BANDON

Gates Open: 11:30 am
First Race: 13:30 pm
Admission Prices: €8 and U16's are free
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Track Biography:

The Carbery Hunt has being running point-to-point races for over fifty years. Racing has being run on the present course for over thirty years, before that races were held on the famous mountain racecourse in Waterfall.

2006 Cheltenham Foxhunter winner, Whyso Mayo won his last race at Bandon at the age of 15 having won here on four occasions during his career. He was owned and bred by Mr Edward O’Driscoll, Master of the Carberry Foxhounds.

Set amongst the beautiful Cork countryside, our well-presented race track with its compact location of parade ring, bookies, finish line and services give a pleasant race day experience close to the action.

Our point-to-point is a great family day in the fresh air out for all ages to enjoy. Our point-to-point is located only half an hour away from Cork city which makes it the ideal location to combine a weekend city break and a day out in the country.
 

Bandon Point-to-Point Races

Kilpatrick,

Bandon,

Co. Cork

 

Contact Details

Catherine O'Driscoll - 0872753627

How To Get There

By Road

From Cork City - Take the N71 road to Bandon. At the half way roundabout take the 3rd exit follow the directions to the races via Crossbarry which is the L2231 road.

From west cork through Bandon follow the directions via the Macroom road.

Road signs will be in place on all routes.

By Air

Our point-to-point is located thirty minutes from Cork airport.
 

Did You Know?

“2006 Cheltenham Foxhunter winner, Whyso Mayo won his last race at Bandon at the age of 15 having won there on four occasions during his career”.

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Our track offers spectators a real chance to get up close to the action and cheer home the horses. 

We have ample parking available and we can try and accommodate anyone who requires disabled parking.

Along with the portaloo’s available on the day we also have changing facilities for babies and toddlers.

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 a variety of catering options provided. We have a tea tent at our venue which offers freshly made sandwiches and soup.

We also have a fast food caterers for anyone looking for something a little more substantial, tasty beef burgers, sausages, chips.

The venue lends itself very well to family picnics when the weather is favourable.

The scenic town of Bandon is just a stone's throw away from the venue and is worth checking out before or after racing.

Teas and coffees are available in the tea tent all day and we have minerals for the younger race goers.

The fast food caterers will also have a selection of minerals on offer.
 

No dress code, but please dress to keep warm and dry. Point to Pointing is a great outdoor sport and once everyone is dressed for the Irish weather they will have a great day. Warm jackets, hats, gloves and wellies are a must. It?s a good idea to put some rain gear in the car in case it rains, we do live in Ireland!
Yes dogs are welcome but they must be kept on a lead, just for everyone?s safety.
Yes you can bring your own food and drink on the course.
The children will really enjoy looking at all the horses from walking around the parade ring to then jumping the fences.
Unfortunately we have no ATM on site, the nearest would be in Bandon.

Set amongst the beautiful Cork countryside, our well-presented race track with its compact location of parade ring, bookies, finish line and services give a pleasant race day experience close to the action.

Our point-to-point is a great family day in the fresh air out for all ages to enjoy.

Our point-to-point is located only half an hour away from Cork city which makes it the ideal location to combine a weekend city break and a day out in the country.

Enjoy a walk through Bandon town and call into one of its cafés and enjoy a coffee and some locally produced confectionery. If you happen to be in Bandon on a Saturday morning, visit Bandon's Farmers Market where you can purchase everything from Olives, a variety of artisan breads, locally grown vegetables, chocolate and cheeses.

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Entries

BARRYROE CO-OP & CHRIS MCCARTHY GREENBUILD LTD 5yo Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O Geldings
For Certified Hunters aged 5 years old, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €800: 1st €560, 2nd €160, 3rd €80)
Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 AULD SPORT (IRE) (5yo B G)
GOLAN (IRE) / CASTLE PRESENTING (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs John O'Mahony West Waterford (F)
Garry Aherne
 
2 BABY TUBS (IRE) (5yo B G)
DARSI (FR) / COOLKENNA CONTACT (IRE) / ROCK HOPPER (GB)
12st 2lbs Ronan McNally Tynan & Armagh (F)
Ronan McNally
 
3 BRAVE LIGHT (IRE) (5yo B G)
SCORPION (IRE) / HESTER HALL (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs Michael J McDonagh Co.Clare (H)
Michael J McDonagh
 
4 DANCING DAVE (IRE) (5yo B G)
DUBAI DESTINATION (USA) / LAURA'S ISLAND (IRE) / TURTLE ISLAND (IRE)
12st 2lbs Patricia Hogan Kilmoganny (F)
Mark Cahill
 
