BELCLARE

Gates Open: 12:00 noon
First Race: 2:00 pm
Admission Prices: €10
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Track Biography:

Point-to-Point horse racing is a longstanding tradition proudly kept alive in Ireland for the past 250 years and is frequently the starting ground for the new future young stars of the racing circuit. The North Galway Hunt host their annual Point-to-Point fixture in early March each year at Michael Cunningham’s Land in Golden Park, Belclare which is situated just off the N17 between Galway city (33km) and Tuam (7km), and is considered by Point-to-Point experts to be very safe and ideal location for racing, as the land supports a level course with no rise or descent on the circuit.

Point-to-Point racing has been described as the lifeblood of the racing industry in Ireland. For many it is their first introduction to racing, either as participants or as spectators. Many of today’s riders, owners, trainers and officials all received their first taste of racing on the Point-to-Point circuit. The North Galway Point-to Point have had the honour of hosting the maiden race in Belclare for many years, famously won by the legendary ‘Best Mate’, before going on to win three Cheltenham Gold Cups and ‘The Thinker’ who also ran at the North Galway Point-to-Point and subsequently won a Gold Cup race.

We are very lucky that our fixture typically draws a large entry with trainers coming from all over the country to run their horses with us. The continued success of the Point-to-Point in Belclare is much to the credit of the North Galway Point-to-Point Committee who work hard to make this annual sporting event an enjoyable and safe day for participants and spectators alike on the eve of Cheltenham.
 

Belclare Point-to-Point Races

Belclare,

Tuam,

Co. Galway

 

Contact Details

Brona Mooney - 0879294776

How To Get There

From Dublin

From the M50, at junction 7 use the left 2 lanes to merge onto the N$ towards Sligo/Westport/Galway/N6/N5. Keep right and continue on the N4 and then the M4. Follow signs for Sligo/Westoport/Galway. Continue onto the M6, follow signs for Galway/Atlone. At junction 18. exit towards Sligo. Continue onto the M17. At roundabout, take 1st exit onto Galway Rd/N83. Turn right onto R333 to Belclare village. The Point-to-Point course is approximately 2 kms from the village and will be well signposted.

From Galway

Take the N84/Headford Rd. Take a right onto the R333. The village is on the R333 road approximately 7 kms from Tuam, Co. Galway. The Point-to-Point course is approximately 2 kms from the village and will be well signposted.

By Air:
Knock Airport is only a 30 minutes’ drive, Shannon airport is only a one hour drive on the M18 and Dublin airport is two and a half hours away with excellent road links from all airports.
 

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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We are very lucky to have a hard-working committee who volunteer a lot of their spare time in the lead up to the point-to-point. The North Galway hunt is known for its friendliness and is very welcoming to visitors and spectators.

Our free carpark is a great place to bring your own food and have a picnic from the booth.

If you would like to have a flutter, we have a betting ring of which some of the bookmakers present also provide betting for track racing taking place in England and Ireland.

If you are still feeling peckish during your days racing we have a mobile fast food supplier  that serve fish, burgers, tasty chips, tea and coffee to keep you full for the day. Soft drinks may also be purchased from our caterers.

We have a choice of drinks on offer, from teas and coffees to soft drinks served to you from our outside catering vendors.

If you would like something a little stronger to keep you warm on the spring day, alcohol can be purchased on-course.

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.
Yes, we allow dogs to attend the point-to-point, but would ask that they are kept on their leads at all times and in the company of their owners whilst at the track.
Yes, we welcome picnics, however if you would like to avail of our on-course catering options we have to keep everyone fully fed at the races.
Children are most welcome and must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We are lucky enough to have wide open spaces for children to play in a safe enviroment. We always try to make sure it?s a safe fun family day out for all.
No, we do not provide an ATM but we our only a short drive from the town of Tuam which has ATM facilities.

Combined with our free parking, we are lucky to have a clear viewing track that allows racegoers to get up close to the action, often from the comfort of their car, should they wish to bring their own picnic for the family.

There are certain parts of the track that can be used to facilitate disabled parking so as to cater for every eager racegoer.

