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The Roscommon hunt point-to-point was originally run over 3 and 1/3 m at Moyliss in Fuerty until the late 1940’s and included stone walls and other natural fences with part of the track run over ploughed ground. The point-to-point races ended with the demise of the hunt in the 50’s.
The hunt was revived in the Millennium Year of 2000, and on the 2nd of November 2002 the point-to-point was held at Lisbride outside Roscommon where six races were run on land owned by Mr Michael McSharry. Lisbride was home to the point-to-point until 2008 when a new track was provided by brothers Pat and Michael Bailey at Rockfield which is still home to the meeting.
The track is left handed and oval in shape, which is run over a mile in circumference with three fences in the back straight and two in the finishing straight with all fences being jumped three times.
In 2015 one of the Irelands most up-and-coming trainers, Joseph O’Brien trained his first winner at Roscommon point-to-point when his charge Minella For Me won the five-year-old maiden.
Other leading names to have emerged from Roscommon point-to-point is the 2016 winner of the four-year-old maiden, Poli Roi was sold five days later at the Tattersalls Cheltenham Sales for £300,000.
Roscommon Point-to-Point Races
Michael Curley - 086 2481630
How To Get There
From Dublin and the south take the M6 to Athlone. Then take the N61 to Roscommon and travel west on the N60 towards Castlerea from Roscommon Town for about four miles and the track is visible on the left hand side of the main road.
Dublin airport is a two hour drive away from the track.
Knock airport is a 50 minute drive away.
Combined with our free parking, we are lucky to have a clear viewing track that allows racegoers to get up close to the action, often from the comfort of their car.
Our point-to-point is also the perfect location for a picnic from the boot of your car. Why not relax and entertain friends 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.
There are no specific facilities for the disabled but if the committee is contacted prior to the fixture arrangements can be made for special car parking.
In between races, spectators can avail of the catering options that we have on offer.
Our outside caterer provides a wide range of tasty options such as burgers, sausages and chips.
For those looking for something sweeter there is wide range of sweets and chocolate on offer.
All patrons are welcome to pack a picnic style lunch to enjoy during the races.
Our catering vendors offer a choice of refreshments to suit all members of the family.
For those looking to keep themselves warm there is tea and coffee available or why not treat yourself to one of our hot chocolates.
There is also a wide range of soft drinks available for the younger race-goers.
The admission charge for our point-to-point is €10 which includes a free race card to keep you up-to-date with the day’s entries and runners.
Our younger racegoers are at the heart of our race day with free admission for children under 16 and along with our wide open space at the track which the children can run around and play safely.
We also provide a free bouncy castle which is always a popular addition for our younger race goers.
Nothing beats the excitement of the closing stages of a race and our track ensures that you have the perfect view. Our final fence and finishing straight are both fantastic viewing points for both spectators in their cars and spectators on foot.
Roscommon boasts many attractions, The Miners Way in recent times has proved very popular. It is a unique heritage trail following many of the paths used by miners over 400 years when working in the Arigna Mines.
So why not make a weekend of it and soak up the Irish countryside atmosphere.