5 DAWN SUNRISE (IRE) (5yo CH G)
MAHLER (GB) / WOODVIEW DAWN (IRE) / TURTLE ISLAND (IRE)
12st 2lbs Alexandria Gardner Wexford (F)
Pierce Michael Power
 
6 DIX DE DER (FR) (5yo BR G)
NOROIT (GER) / REGATE (FR) / AGENT BLEU (FR)
12st 2lbs Liam Lynch Killeady (H)
Robert Tyner
 
7 LISRONAGH STONE (IRE) (5yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / FROM ABOVE (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
12st 2lbs John Halley Co.Limerick (F)
John Halley
 
8 NEW EARTH (IRE) (5yo B BR G)
GETAWAY (GER) / KAREN MAG (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Karen O'Driscoll Carbery (F)
James Joseph Mangan
 
9 OWL CREEK BRIDGE (IRE) (5yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / YOUR PLACE OR MINE (IRE) / CLASSIC CLICHE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Brian Collins Stonehall (H)
Eric McNamara
 
10 ROCKY'S SILVER (IRE) (5yo GR G)
ACAMBARO (GER) / LUCKY LEELA (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Mrs Margaret C. Kiely Killeady (H)
James Daniel Dullea
 

Preview

The French-bred DIX DE DER is out of an Agent Bleu mare who had an excellent strike record with her off-spring, and this could be an ideal opportunity for him to build upon his opening three efforts which saw him finish fifth at Aghabullogue most recently. With little placed form on offer, the newcomers are worth a market check. Mark Cahill won a similar race at Knockanard last week and could be represented here by Dancing Dave, whilst Dawn Sunrise represents the connections of leading Hunter Chaser Burning Ambition.

BANDON MOTORS & BANDON CO-OP 5yo+ Adjacent Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O & Upwards Adjacent
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: Carbery, West Carbery, Muskerry, South Union, Killeady, Dripsey, Macroom and Aghabullogue. 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 BEET TOPPER (IRE) (5yo B G)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / WHAT A TOPPER (IRE) / PETOSKI (GB)
12st 2lbs Mary Tyner Muskerry (F)
Robert Tyner
 
2 BLACK DEED (IRE) (10yo B G)
KADEED (IRE) / TART (FR) / WARNING (GB)
11st 11lbs Nicola McCarthy & Jayne Barrett Carbery (F)
Patrick J. McCarthy
 
3 DALUS KING (IRE) (10yo B G)
BUSTER KING (IRE) / LITTLEMISSDALUS (IRE) / MANDALUS (IRE)
12st 2lbs Adrian Hickey Killeady (H)
Adrian Hickey
 
4 MISS KANAGI (IRE) (5yo B M)
ARAKAN (USA) / MISS MIYAGI (IRE) / RASHAR (USA)
11st 6lbs D.T. Atkinson Carbery (F)
D.T. Atkinson
 
5 STEAK AND SPUDS (IRE) (6yo B M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / PIP 'N POP (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 6lbs Tutti Fruitti Syndicate South Union (F)
Thomas A. Keogh
 
6 TRIO FOR RIO (IRE) (5yo B BR G)
GETAWAY (GER) / RIO TRIO (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Barry O'Driscoll Carbery (F)
James Joseph Mangan
 

Preview

Patrick McCarthy saddled Rodeo Dodo to win this race 12 months ago when he returned as the only finisher, and he will be hoping for a similar success with the newcomer Black Deed in this years renewal. Of those that we have seen in pointing action, TRIO FOR RIO would appear to set the standard having finished third at Tallow earlier this month, whilst Robert Tyner could introduce Beet Hopper and his horses always have to be respected.

FERNHILL HOUSE HOTEL & GARDENS 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 DUSHREMBRANDT (IRE) (12yo B G)
DUSHYANTOR (USA) / SUE'S A LADY (GB) / LE MOSS (IRE)
11st 11lbs Brian Mulcahy West Waterford (F)
James G. Sheehan
 
2 FENNO'S STORM (IRE) (7yo BR G)
SEPTEMBER STORM (GER) / SWORD LADY (GB) / BROADSWORD (USA)
12st 2lbs Maurice Walsh Dungarvan Farmers (F)
Declan Queally
 
3 FESTIVE DAY (IRE) (10yo B G)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / ORCHARDSTOWN LADY (IRE) / LE MOSS (IRE)
12st 2lbs Patrick O'Shea Co.Galway(F)
Sean Aherne
 
