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BREAKING NEWS

  • 'Go Pointing'
    The latest edition of 'Go Pointing'  - our weekly round-up of Point-to-Pointing for the weekend ahead - is now on-line (covering the nine meetings on May 9th & 10th). Click here for more details
  • Top Performers
    The final update to the Top Performers section for the 2009/10 season is now on-line. Click here to view
  • National Awards 2010
    The final standings for the 2010 pointtopoint.co.uk Young Horse Awards and Harley Racing National Novice Riders Awards are on-line. Click here for downloads
  • A reminder when posting entries
    When sending postal entries please remember to check that you have affixed the correct amount for postage. The changes in postal rates now look at the size of the envelope as well as the weight. This is catching many people out and could result in the mail not being delivered.
  • Owners' Guidelines P-T-P Horse Sponsorship Scheme
    It is important to understand that the Point-to-Point Horse Sponsorship Scheme has no connection whatsoever to the existing BHA Owners' Sponsorship scheme. READ MORE
  • Business Guidelines P-T-P Horse Sponsorship Scheme
    A new Point-to-Point Horse Sponsorship Scheme has been introduced to allow individual horse sponsorship in Point-to-Point Racing; for the first time. READ MORE
  • Flint Shows Spark of Future Champion
    Rhys Flint continued his excellent run of form over the weekend with victory in the novice riders' race on his Iris's Prince at the Vine & Craven meeting at Barbury Racecourse on Saturday, and 24 hours later he followed-up in the novice riders' race on Whites Touch at the South Dorset at Milborne St Andrew. READ MORE
 

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29 July 2015 Tattersalls Ireland August Store Sale, 11th-13th August

The August store sale at Tattersalls Ireland takes place on 11th-13th August. It has proved a notable source of Point-to-Point winners in both the UK and Ireland at value prices. The large selection of 730 two, three and four year-old stores means that there are good quality store horses available at all budgets. There will also be a selection of horses in training sold at the beginning of the sale. READ MORE

27 July 2015 A Thank You From Ed Barrett's Family

Following the West Midlands Area Point-to-Point Dinner, at which through both donations and an auction they raised £3,000.00 for Ed Barrett, the Area received this letter  of thanks from Ed’s parents, David and Sally. Congratulations to the West Midlands for their fundraising efforts. To view this letter please click here . READ MORE

23 July 2015 Ed Barrett Fundraising Update

On Sunday 19th July the Ed Barrett charity Steak and Strawberries lunch took place at Trebudannon in Cornwall. The racecourse shed was transformed with a marquee lining and provided the venue for 150 guests. READ MORE

13 July 2015 Two-and-a-half-mile races on agenda for British Point-to-Pointing

Britain's Point-to-Point owners and trainers are advised that races over a distance of two and a half miles plus for horses at all levels could be held next season. READ MORE

30 June 2015 Devon and Cornwall Area - Ed Barrett Fundraiser

The Devon and Cornwall Point-to-Point area are backing a fund raising lunch being held on July 19, to raise funds for jockey Ed Barrett, who suffered life changing injuries in a fall earlier this season. READ MORE

23 June 2015 West Midlands Area Point-to-Point Awards 2015

West Midland Point-to-Point enthusiasts gathered at Worcester Racecourse (Friday 19th June) to celebrate their achievements during the 2014/2015 season. READ MORE

19 June 2015 East Anglian Area Point-to-Point Championships 2015

Here are the final standings of the East Anglian Area Point-to-Point Championships for the 2014-15 season. READ MORE

16 June 2015 Report: Torrington Farmers - Umberleigh

The British Point-to-Point season drew to a close at Umberleigh last Saturday against the background of the traditional end of season party atmosphere. The Torrington Farmers' meeting ended the six and a half months Devon & Cornwall area campaign stretching back to last November's opener at Black Forest Lodge. READ MORE

15 June 2015 West Wales Area Point-to-Point Championships 2015

Here are the final standings of the West Wales Area Point-to-Point Championships for the 2014-15 season READ MORE

12 June 2015 Exciting new AGA video showcasing the recent Mountain Warehouse Anglo-Irish Challenge at Chaddesley Corbett

Sarah ‘Ripper' Rippon (Ripper Vision) - who has done work across the racing industry, equestrian world and beyond - has now put the finishing touches to our video of the Anglo-Irish Challenge. This short film (around 2m 30s) provides a brilliant recap of the event, capturing the excitement of the day by interspersing live action clips with some snippets from interviews, all of which is accompanied by a very upbeat soundtrack. READ MORE

11 June 2015 South Midlands Area Point-to-Point Championships 2015

Here are the final standings of the South Midlands Area Point-to-Point Championships for the 2014-15 season. READ MORE

11 June 2015 South Wales & Monmouthshire Area Point-to-Point Championships 2015

Here are the final standings of the South Wales & Monmouthshire Area Point-to-Point Championships for the 2014-15 season READ MORE

10 June 2015 Report: Tiverton Staghounds - Bratton Down

The crowds flocked to the Point-to-Point course at Bratton Down, where glorious sunshine and plenty of exciting race action delighted the spectators at the penultimate race meeting of the season. The Tiverton Staghounds hosted the event on Sunday, with two races divided on the day giving a total of eight very competitive races.  READ MORE