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Entries

JET AWAY - ARCTIC TACK STUD 4yo Maiden

Maiden Race For 4-Y-O 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 BALLYDAM (FR) (4yo B G)
SAINT DES SAINTS (FR) / ROSADAME (FR) / BONBON ROSE (FR)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 CADDYHILL (IRE) (4yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / RING HILL (GB) / BERING (GB)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 FLAME BEARER (IRE) (4yo B G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / BANBA (IRE) / DOCKSIDER (USA)
11st 11lbs Mary Doyle Tipperary (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
4 FLAMENCO DE KERSER (FR) (4yo B G)
VENDANGEUR (IRE) / NOUBA DE KERSER (FR) / DOUNBA (FR)
11st 11lbs Mary Doyle Tipperary (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
5 BATTLE OF ACTIUM (IRE) (4yo B G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / FLYING FLAME (IRE) / FLYING LEGEND (USA)
11st 11lbs Gigginstown House Stud Westmeath (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 BLOODSTONE (IRE) (4yo BR G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / SPIRIT LEADER (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Gigginstown House Stud Westmeath (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
7 FIERAMI (FR) (4yo B BR G)
NETWORK (GER) / UNE BRIK (FR) / BRIER CREEK (USA)
11st 11lbs Gigginstown House Stud Westmeath (F)
M.F. Morris
 
8 FOURNEUX D'ISANKA (FR) (4yo B G)
NOROIT (GER) / ATIPIK (FR) / HAWK WING (USA)
11st 11lbs Gigginstown House Stud Westmeath (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
9 FRONTAL ASSAULT (IRE) (4yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / THE FOLKES CHOICE (GB) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Gigginstown House Stud Westmeath (F)
M.F. Morris
 
10 ONEKNIGHTMOREIHOPE (IRE) (4yo B G)
SHOLOKHOV (IRE) / KNOCKARA ONE (IRE) / SNURGE (IRE)
11st 6lbs Noel F. Glynn Co.Clare (H)
Noel F. Glynn
 
11 THE NEW MCDONALD (IRE) (4yo B G)
ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL (USA) / SKI FOR ME (IRE) / BARATHEA (IRE)
11st 6lbs Noel F. Glynn Co.Clare (H)
Noel F. Glynn
 
12 CHAMPAGNE POWER (IRE) (4yo B G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / MANUELS SISTER (IRE) / LEND A HAND (GB)
11st 6lbs Roisin Hickey Tipperary (F)
Roisin Hickey
 
13 CHAMPAGNE RODEO (IRE) (4yo CH G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / PINDAZAR (IRE) / SHERNAZAR (IRE)
11st 6lbs Roisin Hickey Tipperary (F)
Roisin Hickey
 
14 DON DIABLO (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / TONAPHUCA GIRL (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 6lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
15 FOR TALKS SAKE (FR) (4yo B G)
COASTAL PATH (GB) / NOSCA DE THAIX (FR) / RAGMAR (FR)
11st 6lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
16 JAVA POINT (IRE) (4yo B G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / CLASSIC SUN (GER) / MONSUN (GER)
11st 6lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
17 SEMPIONE PARK (IRE) (4yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / CASHALASS (IRE) / MOSCOW SOCIETY (USA)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
18 THEQUEENBEE (IRE) (4yo B M)
STOWAWAY (GB) / ACCORDEON ROYALE (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
11st 6lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
19 ANNUAL INVICTUS (IRE) (4yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / SHANTOU ROSE (IRE) / SHANTOU (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Ballinagore (H)
Cormac Doyle
 
20 BEGOODTOYOURSELF (IRE) (4yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / LORELEY (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Ballinagore (H)
Cormac Doyle
 
21 FALETHAO D'ANA (FR) (4yo B G)
KHALKEVI (IRE) / HISTOIRE DES IFS (FR) / ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Ballinagore (H)
Cormac Doyle
 
22 FIER JAGUEN (FR) (4yo CH G)
NO RISK AT ALL (FR) / VICTOIRE JAGUINE (FR) / SAINT DES SAINTS (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Ballinagore (H)
Cormac Doyle
 
