Midlands Area Point-to-Point Association

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Fitzwilliam at Dingley - Report

The weather gods were kind in the run up to the final meeting of the Midlands Area season and the going at Dingley was declared to be good across the course for the Fitzwilliam meeting on May 25th. 38 runners contested six races across the card, with both Dale Peters and Jack Teal recording doubles […]

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Fitzwilliam at Dingley 2024 - Preview

Just like that the British point-to-point season is almost over and we are preparing for the Midlands Area's final fixture for this year, the Fitzwilliam meeting at Dingley on Saturday 25th of May, where we have a six race card for which 86 horses have entered. Racing starts at 2pm. At the time of writing […]

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Fernie at Dingley 2024 - Report

Another big May Bank Holiday crowd descended on Dingley for the Fernie's point-to-point meeting on 5th May, where they enjoyed a seven-race card. The Fernie Four-Miler has turned up some great finishes over the years, but this year's renewal might be one of the most unusual. Four miles on any ground is a long race […]

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Fernie at Dingley 2024 - Preview

The Fernie point-to-point racing meeting is scheduled for Sunday 5th May at Dingley racecourse, just East of Market Harborough in Leicestershire. Tickets are available online and are selling well for this meeting which now starts at 1.25pm as a result of the rescheduled Members race from the Pytchley with Woodland meeting which makes it a […]

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Ridge keeps the Gold Cup while doubles flow

John Ridge's Caryto des Brosses showed his class to win the Prestigious Quorn Gold Cup in style at Garthorpe on Saturday, for the second year running. The David Kemp-trained 12 year old is probably in his last season of racing but you wouldn't have known it from this display; he looked close to his very […]

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Quorn at Garthorpe 2024 - Preview

Saturday April 20th sees the MIdlands Area return to Garthorpe for the Quorn meeting, where there will be pony racing from 1pm and then, from 2pm, six horse races over fences and one on the flat. There are 34 entries for the point-to-point flat race at the end of the day, so this will almost […]

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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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