Midlands Area Point-to-Point Association

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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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Brocklesby Point-to-Point 2024 - Report

Over an inch of rain fell during the two days prior to the meeting turning the ground to “soft, heavy in places,” whilst stamina was to the fore and all race times were close to 7 minutes, the track rode very well. The weather was mild for February and dry on the day leading to a large crowd enjoying the competitive racing. With Revesby […]

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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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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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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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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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The Quorn at Garthorpe, 22nd April - Preview

The Quorn's meeting at Garthorpe Racecourse is on Saturday 22nd April. Gates open at 11am and the first race is at 2pm. The course at Garthorpe is receiving regular inspections, and at the time of writing the Clerk of Course Jim Culloty reckons that with the current dry forecast the fresh track that he has […]

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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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