MOIRA

Gates Open: 12:00
First Race: 14:00
Admission Prices: £10
Online Ticket Offer:

Track Biography:

Formed in 1825, The Iveagh Foxhounds hunt is a famous hunt that has its place in Baily’s chronology of master ship. The Iveagh hunt hosts two point-to-points during the season, an Autmun fixture and a Spring fixture.

There has been many notable performances over the years at the Iveagh hunt santioned race meeting, Grade One winner Roi Du Mee made his only point-to-point appearance at the fixture when he won in October 2016.

Our point-to-point is nestled in the beautiful Northern Ireland countryside and is a perfect day out for all the family.

Moira Point-to-Point Races

Bell’s Hill,
Maralin,
Craigavon,
Co.Armagh
BT67 0LZ

Contact Details

Gareth Black - 00447729238998
 

How To Get There

By Road

From Dublin – Take the M1 from the city and follow the road for Belfast until you see signs for Moira. From Moira town follow signs for the point-to-point.

From Belfast- Take the M1 until Moira. From Moira follow the signs for the point-to-point which is located on the A3.

By Air

Our point-to-point is located 30 minutes from Belfast International airport and 30 minutes from Belfast city airport.

Postcode

BT67 0LZ

Other events you might be interested in

We have free parking for spectators and sections that can be used to facilitate disabled parking with clear views of the track along with a man-made bank to help with viewing.

In our bookmakers ring you can view and bet on any off-course races on the day in both England and Ireland.

As we are an outdoor event that only happens once a year, many of our facilities are only temporary which adds to the real character of the event. We do of course have a number of portaloos, catering options and much more to ensure you have a very pleasant experience with us.

We have an on-course bar which can also provide a bit of shelter in a case of shower!

 

Our outside food caterers are located beside the parade ring and bookies.

They sell an array of hot food options such as burgers, chips, sausages and chicken goujons to keep you full for the day.

All patrons are welcome to pack a picnic style lunch to enjoy during the races.

 

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

If you would like something a little stronger to keep you warm during your days racing, alcohol can be purchased in our on-course bar.

There is something to suit all race-goers.

No, we do not have an official dress code however we advise our racegoers to come prepared for all types of weather. Warm clothes, wellies and umbrellas are advised.
Dogs are very welcome, but need to be kept on a lead at all times.
Yes, we welcome visitors to bring their own picnics or refreshments.
At our point-to-point, we are lucky to have wide open spaces for children to play in a safe environment.
No we do not provide an ATM so we recommend that you make a stop in the nearby town of Moira which is only a short drive from the point-to-point.

Moira point-to-point is the perfect day out for the family in Northern Ireland located only 30 minutes from Belfast city centre which makes it extremely accessible for visitors to combine a city break with a day out in the countryside.

Also as an added bonus for parents all children U16 have free admission.

Moira is very lucky to have a selection of award winning restaurants within the town such as Wine & Brine, The Fat Gherkin and McCartney’s.
 

Other events you might be interested in

Entries

DENNISON COMMERCIALS LTD 4yo Maiden

Maiden Race For 4-Y-O
 
For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. Mares allowed 5lbs.
(Prize Money €800: 1st €560, 2nd €160, 3rd €80)

Weights: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BALLYFINN (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / BORO TIME (IRE) / SPADOUN (FR)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 TULLYHILL (FR) (4yo GR G)
MARTALINE (GB) / RAGTIME (FR) / LE HAVRE (IRE)
11st 6lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 CAHER ROES DEN (IRE) (4yo CH G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / DOUGLAS PARK (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
4 IHANDAYA (FR) (4yo B BR G)
GREAT PRETENDER (IRE) / SAOMA (FR) / LAVERON (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 ILLICO DU BREUIL (FR) (4yo B G)
KAPGARDE (FR) / MAZAGANE (FR) / BLACKDOUN (FR)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 PESO IN MY POCKET (IRE) (4yo B G)
CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB) / HORNER HILL (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
7 RED NOTICE (IRE) (4yo CH G)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / FOR SYL (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
8 ZEFIRO DODVILLE (FR) (4yo B G)
SAINT DES SAINTS (FR) / ZAWIYLA (FR) / AZAMOUR (IRE)
11st 11lbs B.G. Acheson Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
9 KICKBACK (IRE) (4yo B M)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / GO BEE (IRE) / GOLAN (IRE)
11st 6lbs Maurice Sheehy Bray (H)
Peter Croke
 
10 MONARCH OF TARA (IRE) (4yo B M)
IMPERIAL MONARCH (IRE) / TESSA KAY (GB) / KAYF TARA (GB)
11st 1lbs Robbie Harte Meath (F)
Paul Mulligan
 
