PORTRUSH

Gates Open: 11:30
First Race: 13:30
Admission Prices: £10
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Track Biography:

The Route hunt have held point-to-point meetings at a number of venues since the 1930’s, before returning to their traditional picturesque venue of Portrush in 2016.

Previous track winners to have won at Portrush include one of the most talked about national hunt horses in training at the moment, Finian’s Oscar who won his four-year-old maiden at Portrush in October 2016 before selling for £250,000 at the Cheltenham sale the following month.

The charming Portrush is a holiday destination for many people, boosting the Famous Barry's amusements. Near the Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle and Bushmills Distillery to name a few places of interest. The seaside town of Portrush is the ideal venue for an event of this nature as there is plenty of accommodation, so why not spend the weekend in the North of Ireland while taking in the point-to-point racing. 


 

Portrush Point-to-Point Races

Loguestown Road,
Portrush,
Co.Derry
BT56 8PD 
 

Contact Details

Hazel Kelly - 00447759563183

How To Get There

By Road

From Coleraine - on the A29 Ring Road towards Portrush at the last roundabout on the ring road take the last exit for Portrush, 200 yards on the left is the Loguestown road. The track is located approx. 1.5 miles on the Loguestown Road at the junction of the Roselick Road.
The postcode is BT56 8PD.

By Air

Portrush point-to-point is located an hour from Belfast International airport and 45 minutes form the city of Derry airport.

Postcode

BT56 8PD

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Our car parking area is situated beside to the track which offers race goers the chance to get close to the action without having to leave their car. This also provides an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic while you enjoy the racing. Picnic benches can also be found around the parade ring and catering areas.

Disabled facilities are provided at the track which gives spectators a perfect viewing point of the action.

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

Our outside food caterers are located beside the parade ring and bookies which means you don’t have to venture too far from the action to purchase some snacks. You can choose from an array of hot food options such as burgers and chips to sausages and chicken goujons.

Our hard working committee members also supply a delicious selection of homemade cakes, buns and sandwiches which are for sale in the food tent beside the parade ring.

If you would like a treat for the day we also have an ice-cream van in attendance.

Race goers can purchase teas and coffees from our special coffee cart that sells a variety of popular coffee options.

Soft drinks and juices can be purchased 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.

No, we do not have an official dress code we just advise our race goers to stay warm and dry for your days racing and to prepare yourself for all types of Irish weather.
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. We also have a range of catering options on course if you don't fancy packing a picnic for the day.
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 at an ATM on your way to the races.

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

Our point-to-point is located only a few miles from many famous landmarks which include the Giants Causeway, Dunluce castle, Bushmills distillery and Barry’s amusement park which is the largest of its kind in Northern Ireland.

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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
Entry Fee: €60/£50
 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BALLYBURN (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / OLD MOON (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 BALLYFINN (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / BORO TIME (IRE) / SPADOUN (FR)
11st 6lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 IHANDAYA (FR) (4yo B BR G)
GREAT PRETENDER (IRE) / SAOMA (FR) / LAVERON (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
4 ILLICO DU BREUIL (FR) (4yo B G)
KAPGARDE (FR) / MAZAGANE (FR) / BLACKDOUN (FR)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 RED NOTICE (IRE) (4yo CH G)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / FOR SYL (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 IDAHO DES BROSSES (FR) (4yo GR G)
LORD DU SUD (FR) / QUATRE OR (FR) / LAVIRCO (GER)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
7 SOUTH OMO ZONE (IRE) (4yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / STARRY LADY (IRE) / MARJU (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
8 PAINTED WOLF (IRE) (4yo B G)
TELESCOPE (IRE) / STORMING STRUMPET (GB) / KAYF TARA (GB)
11st 11lbs Benjamin Halsall Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
9 ZEFIRO DODVILLE (FR) (4yo B G)
SAINT DES SAINTS (FR) / ZAWIYLA (FR) / AZAMOUR (IRE)
11st 11lbs B.G. Acheson Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
10 CICERO GRIMES (IRE) (4yo B G)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / VICTORINE (IRE) / UN DESPERADO (FR)
11st 11lbs Kenneth Parkhill Golden Vale (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
11 COOLMEEN PARK (IRE) (4yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / ALPINE GLADE (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Catherine Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
12 HUGH DE LACY (IRE) (4yo BR G)
MAHLER (GB) / SOME BOB BACK (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 6lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
13 JACK HYDE (IRE) (4yo B G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / BALLINAHOW TARA (IRE) / KAYF TARA (GB)
11st 11lbs Robert Moloney Killeady (H)
Robert Moloney
 
