TOOMEBRIDGE

Gates Open: 12 noon
First Race: 14:00
Admission Prices: £10 (includes racecard)
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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 Hamilton - 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 and tea 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 days 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.
At our point-to-point, we are lucky to have wide open spaces for children to play in a safe environment.
No we do not provide an ATM so we recommend that you make a stop at an ATM on your way to the races if you are passing through Toomebridge.

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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