PORTRUSH

Gates Open: 11:30 am
First Race: 13:30 pm
Admission Prices: £5
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Track Biography:

The Route hunt have held point-to-point meetings at a number of venues since the 1930’s, before returning to their traditional picturesque venue of Portrush in 2016.

Previous track winners to have won at Portrush include one of the most talked about national hunt horses in training at the moment, Finian’s Oscar who won his four-year-old maiden at Portrush in October 2016 before selling for £250,000 at the Cheltenham sale the following month.

The charming Portrush is a holiday destination for many people, boosting the Famous Barry's amusements. Near the Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle and Bushmills Distillery to name a few places of interest. The seaside town of Portrush is the ideal venue for an event of this nature as there is plenty of accommodation, so why not spend the weekend in the North of Ireland while taking in the point-to-point racing. 


 

Portrush Point-to-Point Races

Loguestown Road,
Portrush,
Co.Derry
 

Contact Details

Hazel Kelly - 00447759563183

How To Get There

By Road

From Coleraine - on the A29 Ring Road towards Portrush at the last roundabout on the ring road take the last exit for Portrush, 200 yards on the left is the Loguestown road. The track is located approx. 1.5 miles on the Loguestown Road at the junction of the Roselick Road.
The postcode is BT56 8PD.

By Air

Portrush point-to-point is located an hour from Belfast International airport and 45 minutes form the city of Derry airport.
 

Did You Know?

“Racing re-commenced at Portrush point-to-point track in October 2016, at the same venue which they had used 40-years ago”.

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Our car parking area is situated beside to the track which offers race goers the chance to get close to the action without having to leave their car. This also provides an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic while you enjoy the racing. Picnic benches can also be found around the parade ring and catering areas.

Disabled facilities are provided at the track which gives spectators a perfect viewing point of the action.

In our bookmakers ring you can view and bet on any off-course races on the day in both England and Ireland.

Our outside food caterers are located beside the parade ring and bookies which means you don’t have to venture too far from the action to purchase some snacks. You can choose from an array of hot food options such as burgers and chips to sausages and chicken goujons.

Our hard working committee members also supply a delicious selection of homemade cakes, buns and sandwiches which are for sale in the food tent beside the parade ring.

If you would like a treat for the day we also have an ice-cream van in attendance.
 

Race goers can purchase teas and coffees from our special coffee cart that sells a variety of popular coffee options.

Soft drinks and juices can be purchased from our outside catering outlet.

If you would like something a little stronger to keep you warm during your days racing, alcohol can be purchased in our on-course bar.
 

No, we do not have an official dress code we just advise our race goers to stay warm and dry for your days racing and to prepare yourself for all types of Irish weather.
Dogs are very welcome, but need to be kept on a lead at all times.
Yes, we welcome visitors to bring their own picnics or refreshments. We also have a range of catering options on course if you don?t fancy packing a picnic for the day.
At our point-to-point, we are lucky to have wide open spaces for children to play in a safe environment.
No we do not provide an ATM so we recommend that you make a stop at an ATM on your way to the races.

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

Our point-to-point is located only a few miles from many famous landmarks which include the Giants Causeway, Dunluce castle, Bushmills distillery and Barry’s amusement park which is the largest of its kind in Northern Ireland.
 

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Entries

DENNISON COMMERCIALS LTD 4yo Maiden

Maiden Race For 4-Y-O (of €800)

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. Mares allowed 5lbs.
(Prize Money €800: 1st €560, 2nd €160, 3rd €80)

