The first session of the two-day Kinsale point-to-point meeting took place at a sun-drenched Farrangalway on Saturday evening and Ciaran Fennessy increased his advantage to four over the absent Derek O’Connor in the southern riders’ championship by partnering a two-timer to bring his tally in the region to 23.
Mon, 06 Jun, 2016
Mon, 06 Jun, 2016
There were eight races at yesterday’s well-attended Dawstown point-to-point fixture, run under the auspices of the Muskerry Foxhounds, at Birch Hill outside Grenagh and Cloneen Choice showed abundant reserves of stamina to record his third success of the season in the winners of two.
Tue, 03 May, 2016
Mon, 25 Apr, 2016
The annual Kildorrery point-to-point meeting, run under the auspices of the Duhallow Foxhounds, took place at Rockmills Stud yesterday and the Jimmy Mangan-trained Coole Cody vindicated the promise of his excellent fourth-placed debut effort at Dawstown last season by taking the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Mon, 22 Feb, 2016
The Paul Kiely-trained Inchiquin High is developing into a competent point-to-point performer and the seven-year-old supplemented last month’s Killeagh success by landing a cracking mares’ winners of two at yesterday’s well-attended Knockanard fixture, run under the auspices of the Avondhu Foxhounds.
Mon, 15 Feb, 2016
All roads led to Conna yesterday for the annual Tallow point-to-point meeting and Mulcahys Hill lit up the meeting by posting a scintillating frontrunning performance for the in-form Martin Hassett stable to claim victory in the four-year-old maiden.
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
Mon, 01 Feb, 2016
Mon, 18 Jan, 2016
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015
The first session of the two-day Kanturk-Duhallow point-to-point fixture at Dromahane took place on Saturday and Sam Curling’s Grand Gold indicated that he’s set for a particularly productive campaign by easily winning the four-mile ladies open in the hands of the Liz Lalor.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
The Shay Barry-trained De Bene Esse hinted that a bright track career lies in wait by readily putting his rivals to the sword in the five-year-old geldings’ maiden at yesterday’s Bandon point-to-point meeting, run under the auspices of the Carbery Foxhounds at Kilpatrick.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2015
Heavy overnight rainfall ensured that ground conditions were extremely demanding at yesterday’s Kildorrery point-to-point meeting, run under the auspices of the Duhallow Foxhounds on the Vaughan family’s lands at Rockmills Stud.
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015
In-form handler Michael Winters must have felt like Bill Murray’s character in the widely-acclaimed film Groundhog Day at yesterday’s well-attended Killeagh Harriers point-to-point meeting as, for the second Sunday running, he struck with a hugely-exciting newcomer that had many of those present searching for previously unused superlatives.
Mon, 19 Jan, 2015
Mesmerising. That’s really the only way that one could justifiably describe the performance of the Michael Winters-trained For Carmel at yesterday’s well-attended Muskerry Foxhounds point-to-point fixture on Jack Murphy’s farm at Aghabullogue as the towering bay hardly broke sweat on his initial career outing in the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Mon, 12 Jan, 2015
The Liam Burke-trained newcomer Nambour lit up yesterday’s well attended but bitterly cold Kanturk-Duhallow point-to-point meeting at Dromahane by destroying the opposition in the second division of the four-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Wed, 31 Dec, 2014
The Hollinwell is developing into one of the very best point-to-pointers on the circuit and the British-bred recorded his fourth success of the season by destroying the opposition with his owner/trainer Eugene O’Sullivan’s 17-year-old son Eoin in the open lightweight at yesterday’s Duhallow Foxhounds Kildorrery fixture at Rockmills Stud.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2014
Following an enforced 20-day break due to the inclement weather conditions, point-to-point racing returned to the Cork and Waterford region on Saturday as the rescheduled Tallow meeting (run under the auspices of the West Waterford Foxhounds) took place at Shanakill Cross outside Conna.
Mon, 17 Feb, 2014
There was some competitive fare on offer at yesterday’s Westmeath Foxhounds point-to-point fixture at Castletown-Geoghegan and in-form handler David Christie’s Slippers Percy indicated that he could well by challenging for top honours this season by destroying the opposition in the open lightweight.
Mon, 07 Oct, 2013
Evanna McCutcheon has built up a tremendous rapport with her own horse Long Strand of late and the pair recorded their fifth success of the season in the open lightweight at the North Kerry Harriers point-to-point fixture outside Ballybunion on Saturday.
Mon, 27 May, 2013
The Gordon Elliot-trained Nedzer’s Return showed no ill-effects from his victory at Tattersalls Farm on Saturday by winning the open lightweight at yesterday’s Clonakilty point-to-point meeting, staged under the auspices of the Carbery Hunt on Inchydoney Island.
Mon, 27 May, 2013
It may have well happened that those in attendance at yesterday’s Muskerry Foxhounds point-to-point meeting at Birch Hill witnessed the successful debut of a potential top-notch performer for Eugene O’Sullivan’s Shanahan’s Turn left many racegoers searching for previously unused superlatives following his stunning victory in the first division of the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Tue, 07 May, 2013
There were seven races at yesterday’s Cloyne Harriers point-to-point fixture at Dromahane and the Tom Keating-trained Mortlestown attained due reward for his consistency by winning a vintage first division of the five and six-year-old geldings’ maiden in the hands of ‘Corky’ Carroll, who immediately dedicated the victory to his stricken colleague JT McNamara.
Mon, 18 Mar, 2013
The Aidan Kennedy-trained Moonlight Boy lit up Saturday’s rescheduled Kildorrery point-to-point fixture, which took place on the Vaughan family farm at Rockmills, by destroying the opposition in the closing six-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Mon, 25 Feb, 2013
Robert Tyner left yesterday’s second-stage of the two-day South Union Foxhounds point-to-point festival at Farrangalway outside Kinsale virtually assured of victory in the trainers’ championship after saddling two winners on the six-race card.
Mon, 04 Jun, 2012
The North Kerry Harriers staged their annual Ballybunion point-to-point fixture on Saturday evening and Carrigtwohill owner/trainer Don Browne’s Cloneen Storm (11/10) lit up the seven-race session for many by registering a gallant front-running success under a well-judged ride from James Hannon in the open lightweight.
Mon, 28 May, 2012
The Brian Lordan-trained newcomer Outlawed Tunes hinted that a bright track career lies in wait by destroying the opposition in the five-year-old geldings’ maiden at yesterday’s Waterford Foxhounds point-to-point meeting at Lisselan outside Tramore.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2012
Ground conditions were extremely demanding at yesterday’s Pigeon Hill & Carrigtwohill point-to-point fixture, but Croom-based civil engineer Fergus O’Connor was still the happiest individual at the Clyduff venue as he recorded his fourth career success by guiding his wife Irene Walsh’s Pocket Reader (10/1) to a popular success in the Winners’ Of One.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2012
IT was a memorable afternoon for Bill Shanahan at yesterday’s Duhallow-Kanturk point-to-point meeting at Dromahane as the 21-year-old from Ballinure in Co Tipperary partnered his first career winner aboard James Dullea’s unconsidered 14/1 shot Rotorua in the open lightweight.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2011