Point to point racing returns to Portrush

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It has been 40 years since The Route Hunt Point To Point Horse Races took place in Portrush but thanks to the co-operation of Mr Ian McMaw the Route Hunt will run Point To Point races at Loguestown Road, Portrush on Saturday 22nd October at 1pm.

Horses will run the mile long track three times in each race, will jump five fences each lap and will pass by the historic standing stone “The White Wife”.

Point to point races are the training ground for race horses who if successful can go on to race at Cheltenham so this is a great opportunity to see up close possible future champions.

It will be a great day out for the whole family with six races, several book makers, a bouncy castle, an ice cream van, L’s kitchen for burgers, sausages, goujons and chips, Café 2 U coffee van and a tea tent and bar with a large selection of beverages including beers from Lacada co–operative brewery Portrush and music in the bar, there should be something to keep the whole family entertained for the day.

Admission £5. Race programmes £4 and with as little as £1 you can place a bet and hopefully pick a winner.

Put the date in your diary now, gather up your friends and family and come along for a great day out.