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TRAINER TALK: Dale Peters

‘DALE AT THE DOUBLE’ Sawtry-based Dale Peters is one of the most successful trainer-jockeys in the game. He rode his first winner in 2009, recently clocked up a half-century of successes in the saddle and took over the running of his Manor House Farm yard from father Michael in 2014. As well as overseeing his […]

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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 – 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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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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The Fitzwilliam at Dingley 2023 - Report

The final point-to-point of the Midlands Area season took place at Dingley racecourse, just outside Market Harborough in Leicestershire, on Saturday 13th May and produced doubles for jockey Jack Andrews and trainer Tom Ellis. Dale Peters trains and rides Thunderstruck, who made it two wins from the last three outings as he won the first […]

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The Fernie at Dingley 30th May - Report

Dingley’s second meeting of the year was also the Midland Area’s penultimate fixture of the season, the Fernie’s, and brought a good number of runners to the Market Harborough course, where Charles Millington and his team had prepared an excellent racing surface. The feature race of the afternoon was the Mixed Open for the Fernie […]

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The Quorn at Garthorpe - Report

A dry week in the lead up to the Quorn’s point-to-point on Saturday 22nd April produced some excellent racing on soft/good to soft ground at Leicestershire’s home of racing, Garthorpe racecourse. The meeting also broke new ground by hosting a schooling race, organised by Clerk of Course Jim Culloty which provided an opportunity for trainers […]

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The South Notts at Thorpe Lodge - Report

The Easter break might have started in glorious sunshine but rain through the night on Sunday evening and into Easter Monday morning caused a few concerns at Thorpe Lodge. The course itself, however, held up well, and the public arrived in numbers to support this popular fixture, which offers excellent viewing. Martha Reeve and her […]

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Pytchley with Woodland at Dingley - Report

The Easter weekend started in glorious sunshine, attracting a large and enthusiastic crowd to Dingley racecourse for the Woodland with Pytchley meeting on Saturday 8th April. Six races on the card were well supported, with 32 runners across the card, a fitting reward for all the hard work put into the course by Clerk of […]

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Going Report

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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