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The Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee Annual Point-to-point awards took place at Dunboyne Castle on Saturday 18th June after a long-awaited three-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brandy Love registered her first Grade 1 victory when landing the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse.
Colin Bowe, John Nallen, Pat Doyle and Barry O'Neill feature in the point-to-point category with the winner to be announced in December.
Colin Bowe is the leading handler for the ninth time, after he finished the shortened season on 44 winners.
Colin Bowe's former pointer was ridden to success by Dan Devin, whilst Do The Floss added further success as the American season steps up a gear.
The Coolmore sire was responsible for the winner of all three of four-year-old bumpers at Punchestown on Monday.
Envoi Allen added another Graded victory to his tally when landing the Sky Bet Killiney Grade 3 Novice Chase at Punchestown on Sunday.
Eugene and Maxine O'Sullivan were awarded the National Hunt Achievement prize following their Foxhunters success.
Last year's winner Colin Bowe is once again among the nominees in the point-to-point category.
The weekend's action saw the pair join High Stakes in notching up an early season double over these opening weekends.
The pair bought six horses together on day two of the Goffs UK Summer Sale for an average spend of just over £20,000.
The store sales belatedly got underway with a supplementary catalogue of entries from the Derby and Land Rover Sales in the Doncaster sales ring.
The Milestone Stables operator was the only handler to take out over 100 hunter certificates during the shortened season.
It was a notable season for Colin Bowe both on the racetrack and in the sales ring.
Smart Mogul gives owner Murphy first point victory.
Donnchadh Doyle's charge was one of nine horses to realise six-figure prices on the evening.
The son of Germany dug deep in the closing stages to prevail by a nose over Melon.
42 point-to-point graduates are declared to run at day three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday.
The Knockanard winner led home fellow pointing graduates Appreciate It and Queens Brook in the Grade 1 contest.
The son of Muhtathir swept clear in the closing stages to fend off Easywork in impressive fashion.
Brown Bullet fires as O’Neill and Bowe dominate.
Chosen Port keeps the family in credit.
Sky is the limit for Amarillo after gritty debut success.
Landmark for Codd as Action provides Murphy with double.
He was one of eight Irish Pointers to reach six figures at today's Tattersalls Cheltenham February Sale.
Hulabaloo raises a cheer as Woods notches first win.
Makeshift success just enough for rookie Shaw.
Brandy Love gives a taste of her ability in beating the boys.
The Colin Bowe-trained Glenglass records debut success for Coolmore stallion Ocovango on Sunday.
Warrior’s run away win vindicates Collender’s faith.
Bowe’s Star Gate opens the way for James double.
Starvoski shines to reward work of Byrne partnership.
The David Pipe trained Ramses De Teillee landed the Grade 2 Albert Bartlett River Don Novices Hurdle at Doncaster in impressive fashion.
Cheltenham on the cards for Rewritetherules after open strike.
We take a look at some of the former Irish pointers that won in UK points at the weekend.
The Milestone Stables operator is off to a flying start, with notable strike rates for Ellen Doyle and David Christie.
The champion handler was recognised following his most successful season to date by winning the point-to-point award.
Third time lucky for Hardy Bloke as Goff secures double.
Colin Bowe's Ballinaboola four-year-old remained unbeaten by winning his second Grade 1 for Gordon Elliott.
Askinvillar was a 12th winner of the season for Colin Bowe.
Some star names feature among the 47 initial entries for the Handler's Charity race.
Codd at the treble following Corran Cross maiden romp.
Queens Brook justifies faith with smooth maiden strike.
Highly impressive Forge Hill sparks a double for Doyle.
Colin McKeever's Fame And Glory gelding won the same maiden that Finians Oscar had done three years earlier.
The awards, which will be presented early next month, draw on nominees from across the Irish racing industry.
The Killinick Harriers point to-point at Lingstown will play host to a charity race n aid of mental health and suicide awareness.
Irish point-to-points continues to provide a constant flow of top-notch National Hunt talent each year.
Elliott’s Mala Beach proves different class on point debut.
Premium access helps Bowe set a furious pace at the top of the table.
The Monksgrange winner enjoyed his first success since winning at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival.