23 CHASING YEATS (GB) (4yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / BELLE BROOK (IRE) / ALDERBROOK (GB)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
24 THE WHISTLE BLOWER (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / TERRE HAUTE (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
25 BRAVEMANSGAME (FR) (4yo B G)
BRAVE MANSONNIEN (FR) / GENIFIQUE (FR) / NICKNAME (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
26 FAROUK D'ALENE (FR) (4yo B G)
RACINGER (FR) / MASCOTTE D'ALENE (FR) / RAGMAR (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
27 GRANDADS COTTAGE (IRE) (4yo CH G)
SHANTOU (USA) / SARAH'S COTTAGE (IRE) / TOPANOORA (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
28 MACKENBERG (GER) (4yo B G)
JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) / MOUNTAIN MELODY (GER) / REFUSE TO BEND (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
29 SMURPHY ENKI (FR) (4yo B G)
BLUE BRESIL (FR) / CREME VELOUTEE (IRE) / LAW SOCIETY (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
30 FACE THE ODDS (IRE) (4yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / MISS OTIS REGRETS (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
31 HOLD THAT TAUGHT (GB) (4yo B G)
KAYF TARA (GB) / BELLE MAGELLO (FR) / EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
32 JAYBEE MAUNEY (IRE) (4yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / ANSHABELLA (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
33 THE GREY FALCO (FR) (4yo GR G)
FALCO (USA) / TAKE A CHANCE (FR) / TAKE RISKS (FR)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
34 CAPTAIN TOM CAT (IRE) (4yo B G)
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) / MISS MOLLY MALONE (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
11st 11lbs Leo F. Curtin Tipperary (F)
M.F. Morris
 
35 EPIC ADVENTURE (IRE) (4yo B G)
KALANISI (IRE) / WISTERIA LADY (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 12lbs Richard Cavanagh Westmeath (H)
William Ross
 
36 FUEGO DE L'ABBAYE (FR) (4yo B G)
KAP ROCK (FR) / MARSAVRILE (FR) / APRIL NIGHT (FR)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
37 GOOGLE IT (IRE) (4yo CH G)
ASK (GB) / STAR PLAISIR (IRE) / GRAND PLAISIR (IRE)
11st 11lbs M.G. Hogan Ormond (F)
Denis Gerard Hogan
 
38 HACKSAW RIDGE (IRE) (4yo B G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / ERINS LASS (IRE) / ERINS ISLE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Richard Black Ballinagore (H)
Richard Black
 
39 KILDIMO (IRE) (4yo B BR G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / BEANANTI (IRE) / NORWICH (GB)
11st 11lbs Cobajay Syndicate Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
40 MINELLA LINK (FR) (4yo B G)
RAIL LINK (GB) / TRICKED (GB) / BEAT HOLLOW (GB)
11st 11lbs Bernardine Rochford Tipperary (F)
John Nallen
 
41 SCENE NOT HERD (IRE) (4yo B G)
AIZAVOSKI (IRE) / JESSAWAY (IRE) / DR MASSINI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Ray Fitzgerald Duhallow (F)
Richard Harding
 
42 WALKING THE WALK (IRE) (4yo B G)
IMPERIAL MONARCH (IRE) / ICONIC EVENTS (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Philip & Orla Hore Killinick (H)
Shirley Berry
 

Preview

The Pat Doyle-trained and Gigginstown House-owned BLOODSTONE will look to go one better at the second time of asking having finished second to Ferny Hollow on his debut start in Knockanard, with the winner of that race having subsequently fetched a big sum at the sales. The Mouse Morris trained-Captain Tom Cat also made his debut in that Knockanard maiden finishing just three lengths behind Bloodstone and has to be respected, with the market giving a good guide to the newcomers.

