BELCLARE

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

Point-to-Point horse racing is a longstanding tradition proudly kept alive in Ireland for the past 250 years and is frequently the starting ground for the new future young stars of the racing circuit. The North Galway Hunt host their annual Point-to-Point fixture in early March each year at Michael Cunningham’s Land in Golden Park, Belclare which is situated just off the N17 between Galway city (33km) and Tuam (7km), and is considered by Point-to-Point experts to be very safe and ideal location for racing, as the land supports a level course with no rise or descent on the circuit.

Point-to-Point racing has been described as the lifeblood of the racing industry in Ireland. For many it is their first introduction to racing, either as participants or as spectators. Many of today’s riders, owners, trainers and officials all received their first taste of racing on the Point-to-Point circuit. The North Galway Point-to Point have had the honour of hosting the maiden race in Belclare for many years, famously won by the legendary ‘Best Mate’, before going on to win three Cheltenham Gold Cups and ‘The Thinker’ who also ran at the North Galway Point-to-Point and subsequently won a Gold Cup race.

We are very lucky that our fixture typically draws a large entry with trainers coming from all over the country to run their horses with us. The continued success of the Point-to-Point in Belclare is much to the credit of the North Galway Point-to-Point Committee who work hard to make this annual sporting event an enjoyable and safe day for participants and spectators alike on the eve of Cheltenham.
 

Belclare Point-to-Point Races

Belclare,

Tuam,

Co. Galway

 

Contact Details

Brona Mooney - 0879294776

How To Get There

From Dublin

From the M50, at junction 7 use the left 2 lanes to merge onto the N$ towards Sligo/Westport/Galway/N6/N5. Keep right and continue on the N4 and then the M4. Follow signs for Sligo/Westoport/Galway. Continue onto the M6, follow signs for Galway/Atlone. At junction 18. exit towards Sligo. Continue onto the M17. At roundabout, take 1st exit onto Galway Rd/N83. Turn right onto R333 to Belclare village. The Point-to-Point course is approximately 2 kms from the village and will be well signposted.

From Galway

Take the N84/Headford Rd. Take a right onto the R333. The village is on the R333 road approximately 7 kms from Tuam, Co. Galway. The Point-to-Point course is approximately 2 kms from the village and will be well signposted.

By Air:
Knock Airport is only a 30 minutes’ drive, Shannon airport is only a one hour drive on the M18 and Dublin airport is two and a half hours away with excellent road links from all airports.
 

Did You Know?

“Best Mate won his four-year-old maiden at Belclare in 1999 before going on to win three Cheltenham Gold Cups”.

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We are very lucky to have a hard-working committee who volunteer a lot of their spare time in the lead up to the point-to-point. The North Galway hunt is known for its friendliness and is very welcoming to visitors and spectators.

Our free carpark is a great place to bring your own food and have a picnic from the booth.

If you would like to have a flutter, we have a betting ring of which some of the bookmakers present also provide betting for track racing taking place in England and Ireland.

If you are still feeling peckish during your days racing we have a mobile fast food supplier  that serve fish, burgers, tasty chips, tea and coffee to keep you full for the day. Soft drinks may also be purchased from our caterers.

We have a choice of drinks on offer, from teas and coffees to soft drinks served to you from our outside catering vendors.

If you would like something a little stronger to keep you warm on the spring day, alcohol can be purchased on-course.

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, but would ask that they are kept on their leads at all times and in the company of their owners whilst at the track.
Yes, we welcome picnics, however if you would like to avail of our on-course catering options we have to keep everyone fully fed at the races.
Children are most welcome and must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We are lucky enough to have wide open spaces for children to play in a safe enviroment. We always try to make sure it?s a safe fun family day out for all.
No, we do not provide an ATM but we our only a short drive from the town of Tuam which has ATM facilities.

Combined with our free parking, we are lucky to have a clear viewing track that allows racegoers to get up close to the action, often from the comfort of their car, should they wish to bring their own picnic for the family.

