LOUGHANMORE

Gates Open: 12:00 noon
First Race: 2:00 pm
Admission Prices: £5
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Track Biography:

The Mid-Antrim Hunt was formally set up in the 1870’s as a harrier pack, although it was in existence for at least a hundred years before that. It was believed to have had its first official meeting in The Thatch Pub in Broughshane in 1875.

On this occasion the Mid Antrim point-to-point Course is at Loughanmore, Dunadry near Templepatrick.

Our landowner, Wilson Dennison has owned and produced a number of top-class national hunt horses including graded winners Yorkhill, Shaneshill, and Bellshill.

Our point-to-point is proud to have launched the career of many talented young horses who have gone on to make six figure sums at the horse-in-training sales in both Ireland and the UK. Some of the leading names include the Cheltenham festival winner Ted Veale and the Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Truckers Tavern.

 

Loughanmore Point-to-Point Races


Loughanmore,
Dunadry,
Co.Antrim


Contact Details


Beth Armstrong –00447771531409
 

How To Get There

By Road

From Belfast– Take the M2 to the international airport exit. Turn left to Templepatrick and take the third exit off the first roundabout. Once you pass the Hilton Hotel take the first road on the left.

By Air

Loughanmore point-to-point is located 15 minutes from Belfast International airport and 25 minutes from George Best airport.




 

Did You Know?

“Loughanmore point-to-point is run on the lands of Wilson Dennison who has owned some very talented point-to-point graduates in recent years such as Yorkhill, Shaneshill and Bellshill”.

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One of the real attractions of point-to-point racing is the opportunity to get up close and personal with future stars of Irish horse racing in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

Combined with extensive free parking we have a number of natural and man-made banks to help with viewing. As the parking is in the centre of the course you are never too far from the action. This also provides an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic while you enjoy the racing with a brilliant view of the whole track.

Disabled parking and toilets are provided at the track which allows all race goers to enjoy their days racing.

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

Our outside food caterers are located beside the parade ring and bookies. They supply a variety of tasty hot foods such as burgers, sausages and chips.

If you would like to satisfy your sweet tooth we have a doughnut stall and an extensive sweet and chocolate stand that sells a selection of delicious goodies. There is also an ice cream van in attendance on the day.

Alternatively, why not come along early and enjoy a picnic before the action gets under way or take a break midway through the day to refuel from the boot of your car.

Our extensive car park is the perfect location to relish the atmosphere of the races whilst entertaining friends and family.

 

 

Race goers can purchase teas and coffees from our special coffee cart that sells a variety of popular coffee options.

Soft drinks and juices can be purchased from our outside catering outlet.

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

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 if you don?t fancy packing a picnic for the day.
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 Templepatrick on your way to the races.

Loughanmore point-to-point is the perfect day out for the family in Northern Ireland countryside and as an added bonus for parents all children U16 have free admission.

As our spring fixture is held over the Easter holidays, our point-to-point offers the perfect location for a weekend away with the family. We are located less than half an hour drive from Belfast city and Belfast port which makes it extremely accessible for visitors to combine a city break with a day out in the countryside.

The award winning Hilton hotel is situated only five minutes from the track and along with a superb golf course it also has a luxurious spa to experience.

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Entries

TOPPING MEATS Winner of Two Adjacent (4yo Mdns Excl)

Winners Of Two Adjacent
For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers to the following Hunts: East Antrim, Mid Antrim and Killultagh, Old Rock & Chichester, 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 MAYOHILL (IRE) (5yo B G)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / DARAS MAYO (IRE) / KASMAYO (GB)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 TEMPLEPOINT (GB) (7yo B G)
FAIR MIX (IRE) / FLAMEBIRD (IRE) / MUKADDAMAH (USA)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 KNOCKAN RUN (IRE) (7yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / KNOCKANS FLIGHT (IRE) / ZAFFARAN (USA)
12st 2lbs Judith Hamilton Mid-Antrim (H)
I. R. Ferguson
 
4 MANETTI (IRE) (6yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / MRS WALLENSKY (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
12st 2lbs R.A. Bartlett Mid-Antrim (H)
I. R. Ferguson
 
5 BALLYHOWNE (IRE) (8yo B G)
GENEROUS (IRE) / IZZY SADDLER (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
12st 2lbs Billie-Jo Irwin East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
6 CHARIOT WARRIOR (IRE) (6yo GR G)
TIKKANEN (USA) / GREENMOUNT LASS (IRE) / HOMO SAPIEN (IRE)
11st 11lbs James Brown Kerr Mid-Antrim (H)
Robert Brown Kerr
 