GANNONS CITY RECOVERY & RECYCLING SERVICES LTD 5&6yo Mares Maiden

Maiden Race For 5 & 6-Y-O Mares

For Certified Hunters aged 5 and 6 years old, 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 LADY ALKAA (IRE) (6yo B M)
ALKAADHEM (GB) / BURNT OIL BABE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs William P. Murphy Carlow Farmers (F)
William P. Murphy
 
2 ROSE OF AGHABOE (IRE) (6yo B M)
GOLD WELL (GB) / SHILLINGLEE SPRING (GB) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Peter Tyrrell Laois (F)
William P. Murphy
 
3 MY NEWBROOK ROSE (IRE) (6yo B M)
DOYEN (IRE) / REALLY ROYALE (FR) / GARDE ROYALE (IRE)
11st 11lbs John N. McGivney Westmeath (H)
Adrian Murray
 
4 WRANGLE (IRE) (5yo B M)
CAMPAIGN SWING (IRE) / GERALDINE'S PET (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Thomas Henry Longford (H)
Adrian Murray
 
5 ABEAUTIFULCHOICE (IRE) (5yo B M)
TOBOUGG (IRE) / SHE'SHADIT (IRE) / PILSUDSKI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Darren Collins Co.Galway(F)
Darren Collins
 
6 ARD ABHAINN (IRE) (5yo BR M)
JEREMY (USA) / SHEER FRUSTRATION (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
11st 11lbs P.G. Coffey Ballinagore (H)
Bernadette A.K. Murphy
 
7 BALLYMORRIS ROSE (IRE) (5yo B M)
GETAWAY (GER) / ASKANNA (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs John Asple Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
8 BANNIXTOWN GLORY (IRE) (5yo B M)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / ME AULD SEGOSHA (IRE) / BROADWAY FLYER (USA)
11st 11lbs G. Kennedy Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
9 HIGH DAISY (IRE) (6yo CH M)
WHERE OR WHEN (IRE) / IVYS PERK (IRE) / EXECUTIVE PERK (IRE)
11st 11lbs Edmond Burke Westmeath (H)
William Ross
 
10 IMMORTALITY (FR) (5yo B M)
SPANISH MOON (USA) / LAMBOGHINA (GER) / ALKALDE (GER)
11st 11lbs Andrew Pierce Bree (F)
Paul Martin Pierce
 
11 KIND WITNESS (IRE) (6yo B M)
WITNESS BOX (USA) / KIND OSCAR (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Liam M. Dunleavy United Hunt (F)
Padraig Gerard Higgins
 
12 KOYOTE (IRE) (5yo B M)
VINNIE ROE (IRE) / SWIFTUR (GB) / SNURGE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Deirdre A. Connolly Duhallow (F)
Terence Leonard
 
13 LIGHT BULB (IRE) (6yo B M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / TATIANA (IRE) / ERINS ISLE (IRE)
11st 11lbs J.R. Finn Ormond (F)
J.R. Finn
 
14 SAVE DAT DATE (IRE) (5yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / DOUBLE GLAZED (IRE) / GLACIAL STORM (USA)
11st 11lbs Matthew Flynn O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
15 STILL HAVENTACLUE (IRE) (5yo B M)
ARCADIO (GER) / YOUR PLACE OR MINE (IRE) / CLASSIC CLICHE (IRE)
11st 6lbs E. Sheehy Carlow Farmers (F)
E. Sheehy
 
16 THATS THE TRUTH (IRE) (5yo B M)
DARSI (FR) / LUCY WALTERS (IRE) / KING'S RIDE (IRE)
11st 6lbs Monbeg Partnership Wexford (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
17 THE DISTANT LADY (IRE) (5yo B M)
FRACAS (IRE) / MISTY NATIVE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
11st 11lbs Emma Jane Tonery North Kerry (H)
Eoin C. McCarthy
 

Preview

THATS THE TRUTH looks to be the one to watch in this contest. The daughter of Darsi was defeated by eight lengths on her debut at Ballinaboola by The Three Wizards who looked a smart sort. The Sean Doyle-trained mare responded well to pressure around Ballinaboola in a strongly run race that recorded the fastest time of the day. Bannixtown Glory has run three fine races this year, coming second in her last two starts. She was beaten by the impressive Thunder Dragon on her second run in Punchestown and could be in with a shout here.

