TOOMEBRIDGE

Gates Open: 12:00
First Race: 14:00
Admission Prices: £10 U16's are Free
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Track Biography:

The Mid-Antrim Hunt was formally set up in the 1870’s as a harrier pack, although it was in existence for at least a hundred years before that. It was believed to have had its first official meeting in The Thatch Pub in Broughshane in 1875.

The Mid Antrim point-to-point Course is just outside Moneyglass very close to Toomebridge. Toome or Toomebridge (from Irish: Tuaim, meaning "tumulus"), is a small village and townland on the northwest corner of Lough Neagh in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Moneyglass was at one time home to Malachy McCourt and his family who was the father of Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, a winner of The Pulitzer Prize, the NBCC Award, The LA Times Award and the Royal Society of Literature Award.
 
Champion National Hunt jockey and 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner, Tony McCoy, who received an OBE in 2010, was born in Moneyglass.

Another sports star reared in Moneyglass was world famous Rugby Union player Willie John McBride who capped for Ireland on 63 occasions which includes 12 times as Captain.

Toomebridge Point-to-Point Races

Moneyglass 

Toomebridge

Co. Antrim

 

Contact Details

Judith Hamiltion - 0044 7904342222  

How To Get There

By Road:

From Belfast, take the M2 towards Antrim. Toomebridge is 45 minutes from Belfast city.

From Dublin, take the M1 towards Belfast. From Belfast take the M2.

By Air

Toomebridge is located two hours and 15 minutes from Dublin airport and 30 minutes from Belfast airport.

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We have an extensive car parking area which offers a brilliant view of the whole track. You will drive past many film locations used in the Game of Thrones series with ‘Castle Black’ behind the main viewing area.

If you do not want to leave your car, you are able to view the races from the hillside on which you park.

There are certain parts of the track that can be used to facilitate disabled parking so as to cater for every eager racegoer.

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, Country Bites, sell an array of hot food options such as burgers and chips to bacon and sausage rolls to keep you full during the day.

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 day’s 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.
Yes, we allow dogs to attend the point-to-point. However, we do ask that all dogs are kept on a lead at all times.
Yes, we welcome visitors to bring their own picnics. We also have a range of catering options on course if you would like to pick up something at the races.
Yes, we have a bouncing castle.
No, we do not provide an ATM so we recommend that you make a stop at an ATM on your way to the races.

Toomebridge 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.

We also provide race cards with each admission on the day.

Our point-to-point is located only a few miles from Lough Neagh which is the largest lake in the British Isles, with a surface area of 151 square miles.

 

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Entries

TATTERSALLS NH 4yo Mares Maiden

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

Weights: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 MIND YOUR BUSINESS (IRE) (5yo B M)
MILAN (GB) / SAGARICH (FR) / SAGAMIX (FR)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
2 WHATMAKES HONEY B (IRE) (5yo B M)
WORKFORCE (GB) / ANOTHER CHANCE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 6lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
3 COWMANS HILL (IRE) (5yo CH M)
MAHLER (GB) / RHAPSODY IN BLUE (GER) / WINGED LOVE (IRE)
11st 6lbs Caitriona Goff Island (F)
Michael Goff
 
4 PEGGY'S ROCK (IRE) (5yo B M)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / PEGGY MADDOCK (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Caitriona Goff Island (F)
Michael Goff
 
5 HOLD MY HALO (IRE) (5yo B M)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / SAUCY PRESENT (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 6lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 KILTEALY PARK (IRE) (5yo BR M)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / MOHBOSS (GB) / LAHIB (USA)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd.
Colin Bowe
 
7 LOUD AND PROUD (IRE) (5yo B M)
SHIROCCO (GER) / HOT CHOICE (GB) / ZAFEEN (FR)
11st 6lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
8 STORY BRIDGE (IRE) (5yo B M)
LAURO (GER) / JILLS BALLET (IRE) / IMPERIAL BALLET (IRE)
11st 6lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
9 HAY BABY (IRE) (5yo CH M)
DOYEN (IRE) / LEITH WALK (IRE) / POSIDONAS (GB)
11st 11lbs Abbie O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
10 MINIMONGOUS (IRE) (5yo GR M)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / FARAUDE (FR) / TAKE RISKS (FR)
11st 6lbs Harley Dean Dunne Island (F)
Harley Dean Dunne
 
