PORTRUSH

Gates Open: 11:30
First Race: 13:30
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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
BT56 8PD 
 

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.

Postcode

BT56 8PD

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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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 
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 BOOLAMORE GLORY (IRE) (4yo B G)
OCOVANGO (GB) / GO SANDY GO (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
2 ELUSIVE SECRET (IRE) (4yo B G)
ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL (USA) / SECRET LEAVE (GB) / LONG LEAVE (GB)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
3 WHATDOYAWANTTOKNOW (IRE) (4yo BR G)
ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) / MILOGAN (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
4 CHAMPAGNE TOWN (GB) (4yo B G)
KAYF TARA (GB) / KIND HEART (GB) / RED RANSOM (USA)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 DON'T WALK AWAY (IRE) (4yo BR G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / KILTIERNAN ROBIN (IRE) / ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 JOMIG DES BOIS (FR) (4yo B G)
GREAT PRETENDER (IRE) / NORMA JEAN (IRE) / MUHTATHIR (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
7 A JET OF OUR OWN (IRE) (4yo B G)
JET AWAY (GB) / SATALDA'S LADY (IRE) / GRAND PLAISIR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Jenny Walsh Killinick (H)
Benny Walsh
 
8 BALLYHIGH (IRE) (4yo B G)
CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) / STORM RUN (IRE) / HURRICANE RUN (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Jamie A. Sloan
 
9 BILLABLE GRANT (IRE) (4yo B G)
WATAR (IRE) / COLETA (IRE) / BARATHEA (IRE)
11st 11lbs Pamela Ballantine Co.Down (S)
C.A. McBratney
 
10 CHASING FIRE (GB) (4yo B G)
MAXIOS (GB) / KAHARA (GB) / SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
11 COPPER ALLEY (IRE) (4yo CH G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / LOUGHOLLY NATIVE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
11st 6lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
12 HI SUR MULTI (GB) (4yo B G)
MULTIPLEX (GB) / SURPRISE STATEMENT (GB) / PROCLAMATION (IRE)
11st 6lbs Canice McCloskey Mid-Antrim (H)
Gary McGill
 
13 LARKINS LUCK (GB) (4yo B G)
CONDUIT (IRE) / SACRED ISLE (IRE) / HELISSIO (FR)
11st 6lbs N. O'Reilly Kilkenny(F)
E. Sheehy
 
14 PRIVATE RYAN (IRE) (4yo CH G)
PRESENTING (GB) / SEA JEWEL (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 

Preview

There are just a quartet of horses with previous experience with DONT WALK AWAY standing out for the in-form Colin Bowe yard which have been among the winners at each of the six fixtures run so far in the new season. He may have been a beaten favourite on his return to action at Oldcastle on the opening day of the season, however he was only beaten two lengths on that occasion and has the experience to get his head in front here. Private Ryan still held claims when coming down on his debut at Fairyhouse, whilst Billable Grant, who would be a popular winner for his owner Pamela Ballantine, ran well at a big price to finish fifth in a Tipperary point-to-point bumper in the spring.

OCONNOR, KENNEDY & TURTLE AND TATTERSALLS IRELAND 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 BLANCHES HOLLOW (IRE) (5yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / CHILTERN HILLS (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
2 LE GRANDE POMME (IRE) (5yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / POMME TIEPY (FR) / APPLE TREE (FR)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
3 NEON NIGHTS (IRE) (5yo B G)
OCOVANGO (GB) / CUILOGE LADY (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
4 SATELLITE RECEIVER (IRE) (5yo CH G)
SHIROCCO (GER) / SATELLITE DANCER (IRE) / SATCO (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
5 SILVER FLYER (GB) (5yo B G)
MALINAS (GER) / SILVER GYPSY (IRE) / LUSO (GB)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
6 GLEBE ROAD (IRE) (5yo B G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / POPPY BALOO (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Mary Turley East Down (F)
Patrick Eugene Turley
 
7 HOW'S THINGS (IRE) (5yo B G)
GAMUT (IRE) / CLASSICAL BEAUTY (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Kieran Mahon & Noel Keenan Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
8 KATESBRIDGE (IRE) (5yo B G)
SAGEBURG (IRE) / MAGGIE BYRNE (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Brian Hamilton East Down (F)
B.R. Hamilton
 
9 ROCKHAMTOM (IRE) (5yo B G)
LEADING LIGHT (IRE) / GLENCREE ROSE (IRE) / LORD OF APPEAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Templeburn Racing Syndicate Co.Down (S)
C.A. McBratney
 

Preview

This has a very open look to it and it may be worth taking a chance on SILVER FLYER following two luckless efforts last season which saw him fail to complete at Cork and Fairyhouse. He had offered promising signs prior to his respective departures in those races and could come out a better horse. 100-rated hurdler Rockhamtom has joined Colin McBratney from Philip Hobbs, whilst Katesbridge and Neon Nights are others that could figure if at their best.