7 ELLANABOUGH (IRE) (5yo CH M)
MISTER FOTIS (USA) / FONDNESS (GB) / DR FONG (USA)
11st 11lbs Kieran McKay Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 
8 LISNAGREGGAN (IRE) (9yo CH G)
BEAT OF DRUMS (GB) / INSAN RUBY (IRE) / INSAN (USA)
11st 11lbs William Gault & Paul Martin Mid-Antrim (H)
William Gault
 
9 MANO CORNUTO (IRE) (5yo B G)
GRANDERA (IRE) / MARTIN'S OSCAR (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Graham McKeever East Antrim (H)
Graham McKeever
 
10 WATYAWAITINGFOR (IRE) (7yo B G)
SEPTEMBER STORM (GER) / HOLLYMEAD (IRE) / JAMESMEAD (GB)
11st 11lbs R.J. Armstrong Killultagh, Old Rock & Chichester (F)
Lyle Andrew
 

Preview

Last years winner Lisnagreggan is back to defend his title once again, but he may face a tougher test in this if MANETTI was to take up this engagement. The Portrush maiden winner is a very consistent performer who enters the race in good form having finished second at Tyrella recently. Mayohill has four-year-old form to his name which will stand to him here, whilst Knockan Run came home in front in a big field maiden and can run well again here.

ALBERT BARTLETT 6yo Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 6-Y-O Geldings
For Certified Hunters aged 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 CAPTAIN COOK (GER) (6yo B G)
NOROIT (GER) / CRYING LOVE (GER) / WINGED LOVE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Cathal McGovern Co.Down (S)
C.A. McBratney
 
2 CHARIOT WARRIOR (IRE) (6yo GR G)
TIKKANEN (USA) / GREENMOUNT LASS (IRE) / HOMO SAPIEN (IRE)
12st 2lbs James Brown Kerr Mid-Antrim (H)
Robert Brown Kerr
 
3 COSMIC FLIGHT (IRE) (6yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / CLASSIC QUART (IRE) / CLASSIC CLICHE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Patricia Duffin East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
4 DANCE THE RAPIDS (IRE) (6yo B G)
SCORPION (IRE) / THAT'S AMAZING (IRE) / MARIGNAN (USA)
12st 2lbs Sean F. Gallagher Louth (F)
Sean F. Gallagher
 
5 DUNLUCE (IRE) (6yo B G)
ZAGREB (USA) / PISEOG (IRE) / PISTOLET BLEU (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.J. Bryson Mid-Antrim (H)
W.J. Bryson
 
6 HATARI (IRE) (6yo B G)
VINNIE ROE (IRE) / QUINNSBOROOLDVIC (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs C. Sheridan & R. Irvine North Kilkenny (F)
D.M. Christie
 
7 JET RANGER (IRE) (6yo B G)
BUSHRANGER (IRE) / ELLAZARIA (GB) / VETTORI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Mrs P.J. Conway Mid-Antrim (H)
Daniel J. Scullion
 
8 SOME RESPONSE (IRE) (6yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / LADY SECRET (FR) / LORD OF MEN (GB)
12st 2lbs Brian Hamilton East Down (F)
B.R. Hamilton
 
9 STORNAWAY (IRE) (6yo B BR G)
STOWAWAY (GB) / LUCY COOPER (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
10 WEE HUGO (GB) (6yo BR G)
FAIR MIX (IRE) / CITY ROSE (GB) / TRAGIC ROLE (USA)
11st 11lbs Andrew S. Pearson North Down (F)
Andrew S. Pearson
 

Preview

COSMIC FLIGHT is long overdue a maiden success for his owner-breeder Patricia Duffin as he was very unlucky to exit on each of his opening three efforts including at Moira in December when looking the likely winner. Some Response was a beaten favourite around here in October but bounced back to form at Tyrella recently which bodes well, whilst Captain Cook was only narrowly denied at Kirkistown earlier in the month and he is another that a strong chance has to be given to.

WILSON AUCTIONS Mares Winners Of Two (4yo Mdns Excl)

Winners Of Two - Mares
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 €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 CLOUDY DAY (IRE) (7yo B M)
DUBAI DESTINATION (USA) / MAISY DAISY (IRE) / LUSO (GB)
12st 2lbs Miss Sarah Hogan Co.Galway(F)
Norman Lee
 
2 CORELLA CREEK (IRE) (8yo B M)
KING'S THEATRE (IRE) / SILVER TASSIE (FR) / KALDOUNEVEES (FR)
12st 2lbs David Andrew Kells Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
3 HE KNOWS MY NAME (IRE) (9yo B M)
KAYF TARA (GB) / TIGRERA (IRE) / HELISSIO (FR)
12st 2lbs Claire Watson Tynan & Armagh (F)
Marshall Watson
 
4 HOLY MOTIVATION (IRE) (5yo B M)
KALANISI (IRE) / TEFFIA ROSE (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs Michael J. Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 
5 HOWWOULDSHENO (IRE) (9yo B M)
LAHIB (USA) / DRUMEE (IRE) / SATCO (FR)
11st 11lbs Tracy M. Reilly Newry (H)
Tracy M. Reilly
 