10 June 2015 Nick Williams Retires From The Saddle

Point-to-Pointing will be missing one of its top riders next season following the retirement from the saddle of Nick Williams. "I'd been thinking about it for a few weeks because I wasn't getting the same buzz out of it," he said, "and I haven't got as many horses to ride as I used to have." READ MORE

10 June 2015 Alice Mills To Turn Professional

Alice Mills, who has applied for a licence to ride as a professional, went out on a winning note at Bratton Down when taking the Maiden Division Two on Graham Foot's Askers Lad. READ MORE

10 June 2015 Report: Pembrokeshire - Trecoed

The final Welsh Point-to-Point of the season took place at Trecoed last Saturday, and with jockeys and horses coming from far and wide it didn't disappoint. READ MORE

08 June 2015 Oliver Greenall Retires From The Saddle

Oliver Greenall, the 2007/8 national champion, has confirmed his decision, announced earlier in the season, to hang up his saddle in order to concentrate on his training career.  READ MORE

08 June 2015 Robbie Henderson Retires

Robbie Henderson, one of the most successful riders of the past few years, has decided to hang up his boots at the ripe old age of 25.  READ MORE

08 June 2015 Point-to-Point Authority Newsletter

Please click here  to read the latest newsletter from the PPA. READ MORE

05 June 2015 Northern Area Point-to-Point Championships 2015

Here are the final standings of the Northern Area Point-to-Point Championships for the 2014-15 season. READ MORE

03 June 2015 MIDLANDS AREA POINT-TO-POINT CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

Here are the final standings of the Midlands Area Point-to-Point Championships for the 2014-15 season along with details on how to get tickets for the The Midlands Point-to-Point Awards Dinner Dance which will be held at Shearsby Bath Hotel, Leics, LE17 6PP on Saturday 26th September. READ MORE

02 June 2015 Report: Exmoor - Bratton Down

Overnight rain gave way to a cool, blustery afternoon at Bratton Down where it was business as usual with a double for the unstoppable combination of trainer Jack Barber and jockey Will Biddick. READ MORE

02 June 2015 Preview: Tiverton Staghounds - Bratton Down

The third of three Point-to-Point horse racing fixtures to take place at the stunning Bratton Down track is to be held this Sunday, June 7th. READ MORE

02 June 2015 Preview: Pembrokeshire - Trecoed

The Welsh Point-to-Point season, as always, ends at Trecoed with the Pembrokeshire Hunt, and with 80 entries coming from far and wide, and Welsh Championships to be won, it looks like Saturday could be an exciting season finale. The current going is good, and the recent rainfall is sure to keep the ground decent. READ MORE

01 June 2015 NORTH WESTERN AREA POINT-TO-POINT CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

Final Standings after Meynell & South Staffs Meeting on Saturday 30th May READ MORE

01 June 2015 Report: Border - Hexham

The Northern Area season ended on a high with 52 runners, including 25 from Yorkshire and 2 from Cheshire, in Sunday's Border fixture at Hexham Racecourse and it was a case of doubles all round for jockeys, Chris Dawson and Tom Hamilton as well as trainer, Joe O'Shea and owner, Richard Hewitt. READ MORE

01 June 2015 Landmarks: May 29th

Will Biddick has been reaching Landmarks at regular intervals during his record-breaking season, and he registered another one at Stratford on Friday, when Torn Asunder's victory in the 2m1f Technicair Air Conditioning & Ventilation Engineers Hunters' Chase took his career tally to 300. READ MORE

01 June 2015 Scene & Heard: Stratford - May 29th

The sponsor's logo on Gina Andrews's breeches said it all. Standing out above the lettering "residential.rural.commercial" was the letting agency company's name, best. Was there to be a poll for the ride of the season, Gina would win it hands down for her victory in the Pertemps Network Champion Hunters' Chase on Barry Belchem's Moroman, trained by David Kemp. READ MORE

27 May 2015 PPORA Award Lunch: Stratford Racecourse - Friday 30th May - Update

Tickets for the PPORA Awards Lunch at Stratford Racecourse on Friday 30th May are now sold out. The PPORA AGM is at 12noon, with the drinks reception at 1.30pm and lunch at 2pm. All PPORA Members are welcome to use the Paddock Pavilion during racing. 
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27 May 2015 Report: Albrighton & Woodland (South) - Chaddesley Corbett

The Anglo-Irish Challenge has been a major success in Ireland for the last 2 years and Mondays (25th May) meeting at Chaddesley Corbett proved equally attractive to racegoers this side of the Irish Sea with a large crowd embracing the concept of this annual team event. READ MORE

27 May 2015 Report: South Tetcott - Upcott Cross

Darren Edwards has been runner up for the Devon & Cornwall jockeys' championship twice in recent years but looks all set to lift that title for the first time this season.  READ MORE

27 May 2015 Scene & Heard: Huntingdon - May 26th

Banksandditches, who triumphed between the flags at Kingston Blount on Sunday, turned out again 48 hours later to land the Paul Rackham Champion Novices' Hunters' Chase at Huntingdon in the hands of Tom David. READ MORE