WILLIAM DONNELLAN M.F.H. (NGH) Mares Winner Of Two

Winners Of Two - Mares

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, Mares Only, 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 two Point to Point Steeplechases of any description. No Penalties. 4-y-o Maidens Excluded.
(Prize Money €1950: 1st €1365, 2nd €390, 3rd €195)
Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs 5yo 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 COOL DOVE (IRE) (5yo B M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / LONESOME DOVE (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Maurice K. Mariga Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
2 FORT WORTH TEXAS (IRE) (5yo B M)
GOLD WELL (GB) / SHANTOU ROSE (IRE) / SHANTOU (USA)
12st 2lbs Leo McArdle Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
3 CREAM SPARKLES (IRE) (5yo B M)
SCORPION (IRE) / MAGICAL THEATRE (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Michael P. O'Connor Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
4 JASPER BEAR (IRE) (6yo B M)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / NORTH STAR POLY (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Claire Corrigan Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
5 GETAWAY TOTHEROCK (IRE) (6yo B M)
GETAWAY (GER) / THEFT (GB) / SILVER PATRIARCH (IRE)
12st 2lbs Eugene M. O'Sullivan Duhallow (F)
Eugene M. O'Sullivan
 
6 HONEST TO GOODNESS (IRE) (8yo B M)
PAPAL BULL (GB) / SHEE'S SPEED (IRE) / MONASHEE MOUNTAIN (USA)
11st 11lbs Christopher Buckley Duhallow (F)
Donncha Duggan
 
7 POETIC PRESENCE (IRE) (9yo B M)
PRESENTING (GB) / JOHNSTON'S CREST (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
11st 11lbs Sam Curling Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
8 QUARRY LIL (IRE) (5yo B M)
JEREMY (USA) / QUARRYVALE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Thomas O'Flynn Doneraile (H)
Paul O'Flynn
 
9 ROSFOYLE (IRE) (7yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / CASTLEROSE (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs Declan O'Keeffe Doneraile (H)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
10 VERONA GOLD (IRE) (10yo B M)
GOLD WELL (GB) / BELLA VERONA (IRE) / ORCHESTRA (IRE)
12st 2lbs Keren Larkin Westmeath (H)
William Ross
 

Preview

Carrying the colours of Leo McCardle, FORTH WORTH TEXAS has put up three noteworthy runs to date. The Colin Bowe-trained mare was impressive when winning the mares winner of two race at Kirkistown by a distance of eight lengths and can follow up here. Cream Sparkles looks to have a chance here too, coming off the back of a four length victory at Tyrella last weekend. She seems to be improving with each outing. Quarry Lil looked to be a nice sort when winning on debut at Ballyvodock in early February, whilst Rosfoyle is not without her chances either.

WESTPORT WOODS HOTEL 5&6yo Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 5 & 6-Y-O Geldings

For Certified Hunters aged 5 and 6 years old, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BROADWAY STAR (IRE) (6yo B G)
ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) / SUPREME BALOO (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Claire Berry Kildare (F)
Aidan Anthony Howard
 
2 WALSHESTOWN (IRE) (6yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / LONESOME DOVE (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Claire Berry Kildare (F)
Aidan Anthony Howard
 
3 DE HOLLOW MAN (IRE) (5yo B G)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / KIM HONG (IRE) / CHARNWOOD FOREST (IRE)
12st 2lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
4 DOWNPOUR (IRE) (5yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / JUNE MONSOON (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Paul McKeon Island (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 SONRU (IRE) (5yo B G)
JEREMY (USA) / TEFFIA ROSE (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs Michael J. Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
6 THE STRAP MAN (GB) (5yo B G)
SCHIAPARELLI (GER) / LADY RACQUET (IRE) / GLACIAL STORM (USA)
12st 2lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
7 ACCORDINGTOJOHNNY (IRE) (6yo B G)
SHANTOU (USA) / ACCORDINGTOHERSELF (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
11st 11lbs Richard S. Gibson Tynan & Armagh (F)
Brian W. Dougan
 
8 BERKERYS ENIGMA (IRE) (6yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / FRENCH THEATRE (GB) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Gerard & Patrick Berkery Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
9 CANTGETENOUGH (IRE) (5yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / ROYALROVA (FR) / GARDE ROYALE (IRE)
11st 11lbs P.G. Coffey Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
10 COTTON ROCK (IRE) (6yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / LITTLE HAND (IRE) / CARROLL HOUSE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Roisin Hickey Tipperary (F)
Roisin Hickey
 