Weights: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 DEFUTURE IS BRIGHT (IRE) (4yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / DUSTYS DELIGHT (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
2 FANCY PANCE (IRE) (4yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / WAYWARD ANGEL (IRE) / HERON ISLAND (IRE)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
3 ON MY WISH LIST (IRE) (4yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / FLIRTHING AROUND (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
4 BRAESIDE (IRE) (4yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / THE KIDS DANTE (IRE) / PHARDANTE (FR)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
5 DUNADRY (IRE) (4yo B G)
JEREMY (USA) / GOLD DONN (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
6 MUCKAMORE (IRE) (4yo B G)
SHOLOKHOV (IRE) / GALES RETURN (IRE) / BOBS RETURN (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
7 TARDREE (IRE) (4yo CH G)
MAHLER (GB) / BROWNIE POINTS (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
8 DE HOLLOW MAN (IRE) (4yo B G)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / KIM HONG (IRE) / CHARNWOOD FOREST (IRE)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
9 EGLANTINO KAUTO (FR) (4yo B G)
SPANISH MOON (USA) / KAUTO LORETTE (FR) / USEFUL (FR)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
10 SHINROCK FAME (IRE) (4yo B G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / HAVE MORE (GB) / HAAFHD (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
11 LONE ROCKET (IRE) (4yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / APALACHICOLA (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
12 ONTHEFRONTFOOT (IRE) (4yo B G)
SHANTOU (USA) / ON THE BACKFOOT (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
13 UP THE STRAIGHT (IRE) (4yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / KINGS ARTIST (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
14 BEYONDTHEHORIZON (IRE) (4yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / LADY HILLINGDON (GB) / OVERBURY (IRE)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
15 HIGHATE HILL (IRE) (4yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / LISRENNY LADY (GB) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Alan Harte Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
16 AGOLAGH (IRE) (4yo B M)
GETAWAY (GER) / INGHWUNG (GB) / KAYF TARA (GB)
11st 6lbs Kieran McKay Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 
17 BLUE MARKIE (IRE) (4yo B G)
LE FOU (IRE) / NORA ROADY (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Jennifer O'Kane Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
18 BOBBIE THE DAZZLER (IRE) (4yo B M)
LAWMAN (FR) / FASHION STATEMENT (GB) / RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
11st 6lbs Caoimhe O'Hare Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
19 BOLD CONDUCT (IRE) (4yo B G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / VICS MILLER (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
20 DE FORGOTTEN ONE (GB) (4yo B G)
MALINAS (GER) / AS WAS (GB) / EPALO (GER)
11st 11lbs Caitriona Goff Ballinagore (H)
Michael Goff
 
21 MR MARCUS (IRE) (4yo B G)
GOLDMARK (USA) / GRAPHIC ICON (IRE) / COURTSHIP (GB)
11st 11lbs Norman Geraghty Meath (F)
Norman Geraghty
 
22 OPENTHEBACKDOOR (IRE) (4yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / HURRICANE SOCIETY (IRE) / MOSCOW SOCIETY (USA)
11st 11lbs Marie Brennan Island (F)
J.P. Brennan
 
23 SEPTEMBER VENTURE (IRE) (4yo B G)
SEPTEMBER STORM (GER) / SOLO VENTURE (IRE) / ABEDNEGO (IRE)
11st 11lbs Edgar Allen Bree (F)
C.W.J. Farrell
 
24 SOLOSTAN (IRE) (4yo B G)
ARAKAN (USA) / TYCOONESS (IRE) / LAST TYCOON (IRE)
11st 11lbs William Ross Crawford East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 

Preview

Donnachadh Doyle went home with the winner of the opening races at both Toomebridge and Moira, and he has a strong hand here in a bid to win the opener on three successive Saturdays, with Loughanmore final fence faller, Lone Rocket, and Loughrea-second, ONTHEFRONTFOOT. Highate Hill travelled well for a long way at Oldcastle, whilst Braeside just failed at Toomebridge when going down by a neck, and has the recent race fitness edge over many in here.

GORMLEYS PHARMACY & TATTERSALLS IRELAND CHELTENHAM 5yo Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O Geldings (of €800)

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 BALLYSILLAN (GB) (5yo B G)
SHANTOU (USA) / KARINGA DREAM (GB) / KARINGA BAY (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 GETAMAN (IRE) (5yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / ZINGARELLA'S JOY (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 DEFINITE WARRIOR (IRE) (5yo B G)
DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB) / WAIST DEEP (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
12st 2lbs J.A. Kinsella Wicklow (F)
J.A. Kinsella
 
4 DUTY CALLS (IRE) (5yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / INNISKEEN (IRE) / GULLAND (GB)
12st 2lbs Rodney Ian Arthur Mid-Antrim (H)
Rodney Ian Arthur
 
5 GENEROUS CHARLIE (GB) (5yo CH G)
GENEROUS (IRE) / TORY BRAE LULU (IRE) / HURRICANE RUN (IRE)
12st 2lbs Gary Dillon Mid-Antrim (H)
Gary Dillon
 
