NECARNE

Gates Open: 10:30
First Race: 12:30
Admission Prices: £5
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Track Biography:


The records show The Fermanagh Harriers Point to Point Steeplechases began an annual fixture as far back as 1905, when the races were held at Dunbar outside Enniskillen. This is the location of our annual Boxing Day Hunt today!

Over the years the venue has changed once or twice but it has been held at the current location, Necarne Castle, since 1999.

Necarne Castle is located adjacent to the town of Irvinestown and it is with the kind permission of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council thet we have been able to avail of this excellent venue.

Traditionally our Two-day meeting takes place Early-Mid May, which normally leads to some added excitement as various riders are usually vieing for the jockeys championship at this closing stage of the season.

Course preparation and the running of the point to point is all done on a voluntary basis by the members of the Hunt
 

Necarne Point-to-Point Races

Necarne,

Irvinestown,

Co. Fermanagh

BT94 1CG

 

Contact Details

Padraig Sheridan - 086 8569642

How To Get There

By Car

From Belfast -Take the M1 out of Belfast City and continue to join the A4. At the roundabout take the Tullyvar Rd/A5. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the B46. Follow B46 to Tummery Rd/A32 in Dromore. Continue to Irvinestown, continue to Necarne Castle, there will be sign posts for the point-to-point.

From Dublin - From the M50 take exit 6 onto the Navan Rd towards the N3. Continue on the N3 to join the M3, N3, A509 and A32 to Fermanagh. Continue on the A32 to Necarne Castle, there will be sign posts for the point-to-point.

By Air

Our point-to-point is situated just under 2 and a half hours from Dublin Airport and one hour and three quarters from Belfast International Airport.

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Ample free car parking is available for all spectators.

Temporary toilets are provided in a number of locations on site.

There is a betting ring on site allowing racegoers to get involved in the action. There will be a number of bookmakers that will have betting on UK and Ireland race meetings.

There will be outside caterers provide hot food options to order in the form of burgers and chips and other fast food options. These are located in close proximity to the parade ring and bookmakers.

There will be a teat tent in situ, with a array of home made goodies, cakes and sandwiches ! If crepes are more your thing, we will have them too !

The beautiful grounds at Necarne Castle lend themselves very well to family picnics, when the weather is favourable.

Our onsite catering providers will have a range of drinks such as

We provide a full bar onsite, to quench your thirst or to celebrate your winnings.

No, We do not have a dress code for our point-to-point ! Hopefully we will have some good weather, but remember to dress for the fickle Irish Spring !
Yes, please feel free to bring along your canine pals, just ensure to keep them on a lead at all times !
Of course, our beautiful venue lends itself perfectly to a picnic !
Yes, we will have an array of childrens entertainment !
No, we do not have an ATM on cours unfortunately.

Set in beautiful Fermanagh countryside just being outdoors is a great pleasure at Necarne Castle

However in recent years the Committee have indroduced addittional attractions to make our Point to Point races a day for all the Family.

This year we will have Best Dressed Competitions, A childrens funfair and a dog show.

Necarne also lends itself to pleasant walks and even a Picnic!

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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: €50/£60

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 BALLYMAN (IRE) (4yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / COUMHALL (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 CRESTHILL (IRE) (4yo B G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / FASHION TARGET (IRE) / BROKEN HEARTED (IRE)
11st 6lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
4 GLENS SENSATION (IRE) (4yo B G)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / GLENS MELODY (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 6lbs Fiona McStay Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 JOE COTTON (IRE) (4yo B G)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / MISS COMPLIANCE (IRE) / BROKEN HEARTED (IRE)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 COOLMEEN PARK (IRE) (4yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / ALPINE GLADE (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Catherine Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
7 MIRAZUR WEST (IRE) (4yo BR G)
WESTERNER (GB) / MIRAZUR (IRE) / GOOD THYNE (USA)
11st 11lbs Paul Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
8 DAVE THE RUSSIAN (IRE) (4yo B G)
SHANTOU (USA) / SMASHING LEADER (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
9 DENEMETHY (IRE) (4yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / UTE ANTIQUE (FR) / ROBIN DES PRES (FR)
11st 11lbs Gaynestown Stud Partnership Killinick (H)
Jonathan M. Fogarty
 
