The Tynan and Armagh Point to Point races gallops its way into the city this weekend with the annual meet taking place at Farmacaffley on Saturday (February 22).
The track, recognised as one of the toughest but fairest circuits in Northern Ireland, and has produced some outstanding horses over the years.
The gates open at 11am and the races begin at 1pm.
McKinney Motors Armagh are once again on board and sponsoring our 5yo Geldings Maiden race.
About the event:
The Tynan and Armagh hunt can be traced back as far as 1840, when Sir James Stronge of Tynan Abbey estate started the pack at his own expense calling it the Tynan Harriers. The Tynan Harriers sometimes hunted with Lord Waterford’s Armagh Harriers and from these two the Tynan and Armagh hunt was born in 1895.
The first point-to-point was organised in 1895 and has remained at Farmclaffey since then making it one of the oldest point-to-points on the fixture list.
Over the years, Farmaclaffley point-to-point has produced many top national hunt stars such as 2002 Grand National winning Bindaree and Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Truckers Tavern.