4 KADMER (IRE) (9yo B G)
KADEED (IRE) / CHERRY STRIPE (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Barry O'Driscoll Carbery (F)
Raymond Hurley
 
5 MARINERO (IRE) (9yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / PEGGY MADDOCK (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs David Maxwell Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
6 MORNING ASSEMBLY (IRE) (11yo B G)
SHANTOU (USA) / BARRACK VILLAGE (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
12st 2lbs Clipper Logistics Group Ltd Carlow Farmers (F)
P.A. Fahy
 
7 MURDO MACKENZIE (IRE) (8yo B G)
OSCAR (IRE) / TIMERRY (IRE) / ALPHABATIM (USA)
12st 2lbs Patrick J. O'Driscoll Carbery (F)
James Joseph Mangan
 
8 TRUCKIN ALL NIGHT (IRE) (12yo B G)
SNURGE (IRE) / BUN DOITE (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs Conna Enclosure Syndicate United Hunt (F)
Batt O'Connell
 
9 TYRONE HOUSE (IRE) (14yo B G)
STRATEGIC CHOICE (USA) / NAUGHTY MARIETTA (IRE) / GOOD THYNE (USA)
11st 11lbs Valerie Courtney Kingdom (H)
Eamon Courtney
 
10 WESTERN MAN (IRE) (11yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / DIVINE PROSPECT (IRE) / NAMAQUALAND (USA)
11st 11lbs Patrick O'Leary Coolnakilla (H)
Patrick O'Leary
 

Preview

Marinero and MORNING ASSEMBLY both go in search of last minute Cheltenham Foxhunters qualification here, and with alternative opportunities for both this weekend, they will likely not have to take each other on. Whichever of the two does run here will be primed for a big run. Murdo Mackenzie will ensure those classy track recruits do not have it all their own way, as he lowered the colours of another former Grade 1 winner in Lac Fontana at Killeagh last month. and it must be remembered that he ran out a 20-length winner of this race last year.

SPRINGMOUNT STUD & AIB BANK 6yo+ Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 6-Y-O & Upwards Geldings
For Certified Hunters aged 6 years old and upwards, 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 ARTIC FEVER (IRE) (7yo B G)
MOROZOV (USA) / ARTIC BRUSH (IRE) / BRUSH ASIDE (USA)
12st 2lbs Patrick Moakley Kilworth&Araglen (H)
Patrick Moakley
 
2 CHANCE IT (IRE) (8yo B G)
TAJRAASI (USA) / LAFANTA (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Deirdre Corkery Dungarvan Farmers (F)
Declan Queally
 
3 GOTAWAY (IRE) (6yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / A DAY IN MAY (IRE) / KASMAYO (GB)
12st 2lbs Mary Tyner Killeady (H)
Robert Tyner
 
4 HARMONEY ROW (IRE) (6yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / THE GREAT OUTDOORS (IRE) / SIMPLY GREAT (FR)
12st 2lbs Boro Rovers Syndicate Derrygallon (H)
Michael Winters
 
5 MEGAUDAIS SPEED (FR) (6yo B G)
PUIT D'OR (IRE) / LA ROUADIERE (FR) / MURMURE (FR)
12st 2lbs Mark Cahill Kilmoganny (F)
Mark Cahill
 
6 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
 
7 ON RAGLAN ROAD (FR) (6yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / MILLESSIMA (FR) / BERING (GB)
12st 2lbs Jenny Roche Killinick (H)
Benny O. Walsh
 

Preview

GOTAWAY offered plenty of promise on his debut when finishing third at Bellharbour to Upperstown Prince, a horse who finished second in a Grade 2 at Haydock last weekend. Whilst this Getaway gelding has been well-beaten in four starts since, the return to the point-to-point fields could be rewarded. Chance It, placed four-times under rules, has failed to complete both outings this year, but is capable of going close in this grade and represents an in-form yard, whilst On Raglan Road travelled well for a long way on his point debut at Ballinaboola, and the former Willie Mullins charge could get involved here.

