Barry O’Neill became the first rider to break the Derek O'Connor and Jamie Codd stranglehold on the top of the sport when crowned Champion Rider in 2017, a title he defended in 2018 & 2019. The former two-time Champion Novice, has also picked up titles in the Eastern and Northern regions, with his 500th career winner coming at Borris House in 2018. A formidable partnership with Champion Handler Colin Bowe has ensured that Barry has enjoyed notable success in the four-year-old maiden division, partnering many future stars, such as Samcro, at the beginning of their careers. Bowe has also been responsible for supplying many of Barry’s big racecourse winners, having also enjoyed Graded success on the track.
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The 40th Annual Irish Field Point-to-Point Awards took place on Saturday 8th June at the Hotel Minella, Co. Tipperary.
Rob James rode his 200th winner between-the-flags on Sunday
That Fairyhouse victory was one of the in hunter chase company for Gordon Elliott's charge.
Sam Curlings` charge set to collect both Champion Pointer and Champion mare award.
45 winners secures the handlers title for Colin Bowe
The win marks the Wexford natives third consecutive Champion Rider Title.
Thirteen wins apiece for Longhouse Music and Kruzhlinin sees them share the title as race goes down to the wire.
The victory marks O'Connor's ninth Southern Title and his second Senior Title.
Hacksaw Ridge became the latest winner to be sent out by promising young Wexford handler Richard Black.
Barry O'Neill was crowned eastern champion for the 2018/19 season as that region finishes at Stradbally.
Strengthofmind stepped up from his ninth on debut to win the four-year-old maiden by a length.
Kruzhlinin won his second race of the weekend, whilst Longhous Music was among the winners at Loughrea.
Barry O'Neill is now just two winners adrift of Derek O'Connor in the sourthern region following a treble at Ballindenisk.
Jamie Codd won his fourth northern title following a treble at Loughanmore including a 10th of the season for Kruzhlinin.
Frilly Frock avenged her recent narrow defeat to kick-start a winning weekend for Colin Bowe at the Fermanagh course.
A treble on the final day of the northern season was not enough for Barry O'Neill in his bid to retain the regions title.
Colin McKeever was the man to follow as he saddled a double including with Eskylane.
We take a look at the declarations for the farmers hunt chase taking place at Punchestown tomorrow.
Local jockey Barry O'Neill was the man to follow at his home fixture as he recorded a popular treble.
Barry O'Neill and Colin Bowe were in double winning form at a fixture which also saw Kruzhlinin become the first horse to win nine races.
Tokyo Getaway provided Peter Flood and Anthony Fox with the first leg of an Easter Oldcastle double.
The formidable comination of Barry O'Neill and Colin Bowe enjoyed a double at the mid-week fixture.
Champion rider Barry O'Neill capped off a week which saw the arrival of his first son Billy by riding a treble.
Former rider Andrew Latta sent out Moonlit Wings to win the mares maiden in fine style.
County Wexford rider Barry O'Neill enjoyed a double on Sunday at his local track in Monksgrange.
Kruzhlinin has taken all before him in points this season as in one of two runners in the Foxhunters for Gordon Elliott.
Colin Bowe-trained Papa Tango Charly impressed by posting a scintillating debut under Barry O'Neill in the Goffs UK Aintree Sale four-year-old maiden.
Clare handler Joe Ryan seems to have another smart on his hands in the form of debut winner Adrimel.
A number of riders were banned following the start, whilst John Barry receieved a seperate 12-day suspension.
Barry O'Neill had a successful day at the Premier Hunts meeting at Turtulla on Sunday, when recording a double on the card.
History was made at Kirkistown when the first four-year-old auction maiden was staged at the County Down track.
Envoi Allen justified favouritism to land the Weatherbys Champion Grade 1 Bumper in the hands of Jamie Codd.
It was a red letter day for John McNally who saddled his first winner as a handler in the older maiden for novice riders when Nabraska ran out a ready winner.
It was a very cold and wet day on Sunday when the Limerick Harriers held their first point-to-point meeting at their new track at Ballycahane.
The Patrick Turley-trained Power of Pause garnered all the plaudits following his impressive debut in the at Punchestown in the hands of Mark O'Hare.
Ucello Conti followed up on his recent Thurles win with a fine victory in the Boardsmill Stud Hunters Chase.
Colin Bowe made a successful start to his new relationship with Gigginstown House Stud, as Hell’s Canyon, returned the easy ten-length winner.
Barry O’Neill extending his advantage at the top of the riders table, riding a double on the day at Ballinaboola which was initiated by Telmesomethinggirl.
Gordon Elliott's Ucello Conti recorded his second victory within seven days following his last success with Barry O'Neill.
Dime A Dozen gained an overdue success when taking the opening Weatherbys Ireland five and six-year-old mares’ maiden.
It was a red-letter day for Gearoid O'Loughlin who registered his first track success when winning the Hunters Chase with Sidetracked at Clonmel.
Colin Bowe and Barry O'Neill continued their rich vein of form when landing the opening contest with Streets Of Fire.
The 11-time champion rider Derek O'Connor, this country's winning most rider between the flags, recorded his 1200th Irish points success.
Enda Bolger will be looking for his fourth victory in the Down Royal Hunter Chase with the impressive Dromahane winner.
Opportunity for enthusiasts to become involved in the ownership of promising hunter chaser.
The red-hot form of the Ellen Doyle yard continued on Sunday, as she registering an across the card double.
