Midlands Area Point-to-Point Association

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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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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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Brocklesby - 11th Feb - Report

The Brocklesby point- to- point races took place at Brocklesby park on Saturday 11 th February with a good turnout of 42 runners from an entry of 96 declared to line up to contest the 7 races on a beautiful early spring day with the going officially declared as “good”. A large crowd was inattendance […]

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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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Brocklesby - 11th February - Preview

By Emma Forman The annual Brocklesby point to point races, a highlight of the sporting and social calendar in Lincolnshire, take place this Saturday at Brocklesby Park by kind permission of the Earl and Countess of Yarborough. 96 entries have been take for a 7 race card starting at noon. With fine weather forecast all […]

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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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Going Reports

Fitzwilliam:

The going at Dingley for the Fitzwilliam meeting on 25th May:

Dingley ground 9.30 Sunday 19th is predominantly good to soft with some good areas and some soft ground round the Ashpoles. There is rain in the forecast for next week but watering is on standby if necessary to maintain to good.

The landlord has again asked if walking of the course can be done from next Thursday onwards only please.

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