27 May 2015 Preview: Border - Hexham

The Northern Area Point-to-Point season draws to a close on Sunday 31st May with the Border fixture at Hexham Racecourse. It has attracted 98 entries, including 43 from Yorkshire, on a seven race card, which starts at 2pm. READ MORE

26 May 2015 Preview: Exmoor - Bratton Down

The stunning location of Bratton Down is the location for this weekend's Point-to-Point, where the Exmoor Foxhounds hold their fixture this Sunday May 31st. A fabulous day is on offer for all the family, with pony racing heading up the action at 1pm includes two pony races which are sponsored by Teapes Tyres. The main six race card follows at 2pm, over 100 entries having been received. READ MORE

26 May 2015 Preview: Meynell & South Staffordshire - Garthorpe

The final 2015 Garthorpe races take place on Saturday when the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt hold their seasonal finale. A bumper day of action is in store with 5 pony races starting at 12.30pm followed by 7 Point-to-Point races commencing at 2.30pm. READ MORE

26 May 2015 Preview: North Herefordshire Hunt - Hereford Racecourse

The North Herefordshire Hunt's decision to run at Hereford Racecourse on 31st May at the end of the Welsh Border season rather than opening it in February at Whitwick, has been well justified with 128 entries. READ MORE

26 May 2015 Report: West Wales Area Club - Lydstep

The third and final West Wales meeting at Lydstep this season was a popular one, with racecards selling out before the first race. The weather was what they'd all hope for too, with a dry day changing the going from good to soft at the start of the day to good by the end. READ MORE

26 May 2015 Report - West Somerset Vale - Cothelstone

Will Biddick extended his record seasonal tally to 64 with a Cothelstone treble on Sunday. Bathwick Scanno (Hunt race), A Real Cliché (3-mile Maiden) and Kostaquarta (Mixed Open) provided the champion-elect's three successes. READ MORE

26 May 2015 Press Release: Stratford upon Avon Racecourse. Friday 29th May and Saturday 30th May

This Friday and Saturday sees two great evenings of racing at this picturesque track on the banks of the River Avon. A total of 284 horses have got entries over the two nights which will guarantee some action packed and competitive racing. READ MORE

26 May 2015 Report: Berks & Bucks and Staff College & RMAS Draghounds - Kingston Blount

Kingston Blount staged its fourth and final meeting of the year as the South Midlands Area season drew to a close. The weather was warm but overcast, although the threatened rain did not materialise and the sun broke through the clouds for the concluding race. READ MORE

25 May 2015 Report: Cumberland - Aspatria

Amie Waugh celebrated her 25th birthday by steering Whiteabbey to victory in the D.A.Harrison Ladies Open Race in Saturday's rearranged Cumberland fixture at Aspatria. However, her mount wasn't able to dictate matters up front as usual and only gained the upper hand over Fozy Moss from two out, eventually drawing clear to score by four lengths. READ MORE

22 May 2015 Advance Going: Exmoor - Bratton Down

The Clerk of the Course at Bratton Down has given an advance going report ahead of the Exmoor meeting on Sunday 31st May - the round is currently good, with good to firm in places. All the fences and corners have been moved out on to fresh ground. 
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21 May 2015 Advance Going Report: Meynell & South Staffs - Garthorpe

Clerk of the Course at Garthorpe, Brian Crawford, has given an update ahead of the Meynell & South Staffs meeting on Saturday 30th May.  READ MORE

20 May 2015 Albrighton & Woodland Hunt – Visiting Rider Eligibility

On Monday 25 May, The Albrighton & Woodland Hunt (South) will be conducted at Chaddesley Corbett, with a feature of the fixture being the Anglo-Irish Riders Challenge. READ MORE

20 May 2015 Advance Going Report: Border - Hexham

The Clerk of the Course has issued an advance going report for the Border Point-to-Point at Hexham, Sunday 31st May.  READ MORE

20 May 2015 Report: South Durham - Mordon

The Yorkshire Point-to-Point season finished in the same manner it started with competitive racing and plenty of runners as the South Durham hunt hosted the final meeting at Howe Hills, Mordon. READ MORE

20 May 2015 Preview: West Somerset Vale - Cothelstone

Posh Totty and Cock Of The Rock are fancied to fight out the finish of the West Somerset Vale Mixed Open at Cothelstone on Sunday. The former has finished first and second in 15 of her 20 races between the flags to date, including providing two of Will Biddick's record 61 successes this season, while Cock Of The Rock is joint leader in the 2015 National Leading Horse Award standings after taking his unbeaten sequence to six at Upper Sapey on Saturday. READ MORE

20 May 2015 Preview: West Wales Area Club - Lydstep

For the third time this season, a West Wales Point-to-Point will take place at Lydstep near Tenby. This time it's the turn of the West Wales Area Club, with the meeting attracting 85 entries over 7 races. First race is off at 2pm and the rain this week seems to have eased the going. READ MORE

19 May 2015 Preview: South Tetcott - Upcott Cross

The popular Point-to-Point horse racing course at Upcott Cross, Halwill junction is the area venue for Bank Holiday Monday (May 25th). With only a few weeks left until the season finishes in June, this track has again attracted the top horses and jockey's to battle out the finishes with much at stake in the championship tables. READ MORE

