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 […]
GOING – WATERING is still in progress, on the racing line, with the aim to deliver SAFE Jumping ground as close to GOOD as practical. The Local Course Inspector was impressed with the irrigation efforts and results when he walked the course yesterday
WEATHER – With the exception of a light shower on Wednesday night the rain and showers have by-passed Garthorpe which remains dry and breezy. Friday - dry with Temps 19-20’C in south westerly breeze. Warm on Friday night with Saturday warmer, 22-24’C and light southerly wind
WATERING – Watering commenced on Tuesday and will continue until late today (Friday). If the forecast remains for Saturday to be a hot day, then there will be some light selective watering on Saturday morning to help maintain moisture levels. Only the Racing Line is being watered.
COURSE LAYOUT –Fences moved towards to the inside by at least 12 feet to ensure fresh ground. Fence 8 – (Known as downhill fence) moved to the end of the back straight (as in previous years for this meeting) Bends all moved in too to provide maximum amount of fresh ground and racing line Course at its shortest and all fence by-passing will be to the outside.
MORE INFORMATION –For any further Going/Weather updates please contact Brian Crawford – Clerk of the Course – 07721 660162 or, failing him, call the Secretary – Charlie Moore – 07764 255500. Please be mindful about the times of your calls. We are all volunteers and have ‘day jobs’ too.
RACING IN HOT CONDITIONS –All participants are asked to help monitor their horses throughout the day and to bring ample cold water and washing off kit with them. Veterinary help and advice will be on had at all times