BHC Night at the Races – who will your money be on???

This Saturday night (22 November)  will see Banbridge Hockey Club host a race meeting with a difference at Havelock Park. Forty two racers from all sections of the club will take to their horses (spinning bikes) to see who will cover the greatest distance within two minutes in eight different races. Bets can be placed on each race and there will also be a competition to guess the furthest distance travelled on the night.


Parents, coaches, supporters, players and Irish internationals will all be hoping for success on their ‘horses’ and to lift the race title for their respective owners. There are some fantastic line ups which are outlined below and it is rumoured that many of the riders have been taking extra spinning classes in preparation for the night!


The first race will start at 7.30pm and while most of the riders have now been bought there will be an opportunity to buy the riders in the last race by auction on the night. Betting will open before each race and winnings will be collected after each race.


Thanks to all those who have contributed to the event to date through sponsorship of the races and programme. Thanks also to all those that have helped organise the event which promises to be a great club night.


An entry fee of £3 will be collected at the door and includes a light supper.


So who will your money be on ……..


Race 1 Simply Irresistible Sprint

Rider Owner
Clifford Cowan AC Physiotheraphy
Darryl Barlow Mark Barlow
Jimmy Lockhart Jimmy Lockhart
Michael Groves Steven McGrath
Claire Groves Rachel Groves
Joanne McKinstry Johnny Breen

Race 2 Saltmarine Classic

Rider Owner
Aaron Reid Stephen Pepper
Fraser Mills Julie Sally
Hugh McShane Jo-Anne Lyttle
William Malcolmson Douglas Anderson
Peter Bingham Rory Madeley
Mark Campbell Mark Tumilty


Race 3 Warmflow Derby

Rider Owner
Gaye Campbell Emma Leeper
Jayne Scott Louise Beckett
Jessica Hassan Sarah Anderson
Katie Uprichard Jayne Walker
Punam McGookin Kate Cunningham
Rachel Groves Ashleigh Mitchell



Race 4 Tughan Oaks

Rider Owner
Alan Brown Alan Brown
William McCandless William McCandless
Hugo Lennox Hugo Lennox
Jimmy Bingham Jimmy Bingham
John Bell Suzanne Bell
Nigel Dowds Nigel Dowds


Race 5 Stamp Promotions Cup

Rider Owner
Alex Jenkinson Sam Bann and Jill Mehaffey
Amy Atkinson Rachel Kerr
Elayne Brown Megan Whan and Megan McKenna
Gail McConnell David McConnell
Rachel Cairns Sarah McCabe and Charley Brush
Sarah McCracken Cathy Rees and Gina Woods



Race 6 Ecom Stakes

Rider Owner
Andrew Bennington Sheree Totton
Douglas Anderson Nigel Allister
Gareth Matthews Neil Madeley
Junior Burns Norman Sally
Matthew Clarke Colin Dowds
Robbie Scott Aileen Lawson


Race 7 Hillen International Challenge

(sponsored by Peter and Carmel Hillen)


Banbridge Golf Club Team owned by John Lane
Conor Doran
Richard Kilpatrick
Rory Leonard
Banbridge Hockey Club Team Team owned by Lee Tumilty
Mark Tumilty
Eugene Magee
Lee Tumilty



Race 8 TRC International Derby

Rider Owner
Owen Magee To be auctioned
Drew Carlisle To be auctioned
Gareth Lennox To be auctioned
Peter Brown To be auctioned
Philip Brown To be auctioned
Stephen Dowds To be auctioned