QUAKERSTOWN

Gates Open: 12:00 noon
First Race: 2:00 pm
Admission Prices: €10 and free for U16's
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Track Biography:

Quakerstown Point-to-Point and Easter Country Festival, under the auspices of the Co Clare Hunt takes place annually on Easter Sunday. The track is based at Quakerstown in Boston, Co Clare and is set against the backdrop of the majestic Burren.

Quakerstown has proved to be an excellent source of young talent in recent years with Cheltenham Festival Grade 1 winner, Champagne Fever starting his career with a win at this meeting in 2011. Another exciting young talent to come from this meeting was Bacardys who went on to win the Grade 2 bumper at Aintree and the Grade 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle in Leopardstown in 2017. The 2016 meeting also saw the exciting Next Destination land the four year old maiden and he is now a multiple Graded winner over hurdles including a Grade 1 at Naas

As this meeting is a very important part of the local community, extra effort has been made by the committee to enhance the enjoyment of the occasion for all the family. The day promises to be a wonderful day of racing and entertainment for everyone. There will be many wonderful free attractions such as a pony rides, face painting and bouncy castles. Other free attractions that will appeal to the rest of the family are the dog show and display, a hunt Pony race taking place after racing and a Football skills zone.

There will also be food stalls and an indoor seating pavilion which will allow all members of the family to enjoy the day in comfort. Following the success of the Craft & Artisan Food Fair at the Easter Country festival last year, the committee hope to build on its success and this year it will again feature local crafts people and food producers selling a wide range of hand produced goods. There will be over fifteen stalls displaying the finest of local and Irish produced goods such as woodcraft, candles, jewellery, food and cakes.
 


 

Quakerstown Point-to-Point Races

Quakerstown,

Boston,

Co. Clare

 

Contact Details

Paul O'Neill - 0879176243

How To Get There

By Road

From Galway/Kinvara
Follow the N18 towards Oranmore and remain on this road until you reach Gort. At the roundabout take the first exit onto Crowe Street. After 2.8km turn right and then follow 7.8km turn right following the road towards Tubber. Turn right in Tubber and continue along the road towards to Boston. Follow the signs to the Point to Point.

From Ballyvaughan:
Take the N67 out of the town towards Kinvara. Follow this road for 11 km and take a right turn followed by an immediate left turn to get on the road towards Boston. The racetrack will be on your right hand side.

From Dublin/Limerick/Shannon Airport/Ennis:
Take the M7 to Limerick. Continue on to the N18. Follow the M18. Take Exit 15 sign posted for Crusheen. At the roundabout take the second exit towards Crusheen. Once through Crusheen turn left towards Boston. Continue on this road until you see signs directing you into the race track on your left-hand side.

By Air

Quakerstown Point to Point is conveniently situated within 30 minutes of Shannon Airport. Then follow the above directions to reach the track.

 

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We have a number of excellent facilities at the track. We are lucky to have an abundance of car parking space and parking is free to those attending the point to point

The car park attendants will direct disabled patrons to a designated area in the car park. There will also be a dedicated section of the spectators’ area for disabled patrons. There will also be a portaloo suitable for disabled access.

There will be portaloos spread throughout the venue aswell as a dedicated unit for disabled patrons and changing facilities for babies & toddlers.

There will have an indoor seated pavilion and a wide variety of stalls including locally produced food and handmade crafts.

The Betting Ring is conveniently located in close proximately to the parade ring and track, throw an eye over the runners before deciding where to place your hard earned cash !

There will be food stalls and an indoor seating pavilion which will allow all race goers to enjoy the day in comfort.

Following the success of the Craft & Artisan Food Fair at the Easter Country festival last year, the committee hope to build on its success and this year it will again feature local food producers.

We will have a number of food outlets located at the track for the day which will serve a wide range of hot and cold foods and snacks for our patrons to enjoy.