10 MULLYS CHOICE (IRE) (4yo B BR G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / SLEEPLESS EYE (GB) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
11st 11lbs Cullen House Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
11 ROCKSTOWN NATIVE (IRE) (4yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / PANDALUTE (IRE) / INDIAN DANEHILL (IRE)
11st 11lbs Peter Molony Co.Clare (H)
Paurick O'Connor
 
12 SOUTHOFTHEBORDER (IRE) (4yo B G)
LEADING LIGHT (IRE) / DANTE'S QUEEN (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Carol O'Connor Co.Clare (H)
Derek O'Connor
 
13 SWEET LAGAN LADY (IRE) (4yo BR M)
AFFINISEA (IRE) / PENANG PRINCESS (GB) / ACT ONE (GB)
11st 1lbs Lagan Lads Syndicate East Down (F)
B.R. Hamilton
 
14 THE JUKEBOX MAN (IRE) (4yo B G)
ASK (GB) / MY TWIST (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 6lbs John D. Phelan Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
15 WILD SIDE OF LIFE (IRE) (4yo BR G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / QUEENS WILD (IRE) / WESTERNER (GB)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 

Preview

It is hard to look beyond WILD SIDE OF LIFE after he finished third in a strong-looking Loughanmore maiden last month on his debut. That sets the standard for this. Coolmeen Park had travelled strongly on his debut at Portrush before he was unable to go with the principals and it may be that we see an improved display from the well-bred E140,000 Walk In The Park gelding, whilst the newcomers in this include a son of the Grade 1 Cheltenham Festival winner Glens Melody in Glens Sensation who could be one to note.

GOFFS TINGLE CREEK SALE 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: €50/£60

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 FORKHILL (IRE) (5yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / EMMYLOU DU BERLAIS (FR) / KADALKO (FR)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
3 BRILLIANT CORNERS (IRE) (5yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / HELENPARK (IRE) / WESTERNER (GB)
11st 11lbs Shane Donohoe Fermanagh (H)
Shane Donohoe
 
4 EXTRAPOLATION (IRE) (5yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / HARVARD GIRL (IRE) / WESTERNER (GB)
11st 11lbs Shane Donohoe Fermanagh (H)
Shane Donohoe
 
5 BUACHAILL GALANTA (IRE) (5yo B G)
SNOW SKY (GB) / GALANT TOUR (IRE) / RIBERETTO (GB)
12st 2lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
6 GARCON DARGENT (IRE) (5yo B G)
DOYEN (IRE) / SILVER NEEDLE (IRE) / SNURGE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
7 CASTLENAGREE (IRE) (5yo B G)
CONDUIT (IRE) / PERTINENT POINT (IRE) / BARATHEA (IRE)
11st 11lbs D.M. Christie Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
8 EL RIO (IRE) (5yo B G)
ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL (USA) / PRINCESS JAFFA (IRE) / ZAFFARAN (USA)
11st 11lbs Kevin Ross East Antrim (H)
Kevin Ross
 
9 MASTER OF MILAN (IRE) (5yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / BOWLING GREEN (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs William James Hunter East Down (F)
B.R. Hamilton
 
10 THE MASS PATH (IRE) (5yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / MUGS IN MILAN (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 

Preview

GARCON DARGENT had failed to back up his fine second to the subsequent maiden hurdle winner Watch House Cross on his debut before bouncing back in a big-field Dromahane maiden on the final weekend of last season. That would look to leave him as the one to beat ahead of Ballylinch. His opening efforts have been blighted by jumping errors and that was still evident on his return for a new yard at Portrush, but he did well to finish third and can go close with a clean round for an in-form stable.