11 MONEYHILL (IRE) (4yo B G)
ALHEBAYEB (IRE) / MILLION TO ONE (IRE) / TITUS LIVIUS (FR)
11st 11lbs Madeleine Mangan Ward Union (S)
Ronan O'Dwyer
 
12 RACAVAN (IRE) (4yo BR G)
WATAR (IRE) / GILL HALL LADY (GB) / SILVER PATRIARCH (IRE)
11st 11lbs P.J. McBurney Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 
13 STAR AT DAWN (IRE) (4yo B M)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / BADIA DREAM (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 1lbs Cobajay Syndicate Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
14 WILLITGOAHEAD (IRE) (4yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / VIN FIZZ (IRE) / VINNIE ROE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 

Preview

Fresh from saddling the winners of both four-year-old maiden races at Toomebridge last Saturday, Colin Bowe will likely supply the favourite for this race as he is responsible for the bulk of the entries for this which includes both Illico Du Breuil and Ihandaya who both offered promise last year. The Bowe team also have the interesting newcomer Zefiro Dodville who cost his connections E80,000 at the store sales last year and is certainly worth a paddock inspection pre-race if appearing here, whilst Willitgoahead has placed form to his name from last season.

GORTNAMONEY FARM & TATTERSALLS NH 5&6yo Mares Maiden

Maiden Race For 5 & 6-Y-O Mares
 
For Certified Hunters aged 5 and 6 years old, Mares only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)

Weights: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 CALL THE BARMAID (IRE) (5yo B M)
OCOVANGO (GB) / SLIGO PUBLICAN (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs John Edward Walsh Shillelagh & District (F)
John Edward Walsh
 
2 CHATSHOW HOST (IRE) (5yo B M)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / BACK ON STAGE (IRE) / STOWAWAY (GB)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
3 INTERSKY SUNSET (IRE) (5yo B M)
LIBERTARIAN (GB) / ALL MY JUDGES (GB) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 6lbs Karen McNeilly East Antrim (H)
Karen McNeilly
 
4 JET STAR (IRE) (5yo B M)
JET AWAY (GB) / LUNAR STAR (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs WSQ Syndicate Island (F)
C.W.J. Farrell
 
5 JOIE DE LA VIE (IRE) (5yo CH M)
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) / FITZGUTENTYTE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs Edgar Allen Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 MAGGIE BARRETT (IRE) (6yo B M)
DOYEN (IRE) / GRACE N' FAVOUR (IRE) / EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
11st 11lbs Mrs C.M Magill East Down (F)
B.R. Hamilton
 
7 MANDILOU (IRE) (5yo B M)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / OSCAR'S BEAUTY (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 6lbs Ashling Daly Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
8 MUSTAMEET SECRET (IRE) (5yo B M)
MUSTAMEET (USA) / NEVER A SECRET (IRE) / FRUITS OF LOVE (USA)
11st 6lbs Hugh Paul Finegan Meath (F)
Hugh Paul Finegan
 
9 NEAT LOCALITY (IRE) (5yo B M)
ASK (GB) / BACK TO ROOST (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs John H. & Miriam Murphy Wicklow (F)
John H. Murphy
 
10 OCEAN LEGACY (IRE) (5yo B M)
KALANISI (IRE) / OCEAN BRIGHT (USA) / COZZENE (USA)
11st 11lbs David Eiffe Ward Union (S)
Dermot McLoughlin
 

Preview

OCEAN LEGACY is a newcomer to this sphere however she comes to the point-to-point fields with a wealth of track experience for a five-year-old and finished third in a big field handicap hurdle at Punchestown back in January. A repeat of that could see her take advantage of this opportunity. Maggie Barrett has a similar profile, and has twice finished placed around Downpatrick, whilst Mustameet Secret offered plenty of encouragement when third in a big field maiden at Castletown-Geoghegan last season, and would be a factor after a couple of spins over hurdles of late.

