LOUGHREA

Gates Open: 12:00
First Race: 14:00
Admission Prices: €10
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Track Biography:

The Galway Blazers have a long history of holding a point-to-point dating back over a hundred years. The hunt dates from the beginning of the 19th century and has established itself as one of the famous Irish Hunts due to the goodwill and generosity of farmers and landowners throughout the county.

We run two meetings a year at Dartfield just outside Loughrea with the first one taking place in October and the second fixture being held in April. The course is situated at Dartfield Horse Museum and heritage centre which is set on 350 acres of parkland just forty minutes from Galway city.

Over the years, Loughrea point-to-point has produced many top national hunt stars such as Bewleys Berry, Boys Hurrah, Brindisi Breeze, Never Compromise and King Johns Castle.


Loughrea Point-to-Point Races


Dartfield,
Kilreekill,
Loughrea,
Co.Galway


Contact Details


Pauline Gavin - 0872623443

How To Get There

By Road

From the Dublin take the M6 as far as the Ballinasloe West exit 15, and continue on the N6 towards Loughrea/Galway as far as Kilreekil village.  Dartfield is half a mile beyond the village on the right hand side of the N6.

From Galway take the M6 and exit at Junction 16 for Loughrea.  After approx. three miles on the access road you arrive at a roundabout, take the first exit. Continue past the Portumna Junction for less than a mile, and the entrance to Dartfield will be on your left.

By Air

Loughrea is situated 30 minutes from Galway airport and an hour and 50 minutes from Dublin airport.

Eircode

H62 Y564

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Our free parking is situated in the centre of the track which allows race goers to have a clear view of each fence giving you the chance to get up close to the action.

The position of our car park provides you with the ideal location to bring your own picnic if you wanted to base yourself from the boot of the car.

There is toilet and baby changing facilities in the café in the Horse Museum along with portaloos located around the course.

In our bookmakers ring you can view and bet on any off-course races on the day in both England and Ireland.

In between races, spectators can avail of our popular outside caterers who sell everything from burgers and chips to bacon and sausage rolls to keep you full during the course of the afternoon.

Our caterer is located beside the parade ring which means you don’t have to venture too far from the action.

There is also the option of taking a walk up to the café located in the Horse Museum which sells tasty sandwiches and soups along with cakes and treats.

Our outside caterer's sell tea and coffee to keep you warm during your days racing.

The cafe located in the Horse Museum sell a delicious range of hot chocolate drinks along with juices and soft  drinks for the younger race goers. 

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. However, we do ask that all dogs are kept on a lead at all times.
Yes, we welcome visitors to bring their own picnics as our parking inside the centre of the course offers the perfect location for a picnic.
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 but we our only a short drive from the town of Loughrea which has ATM facilities so we recommend that you stop over on your way to the races.

As the track is adjacent to Dartfield Horse Museum, a trip to our point-to-point provides visitors with a choice of attractions to have a look at. 

Dartfield Horse Museum is a fascinating place to visit for anyone interested in the Irish horse and its uses down through the years as it houses a room devoted to the Galway Blazers, an Art Gallery with a very comprehensive selection of old and modern paintings and prints and a selection of antiques.

The Museum also houses an excellent Tack and Country clothing shop and an array of beautiful gift items. There is also a Blacksmith’s Forge, where there is a daily demonstration of traditional iron work.

Dartfield also offers walking trails around the 350 acre farm, an array of farm animals as well as horse riding.

