105 entries for new Knockmullen track

Top class jumper Envoi Allen winning his point-to-point at Wexford Hunt's fixture. Pic; WexfordToday.com

There is always a sense of anticipation and excitement amongst the loyal point-to-point fraternity when a new track is put to the test and the Wexford Hunt races, which are usually held at Ballinaboola, have moved venue this year and the six-race card will be hosted at Knockmullen House just outside New Ross, on Sunday.

There is a seasonally satisfactory number of entries of 105 and the first race is off at 12 noon. Admission is €10.
Hunt secretary Brigid O’Gorman confirmed; “Preparations are going well, there is plenty of work going on over at the track, the fences arrived and are in place. There has been a lot of rain this week, but the track was inspected yesterday (Friday) by the Turf Club.” As a result the going is described as “yielding to soft, soft in places.”

She added; “We will have a chip van on the day, along with our own refreshment tent. The catering committee will have a variety of fair on offer, with donations going to a local charity.”

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