11 DEFUTURE IS BRIGHT (IRE) (5yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / DUSTYS DELIGHT (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
12 DOUBI THE RISK (FR) (5yo CH G)
NO RISK AT ALL (FR) / SMALOU (FR) / LOST WORLD (IRE)
12st 2lbs Matthew Flynn O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
13 ETAN DES BLAISES (FR) (5yo GR G)
LORD DU SUD (FR) / LOUTRE (FR) / LUCHIROVERTE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Mark Power Kildare (F)
Stephen G. Carey
 
14 FAIRPORT (GB) (5yo B G)
FAIR MIX (IRE) / LA FOLICHONNE (FR) / USEFUL (FR)
12st 2lbs Shane Donohoe Ballymacad (F)
Shane Donohoe
 
15 FRIARY LAND (GB) (5yo B G)
SCHIAPARELLI (GER) / BROCHRUA (IRE) / HERNANDO (FR)
12st 2lbs Michael J. Ward Co.Galway(F)
John Neilan
 
16 GOLDEN CONQUEST (IRE) (5yo CH G)
GOLDEN LARIAT (USA) / AN BONNAN BUI (IRE) / RIVERHEAD (USA)
12st 2lbs Pat O'Rourke Killinick (H)
Pat O'Rourke
 
17 JERRYMANDER (IRE) (5yo B G)
JEREMY (USA) / MISS MARY MAC (IRE) / DUSHYANTOR (USA)
12st 2lbs Tim Crowe Kildare (F)
Ross O'Sullivan
 
18 JIMMIL (IRE) (5yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / GARLUCY (IRE) / UN DESPERADO (FR)
11st 11lbs Terry Conroy Carlow Farmers (F)
P.A. Fahy
 
19 KILMALEY (IRE) (5yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / GRANT ME PATIENCE (IRE) / AAHSAYLAD (GB)
11st 11lbs Tom Keating Premier (H)
Tom Keating
 
20 MILITARY MISCHIEF (IRE) (5yo B G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / ALCA MY HILL (ITY) / NIGHT SHIFT (USA)
11st 11lbs Catherine Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
21 PADDY BUNS (IRE) (5yo BR G)
ARAKAN (USA) / BETTY BECK (IRE) / WESTERNER (GB)
11st 11lbs Sarah Smyth Co.Clare (H)
Donal Hassett
 
22 PONCHERELLO (FR) (5yo B G)
ANZILLERO (GER) / CLACHAPA (FR) / TURGEON (USA)
11st 11lbs Connie Rooney Island (F)
J.P. Brennan
 
23 REHINS BOY (IRE) (6yo B G)
BYRON (GB) / BOBS DIAMOND (IRE) / BOBS RETURN (IRE)
11st 11lbs Patrick M. Reilly Co.Sligo (H)
Patrick M. Reilly
 
24 ROBADDAN (IRE) (5yo CH G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / TIARELLA (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Con Hickey Killeagh (H)
Declan Queally
 
25 SQUARE BALL (IRE) (5yo BR G)
ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) / SNOOPY MILAN (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
11st 11lbs J.P. McManus Co.Limerick (F)
Enda Bolger
 
26 THREE IS COMPANY (IRE) (5yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / HOLD A MOONBEAM (IRE) / BACH (IRE)
11st 11lbs Mrs D.P. Magnier & Mrs B.G. Collins United Hunt (F)
M.P. Collins
 
27 TOMGARROW (IRE) (5yo CH G)
AIZAVOSKI (IRE) / ROOMIER (IRE) / BIENAMADO (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
28 TUFF TIMES (IRE) (5yo B G)
CURTAIN TIME (IRE) / FLY BID (IRE) / GOLAN (IRE)
12st 2lbs Josh Ryan East Clare (H)
Joseph Ryan
 
29 TWO ROBINS (IRE) (5yo B G)
JEREMY (USA) / BELL WALKS CAROLL (IRE) / CARROLL HOUSE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Peter C. McCaffrey Fingal (H)
T.G. McCourt
 