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Entries

GOFFS UK AINTREE SALE 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 HE'S MY HERO (GB) (4yo B G)
TELESCOPE (IRE) / MADAM BIJOU (GB) / ATRAF (GB)
11st 11lbs Matthew Flynn O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
2 UP FOR APPEAL (IRE) (4yo B G)
MIZZOU (IRE) / HOSANNA (GB) / OASIS DREAM (GB)
11st 11lbs Matthew Flynn O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
3 AMARILLOBYMORNING (IRE) (4yo BR G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / ULTIMATE ECHO (IRE) / GAMUT (IRE)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
4 BOSTON TOWN (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / QUEEN OF MANTUA (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 HELNWEIN (IRE) (4yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / SYNTHE DAVIS (FR) / SAINT DES SAINTS (FR)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 RED NOTICE (IRE) (4yo CH G)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / FOR SYL (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
7 COCONUT TWIST (IRE) (4yo CH G)
SHANTOU (USA) / PRESENTING CHAOS (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Island (F)
Cormac Doyle
 
8 LOW MILEAGE (IRE) (4yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / MISS KNOWALL (IRE) / BEAT ALL (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Ballinagore (H)
Cormac Doyle
 
9 FLASH DU PISTOLET (IRE) (4yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / PISTOL FLASH (IRE) / PISTOLET BLEU (IRE)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
10 HARDY BUCK (IRE) (4yo B G)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / PERATUS (IRE) / MUJADIL (USA)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
11 THIEF OF THE NIGHT (IRE) (4yo BR G)
MAHLER (GB) / CATHERINES QUANDRY (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
12 PENNILESS (IRE) (4yo B M)
IMPERIAL MONARCH (IRE) / NOW WERE BROKE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 6lbs Elaine Ann Breen Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
13 TOWNHILL (IRE) (4yo CH G)
PRESENTING (GB) / LADIES PRIDE (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
14 ACT OF AUTHORITY (FR) (4yo B G)
AUTHORIZED (IRE) / LEAH CLAIRE (IRE) / TOMBA (GB)
11st 11lbs Catherine Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
15 KARUMA GREY (GER) (4yo GR G)
JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) / KARUMA (GER) / SURUMU (GER)
11st 11lbs Paul Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
16 NO TIME TO WAIT (IRE) (4yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / STEPHANIE FRANCES (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Edelle Logan Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
17 CATO CAPONE (IRE) (4yo GR G)
NOTNOWCATO (GB) / CAP THE ROSE (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
18 CHANCELLORSTOWN (IRE) (4yo B G)
CLOUDINGS (IRE) / JOYRIDE (GER) / SAMUM (GER)
11st 6lbs Tom Keating Tipperary (H)
Tom Keating
 
19 HIGHWAY HERO (GB) (4yo B G)
MILLENARY (GB) / SAFFRON'S SONG (IRE) / SAFFRON WALDEN (FR)
11st 11lbs Harley Dean Dunne Island (F)
Harley Dean Dunne
 
20 IVEGOTDAPOWER (IRE) (4yo B G)
IMPERIAL MONARCH (IRE) / MAGGIE POWER (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
11st 6lbs Marie Brennan Island (F)
J.P. Brennan
 
21 JOLLY SAILOR BOY (IRE) (4yo BR G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / PRESENTING FLORA (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Raymond Treacy South County Dublin(H)
Peter J. Flood
 
22 KING OF KINGSFIELD (IRE) (4yo B G)
VADAMOS (FR) / PASSION PLANET (IRE) / MEDICEAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Mary Turley East Down (F)
Patrick Eugene Turley
 
23 LE DERNIER SOUPER (IRE) (4yo B G)
LEADING LIGHT (IRE) / KNOCKSOUNA LADY (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
24 MASTER BREFFNI (IRE) (4yo BR G)
SAGEBURG (IRE) / HOT OSCAR (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Patrick Sheridan Kildare (F)
John G. Carr
 
25 SHEEPHAVEN FLYER (IRE) (4yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / DERRAVARAGH LILLY (IRE) / KALANISI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Mary Doyle Golden Vale (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
26 SUPREMELY WEST (IRE) (4yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / BLUE SUPREME (IRE) / PISTOLET BLEU (IRE)
11st 11lbs Padraig Barry United Hunt (F)
Donal Barry
 
27 UNSPEAKABLE (IRE) (4yo BR G)
SHOLOKHOV (IRE) / CROISE NAOFA (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 

Preview

With no fewer than 27 entries for this opening contest, the majority of whom have not yet been seen in competitive action, it is the market that will give the best guide as to what is expected of them, whilst of those with a previous effort, NO TIME TO WAIT was sent off as the favourite for his debut in Ballyarthur before the E150,000 store fell at the second fence.