There are certain parts of the track that can be used to facilitate disabled parking so as to cater for every eager racegoer.

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Entries

CANAVANS OF BELCLARE 4yo Maiden

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 AFRAIDOFTEMPTATION (IRE) (4yo CH G)
MAHLER (GB) / ONTHELONGFINGER (IRE) / PILSUDSKI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
James W. Doyle
 
2 FANCY PANCE (IRE) (4yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / WAYWARD ANGEL (IRE) / HERON ISLAND (IRE)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
James W. Doyle
 
3 GOING SOLO (IRE) (4yo B G)
AIZAVOSKI (IRE) / WAYWARD STAR (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
4 OSCAR WILDE (IRE) (4yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / DEEP SUPREME (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
5 PRIMAL FOCUS (IRE) (4yo B G)
INTENSE FOCUS (USA) / CHURN DAT BUTTER (USA) / UNBRIDLED (USA)
11st 6lbs Matthew Flynn O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
6 THEGOAHEADMAN (IRE) (4yo BR G)
JEREMY (USA) / LITTLE LUV (IRE) / WINGED LOVE (IRE)
11st 6lbs Matthew Flynn O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
7 ASSEMBLE (GB) (4yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / ANNAGHBRACK (IRE) / RUDIMENTARY (USA)
11st 6lbs Gigginstown House Stud Westmeath (F)
Edward U. Hales
 
8 AXIOMATIC (IRE) (4yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / THEGOODWANS SISTER (IRE) / EXECUTIVE PERK (IRE)
11st 6lbs Gigginstown House Stud Westmeath (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
9 BATTLE OF MIDWAY (IRE) (4yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / WOMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 6lbs Gigginstown House Stud Westmeath (F)
Edward U. Hales
 
10 CONFLATED (IRE) (4yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / SAUCY PRESENT (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 6lbs Gigginstown House Stud Westmeath (F)
Edward U. Hales
 
11 DIOL KER (FR) (4yo B G)
MARTALINE (GB) / STIREN BLEUE (FR) / PISTOLET BLEU (IRE)
11st 6lbs Gigginstown House Stud Westmeath (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
12 SHOT TO HELL (IRE) (4yo B G)
KAYF TARA (GB) / COMBE FLOREY (GB) / ALFLORA (IRE)
11st 6lbs Gigginstown House Stud Westmeath (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
13 BUZZ DE TURCOING (FR) (4yo B G)
MARESCA SORRENTO (FR) / PANORA NIGHT (FR) / PANORAMIC (GB)
11st 6lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
14 PREMIER D'TROICE (FR) (4yo B G)
GREAT PRETENDER (IRE) / MICK BORA (FR) / VOIX DU NORD (FR)
11st 6lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
15 STRICTLYADANCER (IRE) (4yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / FEALE DANCER (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
16 THATSY (FR) (4yo B G)
MARTALINE (GB) / RAINALLDAY (FR) / CADOUDAL (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
17 THE BIG GETAWAY (IRE) (4yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / SADDLERS DAWN (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
18 UPTOWN HARRY (IRE) (4yo B BR G)
MOROZOV (USA) / TUDOR GLYN (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Cormac Doyle
 
19 BEYONDTHEHORIZON (IRE) (4yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / LADY HILLINGDON (GB) / OVERBURY (IRE)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Island (F)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
20 GOLDENBRAVE (IRE) (4yo B G)
GOLDEN LARIAT (USA) / EXPRESS MAIL (IRE) / KING'S RIDE (IRE)
11st 6lbs Denis Paul Murphy Island (F)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
21 THE CAPTAINS INN (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / KILLEEN (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 6lbs Denis Paul Murphy Island (F)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
22 THE NEW KID (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / DONT ASK NOW (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 6lbs Denis Paul Murphy Island (F)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
23 APPRECIATE IT (IRE) (4yo B G)
JEREMY (USA) / SAINTE BARONNE (FR) / SAINT DES SAINTS (FR)
11st 6lbs Mary Doyle Premier (H)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
24 ANDY DUFRESNE (IRE) (4yo B G)
DOYEN (IRE) / DAYTONA LILY (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 6lbs Camilla Sharples Westmeath (F)
Gordon Elliott
 
