Ballyvodock Point to Point – 29/01/2017

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On a cold, wet, miserable Sunday afternoon, the p2p bandwagon rolled on to the course located at Ballyvodock, Carrigtwohill for the Pigeon Hill and Carrigtwohill point to point. This race meeting, now in its third year at this location, is organised by the United Hunt and is considered to be one of premier meetings on the southern circuit and was the last ECCG shoot of January 2017.

The course is a left handed track with 6 races being run on the day covering a two and half circuits over 9 furlongs distance per race in an anti clockwise direction with a slight up hill finish. Despite the bad weather, the event was well supported and attracted a huge crowd from the local area to attend this event.

Despite being a cold and very wet day, the unfavourable weather conditions did not deter a few brave ECCG members to attend the event and we were treated to some great action. The exciting race performances warmed up punters and non punters alike.  Some great equine sporting images were captured from the parade ring and track on the day from all angles to say the least with some members braving taking shots from the ground level despite the mucky conditions.

See a gallery of images from this shoot here. Enjoy!

 - Noelle Lowney