11 REINITINRUBY (IRE) (5yo B M)
LEADING LIGHT (IRE) / TIMON'S PRESENT (GB) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 6lbs Matthew Kelly
Matthew Kelly
 
12 TELL HIM NUTTIN (IRE) (5yo B M)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / TELLTHEMNUTTIN (IRE) / SHANTOU (USA)
11st 6lbs John Millar Ballinagore (H)
David V. O'Brien
 

Preview

The reigning champion handler Colin Bowe started the new season with a Castletown-Geoghegan double last Sunday and with the stable beginning the campaign in good form KILTEALY PARK could continue that here. She had two solid placed runs in April which should stand to her following the summer break. Whatmakes Honey would likely have finished placed at Dromahane but for falling two out, and then finished an encouraging fifth in a big-field Bartlemy maiden. She looks the obvious danger alongside the Hay Baby who was sent off as the favourite for her debut in Ballycahane.

DENNISON COMMERCIALS 4yo Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 4-Y-O Geldings
 
For Certified Hunters aged 4 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: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles  

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 HURLERSHILL (GB) (5yo B BR G)
GETAWAY (GER) / CRACK ON GIRL (GB) / MILAN (GB)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Cormac Abernethy
 
2 SESKIN HILL (IRE) (5yo BR G)
KINGSTON HILL (GB) / TINY DUKE (FR) / DUKE OF MARMALADE (IRE)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Co.Down (S)
Cormac Abernethy
 
3 BOLD PASSION (IRE) (5yo B G)
VADAMOS (FR) / SARAH ANN (IRE) / ORPEN (USA)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
4 BOLD RECRUIT (IRE) (5yo B G)
CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB) / BERTIES SISTER (IRE) / GOLDEN TORNADO (IRE)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
5 CAUGHTINYOURTRANCE (IRE) (5yo B G)
OCOVANGO (GB) / LOYALTY CARD (IRE) / DAYLAMI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Matthew Flynn O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
6 MARKYOURCARD (IRE) (5yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / DONERAILE MILAN (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Matthew Flynn O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
7 BLUE BELLAMY (GB) (5yo B G)
BLACK SAM BELLAMY (IRE) / TIGRESSE BLEUE (GB) / BACHELOR DUKE (USA)
11st 11lbs Caitriona Goff Island (F)
Michael Goff
 
8 CASTLE SWAN (FR) (5yo B G)
CASTLE DU BERLAIS (FR) / CAMBRIA SWANS (FR) / NAAQOOS (GB)
11st 11lbs Caitriona Goff Island (F)
Michael Goff
 
9 DUFFRY SEA (IRE) (5yo B G)
AFFINISEA (IRE) / KISSKISS BANG BANG (IRE) / ZAGREB (USA)
11st 6lbs Jim O'Neill Island (F)
Jim O'Neill
 
10 ITSALLADREAM (IRE) (5yo CH G)
MY DREAM BOAT (IRE) / PERILOUSLY (USA) / MR. GREELEY (USA)
11st 11lbs Jim O'Neill Island (F)
Jim O'Neill
 
11 JURANCON (FR) (5yo B G)
FREE PORT LUX (GB) / BAMOS (FR) / COASTAL PATH (GB)
11st 11lbs Benjamin Halsall
Colin Bowe
 
12 TOM DONIPHON (FR) (5yo BR G)
GREAT PRETENDER (IRE) / LA COURTILLE (FR) / RISK SEEKER (GB)
11st 11lbs W.B. Connors
Colin Bowe
 
13 WILD NEPHIN (GB) (5yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / TWINSET AND PEARLS (GB) / SHIROCCO (GER)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
14 ITS SAUL GOODMAN (IRE) (5yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / ROYAL BRIDE (GB) / KAYF TARA (GB)
11st 11lbs Matthew Kelly
Matthew Kelly
 
15 JACKSTELL (FR) (5yo CH G)
NO RISK AT ALL (FR) / PRESTELLE (FR) / ROCHESSON (FR)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
16 KELLS AND CONNOR (IRE) (5yo GR G)
KINGSTON HILL (GB) / STORM AWAY (IRE) / KALANISI (IRE)
11st 11lbs P.J. McBurney Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 
17 KING IN THE PARK (IRE) (5yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / PRETTYASAPICTURE (GB) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Harley Dean Dunne Island (F)
Harley Dean Dunne
 