25 EMPIRE ESCAPE (IRE) (4yo CH G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / GRANGECLARE GOLD (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 6lbs Chris Donnelly Westmeath (F)
Gordon Elliott
 
26 BRIGHT FORECAST (IRE) (4yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / CHECK THE FORECAST (IRE) / SHERNAZAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs John J Costello Co.Galway(F)
John J Costello
 
27 ELEAZAR DES NEIGES (FR) (4yo B G)
BUCK'S BOUM (FR) / LUDIANA DES NEIGES (FR) / LUTE ANTIQUE (FR)
11st 11lbs Josh Ryan East Clare (H)
Joseph Ryan
 
28 FAUSTINOVICK (GB) (4yo B G)
BLACK SAM BELLAMY (IRE) / CORMORANT COVE (GB) / FAIR MIX (IRE)
11st 11lbs Catherine Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
29 FIRST ACCOUNT (GB) (4yo B BR G)
MALINAS (GER) / KIND NELL (GB) / GENEROUS (IRE)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
30 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
 
31 HAPPY LARRY (IRE) (4yo B G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / LUCKY START (IRE) / LUSO (GB)
11st 6lbs Mrs T Hyde Tipperary (F)
T.E. Hyde
 
32 MARZANO (FR) (4yo CH G)
MARTALINE (GB) / AMISANA (ITY) / DENON (USA)
11st 6lbs Tom Keating Premier (H)
Tom Keating
 
33 MISTERMOONBOY (IRE) (4yo CH G)
MISTER FOTIS (USA) / SISTER MOON (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 6lbs Michael Feeney Ballinagore (H)
Martin A. Corrigan
 
34 MONTAGNE D'ARGENT (IRE) (4yo BR G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / BACK MARKET LASS (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 6lbs Eugene & Geraldine Conlon Premier (H)
Shane Hassett
 
35 SKYPUNCH (FR) (4yo B G)
HANNOUMA (IRE) / WELL GROOMED (IRE) / KRIS (GB)
11st 6lbs Brendan G. Flynn Suir Vale (H)
Leslie Young
 
36 ZIHUATANEJO (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / CARA MARA (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 6lbs Richard Black Ballinagore (H)
Richard Black
 

Preview

A strong entry in this 4-year old maiden with a number of clues to be taken from the 8 with previous form. The Gigginstown House Stud-owned ASSEMBLE ran a very promising race on debut when runner-up to Asterion Forlonge, a horse who subsequently sold for 290,000 pounds. Pat Doyle, who trained Asterion Forlonge, will have a good line on that form as he trains Appreciate It, who came home in third on his debut at Ballinaboola and Diol Ker who was just denied at Cragmore in February.

GANNONS CITY RECOVERY & RECYCLING SERVICES LTD 5&6yo Mares Maiden

For Certified Hunters aged 5 and 6 years old, 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 GUNNER LADY (IRE) (6yo B M)
SCORPION (IRE) / GRANDY HALL (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 6lbs M.O. Cullinane Co.Galway(F)
M.O. Cullinane
 
2 OUR WHISKEY (IRE) (5yo B M)
SCORPION (IRE) / IRISH WHISKEY (IRE) / WESTERNER (GB)
11st 6lbs M.O. Cullinane Co.Galway(F)
M.O. Cullinane
 
3 RINGARINGAROSIE (IRE) (5yo CH M)
STOWAWAY (GB) / MEGAN'S MAGIC (GB) / BLUE OCEAN (USA)
11st 6lbs Monbeg Syndicate Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
4 WOULD YOU BYPASS (IRE) (5yo BR M)
VINNIE ROE (IRE) / ACADEMY HALL (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 6lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Cormac Doyle
 
