Bellharbour Point-to-Point and Family Fun Day, under the auspices of the Co Clare Hunt will take place in Bellharbour, Co Clare on Sunday 2nd February 2020. Situated between the wild Atlantic and the majestic Burren, the point to point in Bellharbour is set against one of the most picturesque backdrops in Ireland.
Bellharbour has proved to be an excellent source of young talent in recent years and in 2018 produced Dlauro was the top priced five year old point to pointer when he went through the ring and now looks a promising prospect for Joseph O’Brien. Gordon Elliott’s exciting chaser Ball D’Arc was a winner at Bellharbour in 2015 and has since gone on to perform at the highest level including 3rd in the Ryanair Novice Chase (Grade 1) at Punchestown and winner of two Grade 3’s at Naas. Winner of the Pertemps Network Final at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016, Mall Dini, also won at this meeting in 2015.
This year the last race of the day at Bellharbour Point to Point will be a special flat race with a legendary line-up of racing stars showing their support for Pat Smullen and Cancer Trials Ireland. Paul Carberry, Mikey Winters, Jason Titley, Willy Twiston-Davies and Adrian Maguire are just some of the big racing names who have thrown their hats in the parade ring, to take to the track for ‘The Pat Smullen Legends Race for Cancer Trials Ireland’.
Donations can be made to support this great cause and the legends of the racetrack through the Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-pat-smullen-legends-race-at-bellharbour-p2p Everyone who makes a donation through this page will be entered in a wonderful draw to win one of the following prizes:
– A set of signed Frankie Dettori Racing Boots
– A signed framed photo of the ‘Pat Smullen Champions Weekend Legends’ taken on Joseph O’Brien’s gallop. Featuring: Ruby Walsh, Sir AP McCoy, Paul Carberry, Charlie Swan, Joseph O’Brien.
As this meeting is a very important part of the local community, extra effort has been made by the committee to enhance the enjoyment of the occasion for all the family. The day promises to be a wonderful day of racing and entertainment for everyone. There will be free admission for children and admission for adults over 16 is €10. There will be many wonderful free attractions such as a pony rides, face painting and bouncy castles.
There will also be a variety of food stalls and an indoor seating pavilion which will allow all members of the family to enjoy the day in comfort as well as featuring live TV coverage of racing from Leopardstown. Other free attractions that will appeal to all the family are the dog show and the football skills zone. The Dog Show will have an entry fee of €3 per dog per class and there will be rosettes and prizes for the winners.
The legends race has been inspired by Pat Smullen, nine-time Irish Champion Jockey, who was forced into retirement after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is currently undergoing treatment and all funds raised will be donated to Cancer Trials Ireland.
The Line-Up of Racing Legends taking part at Bellharbour Point to Point includes the following riders to date: Paul Carberry, Graham Bradley, Adrian Maguire, Jason Titley, Willy Twiston Davies, Ryan Hatch, Mikey Winters, Brian Hassett, Ken Whelan, Tom Costelloe, Bryan Murphy, Tom Keating, John Staunton, Brian McMahon, Pauric O’Connor, Norman Lee, Paul Hourigan, Trevor Horgan and Clive Earley