LOUGHBRICKLAND

Gates Open: 10:30 am
First Race: 12:30 pm
Admission Prices: £5
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Track Biography:

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.

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

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. 

Loughbrickland Point-to-Point Races

Derrydrummuck,
Loughbrickland,
Co.Down


Contact Details

Ian Buchanan - 00447970010558
 

How To Get There

By Road

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.


By Air

Our point-to-point is located one hour and 15 minutes from Dublin airport and 50 minutes from Belfast International airport.

 

Did You Know?

“A horse called Loughbrickland won at its namesake point-to-point in 1993 for the meetings landowners”.

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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.

It also makes it the perfect position for a picnic from the boot of the your car whilst not missing out on any of the action.

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.
 

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.
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 Loughbrickland on your way to the races.

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.

Nothing beats the excitement of the closing stages of a race and our track ensures that you have the best view. Our final fence and finishing straight are both fantastic viewing points for both spectators in their cars and spectators on foot.

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. 
 

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Entries

DENNISON COMMERCIALS LTD 4yo Maiden

Maiden Race For 4-Y-O

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 BALLYEARL (IRE) (4yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / TETOU (IRE) / PEINTRE CELEBRE (USA)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
I. R. Ferguson
 
2 BROOMHILL (IRE) (4yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / ROCKING ANNIE (IRE) / SHARDARI (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 MUCKAMORE (IRE) (4yo B G)
SHOLOKHOV (IRE) / GALES RETURN (IRE) / BOBS RETURN (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
4 TARDREE (IRE) (4yo CH G)
MAHLER (GB) / BROWNIE POINTS (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
5 EGLANTINO KAUTO (FR) (4yo B G)
SPANISH MOON (USA) / KAUTO LORETTE (FR) / USEFUL (FR)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 SHINROCK FAME (IRE) (4yo B G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / HAVE MORE (GB) / HAAFHD (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
7 TAKINGITALLIN (IRE) (4yo B M)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / GILT BENEFIT (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 6lbs Milestone Racing Partnership Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
8 FEARLESS FRACAS (IRE) (4yo B G)
FRACAS (IRE) / MAYO MYSTIQUE (IRE) / HERON ISLAND (IRE)
11st 11lbs Michael R. Murphy Killinick (H)
Ashleigh Murphy
 
9 HOWYA HUN (IRE) (4yo B M)
STOWAWAY (GB) / GLENCREE ROSE (IRE) / LORD OF APPEAL (GB)
11st 6lbs Michael R. Murphy Killinick (H)
Ashleigh Murphy
 
10 QUIVVY LOUGH (IRE) (4yo B M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / QUIVVY BRIDGE (IRE) / ALFLORA (IRE)
11st 6lbs Mary F. Fitzpatrick Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
11 CLONDAW HOLLOW (GB) (4yo B G)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / KARLA JUNE (GB) / UNFUWAIN (USA)
11st 11lbs Caitriona Goff Ballinagore (H)
Michael Goff
 
12 LOCI PAROCHO (IRE) (4yo B G)
SEPTEMBER STORM (GER) / JENNA MARIE (IRE) / CARROLL HOUSE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Derek Tobin Ballinagore (H)
Michael Goff
 
13 ELUSIVE INTENTIONS (IRE) (4yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / ROSES DREAMS (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs Pioneer Racing Partnership Meath (F)
Peter J. Flood
 
14 HAVEN'T TIME (IRE) (4yo B G)
CURTAIN TIME (IRE) / GOOD THYNE LUCY (IRE) / QUWS (GB)
11st 11lbs Pierce Michael Power Wexford (F)
Pierce Michael Power
 
15 LAKE TEKAPO (IRE) (4yo B G)
ARCADIO (GER) / KNOCKARA ONE (IRE) / SNURGE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Pearse Callaghan Meath (F)
Gillian Callaghan
 