5 CAVS GIRL (IRE) (5yo CH M)
MAHLER (GB) / FLORIDA PET (IRE) / REPRIMAND (GB)
11st 11lbs Richard Cavanagh Westmeath (H)
William Ross
 
6 EIMEAR (IRE) (5yo B M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / SISTER STEVE (IRE) / EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
11st 11lbs Kathleen Smyth Westmeath (H)
William Ross
 
7 ANNIE BONNY (GB) (5yo B M)
BLACK SAM BELLAMY (IRE) / QUEENOZ (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Sam Curling Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
8 ANOTHER THEATRE (IRE) (5yo B M)
SHANTOU (USA) / WHATS ANOTHER ONE (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Andrew Pierce Bree (F)
Paul Martin Pierce
 
9 BE MY DREAM (IRE) (5yo CH M)
DUBAI DESTINATION (USA) / BE MY VALENTINE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
11st 11lbs J.R. Finn Ormond (F)
J.R. Finn
 
10 BRIDGETS CROSS (GB) (5yo B M)
GETAWAY (GER) / KALLISTI (IRE) / KALANISI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Liam Neilan Co.Galway(F)
John Neilan
 
11 BRIGHT SIDE OFLIFE (IRE) (5yo CH M)
DOYEN (IRE) / LOUGH LEIN LEADER (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 6lbs Denis Paul Murphy Island (F)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
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 DESTINYS GIRL (IRE) (5yo B M)
DUBAI DESTINATION (USA) / DOLLY HALL (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 6lbs Michael Joseph Casey Scarteen (F)
Dermot O'Halloran
 
14 FALSE GETAWAY (IRE) (5yo B M)
GETAWAY (GER) / FALSE MESSENGER (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Anne Hourigan Co.Limerick (F)
Michael Hourigan
 
15 INDIAN AIR (IRE) (5yo B M)
MAHLER (GB) / ALISON'S BIRTHDAY (IRE) / KADEED (IRE)
11st 6lbs Ian Brassil Co.Clare (H)
Niall Kelleher
 
16 KILLISK BEN ROSE (IRE) (5yo B M)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / CHROMAZONE (GB) / ROSELIER (FR)
11st 6lbs Teresa Sinnott Atkinson Island (F)
Martin A. Corrigan
 
17 MILLVIEW STORM (IRE) (6yo B M)
MAHLER (GB) / MILLVIEW ROSE (IRE) / GLACIAL STORM (USA)
11st 11lbs William G. Hanly Scarteen (F)
Brian Mortell
 
18 ROLLERCOSTER (IRE) (6yo BR M)
HELISSIO (FR) / FULL DECK (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
11st 11lbs Tom Keating Premier (H)
Tom Keating
 
19 STETSONSNSTILETTOS (IRE) (6yo CH M)
PRESENTING (GB) / CLONOGAN (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs Tae For Four Syndicate Fingal (H)
Alison Murphy
 

Preview

KILLISK BEN ROSE has two cracking runs under her belt with a second on both occasions and looks to be the pick here. Finishing just three lengths short on her last run to the promising looking Madera Express where the first two pulled a long way clear of the rest of the field. Rollercoster has decent form of late and Cavs girl should not go unnoticed.

ASHFORD CASTLE & THE LODGE AT ASHFORD CASTLE Mares Winner Of Two

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, Mares Only, 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. 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 BACK TO BASICS (IRE) (8yo CH M)
ZAHA (CAN) / DORNEYS DOUBLE (IRE) / GOOD THYNE (USA)
12st 2lbs Patrick Martin Walsh Coolnakilla (H)
Larry Bernard Murphy
 
2 BLOODSTREAM (IRE) (6yo B M)
SCORPION (IRE) / GALA FESTIVAL (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs John H. & Miriam Murphy Carlow Farmers (F)
John H. Murphy
 
