TALLANSTOWN

Gates Open: 12:30 pm
First Race: 2:30 pm
Admission Prices: €10 and free for U12's
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Track Biography:

Rathnestin was built in 1820 in Tallanstown in the heart of Co. Louth, and has a long-standing history deeply embedded in horse racing and country pursuits. For over 40 Years the Rathnestin racecourse has been noted for its well staged and successful Point to Point meetings, including the home to the Louth Hunt Point to Point from 1976 to 2015.

This year Rathnestin looks forward to welcoming the inaugural Rathnestin Oriel Harriers Hunt Point to Point, which will be held over the 2018 May Bank Holiday Weekend, The Hunt Club has been going strong since its formation in the early seventies and meets every Sunday throughout the winter.

Rathnestin is a good galloping course with an extensive view for the spectators. A left-handed circuit of just over a mile. It has two long straights, two gradual bends with five fences, two downhill one leading to home, which produces many the exciting tight finish to get the crowd roaring.

This will be a great day out in the countryside for people to come together to enjoy the sporting action and to socialise whilst enjoying food-on-the go, outdoor fun, picnics and lots of interesting trade stands.