year-old division. The veteran Strong Roots has changed stables since she was last seen and she is battle-hardened handicapper and that experience will stand to her against a field where newcomers could feature heavily.

JOHN DALTON & SONS LTD Open- Novice Riders

Open Lightweight Race Novice Riders

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
4-Y-O Maidens excluded. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. For Novice Riders who, at midnight on the Monday prior to the closing of entries, have not ridden more than fifteen winners under any Rules of Racing or Steeplechasing, including Point to Point Steeplechases. Riders who have not ridden more than 5 winners are entitled to a 5lb allowance.

(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 LA FELINE (FR) (9yo B M)
MARTALINE (GB) / NAKOTA RAG (FR) / NIKOS (GB)
11st 11lbs J. O'Leary Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
2 SOME ARE LUCKY (IRE) (13yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / FOREIGN ESTATES (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs Gerard Anthony Spain Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
3 ANNAMIX (FR) (11yo GR G)
MARTALINE (GB) / TASHTIYANA (IRE) / DOYOUN (IRE)
12st 2lbs P.W. Mullins Carlow Farmers (F)
Steve Jones
 
4 CALL IT TIME (IRE) (12yo CH G)
CURTAIN TIME (IRE) / HAPPY ARTISTE (IRE) / BROADWAY FLYER (USA)
11st 11lbs William Deacon
Daryl Deacon
 
5 GOSHEVEN (IRE) (11yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / FAIR CHOICE (IRE) / ZAFFARAN (USA)
11st 11lbs Cathal Healy North Kilkenny (F)
Charles Persse
 
6 IS A REAL CHAMP (IRE) (10yo CH G)
GETAWAY (GER) / SIOBHANS CHARM (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs Sean Thomas Doyle
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
7 RUSSIAN DIAMOND (IRE) (10yo B G)
MOROZOV (USA) / DIAMOND FOREVER (GB) / TEENOSO (USA)
11st 11lbs Rachel O'Neill Carlow Farmers (F)
John Joseph Hanlon
 
8 THE RED MENACE (IRE) (10yo CH G)
MOUNTAIN HIGH (IRE) / HEATHER SUE (IRE) / TURTLE ISLAND (IRE)
12st 2lbs Darragh O'Dowd
Ciaran M. Murphy
 
9 WESTENDORF (IRE) (13yo B G)
CORONER (IRE) / TWO OF EACH (IRE) / SHERNAZAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Evelyn Casserly
James Casserly
 

Preview

Is A Real Champ upset the favourite to win this race 12 months ago but he has not won in each of his five starts since and has 24 lengths to find with SOME ARE LUCKY from their meeting at Turtulla in November. The reigning champion mare La Feline gives Sam Curling a strong hand in this, with Annamix likely the biggest danger to the pair Curling could run in this. He may not have been able to recapture the form of his run in the Topham last year when disappointing in two opens this term, but he was fairing better before exiting at the last in the Tetratema Cup last week.

JOHN PHELAN & CO AND JOHN HOLLAND 6yo+ Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 6-Y-O & Upwards Geldings INHS Bonus Race (of €3250)
 
For Certified Hunters aged 6 years old and upwards, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
The INHS Committee are generously sponsoring this race with an additional BONUS to the winning owner of €1500. If it is necessary to run more than one division of this race the INHSC BONUS of €1500 will be divided accordingly.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)

Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 ASGARD DANCER (GB) (7yo B G)
NORSE DANCER (IRE) / EPEE CELESTE (FR) / SPADOUN (FR)
11st 11lbs John T. Murray
Liam Cusack
 
2 METALOR (IRE) (7yo GR G)
KINGSTON HILL (GB) / SILVER PEARL (GB) / AUTHORIZED (IRE)
12st 2lbs John T. Murray
Liam Cusack
 
3 ALEXANDER (GB) (7yo CH G)
LUCARNO (USA) / CHESABEL (GB) / ALFLORA (IRE)
12st 2lbs M.M. Allen
David M. O'Brien
 
4 BILL TANNER (IRE) (7yo B G)
ASK (GB) / SEDUCTIVE DANCE (GB) / GROOM DANCER (USA)
11st 11lbs John P. Dwan
John Joseph Hanlon
 
5 CLARABELLO (FR) (9yo B G)
BALLINGARRY (IRE) / PRETTYCLARA (FR) / TAKE RISKS (FR)
11st 11lbs Richard Cavanagh
C.W.J. Farrell
 
6 COUNCILLOR K (IRE) (7yo B G)
IMPERIAL MONARCH (IRE) / BELLA DUE (FR) / VILLEZ (USA)
11st 11lbs William Deacon
Daryl Deacon
 
7 GETSETGO (GB) (10yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / KINGS EQUITY (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Natalie Gilligan Co.Galway(F)
Paul John Gilligan
 
8 HOWYA JIMMY (IRE) (7yo B G)
SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) / HEART OF ISSUES (IRE) / LUSO (GB)
11st 11lbs Hubert Carter
Harley Dean Dunne
 
9 LARK IN THE DARK (IRE) (7yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / PRINCESSE LEIA (FR) / ZAMBEZI SUN (GB)
11st 11lbs Mrs A.J. Kennedy
A.J. Kennedy
 
10 MOONLIGHT MAYHEM (GB) (7yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / HANDMEMY MONEYDOWN (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy
Denis Paul Murphy
 
11 RITEPLACERITETIME (GB) (7yo B G)
NORSE DANCER (IRE) / WILD BLUEBERRY (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Catherine Cashman
P. Cashman
 
12 STAYINALIVE (IRE) (7yo B G)
SAGEBURG (IRE) / JENNYS GEM (IRE) / GOLDMARK (USA)
12st 2lbs Francis Connolly
Paul Power
 

Preview

CLARABELLO acquitted himself well on his return to the pointing sphere at Farmacaffley last month and whilst his conqueror has not advertised the form since when disappointing at Kirkistown last weekend, his track form should leave him as the one to beat. Councillor K was no match for the subsequent winner Tara Cove at Ballinaboola last month and he is the obvious danger.
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