Monday, April 03, 2017

The Island Hunt is staging its first point-to-point races in three years over a new track at Ounavarra, near Courtown, next Sunday, with the first of six races off at 2 pm.

For visitors exit the M11 off junction 23 and follow signposts for Courtown. The course will be signposted from there.

It is a  left-handed track of one mile and three furlongs, with the three mile races taking place over approximately two and a half circuits.

A total of 14 fences are jumped, four fences on the opening circuit and five fences in each of the remaining two laps.

The track is a stiff galloping track with a gentle uphill climb over the final three fences which are located in the home straight.

The ground is currently described as ‘Yielding’.

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