For something a little sweeter, there will be a crepe stall and a number of confectionary stalls. There is sure to be something for everyone.
 

We will have a gourmet Barista serving the highest quality speciality teas and coffees throughout the day.

Some of our dedicated volunteers will also be on hand in the indoor seating pavilion to supply patrons with a range of hot and cold beverages for purchase.

 

There is no standard dress code for point to points but we would advise anyone attending the races to dress warmly and to be prepared for evertything that the Irish weather can throw at them. It is advisable to have appropriate footwear and outer wear for wet conditions. There is no harm is being stylish at the same time!
Dogs are encouraged to attend the point to point especially as there is a dog show which takes place on the day. It is important to note that ALL dogs attending the Point to Point are requested to be kept on a lead at ALL times. The Dog Show has an entry fee of €3 per class and prizes and rosettes for the winners.
We welcome picnics but we also offer a number of on-course catering options for those who would rather not bring their own food. We ask that those who decide to picnic remember to collect all of their rubbish after them especially as the Burren is a designated area of natural beauty and it is important to maintain that.
There are a number of free activities available on course during the Point to Point to entertain the younger members of the family which include: Bouncy castle Inflatable Obstacle Course Face Painting Dog Show Football Skills Zone Pony Rides
There is no ATM on course and we would advise anyone planning to attend to stop in one of the main towns en route to the racetrack.

As this meeting is a very important part of the local community, extra effort has been made by the committee to enhance the enjoyment of the occasion for all the family. The day promises to be a wonderful day of racing and entertainment for everyone.

There will be many wonderful free attractions such as a pony rides, face painting and bouncy castles. Other free attractions that will appeal to the rest of the family are the dog show and display, a hunt Pony race taking place after racing and a Football skills zone.

There will also be food stalls and an indoor seating pavilion which will allow all members of the family to enjoy the day in comfort. The Dog Show will have an entry fee of €3 per dog per class and there will be rosettes and trophies for the prize winners.

There is lots of competition in the style stakes with amazing prizes to be won by all the family. One of the main features of the day is the Most Appropriately Dressed Lady competition which has a prize fund of over €1,300 to the lucky winner. This amazing competition features prizes for the lucky winner from RED MILLS Store, County Boutique, Annette’s Boutique, Paul Martyn Hair Studios, Chez Lee Beauty, Seoidin Jewellery, Flax in Bloom, Gretals Petals Florist and Beautique Urban Retreat.

Don’t worry the dashing men of the point to point scene have not been forgotten and there is a most appropriately dressed man prize worth over €900 which features prizes from RED MILLS Store, Patrick Bourke Menswear, Louis Copeland, Manix Menswear, The Ennis Cash Company, Matt The Thresher & Club Dangan.

There is also a competition for the Best Accessory which features a prize fund of €400 which includes a bespoke hat from Margaret O’Connor Milliner as well as prizes from Burren Jewellery and Carraig Donn.

Judges on the day for these events will be top model Mary Lee of Chez Lee Beauty, Mandy Maher of Catwalk Modelling Agency and top milliner Margaret O’Connor.

There is a Bonny Baby competition judged by Leonora Carey and with an overall prize of a photo shoot with Impressions Photography and a Murphys pharmacy hamper. There are also a prize for the toddler category of a wonderful Hippomottie Learn to Dress Toy and a prize for the baby category of a Mo Leanbh Nursery Store voucher.

A Puc Fada competition will take place during the day, where the skills of the local hurling fraternity will be on display for charity. Hurling for Cancer, was set up by top trainer Jim Bolger and champion jockey Davy Russell and has raised over half a million euros for cancer charities through its events. This is a cause that is very close to everyone in the racing fraternity’s hearts and one that Quakerstown Point to Point, Connolly’s RED MILLS and the Clare Hunt are delighted to support. This year’s Hurling for Cancer all-star hurling match will take place in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, Co Kildare, on Tuesday 14th August 2018.

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