6 LOUGH DERG SUNRISE (IRE) (5yo CH G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / HIGH SUNSHINE (IRE) / HIGH-RISE (IRE)
12st 2lbs P.G. Coffey Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
7 NAMING RIGHTS (IRE) (5yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / DECENT DIME (IRE) / INSAN (USA)
12st 2lbs Christine McKnight Newry (H)
Neil McKnight
 
8 OSCAR ACADEMY (IRE) (5yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / FLAMING BRANDY (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs Marie Brennan Island (F)
J.P. Brennan
 
9 SLUMDOGMILLIONAIRE (IRE) (5yo CH G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / GLENELLY VALLEY (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Patrick G. McGillion Tynan & Armagh (F)
Mervyn Torrens
 

Preview

The Colin McKeever-trained GETAMAN returned a much improved performer when finishing second on the opening day of the season at Toomebridge, and he could have finished even closer, but for a costly mistake at the last. He could be one to watch here. Oscar Academy is another horse with recent race fitness on his side, and if he could get back to some of his spring form, he would certainly hold chances in a race like this. Of the others, Lough Derg Sunrise was strongly fancied ahead of his Toomebridge run and is certainly worth a second chance around this track, which may play more to his strengths.

PHILIP TWEEDIE & CO. 5yo+ Mares Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O & Upwards Mares (of €1500)

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 €1500: 1st €1050, 2nd €300, 3rd €150)

Weights: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 DRUMNAGREAGH (IRE) (5yo B M)
SEPTEMBER STORM (GER) / SAFFRON PRIDE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
11st 11lbs Alastair McKay East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
2 MAISY BELLE (IRE) (7yo B M)
WESTERNER (GB) / SABBIOSA (IRE) / DESERT PRINCE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Alastair McKay Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 
3 CHOSEN GLEN (IRE) (6yo CH M)
WELL CHOSEN (GB) / ALLEGED A LADY (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Mervyn William Adams Mid-Antrim (H)
Ross Adams
 
4 ININTYFIVE (IRE) (5yo B M)
MASTEROFTHEHORSE (IRE) / MISS PERKY (IRE) / CREATIVE PLAN (USA)
11st 11lbs Aidan B. Darragh Mid-Antrim (H)
Paul McAleese
 
5 JASPER BEAR (IRE) (5yo B M)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / NORTH STAR POLY (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Claire Corrigan Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 

Preview

The well-related JASPER BEAR returns from a summer break following a debut spring campaign which hinted at real promise with three placed runs. This could be an ideal opportunity for her to get off the mark. Inintyfive pulled-up around here on her final start of last season, but returned an improved performer when third at Moira last Saturday, and her connections will be hoping that she can build on that here.

THE INN ON THE COAST Open (4yo+)

Open Lightweight Race (of €1700)

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens Excluded.
(Prize Money €1700: 1st €1190, 2nd €340, 3rd €170)

Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs, 5yo 12st 2lbs
About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 EDDIES MIRACLE (IRE) (10yo B BR G)
BEAT OF DRUMS (GB) / BALLINAMONA GOLD (IRE) / PIERRE (GB)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
2 SAMBREMONT (FR) (8yo B G)
SAINT DES SAINTS (FR) / RAINBOW CREST (FR) / BARYSHNIKOV (AUS)
12st 2lbs S.J. Hegarty Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
3 ASTRE DE LA COUR (FR) (8yo B BR G)
KHALKEVI (IRE) / GRACIEUSE DELACOUR (FR) / PORT ETIENNE (FR)
12st 2lbs Raymond Scullion & Martin McGroggan East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
4 BRIDGETS PET (IRE) (11yo CH G)
ARAKAN (USA) / CLASSY ACT (GB) / LYCIUS (USA)
12st 2lbs J. Woods Tynan & Armagh (F)
J. Woods
 
5 MILAN FLYER (IRE) (12yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / FLYING JENNIE (IRE) / BURSLEM (IRE)
12st 2lbs Oran McGill Route (H)
Gary McGill
 
6 MR BOSS MAN (IRE) (10yo B G)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / SARAH MASSINI (IRE) / DR MASSINI (IRE)
12st 2lbs Camillus Slevin South County Dublin(H)
Nigel Slevin
 
7 TWILIGHT SHADOW (IRE) (7yo B BR M)
TIKKANEN (USA) / TRINITY BELLE (FR) / TEL QUEL (FR)
11st 11lbs The Stone Circle Syndicate East Down (F)
Patrick Eugene Turley
 

Preview

SAMBREMONT upset his stable companion Vinnie Luck around here in May and he seems to reserve many of his best performance for this course having run the subsequent dual hunter chase winner Sizing Coal to within a neck in this race 12 months ago. Eddies Miracle and Bridgets Pet, are both sure to have improved for their reappearance last Saturday, whilst Milan Flyer was a dual winner in the spring, albeit in far more testing conditions that he is likely to encounter here.