18 MON COEUR (FR) (5yo GR G)
MANATEE (GB) / DO SOMETHING LOVE (FR) / CHICHICASTENANGO (FR)
11st 11lbs Peter J. Flood South County Dublin(H)
Peter J. Flood
 
19 PEEKABOO PADDY (GB) (5yo B G)
RECHARGE (IRE) / DUTCH STAR (GB) / ALFLORA (IRE)
11st 11lbs Michael E. Mangan Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
20 ROSSBRIDGE (IRE) (5yo B G)
AFFINISEA (IRE) / ROSSBRIDGE LASS (IRE) / CLERKENWELL (USA)
11st 11lbs Matchmaker Syndicate Island (F)
Robert James
 

Preview

With a couple of these needing to recapture their early promise, it could be ROSSBRIDGE that is the pick of those with previous form as he was only beaten by seven lengths on debut at Moira. Things have not gone to plan for Castle Swan since he finished fourth at Liscarroll in testing conditions and his connections will be hoping that he can put in a clean round of jumping, whilst Wild Nephin is similarly looking to bounce back to form. He had finished third in a small field maiden at Comea on debut, a race that he was sent off as the favourite for, but failed to complete on his only subsequent start at Loughanmore over Easter.

RAYMART 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 BALLYMAN (IRE) (6yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / COUMHALL (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 MILLFORD HILL (IRE) (6yo BR G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / WHICH THISTLE (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Co.Down (S)
Caroline McCaldin
 
3 ISHOLO DU VIVIEN (FR) (6yo B G)
VOILADENUO (FR) / SHOLOWISAS (FR) / SHOLOKHOV (IRE)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd.
Colin Bowe
 
4 MOON OVER MEXICO (IRE) (6yo B G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / ST GREGORY (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 FISICHELLA (IRE) (6yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / TIZZY BLUE (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
6 KILLARD POINT (FR) (6yo B G)
KITKOU (FR) / ESTRELA ROSE (FR) / ROSEN KAVALIER (JPN)
12st 2lbs Mary Turley East Down (F)
Patrick Eugene Turley
 
7 PRICELESS JET (IRE) (6yo B G)
JET AWAY (GB) / CLASSICAL DREAMS (IRE) / ARCANO (IRE)
11st 11lbs Sean McHale South County Dublin(H)
Cian Hughes
 
8 ROE AND CO (IRE) (6yo BR G)
MALINAS (GER) / LIMERICK ROSE (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Gearoid Doyle Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
9 SYR MAFFOS (IRE) (6yo B G)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / MAPLE MONS (IRE) / GREAT EXHIBITION (USA)
11st 11lbs Amy Christie Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 

Preview

This could be a very winnable opportunity for ISHOLO DU VIVIEN if he reproduces the performance of his Tyrella second. Syr Maffos has his first start in this sphere as he tries this trip for the first time having moved stables over the summer. Twice placed over hurdles from Tom Lacey is has a hurdles mark of 81, whilst Killard Point could be a newcomer to keep an eye on given that his stable produced a well-backed impressive winning debutant at Castletown-Geoghegan last Sunday.

DENNISON JCB Winner Of One

Winners Of One

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 one 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
 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 AGENT TEQUILA (IRE) (6yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / THREADS OF DESTINY (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd.
Colin Bowe
 
2 HATHAWAYS COTTAGE (IRE) (6yo B M)
MAHLER (GB) / CARRIG'N MAY (IRE) / CLASSIC CLICHE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Ray Nicholas Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
3 LA VEGA MOON (IRE) (6yo B G)
PETHER'S MOON (IRE) / LADY DE LA VEGA (FR) / KIZITCA (FR)
11st 11lbs Rachel O'Neill
John Joseph Hanlon
 
4 LECALE WAY (IRE) (7yo CH G)
GETAWAY (GER) / ISLAND WALK (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs Mary Turley East Down (F)
Patrick Eugene Turley
 
5 LESSSAIDTHEBETTER (GB) (10yo B G)
INTIKHAB (USA) / ROMANY DREAM (GB) / NOMADIC WAY (USA)
11st 11lbs Ray Nolan Kildare (F)
P.J. Rothwell
 
