Midlands Area Point-to-Point Association

Cottesmore point-to-point breaks new ground for 2024

The Cottesmore Point-to-point is making a few changes for this season’s event, which takes place at Garthorpe Racecourse in Leicestershire on Sunday 25th February. The Mixed Open race, fourth on the card, will have a £1000 first prize on offer, kindly sponsored by chartered accountants Saffery. There will be no penalties for previous wins, a […]

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Notes on Schooling Races/SchoolingTrials

Garthorpe has just run a couple of very successful schooling races/trials at the end of the race day, and more may appear at future fixtures in the area.  The Point-to-Point Authority treats Schooling Trials according to PPAGI 1- Race Framing Appendices 6 and 7.  In effect they are like Charity races/Hunt scurries, which need clearance […]

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Brocklesby Point-to-Point 2024 - Report

Over an inch of rain fell during the two days prior to the meeting turning the ground to “soft, heavy in places,” whilst stamina was to the fore and all race times were close to 7 minutes, the track rode very well. The weather was mild for February and dry on the day leading to a large crowd enjoying the competitive racing. With Revesby […]

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Brocklesby Point-to-Point 2024 - Preview

The Brocklesby Point to Point races take place at Brocklesby Park on Saturday by kind permission of the Earl and Countess of Yarborough. 86 entries have been taken for the 7-race card starting at 12 noon. Entrance is £15 per person with under 16’s free, payment by cash or card. At the beginning of the […]

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Fier Jaguen reigns supreme at Melton Hunt Club

The annual Melton Hunt Club fixture at Garthorpe included one of the highest class Mens Open fields in recent years, won in dominant form by Cheltenham hunter chase winner Fier Jaguen and Bradley Gibbs. In doing so they registered the 9th win from their last twelve starts and set up a double on the day […]

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Melton Hunt Club Preview 2024

On Sunday the 4th of February Garthorpe Racecourse will host the Melton Hunt Club fixture, with a six race card starting at midday. The Melton Hunt Club is a club fixture organised jointly by the Belvoir, Cottesmore and Quorn who have their own fixtures at Garthorpe later in the season.  Garthorpe is on the B676, […]

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Revesby Races 2024 – Preview

The first meeting of the Midlands point-to-point season is Revesby Races 2024, at Revesby Park in Lincolnshire on Saturday 20th January, with the first race scheduled for 12pm. Tickets are available online or on the gate, including reduced rates for members of the Young Farmers Club and the NFU (bring your cards). There are still […]

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Point-to-points near me

There are point-to-point courses and point-to-point meetings all over the UK and Ireland every weekend so it is normally possible to visit point-to-points near me without travelling too far. What is a point-to-point? A point-to-point is a form of steeplechase, a horse race in which the horse jump fences stuffed with this birch branches which […]

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Going Report

The going at Garthorpe for the Cottesmore meeting on 25th February:

Tuesday 20th February. Garthorpe currently unusable due to waterlogging with no likelihood of improvement before this weekend. The fixture has therefore been abandoned. All tickets have been refunded.

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