A DIAMOND & SON TIMBER LTD 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 LADYS ABBEY (IRE) (5yo B M)
OCOVANGO (GB) / SADDLERS GREEN (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs James & David Browne Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
2 RUCINSKI (IRE) (6yo CH M)
PRESENTING (GB) / CHERISH THE PEAR (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Faster Horses Syndicate Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
3 ANY TIME (GB) (8yo B M)
ZAMINDAR (USA) / PENCHEE (GB) / GRAND LODGE (USA)
11st 6lbs Aloysius Harney Kildare (F)
Ross O'Sullivan
 
4 DRUMLEES PET (IRE) (6yo GR M)
GOLDEN LARIAT (USA) / GERALDINE'S PET (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Sean McParlan East Down (F)
Sean McParlan
 
5 JUSTWEST (IRE) (6yo B M)
WESTERNER (GB) / JUSTFOUR (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 6lbs Edward & Patrick Kearns Mid-Antrim (H)
Gary McGill
 
6 PRESENTING MRS FOX (IRE) (5yo CH M)
PRESENTING (GB) / TREBOB (IRE) / KALANISI (IRE)
11st 6lbs Alana Jane McGuinness Ward Union (S)
Ian Patrick Donoghue
 
7 SADIE YEATS (IRE) (5yo B M)
YEATS (IRE) / SADIE THOMPSON (IRE) / KING'S BEST (USA)
11st 6lbs John O'Connor & Andy Pierce Bree (F)
Paul Martin Pierce
 
8 SIMPLY JULIE (IRE) (5yo B M)
SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) / TOP QUALITY (GB) / SIMPLY GREAT (FR)
11st 6lbs Jeff Murphy Coolnakilla (H)
David P. Murphy
 
9 SUSIE MILLER (IRE) (5yo B M)
WESTERNER (GB) / DEFINITE MILLER (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
11st 6lbs Ann Cahalan Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 

Preview

SUSIE MILLER went close at Tipperary on her debut in the spring and could well have finished even closer but for a slow leap at the last, and she could bounce back to that form given that she represents the very much in-form Sam Curling team. That Tipperary stable have had four winners and a second from just eight runners this season. Drumlees Pet failed to reproduce her Castletown-Geoghegan debut in two subsequent efforts but could come here fresh, whilst Justwest and Rucinski are experienced campaigners that have place claims.

KELLYS, PORTRUSH Open

Open Lightweight Race 
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.
(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 VAUCELET (FR) (6yo B G)
AUTHORIZED (IRE) / PEGGY PIERJI (FR) / CADOUDAL (FR)
12st 2lbs S.J. Hegarty Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
2 WINGED LEADER (IRE) (7yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / CLASSICAL BEAUTY (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs S.J. Hegarty Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
3 CAP D'AUBOIS (FR) (9yo BR G)
SNOW CAP (FR) / CALINE GRACE (FR) / MARMATO (GB)
12st 2lbs Longfellas Partnership Waterford (F)
Rosemary Connors
 
4 FENLON'S HILL (IRE) (10yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / EVA'S LASS (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Clare L. Cannon North Down (F)
Clare L. Cannon
 
5 ITS ALL GUESSWORK (IRE) (9yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / LA LAMBERTINE (FR) / GLAIEUL (USA)
11st 11lbs Luke McMahon Westmeath (F)
Gordon Elliott
 
6 MAJOR DESTINATION (IRE) (10yo B G)
DUBAI DESTINATION (USA) / CLARA ALLEN (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
7 MICHAEL'S PICK (IRE) (7yo CH G)
PRESENTING (GB) / BORAGH THYME (IRE) / SIMPLY GREAT (FR)
11st 11lbs Mrs D.A. Love Westmeath (F)
Ciaran M. Murphy
 

Preview

WINGED LEADER has won his last five starts in open company dating back to Kirkistown in February 2020 a run of success that includes a six-length defeat of talented track performer Jury Duty in this race last year. Having ended last season winning a Hunter Chase in Listowel, he should pick up where he left off by winning this for a second straight year. Stablemate Vaucelet was narrowly denied in the five-year-old maiden on this card, but progressed to win the Champion Novice Hunter Chase at Stratford to suggest he would be an able deputy if connections do not elect to run the selection, whilst the long-absent Cap DAubois has strong form.