GLENVIEW.IE 5yo+ Mares Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O & Upwards Mares
For Certified Hunters aged 5 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 KATIE'S KRYSTAL (IRE) (5yo B M)
WESTERNER (GB) / OPERA MASK (IRE) / MOSCOW SOCIETY (USA)
11st 11lbs Con Hickey Killeagh (H)
Sean Aherne
 
2 VALCOURT (IRE) (6yo B M)
DUBAI DESTINATION (USA) / SARAH PRINCESS (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Sean Aherne West Waterford (F)
Sean Aherne
 
3 HONEST TO GOODNESS (IRE) (7yo B M)
PAPAL BULL (GB) / SHEE'S SPEED (IRE) / MONASHEE MOUNTAIN (USA)
11st 6lbs Christopher Buckley Duhallow (F)
Donncha Duggan
 
4 SIAMSA COIS LAOI (IRE) (6yo B M)
KALANISI (IRE) / AMERICAN HONEY (IRE) / LORD AMERICO (IRE)
11st 6lbs Karen Costello North Galway (F)
Donncha Duggan
 
5 BALLYBROWNEY WALK (FR) (5yo BR M)
CALIFET (FR) / MYRAGENTRY (FR) / MYRAKALU (FR)
11st 11lbs Patrick Pyne United Hunt (F)
James Joseph Mangan
 
6 BLUEBELL SALLY (IRE) (7yo B M)
SHANTOU (USA) / PRINCESS NINA (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Merrywood Syndicate Kingdom (H)
John J. Mullane
 
7 DEVITO'SREDROBIN (IRE) (5yo B M)
ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR) / KOKO ROSE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs Shane C. Byrne Ballinagore (H)
Shane C. Byrne
 
8 JASPER BEAR (IRE) (5yo B M)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / NORTH STAR POLY (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Claire Corrigan Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
9 NO PLAIN JANE (IRE) (6yo B M)
KING'S THEATRE (IRE) / CREAM GORSE (GB) / ALFLORA (IRE)
11st 11lbs Garry Aherne West Waterford (F)
Garry Aherne
 
10 ROLLERCOSTER (IRE) (6yo BR M)
HELISSIO (FR) / FULL DECK (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
11st 11lbs Tom Keating Premier (H)
Tom Keating
 
11 STEAK AND SPUDS (IRE) (6yo B M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / PIP 'N POP (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Tutti Fruitti Syndicate South Union (F)
Thomas A. Keogh
 
12 WHATWAYAREYOUGOING (IRE) (5yo B M)
STOWAWAY (GB) / ENDLESS WAVE (GB) / POLIGLOTE (GB)
11st 11lbs Maurice Smiddy Killeagh (H)
James G. Sheehan
 

Preview

Only the more experienced Cloone Lady got the better of ROLLERCOASTER at Bellharbour earlier in the month on what was just her first completed run, and she could well prove to be the answer in this. Devitosredrobin only made her debut last Sunday, and having run well for a long way before exiting in spectacular fashion at the final fence, she is bound to come on for the run, whilst the experienced Valcourt and consistent performer Honest To Goodness, are sure to be involved in the place battle.

KEVIN OLEARY & MCLAUGLINS MEDICAL HALL, BANDON Winner of One 4 yo+ (4yo Mdns Excl)

Winners Of One
For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, 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 one Point to Point Steeplechase 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 CALDERONE (FR) (6yo B G)
BALKO (FR) / QUISIERA (FR) / PASSING SALE (FR)
11st 11lbs D.F. O'Rourke Carlow Farmers (F)
John Joseph Hanlon
 
2 DEFINITE DILEMMA (IRE) (5yo B G)
DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB) / PANDALUTE (IRE) / INDIAN DANEHILL (IRE)
11st 11lbs Martin Houlihan Dungarvan Farmers (F)
David A. Kiely
 
3 PAIRC NA LEASA (IRE) (12yo B G)
BEAT ALL (USA) / SEYMOUR ROSES (GB) / SEYMOUR HICKS (FR)
12st 2lbs David Edward Finn Duhallow (F)
David Edward Finn
 
4 PIECE A CAKE (IRE) (6yo CH M)
GETAWAY (GER) / GLORY QUEEN (IRE) / TAIPAN (IRE)
11st 11lbs Kevin Heffernan Co.Galway(F)
Kevin Heffernan
 
5 RUBY ON BROADWAY (IRE) (7yo B M)
BROADWAY FLYER (USA) / AIMEE'S PRESENT (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Shane Prendeville Muskerry (F)
Gerard Kelleher
 
6 TAYLOR'S GUEST (IRE) (9yo B G)
PELDER (IRE) / ANCHOR INN (GB) / BE MY GUEST (USA)
12st 2lbs Liam G. O'Brien Premier (H)
Liam G. O'Brien
 

Preview

An intriguing contest which pitches two impressive recent maiden winners, Definite Dilemma and CALDERONE, against each other on their first starts in winners company. The latter is well-bred and is given the slight preference, but there may not be a lot between them. Piece A Cake was outclassed in a Galway bumper during the autumn, but she was a nice winner at Tralee late last season and cannot be discounted.
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