FARMACLAFFLEY

Gates Open: 11:00 am
First Race: 13:00 pm
Admission Prices: £5
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Track Biography:

The Tynan and Armagh hunt can be traced back as far as 1840, when Sir James Stronge of Tynan Abbey estate started the pack at his own expense calling it the Tynan Harriers. The Tynan Harriers sometimes hunted with Lord Waterford’s Armagh Harriers and from these two the Tynan and Armagh hunt was born in 1895.

The first point-to-point was organised in 1895 and has remained at Farmclaffey since then making it one of the oldest point-to-points on the fixture list.

Over the years, Farmaclaffley point-to-point has produced many top national hunt stars such as 2002 Grand National winning Bindaree and Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Truckers Tavern.








 

Farmacaffley Point-to-Point Races

Farmacaffley,

Co.Armagh

 

Contact Details

Brian W. Dougan - 0044 7808283026

How To Get There

By Road

From Armagh – Our track is located in the townland of Farmacaffley which is two miles from Armagh city on the Armagh to Keady road.


By Air

Our point-to-point is located one hour from Belfast airport and an hour and a half from Dublin airport.
 

Did You Know?

“The Gillespie family have had success in the Confined Hunt race with the same family that won this race in 1928”.

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Combined with our free parking, we are lucky to have a clear viewing track that allows racegoers to get up close to the action with our final fence located close to the car park so you can enjoy the thrill of the action from the comfort of your car.

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

There are no specific facilities for the disabled but if the committee is contacted prior to the fixture arrangements can be made for special car parking.

In between races, spectators can avail of the catering options that we have on offer.

Our outside food caterers are located beside the bookies and they sell an array of hot food options such as burgers, chips and sausages.

All patrons are welcome to pack a picnic style lunch to enjoy during the races.

Our catering vendors have a choice of hot drinks on offer, from teas and coffees to hot chocolates and soft drinks to keep you warm during your days racing.

If you would like something a little stronger to keep you warm during your days racing, alcohol can be purchased in our on-course beer tent.
 

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.
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 in Armagh on your way to the races.

Point-to-point racing gives racegoers the opportunity to get within touching distance of the action so they can undoubtedly appreciate all the thrills and excitement first hand. It is your chance of witnessing some of the stars of the future that graduate from the point-to-point field each year.

Admission is £5 with all children U16 free. Also with every race card bought you will be entered into a free draw to win £50.

Our point-to-point is located 10 minutes away from the picturesque Gosford Park which is the perfect location for all the family. Gosford has something for everyone including a playground, walking trails through the forest and a pet’s corner.
 

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Entries

THE MULLEN FAMILY Confined Hunt Winners

Winners Race Confined
For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers holding a valid Hunter Certificate to the Tynan and Armagh Hunt, which have not won a race under the Rules of Racing or I.N.H.S. Rules other than Hunters Steeplechases or Point to Point Steeplechases. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens Excluded.
(Prize Money €1500: 1st €1050, 2nd €300, 3rd €150)
Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs
5yo 12st 2lbs
About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 DRUMCONNOR GIRL (IRE) (6yo CH M)
GENEROUS (IRE) / DRUMCONNOR LADY (IRE) / SHAHRASTANI (USA)
11st 11lbs Martin Abernethy
J.J. Lambe
 
2 SIZING JULIE (IRE) (6yo B M)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / SUGAR ISLAND (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Richard P. Behan
J.J. Lambe
 
3 CELTIC THUNDER (IRE) (9yo B G)
DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB) / CLASH PRINCESS (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Daire J. McConville
Marshall Watson
 
4 HE KNOWS MY NAME (IRE) (9yo B M)
KAYF TARA (GB) / TIGRERA (IRE) / HELISSIO (FR)
11st 6lbs Claire Watson
Marshall Watson
 
5 ACCORDINGTOJOHNNY (IRE) (5yo B G)
SHANTOU (USA) / ACCORDINGTOHERSELF (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
11st 11lbs Richard S. Gibson
Brian W. Dougan
 
6 BABY TUBS (IRE) (5yo B G)
DARSI (FR) / COOLKENNA CONTACT (IRE) / ROCK HOPPER (GB)
11st 11lbs Ronan McNally
Ronan McNally
 

Preview

The Marshall Watson-trained duo of Celtic Thunder and HE KNOWS MY NAME are the two previous winners in the race, with the latter entering the race in good form having got off the mark at Moira in December. The nine-year-old then ran a very creditable race to finish third behind a smart mare in Longhouse Music in Killeagh last month, and this looks a winnable opportunity for her. Fellow mare, Drumconnor Girl, heads into this race on the back of a career best at Tyrella recently and is clearly in good form.

MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK AND FARM SALES 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 BABY TUBS (IRE) (5yo B G)
DARSI (FR) / COOLKENNA CONTACT (IRE) / ROCK HOPPER (GB)
12st 2lbs Ronan McNally
Ronan McNally
 
2 BALLYART (IRE) (5yo B G)
SCORPION (IRE) / CANDLE MASSINI (IRE) / DR MASSINI (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 DAWN SUNRISE (IRE) (5yo CH G)
MAHLER (GB) / WOODVIEW DAWN (IRE) / TURTLE ISLAND (IRE)
12st 2lbs Alexandria Gardner
Pierce Michael Power
 
4 DONJON (FR) (5yo B G)
CABALLO RAPTOR (CAN) / MONA LISA (FR) / MARMATO (GB)
12st 2lbs Chris Donnelly Westmeath (F)
Ciaran M. Murphy
 
5 DUC DU MEE (FR) (5yo B G)
CORRI PIANO (FR) / BRITISH NELLERIE (FR) / LE PONTET (FR)
12st 2lbs Brian Smyth
J.J. Lambe
 
6 EXIT ELEVEN (IRE) (5yo CH G)
WOODPAS (USA) / ORETHETOP (IRE) / TOPANOORA (IRE)
11st 11lbs Joseph H. Walsh
S.G. Walsh
 
7 GOLAN WARRIOR (IRE) (5yo BR G)
GOLAN (IRE) / TAISILK (IRE) / TAIPAN (IRE)
12st 2lbs S.R.B. Crawford
S.R.B. Crawford
 
8 HADMEATHELLO (IRE) (5yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / CORRECTANDPRESENT (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Milestone Racing Partnership
Colin Bowe
 
9 MILL ROAD RIO (IRE) (5yo B G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / KILTIERNAN ROAD (GB) / GRAPE TREE ROAD (GB)
12st 2lbs W. Andrew Cromie North Down (F)
George Stewart
 
10 PARSONAL (IRE) (5yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / RITH AR AGHAIDH (IRE) / PHARDANTE (FR)
11st 11lbs Shane Donohoe
Shane Donohoe
 
11 SCHOOL LANE (IRE) (5yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / MANGAN MONTE (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
12st 2lbs Patrick Francis Doyle Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
12 SOME CAN DANCE (IRE) (5yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / ROCELLA (GER) / GOOFALIK (USA)
12st 2lbs D.M. Christie
D.M. Christie
 

Preview

BALLYART put in a career best when chasing home Hotel Du Nord at Kirkistown recently, and it will not take much further improvement to get his head in front here for the Colin McKeever and Wilson Dennison team. The less experienced Hadmeathello finished just behind recent Oldtown victor King Of The Sharks on his debut at Nenagh, and with that form having been franked, he would look the serious danger here.

DONNELLY BROS, DUNGANNON 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 €1500: 1st €1050, 2nd €300, 3rd €150)
Weights: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 DRUMCONNOR GIRL (IRE) (6yo CH M)
GENEROUS (IRE) / DRUMCONNOR LADY (IRE) / SHAHRASTANI (USA)
11st 11lbs Martin Abernethy
J.J. Lambe
 
2 SIZING JULIE (IRE) (6yo B M)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / SUGAR ISLAND (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Richard P. Behan
J.J. Lambe
 
3 ALICE'S STAR (IRE) (9yo B M)
ODYLE (USA) / ALL EXCEPT ALICE (IRE) / FOURSTARS ALLSTAR (USA)
11st 6lbs Denis O'Sullivan
Denis O'Sullivan
 
4 BALLROOMOFROMANCE (IRE) (5yo CH M)
MAHLER (GB) / BLOSSOM TRIX (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs Christine McKnight
Neil McKnight
 
5 DECENT GIRL (IRE) (6yo B M)
SCORPION (IRE) / OSIRIXA (FR) / LINAMIX (FR)
11st 11lbs Hansfield Five Syndicate
Ciaran M. Murphy
 
