THE PIGEONS

Gates Open: 12:00 am
First Race: 2:00 pm
Admission Prices: €10
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Track Biography:

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 its current location at Listisson, The Pigeons in 1978.

With its central location in the heart of Ireland, The Pigeons point-to-point is one of the most accessible tracks in Ireland with excellent road links from all corners of the country right up to the entrance gate. The course itself is a mile long per lap and regarded as one of the real staying tracks on the fixture list.

As a real mainstay of the Irish point-to-point fixture list for many decades, The Pigeons has been lucky enough to have played host to many future racing stars at an early point of their career, with the likes of Wicked Crack, Killeaney, Monsieur Monet and Champers On Ice all winners at our point-to-point.

In recent times, Champers On Ice was sold for no less than £205,000 at a public auction which took place at the Cheltenham Festival just a week after winning as a young horse here at The Pigeons and he has since gone on to achieve Graded success for his new connections. This highlights the possibility of you being able to witness the next future star of the sport by coming racing with us.

The Pigeons Point-to-Point Races

Listisson,

The Pigeons,

Athlone,

Co. Westmeath

 

Contact Details

Susan Scott - 0872688145

How To Get There

By Road

Take the N4 out of Dublin, take the N6 from Kinnegad, in Athlone take the N55 North towards Ballymahon and watch for a sign for the course on the right hand side. The Pigeons is located 130km west of Dublin and 100km east of Galway.

By Air

Dublin Airport is just an 85-minute drive from The Pigeons.
 

Did You Know?

“The Pigeons point-to-point meeting in 2018 will be the 40th year in the current field”.

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We are delighted to be able to provide free parking which is ideally located in the centre of the course on top of a hill which allows spectators to have a clear view right around the track without even having to leave their vehicle. 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.

The excellent viewing position it offers racegoers from their vehicle, ensures it is the ideal location to bring your own picnic and base yourself from the boot of the car. Two of the fences are located beside the car park which provides you with a chance to get close to the action during a race.

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.

You will be drawn in by the smell of hot beef and pulled pork rolls that are made on the day by our team of volunteers. To accompany your roll we provide a wide choice of salads priced reasonably to provide extra fuel during your day at the races. 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.

If you would like something a little stronger, we have a bar tent that offers beers and spirits along with hot whiskeys and port to warm you up on a fresh spring day.
 

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 center of the course offers the perfect location for a picnic. We also have a range of catering options on course if you fancy picking-up something tasty on the go.
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 village of Glasson which has ATM facilities so we recommend that you stop over on your way to the races.

A day at The Pigeons 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 The Pigeons, 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.

Whether you choose to view the race from your car in our perfectly positioned car park on a hill at the centre of the course, or right in front of the winning post, why not also stand right beside one of the two fences in the home straight which gives you the perfect position to get up-close to the speed and excitement of these thoroughbred horses in full flight.

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. 

The Pigeons course is only a ten-minute drive from the picturesque Lough Ree Portlick Campsite, located at the lake, which is widely regarded as one of the finest facilities of its kind in Ireland and provides a list of activities including kayaking, archery, a waterslide and a zip line if you want to make a weekend of your time with us in Westmeath.

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Entries

THE TATTERSALLS IRELAND CHELTENHAM SALES & GROARKE & PARTNERS SOLICITORS 4yo Geldings Maiden

For Certified Hunters aged 4 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: 11st 11lbs

About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 ASSEMBLE (GB) (4yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / ANNAGHBRACK (IRE) / RUDIMENTARY (USA)
11st 11lbs Gigginstown House Stud Westmeath (F)
Edward U. Hales
 
2 CONFLATED (IRE) (4yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / SAUCY PRESENT (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Gigginstown House Stud Westmeath (F)
Edward U. Hales
 