6 SLIABH MHUIRE LASS (IRE) (7yo CH M)
GRANDERA (IRE) / MEMORYS OF MADNESS (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Three Dudes Syndicate Co.Clare (H)
Paurick O'Connor
 
7 TIN TOWN LIZ (IRE) (5yo B M)
SCORPION (IRE) / LILLY ORPEN (IRE) / ORPEN (USA)
12st 2lbs Oliver Family Syndicate Iveagh (H)
J.G. Cosgrave
 

Preview

TIN TOWN LIZ has taken all before her this season and it is hard to look past her brining up a hat-trick in this. He Knows My Name has been a busy campaigner of late and she ran a cracking race to finish second in a hunter chase at Downpatrick to ensure that she would seem to be the obvious alternative. Holy Motivation was an impressive winner of her maiden at Tinahely and is likely open to the most improvement, whilst Cloudy Day could not be discounted if the ground came up on the softer side following her comprehensive victory at Horse and Jockey.

ISLANDBAWN 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 RED DEVIL BOYS (IRE) (11yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / LOHORT CASTLE (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs S.J. Hegarty Fermanagh (H)
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 CALL ME BUBBLES (FR) (9yo GR G)
STORMY RIVER (FR) / TEMPETE TROPICALE (FR) / KALDOUN (FR)
11st 11lbs Cathal McGovern Co.Down (S)
C.A. McBratney
 
4 FELIX YONGER (IRE) (12yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / MARBLE SOUND (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs James Marley & Samuel Downey Co.Down (S)
C.A. McBratney
 
5 BRIDGETS PET (IRE) (11yo CH G)
ARAKAN (USA) / CLASSY ACT (GB) / LYCIUS (USA)
12st 2lbs J. Woods Tynan & Armagh (F)
J. Woods
 
6 CHOSEN DREAM (IRE) (10yo B G)
WELL CHOSEN (GB) / PEOPLES DREAM (IRE) / MANDALUS (IRE)
12st 2lbs Margaret A. Simpson East Antrim (H)
Graham McKeever
 
7 CONAL (IRE) (9yo B G)
WHITMORE'S CONN (USA) / WELSH CONNECTION (IRE) / WELSH TERM (IRE)
11st 11lbs Mrs P.J. Conway Co.Down (S)
Mark E. McCrory
 
8 GROUND INVASION (IRE) (9yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / WAYWARD STAR (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
9 HOWWOULDUNO (IRE) (10yo B G)
DESERT KING (IRE) / WHADOUNO (IRE) / ABEDNEGO (IRE)
12st 2lbs James A. McMullan Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
10 MILAN FLYER (IRE) (12yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / FLYING JENNIE (IRE) / BURSLEM (IRE)
11st 11lbs Oran McGill Route (H)
Gary McGill
 
11 PECKHAMECHO (IRE) (12yo B G)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / NOLANS PRIDE (GB) / GOOD THYNE (USA)
12st 2lbs Peter Maher & Patrick McCann Kildare (F)
Peter Maher
 
12 YES TOM (IRE) (13yo GR G)
TIKKANEN (USA) / AMMIEANNE (IRE) / ZAFFARAN (USA)
12st 2lbs T.J. Topping East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 

Preview

Ground Invasion lowered the colours of FELIX YONGER at Kirkistown recently, however Ground Invasion was very disappointing at Durrow last week, and it may be that the extra week that the former Grade 1 winner has had could allow him to overturn the placings. Red Devil Boys is back from 12 months on the side-lines and stable companion Vinnie Luck was well beaten last time, whilst Chosen Dream is a horse that could run well as he was a winner in the autumn and is better than his latest effort.

J. A. MCCLELLAND & SONS 6yo+ Mares Maiden

Maiden Race For 6-Y-O & Upwards Mares
For Certified Hunters aged 6 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 ANNIE MCCARROLL (IRE) (6yo B M)
ASK (GB) / THE IRISH WHIP (GB) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Andrew G. Kennedy & G.R. Logan East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
2 BALLYDORN (IRE) (6yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / LOUGH COYNE (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 6lbs E. Hamilton East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
3 ALICE'S STAR (IRE) (9yo B M)
ODYLE (USA) / ALL EXCEPT ALICE (IRE) / FOURSTARS ALLSTAR (USA)
11st 6lbs Denis O'Sullivan Ward Union (S)
Denis O'Sullivan
 
4 ARCHVIEW SUNSHINE (IRE) (9yo CH M)
MEDAALY (GB) / SINGING WINDS (IRE) / TURTLE ISLAND (IRE)
11st 6lbs Alan Black Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
5 BROPHIES DOLL (IRE) (6yo CH M)
GAMUT (IRE) / CROSSBAR LADY (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 6lbs James A. Jenkins East Antrim (H)
James A. Jenkins
 
