By Dan Walsh
A large entry of 161 for tomorrow’s point-to-point fixture at Ballinaboola, New Ross, run under the auspices of the Wexford Hunt has forced the organisers to get the card underway half an hour earlier than originally scheduled at 12.30pm.
The track was described today as “in beautiful condition” and the going ahead of tomorrow is officially “good, good to firm in places.” The track was aerated today (Saturday) with 5-6mm rain forecast over Saturday night and into Sunday morning.
The card is as follows;
12.30pm; Tattersalls NH Four-Year-Old Maiden Race. 2 miles 4 furlongs. (26 entries).
1pm; Coolbawn Gallops Five-Year-Old Geldings Maiden Race. 3 miles. (44 entries).
1.30pm; Cooney Furlong Five- and Six-Year-Old Mares Maiden Race. 3 miles (25 entries).
2pm; Jason Higgins Sporthorses Six-Year-Old Geldings Maiden Race. 3 miles (23 entries).
2.30pm; Nitrofert Seven-Year-Old Plus Maiden Race for Novice Riders. 3 miles. (30 entries).
3pm; Ballywalter Farms Winner of Three Race. 3 miles (13 entries).
It has been twenty-two months since a point-to-point fixture has taken place without restrictions and there is no need for online advance booking and contact tracing and social distancing will no longer be required.
The message from the organisers is to come along to Ballinaboola tomorrow for an enjoyable day’s point-to-point races. “We would love to have all our regulars back and bring some new people along for a great day out for all the family,” concluded a spokesperson for the Wexford Hunt.
For those not familiar with the track location the Eirecode Y35 D968 will take you there.