ROYAL COURT HOTEL Winner Of Three

Winners of Three
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. 
4-Y-O Maidens excluded. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs.
(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 ASK D'MAN (IRE) (7yo CH G)
ASK (GB) / VIE EN ROSE (IRE) / CROCO ROUGE (IRE)
12st 2lbs S.J. Hegarty Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
2 BALLYDAM (FR) (6yo B G)
SAINT DES SAINTS (FR) / ROSADAME (FR) / BONBON ROSE (FR)
12st 2lbs The Lonely Poet Syndicate East Down (F)
B.R. Hamilton
 
3 CHARIOT WARRIOR (IRE) (9yo GR G)
TIKKANEN (USA) / GREENMOUNT LASS (IRE) / HOMO SAPIEN (IRE)
11st 11lbs James Brown Kerr Mid-Antrim (H)
Robert Brown Kerr
 
4 COASTGUARD STATION (IRE) (5yo CH G)
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) / SHURUWAAT (GB) / FATH (USA)
11st 11lbs Michael N. O'Sullivan Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
5 OUTSIDE THE RING (IRE) (9yo B G)
VERTICAL SPEED (FR) / MY BAY LADY (GB) / KARINGA BAY (IRE)
11st 11lbs Christine McKnight Newry (H)
Neil McKnight
 
6 RED VISION (FR) (6yo B G)
VISION D'ETAT (FR) / PETALE ROUGE (FR) / BONNET ROUGE (FR)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
7 WILLIAM TYNDALE (IRE) (9yo B G)
DUKE OF MARMALADE (IRE) / BLESSING (USA) / PULPIT (USA)
11st 11lbs Shauna Kelly Mid-Antrim (H)
Noel C. Kelly
 

Preview

After winning the older maiden on this card 12 months ago ASK DMAN went on to add to his tally at Loughbrickland and Broughshane meeting with a surprise defeat at his local track in Necarne. He brings the strongest form into this as he bids to get back to winning ways however he could need to be ready for this with two race-fit recent winners among the opposition in Red Vision and the hat-trick seeking Coastguard Station. The latter won very easily last Sunday at Loughrea, whilst William Tyndale is better than his latest effort.

KENNYS 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 €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)

Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 HENRY AFRICA (IRE) (7yo B G)
MOUNTAIN HIGH (IRE) / JESS HINGIS (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs J.J. Lambe Tynan & Armagh (F)
J.J. Lambe
 
2 JERRY RUSSELL (IRE) (8yo BR G)
KALANISI (IRE) / EIMEARS OSCAR (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs J.J. Lambe Tynan & Armagh (F)
J.J. Lambe
 
3 MAZBOON (IRE) (6yo CH G)
SEA THE STARS (IRE) / FRESNAY (GB) / RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
12st 2lbs J.J. Lambe Tynan & Armagh (F)
J.J. Lambe
 
4 BALLYMIST (IRE) (6yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / SPIRIT ROCK (IRE) / ROCK HOPPER (GB)
11st 11lbs Alan McCaldin Co.Down (S)
Caroline McCaldin
 
5 BUZZARD TRIX (IRE) (7yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / PRESENT TRIX (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Riverstown Racing Syndicate Co.Down (S)
Sean McParlan
 
6 DRUMLEE CASTLE (IRE) (9yo B G)
ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) / PRESENT TRIX (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Gary Dillon Mid-Antrim (H)
Gary Dillon
 
7 EASCA MOR (IRE) (6yo B G)
SCORPION (IRE) / SAMMLUNG (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Nicholas Varney & Eleanor Kennedy Kildare (F)
Ross O'Sullivan
 
8 FIVE DOLLAR FINE (IRE) (6yo B G)
SHANTOU (USA) / DANECOLE (IRE) / DANEHILL DANCER (IRE)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
9 HOLLYBANK KING (IRE) (9yo B G)
FRUITS OF LOVE (USA) / JULIANNE (IRE) / PERSIAN BOLD (IRE)
11st 11lbs Stephen McConville Tynan & Armagh (F)
Stephen McConville
 
10 STRUELL DUKE (IRE) (7yo B G)
SEPTEMBER STORM (GER) / STRUELL CHARM (IRE) / LUCKY OWNERS (NZ)
11st 11lbs Judith Todd Iveagh (F)
Holly McGahan
 
11 WHINNY ISLAND (IRE) (6yo B G)
RULE OF LAW (USA) / CHOSEN HOORAH (IRE) / WELL CHOSEN (GB)
11st 11lbs D.V. Shields Meath (F)
Cian M. Collins
 

Preview

EASCA MOR may not have followed up his excellent second to Wrong Direction in a Cork Hunter Chase when a well-beaten fourth at Ballingarry at the end of the season, but he is worth a second chance in this. Caroline McCaldin had the first two home in a similar race at Moira last Saturday and runs another long-absent stable debutant which is sure to be of interest, whilst there may not be a lot separating Five Dollar Fine, Whinny Island, Buzzard Trix and Drumlee Castle.
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