By Dan Walsh
One hundred and fifty-one entries were received for the Bree Hunt point-to-point which takes place at Monksgrange, Rathnure (Eircode Y21 PT85) tomorrow (Sunday) with the first of six races off at 2pm.
The latest information on the ‘going’ says; “Good, good to yielding in places, watering took place on Friday and Saturday and parts of the track will be aerated.”
Monksgrange has been host to the Bree Hunt races since 2008 and the organisers are hoping for a big attendance as all restrictions over the past two years have now been lifted and normal action has resumed.
Racing took place at Lisronagh, Co. Tipperary, today (Saturday) and one Wexford winner – Kalanisi Flash by 15 lengths for the Inish Stables Partnership, handled at Rathangan by Brian Jordan and a 15th career winner for Cleariestown rider Barry Stone in the maiden race for five-year-olds and over.
Also Saturday point-to-point at Portrush, Co. Antrim, and a winner for champion rider Barry O’Neill on David Christie’s Vaucelet by eight lengths in the open race.