16 MANICMAN (IRE) (4yo CH G)
GETAWAY (GER) / QUINSBOROHALL (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
17 OLD JEWRY (IRE) (4yo B G)
LE FOU (IRE) / CLERKEN BRIDGE (IRE) / CLERKENWELL (USA)
11st 11lbs Rachel O'Neill Carlow Farmers (F)
John Joseph Hanlon
 
18 PONCHERELLO (FR) (4yo B G)
ANZILLERO (GER) / CLACHAPA (FR) / TURGEON (USA)
11st 11lbs Connie Rooney Island (F)
J.P. Brennan
 
19 WINGED LEADER (IRE) (4yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / CLASSICAL BEAUTY (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Donnchadh Doyle
 

Preview

The Mick Goff team enjoyed success in this division at Tinahely on Sunday and they will look to add to their early season total with CLONDAW HOLLOW. The son of Beat Hollow finished third on debut in the Tralee maiden last May which produced last weekends Pigeons winner Onthefrontfoot. He will likely be strongly fancied here as a result. Donnchadh Doyle has his string firing on all cylinders, but his Winged Leader will need to bounce back from a disappointing run at Ballindenisk, whilst Takingitallin is an interesting mare.

DENNISON JCB 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 BALLYSILLAN (GB) (5yo B G)
SHANTOU (USA) / KARINGA DREAM (GB) / KARINGA BAY (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 CHOSEN MATE (IRE) (5yo BR G)
WELL CHOSEN (GB) / NORWICH STAR (IRE) / NORWICH (GB)
12st 2lbs Colin S. McKeever East Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 BORO MELODY (IRE) (5yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / MELODY THYME (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
12st 2lbs Pam Halley Waterford (F)
V.L. Halley
 
4 CLASSICAL DAYTIME (IRE) (5yo B G)
TRANS ISLAND (GB) / AINTREE BABA (FR) / ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR)
12st 2lbs P.G. Coffey Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
5 FARMER LAD (IRE) (5yo B G)
SCORPION (IRE) / GORTNAGOWNA (IRE) / MOSCOW SOCIETY (USA)
12st 2lbs Paul Burns East Down (F)
B.R. Hamilton
 
6 FEAGREEN NATIVE (IRE) (5yo B G)
DOUBLE ECLIPSE (IRE) / CULMORE NATIVE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
11st 11lbs Martin Abernethy Tynan & Armagh (F)
J.J. Lambe
 
7 MOON RUA (IRE) (5yo B G)
SANDMASON (GB) / DUSKY PALM (IRE) / GREAT PALM (USA)
12st 2lbs David Harry Kelly Premier (H)
David Harry Kelly
 
8 NO HIDDEN CHARGES (IRE) (5yo B G)
SCORPION (IRE) / SONIADOIR (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Marie Brennan Island (F)
J.P. Brennan
 
9 RIPPON LODGE (IRE) (5yo B G)
SCORPION (IRE) / SHUIL AGAIN (IRE) / GOOD THYNE (USA)
12st 2lbs John Patrick Ryan North Tipperary (F)
John Patrick Ryan
 
10 RIVERS END (IRE) (5yo CH G)
WATAR (IRE) / CRANN RIVER (IRE) / OVER THE RIVER (FR)
12st 2lbs Elizabeth Slevin Ballinagore (H)
S. Slevin
 
11 ROYAL DRUMLEE (IRE) (5yo B G)
ROYAL ANTHEM (USA) / EVENINGOFELEGANCE (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs Sean McParlan Co.Down (S)
Sean McParlan
 

Preview

A wide open race where FEAGREEEN NATIVE sets the standard having finished third on his pointing debut at Moira earlier in the month. No Hidden Charges still held claims when slipping-up last Sunday at Tinahely which many entitle him to be the main danger, whilst Boro Melody was in with placed prospects before unshipping at Necarne, and he should benefit for his reappearance at Loughrea a fortnight ago.