3 ECLAIR DES SABLONS (FR) (4yo B G)
NOROIT (GER) / JOLIE FABI (FR) / VILLEZ (USA)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
4 KILTEALY BRIGGS (IRE) (4yo B G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / BABY BRIGGS (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 LONG AFTER DARK (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / VINDONISSA (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 BREWERS PROJECT (IRE) (4yo B G)
AIZAVOSKI (IRE) / SHAYLEE WILDE (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
7 FEEL MY PULSE (IRE) (4yo B G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / ZENAIDE (IRE) / ZAFFARAN (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
8 FREEDELIVERY (IRE) (4yo B G)
SHOLOKHOV (IRE) / GAYE MELODY (IRE) / UN DESPERADO (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
9 PREMIER D'TROICE (FR) (4yo B G)
GREAT PRETENDER (IRE) / MICK BORA (FR) / VOIX DU NORD (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
10 UPTOWN HARRY (IRE) (4yo B BR G)
MOROZOV (USA) / TUDOR GLYN (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Cormac Doyle
 
11 YOUNG BULL (IRE) (4yo B G)
DUBAI DESTINATION (USA) / JANE HALL (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Cormac Doyle
 
12 GOLDENBRAVE (IRE) (4yo B G)
GOLDEN LARIAT (USA) / EXPRESS MAIL (IRE) / KING'S RIDE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Island (F)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
13 THE CAPTAINS INN (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / KILLEEN (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Island (F)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
14 COBBLER'S WAY (IRE) (4yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / BEEPER'S LEADER (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs David O'Connell Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
15 ANDY DUFRESNE (IRE) (4yo B G)
DOYEN (IRE) / DAYTONA LILY (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs Camilla Sharples Westmeath (F)
Gordon Elliott
 
16 EMPIRE ESCAPE (IRE) (4yo CH G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / GRANGECLARE GOLD (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Chris Donnelly Westmeath (F)
Gordon Elliott
 
17 AFRAIDOFTEMPTATION (IRE) (4yo CH G)
MAHLER (GB) / ONTHELONGFINGER (IRE) / PILSUDSKI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
James W. Doyle
 
18 FAUSTINOVICK (GB) (4yo B G)
BLACK SAM BELLAMY (IRE) / CORMORANT COVE (GB) / FAIR MIX (IRE)
11st 11lbs Catherine Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
19 GRANGE CASTLE LAD (IRE) (4yo B G)
SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) / GRIFFITH AVENUE (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Peter J. Flood Meath (F)
Peter J. Flood
 
20 HARDY MAN (IRE) (4yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / HOLLYGROVE SUPREME (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Patrick N. McCormack Premier (H)
David Harry Kelly
 
21 MINELLA ROCKING (GB) (4yo B G)
SHIROCCO (GER) / ALEGRALIL (GB) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs John Nallen Tipperary (F)
John Nallen
 
22 OPENTHEBACKDOOR (IRE) (4yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / HURRICANE SOCIETY (IRE) / MOSCOW SOCIETY (USA)
11st 11lbs Marie Brennan Island (F)
J.P. Brennan
 
23 UBERMAN (IRE) (4yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / SUPER SAMMY (GB) / MESLEH (IRE)
11st 11lbs Virginia Considine Ward Union (S)
Virginia Considine
 

Preview

The Gigginstown House Stud colours came close to claiming this race in 2016 with narrow runner-up Eviscerating, and one of their potential representatives in this years renewal, ASSEMBLE, is the only horse in here with previous experience. The six-figure store purchase led for a long way before losing out to Asterion Forlonge, a horse who subsequently sold for 290,000 at the Cheltenham sales, over the shorter 2m 4f trip at Oldtown last month.