3 CEE JAY MCBRIDE (IRE) (8yo B M)
MR COMBUSTIBLE (IRE) / MOVE OVER LUCY (IRE) / GRAND PLAISIR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Danestown Racing Partnership Ward Union (S)
Gavin Cromwell
 
4 JOHNNYS GIRL (IRE) (6yo BR M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / GORGEOUS GEORGINA (IRE) / TIROL (IRE)
12st 2lbs John McDonnell Co.Galway(F)
Norman Lee
 
5 OUR HENRIETTA (IRE) (8yo B M)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / NUT EILE (IRE) / TORUS (GB)
11st 11lbs Joe Whelan Shillelagh & District (F)
Liam Kenny
 
6 PIECE A CAKE (IRE) (6yo CH M)
GETAWAY (GER) / GLORY QUEEN (IRE) / TAIPAN (IRE)
12st 2lbs Kevin Heffernan Co.Galway(F)
Kevin Heffernan
 
7 SIEGE OF TOBRUK (IRE) (5yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / WENSUM DANCER (GB) / SHAREEF DANCER (USA)
12st 2lbs Barry Tierney South Union (F)
Niall Kelleher
 
8 SLIABH MHUIRE LASS (IRE) (7yo CH M)
GRANDERA (IRE) / MEMORYS OF MADNESS (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Three Dudes Syndicate Co.Clare (H)
Paurick O'Connor
 

Preview

A fairly competitive looking race that could go the way of recent maiden winner JOHNNYS GIRL should she be able make the step up to winners company. The Norman Lee-trained daughter of Flemensfirth beat more experienced rivals on her debut last month whilst showing a lot to like on the day. The ultra consistent Bloodstream was most recently second in a very similar contest at Killeagh in January and is not without a chance to go one better here, whilst Our Henrietta, Siege of Tobruk and Sliabh Mhuire Lass ensure this could be a competitive heat.

GALWAY BAY HOTEL 5&6yo Geldings Maiden

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

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 BLUE MONDAY (IRE) (5yo B G)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / BRADBURY BABY (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs Tom Keating Premier (H)
Tom Keating
 
4 CAVALRY SCOUT (IRE) (5yo B BR G)
MAHLER (GB) / YOURFINALANSWER (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Tom Keating Premier (H)
Tom Keating
 
5 CHAIN SMOKER (GB) (5yo CH G)
SHANTOU (USA) / HANDMEMY MONEYDOWN (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
12st 2lbs Tom Keating Premier (H)
Tom Keating
 
6 CHEEKY AMBITION (IRE) (5yo B G)
SCORPION (IRE) / BUTTONHOLE ROSE (IRE) / FOURSTARS ALLSTAR (USA)
12st 2lbs Tom Keating Premier (H)
Tom Keating
 
7 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
 
8 BURGESS KING (IRE) (5yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / BONDI BABE (IRE) / MENEVAL (USA)
12st 2lbs Michael Kearney West Waterford (F)
Sean Aherne
 
9 CHAMPAGNE COURT (IRE) (5yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / LADY TAIPAN (IRE) / TAIPAN (IRE)
12st 2lbs Roisin Hickey Tipperary (F)
Roisin Hickey
 
10 CLASSIC ESCAPE (IRE) (5yo B G)
GOLAN (IRE) / SEANA GHAEL (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Teresa Flood Meath (F)
Peter J. Flood
 
11 DEFINITE PLAN (IRE) (6yo B G)
DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB) / MISS KILKEEL (IRE) / RELIGIOUSLY (USA)
12st 2lbs James J. Reilly Tara (H)
William Ross
 
12 GANGSTERS PARADISE (IRE) (5yo BR G)
ARCADIO (GER) / RED PROMISE (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Victoria MacAuley United Hunt (F)
Eamonn O'Donnabhain
 
13 GROUP CHAT (IRE) (5yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / TURQUOISE GREEN (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs John H. & Miriam Murphy Carlow Farmers (F)
John H. Murphy
 