6 CASTLECATT (IRE) (7yo B M)
TIKKANEN (USA) / KILDOWNEY DUCHESS (IRE) / JURADO (USA)
11st 11lbs William & Roseann Creith Mid-Antrim (H)
Graeme Martin
 
7 CORUS GIRL (IRE) (7yo B M)
KAYF TARA (GB) / ALINGHI (GER) / TERTULLIAN (USA)
11st 6lbs J.M. Fitzpatrick Bray (H)
William J. McLernon
 
8 DOUBLE SMART (IRE) (6yo B M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / ANOTHER PRESENT (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Andrew S. Pearson North Down (F)
Andrew S. Pearson
 
9 GETAWAY HONEY (IRE) (6yo CH M)
GETAWAY (GER) / KNAPPOGUE HONEY (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Three Dudes Syndicate Co.Clare (H)
Paurick O'Connor
 
10 LADY OF DERRYGALLY (IRE) (6yo GR M)
SEPTEMBER STORM (GER) / LADY OF GORTMERRON (IRE) / ORCHESTRA (IRE)
11st 11lbs Philip D. Gilmore Iveagh (H)
J.G. Cosgrave
 
11 REBELS OATH (IRE) (7yo B M)
HIGH-RISE (IRE) / DIVINE HELP (IRE) / EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
11st 6lbs George Lamont North Down (F)
George Lamont
 
12 SIZING JULIE (IRE) (6yo B M)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / SUGAR ISLAND (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 6lbs Richard P. Behan Tynan & Armagh (F)
J.J. Lambe
 

Preview

The returning Annie McCarroll has not been seen since disappointing at Moira in December, and whilst her Kirkistown performance would entitle her to go close, preference is given to Lady Of Derrygally. She brings more recent form into the race having finished second at Tyrella two weeks ago and could go one better here.

JOHN THOMPSON & SONS 7yo+ Geldings Maiden (Nov Rdrs)

Maiden Race For 7-Y-O & Upwards Geldings Novice Riders
For Certified Hunters aged 7 years old and upwards, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. For Novice Riders who, at the start of the day, have not ridden more than ten winners under any Rules of Racing or Steeplechasing, including Point to Point
Steeplechases.
(Prize Money €1500: 1st €1050, 2nd €300, 3rd €150)
Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BAKOUGAN (FR) (7yo B G)
ANTARCTIQUE (IRE) / PERLE IRLANDAISE (FR) / FLY TO THE STARS (GB)
12st 2lbs Edward Smyth East Down (F)
C.A. McBratney
 
2 BEL CAVALLO (GB) (7yo BR G)
ROBIN DES PRES (FR) / BROOMHILL LADY (GB) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
12st 2lbs Lucy Arthur Co.Down (S)
George Stewart
 
3 COLGRAVE SOUND (IRE) (11yo BR G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / BODHRAN DAVIS (FR) / CADOUDAL (FR)
12st 2lbs Family H Syndicate North Down (F)
A. Stronge
 
4 DRUMCONNOR (IRE) (9yo B G)
LAHIB (USA) / DRUMCONNOR LADY (IRE) / SHAHRASTANI (USA)
12st 2lbs Martin Abernethy Tynan & Armagh (F)
J.J. Lambe
 
5 FLINDERS RIVER (IRE) (10yo CH G)
TRADITIONALLY (USA) / SILVER TASSIE (FR) / KALDOUNEVEES (FR)
12st 2lbs David Andrew Kells Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
6 NO MORE SANTIES (IRE) (7yo B G)
BASANTA (IRE) / SYBIL HEAD (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Patrick F. Gormley Route (H)
I. R. Ferguson
 
7 SO RUSTIC (GB) (12yo B G)
GENEROUS (IRE) / MILLE PERLES (FR) / KASHTAN (FR)
12st 2lbs J.J. Taylor Iveagh (H)
Marshall Watson
 
8 TEMPLEPOINT (GB) (7yo B G)
FAIR MIX (IRE) / FLAMEBIRD (IRE) / MUKADDAMAH (USA)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
9 WATYAWAITINGFOR (IRE) (7yo B G)
SEPTEMBER STORM (GER) / HOLLYMEAD (IRE) / JAMESMEAD (GB)
12st 2lbs R.J. Armstrong Killultagh, Old Rock & Chichester (F)
Lyle Andrew
 

Preview

WATYAWAITINGFOR took a big step forward when he finished second at Tyrella behind Knockan Run, and he would not have to find much improvement to get his head in front here. Recent Durrow runner-up, So Rustic, enters the race in good form and is the obvious alternative, whilst Templepoint and Drumconnor are others to have hinted that they could get involved in a race like this.
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