TATTERSALLS NH & WESTPORT EQUIPMENT 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 HADDOCK DE GRISSAY (FR) (5yo B G)
MARESCA SORRENTO (FR) / KUBANA (FR) / QUART DE VIN (FR)
12st 2lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
2 ROCCO'S SHIROCCO (IRE) (5yo CH G)
SHIROCCO (GER) / OSCAR'S PET (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
3 GETUPEARLY (GB) (5yo CH G)
GETAWAY (GER) / COME THE DAWN (GB) / GUNNER B (GB)
12st 2lbs Patrick David Collins Killeagh (H)
M.P. Collins
 
4 I SEE YOU NOW (GB) (5yo B G)
TELESCOPE (IRE) / TIGER LINE (GB) / KAYF TARA (GB)
12st 2lbs Patrick David Collins Killeagh (H)
M.P. Collins
 
5 HITAK (FR) (5yo B G)
LAURO (GER) / PEPITTE (FR) / RAGMAR (FR)
12st 2lbs Paul Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
6 WINCHMORE HILL (IRE) (5yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / HATS AND HEELS (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs Paul Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
7 JET PATROL (IRE) (5yo BR G)
JET AWAY (GB) / CARAMALETA (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
8 MOODOFTHEMOMENT (IRE) (5yo CH G)
SHANTOU (USA) / MOOD I'M IN (GER) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
12st 2lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
9 COURT JUSTICE (IRE) (5yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / KILLOGAN LASS (IRE) / LUSO (GB)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
10 WESTMORELAND (IRE) (5yo GR G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / CALTRA PRINCESS (IRE) / TRADITIONALLY (USA)
12st 2lbs Miss. Maria Kavanagh Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
11 ABBA BAY (GB) (5yo B G)
YORGUNNABELUCKY (USA) / CIRCLE OF ANGELS (GB) / ROYAL APPLAUSE (GB)
12st 2lbs R.S. Brookhouse Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
12 RUBY GOLD (IRE) (5yo B G)
ASK (GB) / SUPREME SUNDAY (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Thomas Peter English Wexford (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
13 BILL TANNER (IRE) (5yo B G)
ASK (GB) / SEDUCTIVE DANCE (GB) / GROOM DANCER (USA)
12st 2lbs John P. Dwan Carlow Farmers (F)
John Joseph Hanlon
 
14 JIGGINSTOWN KING (IRE) (5yo B G)
LUCKY SPEED (IRE) / MISS BADEN (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs T.J. McDonald Kildare (F)
John Joseph Hanlon
 
15 COOL COOKIE CLAUDE (IRE) (5yo B G)
COKORIKO (FR) / RUBY REEL (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
12st 2lbs Declan Cunningham Grallagh (H)
Tony Kelly
 
16 PALMROCK ROAD (IRE) (5yo B G)
ROBIN DES PRES (FR) / ANOTHER CHANCE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Tony Kelly Grallagh (H)
Tony Kelly
 
17 CHAMPAGNE TRAIL (IRE) (6yo B G)
MOST IMPROVED (IRE) / GENTLE CARIBOU (IRE) / DUSHYANTOR (USA)
12st 2lbs Roisin Hickey Tipperary (F)
Roisin Hickey
 
18 CHOSEN ANTHEM (IRE) (5yo B G)
WELL CHOSEN (GB) / LOVE ANTHEM (IRE) / ROYAL ANTHEM (USA)
12st 2lbs Billy Lanigan & Ray Nangle Laois (F)
W.J. Lanigan
 
19 EVIES VLADIMIR (IRE) (5yo CH G)
SHIROCCO (GER) / MISTLETOEANDWINE (IRE) / UN DESPERADO (FR)
12st 2lbs Peter J. Flood Kildare (F)
Peter J. Flood
 