Colin Bowe's Castletown-Geoghegan winner Do Your Job topped the Goffs UK Autumn HIT Sale.
Two of the star four-year-old's from last season are set to take each other on on their respective Rules debuts.
Hard Ground looks to follow up his second in Kinsale with a win in the five-year-old geldings maiden on Sunday
Some Man could return to the scene of his four-year-old maiden success as he looks to follow his Toomebridge victory.
Edwulf was unsurprisingly the star attraction at Loughrea as he drew a strong crowd to the Co. Galway course
Bowe and O’Neill dominate action with impressive treble.
Cushinstown Finest provided Jordan Gainford with his first track success in Downpatrick Maiden Hurdle
Ya Boy Ya provided James Kenny with his first track success in the Downpatrick bumper.
The Wexford outfit went into seven figures as they bought 20 horses for the new point-to-point season.
Colin Bowe once again signed for the most expensive horse bound for the pointing fields on day two at Goffs.
The Monbeg team parted with almost one million euro as they bought 22 horses on a day of big prices.
The 40th Annual Irish Field Point-to-Point Awards took place on Saturday 8th June at the Hotel Minella, Co. Tipperary.
Rob James rode his 200th winner between-the-flags on Sunday
45 winners secures the handlers title for Colin Bowe
The win marks the Wexford natives third consecutive Champion Rider Title.
There was double delight for James Kenny at the Tipperary course, including a family success with Ya Boy Ya.
Hacksaw Ridge became the latest winner to be sent out by promising young Wexford handler Richard Black.
Strengthofmind stepped up from his ninth on debut to win the four-year-old maiden by a length.
Barry O'Neill is now just two winners adrift of Derek O'Connor in the sourthern region following a treble at Ballindenisk.
Frilly Frock avenged her recent narrow defeat to kick-start a winning weekend for Colin Bowe at the Fermanagh course.
A treble on the final day of the northern season was not enough for Barry O'Neill in his bid to retain the regions title.
The recent Monksgrange victor turned the tables on her GAIN Final conqueror Dime A Dozen at Tipperary.
Local jockey Barry O'Neill was the man to follow at his home fixture as he recorded a popular treble.
Barry O'Neill and Colin Bowe were in double winning form at a fixture which also saw Kruzhlinin become the first horse to win nine races.
18-year-old Jordan Gainford rode his first winner at Oldcastle last Sunday and talks about how he got started.
The formidable comination of Barry O'Neill and Colin Bowe enjoyed a double at the mid-week fixture.
Champion rider Barry O'Neill capped off a week which saw the arrival of his first son Billy by riding a treble.
It was a day to remember for Pa King when the former novice champion rode a first career treble.
The recent Liscarroll winner set a new record price for the Goffs UK Aintree sale when going for £440,000.
County Wexford rider Barry O'Neill enjoyed a double on Sunday at his local track in Monksgrange.
Colin Bowe-trained Papa Tango Charly impressed by posting a scintillating debut under Barry O'Neill in the Goffs UK Aintree Sale four-year-old maiden.
The Kirkistown winner will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Petit Mouchoir and Commander Of Fleet.
Clare handler Joe Ryan seems to have another smart on his hands in the form of debut winner Adrimel.
Barry O'Neill had a successful day at the Premier Hunts meeting at Turtulla on Sunday, when recording a double on the card.
History was made at Kirkistown when the first four-year-old auction maiden was staged at the County Down track.
Envoi Allen justified favouritism to land the Weatherbys Champion Grade 1 Bumper in the hands of Jamie Codd.
It was a very cold and wet day on Sunday when the Limerick Harriers held their first point-to-point meeting at their new track at Ballycahane.
Colin Bowe saddled his fourth success of the season in this age division when Linelee King ran out an impressive eight-length winner.
The Patrick Turley-trained Power of Pause garnered all the plaudits following his impressive debut in the at Punchestown in the hands of Mark O'Hare.
Knockanard will live long in the memory of 18-year-old Alannah Budds, as she rode her initial points winner aboard her cousin Ken Budd’s Mrs Mcro.
Barry O’Neill continues to maintain his advantage at the head of the leading riders table, with a double on the day bringing his tally for the season to 29.