14 OSSIFER HOPS (IRE) (4yo B G)
LEADING LIGHT (IRE) / NO BODYS FLAME (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs William Ross Crawford East Antrim (H)
William Ross Crawford
 
15 PROSPECT HOUSE (IRE) (4yo B G)
RETIREMENT PLAN (GB) / NIFFYRANN (FR) / SHEYRANN (IRE)
11st 11lbs David B. Bamber Mid-Antrim (H)
Jamie A. Sloan
 
16 SHILLANAVOGY (IRE) (4yo B G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / LADY AZAMOUR (IRE) / AZAMOUR (IRE)
11st 11lbs P.J. McBurney Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 

Preview

PAINTED WOLF may have been a beaten favourite in each of his two outings to date however he has a progressive profile and was holding strong chances at Castletown-Geoghegan recently only to be outjumped at the final fence which sealed his defeat. He certainly sets the benchmark here and is close to an opening victory. Colin McKeever won this race back in 2019 with the subsequent Grade 1 winner Ballyadam and with his stable seemingly in good form in recent weeks, both Ballyburn and Ballyfinn warrant respect, as does Cicero Grimes who represents the same combination that produced Bob Olinger to win a four-year-old maiden.

TATTERSALLS NH & MADDYBENNY 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
Entry Fee: €60/£50

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BALLYLINCH (IRE) (5yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / MOLL MAGEE (GB) / YEATS (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 FORCING BULL (FR) (5yo B G)
PAPAL BULL (GB) / FLORICE (GER) / LORD OF ENGLAND (GER)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 HORNET NOLIMIT (FR) (5yo GR G)
KITKOU (FR) / VIGIE DU MAQUIS (FR) / DOM ALCO (FR)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Co.Down (S)
Caroline McCaldin
 
4 CASTLE DARAGH (IRE) (5yo B G)
WATAR (IRE) / OLD GLENORT DARAGH (IRE) / ENTREPRENEUR (GB)
12st 2lbs Beverley Caves Mid-Antrim (H)
Paul McAleese
 
5 CASTLENAGREE (IRE) (5yo B G)
CONDUIT (IRE) / PERTINENT POINT (IRE) / BARATHEA (IRE)
12st 2lbs D.M. Christie Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
6 HI SUR MULTI (GB) (5yo B G)
MULTIPLEX (GB) / SURPRISE STATEMENT (GB) / PROCLAMATION (IRE)
11st 11lbs Canice McCloskey Route (H)
Gary McGill
 
7 IHEARDUPAINTHOUSES (IRE) (5yo B G)
BORN TO SEA (IRE) / MIRACLE STEPS (CAN) / THEATRICAL (IRE)
12st 2lbs Renmore Racing Syndicate Fingal (H)
Tom Dreaper
 
8 JET PATROL (IRE) (5yo BR G)
JET AWAY (GB) / CARAMALETA (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
9 LARGY LEGACY (IRE) (5yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / ADDIE'S LEGACY (IRE) / LET THE LION ROAR (GB)
12st 2lbs Raymond Scullion & Martin McGrogan East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
10 THAT'S WHAT I SAY (IRE) (5yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / SHADOW EILE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
12st 2lbs Mary Doyle Golden Vale (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
11 THE MIDNIGHT RULE (GB) (5yo B G)
KAYF TARA (GB) / SHADY LANE (GB) / ALFLORA (IRE)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 

Preview

Caroline McCaldin has saddled a winner on each of the past two Saturdays and HORNET NOLIMIT could continue her fine start to the season having showed nice improvement to finish second in Castletown-Geoghegan on what was his first start for her. The similarly Wilson Dennison-owned Forcing Bull has finished third in three of his last four starts but is likely to be in the mix once again, but it may be Jet Patrol who offers the biggest danger as he was sent off as the favourite for a competitive looking maiden in Lingstown before falling in the early stages.