19 May 2015 Report: Grafton - Whitfield

With a display of vintage cars, a birds of prey demonstration, a children's corner and a plethora of trade stands, as well as three pony races and seven thoroughbred contests, the organisers of last Sunday's Grafton Point-to-Point laid on a real afternoon of entertainment. READ MORE

19 May 2015 Report: Dulverton West - Bratton Down

The first of three late season fixtures at Bratton Down proved quite an occasion.for the British Point-to-Point world. READ MORE

19 May 2015 Report: Knutsford Races Club - Tabley

Gary Hanmer continued in excellent form here with a double in the Lord Daresbury and the concluding 2 ½ mile Maiden. The prolific course specialist Time Gentlemen, with Rob Jarrett back from injury doing the steering, was a warm favourite for the 5-runner feature race and never gave his supporters any worries winning by 3 lengths from the Sheila Crow Clontead Cross ridden by Paddy Gerety, who stayed on strongly from the second last. The winner owned by Clerk of the Course Rob Hankey has now won ten of the thirteen races he has contested at the track and is likely to be campaigned at a higher level. READ MORE

19 May 2015 Report: Clifton-on-Teme - Upper Sapey

The success of Point-to-Points at this time of the season are weather dependant as that helps bring out the crowds, but firm ground can have an effect on the number of participants which were in short supply during Saturday Clifton-on-Teme fixture at Upper Sapey. READ MORE

19 May 2015 Preview: Cumberland - Aspatria

The Heathfield course near Aspatria hosts the only Point-to-Point action in the country on Saturday 23rd May with the rearranged Cumberland fixture taking centre stage. It has attracted 74 entries on a seven race card, which starts at 2pm. READ MORE

19 May 2015 Preview: Albrighton & Woodland (South) - Chaddesley Corbett

The Anglo-Irish Challenge has proved a resounding success in Ireland over the last two years, and the organisers of this year's event at Chaddesley Corbett believe the formula can be equally successful this side of the Irish Sea. READ MORE

19 May 2015 Preview: Berks & Bucks and Staff College & RMAS Draghounds - Kingston Blount

The splendidly named Berks & Bucks and Staff College & RMAS Draghounds Point-To-Point brings the South Midlands Area season to a close on Sunday at Kingston Blount. The Oxfordshire course will be staging its fourth and final meeting of the season and should see a high turnout of runners, as it has gained a deserved reputation for consistently producing well-watered racing ground with a good grass cover. READ MORE

18 May 2015 Pertemps Network Signs Up For Stratford Foxhunter Steeplechase

Pertemps Network, the national recruitment group, has agreed to sponsor the centrepiece of a glittering programme of Hunter Chase racing on Friday evening May 29th at Stratford Racecourse. READ MORE

18 May 2015 Landmarks: May 16th &17th

Enterprise paid off for 19-year-old Will Gordon, who opened his account in the older horse Maiden at Lower Machen on the Shan Farr-trained Millys Delight. It was a happier end to the day for the rider, who had hit the deck on his previous three rides at the meeting. READ MORE

18 May 2015 Report: Gelligaer Farmers - Lower Machen

The Vale of Glamorgan's Evan David and his older brother Tom both found themselves in the winners' enclosure at the well-attended Gelligaer Farmers Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplechases at Lower Machen, last Saturday. Between them they won both divisions of the young horse maiden with Evan taking the first on the Bicester and Whaddon Chase invader La Viva El Diva and Tom the second aboard Spin The Beat. READ MORE

18 May 2015 Report: Haydon - Hexham

Nick Orpwood took his seasonal tally to 18 and at the same time extended his lead over Tom Hamilton in the Northern Area Jockeys Championship to 15pts with a short-priced double on Chaz Michaels and Milano Magic in Sunday's Haydon fixture at a windswept Hexham Racecourse. READ MORE

18 May 2015 Will Biddick Gets the Record!

Will Biddick, 28, is the new British record-holder for winners ridden in one season. His victory on the Claire Hitch-trained Bernshaw in the Restricted at Bratton Down was his 57th of the campaign, thus overtaking the 56 set by Oliver Greenall in 2007/8 and equalled by his brother Thomas the following year. READ MORE

17 May 2015 Report: Fitzwilliam (Milton) - Dingley

Some fantastic racing action was enjoyed by a large crowd as the Dingley races season drew to a close on Saturday. The Dingley team had done a great job watering the course to produce ground officially described as "good, good to firm in places". READ MORE

17 May 2015 Scene & Heard: Fontwell - May 14th

The forecast rain duly arrived at Fontwell, and this, combined with the watering which took place beforehand, produced arduous ground conditions and led to some slow-motion finishes and tired horses. READ MORE

16 May 2015 West Somerset Vale - Entries Deadline Extended

Entries for the West Somerset Vale at Cothelstone on Sunday May 24th will now be open until 12noon on Monday 18th May (extended from the original closing time of 8pm Sunday 17th). 
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15 May 2015 Important Entry Information - Albrighton & Woodland (South) – Chaddesley Corbett (25th May)

Please note the email address for the Entries Secretary Mrs Caroline Robinson is incorrect in the Planner and should be carolinerobinson01@gmail.comIf you have made any entries via email please resend them to the above address and ensure you have received confirmation (please call Caroline on the numbers in the Planner to confirm that the entry has been received). READ MORE