THE THREE JOLLY PIGEONS, THE VILLAGER & GROGANS OF GLASSON 5yo+ Mares Maiden

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 EXECUTIVE CAPILANO (IRE) (5yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / CAPILANO (IRE) / EXECUTIVE PERK (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
2 RINGARINGAROSIE (IRE) (5yo CH M)
STOWAWAY (GB) / MEGAN'S MAGIC (GB) / BLUE OCEAN (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
3 BOG LANE BABY (IRE) (7yo B M)
OLDEN TIMES (GB) / CARRIES CHOICE (IRE) / MANDALUS (IRE)
11st 11lbs William P. Murphy Carlow Farmers (F)
William P. Murphy
 
4 MARILYN MONROE (IRE) (5yo B M)
SCORPION (IRE) / GO ON EILEEN (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs William P. Murphy Carlow Farmers (F)
William P. Murphy
 
5 HECLA (IRE) (5yo B M)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / CLAIREFONTAINE (GB) / ALFLORA (IRE)
11st 11lbs Anthea L. Smyth East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
6 HIDDEN DILEMMA (IRE) (5yo B M)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / KISS JOLIE (FR) / CADOUDAL (FR)
11st 11lbs C. McDonnell East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
7 CAVS GIRL (IRE) (5yo CH M)
MAHLER (GB) / FLORIDA PET (IRE) / REPRIMAND (GB)
11st 11lbs Richard Cavanagh Westmeath (H)
William Ross
 
8 PORTOBELLO WEDDING (IRE) (9yo B M)
OSCAR (IRE) / PORTOBELLO GIRL (IRE) / PRINCE RUPERT (FR)
11st 11lbs William Ross Westmeath (H)
William Ross
 
9 ANGELIC MOON (IRE) (5yo B M)
WOLFE TONE (IRE) / LAST MOON (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
11st 11lbs Susan Scott South Westmeath (H)
Michael Scott
 
10 BELLEVIEW (IRE) (6yo B M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / ROSA VIEW (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
11st 11lbs Penny Downes Westmeath (F)
R.W.T. Brabazon
 
11 BERBORU (IRE) (6yo B M)
BRIAN BORU (GB) / RELIC HUNTER (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Vincent Carroll Premier (H)
Vincent Carroll
 
12 BURN BABY BYRNE (GB) (5yo B M)
MALINAS (GER) / TOP OF THE DEE (GB) / RAKAPOSHI KING (GB)
11st 11lbs Shirley Berry Killinick (H)
Shirley Berry
 
13 CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE) (5yo GR M)
CLOUDINGS (IRE) / DEEMISS (IRE) / BUCKSKIN (FR)
11st 11lbs John J. Deegan Wexford (F)
Mark J. Scallan
 
14 CORUS GIRL (IRE) (7yo B M)
KAYF TARA (GB) / ALINGHI (GER) / TERTULLIAN (USA)
11st 11lbs J.M. Fitzpatrick Bray (H)
William J. McLernon
 
15 DECENT GIRL (IRE) (6yo B M)
SCORPION (IRE) / OSIRIXA (FR) / LINAMIX (FR)
11st 11lbs Hansfield Five Syndicate Westmeath (F)
Ciaran M. Murphy
 
16 DEVITO'SREDROBIN (IRE) (5yo B M)
ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) / KOKO ROSE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs Shane C. Byrne Ballinagore (H)
Shane C. Byrne
 
17 GOLDEN CHANCE (IRE) (5yo B M)
GOLD WELL (GB) / EYESABEATIN (IRE) / ALPHABATIM (USA)
11st 11lbs Urban & Rural Boys Syndicate Ward Union (S)
Thomas Coyle
 
18 GUNNER LADY (IRE) (6yo B M)
SCORPION (IRE) / GRANDY HALL (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs M.O. Cullinane Co.Galway(F)
M.O. Cullinane
 
19 JASPER BEAR (IRE) (5yo B M)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / NORTH STAR POLY (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Claire Corrigan Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
20 MOMDIGGITY (IRE) (5yo B M)
RAJJ (IRE) / FRIENDWITHBENEFITS (IRE) / ANTONIUS PIUS (USA)
11st 11lbs Nicole McKenna Tynan & Armagh (F)
J.J. Lambe
 