CONDUIT AT TULLYRAINE HOUSE STUD Winner Of Two

Winners Of Two

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 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 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
 
2 BANK MAN (IRE) (10yo B G)
LUSO (GB) / LOST PRAIRIE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs Sean McParlan East Down (F)
Sean McParlan
 
3 CAPTAIN COOK (GER) (6yo B G)
NOROIT (GER) / CRYING LOVE (GER) / WINGED LOVE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Cathal McGovern Co.Down (S)
C.A. McBratney
 
4 DOLDRUM BAY (IRE) (7yo B BR G)
PRESENTING (GB) / VICTORIA THEATRE (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Three Dudes Syndicate Co.Clare (H)
Paurick O'Connor
 
5 IS THIS IT (IRE) (8yo B G)
MR COMBUSTIBLE (IRE) / QUINNTOWIN (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
12st 2lbs Samuel Hanna East Down (F)
Cathy Hanna
 
6 JOHNNY SUE (IRE) (7yo B G)
ALKAADHEM (GB) / FAHAN (IRE) / SRI PEKAN (USA)
12st 2lbs William P. Murphy Carlow Farmers (F)
William P. Murphy
 
7 SCHOOL LANE (IRE) (5yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / MANGAN MONTE (IRE) / MONTELIMAR (USA)
12st 2lbs Patrick Francis Doyle Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 

Preview

Two-time winner JOHNNY SUE returns from a short spell under rules and with form against the likes of Burning Ambition, he could have the class to prevail here. Track recruit Doldrum Bay is the real unknown factor, as he was strongly fancied to collect on his pointing debut at Loughrea earlier in the month, and he certainly won in the manner expected, suggesting any amount of improvement could be forthcoming. Meanwhile, recent Moira scorer Ballyhowne had the likes of the potentially re-opposing Captain Cook and Is This It behind him on that occasion.

MCILDOWIES SOLICITORS 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 BOG LANE BABY (IRE) (7yo B M)
OLDEN TIMES (GB) / CARRIES CHOICE (IRE) / MANDALUS (IRE)
11st 6lbs William P. Murphy Carlow Farmers (F)
William P. Murphy
 
2 GO TO COURT (IRE) (5yo B M)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / GO FRANKY (IRE) / HOLLOW HAND (IRE)
11st 6lbs William P. Murphy Carlow Farmers (F)
William P. Murphy
 
3 ATTACOTTI (IRE) (5yo B M)
SANDMASON (GB) / TURBINE HILL (IRE) / HUBBLY BUBBLY (USA)
11st 11lbs Elizabeth Slevin Ballinagore (H)
S. Slevin
 
4 BELLANEY GEM (IRE) (5yo BR M)
DOYEN (IRE) / BELLANEY JEWEL (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
11st 11lbs J.W. Rosbotham Iveagh (H)
Miss Suzy Barkley
 
5 BROPHIES DOLL (IRE) (6yo CH M)
GAMUT (IRE) / CROSSBAR LADY (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs James A. Jenkins East Antrim (H)
Graham McKeever
 
6 JASPER BEAR (IRE) (5yo B M)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / NORTH STAR POLY (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Claire Corrigan Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
7 LE HACHETTE (IRE) (5yo B M)
YEATS (IRE) / TAFSEER (IRE) / GRAND LODGE (USA)
11st 11lbs John Patrick Ryan North Tipperary (F)
John Patrick Ryan
 
8 MAINE DANGER (IRE) (6yo CH M)
WHITMORE'S CONN (USA) / BLUE MAINE (IRE) / DOUBLETOUR (USA)
11st 6lbs Camillus Slevin South County Dublin(H)
Nigel Slevin
 
9 PRINCESS HARRIET (IRE) (6yo B M)
RAJJ (IRE) / TOURANEENA (GB) / ROBELLINO (USA)
11st 6lbs Martin Abernethy Tynan & Armagh (F)
J.J. Lambe
 
