Point-to-points have been a large part of the hunts calendar for many years. The current Limerick race track was once under the ownership of the late Lord Harrington and staged our point-to-point for many years.
Many talented riders and horses have graduated from the Limerick Foxhounds point-to-point of which we hope to see this continuing in the years to come.
This will be our fourth year in Cragmore on the Costello’s Family land and is a terrific track which is always very well received.
Grade 1 winner Death Duty won his four-year-old maiden here in 2015 and provided Derek O’Connor with his 1000th winner between the flags, making him the first point-to-point rider to ever achieve this remarkable milestone.
Point-to-points are horse racing in its purist form and you will often hear it described as the grassroots of horse racing in Ireland.
This is because unlike the racing you may see on television which takes place at permanent racecourses like Leopardstown, point-to-point racing takes place at what are effectively pop-up courses right around the country.
Cragmore point-to-point is the perfect day out for all the family in the Irish countryside and where you will get to witness the future stars of the racing industry make their introduction into competitive racing.
Our venue offers spectacular viewing facilities for race-goers. Spectators can get right up close to the horses, watch them being saddled before being paraded in the ring.
Unlike most racecourses, spectators can stand beside one of the fences and feel the power of the horses as they jump a fence in full flight or get close to the winning post for a bird eye view of the thrilling action.
Cragmore, Askeaton, Co. Limerick