ITBA 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: €50/£60

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 MANDILOU (IRE) (5yo B M)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / OSCAR'S BEAUTY (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 6lbs Ashling Daly Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
2 YOU NO ME TOO WELL (IRE) (7yo B M)
DOYEN (IRE) / TIGRERA (IRE) / HELISSIO (FR)
11st 6lbs Ashling Daly Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
3 AH WHISHT (IRE) (5yo B M)
GETAWAY (GER) / LISTENING (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 6lbs Mary McCann Kildare (F)
Ross O'Sullivan
 
4 ALL ABOUT LUCY (IRE) (5yo B M)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / WAY BACK WHEN (GB) / PHANTOM BREEZE (IRE)
11st 6lbs John Sayers North Kerry (H)
Michael M. Mangan
 
5 ELUSIVE MAE (IRE) (6yo BR M)
ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL (USA) / ANAAWEEN (USA) / DIESIS (GB)
11st 6lbs The Three Counties Partnership Laois (F)
William P. Murphy
 
6 KAYF HOPE (IRE) (5yo B M)
KAYF TARA (GB) / NO TIME FOR TEARS (IRE) / CELTIC SWING (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
7 LAR'S LASS (IRE) (6yo CH M)
OCOVANGO (GB) / BACK TO BAVARIA (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs Mrs L Skelly & N Skelly Fingal (H)
Tom Dreaper
 
8 MASKA DU MORVAN (FR) (5yo B M)
MASKED MARVEL (GB) / KAROLIE (FR) / BALLINGARRY (IRE)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
9 QUENDALE BAY (IRE) (5yo CH M)
LIBERTARIAN (GB) / MORE CLARET (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 6lbs D.M. Christie Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 

Preview

KAYF HOPE bypassed a couple of potential engagements last weekend and that decision could be rewarded with a nice opportunity here for the Kayf Tara mare that gave it a good go to overhaul the all-the-way leader Hashtag Boum at Tattersalls last month. She was only beaten two lengths by a smart type and should go one better here at the expense of Elusive Mae. She lost all chance in Tinahely with a terrible final fence blunder whilst very much involved and leads the dangers alongside Mandilou and Maska Du Morvan.

TATTERSALLS NH Winner Of Two

Winners Of Two

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 two Point to Point Steeplechases 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: €50/£60

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 MISS KANAGI (IRE) (9yo B M)
ARAKAN (USA) / MISS MIYAGI (IRE) / RASHAR (USA)
11st 6lbs CAFRE (Enniskillen) Racing Club Fermanagh (H)
Corrie Auchterlonie
 
2 THE BOLDER BOY (IRE) (10yo B G)
ROBIN DES PRES (FR) / STELOBEL (GB) / SIMPLY GREAT (FR)
11st 11lbs CAFRE (Enniskillen) Racing Club Fermanagh (H)
Corrie Auchterlonie
 
3 GLOBAL ASSEMBLY (GB) (5yo B G)
KAYF TARA (GB) / ANADAMA (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Ray Nicholas Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
4 MARRONSTOWN (IRE) (5yo B G)
FROZEN FIRE (GER) / TOPANGA BAY (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Castlehume Syndicate Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
5 BIG REGGIE (GB) (6yo B G)
NORSE DANCER (IRE) / LEROY'S SISTER (FR) / PHANTOM BREEZE (IRE)
11st 11lbs J.G. Cosgrave Iveagh (F)
J.G. Cosgrave
 
6 GARM COLOMBE (FR) (6yo B G)
SADDLER MAKER (IRE) / VALSE DE TOUZAINE (FR) / DOM ALCO (FR)
11st 11lbs Ashling Daly Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
7 GRAIN DE FOLIE (FR) (6yo B G)
BALKO (FR) / MUSE DE CLERMONT (FR) / UNTIL SUNDOWN (USA)
12st 2lbs Ergo Ventures Limited Ward Union (S)
Martin Fox
 
8 OLD STYLE HUMOR (IRE) (5yo B G)
AIZAVOSKI (IRE) / ROYAL LUSO (IRE) / LUSO (GB)
12st 2lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 

Preview

The David Christie horses have been the horses to follow in this division in recent weeks and he has an interesting pair of stable newcomers here in Global Assembly and MARRONSTOWN. The latter won well at Farmacaffley on his debut when with Stuart Crawford and could provide a local success in this. Grain De Folie is the obvious danger after his runaway maiden victory at Loughbrickland last month and he is respected.

