Gates Open: 11.30
First Race: 13.30
Admission Prices: €10 and U16's are Free
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Track Biography:

The North Kilkenny Foxhounds date back to 1931 with the first running of their point-to-point in the late 1940's.

The current racecourse at Parksgrove in Ballyragget has been in use since 1989, returning from Gowran Park to the open country, as had been in its formative years.

The right-handed course is practically level throughout making it a great viewing track and a favoured track amongst handlers that always has a large number of entries.

Previous track winners to have won at Ballyragget include former Grade One winner Herecomesthetruth, a maiden winner here in 2007, and former Grade Two winning Luska Lad won the open 2015.

Ballyragget Point-to-Point Races




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Contact Details

Billy Healy - 0868585500

How To Get There

From Dublin

Take the N7 and M8 southbound to the N77 in Laois. Take exit 17 from M7 and continue on the N77 to Ballyragget where the track will be sign posted.

From Cork

Take the M8 northbound to the R693 in Kilkenny. Take exit 4 from the M8 and continue on R639.

By Air

Ballyragget point-to-point is located two hours from Dublin and Cork airport.



Did You Know?

“The North Kilkenny Foxhounds have held their point-to-point meeting at Parksgrove, Ballyragget since 1989.”.

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Free parking is available on site and is closely situated to the track. 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.

There are a number of portaloos situated around the course.

There is a betting ring on site for your on course bets, & some of the bookmakers present also provide betting for track racing.


There are also a number of Fast Food outlets on site to cater for all your food needs.

Confectionary stalls also on site to satisfy those with a sweet tooth.


Race goers can purchase teas, coffees and soft drinks from our outside catering outlet.

No, there is no official dress code, but we do advise that race goers dress weather appropriate and to prepare yourself for all types of Irish weather.
Yes, just make sure they are kept on a leash at all times.
It?s a great location for a picnic from the boot especially if the weather is good.
At our point-to-point, we are lucky to have wide open spaces for children to play in a safe environment. Do you have an ATM on course?
We don?t have an ATM on site however you will find one at Supervalu in Ballyragget, which is located less than five minutes drive from the track.

Ballyragget point-to-point is the perfect day out for the family in the countryside and as an added bonus for parents all children U16 have free admission.


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