15 May 2015 Advance Going: Albrighton & Woodland (South) - Chaddesley Corbett Monday 25th May

The Clerk of the Course at Chaddesley Corbett has given a going update ahead of entries closing for the Albrighton & Woodland (South): Going is currently GOOD following yesterdays rain, and will be watered as necessary to maintain. READ MORE

15 May 2015 Advance Going Update: West Somerset Vale - Cothelstone

Ahead of entries closing on Sunday 17th May (at 8pm, via the Entries Secretary) please find below an update from the Secretary. 
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15 May 2015 Landmarks: May 13th &14th

Mathew Barber, 23, registered his 50th career success at Fontwell Park on Thursday when winning the Mares' Hunters' Chase on Kimora, trained by his brother Marc. READ MORE

14 May 2015 Preview: Knutsford Races Club - Tabley

The Knutsford Races on Sunday has the best prize money on offer in the country with £1000 for the PPORA Novice Riders Final and £1500 for the Lord Daresbury North West Final.  READ MORE

14 May 2015 AGA ALL COMERS CHAMPIONSHIP - ALL EYES ON CHADDESLEY CORBETT

We're almost there, our All Comers Championship is set for a thrilling climax, and, astonishingly, after twenty one of the twenty three rounds, there are 48 owners (this includes partnerships & syndicates) who have a mathematical chance of winning the title and the first prize, a brand new AGA. READ MORE

13 May 2015 Fontwell Park hunt for the south east’s champion chaser

On Thursday 14th May 2015 the popular and exciting Hunter Chase evening returns to Fontwell Park Racecourse for its third consecutive year. READ MORE

13 May 2015 Subaru Restricted Final - Stratford (29th May)

Here is the list of horses qualified for the Subaru Restricted Final at Stratford on 29th May prior to the final weekend of qualifying races where the last Subaru Restricted Race is being held at the Grafton meeting at Whitfield where the first three horses past the post qualify for the final. The first horse past the post in the other Restricted races this weekend will also qualify. READ MORE

13 May 2015 Preview: TBA Club Members' Race - Dulverton West (Bratton Down)

The next TBA-sponsored Point-to-Point is a rescheduled race at the Dulverton West meeting held at Bratton Down in North Devon this coming Sunday (May 17). Given that it has been hastily rearranged from a meeting abandoned in Kent, an entry of 11 mares is highly satisfactory. READ MORE

13 May 2015 Report: TBA Club Members' Race - Melton Hunt Club (Garhorpe)

A well-bred mare trained on a dairy farm proved a deserving winner at Garthorpe in Leicestershire on Sunday when taking the latest leg of the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Club Members' Point-to-Point for fillies and mares. READ MORE

13 May 2015 Preview: Haydon - Hexham

The Northern Area Point-to-Point season resumes after a two week break with the Haydon fixture at Hexham Racecourse on Sunday 17th May. It has attracted a bumper total of 101 entries on a seven race card starting at 2pm, with the main action preceded at 1pm by two pony races. READ MORE

13 May 2015 Report: Melton Hunt Club - Garthorpe

The curtain came down on the 2015 Point-to-Point season in the Midlands Area with the Melton Hunts Club meeting at Garthorpe where a fair crowd enjoyed three pony races followed by a seven race Point-to-Point card. READ MORE

13 May 2015 Preview: South Durham - Mordon

Yorkshire's final Point-to-Point of the season takes place at Howe Hills, Mordon for the South Durham hunt. READ MORE

13 May 2015 Report: Bilsdale - Easingwold

The Bilsdale Hunt held their Point-to-Point at Easingwold on Sunday 10th May, on ground that was good, good to soft in places. READ MORE

12 May 2015 The Point to Point Authority Seeks Point-to-Point Coordinators

The Point-to-Point Authority (PPA) is the body responsible for the administration, management, promotion and development of the amateur sport of Point-to-Point Horseracing in Great Britain. Two opportunities have arisen to join the PPA team owing to the relocation of the company's office. Both roles will assist with the administration and promotion of one of horseracing's most cherished assets. The distinct and specific duties of each role will be confirmed according to the experience of selected candidates. READ MORE

12 May 2015 Preview: Golden Valley - Bredwardine

The battle for the Welsh Border Area Point-to-Point titles will continue next Sunday (17th) at the Golden Valley Hunt meeting at Bredwardine (HR3 6DD) with Flying Frenchman' Jeremy Mahot heading the table for the male riders, just one point ahead of James Nixon. READ MORE

12 May 2015 Landmarks: May 9th & 10th

Noel George opened his account, on just his second ride, on Coeur De Fou in the Conditions race at Chaddesley Corbett. He had finished runner-up on his initial attempt at Whitfield, six days after his sixteenth birthday, and was maintaining his unbeaten record at the Worcestershire track, having won three out of three pony races there. READ MORE

12 May 2015 North Hereford Meeting Information - Time Changes

Please note that the North Hereford Point-to-Point at Hereford Racecourse on 31st May will now start at 2pm (original start time 4pm). All other details remain the same. 
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12 May 2015 Preview: Dulverton West - Bratton Down