20 HAPPY DAY EMERY (FR) (5yo GR G)
VOILADENUO (FR) / DAY LILY (FR) / CENTENNIAL (IRE)
12st 2lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
21 HERMES ROQUE (FR) (5yo GR G)
TURGEON (USA) / BIBLE GUN (FR) / PISTOLET BLEU (IRE)
12st 2lbs Paula Widger Waterford (F)
Robert Widger
 
22 JACK BURKE (IRE) (5yo B G)
SAGEBURG (IRE) / STAPLESTOWN GIRL (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
12st 2lbs Harley Dean Dunne Island (F)
Harley Dean Dunne
 
23 KAMSINAS (FR) (5yo B G)
KAMSIN (GER) / LOUVADEUS HAS (FR) / POLIGLOTE (GB)
12st 2lbs Michael David Murphy Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
24 KNOCK ON WOOD (IRE) (5yo B G)
GATEWOOD (GB) / SHEASAN (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
12st 2lbs Con O'Connor & Liam Fenton Dungarvan (H)
R.J. McGrath
 
25 LIGHTS ARE GREEN (IRE) (5yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / KATJAKEM (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs Aidan M. Murray Co.Galway(F)
Andrew Lynch
 
26 LUCKY ZEBO (GB) (5yo B G)
YORGUNNABELUCKY (USA) / LADY KARINGA (GB) / KARINGA BAY (IRE)
12st 2lbs Tom Keating Tipperary (H)
Tom Keating
 
27 PRINCE DE JUILLEY (FR) (5yo B G)
HONOLULU (IRE) / HOREMSAF (IRE) / ENTREPRENEUR (GB)
12st 2lbs J. Staunton Co.Clare (H)
J. Staunton
 
28 RYEHILL (IRE) (5yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / NIGHT MAID (IRE) / KOTASHAAN (FR)
11st 11lbs Downtown Syndicate Kildare (F)
Ross O'Sullivan
 
29 SOLDAT FORTE (IRE) (5yo B G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / ROCK ME GENTLY (GB) / SULAMANI (IRE)
12st 2lbs Matthew Flynn O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
30 THAT'S WHAT I SAY (IRE) (5yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / SHADOW EILE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Mary Doyle Golden Vale (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
31 THE MULCARE BANKS (IRE) (5yo B G)
NOTNOWCATO (GB) / BENNYS BREEZE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs Caitriona Goff Island (F)
Michael Goff
 
32 THE NAME IS BOND (IRE) (5yo CH G)
OCOVANGO (GB) / SECOND BOND (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs M.O. Cullinane Kilmoganny (F)
M.O. Cullinane
 
33 TOTOWOLFE (GB) (5yo B G)
BLUE BRESIL (FR) / MISS SOPHIEROSE (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs Hugh & Niall Bleahen Island (F)
C.W.J. Farrell
 

Preview

The Matt Collins-trained I SEE YOU NOW stands out among these 41 entries following a very promising introduction at Castlelands when he finished third. The fourth-placed horse went close in Ballyragget last Sunday, whilst the race winner was bought by Gordon Elliott for 310,000stg at the Cheltenham Festival sale recently. Stable companion Getupearly also made the placings on his debut as too did Lucky Zebo and he represents Tom Keating whose horses seem to be in particularly good form at present.

ITBA 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 MINIMAL FUSS (IRE) (5yo B M)
SHIROCCO (GER) / SHEAN ROSE (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
2 THE ROSE OF BRESIL (IRE) (5yo B M)
BLUE BRESIL (FR) / ROSADAME (FR) / BONBON ROSE (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
3 CHATSHOW HOST (IRE) (5yo B M)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / BACK ON STAGE (IRE) / STOWAWAY (GB)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
4 PEPPARDSTOWN LADY (IRE) (5yo B M)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / PEPPARDSTOWN (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
5 HOWAYA C D AND E (IRE) (7yo B M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / HOWAYA PET (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
11st 11lbs Steven Vaughan Meath (F)
Gerard Keane
 
