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Ballindenisk point-to-point has a long history of holding point-to-points, dating back over a hundred years. The original point-to-point races were held over a banks course in the 1890’s.
The course is situated on the farm of Robert Fell and is also used for eventing as well as having hosted European and World Championships. Set in a rural area near Watergrasshill the course is made up of volunteer racing enthusiasts which includes former jockey/trainer and Clerk of the course John O’Callaghan.
Over the years Ballindenisk has produced many top class horses that have gone on to sell for large amounts of money in the UK sales. These include Conna Castle, Native Jack, Artic Copper and Awbeg Prince.
Ballindenisk Point-to-Point Races
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How To Get There
On the N8 approximately 20km north of Cork, Ballendenisk will be sign posted from Watergrasshill, Blarney, Cork city and Midleton.
Cork Airport is only a 30 minute drive from the point-to-point.
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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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, should they wish to bring their own picnic for the family.
There are certain parts of the track that can be used to facilitate disabled parking so as to cater for every eager racegoer.
Two of the fences are located beside the car park which provides you with a chance to get close to the action during a race.
In between races, spectators can avail of the variety of catering options that we have on offer.
Watergrasshill Ladies Football Committee run a fundraiser at the point-to-point each year by supplying home-made soups, sandwiches and scones with the profits going to their committee.
Hot food caterers are also available on the day where you can purchase tasty burgers, sausages and chips.
Alongside our hot food caterers, you can also purchase a wide range of sweets, bars and snacks at our point-to-point.
Along with providing tasty sandwiches, Watergrasshill Ladies Football committee also supply teas and coffees throughout the day.
Delicious home-made soup will also be on offer, so spectators can keep themselves warm during races.
For those looking for soft drinks, our outside caterer will have a wide variety on offer.
Our younger racegoers are at the heart of our race day with free admission for children under 16 ensuring it is an inexpensive location for Mum and Dad to bring the whole family out on a Sunday afternoon.
Our local pony club runs a children’s art competition for the younger members attending the point-to-point.
Ballindenisk Point-to-point races is only a 30 minute drive from Cork city centre making it an ideal location for familes looking to escape to the countryside for a few hours.