SPERRIN METAL 5yo+ Mares Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O & Upwards Mares

For Certified Hunters aged 5 years old and upwards, 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
Entry Fee: €60/£50

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 AMBUSH ANNIE (IRE) (5yo B BR M)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / AMBUSH ANGEL (IRE) / DUSHYANTOR (USA)
11st 11lbs John Edward Walsh Shillelagh & District (F)
John Edward Walsh
 
2 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
 
3 ANNIE BELLA (IRE) (5yo B M)
YEATS (IRE) / JENNY MAKE A PENNY (IRE) / HELISSIO (FR)
11st 11lbs S.J. Hegarty Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
4 BEAUTY TO BEHOLD (IRE) (5yo GR M)
MAHLER (GB) / CASTLE LAKE (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Gearoid Doyle Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
5 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
 
6 DRUMLEES PET (IRE) (7yo GR M)
GOLDEN LARIAT (USA) / GERALDINE'S PET (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs Sean McParlan Co.Down (S)
Sean McParlan
 
7 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
 
8 SCARLET REBEL (IRE) (7yo B M)
GETAWAY (GER) / DIPPER'S DOUBLE (IRE) / TAIPAN (IRE)
11st 11lbs Alan McCaldin Co.Down (S)
Caroline McCaldin
 

Preview

DRUMLEES PET has not seen competitive action in almost 11 months, however her latest effort in Moig South really stands up to scrutiny having finished third behind the subsequent hunter chase winner Ifeoinly, with the subsequent GAIN Final winner Koyote also behind here. If returning in that form, she could be tough to oppose. Call The Barmaid is the obvious danger, having finished second, albeit no match for an impressive winner at Loughanmore over Easter and is sure to have improved since.

DRENAGH SAWMILLS Open

Open Lightweight Race

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.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs, 5yo 12st 2lbs
About 3 Miles
Entry Fee: €60/£50

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 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
 
2 LE MALIN (FR) (8yo B G)
MARTALINE (GB) / LUMINA (FR) / EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
12st 2lbs Sean McParlan Co.Down (S)
Sean McParlan
 
3 POSEIDON (IRE) (8yo CH G)
BORN TO SEA (IRE) / MASKAYA (IRE) / MACHIAVELLIAN (USA)
12st 2lbs Camilla Sharples Westmeath (F)
Gordon Elliott
 
4 SAMCRO (IRE) (10yo CH G)
GERMANY (USA) / DUN DUN (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
12st 2lbs Camilla Sharples Westmeath (F)
Gordon Elliott
 
5 ASK D'MAN (IRE) (8yo CH G)
ASK (GB) / VIE EN ROSE (IRE) / CROCO ROUGE (IRE)
12st 2lbs S.J. Hegarty & Jennifer O'Kane Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
6 VAUCELET (FR) (7yo B G)
AUTHORIZED (IRE) / PEGGY PIERJI (FR) / CADOUDAL (FR)
12st 2lbs S.J. Hegarty & Jennifer O'Kane Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
7 CASTLEBAWN WEST (IRE) (9yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / COOKSGROVE LADY (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Mrs Rose Boyd Killultagh, Old Rock & Chichester (F)
C.A. McBratney
 
8 FLINCK (IRE) (8yo B G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / PRINCESS SUPREME (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Sam Downey & Michael Phillips Co.Down (S)
C.A. McBratney
 
9 I CAN'T REMEMBER (IRE) (5yo B G)
DRAGON PULSE (IRE) / TIME SIGNAL (GB) / CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB)
12st 2lbs Cathal McGovern Co.Down (S)
C.A. McBratney
 
10 COASTAL TIEP (FR) (10yo B G)
COASTAL PATH (GB) / JALTIEPY (FR) / MONJAL (FR)
12st 2lbs Jetmac Syndicate East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
11 ROBIN DE ROOST (IRE) (12yo BR G)
ROBIN DES PRES (FR) / BACK TO ROOST (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Peter O. Duffy Meath (F)
Diane Duffy
 