6 TRIM TO MILAN (IRE) (7yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / ANOTHER PET (IRE) / UN DESPERADO (FR)
11st 11lbs James Robinson Kildare (F)
Gerard Keane
 
7 CASTLE ARMS CASA (IRE) (6yo B M)
CASAMENTO (IRE) / IN A RUSH (IRE) / HERNANDO (FR)
11st 11lbs Seosamh A. Murphy Laois (F)
W.J. Lanigan
 
8 ELUSIVE MAE (IRE) (6yo BR M)
ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL (USA) / ANAAWEEN (USA) / DIESIS (GB)
11st 11lbs The Three Counties Partnership Laois (F)
William P. Murphy
 
9 GLENETTY (IRE) (5yo B M)
CALIFET (FR) / GLEN EILE (IRE) / JURADO (USA)
11st 11lbs Paul O'Sullivan Fingal (H)
Claire O'Connell
 
10 GREY OPPORTUNITY (IRE) (5yo GR M)
KINGSTON HILL (GB) / TELL THE TALE (FR) / ELNADIM (USA)
11st 6lbs Andrew Pierce Bree (F)
Paul Martin Pierce
 
11 KNOCKANORA LADY (IRE) (8yo B M)
OSCAR (IRE) / MAGGIE MATHIAS (IRE) / PORTRAIT GALLERY (IRE)
11st 11lbs Daniel Boland Kildare (F)
Sam Curling
 
12 MIDNIGHT GALE (IRE) (7yo B M)
STOWAWAY (GB) / MIDNIGHT MINNIE (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs Mark J. Walsh Co.Limerick (F)
Jennifer M. Lee
 
13 MISS BENJO (IRE) (7yo B M)
CALIFET (FR) / HENRIETTA (IRE) / HUSHANG (IRE)
11st 11lbs Michael J. Phillips Island (F)
Michael J. Phillips
 
14 MISTY DAY (IRE) (5yo B M)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / CLARAS MIGHTY (IRE) / SHANTOU (USA)
11st 11lbs Stephen Campion Kilmoganny (F)
P.F. McEnery
 
15 NEAR DARK (IRE) (6yo B M)
WESTERNER (GB) / MOLLYASH (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
11st 11lbs R.C.A. Latta Bree (F)
Andrew Latta
 
16 NEWTOWN CHARM (IRE) (5yo B M)
BARELY A MOMENT (AUS) / QUEENTINA (IRE) / DESERT KING (IRE)
11st 11lbs Patrick K. McCarthy Duhallow (F)
Donncha Duggan
 
17 QUEEN ZOEY (IRE) (5yo B M)
LEADING LIGHT (IRE) / ZOEYS DREAM (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Edward C. Kelly Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
18 THE DERRY GIRL (IRE) (6yo B M)
WESTERNER (GB) / KNOCKLAYDE ROSE (IRE) / EVEN TOP (IRE)
11st 11lbs Naithan Scullion South County Dublin(H)
Peter J. Flood
 
19 TIME WAS (IRE) (5yo B M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / HENRIETTA (IRE) / HUSHANG (IRE)
11st 11lbs J.F.C. Maxwell Carlow Farmers (F)
Emmet Mullins
 

Preview

It had looked as though MISTY DAY was bound for a placed finished in a big-field maiden at Lisronagh on her latest outing when she parted company with her rider. This could be a nice opportunity for her to make amends as she could hold the edge over Miss Benjo, Chatshow Host and Elusive Mae.

