Derek O’Connor is the most successful point-to-point rider of all time. Since his first points success at Killaloe in 2000, he has gone on to ride over 1,200 winners, with his landmark 1,200th winner coming at Dromahane in January 2019 aboard Nelly's Money. Aside from winning a record-breaking 11 champion point-to-point jockey titles, O’Connor has alsoenjoyed success at the Cheltenham Festival, in addition to his first Grade 1 winner aboard the Josooh O'Brien-trained Edwulf in the 2018 edition of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown.
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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.
Sam Curlings` charge set to collect both Champion Pointer and Champion mare award.
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.
There was a popular father and son success for Pat and Jimmy O'Rourke with the promising Ask Me Early.
Derek O`Connor is set to take his 11th consecutive Western title this year.
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.
On The Fringe will look to go one better than his second in the 2017 renewal as he takes on It Came To Pass.
Jamie Codd capped of a week which saw him enjoy Grade 1 success when riding a double at the Galway venue.
Declarations are up for the Hunters Chase and the two p2p.ie sponsored bumpers at Tipperary on Thursday.
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.
A big crowd were on hand in Co. Clare to witness rising stars Peter Flood and Luke Murphy enjoy success.
Derek O'Connor continued his successful partnership with Kilkenny handler Ellmarie Holden as they combined with Calthor.
Declan Queally and Debbie Hartnett combined to sucess with Exit Eleven for Kilkenny handler Joe Walsh.
The Kelly Morgan-trained 12-year-old got the better of Pierce Power's recent Down Royal Hunter Chase winner.
Rob James and the Doyle brothers proved to be the combination to follow at Portrush on Saturday, as they left the popular Co. Derry venue with a treble.
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.
The record-breaking point-to-point rider guided Any Second Now to victory on day three of the Cheltenham Festival.
A number of riders were banned following the start, whilst John Barry receieved a seperate 12-day suspension.
Derek O'Connor was witnessed to purposefully good effect when winning aboard the Liam Burke-owned/trained newcomer Exod'ela
Barry O’Neill continues to maintain his advantage at the head of the leading riders table, with a double on the day bringing his tally for the season to 29.
Declan Queally enjoyed a day to remember at Kilfeacle when not only training a double but also steering home three winners on the afternoon.
Sean O'Brien was all smiles following the success of newcomer Nell's Well in the Hurleys Supervalu Midleton five-year-old mares’ maiden.
The Colin Motherway-trained Theflickeringlight impressed by making a victorious career debut at Aghabullogue under Luke Murphy.
Impulsive Leader and Beakstown enjoyed big race success, whilst Derek O'Connor made a winning visit to Warwick.
Longhouse Music brought her seasonal tally to five, when taking the ITM ladies open in the colours of John Duggan.
The 11-time champion rider Derek O'Connor, this country's winning most rider between the flags, recorded his 1200th Irish points success.
Derek O'Connor became the first rider in the history of the sport to reach 1,200 winners at Dromahane on Sunday.
Stand Up And Fight justified favouritism to land the Toal Bookmakers Hunters Chase at Down Royal.
Enda Bolger will be looking for his fourth victory in the Down Royal Hunter Chase with the impressive Dromahane winner.
Minella Melody justified her lofty reputation by staying out stoutly to see off runner-up Old Dominion by 10 lengths.
Barry O'Neill was awarded with the Point-to-Point award, whilst Derek O'Connor claimed the first Rider of the Year prize.
The 11-time champion rider needs your vote to win the Rider of the Year prize at the upcoming HRI Awards.
Declan Queally made his only mount of the day count when combining with Debbie Hartnett to win the 5YO Mares maiden aboard Whatsastory.
Eleven-time champion rider Derek O’Connor was in treble-winning form at Lisronagh on Saturday.
Moig South played host to the second divide of the season, as 17 declaration for the four-year-old geldings’ maiden necessitated two divisions.
For the second year in succession, leading mare Sliabh Mhuire Lass was turned over at short odds in the A One Tyres mares’ open.
David Christie once again proved his talents in sourcing new horses, as his latest purchase, Kadmer made a winning debut.
Sunday’s Loughrea fixture proved to be a red letter day for novice rider Barry Stone, who booted home his first winner.
The Sam Curling-trained Longhouse Music picked-up where she had left off, by returning to the winners enclosure.
Barry O’Neill made it a successful journey to the scenic west Cork coast when taking the opening contest.
Sam Curling seems to have another smart prospect on his hands in the form of Longhouse Sale.
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 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.
The East Galway introduced their new course at Stowling to positive feedback from riders and handlers alike.
Treble for Derek O’Connor
The remarkable Sydney Paget notched-up a seventh successive victory in the day's feature.
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.
Lough Derg Rose & Norwegian Woods proved to be poignant winners for owner Pat Coffey.
On an afternoon that saw a terrific crowd in attendance to welcome the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins.
The Stonehall harriers were rewarded with an afternoon of sunshine on Saturday to finally stage their Moig South fixture at the third attempt
The rescheduled East Down Foxhounds meeting at Tyrella took place on Monday and Derek O’ Connor enjoyed a fruitful day kicking home two winners
On an afternoon that saw snow on the ground, Pat Doyle recorded his second success of the weekend in the Goffs UK Aintree Sale four-year-old maiden.
There was a most unusual occurrence in the Goffs UK Aintree Sale four-year-old maiden as the Pat Doyle-trained winner Axiomatic.
Donnchadh Doyle, who saddled an amazing seven winners across three meetings on Sunday, got his weekend off to the best possible start.
It was a treble-winning day to remember for local rider Darie McConville at the annual Armagh fixture.
Jamie Codd was in double-winning form on a bitterly cold day for point-to-point followers at The Folly.
Moskovite created a favourable impression in the Killeagh opener, but would later be disqualified.
Bay Ambition provided the injured handler Robert Tyner with a welcome tonic at Aghabullogue.
Burning Ambition picked-up a fourth race on the bounce for the Wexford duo of Rob James & Pierce Power.
On the same day that Faugheen made his return to race course, his former point-to-point handler, Andrew Slattery produced another eye-catching sort in Beakstown.
It was a good day for handler Aidan Fitzgerald who registered a double at the Duhallow Kanturks point-to-point fixture at Dromahane.
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.
Track recruit Youcannotbeserious scared away the opposition in the first walkover since 1995.
Got The Nac proved to be another eye-catching value purchase by Kildare handler Peter Flood.