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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.
On this occasion the Mid Antrim point-to-point Course is at Loughanmore, Dunadry near Templepatrick.
Our landowner, Wilson Dennison has owned and produced a number of top-class national hunt horses including graded winners Yorkhill, Shaneshill, and Bellshill.
Our point-to-point is proud to have launched the career of many talented young horses who have gone on to make six figure sums at the horse-in-training sales in both Ireland and the UK. Some of the leading names include the Cheltenham festival winner Ted Veale and the Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Truckers Tavern.
Loughanmore Point-to-Point Races
Beth Armstrong –00447771531409
How To Get There
From Belfast– Take the M2 to the international airport exit. Turn left to Templepatrick and take the third exit off the first roundabout. Once you pass the Hilton Hotel take the first road on the left.
Loughanmore point-to-point is located 15 minutes from Belfast International airport and 25 minutes from George Best airport.
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One of the real attractions of point-to-point racing is the opportunity to get up close and personal with future stars of Irish horse racing in a relaxed and family friendly environment.
Combined with extensive free parking we have a number of natural and man-made banks to help with viewing. As the parking is in the centre of the course you are never too far from the action. This also provides an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic while you enjoy the racing with a brilliant view of the whole track.
Disabled parking and toilets are provided at the track which allows all race goers to enjoy their days racing.
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 are located beside the parade ring and bookies. They supply a variety of tasty hot foods such as burgers, sausages and chips.
If you would like to satisfy your sweet tooth we have a doughnut stall and an extensive sweet and chocolate stand that sells a selection of delicious goodies. There is also an ice cream van in attendance on the day.
Alternatively, why not come along early and enjoy a picnic before the action gets under way or take a break midway through the day to refuel from the boot of your car.
Our extensive car park is the perfect location to relish the atmosphere of the races whilst entertaining friends and family.
Race goers can purchase teas and coffees from our special coffee cart that sells a variety of popular coffee 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.
Loughanmore 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.
As our spring fixture is held over the Easter holidays, our point-to-point offers the perfect location for a weekend away with the family. We are located less than half an hour drive from Belfast city and Belfast port which makes it extremely accessible for visitors to combine a city break with a day out in the countryside.
The award winning Hilton hotel is situated only five minutes from the track and along with a superb golf course it also has a luxurious spa to experience.