Courses

Broughshane

Track info

County: Antrim

Soil Type:

Fences per circuit: 5

Fences per 3 mile race: 16

Direction: Left-Handed

Course Distance:

Elevation Change (Highest to Lowest Point):

TRACK GUIDE


Broughshane point-to-point was introduced as the Mid-Antrim`s new spring course in 2015 and is a left-handed course.

Runners begin alongside the penultimate fence and have quite a short run to the first fence before passing in front of the winning post and turning left-handed to race away from the enclosures. After jumping fence two, there is quite a steep descent before the runners turn once again to run along the side of the course and fence three. This is a short straight, as the runners turn left-handed once again, and begin the climb which will eventually bring them back to the winning post.

Ahead of the 2017 fixture, a significant kink was added to what effectively is the home straight, as once going through the first gap, the runners bare slightly left-handed into the center of the course to jump fence four. Once going out over this fence, the track almost immediately begins to turn right-handed to bring the runners back to the main course, with a slightly left-handed bend bringing them to fence five and their point of departure. Having not held a fixture in 2018, this kink was removed in 2019. Now in the home straight proper, runners cross over the final fence and face the short run-in to the line.

The late Grade 2-placed Calino DAiry, alongside the likes of Born Survivor and Ravenhill Road, who were both subsequently sold for big sums, all won their maidens at the course.