30 WINTER FOG (IRE) (5yo B G)
PAPAL BULL (GB) / BANPHRIONSA (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs Donncha Duggan Coolnakilla (H)
Donncha Duggan
 
31 WITNESS PROTECTION (IRE) (6yo B G)
WITNESS BOX (USA) / QUEEN'S EXIT (GB) / EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
12st 2lbs M.O. Cullinane Co.Galway(F)
M.O. Cullinane
 

Preview

DEFUTURE IS BRIGHT looks to be the one to watch here. The Ellen Doyle-trained gelding was second in a thrilling race finish to Picahana in Moig South in November. The French-bred gelding Poncherello could be in with a chance also, having had a commendable debut run in Lisronagh last November finishing four lengths behind West Cork. The Strap Man is also not without his chance having finished second on his debut run to the vastly more experienced Rainbow Chaser at Punchestown three weeks ago.

FLANNERYS HOTEL, GALWAY 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: Galway Blazers, East Galway, Sligo, North Galway and Roscommon. 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 ABEAUTIFULCHOICE (IRE) (5yo B M)
TOBOUGG (IRE) / SHE'SHADIT (IRE) / PILSUDSKI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Darren Collins Co.Galway(F)
Darren Collins
 
2 GO YEATS (IRE) (6yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / KAY TULLY (GB) / KAHYASI (IRE)
11st 12lbs M.O. Cullinane Co.Galway(F)
M.O. Cullinane
 
3 KILGANER ROSE (IRE) (7yo GR M)
TRANS ISLAND (GB) / LA PRIMA DIVA (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 6lbs Joseph Daniels Co.Galway(F)
Joseph Daniels
 
4 PREACHER MUSH (IRE) (8yo B M)
PRESENTING (GB) / PRAISETHEPREACHER (IRE) / SHARIFABAD (IRE)
11st 11lbs Shane Hanley Co.Galway(F)
Fergus M. Hanley
 
5 REBEL LEADER (IRE) (5yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / CHICHARITO'S GEM (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs Miss Sarah Hogan Co.Galway(F)
Norman Lee
 
6 THE BONNY BOY (IRE) (6yo B G)
CRAIGSTEEL (GB) / FLY AMANITA (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
11st 11lbs Mrs Marie Costello Co.Galway(F)
A.G. Costello
 
7 THE SECRET ONE (GB) (6yo B G)
SAKHEE'S SECRET (GB) / CIRCADIAN RHYTHM (GB) / LUJAIN (USA)
12st 2lbs Karen Costello North Galway (F)
Donncha Duggan
 
8 THINK OF ME (IRE) (10yo B M)
GERMANY (USA) / KATE'S LASS (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
11st 6lbs Christopher Moran Co.Galway(F)
Brian Francis Cawley
 

Preview

THE BONNY BOY finished third on his last start in Knockanard when beaten by a distance of five-and-a-half lengths and he would could be a leading contender here. The Germany mare Think Of Me is one with plenty of experience having returned from the track in 2017. The Brian Cawley-trained mare ran well at this track in March 2018, finishing third just two-and-a-half lengths adrift on that occasion and should run a similar race again here.

PAT WHYTE - N.G.H. CHAIRMAN 7yo+ Maiden

Maiden Race For 7-Y-O & Upwards

For Certified Hunters aged 7 years old and upwards only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. 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 BLUE TEMPLAR (IRE) (8yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / MAZUMA (IRE) / MAZAAD (IRE)
12st 2lbs J.P. McManus Co.Limerick (F)
Enda Bolger
 
2 CALYPSO STORM (IRE) (8yo B G)
TRANS ISLAND (GB) / VALIN THYNE (IRE) / GOOD THYNE (USA)
12st 2lbs Tony Kelly Grallagh (H)
Tony Kelly
 
3 DEEDEE DEECEE (IRE) (9yo B G)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / SMALL HANNA MARIEA (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Ballinagore (H)
Cormac Doyle
 
4 FLINDERS RIVER (IRE) (11yo CH G)
TRADITIONALLY (USA) / SILVER TASSIE (FR) / KALDOUNEVEES (FR)
11st 11lbs Richard S. Gibson Tynan & Armagh (F)
Brian W. Dougan
 