DENNISON JCB 5yo Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O Geldings
 
For Certified Hunters aged 5 years old, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €800: 1st €560, 2nd €160, 3rd €80)

Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BALLYDANGAN (IRE) (5yo B G)
SADDLER MAKER (IRE) / SHE'S OUR BANKER (IRE) / HAWK WING (USA)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Co.Down (S)
Caroline McCaldin
 
2 BALLYLINCH (IRE) (5yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / MOLL MAGEE (GB) / YEATS (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 SLIEVEHILL (IRE) (5yo BR G)
KAYF TARA (GB) / NURSE RATCHED (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Caroline McCaldin
 
4 GUILLAUME (IRE) (5yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / THELEZE (FR) / LAVIRCO (GER)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 THE MIDNIGHT RULE (GB) (5yo B G)
KAYF TARA (GB) / SHADY LANE (GB) / ALFLORA (IRE)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 GO FRANKIE (IRE) (5yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / GO BEE (IRE) / GOLAN (IRE)
12st 2lbs Maurice Sheehy Bray (H)
Peter Croke
 
7 WEST OF CARRIG (IRE) (5yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / POLLYWOLLYDOODLE (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Maurice Sheehy Bray (H)
Peter Croke
 
8 IHEARDUPAINTHOUSES (IRE) (5yo B G)
BORN TO SEA (IRE) / MIRACLE STEPS (CAN) / THEATRICAL (IRE)
12st 2lbs Renmore Racing Syndicate Fingal (H)
Tom Dreaper
 
9 ONE FOR DAN (IRE) (5yo B G)
IMPERIAL MONARCH (IRE) / SIOBHANS BELLE (IRE) / DEFINITE ARTICLE (GB)
11st 11lbs Tom Power & Annette Lawlor Shillelagh & District (F)
John Patrick Walsh
 
10 SERGEANT MOSS (IRE) (5yo BR G)
PRESENTING (GB) / MY NATIVE GESTURE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
11 WEARELONGTERM (IRE) (5yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / FAIR INA (IRE) / TAIPAN (IRE)
12st 2lbs Little Emperor Partnership Westmeath (F)
Gordon Elliott
 

Preview

BALLYLINCH was in the process of running a fair race at Broughshane in the spring when coming down two-out. Although that was his second consecutive fall, he has shown enough potential to suggest that with a clear round of jumping he could go close in a weak looking race like this. Iheardupainthouses could be set for a quick re-appearance having run at Castletown-Geoghegan last Sunday and that should certainly stand to him here.

NORTHERN EXCAVATORS LTD Open- Novice Riders

Open Lightweight Race Novice Riders
 
For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
4-Y-O Maidens excluded. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs.
For Novice Riders who, on the Monday prior to the closing of entries, have not ridden more than fifteen winners under any Rules of Racing or Steeplechasing, including Point to Point
Steeplechases. Riders who have not ridden more than 5 winners are entitled to a 5lb allowance.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs
5yo 12st 2lbs

About 3 Miles 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 HANDY HEADON (IRE) (10yo B G)
WELL CHOSEN (GB) / BALLYKINLEAFILLY (IRE) / TREMBLANT (GB)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
2 SOME MAN (IRE) (9yo B G)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / MISS DENMAN (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
3 SHANNON BRIDGE (IRE) (9yo CH G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / BRIDGEQUARTER LADY (IRE) / KING'S RIDE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Gerard Anthony Spain Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
4 SOME ARE LUCKY (IRE) (11yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / FOREIGN ESTATES (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
12st 2lbs Gerard Anthony Spain Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
5 AS THE CROW FLIES (IRE) (11yo BR G)
PRESENTING (GB) / REGLE D'OR (FR) / ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR)
12st 2lbs Sean McParlan Co.Down (S)
Sean McParlan
 
6 BAJAN EXCELL (IRE) (6yo CH G)
HELMET (AUS) / BAJAN BELLE (IRE) / EFISIO (GB)
11st 11lbs Alana Jane McGuinness Ward Union (S)
Ian Patrick Donoghue
 
7 BRAIN POWER (IRE) (11yo B G)
KALANISI (IRE) / BLONDE AMBITION (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
8 I CAN'T REMEMBER (IRE) (5yo B G)
DRAGON PULSE (IRE) / TIME SIGNAL (GB) / CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB)
11st 11lbs Cathal McGovern Co.Down (S)
C.A. McBratney
 
9 ROBIN DES FORET (IRE) (12yo BR G)
ROBIN DES PRES (FR) / OMYN SUPREME (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs P.J. McBurney Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 
10 THE STORYTELLER (IRE) (11yo CH G)
SHANTOU (USA) / BALLY BOLSHOI (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
12st 2lbs Mrs P. Sloan Westmeath (F)
Gordon Elliott
 

Preview

The Storyteller is a dual Grade 1 winner, however he has clearly had his issues of late having only run once in the past 18 months when reported to have pulled-up lame in Listowel over a year ago. That may hand the initiative to the reigning champion point-to-point horse SOME MAN is sure to have blown away the cobwebs when second last Sunday. Brain Power is himself a former Grade 1 winner and ended last season on a winning note in Tyrella, and looks a likely danger.