KILLYHEVLIN HOTEL 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: €50/£60

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 DYLROW (IRE) (12yo B G)
KALANISI (IRE) / MAPLEWELL (IRE) / GOOD THYNE (USA)
12st 2lbs D.M. Christie Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
2 GLOBAL ASSEMBLY (GB) (5yo B G)
KAYF TARA (GB) / ANADAMA (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Ray Nicholas Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
3 ALPHA DES OBEAUX (FR) (12yo B G)
SADDLER MAKER (IRE) / OMEGA DES OBEAUX (FR) / SAINT PREUIL (FR)
11st 11lbs Katy Nolan Westmeath (F)
Gordon Elliott
 
4 EVERYTHING NOW (IRE) (8yo B G)
GOLD WELL (GB) / GIVEHERTIME (IRE) / COMMANCHE RUN (GB)
11st 11lbs Alexandra M. Ingram Westmeath (F)
Gordon Elliott
 
5 THE STORYTELLER (IRE) (11yo CH G)
SHANTOU (USA) / BALLY BOLSHOI (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
12st 2lbs Mrs P. Sloan Westmeath (F)
Gordon Elliott
 
6 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
 

Preview

Former Grade 1 winner The Storyteller was pushed all the way by Its On The Line on his debut in this sphere at Ballycrystal last month. The well-beaten Fort Worth Texas franked the form of that race when running in Lisronagh last week and he could double up here. Dylrow is on the comeback trail following a year on the sidelines and has a top hunter chase victory to his name and so should not be swiftly discarded, whilst Everything Now put up some decent runs before going hunter chasing and would have place claims.

SPANWRIGHT 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: €50/£60

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 FORPADDYTHECAPTAIN (IRE) (10yo B G)
CAPTAIN RIO (GB) / SNIPE VICTORY (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 11lbs CAFRE (Enniskillen) Racing Club Fermanagh (H)
Corrie Auchterlonie
 
2 SIZING JOSHUA (IRE) (9yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / ALLEYGROVE LASS (IRE) / ALDERBROOK (GB)
11st 11lbs CAFRE (Enniskillen) Racing Club Fermanagh (H)
Corrie Auchterlonie
 
3 BALLYMAC (IRE) (6yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / KINGS DIVA (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
4 CAPTAIN CAL (IRE) (6yo BR G)
CALIFET (FR) / MARBLE MEMORY (IRE) / FRUITS OF LOVE (USA)
11st 11lbs Glassleck Racing Partnership Meath (F)
Patrick Joseph Magee
 
5 O'CONNELL (IRE) (6yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / BRIXEN (IRE) / HERON ISLAND (IRE)
11st 11lbs Tom Ford & R. Peters Fingal (H)
Claire O'Connell
 
6 SIZING DIAMOND (IRE) (7yo B G)
RECITAL (FR) / FUGAL MAID (IRE) / WINGED LOVE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Leon Tormey Fingal (H)
Tom Dreaper
 

Preview

SIZING DIAMOND made good late ground on his debut at Farmacaffley back in February in what looked a decent older maiden. It has since produced three subsequent winners, and this looks like a nice opportunity for him to add to that list of subsequent winners. The 85-rated hurdler Captain Cal did show some promise before pulling-up late at Loughbrickland on his return to the pointing fields which may leave him as the danger ahead of Sizing Joshua.
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