14 MAKE THE MOSTOFIT (IRE) (5yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / POWHATAN SQUAW (IRE) / SOVIET STAR (USA)
11st 11lbs Alan Morgan Co.Clare (H)
Tommy Considine
 
15 SAD EYED DYLAN (GB) (5yo BR G)
MULTIPLEX (GB) / CONGRESSIONAL (IRE) / GRAND LODGE (USA)
11st 11lbs The Dylan Partnership Ballymacad (F)
Shane Donohoe
 
16 TICO TIMES (IRE) (5yo BR G)
ARCADIO (GER) / ROOMIER (IRE) / BIENAMADO (USA)
11st 11lbs Three Dudes Syndicate Co.Clare (H)
Paurick O'Connor
 
17 ULUROO (FR) (6yo B G)
CENTENNIAL (IRE) / KICA (FR) / NOIR ET OR (GB)
11st 11lbs Mr & Mrs Raymond Anderson Green Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
18 WARENDORF (FR) (5yo B G)
SPEEDMASTER (GER) / HYLLISIA (FR) / GREEN TUNE (USA)
11st 11lbs J. Gill Suir Vale (H)
Patrick G. Kelly
 

Preview

Double-entered ARCTIC ROAD finished second in Tallow last month and looks to have the measure of his rivals in this contest. Uluroo was beaten by four-lengths in a novice hurdle for Pauline Robson at Kelso last May by a horse who has subsequently won two more races. Now with Sam Curling, the six-year-old could have the experience needed here. Witness Protection and Cavalry Scout are both worth noting.

FLANNERYS HOTEL, GALWAY 5yo+ Adjacent Maiden

For Certified Hunters aged 5 years old and upwards only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers holding a valid Hunter Certificate to the following Hunts: Galway Blazers, East Galway, Sligo, North Galway and Roscommon. 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 CHOSEN FLAME (IRE) (6yo B G)
WELL CHOSEN (GB) / FLAMING MISTY (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs M.O. Cullinane Co.Galway(F)
M.O. Cullinane
 
2 ROAD BY THE RIVER (IRE) (5yo BR G)
BALAKHERI (IRE) / AGUA CALIENTE (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs M.O. Cullinane Co.Galway(F)
M.O. Cullinane
 
3 HARRY SMILES (IRE) (6yo B M)
KALANISI (IRE) / SHE'S SUPERSONIC (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
11st 11lbs Norman Lee Co.Galway(F)
Norman Lee
 
4 SHAUNAS DREAM (IRE) (10yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / CLOONE LEADER (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Julie Gillane Co.Galway(F)
Norman Lee
 
5 COTTON IJO (IRE) (5yo BL G)
MAHLER (GB) / COTTON ALI (IRE) / ALA HOUNAK (IRE)
12st 2lbs D.J. Ryan North Galway (F)
D.J. Ryan
 
6 MY DESTINY (IRE) (5yo CH G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / GAYE MELODY (IRE) / UN DESPERADO (FR)
12st 2lbs Thomas S. Costello Co.Galway(F)
Thomas S. Costello
 
7 NINE O THREE (IRE) (6yo GR G)
CENTRAL PARK (IRE) / THAT'S MY SISTER (IRE) / ABOO HOM (GB)
12st 2lbs Kevin Heffernan Co.Galway(F)
Kevin Heffernan
 
8 SIAMSA COIS LAOI (IRE) (6yo B M)
KALANISI (IRE) / AMERICAN HONEY (IRE) / LORD AMERICO (IRE)
11st 6lbs Karen Costello North Galway (F)
Donncha Duggan
 

Preview

NINE O THREE, ran a very good race on his season debut last time out, when meeting what looked to be an above average sort in Harmoney Row. On that evidence the Kevin Heffernan-trained son of Central Park should be able to go one better here in the adjacent maiden. His biggest challengers come in the form of Harry Smiles and Shaunas Dream.