21 MOREHURRYLESSHASTE (IRE) (5yo B M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / HASTY QUEST (IRE) / SESARO (USA)
11st 11lbs Dolores Magee Louth (F)
Patrick Joseph Magee
 
22 PIPPI LONGSTOCKING (IRE) (7yo GR M)
PORTRAIT GALLERY (IRE) / MILL AFRIQUE (GB) / MTOTO (GB)
11st 11lbs Brian P. Beggan Fingal (H)
Thomas O'Neill
 
23 STETSONSNSTILETTOS (IRE) (6yo CH M)
PRESENTING (GB) / CLONOGAN (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs Tae For Four Syndicate Fingal (H)
Alison Murphy
 
24 YAWL BAY (IRE) (6yo B M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / GREENFLAG PRINCESS (IRE) / EXECUTIVE PERK (IRE)
11st 11lbs James Browne West Waterford (F)
Colin Bowe
 

Preview

Having been forced to settle for the runners-up spot on no fewer than three occasions, the Vincent Carroll-trained BERBORU would be a deserving winner of this, having bumped into a smart looking rival at Punchestown on the latest of those promising runs. Portobello Wedding enters the race in top form having only been denied by a narrow margin in a big field contest at Tyrella in January, whilst Devitosredrobin ran well for a long way at Punchestown before unshipping at the last on her debut.

HUGH J.CAMPBELL & CO.SOLICITORS 5yo Geldings Maiden

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 ROBIN MULLINAVAT (IRE) (5yo B G)
ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) / LISS AGRAGH (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs M.O. Cullinane Co.Galway(F)
M.O. Cullinane
 
2 WITNESS PROTECTION (IRE) (5yo B G)
WITNESS BOX (USA) / QUEEN'S EXIT (GB) / EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
12st 2lbs M.O. Cullinane Co.Galway(F)
M.O. Cullinane
 
3 HADMEATHELLO (IRE) (5yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / CORRECTANDPRESENT (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
4 KILLRUDDERY (IRE) (5yo B G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / ANNILOGS DAUGHTER (IRE) / YASHGAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Declan Brennan Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 ARCTIC ROAD (GB) (5yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / ARCTIC ACTRESS (GB) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
12st 2lbs P.G. Coffey Island (F)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
6 CRIO CUERVOS (FR) (5yo GR G)
SPANISH MOON (USA) / MISS TERESINA (FR) / TAKE RISKS (FR)
12st 2lbs Denis Paul Murphy Island (F)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
7 AULD SOD (IRE) (5yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / DIDN'T YOU KNOW (FR) / TREMPOLINO (USA)
12st 2lbs R.C. Irvine Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
8 BARRA A CHROI (IRE) (5yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / BARRACREE ROSE (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
12st 2lbs Eileen O'Brien Dungarvan Farmers (F)
P.J. Crowley
 
9 BROADWAY STAR (IRE) (5yo B G)
ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) / SUPREME BALOO (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Claire Berry Kildare (F)
Aidan Anthony Howard
 
10 CAPTAIN CRUISER (IRE) (5yo B BR G)
ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) / CHEERYMOUNT (IRE) / OSCAR SCHINDLER (IRE)
12st 2lbs Paul J. Hennessy Laois (F)
Liam Cusack
 
11 CLASSIC ESCAPE (IRE) (5yo B G)
GOLAN (IRE) / SEANA GHAEL (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Teresa Flood Meath (F)
Peter J. Flood
 
12 CONNARD (IRE) (5yo B G)
SHANTOU (USA) / SPARKLING SWORD (GB) / BROADSWORD (USA)
12st 2lbs R.A. Bartlett Kildare (F)
A.L.T. Moore
 
13 DE GOOD MAN LUKE (FR) (5yo BR G)
NOROIT (GER) / INEDITE II (FR) / ROI DE ROME (USA)
12st 2lbs Jane M. Dwyer Kildare (F)
Martin Brassil
 