The two-time champion became just the fourth rider in the sport's history to win 500 races with success on Sunday.
The opening division of the Connolly’s Red Mills four-year-old maiden saw Buzz De Turcoing record a very fortunate success.
Barry O'Neill was awarded with the Point-to-Point award, whilst Derek O'Connor claimed the first Rider of the Year prize.
It was a red-letter-day for novice rider Jack Hendrick who partnered his first career success aboard Would You Bypass.
Eleven-time champion rider Derek O’Connor was in treble-winning form at Lisronagh on Saturday.
Nominees for the 2018 awards which will take place next month have been revealed, including in the point-to-point category.
Barry O’Neill continued his fine start to the season riding a treble around the new track at Damma House.
For the second weekend in succession Mick Goff and Shane Fitzgerald teamed up to take a second four-old-maiden in seven days.
The 2018/19 Series kicks off at Damma House and builds to the big Final at Ballynoe on March 31st.
Maliboo provided a deserved local success, as the South Westmeath's celebrated 40 years of running a point-to-point at The Pigeons.
David Christie once again proved his talents in sourcing new horses, as his latest purchase, Kadmer made a winning debut.
The County Wexford rider opened his account between-the-flags at Loughrea last Sunday, aboard Unexpected Depth in the 4yo maiden.
Sunday’s Loughrea fixture proved to be a red letter day for novice rider Barry Stone, who booted home his first winner.
Champion jockey Barry O’Neill got his title defence off to the best possible start, with a Casltetown-Geoghegan treble.
The 2018/19 Point-to-Point season got underway with a six-race card at Toomebridge where a fine day saw a large crowd attend.
Barry O’Neill made it a successful journey to the scenic west Cork coast when taking the opening contest.
Barry O Neill extended his lead in the rider’s title to eight winners ahead of Derek O’Connor when he secured a treble on the day.
Ballysteen-second Howling Milan went one better here to score in the Dennison Commericals Ltd four-year-old geldings’ maiden to carry the colours of Jason Higgins to victory.
The opening day Necarne on Friday saw Colin Bowe send out three winners to join Donnchadh Doyle at head of the trainer's table on 26 winners, whilst Rob James took the riding honours kicking home a treble.
The Crawford brothers of Stuart and Ben teamed up to take the final heat of the four-year-old maiden with the Roy Wilson-owned The Very Man.
Monksgrange played host to a high class day of action when no fewer than three Doyle's were among the winners.
Court Jurado and Everybreathyoutake were among the four-year-old winners at Taylorstown.
The remarkable Sydney Paget notched-up a seventh successive victory in the day's feature.
Watyawaitingfor provided local owner Robert Armstrong and the BBC Home Ground team with plenty to celebrate.
Reigning champion Barry O'Neill added a brace of victories to his season haul at the rescheduled fixture.
Pat Doyle continued the scintilating form of his 4yo runners with a rare venture north of the border to Moira.
The Gigginstown House Stud-owned Shot To Hell provided James Kenny with his first four-year-old winner.
Local connections Colin McKeever and Wilson Dennison were among the Easter winners at Loughanmore.
Former Grade 1 winner Uxizandre made a winning pointing debut to claim the prestigous Barbour Cup.
Lough Derg Rose & Norwegian Woods proved to be poignant winners for owner Pat Coffey.
Roger Quinlan made a welcome return to action when recording a double at his local point-to-point track in Horse & Jockey.
Conditions were very tough at Kirkistown on Saturday where Mark O'Hare enjoyed a double on the day.
Richard Black has enjoyed a dream start to his training career, consigning the most expensive point-to-point mare at last March.
The well-related The Hollow Chap powered up the Tinahely hill to claim the day's opener under Barry O'Neill.
The annual Punchestown point-to-point provided the setting for James Murphy's first career winner.
Shadow Rider continued an excellent start to the spring 4yo campaign for Barry O'Neill, Colin Bowe & Walter Connors.
Carrignagapple marked himself out as an open horse of note for the future with success in the day's feature.
Lagan Island continued his rise through the ranks with a comfortable success for Noel and Sean McParlan.
Marinero, a horse of Grade 1 class, made a winning reappearance between the flags for Barry O'Neill.
There were New Year's Eve celebrations for rider James Hannon after he secured a Templencarriga double.
Rob James revelled in the snowy conditions to record a treble at the Carlow venue.
Champion point-to-pointer Ourmanmassini returned to the winners enclosure as part of a Peter Flood double.
The Suirvale Harriers held their first meeting since April 2015 at their new track at Knockinroe just outside Templemore.
Donnchadh Doyle sent out his initial winner of the season when Darsi In The Park landed the opening four-year-old maiden.
The opening four-year-old maiden at Kirkistowns Autumn fixture saw the opening leg of a double for reigning champion Barry O’Neil.
One of the most convincing winners of the day was the Sean Doyle trained Know The Score who won the division one of the four-year-old-maiden
The Wicklow Foxhounds returned to point-to-pointing when holding a fixture at Tinahely in November.
On his return to action, Sizing Coal was pushed all the way to the line as he made a winning reappearance.
Maxine O'Sullivan clinched victory in the opening round of the 2017/18 ITM Ladies Series aboard Samanntom.
Colin Bowe, Heather Kiernan and Eugene O'Sullivan all continued their winning ways into Loughrea.
Defending champion rider Barry O'Neill had the perfect start to his title defence on the opening day of the season.