The first of three Point-to-Points to be held at the stunning location of Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming, will be held next weekend by the Dulverton West on Sunday 17th May. READ MORE

12 May 2015 Report: Four Burrow - Trebudannon

Will Biddick edged closer to the British Point-to-Point jockeys' record total of winners in a season with his second double of the weekend, this time at Trebudannon. READ MORE

12 May 2015 2016 Hunter Chase Eligibility

Please see below for the provisional eligibility for Hunters' Steeple Chases run during the 2015/2016 season. READ MORE

12 May 2015 Hunter Chase Schedule: May 19th - May 31st

We are now running into our final races of the 2015 Hunters' Chase season, none being staged after those at Stratford-on-Avon on Friday evening of May 29th. Details of the remaining thirteen races are listed on the chart below.  READ MORE

12 May 2015 Preview: Fitzwilliam (Milton) - Dingley

The third and final Dingley races of the season will be held on Saturday when the Fitzwilliam (Milton) Point-to-Point takes place at this popular venue. 108 entries have been taken in total for 7 races starting at 2pm with the last race due off at 5.30pm. The Leading rider trophy, the Morrison Cup will be presented after the last race. This trophy is for the top jockey of the season at Dingley, Dale Peters who finished third in the Midlands Area leading rider Championship stands a good chance of this prize; he is currently in the lead. READ MORE

12 May 2015 Report: Minehead Harriers & West Somerset - Holnicote

"I've never had five winners in a season before, let alone a week," smiled Broomfield trainer Teresa Clark after saddling a Holnicote double to make it five winners from five runners in the last seven days. She led off with HMS Intrepid, who led from the penultimate in the Maiden after a patient ride from Robert Hawker. "This horse means a lot to us, as he was initially owned by my partner Jeremy Cossey's late grandfather, Gordon Cossey, and is now owned by his uncle, Duncan Cossey, who had the faith to leave him with us," said Teresa. READ MORE

12 May 2015 Report: Wheatland - Chaddesley Corbett

Bridgnorth trainer Phil Rowley took time out from his administrative duties at this meeting to saddle Now Ben who landed the Club Members Conditions in the hands of Alex Edwards. READ MORE

12 May 2015 Preview: Fitzwilliam (Milton) - Dingley

The East Anglian Point-To-Point season draws to a close on Saturday May 16 when a strong entry of 108 horses has been received for the Fitzwilliam (Milton) fixture at Dingley, near Market Harborough. READ MORE

12 May 2015 Preview: Clifton-on-Teme - Upper Sapey

Every year the small hamlet of Upper Sapey in rural Worcestershire hosts the Clifton-on-Teme Point-to-Point. READ MORE

12 May 2015 Preview: Grafton - Whitfield

116 horses have been entered in the seven races at the third and final meeting of the season at Whitfield. A high turnout can be expected, with the ground currently Good, Good to Soft in places, as owners and trainers seek to take advantage of the limited opportunities remaining this season. Three pony contests will take place before the start of the thoroughbred racing. READ MORE

12 May 2015 DBS bumper for British pointers attracts 31 entries

A ground-breaking bumper - the first open to British point-to-point trainers and sponsored by Doncaster Bloodstock Sales - has drawn an excellent entry of 31. READ MORE

12 May 2015 Point-to-Pointing’s HQ moves to Swindon

The Point-to-Point Authority will have a new base at the end of the current season. READ MORE

11 May 2015 Report: Kimblewick - Kingston Blount

A good-sized crowd was rewarded with fine, if windy, weather for the seven-race card at Kingston Blount's third meeting of the season. With two pony races preceding the main activity, there was plenty of competitive action. READ MORE

11 May 2015 Cumberland Rearrange - new date May 23rd

The Cumberland Point-to-Point (original date Saturday May 9th) will now take place on Saturday May 23rd. Entries stand. 
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10 May 2015 Advance Going: Knutsford Races Club - Tabley Sunday 17th May

The Clerk of the Course at Tabley has given a going update ahead of entries closing for the Knutsford Races Club at Tabley: Going is currently GOOD, and will be watered as necessary to maintain. 
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09 May 2015 Advance Going: Haydon at Hexham

The Clerk of the Course at Hexham has given a going update ahead of next weekend's Haydon meeting: After 17mm rain overnight on Friday, the going is currently soft, heavy in places. 
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09 May 2015 Cumberland at Aspatria OFF

The Cumberland Point-to-Point due to take place at Aspatria today has been cancelled due to waterlogging.  READ MORE

08 May 2015 Hugh Condry Thanksgiving Service

The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the long-serving National Point-to-Point correspondent Hugh Condry, which had to be postponed in March, will now be held at 2pm on Wednesday, 17th June, at All Saints Church, Dulverton, Somerset. READ MORE

08 May 2015 Additional TBA Mares' Race (Bratton Down, May 17th)

Bratton Down in North Devon will stage an additional race for mares at the Dulverton West meeting on Sunday week (May 17). READ MORE

07 May 2015 Advance Going Reports: Hexham, Whitfield and Bratton Down

Advance going reports have been received for the Dulverton West at Bratton Down (Sunday 17th May), the Grafton at Whitfield (Sunday 17th May) and the Haydon at Hexham (Sunday 17th May).  READ MORE

