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The Killinick Harriers point-to-point has been held at the costal track of Lingstown since 1962. The point-to-point is said to have commenced in the late 1800’s. The previous venues being Foleys of Granask, Harveysglass, Knockhowlin and Cousinstown.
The track itself is a free-draining track and runs down to the Irish Sea on one side and Tacumshane Lake on the eastern side. Over the years there has been many successful trainers and jockeys partnerships forged at Lingstown. An example of this is Padge Berry and his nephew John and in recent years William Codd and his brother Jamie who is one of the leading amateur riders in Ireland both on the track and in point-to-points.
Lingstown has been a successful hunting ground for the Wexford trainers of Colin Bowe, Denis Murphy and the Doyle brothers to name but a few. There are two meetings held there each season, one in November and one on the second Sunday in March. We hold our banks race at each fixture which is always a great spectacle to watch.
Lingstown has produced many stars over the years such as the 2017 Aintree Grand National winner, One For Arthur and the former Kerry National winner Rath Of Titans as well as Marie Banrigh who was sold for a record breaking £320,000 at the Cheltenham festival sale after winning at Lingstown a few days previous.
Lingstown Point-to-Point Races
Anita Ronan - 087 7610459
How To Get There
From Waterford– Follow the N25 from New Ross to Wexford. Follow the signs for Rosslare Harbour until you come to the exit for Kilmore Quay. Take this exit and follow the signs from there.
From Dublin- Take the Wexford turn off from the M50 from Dublin. Take the Rosslare road followed by the exit for Kilmore Quay and follow the signs for the point-to-point from there.
Our point-to-point is located two and a half hours from Dublin airport.
Did You Know?
“Marie Banrigh won her maiden at Lingstown point-to-point in 2017 before breaking the record for a national hunt mare having made 320,000 the following week at the Cheltenham Festival sale”.
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Our free parking is located in the centre of the track on a hill which allows race goers to view the whole track from the comfort of their car while also appreciating the coastal views.
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 the catering options that we have on offer.
Our hard working committee have a delicious selection of fresh sandwiches, soups and cakes on offer free of charge in the permanent catering shed that we use.
Our outside catering vendor also offers a choice of burgers, rolls, sausages and chips.
Our hard working volunteers have teas and coffees on offer from their base.
Also in the catering shed, there is a bar open for the day if you would like something a little stronger.
Lingstown point-to-point is an ideal day out for all the family in the sunny south-east.
Our point-to-point is located ten minutes away from the picturesque Kilmore Quay which has a long sandy beach, quaint pubs and restaurants and different boat trips on offer that bring you to the nearby Saltee Islands.
With Rosslare Harbour only a twenty minute drive from our point-to-point, it is the ideal spot to enjoy a family break with endless things to do for all ages throughout the year.