6 PEGASE AMOUR (IRE) (13yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / LOVELY NATIVE (IRE) / BE MY NATIVE (USA)
11st 11lbs Patrick Raymond Powell Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
7 PRIVATE RYAN (IRE) (7yo CH G)
PRESENTING (GB) / SEA JEWEL (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs Henry Chamney Kildare (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
8 RACEVIEW ROAD (IRE) (6yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / BLUEBERRY BRAMBLE (IRE) / PISTOLET BLEU (IRE)
12st 2lbs P.J. McBurney Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 

Preview

This race could see two of the winners from the season-opening card at Castletown-Geoghegan last Sunday clash with both LECALE WAY and Agent Tequila both among the entries. Whilst the latter took a notable step forward, Lecale Way justified market support and is taken to double up. There are a number of other last-time out maiden winners that could get involved with Raceview Road and La Vega Moon likely to be of interest.

WILSON WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES 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  

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 ALL LOVED UP (IRE) (9yo B M)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / ROWDY EXIT (IRE) / EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
11st 6lbs P.J. McCrickard Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
2 IDEAL DILEMMA (IRE) (6yo B M)
MAHLER (GB) / NICE IDEA (IRE) / TIKKANEN (USA)
11st 11lbs Dolores Swan Connolly Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
3 IN MY POCKET (FR) (6yo CH M)
BALKO (FR) / NOVA D'AUTEUIL (FR) / LE NAIN JAUNE (FR)
11st 6lbs Jim O'Neill Island (F)
Jim O'Neill
 
4 MAGNETICATTRACTION (IRE) (6yo B M)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / LACKAGH LASS (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 6lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
5 NEAT LOCALITY (IRE) (7yo B M)
ASK (GB) / BACK TO ROOST (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 6lbs John H. & Miriam Murphy Wicklow (F)
Luke John Murphy
 
6 SPRINGTIME PROMISE (IRE) (7yo B M)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / REMATCH (IRE) / OLD VIC (IRE)
11st 6lbs Oran McGill
Gary McGill
 
7 VOLEUR DE TERRES (IRE) (6yo B BR M)
OCOVANGO (GB) / MOONLIGHT WHISPERS (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs R.J. Armstrong Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 

Preview

MAGNETICATTRACTION has a subsequent winner immediately behind her when finishing second at Oldcastle last April, and whilst not backing that effort up herself when re-appearing in Moira, she looks the one to follow in this. Neat Locality has long been knocking on the door and has finished placed in each of her last six starts, whilst Springtime Promise rallied late having been outpaced over 2m 6f at Ballinrobe on her first start for current connections.

JAMES KERNOHAN & SONS LTD 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  

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 ABOVE AND BEYOND (FR) (9yo GR G)
AL NAMIX (FR) / COMOHIO (FR) / COMTE DU BOURG (FR)
12st 2lbs Gerald Quinn Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 
2 MOUNTORRA (IRE) (7yo B BR G)
SCORPION (IRE) / BANRION NA BOINNE (GB) / DUBAI DESTINATION (USA)
12st 2lbs Erin Dunseath Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 
3 BALLYMONEY (IRE) (9yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / SPIN ALONG (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison
Colin S. McKeever
 
4 CASTLENAGREE (IRE) (7yo B G)
CONDUIT (IRE) / PERTINENT POINT (IRE) / BARATHEA (IRE)
12st 2lbs D.M. Christie Route (H)
D.M. Christie
 
5 JOSIES DYLAN (IRE) (7yo CH G)
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) / BAIE BARBARA (IRE) / HERON ISLAND (IRE)
12st 2lbs Maeve Carlin East Antrim (H)
Stephen Carlin
 
6 KNOCKWILLIAMBRIDGE (IRE) (9yo B G)
FAME AND GLORY (GB) / JOAN'S GIRL (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Pa & Se Partnership Carlow Farmers (F)
John Joseph Hanlon
 
7 LOVE AND WISHES (IRE) (12yo B BR G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / DIXIES GEM (IRE) / ANZILLERO (GER)
12st 2lbs J.J. Taylor
Jamie A. Sloan
 

Preview

JOSIES DYLAN has recent race fitness on his side having run in three maiden hurdles in quite quick succession during August. The return to the pointing sphere could see him pick up where he left off at Broughshane when chasing home a subsequent six-figure seller. This should be a strong forward task on paper for him.
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