HORSE AND JOCKEY
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Formed in November 1996, the Premier Harriers began running a point-to-point at Horse & Jockey in 2002, and as the name suggests, the surrounding area in the heart of Tipperary is deeply entrenched in the horse racing community.
Our annual point-to-point typically takes place on the Sunday before the Cheltenham Festival, and it is the perfect way to warm up for the Olympics of National Hunt racing. We have been blessed to have seen many future stars begin their journey to the top of the racing sport.
War of Attrition, Gold Cup hero in 2006, begun his racing career between the flags at our point-to-point in 2003. Seabass, who guided Katie Walsh to the highest placed finish for a lady rider in 2012 Aintree Grand National, won his maiden at our 2007 race meeting, whilst Minella Roccco, who finished second in the 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup, won his maiden here in 2014. Just four days after which he was sold for £260,000 at the Cheltenham Festival Sales.
That is one of the real attractions of our point-to-point. It gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the future stars of the racing world in a relaxed and family friendly environment.
Put your wellies on and come to the picturesque Premier county to enjoy a day of fantastic horse racing !
Horse and Jockey Point-to-Point Races
Horse and Jockey,
Susan Long - 0864108362
How To Get There
From Dublin - Take the N7 exit to Limerick/Cork/Waterford/N8/N9. Follow M7. Keep right at the fork to stay on M7, follow signs for Limerick/Cork/Newbridge/M8. Keep left at the fork to continue on M8, follow signs for Cork/Durrow. At junction 6, take the N62 exit to Thurles/Horse and Jockey. At the roundabout take the 1st exit. Turn right onto the R369. Turn left at the 2nd cross street (signs for Ballinure). Continue down that road, on left.
From Cork - Get on M8 in Cork from N8. Follow M8 to R639 in South Tipperary. Take exit 7 from M8. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto M8 heading to Dublin/Fermoy. At junction 7, take the R639 exit to Cashel/Dundrum. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto R639. Continue on R639 for 10 km. Turn right (signs for Ballinure). Track is on the left
Our point-to-point is located an hour and a quarter from Cork airport and an hour and three quarters 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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Unlike many racecourses where the runners race far off out of view, our track at Horse & Jockey is one mile around on each lap ensuring that is offers great views from the finishing straight right around the corner - so you will never miss a second of the action.
Whether you want to watch in front of the winning post, as the runners flash by, venture into the centre of the course for a full 360 degree view of the track, or why not base yourself at the final fence to take in the wonderful sight of a thoroughbred racehorse in full flight over a fence? The choice is yours - you will never get any closer to the action!
One of the real joys of a point-to-point is just how close to the action you can get. That also includes our car park, ensuring a day's racing with us offers you the ideal opportunity to being a picnic for family and friends, and base it out of the back of your car.
Come along early and enjoy your picnic before the action gets under way, or take a break midway through the day's racing to enjoy your light refreshments.
If you are after something a bit warmer, we also have a catering unit on-site, serving a range of fast food such as burgers, sausages and chips, all you would need to keep you going.
Our track is conveniently located at the rear of the Horse & Jockey Hotel. This four-star family run hotel is well within walking distance of the track and is the perfect pitstop on the way to or from the course. The in-house bakery stocks delicious cakes, breads and pastries. If it is something a little more substantial you are after, why not check out the Silks Restaurant headed up by chef James Egan.
Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available from a number of outlets on the course. There will be something to quench your thirst or curb your caffeine cravings.
We also have a drinks tent serving alcoholic beverages for anyone looking for something a little stronger !
For a post racing tipple, why not check out the Enclosures Bar at the nearby Horse & Jockey Hotel.
Our track is conveniently located at the rear of the Horse & Jockey Hotel. This four-star family run hotel is well within walking distance of the track and is the perfect pitstop on the way to or from the course.
The in-house bakery stocks delicious cakes, breads and pastries.
If it is something a little more substantial you are after, why not check out the Silks Restaurant headed up by chef James Egan.