GALWAY RACES Mares Open

Open Lightweight Race - Mares
 
For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, Mares only, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
4-Y-O Maidens excluded. No Penalties.
(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 BORN FAMOUS (IRE) (5yo B M)
FAMOUS NAME (GB) / BORN NOBLE (IRE) / DUSHYANTOR (USA)
12st 2lbs Paul O'Sullivan Fingal (H)
Claire O'Connell
 
2 IFEOINLY (IRE) (8yo BR M)
OSCAR (IRE) / ONE SWOOP (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs Brendan Joseph Walsh North Kerry (H)
Eoin C. McCarthy
 
3 KOYOTE (IRE) (8yo B M)
VINNIE ROE (IRE) / SWIFTUR (GB) / SNURGE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Deirdre A. Connolly Duhallow (F)
Terence Leonard
 
4 LA FELINE (FR) (7yo B M)
MARTALINE (GB) / NAKOTA RAG (FR) / NIKOS (GB)
12st 2lbs J. O'Leary Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
5 LAWLOR'S CHOICE (GB) (8yo B M)
BLACK SAM BELLAMY (IRE) / SIMILAR FASHION (GB) / ALFLORA (IRE)
12st 2lbs Tom Power & Annette Lawlor Shillelagh & District (F)
P.J. Rothwell
 
6 NINETEENSIXTEEN (IRE) (11yo B M)
OSCAR (IRE) / LIKE A DREAM (IRE) / ALZAO (USA)
11st 11lbs Gemma Dewhurst Westmeath (F)
Gemma Dewhurst
 
7 PEGGY GORDON (IRE) (8yo CH M)
WINDSOR KNOT (IRE) / JUNGA CONNECTION (GB) / DANZIG CONNECTION (USA)
11st 11lbs Gerard Nihill Co.Clare (H)
Niall Kelleher
 
8 ROSE OF COOLBALLY (IRE) (7yo B M)
ALKAADHEM (GB) / ROSE OF DUNAMASE (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Peter Tyrrell Laois (F)
William P. Murphy
 
9 SOFIAS CASTLE (IRE) (8yo B M)
ARCTIC COSMOS (USA) / CASTLETOWN LADY (IRE) / EXECUTIVE PERK (IRE)
12st 2lbs John Francis White Killeady (H)
Jason O'Reilly
 
10 THE FORGE HILL (IRE) (8yo B M)
MOROZOV (USA) / SHERS DREAM (IRE) / SHERNAZAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 

Preview

IFEOINLY has had the measure of both The Forge Hill and La Feline in recent outings and the pair could be set for another interesting rematch here. La Feline seemed to be coming back closer to her best when a staying-on third against geldings in Castlelands and that could make her a bigger danger here, whilst Lawlors Choice was a big-price winner of a Hunter Chase at Down Royal last week and is in the form of her life at present.

ROVEAGH LODGE STUD Winner Of One

Winners Of One
 
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 one Point to Point Steeplechase of any description.
No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens Excluded.
(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 GUNNERY OFFICER (IRE) (6yo BR G)
CALIFET (FR) / BLACKTHORNE WINTER (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs D.M. Forster Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
2 WILDFIELD IVY (IRE) (7yo B M)
ALKAADHEM (GB) / ALLEZ VITE (IRE) / BROKEN HEARTED (IRE)
11st 11lbs Michael Gerard Kinsella Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
3 BARE MOMENT (IRE) (7yo B BR G)
BARELY A MOMENT (AUS) / DOMESTIC DISPUTE (IRE) / SHERNAZAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Jennifer M. Lee Co.Limerick (F)
Jennifer M. Lee
 
4 CAPPAJUNE LADY (IRE) (8yo B M)
KALANISI (IRE) / BELLE AGAIN (IRE) / SHANTOU (USA)
11st 6lbs Mark Davies South Westmeath (H)
Heather I. Kiernan
 
5 CHATO SANTANA (IRE) (6yo CH G)
EL SALVADOR (IRE) / LADY WAGNER (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Ballinagore (H)
Cormac Doyle
 
6 DIDNT ASK (IRE) (5yo B G)
ASK (GB) / ROSIE O'SHEA (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Christine Rabbitt Co.Galway(F)
Paul John Gilligan
 
7 GOLDEN SILENCE (IRE) (12yo B G)
SHIROCCO (GER) / GUARANTIA (GB) / SELKIRK (USA)
11st 11lbs V.C. Ward Ward Union (S)
V.C. Ward
 