WESTPORT WOODS HOTEL 7yo+ Maiden

For Certified Hunters aged 7 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 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
 
2 LIVELY JOHNNY (IRE) (9yo B G)
CROCO ROUGE (IRE) / CLEANINGTHEKITCHEN (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
12st 2lbs Michael Cosgrave Kildare (F)
John G. Carr
 
3 ARCH CHANCELOR (IRE) (8yo B G)
PRINCE ARCH (USA) / SWAN BRIDGE (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs P.T. Flavin Waterford (F)
J.P. Flavin
 
4 BOOK OF LOVE (IRE) (9yo B G)
KUTUB (IRE) / LOVE'S ALWAYS GAME (IRE) / CAMDEN TOWN (GB)
12st 2lbs Leon Tormey Fingal (H)
J.T.R. Dreaper
 
5 BUZZ BUCKS (IRE) (8yo B G)
CRAIGSTEEL (GB) / ONECOOLSHUIL (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs Josephine Clifford Premier (H)
Josephine Clifford
 
6 COACH ROAD (IRE) (10yo B G)
SENDAWAR (IRE) / TUDOR STYLE (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
12st 2lbs William Deacon Bree (F)
Daryl Deacon
 
7 GLORIOUS BORU (IRE) (7yo B G)
BRIAN BORU (GB) / SEA OFF THE GALES (IRE) / LUSO (GB)
12st 2lbs Norah Ahern United Hunt (F)
Denis Ahern
 
8 HILL RUNNER (IRE) (8yo CH G)
GOLAN (IRE) / GURTAGARRY LADY (IRE) / BOB'S RETURN (IRE)
12st 2lbs Ken Hodgins North Tipperary (F)
Leslie Young
 
9 HONEST TO GOODNESS (IRE) (7yo B M)
PAPAL BULL (GB) / SHEE'S SPEED (IRE) / MONASHEE MOUNTAIN (USA)
11st 11lbs Christopher Buckley Duhallow (F)
Donncha Duggan
 
10 ITSONTHELIST (IRE) (10yo CH G)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / TORUS OR YOU (IRE) / HUBBLY BUBBLY (USA)
11st 11lbs J.F. Kenny Co.Galway(F)
V. T. O'Brien
 
11 KRISQUIN (IRE) (7yo CH G)
KRIS KIN (USA) / PERCISION VISION (IRE) / EAGLE EYED (USA)
12st 2lbs Moyville Racing Syndicate Kildare (F)
Shane Nolan
 
12 MAJOR MILAN (IRE) (9yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / DUN AR AILL (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Declan O'Keeffe Doneraile (H)
Brian O'Keeffe
 
13 RAGHALLAIGH (IRE) (10yo B G)
VINNIE ROE (IRE) / MS BENOVERSE (IRE) / LITTLE BIGHORN (IRE)
11st 11lbs J. Reilly Co.Sligo (H)
J. Reilly
 
14 SHAUNAS DREAM (IRE) (10yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / CLOONE LEADER (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 6lbs Julie Gillane Co.Galway(F)
Norman Lee
 
15 THEPREMIERBROKER (IRE) (7yo B G)
SANDMASON (GB) / NEELIA NAYR (IRE) / BOYNE VALLEY (GB)
11st 11lbs Eoin C. McCarthy Stonehall (H)
Eoin C. McCarthy
 
16 THINK OF ME (IRE) (9yo B M)
GERMANY (USA) / KATE'S LASS (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
11st 6lbs Christopher Moran Co.Galway(F)
Brian Francis Cawley
 
17 TIPPINAWAYNOW (IRE) (8yo B G)
KALANISI (IRE) / MISS ACORN (IRE) / BASANTA (IRE)
11st 11lbs Bryan F. Murphy Co.Limerick (F)
Bryan F. Murphy
 

Preview

Preference in this older maiden would have to go the way of the Daryl Deacon-trained COACH ROAD. Hitting the cross bar on his last two outings, connections will be hopefully that he can score here. Glorious Boru and Arch Chancelor should both be competitive in a contest of this nature.
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