10 WHATCOLOURISHE (IRE) (5yo B M)
ASK (GB) / ARDNATAGGLE (IRE) / ARISTOCRACY (IRE)
11st 6lbs David Harry Kelly Premier (H)
David Harry Kelly
 
11 YAWL BAY (IRE) (6yo B M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / GREENFLAG PRINCESS (IRE) / EXECUTIVE PERK (IRE)
11st 6lbs James Browne West Waterford (F)
Colin Bowe
 

Preview

With four placed efforts already to her name JASPER BEAR will look get off the mark in this having only found one rival too good at Portrush last Saturday. Wexford raider Yawl Bay may the main danger as she was in the process of running a better race at Loughrea when taken out by a loose horse. The experienced Princess Harriet has placed form from when she was with Colin McBratney, and she may be able to improve on her Moira form, whilst Le Hachette finished third on her pointing debut.

A ONE TYRES Mares Open

Open Lightweight Race - Mares

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, Mares only, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. 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 BLOODSTREAM (IRE) (6yo B M)
SCORPION (IRE) / GALA FESTIVAL (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs John H. & Miriam Murphy Wicklow (F)
John H. Murphy
 
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 GABRIELLEAMEE (IRE) (9yo B M)
CLOUDINGS (IRE) / JUST A FRIEND (IRE) / PHARDANTE (FR)
12st 2lbs Sean Aherne West Waterford (F)
Sean Aherne
 
4 LONGHOUSE MUSIC (GB) (9yo B M)
GAMUT (IRE) / SOFT SKIN (IRE) / RUDIMENTARY (USA)
12st 2lbs John Duggan Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
5 NEVADA ROSE (IRE) (11yo GR M)
BENEFICIAL (GB) / PAROSELLE ROYALE (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
11st 11lbs S. Michael Millar Killultagh, Old Rock & Chichester (F)
S. Michael Millar
 
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 TWILIGHT SHADOW (IRE) (7yo B BR M)
TIKKANEN (USA) / TRINITY BELLE (FR) / TEL QUEL (FR)
12st 2lbs The Stone Circle Syndicate East Down (F)
Patrick Eugene Turley
 

Preview

An ultra-competitive renewal where SLIABH MHUIRE LASS, who pulled-up in this race 12 months ago in testing conditions, will look to supplement her impressive Loughrea victory. The Sam Curling team have been among the winners in the open division for each of the last two weekends, including with Longhouse Music at Moira two weeks ago. Gabrielleamee is another mare who defeated geldings recently when scoring at Tinahely, whilst both Bloodstream and Corrella Creek are other capable contenders.

WILSONS AUCTIONS 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 BANK MAN (IRE) (10yo B G)
LUSO (GB) / LOST PRAIRIE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs Sean McParlan East Down (F)
Sean McParlan
 
2 HI MURPHY (IRE) (6yo B G)
GAMUT (IRE) / TINOGLORIA (FR) / AL NASR (FR)
12st 2lbs Peter Murphy Co.Down (S)
Sean McParlan
 
3 BRINDACIER FATAL (FR) (7yo B G)
NETWORK (GER) / LUZARCHES (FR) / SLEEPING CAR (FR)
12st 2lbs Pam Halley Waterford (F)
V.L. Halley
 
4 COLGRAVE SOUND (IRE) (11yo BR G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / BODHRAN DAVIS (FR) / CADOUDAL (FR)
11st 11lbs Family H Syndicate Co.Down (S)
C.A. McBratney
 
5 PEGASE AMOUR (IRE) (7yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / LOVELY NATIVE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs Joy Wilson Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 

Preview

It is hard to look past HI MURPHY here as he was only narrowly beaten by a younger horse at Loughanmore in May, in a performance which saw the front pair pull nicely clear of the remainder. Stable companion Bank Man has an alternative entry earlier on the card, but was fancied for his debut last Saturday which would entitle him to claims, whilst Pegase Amour will look to bounce back to the promise of his run at Toomebridge.
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