Colin Bowe made a successful start to his new relationship with Gigginstown House Stud, as Hell’s Canyon, returned the easy ten-length winner.
Barry O’Neill extending his advantage at the top of the riders table, riding a double on the day at Ballinaboola which was initiated by Telmesomethinggirl.
Twelve months on from his Ballinaboola maiden success, Envoi Allen picked-up his fourth success on the bounce.
Colin Bowe will be out to repeat the success of Envoi Allen at Ballinaboola this coming Sunday.
Dime A Dozen gained an overdue success when taking the opening Weatherbys Ireland five and six-year-old mares’ maiden.
Colin Bowe and Barry O'Neill continued their rich vein of form when landing the opening contest with Streets Of Fire.
The 11-time champion rider Derek O'Connor, this country's winning most rider between the flags, recorded his 1200th Irish points success.
The Dromahane maiden winner advertised her claims for some bigger spring targets with Listed success at Thurles.
The opening division of the Connolly’s Red Mills four-year-old maiden saw Buzz De Turcoing record a very fortunate success.
Eleven-time champion rider Derek O’Connor was in treble-winning form at Lisronagh on Saturday.
Nominees for the 2018 awards which will take place next month have been revealed, including in the point-to-point category.
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The 2018/19 Series kicks off at Damma House and builds to the big Final at Ballynoe on March 31st.
The Goffs UK Autumn Sale at Doncaster concluded today with the second and final session offering 188 HIT & Pointers.
Sunday’s Loughrea fixture proved to be a red letter day for novice rider Barry Stone, who booted home his first winner.
Champion jockey Barry O’Neill got his title defence off to the best possible start, with a Casltetown-Geoghegan treble.
The 2018/19 Point-to-Point season got underway with a six-race card at Toomebridge where a fine day saw a large crowd attend.
Ourmanmassini bids to record back-to-back victories on the two opening weekends of the season
A Decent Excuse will be out to win the Open Lightweight for the second consecutive year.
The Loughanmore maiden winner has already achieved Grade 2 honours over hurdles.
Barry O’Neill made it a successful journey to the scenic west Cork coast when taking the opening contest.
Barry O Neill extended his lead in the rider’s title to eight winners ahead of Derek O’Connor when he secured a treble on the day.
The opening day Necarne on Friday saw Colin Bowe send out three winners to join Donnchadh Doyle at head of the trainer's table on 26 winners, whilst Rob James took the riding honours kicking home a treble.
Monksgrange played host to a high class day of action when no fewer than three Doyle's were among the winners.
The remarkable Sydney Paget notched-up a seventh successive victory in the day's feature.
Local rider Rob James was in treble winning form at the rescheduled Courtown fixture.
The Ashleigh Murphy yard continued their recent good fortunes at Largy with the success of Wild Polly.
The Gigginstown House Stud-owned Shot To Hell provided James Kenny with his first four-year-old winner.
The rescheduled East Down Foxhounds meeting at Tyrella took place on Monday and Derek O’ Connor enjoyed a fruitful day kicking home two winners
Roger Quinlan made a welcome return to action when recording a double at his local point-to-point track in Horse & Jockey.
Conditions were very tough at Kirkistown on Saturday where Mark O'Hare enjoyed a double on the day.
Shadow Rider continued an excellent start to the spring 4yo campaign for Barry O'Neill, Colin Bowe & Walter Connors.
Carrignagapple marked himself out as an open horse of note for the future with success in the day's feature.
There were New Year's Eve celebrations for rider James Hannon after he secured a Templencarriga double.
Rob James revelled in the snowy conditions to record a treble at the Carlow venue.
Champion point-to-pointer Ourmanmassini returned to the winners enclosure as part of a Peter Flood double.
The Suirvale Harriers held their first meeting since April 2015 at their new track at Knockinroe just outside Templemore.
Donnchadh Doyle sent out his initial winner of the season when Darsi In The Park landed the opening four-year-old maiden.
The Wicklow Foxhounds returned to point-to-pointing when holding a fixture at Tinahely in November.
Colin Bowe, Heather Kiernan and Eugene O'Sullivan all continued their winning ways into Loughrea.