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The Golden Vale hunt was revived by Tim Hyde and Michael Purcell.
The hounds were hunted by John Pickering, James Foley, Capt. Donald Swan, Rory Dicken, Tom O’Meara, Jim Quinlan and presently by Michael Comerford.
The point-to-point has been run annually at various venues. The first meeting was held at College Hill Templemore and has since been run at Thurles racecourse, Fairyhill Templemore, Coolkip Horse and Jockey, Glenbane Holycross and now at its current venue of Turtulla Thurles.
Horse and Jockey Point-to-Point Races
Horse and Jockey,
Susan Long - 0864108362
How To Get There
All roads will be signposted from both Horse and Jockey and Thurles.
On the N62 to Turtulla cross, turn left 1 mile from Thurles town. Then turn right at the Golf Course.
Our point-to-point is located two hours and fifteen minutes from Dublin airport.
Did You Know?
“Over 1,200 races on the track in Ireland & Britain were won by horses who had started their careers in an Irish Point-to-Point”.
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Unlike many racecourses where the runners race far off out of view, our track at Horse & Jockey is one mile around on each lap ensuring that is offers great views from the finishing straight right around the corner - so you will never miss a second of the action.
Whether you want to watch in front of the winning post, as the runners flash by, venture into the centre of the course for a full 360 degree view of the track, or why not base yourself at the final fence to take in the wonderful sight of a thoroughbred racehorse in full flight over a fence? The choice is yours - you will never get any closer to the action!
One of the real joys of a point-to-point is just how close to the action you can get. That also includes our car park, ensuring a day's racing with us offers you the ideal opportunity to being a picnic for family and friends, and base it out of the back of your car.
Come along early and enjoy your picnic before the action gets under way, or take a break midway through the day's racing to enjoy your light refreshments.
If you are after something a bit warmer, we also have a catering unit on-site, serving a range of fast food such as burgers, sausages and chips, all you would need to keep you going.
Our track is conveniently located at the rear of the Horse & Jockey Hotel. This four-star family run hotel is well within walking distance of the track and is the perfect pitstop on the way to or from the course. The in-house bakery stocks delicious cakes, breads and pastries. If it is something a little more substantial you are after, why not check out the Silks Restaurant headed up by chef James Egan.
Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available from a number of outlets on the course. There will be something to quench your thirst or curb your caffeine cravings.
We also have a drinks tent serving alcoholic beverages for anyone looking for something a little stronger !
For a post racing tipple, why not check out the Enclosures Bar at the nearby Horse & Jockey Hotel.
Our track is conveniently located at the rear of the Horse & Jockey Hotel. This four-star family run hotel is well within walking distance of the track and is the perfect pitstop on the way to or from the course.
The in-house bakery stocks delicious cakes, breads and pastries.
If it is something a little more substantial you are after, why not check out the Silks Restaurant headed up by chef James Egan.