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Cottesmore at Garthorpe 26/2 - Report

Thetford trainer David Kemp proved again that Garthorpe is a happy hunting ground for him as he scored a treble in consecutive races on Sunday. There were also doubles for trainer Tom Ellis and jockey Dale Peters. Genuinely good ground resulted in 42 runners at a time of year when lack of rain has made […]

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Cottesmore at Garthorpe - 26th February - Preview

The Cottesmore host the next Midlands Area point-to-point meeting at Garthorpe on Sunday the 26th February. There is a six-race card which starts at 12pm and the going on the East Midlands course has been reported by Clerk of the Course Jim Culloty as "beautiful good ground with plenty of moisture". There was 5mm of […]

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Bond Broker heads to Tattersalls Cheltenham

Impressive Garthorpe winner Bond Broker is among initial entries for the Tattersalls Cheltenham February sale. The Tom Weston trained son of Doyen who hails from the family of leading national hunt sire Champs Elysees won the Tattersalls Cheltenham four and five years old maiden race over two and a half miles at the Melton Hunt […]

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Melton Hunt Club - 5th February - Report

The second Midlands Area meeting of the 2023 season was the first of four fixtures this season at Garthorpe, as the Melton Hunt Club took up an earlier position in the calendar on Sunday 5th February. Unusually calm and sunny weather brought a good crowd to the Leicestershire track where they were treated to competitive […]

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Garthorpe welcomes new Clerk of the Course Jim Culloty

Jim Culloty is a big name in racing, of that there can be little doubt. Not many people have not only won the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National but done it in the same season. And now the former leading jockey has taken up an administrative role in point-to-pointing, as Clerk of the […]

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Melton Hunt Club 5th February - Preview

The Melton Hunt Club meeting, traditionally held in May, has moved this year to accommodate an earlier finish to the point-to-point season, and now takes place at Garthorpe racecourse, on the B676 five miles East of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, this Sunday 5th February. Gold Cup and Grand National winning jockey Jim Culloty has taken […]

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Revesby Races 29th January - Report

After a week's postponement, the Midlands Area's point-to-point season got off and running at Revesby Races on Sunday 29th January. The Revesby micro-climate did its job and banished the stubborn frost from the Lincolnshire turf, resulting in good ground around the track and lots of happy punters. The racing spoils were divided around, with Philip […]

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National Point-to-Point Sponsors 2022-3

We are very grateful to our National point-to-point sponsors for the 2022-23 season. TATTERSALLS CHELTENHAM 4-AND 5-YEAR-OLD MAIDEN SERIES Young horses racing between the flags are the future stars of National Hunt racing and 14 maidensconfined to four and five-year-olds (plus one for 4yo only) will take place in 2022-2023. Tattersalls Cheltenham will both be […]

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Dates for your diary

If you have access to a new Planner then you will have this information already but here is a list of next season’s Midlands Area fixtures and their dates. Fixture Date Revesby Races Saturday 21st Jan (Revesby) Melton Hunt Club Sunday 5th Feb (Garthorpe) Brocklesby Saturday 11th Feb (Brocklesby) Cottesmore Sunday 26th Feb (Garthorpe) Pytchley with Woodland Sunday 12th March  (Guilsborough) […]

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Garthorpe Racecourse requires a Clerk of the Course

After many seasons Brian Crawford has retired as Garthorpe’s Clerk. As a result ‘Team Garthorpe’ is looking for a suitable individual to fulfil the (mainly voluntary) role of Clerk of Course. The role is responsible for managing the preparation and delivery of the race days – four scheduled in 2023 – in compliance with BHA Regulations.  There […]

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Midlands Area Awards 2021-22

Last weekend an awards luncheon was held at The Safari Bar at Van Oppen Polo in Corby. With many thanks to Area Vice-Chair James Morgan, here are a few photos of the award winners.

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Midlands meetings 2023

The provisional fixture list is out and there are a few changes in the schedule for Midlands Pointing. The season will start in January with the Revesby Races meeting taking the place of the Midlands Area Club fixture on 21st January. The PPA would like the scoring for the season championships to finish in time […]

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New appointments

Midlands Pointing are delighted to two new appointments within the Midlands Area. Kelly Morgan has kindly agreed to represent the Midlands Area at PPORA meetings. Kelly is a popular face within the area as a winning jockey who has since trained under rules and between the flags. James Morgan has been appointed to a new […]

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The Meynell & South Staffs at Garthorpe - Report

[point-to-point-racing/2022/meynell-south-staffs-garthorpe-1jun22" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Photos of the Meynell & South Staffs meeting] The Meynell & South Staffs brought the curtain down on possibly their longest season ever with an evening meeting at Garthorpe to take advantage of the start of the extended Jubilee weekend. The going was good after a refreshing amount of rain in the […]

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