6 DERRAVARAGH LUCY (IRE) (7yo BR M)
MILAN (GB) / DERRAVARAGH NATIVE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
11st 6lbs Liam Gilsenan
William Ross
 
7 ELLANABOUGH (IRE) (5yo CH M)
MISTER FOTIS (USA) / FONDNESS (GB) / DR FONG (USA)
11st 6lbs Kieran McKay
Gerald Quinn
 
8 HECLA (IRE) (5yo B M)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / CLAIREFONTAINE (GB) / ALFLORA (IRE)
11st 6lbs Anthea L. Smyth
S.R.B. Crawford
 
9 JASPER BEAR (IRE) (5yo B M)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / NORTH STAR POLY (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 6lbs Claire Corrigan Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
10 MOREHURRYLESSHASTE (IRE) (5yo B M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / HASTY QUEST (IRE) / SESARO (USA)
11st 6lbs Dolores Magee
Patrick Joseph Magee
 
11 OLDTOWN POLLY (IRE) (6yo B M)
PUBLISHER (USA) / OLDTOWN GILL (GB) / ROBERTICO (GB)
11st 6lbs John James Gault
John James Gault
 
12 PRESENTING RIO (IRE) (5yo B M)
PRESENTING (GB) / OH MY RUBIE (GER) / LAW SOCIETY (USA)
11st 6lbs R.J. Armstrong
C.A. McBratney
 
13 QUINNSBOROTEMPTRES (IRE) (6yo CH M)
GAMUT (IRE) / QUINNSBORO NATIVE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
11st 11lbs Natalie Fahy
P.A. Fahy
 
14 TRY IT YOU (IRE) (5yo B M)
SCORPION (IRE) / TABITA (IRE) / ALZAO (USA)
11st 6lbs Richard S. Gibson
Brian W. Dougan
 

Preview

Drumconnor Girl and Alices Star both have solid placed form to their names, but it may be worth looking at some of the newcomers in this race, such as the Beneficial mare JASPER BEAR. Bred by Alistair Corrigan, whose colours were carried by the ill-fated hunter chaser You Must Know Me, this mare is a half-sister to Audacious Plan who won the Durham National in November. She has the pedigree to suggest a big run can be expected first time out.

ARMAGH CONSTRUCTION LTD Open 4yo + (4yo Mdns Excl)

Open Lightweight Race
For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens excluded.
(Prize Money €1700: 1st €1190, 2nd €340, 3rd €170)
Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs
5yo 12st 2lbs
About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 MARINERO (IRE) (9yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / PEGGY MADDOCK (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs David Maxwell
D.M. Christie
 
2 VINNIE LUCK (IRE) (9yo B G)
VINNIE ROE (IRE) / GLITTERING LUCK (IRE) / NORWICH (GB)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas's Sporting Pointers Syndicate Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
3 ANCIENT HIGHWAY (IRE) (9yo B G)
INDIAN DANEHILL (IRE) / BLUESPEC ANNA (IRE) / DARAZARI (IRE)
12st 2lbs Natalie Fahy
P.A. Fahy
 
4 MORNING ASSEMBLY (IRE) (11yo B G)
SHANTOU (USA) / BARRACK VILLAGE (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
12st 2lbs Clipper Logistics Group Ltd
P.A. Fahy
 
5 ADAMSTOWN (IRE) (10yo CH G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / ALWAYS PRESENT (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
6 CLONDAW FRISBY (IRE) (9yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / CECELIA'S CHARM (IRE) / MISTER LORD (USA)
12st 2lbs Carnglave Racing
J.G. Cosgrave
 
7 MILAN DANCER (IRE) (7yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / PAWNEE TRAIL (IRE) / TAIPAN (IRE)
11st 11lbs Mrs C. Kelly
Noel C. Kelly
 
8 MILAN FLYER (IRE) (12yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / FLYING JENNIE (IRE) / BURSLEM (IRE)
12st 2lbs Oran McGill Route (H)
Gary McGill
 
9 QUICKASYOUCAN (IRE) (10yo B G)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / NATIVEBALTIC (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
11st 11lbs S. Downey & J. Marley & P. McGurk.
C.A. McBratney
 

Preview

Marinero and MORNING ASSEMBLY both go in search of last minute Cheltenham Foxhunters qualification here, and with alternative opportunities for both elsewhere this weekend, they will likely not have to take each other on. Whichever of the two does run here will be the warm favourite. Vinnie Luck ran a big race on his open debut to chase home Morning Assembly, whilst Clondaw Frisby and Adamstown are other consistent performers.