06 May 2015 Great Britain’s teams for the Anglo-Irish Challenge have been announced

Great Britain's teams for the third Anglo-Irish Point-to-Point Challenge, sponsored by Mountain Warehouse, have been announced. READ MORE

06 May 2015 Entries for the Albrighton & Woodland (South) at Chaddesley Corbett on Monday May 25th 2015

Please note that entries for this meeting can now be made in the following ways, in a change to the published page in the Planner: READ MORE

06 May 2015 Scene & Heard: Fakenham - May 5th

Neverownup, who was placed three times in his four previous outings under Charlie Hammond, justified favouritism to give his 18-year-old rider an initial success on just his seventh ride under National Hunt Rules. READ MORE

06 May 2015 Landmarks: May 4th

For any jockey other than John Mathias, to ride half a dozen winners at a meeting would be the landmark of a lifetime, but remarkably, this was the Welshman's second six-timer, the first having been achieved at Cilwendeg in 2011. READ MORE

06 May 2015 Preview: Minehead Harriers & West Somerset - Holnicote

Leading trainer Jack Barber holds the key to Saturday's Minehead Harriers & West Somerset Mixed Open with Benedictus and consistent mare Posh Totty. READ MORE

06 May 2015 Report: Enfield Chase with Cambridgeshire - Northaw

Dickie Collinson and Andrew Pennock were the stars as a hectic Bank Holiday Weekend of Point-To-Pointing drew to a close with the penultimate East Anglian fixture of the season, the Enfield Chace with Cambridgeshire meeting at Northaw, near Potters Bar, on Monday. READ MORE

06 May 2015 Report: Zetland - Witton Castle

There was a good turnout for the Zetland point-to-point at Witton Castle on bank holiday Monday, with the biggest surprise of the day coming in the Collins Seafoods Ladies Open race. READ MORE

06 May 2015 Report: Warwickshire - Mollington

Claire Hart continued her excellent campaign by riding a double at the Warwickshire Hunt Point-to-Point at Mollington on Monday. READ MORE

06 May 2015 Preview: Cumberland - Aspatria

The Northern Area spotlight focuses on the Heathfield course near Aspatria on Saturday 9th May for the Cumberland fixture, which has 74 entries on a seven race card starting at 2pm. READ MORE

06 May 2015 Preview: Kimblewick - Kingston Blount

Over one hundred entries have been received for Saturday's race meeting at Kingston Blount, near Chinnor in Oxfordshire. It will be the third meeting of the season to be held at this popular course and the organisers are confident of producing excellent racing ground.  READ MORE

05 May 2015 Preview: Four Burrow - Trebudannon

The Four Burrow stage their Point-to-Point horse race meeting at the popular course of Trebudannon, nr St Columb Major, this Sunday May 10. There are seven races on offer, attracting over 100 entries. READ MORE

05 May 2015 Report: Banwen Miners - Llwyn Ddu

When John Mathias rode a six timer at the Tivyside back in 2011, I'm sure he could he only dream that one day it would happen again. But at the new Banwen Miners course at Llwyn Ddu on Bank Holiday Monday, that dream became a reality, where John kicked home six of the eight winners, naming the day Mighty Mathias Monday. The new course at Glais, Swansea attracted a bumper crowd, and credit must go to the organisers of the day, who successfully pulled off the tough task of finding and building a new track. READ MORE

05 May 2015 Report: Cattistock - Littlewindsor

Trainer Teresa Clark followed up Bathwick Scanno's Sunday Holnicote success with a double in the first two races at Littlewindsor. She led off with Next Surprise, who made all in the 2m-4f Maiden to provide Will Biddick's 51st winner of the season. Next Surprise was bought privately from Liam Corcoran to replace Grey Dream, who has missed the 2015 season. Will is now unbeaten in three rides this season for Teresa - "we'd better stop now on a 100% record," she smiled. READ MORE

05 May 2015 Report: Devon & Somerset Staghounds - Holnicote

Will Biddick rode a Holnicote double aboard Ghizao and Bathwick Scanno to reach his half-century of winners for the season. He is the fifth man ever to achieve the feat. Ghizao made virtually all the running and easily outpointed his two rivals in the Mixed Open, which was run in a cloudburst. On this form the 11-year-old, now unbeaten in his last two starts after a wayward start to the season, will be an impressive flagbearer for his owner-trainer's inaugural Jack Barber Racing Club in 2015/16. READ MORE

05 May 2015 May Day Bank Holiday enjoys a trio of Subaru Restricted Point-to-Point Series Qualifiers

With the Subaru Restricted Point-to-Point Series at Stratford Upon Avon final just a few weeks away on 29th May, opportunities to qualify are diminishing so the three May Day bank holiday weekend qualifiers across the country were hotly contested races as owners vied to compete for the £10,000 prize fund. READ MORE

05 May 2015 Grafton at Whitfield May 17th - Notice re: Faxed Entries

Please note: if entering by fax for the Grafton meeting at Whitfield on May 17th, please telephone the Entries Secretary, Mrs J. Tredwell, on 01280 704889, before entries close to confirm that your fax has been received. Entries close on Monday 11th May at 12noon. All contact details are as per page 295 of the Planner.  READ MORE

