Midlands Area Point-to-Point Association

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Jack Andrews shines with treble

Jack Andrews completed a treble on the day at Thorpe Lodge on Bank Holiday Monday to cap a successful weekend with five wins across three meetings. Success came first in the Goffs four and five year-olds maiden race, rescheduled here after the loss of other fixture to the weather. Jack rode Is This For Real […]

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South Notts at Thorpe Lodge 2024 - Preview

Due to the unfortunate abandonment of the Woodland Pytchley meeting on Easter Saturday the Midlands area now focusses on the South Notts meeting on Easter Monday at Thorpe Lodge, Newark. Thorpe Lodge is best approached using the postcode NG23 5PY or What3Words police.keen.shun. There are six scheduled races including a new Maiden race for four […]

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Belvoir at Garthorpe 2024 - Report

The ground at Garthorpe dried well throughout the week leading up to the 2024 renewal of the Belvoir point-to-point at Garthorpe on Saturday 23rd March, and a big crowd of racegoers braved some icy hail showers and a typically arctic prevailing wind and partied in the bar long after racing had finished. Clerk of Course […]

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Belvoir at Garthorpe 2024 – Preview

There are 56 entries across six races for the Belvoir point-to-point meeting at Garthorpe, Leicestershire, on Saturday 23rd March. The loss of the Cottesmore meeting means that Garthorpe has fresh ground around the course for this Belvoir fixture. The ground at the time of writing is heavy, but the forecast is for a mild week […]

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Pytchley with Woodland at Guilsborough 2024 - Report

A week of drying weather in the run up to the Pytchley with Woodland fixture at Guilsborough ended with heavy overnight rain across the area on Saturday night and social media was awash with cancellations of equestrian sport on the morning of 10th March. It is a great testament to the team at Guilsborough that […]

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Pytchley with Woodland point-to-point 2024 – Preview

After a frustrating few weeks for the sport of pointing, The Pytchley with Woodland point-to-point will take place on Sunday 10th of March with the gates opening at 10am and the first race at 1pm. At the time of writing, the latest going report describes the course as soft, heavy in places, but the forecast […]

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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 Reports

Quorn:

The going at Garthorpe for the Quorn meeting on 20th April:

Monday 15th April 9.30am Good to Soft, Soft in places.

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