14 DONJON (FR) (5yo B G)
CABALLO RAPTOR (CAN) / MONA LISA (FR) / MARMATO (GB)
12st 2lbs Chris Donnelly Westmeath (F)
Ciaran M. Murphy
 
15 DRAKES WELL (IRE) (5yo B G)
MUSTAMEET (USA) / CLARE BELLE (IRE) / SAYARSHAN (FR)
12st 2lbs David Harry Kelly Premier (H)
David Harry Kelly
 
16 JERRY RUSSELL (IRE) (5yo BR G)
KALANISI (IRE) / EIMEARS OSCAR (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Brian Smyth Tynan & Armagh (F)
J.J. Lambe
 
17 MINELLA BEAT (IRE) (5yo B G)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / TEAR DROPS (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Bernardine Rochford Tipperary (F)
John Nallen
 
18 OLD RASCALS (IRE) (5yo B G)
ASK (GB) / BALLEEN ROSE (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
19 OSCAR ACADEMY (IRE) (5yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / FLAMING BRANDY (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs Marie Brennan Island (F)
J.P. Brennan
 
20 RATFACEMCDOUGALL (IRE) (5yo B G)
ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) / MILANO BAY (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Greer Winnington East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 

Preview

John Paul Brennan saddled the winner of a similar race at Tinahely last Sunday and his OSCAR ACADEMY catches the eye here. The Oscar gelding finished fourth in a Lingstown four-year-old maiden last March that has worked out particularly well, with the first two home in that race holding entries at the upcoming Cheltenham Festival, including Flawless Escape, favourite for the Martin Pipe Hurdle. Classic Escape was going well when coming down two-out at Kirkistown, whilst Arctic Road, Hadmeathello, Connard, Broadway Star, Old Rascals and Ratfacemcdougall are all very capable sorts in their own right.

O'ROARKE BROTHERS S.C.S.I Confined Hunt Winners

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers holding a valid Hunter Certificate to the South Westmeath Hunt, which have not won a race under the Rules of Racing or Steeplechasing in any Country other than Point to Point Steeplechases. 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 DIDARRO (IRE) (9yo B G)
TIDARO (USA) / POLYPLOID (IRE) / POLLERTON (IRE)
12st 2lbs Brian Dillon South Westmeath (H)
Brian Dillon
 
2 HAVE A JAR (IRE) (7yo B G)
MOHAAJIR (USA) / POLYPLOID (IRE) / POLLERTON (IRE)
12st 2lbs Padraig Dunne South Westmeath (H)
Brian Dillon
 
3 ANGELIC MOON (IRE) (5yo B M)
WOLFE TONE (IRE) / LAST MOON (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
11st 11lbs Susan Scott South Westmeath (H)
Michael Scott
 
4 OUR HARRY (IRE) (8yo BR G)
TIDARO (USA) / LUNA FAIRY (IRE) / KADASTROF (FR)
12st 2lbs Heather Scott South Westmeath (H)
Michael Scott
 
5 GLACIAL ARTICLE (IRE) (8yo CH G)
DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB) / MISS GLACIAL (IRE) / GLACIAL STORM (USA)
12st 2lbs M. Vaughan South Westmeath (H)
John G. Carr
 

Preview

Two runs in open company in recent weeks will have left DIDARRO spot-on to defend his title in this race from 12 months ago. The Tidaro gelding, who is owned, bred and trained by Brian Dillon, will look to become the first horse since Jack Monday in 2008 and 2009 to win back-to-back renewals of the race. The similarly Tidaro-sired Our Harry finished fourth on this card last year and could be the main danger, whilst track recruit Glacial Article could have his first start over obstacles, having run in three bumpers.

