Category: Reports

Belvoir at Garthorpe 2024 - Report

The ground at Garthorpe dried well throughout the week leading up to the 2024 renewal of the Belvoir point-to-point at Garthorpe on Saturday 23rd March, and a big crowd of racegoers braved some icy hail showers and a typically arctic prevailing wind and partied in the bar long after racing had finished. Clerk of Course […]

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Pytchley with Woodland at Guilsborough 2024 - Report

A week of drying weather in the run up to the Pytchley with Woodland fixture at Guilsborough ended with heavy overnight rain across the area on Saturday night and social media was awash with cancellations of equestrian sport on the morning of 10th March. It is a great testament to the team at Guilsborough that […]

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Fitzwilliam at Dingley 2022 - Report

[Photos of the meeting point-to-point-racing/2022/fitzwilliam-dingley-28may22" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">can be found here] Visitors to the Dingley racecourse for the Fitzwilliam meeting on Saturday were treated to some excellent racing and brilliant individual performances. The recent run of dry weather and the late stage in the point-to-point racing season might have made it difficult to attract runners, […]

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Going Report

The going at Garthorpe for the Quorn meeting on 20th April:

Monday 15th April 9.30am Good to Soft, Soft in places.

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