8 HENRY GRAY (IRE) (6yo GR G)
DOYEN (IRE) / GRAY'S ANATOMY (IRE) / GOTHLAND (FR)
12st 2lbs Michael J. Doyle Tipperary (H)
Andrew Slattery
 
9 HEYDOUR (IRE) (9yo BR G)
PRESENTING (GB) / OUR LUCKY VENTURE (IRE) / GOLAN (IRE)
11st 11lbs Josephine Costello Co.Galway(F)
John J Costello
 
10 JOE'S TURN (IRE) (6yo B G)
JET AWAY (GB) / MILESHOUGE QUEEN (IRE) / PIERRE (GB)
12st 2lbs Laurence O'Brien Ballinagore (H)
R.P. Rath
 
11 KEEP ME POSTED (IRE) (5yo B G)
SHIROCCO (GER) / CANITELLYOU (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Claire Costello Co.Clare (H)
Thomas S. Costello
 
12 LEADING FORCE (IRE) (5yo B G)
LEADING LIGHT (IRE) / GOOD LOOKING WOMAN (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Connie Rooney Island (F)
J.P. Brennan
 

Preview

Farmacaffley maiden winner GUNNERY OFFICER lost little in defeat when finished second at Lingstown on his first step into winners company as the front pair had pulled a distance clear of their rivals. He could well regain the winning thread here. Of the last-time out maiden winners, Henry Gray certainly caught the eye at Nenagh last weekend when outbattling a more experienced rival, whilst Keep Me Posted and Leading Force are two others which cannot be discounted.

THE WILLIE LEAHY MEMORIAL 5yo+ Adjacent Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O & Upwards Adjacent

For Certified Hunters aged 5 years old and upwards, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers holding a valid Hunter Certificate to the following Hunts:- Co. Galway, North Galway, East Galway, Co Clare, Co. Roscommon and Sligo. 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 BUSHMANS PASS (IRE) (6yo B G)
VIRTUAL (GB) / MOANBAUN LADY (IRE) / BLUEPRINT (IRE)
12st 2lbs M. Flannery North Galway (F)
M. Flannery
 
2 FUTURE BENEFITS (IRE) (5yo B G)
LEADING LIGHT (IRE) / BENEFIT MISS (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs Adrian Costello Co.Galway(F)
Thomas S. Costello
 
3 GALWAY SHAWL (IRE) (6yo B M)
MAHLER (GB) / CANSALRUN (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 6lbs M.O. Cullinane Co.Galway(F)
M.O. Cullinane
 
4 LIGHTS ARE GREEN (IRE) (5yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / KATJAKEM (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs Aidan M. Murray Co.Galway(F)
Andrew Lynch
 
5 MAC SUIBHNE (IRE) (7yo B G)
VIRTUAL (GB) / HEPAHEPA NAENEY (IRE) / IN YARAK (GB)
12st 2lbs Leon Tormey Co.Galway(F)
Tom Dreaper
 
6 ROAD TO THE WEIR (IRE) (6yo B G)
SALUTINO (GER) / BABYSHAN (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Liam Neilan Co.Galway(F)
John Neilan
 
7 SIR SHELBY (IRE) (6yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / ELLIE FORTE (GB) / ALFLORA (IRE)
12st 2lbs Christine Rabbitt Co.Galway(F)
Paul John Gilligan
 
8 SKIPINYOURSTEP (IRE) (5yo CH M)
NOTNOWCATO (GB) / CARROWMORE QUEEN (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
11st 6lbs Joseph Daniels Co.Galway(F)
Richard James Daniels
 

Preview

This has a particularly open look to it and it may well be that it presents the formerly track placed MAC SUIBHNE with his best chance to date to get his head in front. Future Benefits was only beaten ten lengths in a similar contest at Belclare last week, whilst Sir Shelby represents the same owner and handler as the winner of that adjacent contest last Sunday, and like that horse he too is a newcomer.
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