Richard Pugh

Richard Pugh

Richard Pugh rode as an amateur rider in the mid-1990s and enjoyed a career highlight in the 1995 Ladies Cup at the Punchestown Festival. He has been commentating at point-to-points and on the racecourse since 1997. In 2003 he set up Irish Point to Point Services Ltd, with its website, providing services to the industry, such as results, reports, ratings and photographs. Richard is also closely involved with the sale of point-to-point horses, being a director of Tattersalls Ireland, and his wife, Jennifer, is the Senior Medical Officer of the IHRB and was Lady Champion point-to-point rider in 2009.

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Point to Point

The Heart of Irish Horse Racing

Written by Pat Healy and Richard Pugh

The true grassroots of Irish horse racing, Point-to-Point tracks are transformed from farmland by dedicated volunteers into temporary racetracks. Photographer Pat Healy and writer Richard Pugh introduce the riders, handlers, venues and famous horses that give Irish point-to-pointing such a unique spirit.

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