ROYAL COURT HOTEL Winner Of Three

Winners Of Three (of €1500)

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland, which have not won a race under the Rules of Racing or Steeplechasing in any Country and not more than three Point to Point Steeplechase of any description. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens Excluded.
(Prize Money €1500: 1st €1050, 2nd €300, 3rd €150)

Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs, 5yo 12st 2lbs
About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 IS THIS IT (IRE) (8yo B G)
MR COMBUSTIBLE (IRE) / QUINNTOWIN (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs Samuel Hanna East Down (F)
Cathy Hanna
 
2 KADMER (IRE) (9yo B G)
KADEED (IRE) / CHERRY STRIPE (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
3 LISNAGREGGAN (IRE) (9yo CH G)
BEAT OF DRUMS (GB) / INSAN RUBY (IRE) / INSAN (USA)
12st 2lbs William Gault & Paul Martin Mid-Antrim (H)
William Gault
 
4 NETTLEBUSH (IRE) (8yo BR G)
KALANISI (IRE) / AMBER GALE (IRE) / GLACIAL STORM (USA)
12st 2lbs N. & A. Houston Mid-Antrim (H)
Rodney Ian Arthur
 
5 OSCAR LIGHT (IRE) (5yo B M)
OSCAR (IRE) / SOUND OF LIGHT (IRE) / GENERAL MONASH (USA)
11st 11lbs Shauna Kelly Mid-Antrim (H)
Noel C. Kelly
 
6 STAR WIZARD (IRE) (7yo B G)
WIZARD KING (GB) / STAR OF THE ORIENT (IRE) / MOSCOW SOCIETY (USA)
12st 2lbs Hugh Mulvihill Westmeath (H)
Peter J. Flood
 

Preview

Dual winner KADMER has only been campaigned on the Cork-Waterford circuit to date with former handler Raymond Hurley, and he is sure to be of big interest here after joining the David Christie team over the summer. With decent runs in open company behind capable performers, such as Fennos Storm and Oighear Dubh to his name, this could be an ideal starting point for him. He does surrender recent race fitness to Star Wizard and Lisnagreggan, who finished first and second at Castletown a fortnight ago, and Oscar Light, the winner of the opening mares maiden of the season, a race that is already working out well.

EUROSPAR, COLERAINE 6yo+ Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 6-Y-O & Upwards Geldings

For Certified Hunters aged 6 years old and upwards, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €1500: 1st €1050, 2nd €300, 3rd €150)

Weights: 12st 2lbs

About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 ANTICUR (IRE) (6yo CH G)
GENEROUS (IRE) / SHARQOGAN (IRE) / SHARDARI (IRE)
12st 2lbs Patrick Kearns, Edward Kearns & Shane O'Grady Mid-Antrim (H)
Pat Kearns
 
2 BANK MAN (IRE) (10yo B G)
LUSO (GB) / LOST PRAIRIE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs Sean McParlan East Down (F)
Sean McParlan
 
3 MINIMUM MIX (GB) (7yo B G)
FAIR MIX (IRE) / MINIMUM (GB) / TERIMON (GB)
12st 2lbs John Edward Walsh Shillelagh & District (F)
John Edward Walsh
 
4 SECRET APPROACH (IRE) (7yo B G)
GAMUT (IRE) / NO TIME AT ALL (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
12st 2lbs Christine McKnight Newry (H)
Neil McKnight
 
5 TAWNAWULLY (IRE) (6yo B G)
SCORPION (IRE) / EOCHAILL (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs William Logan Mid-Antrim (H)
Paul McAleese
 

Preview

It has paid to follow track recruits in this division across the opening weekends of the new season, and on that basis it could be worth following the ex-track performers, BANK MAN or Secret Approach. The former is 10-year-old who had run well in some handicap hurdles for Michael OHare, and although his outings in recent times have been somewhat sparse, this is his pointing debut. Of those with points form, Tawnawully is the standout performer on his close third at Taylorstown and is still unexposed.
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