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The County Down hunt have been in existence since the early 1900’s.
We have held our point-to-point meeting at Loughbrickland for over 70 years by kind permission of the Kidd family. Our autumn meeting is run in November each year with our spring fixture taking place in april.
Over the years, Loughbrickland point-to-point has produced many top national hunt stars such as 2003 Aintree Grand national winner Bindaree and Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Truckers Tavern.
Loughbrickland Point-to-Point Races
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How To Get There
From Dublin – Take the M1 and then exit onto the A1. Loughbrickland is approx. 15 minutes north of Newry. The village is on the left hand side and from there turn right following the signs to get to the track.
Our point-to-point is located one hour and 15 minutes from Dublin airport and 50 minutes from Belfast International airport.
Did You Know?
“2002 Aintree Grand National winner Bindaree won his five-year-old maiden at Loughbrickland point-to-point in 1999”.
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Combined with our free parking, we are lucky to have a clear viewing track where we park all race goers on a hill which allows spectators 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.
We have a permanent building for our toilets which includes a disabled toilet.
In between races, spectators can avail of the catering options that we have on offer.
Our hard working ladies committee make fresh food for the day. Their famous delicious beef burgers are cooked on the day and are not to be missed.
Along with the tasty burgers our volunteers prepare sandwiches, cakes, buns and tray bakes for the day providing you with an ample choice of food to keep you full during your days racing.
Our ladies committee sell teas, coffees and soft drinks from their base.
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 which is run by our supporters club.
Loughbrickland point-to-point is an ideal day out for all the family, giving you the opportunity to sample the heart of national hunt racing.
Admission is £5 with all children U16 free. We provide live music after some of our fixtures.
Our point-to-point is located 15 minutes away from the picturesque Slieve Gullion Forest Park which has something for all of the family including woodland trails, stunning views across the Ring of Gullion, Mourne Mountains, Cooley Peninsula and Armagh Drumlins as well as a play park and tour guides of the park.