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The first meeting at our course was held on April 4th 1995. Falling each year on the Wednesday of Easter week it has become renowned for the quality of the racing, the excellent track itself and the unmistakable local hospitality.
Set in a scenic rural area near Tallow, Co. Waterford, the course is right-handed with a circuit of one mile. It has two long straights, two gradual bends with five fences, two downhill and three leading to home, which produces so many exciting tight finishes to get the crowd roaring.
Inch point-to-point has a large committee of volunteer racing enthusiasts, with each member being more dedicated than the next. Amongst our committee we have had a number of very successful point-to-point trainers and jockeys, namely Davy Russell, Johnny and Liam Burke and Micheál Griffin, who have all given back so much to the sport. An incredible amount of work goes into the track each year, months in advance, to ensure that our course is turned out in excellent condition for horses and spectators alike.
Over the years, Inch point-to-point has produced some excellent National Hunt stars, including Aintree Grand National winner Silver Birch and Stroll Home, who won the Galway Plate.
We are very lucky that our fixture typically draws a large entry with trainers coming from all over the country to run their horses with us. As a result, the value of the fixture has continued to rise and in 2017 over €1 million was spent buying horses who had either won or finished placed at our fixture at the many public auctions in Britain which sell Irish point-to-point horses.
One of the highlights for Inch point-to-point in recent years, was being selected to host the International Jockey Challenge in 2016. This saw a number of English jockeys travel over to our track to do battle with their Irish counter parts in the six-year-old geldings’ and six-year-old mares’ races.
Inch Point-to-Point Races
Rhona Kelly - 086 3771280
How To Get There
From the Youghal roundabout turn right to Tallow continue along this road until you reach the Halfway Bar where you turn left.
Head out the Youghal road, turn right at the Halfway Bar
Take the Dungourney road heading for Tallow, the track will be signposted along this road.
Cork Airport is only 45-minutes from the course and Dublin airport is two and a half hours away with excellent road links from both airports.
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.
We have a number of portaloos situated around the course which also includes baby and toddler changing facilities.
We are very lucky to have a hard-working committee who volunteer a lot of their spare time in the lead up to the point-to-point with many members providing delicious homemade soups, sandwiches, cakes and buns in the catering tent that is located close to the parade ring and the action.
If you are still feeling peckish during your days racing we also have some fast food outlets that serve burgers, baps and tasty chips to keep you full for the day.
Alongside our hot food caterers, you can also purchase sweets, bars and snacks at our point-to-point for that extra bit of sugar to help with the form study!
Our dedicated volunteers in the catering tent are on hand all day to serve you hot teas and coffees along with soft drinks and juices for the younger racegoers.
Soft drinks may also be purchased from our outside catering outlet.
If you would like something a little stronger to keep you warm on the spring day, alcohol can be purchased on-course.
As our point-to-point is on a Wednesday during the Easter holidays each year, we try to provide as much kids entertainment as we can.
All children under 16 have free admission and we provide free bouncy castles for all ages as well as face painting for the younger spectators.
If you would like to have a flutter, we have a betting ring of which some of the bookmakers present also provide betting for track racing taking place in England and Ireland.