5 FLOWERS IN MAY (IRE) (7yo B M)
CURTAIN TIME (IRE) / BRIERFIELD LADY (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
11st 11lbs John B. Burke Waterford (F)
J.R. Barry
 
6 GETZIE (IRE) (7yo BR G)
KALANISI (IRE) / MUSICAL SHAN (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
12st 2lbs John G. O'Connell Fingal (H)
Claire O'Connell
 
7 HOLLYBANK KING (IRE) (7yo B G)
FRUITS OF LOVE (USA) / JULIANNE (IRE) / PERSIAN BOLD (IRE)
11st 11lbs Daire J. McConville Tynan & Armagh (F)
Daire J. McConville
 
8 HONEST TO GOODNESS (IRE) (8yo B M)
PAPAL BULL (GB) / SHEE'S SPEED (IRE) / MONASHEE MOUNTAIN (USA)
11st 6lbs Christopher Buckley Duhallow (F)
Donncha Duggan
 
9 IFINDOUBTSAYNOUT (IRE) (9yo CH G)
WAREED (IRE) / KNOCKSCOVANE (IRE) / MISTER LORD (USA)
11st 11lbs Peter McCreery Kildare (F)
Peter McCreery
 
10 JEAN LECROIX (IRE) (7yo B G)
LECROIX (GER) / COUNTRY TIME (IRE) / CURTAIN TIME (IRE)
11st 11lbs Mary O'Riordan Killeady (H)
Miss M. Harding
 
11 KILLANNE LADY (GB) (7yo CH M)
SCHIAPARELLI (GER) / DE BLANC (IRE) / REVOQUE (IRE)
11st 6lbs John Creane & William Kearney Bree (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
12 LORD GUILLAMORE (IRE) (7yo B G)
WHITMORE'S CONN (USA) / GLENOGRA CAILIN (IRE) / ALDERBROOK (GB)
11st 11lbs Gerard Foley & Patrick Dempsey Co.Limerick (F)
Jane Gayfer
 
13 MAJOR MILAN (IRE) (10yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / DUN AR AILL (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Declan O'Keeffe Doneraile (H)
Brian O'Keeffe
 
14 MISTER FLEMINGTON (IRE) (8yo CH G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / DEEP SUPREME (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Liam Cleary Premier (H)
Eoin McDonagh
 
15 ROCK ON CHARLIE (IRE) (11yo CH G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / MONTHLY SESSIONS (IRE) / PISTOLET BLEU (IRE)
11st 11lbs Joseph Daniels Co.Galway(F)
Joseph Daniels
 
16 SOLE PLEASURE (IRE) (7yo CH G)
ARAKAN (USA) / FALLON (IRE) / ARCANE (USA)
12st 2lbs Samuel J. Dickson Co.Down (S)
Neill McCluskey
 
17 THOMASISONIT (IRE) (7yo B G)
VERTICAL SPEED (FR) / KEEP THE PEARL (IRE) / CASTLE KEEP (GB)
12st 2lbs Monica Cogan Kildare (F)
Tara Lee Cogan
 
18 VERTICALPEBBLE (IRE) (7yo CH G)
VERTICAL SPEED (FR) / REBEL REBEL (FR) / PEBBLE (FR)
11st 11lbs Michael O'Meara Scarteen (F)
Michael O'Meara
 
19 VINNIES NEPHUE (IRE) (7yo B G)
ALKAADHEM (GB) / VINNIE SISTER (IRE) / TIRAAZ (USA)
11st 11lbs Patrick Kennedy North Kilkenny (F)
William P. Murphy
 

Preview

VINNIES NEPHUE made his second reappearance on the point circuit at Kilfeacle in January, when the Alkaadhem gelding ran a very pleasing race to finish second behind Carrigmoorna Pine. He could be the one to follow in this. The JP McManus-owned Blue Templar has vastly more experience than Vinnies Nephew as an ex track horse. The Enda Bolger-trained gelding had multiple placings last spring, whilst Jean Lecroix is a lightly raced seven-year-old, who finished fourth in Kildorrery a fortnight ago.
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