WALDERSTOWN SERVICE STATION Open 4yo + (4yo Mdns Excl)

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 €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 SAMANNTOM (IRE) (10yo CH G)
PORTRAIT GALLERY (IRE) / NATIVE OCEAN (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs Roger O'Byrne Premier (H)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
2 SYDNEY PAGET (IRE) (11yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / SHUIL AOIBHINN (IRE) / PHARDANTE (FR)
12st 2lbs Roger O'Byrne Premier (H)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
3 SAMBREMONT (FR) (8yo B G)
SAINT DES SAINTS (FR) / RAINBOW CREST (FR) / BARYSHNIKOV (AUS)
12st 2lbs S.J. Hegarty Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
4 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
 
5 ASTRE DE LA COUR (FR) (8yo B BR G)
KHALKEVI (IRE) / GRACIEUSE DELACOUR (FR) / PORT ETIENNE (FR)
12st 2lbs Raymond Scullion & Martin McGroggan East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
6 BOTHAIR CLEI (IRE) (13yo B G)
SNURGE (IRE) / GENTLE LEADER (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Geraldine Murphy United Hunt (F)
Daniel G. Murphy
 
7 CAVITE BETA (IRE) (12yo CH G)
OLD VIC (IRE) / KINNEGADS PRIDE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs Beta Chance Syndicate Fingal (H)
J.T.R. Dreaper
 
8 CONAL (IRE) (9yo B G)
WHITMORE'S CONN (USA) / WELSH CONNECTION (IRE) / WELSH TERM (IRE)
12st 2lbs Mrs P.J. Conway Co.Down (S)
Mark E. McCrory
 
9 COOLNAGORNA GIGGS (IRE) (12yo CH G)
SNURGE (IRE) / CASTLE-ETTA (IRE) / CARLINGFORD CASTLE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Margaret O'Meara North Tipperary (F)
Rory O'Meara
 
10 DRAWN N DRANK (IRE) (12yo CH G)
SNURGE (IRE) / DOLLDYEDEE (IRE) / TORUS (GB)
12st 2lbs Irene T. Walsh Duhallow (F)
Eugene M. O'Sullivan
 
11 FIVE O'CLOCK TEA (FR) (11yo B G)
MARTILLO (GER) / SALLY'S CRY (FR) / FREEDOM CRY (GB)
12st 2lbs Peter Cribbin Kildare (F)
Peter Cribbin
 
12 GOLDEN WONDER (IRE) (12yo B G)
GOLDMARK (USA) / POLYPLOID (IRE) / POLLERTON (IRE)
12st 2lbs Brian Dillon South Westmeath (H)
Brian Dillon
 
13 GRIANAN FIDH (IRE) (12yo B G)
PORTRAIT GALLERY (IRE) / MORTLESTOWN GIRL (IRE) / ARISTOCRACY (IRE)
12st 2lbs Party Boy Syndicate Fingal (H)
Thomas O'Neill
 
14 LONGHOUSE MUSIC (GB) (9yo B M)
GAMUT (IRE) / SOFT SKIN (IRE) / RUDIMENTARY (USA)
11st 11lbs John Duggan Premier (H)
Sam Curling
 

Preview

Stable companions SYDNEY PAGET and Samanntom are both winners this season, with preference for the former if he was to run here, as he goes in search of an eleventh victory between the flags. The typically consistent Cavite Beta, a winner at Dowth Hall in the autumn, can bounce back from a disappointing run at Kirkistown. Whilst Sambremont, Vinnie Luck, Bothair Clei and the progressive Longhouse Music are others for the shortlist.

SEAN DUNNING, VICTUALLER AND FRANK DALY & ASSOCAITES 6yo+ Maiden

For Certified Hunters aged 6 years old and upwards only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. Mares allowed 5lbs.