INHSC & WILSON AUCTIONS 6yo+ Maiden

Maiden Race For 6-Y-O & Upwards INHSC Bonus Race (of €3,250)
 
For Certified Hunters aged 6 years old and upwards only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. Mares allowed 5lbs.
The INHS Committee are generously sponsoring this race with an additional BONUS to the winning owner of €1,500. If it is necessary to run more than one division of this race the
INHSC BONUS of €1500 will be divided accordingly.
(Prize Money €1,750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)

Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BALLYMAC (IRE) (6yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / KINGS DIVA (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 GORTHILL (FR) (6yo B G)
RAIL LINK (GB) / REFLEXION (FR) / DISCOVER D'AUTEUIL (FR)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Co.Down (S)
Caroline McCaldin
 
3 GOUAZEC (FR) (6yo B G)
MASTERSTROKE (USA) / TERSINA (FR) / HIGH YIELD (USA)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
4 HASTOBEDONE (IRE) (6yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / MOONCHILD (GER) / ACATENANGO (GER)
11st 11lbs Tom Power & Annette Lawlor Shillelagh & District (F)
John Patrick Walsh
 
5 JETFORCE (IRE) (6yo CH G)
JET AWAY (GB) / MISSIKINSHO (IRE) / SHINKO FOREST (IRE)
12st 2lbs G. Kieran Strain Meath (F)
Hugh Paul Finegan
 
6 KALAMKAN (USA) (9yo B G)
KITTEN'S JOY (USA) / KALOURA (IRE) / SINNDAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Neil Gault Mid-Antrim (H)
S. Michael Millar
 
7 LE MIEUX (IRE) (7yo B G)
GOLDEN LARIAT (USA) / CHARLOTTE'S LADY (IRE) / SCORPION (IRE)
12st 2lbs Jerry and Linda Regan Westmeath (F)
Peter J. Flood
 
8 MISS POLLY WEST (IRE) (6yo B M)
WESTERNER (GB) / POLLYWOLLYDOODLE (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 6lbs Maurice Sheehy Bray (H)
Peter Croke
 
9 OXNAM WARRIOR (IRE) (6yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / KILMESSAN (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs D.M. Christie Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
10 WEE JERRY (IRE) (6yo B G)
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) / LADY OF GLENCOE (IRE) / MARJU (IRE)
11st 11lbs Neill McCluskey Co.Down (S)
Neill McCluskey
 

Preview

GOUAZEC made the frame at Toomebridge last Saturday and that race fitness should certainly stand to him here where he could come up against the much improved Le Mieux. He only got as a far as the first at Castletown-Geoghegan last Sunday, but was seen to good effect late last spring and is the obvious danger.

ALEXANDER MILLS Mares Winner Of Two

Winners Of Two - Mares
 
For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, Mares Only, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland, which have not won a race under the Rules of Racing or
Steeplechasing in any Country and not more than two Point to Point Steeplechases of any description.
No Penalties. 4-y-o Maidens Excluded.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs
5yo 12st 2lbs
About 3 Miles

 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 JOIE DE LA VIE (IRE) (5yo CH M)
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) / FITZGUTENTYTE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Edgar Allen Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
2 KAYF HOPE (IRE) (5yo B M)
KAYF TARA (GB) / NO TIME FOR TEARS (IRE) / CELTIC SWING (GB)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
3 CHATSHOW HOST (IRE) (5yo B M)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / BACK ON STAGE (IRE) / STOWAWAY (GB)
12st 2lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
4 LOUGH NA FOOEY (IRE) (6yo B M)
VIRTUAL (GB) / CUSLOUGH (IRE) / WHITMORE'S CONN (USA)
12st 2lbs Linus P. Fahy Suir Vale (H)
Leslie Young
 
5 WINNIE WOODNUTT (IRE) (6yo B M)
KALANISI (IRE) / BLONDE MUSE (IRE) / GAMUT (IRE)
12st 2lbs William Harvey Fingal (H)
William Harvey
 
6 YOU NO ME TOO WELL (IRE) (7yo B M)
DOYEN (IRE) / TIGRERA (IRE) / HELISSIO (FR)
12st 2lbs Ashling Daly Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 

Preview

LOUGH NA FOOEY opened her account at Castletown-Geoghegan just last Sunday on what was also her first run since joining Leslie Young and he looks to have found a nice opportunity for the Virtual mare to quickly double up. Winnie Woodnutt has to be respected on her Portrush success, whilst You No Me Too Well has hit the crossbar three times and has moved from Keith Watson to Aidan Fitzgerald over the summer.
Top