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The South Westmeath Hunt have a long history of holding a point-to-point meeting spanning over 100-years as far back as the early 1900’s. The point-to-point was originally held in Kilkenny West before being moved to Listisson, The Pigeons in 1978. In 2020 they moved to their current location Umma House.
Situated less than 15km`s south-west of their former long-standing course, the track is a good galloping track with two long straights.
Umma House Point to Point Races
Susan Scott - 087 2688145
How To Get There
From Moate town;
Take the L1303 out of Moate (Ballymore on the sign) keep left for ballymore. At the end of that road stay right for ballymore. Take the second road on the left. The p2p is a quarter of a mile down that road on the right.
The eircode N37YY98 will bring people to the road that they will be turning left at to take them to the p2p.
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 delighted to be able to provide free parking which allows spectators to have a clear view right around the track. This also allows the public to stay dry in their car without missing out on any of the action if the weather takes a turn for the worst.
Looking to keep updated with on-track racing which is also taking place on same day in Britain or Ireland? Well you won’t miss a thing. Head over the bookmaker’s ring where all of the day’s off-course horse racing, be it at Leopardstown or Cheltenham, will be shown and you can also bet on the away action alongside our own races.
As we are an outdoor event that only happens once a year, many of our facilities are only temporary which adds to the real character of the event. We do of course have a number of portaloos, catering options and much more to ensure you have a very pleasant experience with us.
In between races, spectators can avail of the variety of catering options that we have on offer.
Our food tent is located beside the parade ring which means you don’t have to venture too far from the action to enjoy the social side of point-to-pointing.
There is also a choice of soup and homemade sandwiches on offer supplied by our committee members.
If hot food isn’t what you are looking for, we also have a delicious selection of cakes, buns and other tempting sweet treats that are made fresh by our hard-working committee members.
We have a choice of hot drinks on offer, from teas and coffees to hot chocolates and soft drinks served to you from our tea tent and or our outside catering vendors.
A day at Umma House point-to-point races is the ideal day out for all the family in the heart of the Irish countryside.
One of the real treats of racing at Umma House, is just how close racegoers can get to the action. Watch the horses being saddled up by their trainers before making your way to the parade ring where the horses, jockeys and connections gather to discuss their pre-race tactics.
Selected your fancy for the race? Well head over to the betting ring where our friendly bookmakers are waiting to take your bet for the race and now it’s time watch the race itself.
Our younger racegoers are at the heart of our race day with free admission for children under 16 ensuring it is an inexpensive location for Mum and Dad to bring the whole family out on a Sunday afternoon.
Baby changing facilities are available and if you ever need a bottle heated then please just ask a committee member.