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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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Fitzwilliam at Dingley 13th May - Preview

2pm Race 1 - PPORA Conditions Race kindly sponsored by Boiler Juice. 13 entered in the first race of the day. Championship chasing Jack Andrews has the choice of 3,whichever he rides will have a big chance. Minella Wizard ran well when second at the Easter meeting here, possibly the race came toosoon after his […]

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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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Fernie at Dingley 30th April - Preview

The penultimate fixture in the Midlands area is the point-to-point hosted by the Fernie at Dingley on Sunday 30th April 2023. The first of six horse races is scheduled for 2pm and of course there will be numerous trade stands to explore, caterers providing food and drink, a licensed bar, fun dog show, bookmakers and […]

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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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Fernie at Dingley - Planner change

On the fixture page for the Fernie meeting in the Planner, Race 1 has the incorrect length. The first race is the Maiden Race, and is listed as being 2 miles and five furlongs in length. It should be listed as being 2 miles and four furlongs in length.

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Schooling race breaks new ground

On April 25 it will be 30 years since British point-to-pointing became a path-finder for racing under Rules when staging a Sunday meeting. The fixture at Ashorne in Warwickshire had a vicar’s blessing but no betting, although less than two years later the sport led the way again when holding a Sunday card with bookies […]

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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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South Notts Point-to-Point at Thorpe Lodge, 10th April - Preview

The South Notts Point-to-Point fixture is at Thorpe Lodge on Easter Monday, with the first race at 1.30pm. Thorpe Lodge racecourse has postcode NG23 5PY and What3Words address hurt.dispenser.central and is signposted from Farndon Village on the old A46, just south of Newark. The gates open at 11am, with tickets on the gate costing £12.50 […]

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Pytchley with Woodland at Dingley, 8th April - Preview

The Easter weekend is a busy time for everybody in the world of point-to-point racing, and the Midlands Area is no exception. The Pytchley with Woodland fixture at Dingley is on Easter Saturday and the South Notts fixture is at Thorpe Lodge on Easter Monday. Dingley racecourse is on the A427 towards Corby, just East […]

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Belvoir at Garthorpe 26th March - Report

point-to-point-racing/2023/belvoir-garthorpe-26mar23" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Photos of the Belvoir meeting at Garthorpe. A four-timer for Jack Andrews and trainer Tom Ellis at Garthorpe on Sunday completed another remarkable feat for the unstoppable G&T Racing team, as they finished the weekend with ten winners from ten runners across four different meetings. The first of the team's wins came […]

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The Belvoir Point-to-point at Garthorpe 26th March - Preview

After the disappointing cancellation of the Pytchley meeting at Guilsborough on 12th March, Midlands Point-to-point racing returns to Garthorpe this Sunday for the Belvoir meeting. The clocks will have gone forward early on Sunday morning so the first race is at 2pm. All traffic heading for Garthorpe should be aware that on Sunday 26th there […]

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Pytchley with Woodland - 12th March - Preview

Guilsborough will host the next Midlands area point-to-point fixture, the Pytchley with Woodland meeting this Sunday, 12th March. The left-handed Guilsborough course is just off the A5199, between Creaton and Thornby in Northamptonshire (NN6 8SR), and the going is currently reported to be good, with rain forecast this week. The afternoon’s entertainment begins at midday […]

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