WHR ACCOUNTANTS Winners Of Two 4yo+ (4yo Mdns Excl)

Winners Of Two
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 two Point to Point Steeplechases of any description. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens Excluded.
(Prize Money €1500: 1st €1050, 2nd €300, 3rd €150)
Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs
5yo 12st 2lbs
About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 CELTIC THUNDER (IRE) (9yo B G)
DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB) / CLASH PRINCESS (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Daire J. McConville
Marshall Watson
 
2 CITY BREAK (IRE) (6yo BR M)
GETAWAY (GER) / JANE HALL (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 6lbs Ann Hunter
Ann Hunter
 
3 ISN'T SHE LOVELY (IRE) (8yo B M)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / IS'NT SHE GEORGOUS (IRE) / KING PERSIAN (IRE)
11st 11lbs Pauline Whitten
J.G. Cosgrave
 
4 MANETTI (IRE) (6yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / MRS WALLENSKY (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
12st 2lbs R.A. Bartlett
I. R. Ferguson
 
5 PUFF MY PISTONS (IRE) (10yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / SARA JANE (IRE) / BRUSH ASIDE (USA)
12st 2lbs Gerard O'Loan
Charles Moore
 
6 THUNDEROSA (IRE) (6yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / MONTANARA (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
11st 11lbs Fidelma Toole Ward Union (S)
Dermot McLoughlin
 

Preview

THUNDEROSA had the misfortune of bumping into an above average performer in this division at Oldtown earlier in the month, but he gained plenty of credit for the performance which he produced on that occasion and can get his head back in front here. Portrush victor Manetti was six lengths in arrears of the selections stable companion Captain CJ on his reappearance in October and he is respected here, as is the returning Isnt She Lovely, a two-time points winner.

PHILIP WHITE TYRES 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 €1500: 1st €1050, 2nd €300, 3rd €150)
Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 COSMIC FLIGHT (IRE) (6yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / CLASSIC QUART (IRE) / CLASSIC CLICHE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Patricia Duffin
S.R.B. Crawford
 
2 DERRYHALE (IRE) (7yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / KNOCKNABROGUE (IRE) / AFZAL (IRE)
11st 11lbs W. Collum & R. McKnight
S.R.B. Crawford
 
3 CLONROOT (IRE) (6yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / SUPREME SECRET (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Joseph Mervyn Hobson
Marshall Watson
 
4 DUNLUCE (IRE) (6yo B G)
ZAGREB (USA) / PISEOG (IRE) / PISTOLET BLEU (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.J. Bryson
W.J. Bryson
 
5 LACES OUT (IRE) (9yo GR G)
INDIAN DANEHILL (IRE) / COOPER'S ROSE (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
11st 11lbs James McCaghy
I. McCaghy
 
6 LONGTYMEGONE (IRE) (8yo B G)
PORTRAIT GALLERY (IRE) / KATIE O'TOOLE (IRE) / COMMANCHE RUN (GB)
11st 11lbs Daire J. McConville
Alan A.H. Wells
 
7 MILITARY ROAD (GB) (8yo B G)
FAIR MIX (IRE) / FLAMEBIRD (IRE) / MUKADDAMAH (USA)
11st 11lbs J. Woods
J. Woods
 
8 QUICK GETAWAY (IRE) (6yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / RAGTIME LUCY (IRE) / LUSO (GB)
11st 11lbs Maura McGuinness
Maura McGuinness
 
9 TEMPLEPOINT (GB) (7yo B G)
FAIR MIX (IRE) / FLAMEBIRD (IRE) / MUKADDAMAH (USA)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison
Colin S. McKeever
 

Preview

The luckless COSMIC FLIGHT appeared booked for victory when coming down at the final fence at Moira before Christmas, and he once again failed to complete at Kirkistown on his first start of the calendar year at Kirkistown a fortnight ago. With a clean round of jumping, he can gain an overdue maiden success. Stable companion Derryhale had similar misfortune at the final fence, coming to grief when in front on his latest outing and he is another deserving of compensation here.
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