Everything that is good about point-to-points was very evident at Sunday last’s hugely successful Kilworth and Araglin meet staged at Ballyarthur, Fermoy.

The weather played its part, which ensured a large crowd and they in turn were treated to six competitive races, which in turn yielded six ‘local’ winners.

Tallow trainer Sean Aherne has his string in rude health at present and this was evidenced by his taking of both the mares maiden, along with the 5-year-old geldings equivalent.

Just five contested the mares maiden, with the betting market wide open, however no race is won in a bookmakers ring and where it mattered on the track it was Aherne’s Robin The Gypsy (6/4-9/4) under Sheila Ahern, Ballyduff who made all to land this Dairygold, Gain Feeds and Denis Condon Building Contractor sponsored contest.

Picture shows: Winner of the Cotter’s Bar & Butcher’s Bar sponsored maiden race for 6-year-olds and upwards, Impulsive Star, ridden by Richard Harding and trained by Sean O’Brien from Kilworth, being led in by Shane Kenny at last Sunday’s Kilworth & Araglin point-to-points in Ballyarthur, Fermoy. (John Ahern)


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