12 ROBIN DES FORET (IRE) (12yo BR G)
ROBIN DES PRES (FR) / OMYN SUPREME (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs P.J. McBurney Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 

Preview

This could be one of the races of the autumn term if some of the leading protagonists in this stand their ground with race possibly marking the return to action of VAUCELET one of last seasons top hunter chasers on either side of the Irish Sea. He won this race last season and connections will be hoping for a repeat bid. Samcro and Castlebawn West are among the star track names who could appear in open company for the first time, whilst Coastal Tiep cannot be forgotten about despite not having been seen for close to two years.

KENNY BRADLEYS Winner Of Three

Winners Of Three

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, 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 three Point to Point Steeplechase of any description. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens Excluded.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs, 5yo 12st 2lbs
About 3 Miles
Entry Fee: €60/£50

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 FERNS LOCK (GB) (5yo B G)
TELESCOPE (IRE) / RATTLIN (GB) / BOLLIN ERIC (GB)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas & Dr. Sam Campbell Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
2 ULTIMATE OPTIMIST (IRE) (6yo B G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / MALABAR ROSE (IRE) / OSCAR SCHINDLER (IRE)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas & Dr. Sam Campbell Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
3 BIG REGGIE (GB) (6yo B G)
NORSE DANCER (IRE) / LEROY'S SISTER (FR) / PHANTOM BREEZE (IRE)
12st 2lbs J.G. Cosgrave Iveagh (F)
J.G. Cosgrave
 
4 FAITH LOVING (FR) (7yo B G)
BALLINGARRY (IRE) / UNDER (FR) / LE MALEMORTOIS (FR)
12st 2lbs Alan McCaldin Co.Down (S)
Caroline McCaldin
 

Preview

Whilst small on numbers this race has the potential to be one of the stronger winners races run this season, with a pair of interesting maiden winners against a proven horse in the division. FERNS LOCK is one such maiden winner, as he was snapped up by his new connections after making a winning debut in a ferociously run Lisronagh maiden back in February. Whilst he was fortunate to win due to a final-fence faller, it looked a smart performance. Faith Loving represents in-form connections and is proven in this grade to offer the selection a stiff test, whilst Ultimate Optimist won his maiden with any amount in hand.

ROYAL COURT HOTEL 6yo+ Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 6-Y-O & Upwards Geldings

For Certified Hunters aged 6 years old and upwards, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles
Entry Fee: €60/£50

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 AUTUMN PHILTRE (IRE) (6yo B G)
KALANISI (IRE) / SHIRLEYROCKSTAR (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Charles P. Keegan Golden Vale (F)
Charles P. Keegan
 
2 DRUMLEE LAKE (IRE) (7yo CH G)
WATAR (IRE) / LAKE WAKATIPU (GB) / LAKE CONISTON (IRE)
12st 2lbs Sean McParlan Co.Down (S)
Sean McParlan
 
3 I GOT THIS (IRE) (8yo B G)
LE FOU (IRE) / UNABHAN (IRE) / UN DESPERADO (FR)
11st 11lbs Leon Tormey Fingal (H)
Tom Dreaper
 
4 KALAMKAN (USA) (9yo B G)
KITTEN'S JOY (USA) / KALOURA (IRE) / SINNDAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Neil Gault Mid-Antrim (H)
S. Michael Millar
 
5 LE MIEUX (IRE) (7yo B G)
GOLDEN LARIAT (USA) / CHARLOTTE'S LADY (IRE) / SCORPION (IRE)
11st 11lbs Jerry and Linda Regan Westmeath (F)
Peter J. Flood
 
6 OXNAM WARRIOR (IRE) (6yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / KILMESSAN (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs D.M. Christie Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
7 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

LE MIEUX really took off late last season once joining Peter Flood and whilst he had a blip at the first in Castletown-Geoghegan on his seasonal re-appearance this looks an ideal opportunity for him to open his account. Drumlee Lake has shown snippets of form in winners company and could get more competitive here.
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