Armagh organisers going the extra mile

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The organisers of the Tynan and Armagh point to point scheduled to be staged next Saturday at their long standing Farmacaffley venue are this year making every effort to ensure success and reward supporters of the event.

The fixture, considered one of the most prestigious point to points in it’s long history, want to thank the trainers and owners running their horses at the meeting and have added several in initiatives to next Saturday’s meeting [28th February].

The opening Hunt race will see the winning owner receive ten bags of Baileys Premium Racehorse feed courtesy of Baileys Horse Feed and Irish Regional Manager, Judy Maxwell.

The winner of the five year old geldings maiden will get a free entry to Brightwells Bloodstock Sales while the winning owner of the mares maiden will benefit with the owner receiving a free nomination to the stallion – Clerkenwell which stands at Eric Smith’s Augherronan Stud, Omagh.

The Armagh fixture will also be the first to introduce Tattersalls Ireland – BIDPOINT system.

Tattersalls Ireland BIDPOINT is a new way of buying and selling Irish Point to Point horses via an online platform. Vendors can put horses forward at the time of entry and purchasers can place bids on them up to approximately 48 hours after they run. This process is protected by Tattersalls Ireland Conditions of Sale and 1% of the sale value of every horse is returned to the Hunt Committee running the point to point.

Full details and a download of the booklet relating to Bidpoint are available on www.tattersalls.ie/bidpoint

Regular racegoers have not been forgotten and the Tynan and Armagh are introducing a Free £50 draw linked to race cards bought on the day.

Dr Fitz Gillespie, Chairman of the Hunt’s point to point committee said: “The new innovations are a thank you for years of support from trainers, owners and the public who make the Armagh races what they are and I would also like to thank the very many longstanding local sponsors.”