Racing

6 races all over 3 miles and fences
6 races all over 3 miles and fences
Gates will open at 11am with the first race off at 12:30. The card will feature 6 Point-to-Point races, all run over 3 miles with fences. Last year’s winner Bordeaux Bill went on to win two races in Sedgefield for Brian Ellison whilst another winner Redemption Song went on to win a bumper in weatherby on the track. 

The 2017 Dowth P2P card will include the inaugural Dowth Anglo-Irish Point-to-Point Challenge featuring top Point-to-Point jockeys from Ireland & the UK. There will be two Pony Club races after racing, run by Meath Pony Club for ponies and children. A real crowd pleaser, it’s sure to be full of fast paced action! (please contact Sarah Love for more information).

What is Point-to-Pointing?
If you’ve never been to a Point-to-Point before, you’re in for a great days entertainment. A Point-to-Point is racing over fences for mainly younger horses, ridden by amateur jockeys. It is governed by the Turf Club and each fixture is run by a registered hunt club – in this case a joint effort by the Meath Hunt & Tara Harriers. It is a great Irish tradition which began with the now legendary Steeplechase match, which took place in Ireland from Buttevant Church to St. Marys Church, Doneraile, in Cork in 1752. The riders raced from the steeple in one church to the steeple in the second church, hence the name Point-to-Point. Point-to-Point racing is a nursery for horses that go on to great things, like Gold Cup winners Imperial Commander, Denman and War of Attrition. It's a great day out in the countryside where people come together to enjoy the sporting action and to socialise whilst enjoying food-on-the go, outdoor fun, picnics and lots of interesting trade stands.

 

 
 Racing at Dowth
  Racing at Dowth
  Racing at Dowth
  Racing at Dowth
  Racing at Dowth
  Racing at Dowth