(Prize Money €1500: 1st €1050, 2nd €300, 3rd €150)

Weights: 12st 2lbs

About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BOSTON HEATHER (IRE) (10yo B M)
ELUSIVE CITY (USA) / COLOUR'S RED (IRE) / RED RANSOM (USA)
11st 11lbs Patrick Abbey South County Dublin(H)
D.J. Barry
 
2 FLINDERS RIVER (IRE) (10yo CH G)
TRADITIONALLY (USA) / SILVER TASSIE (FR) / KALDOUNEVEES (FR)
12st 2lbs David Andrew Kells Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
3 GATACRE STREET (GB) (6yo B G)
LUCARNO (USA) / SHERRY DARLING (IRE) / ALFLORA (IRE)
12st 2lbs Irene T. Walsh Derrygallon (H)
Turlough O'Connor
 
4 IMAGINE THAT JACK (IRE) (8yo B G)
MABSOOT (USA) / O' CONNELL (IRE) / ERINS ISLE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Kevin McHugh Co.Galway(F)
G.T. Lynch
 
5 KILGAWNY BOY (IRE) (7yo B G)
PIERRE (GB) / CAST STONE (IRE) / NAHEEZ (USA)
12st 2lbs Cecilia Laimbock Kildare (F)
Aidan Anthony Howard
 
6 KRISQUIN (IRE) (7yo CH G)
KRIS KIN (USA) / PERCISION VISION (IRE) / EAGLE EYED (USA)
12st 2lbs Moyville Racing Syndicate Kildare (F)
Shane Nolan
 
7 LIVELY JOHNNY (IRE) (9yo B G)
CROCO ROUGE (IRE) / CLEANINGTHEKITCHEN (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
12st 2lbs Michael Cosgrave Kildare (F)
John G. Carr
 
8 NEWLANDS CROSS (IRE) (6yo B G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / HONEY MUSTARD (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
12st 2lbs Rachel O'Neill Carlow Farmers (F)
John Joseph Hanlon
 
9 NINETEENSIXTEEN (IRE) (7yo B M)
OSCAR (IRE) / LIKE A DREAM (IRE) / ALZAO (USA)
11st 11lbs Gemma Dewhurst Westmeath (F)
Gemma Dewhurst
 
10 PADDY'S HILL (IRE) (6yo CH G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / HILLMAR (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
12st 2lbs Seamus Smyth Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
11 PUTHIMINYOURPOCKET (IRE) (6yo CH G)
RAJJ (IRE) / AINE'S PRIDE (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
12st 2lbs James Derwin Waterford (F)
J.R. Barry
 
12 QUICK GETAWAY (IRE) (6yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / RAGTIME LUCY (IRE) / LUSO (GB)
12st 2lbs Maura McGuinness Meath (F)
Maura McGuinness
 
13 TAKE REVENGE (IRE) (6yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / AVENGING ANGEL (IRE) / HERON ISLAND (IRE)
12st 2lbs Jane M. Dwyer Kildare (F)
Martin Brassil
 
14 VICTORY GYP (FR) (6yo BR G)
VOIX DU NORD (FR) / FUNNY GYP (FR) / SIAM (USA)
12st 2lbs Thomas Carey Ward Union (S)
Dermot McLoughlin
 
15 WELL BIG FELLA (IRE) (7yo B G)
GOLDEN TORNADO (IRE) / GRAND CLARA (IRE) / GRAND PLAISIR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Patrick Kennedy North Kilkenny (F)
William P. Murphy
 
16 WHISPERING HOPE (IRE) (10yo CH M)
PILSUDSKI (IRE) / MOUNTHENRY NATIVE (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Philip M. Byrne Ormond (F)
Philip M. Byrne
 

Preview

PUTHIMINYOURPOCKET has to be considered as very unlucky not to have made a winning debut at Tallow last month, as he was badly hampered at the second-last, before powering home late, and only losing out by half-a-length at the line. He would have to be strongly fancied to gain compensation here. The improving Newlands Cross and Krisquin, a horse who took a big step forward at Tyrella recently, would appear to be the two obvious alternatives.
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