05 May 2015 Preview: Wheatland - Chaddesley Corbett

Sheriffhales trainer Caroline Robinson has entered three horses for the Club Members Conditions, the opening event at the Wheatland Point-to-Point on Sunday afternoon. READ MORE

05 May 2015 Preview: Melton Hunt Club - Garthorpe

The final Midlands Area Point-to-Point takes place at Garthorpe on Sunday when the Melton Hunts Club hold their meeting. Prior to the Point-to-Point action there will be three Pony Races starting at 1pm. The first Point-to-Point race is due off at 2pm. READ MORE

04 May 2015 Landmarks: May 2nd & 3rd

James Tudor, the National champion in 2006/7, recorded his 250th success between the flags when taking the 3m Maiden at Lower Machen on Castlegrace for trainer Michelle Harris. READ MORE

04 May 2015 Report: Lauderdale - Mosshouses

Good things come to those who wait and that was certainly the case for twice retired jockey, Will Ramsay, 46, who ended an eight year drought with a double on Great Gusto and Flying Master in Saturday's Lauderdale fixture at Mosshouses. READ MORE

04 May 2015 East Sussex & Romney Marsh (Aldington) Abandoned

The East Sussex & Romney Marsh at Aldington, which was due to take place today (Monday 4th May), has been abandoned due to hard ground; the meeting will not be rescheduled. READ MORE

04 May 2015 Report: Pendle Forest & Craven - Heslaker

The first of two bank holiday fixtures took place at Heslaker on Saturday with the Pendle Forest & Craven Hunt meeting. It was a memorable day for Craig Hoggart who rode his first double and is likely to take the Mens Novice title.   READ MORE

04 May 2015 Report: Tredegar Farmers - Lower Machen

The biggest cheers at the Tredegar Farmers Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplechases at misty and drizzly Lower Machen were for dedicated hunt-racing enthusiast Charlotte Breese whose eight-year-old bay gelding CastleGrace ran out an easy winner ten lengths winner of the open maiden race. CastleGrace, which Charlotte bought at the Ascot Sales last year, was ridden by former national champion James Tudor who was chalking-up his 250th winner between-the-flags (He's also ridden 34 winners under rules). READ MORE

04 May 2015 Report: Fernie - Dingley

A large Bank Holiday crowd enjoyed the Fernie Point-to-Point races at Dingley on Sunday where the highlights including doubles for keepers Gerald Bailey and Martin Ward. READ MORE

04 May 2015 Advanced Going: Kimblewick

The Clerk of the Course at Kingston Blount has given an advance going report ahead of the Kimblewick meeting on May 9th. Following rain over the weekend the going is currently good. All the bends will be moved onto fresh ground and the course will be watered if necessary to maintain good going. READ MORE

04 May 2015 Advance Going: Wheatland

The Clerk of the Course at Chaddesley Corbett has given an advance going report ahead of the Wheatland Point-to-Point on May 10th. The course is currently good, good to firm in places, with plenty of grass cover and the course is in excellent condition. More rain is forecast this week, and the course will be watered as necessary to achieve good ground on the day.  READ MORE

04 May 2015 Reminder: PtPRC Opening Hours Monday May 4th

Just a reminder that the Point-to-Point Racing Company office is open from 8.30am as normal today (BH Monday) to take entries for the following meetings: Cumberland, Melton Hunt Club and Wheatland. 
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03 May 2015 Preview: Stevenstone at Vauterhill

The Stevenstone meeting at Vauterhill, High Bickington, offers a great way to enjoy the scenic countryside on Bank Holiday Monday, May 4. READ MORE

03 May 2015 Advance going report: Four Burrow at Trebudannon, 10 May

Ahead of the Four Burroe meeting at Trebudannon on Sunday, 10 May, all the plain fences have been moved on to fresh ground; the ground has also been topped and is the going is currently good. READ MORE

02 May 2015 Advanced Going Report: Melton Hunt Club at Garthorpe, 10 May

All bends and fences have been moved to unraced ground. Natural rain is forecast over the next few days but watering will take place if necessary to provide safe racing ground. The next update will be issued on Wednesday, May 6. READ MORE

01 May 2015 Advanced going report: Bilsdale at Easingwold, May 10

After the York & Ainsty meeting the course has been rolled and the ground has gone back in good condition. Running rails will be moved out to provide fresh ground and watering will continue as appropriate until the 10th May. READ MORE

01 May 2015 Wessex Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase at Wincanton (12 May) - Rider conditions change

Please be aware that there has been a change to the race conditions of the Wessex Open Hunters' Steeple Chase scheduled to take place at Wincanton on Tuesday, 12 May. The race was originally confined to Lady Amateur Riders but is now open to both Lady and Gentleman Amateur Riders. READ MORE

01 May 2015 Scene & Heard: Cheltenham - 29th April

The proudest man at Cheltenham was surely Alan Hill who, having saddled Harbour Court to win the Hunt Staff Benefit Society Chase, legged up his son Joe to take the Bonhams Men's Open Final on Quinz, the teenager's initial success at the home of jump racing. READ MORE

01 May 2015 Report: Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate Final - Cheltenham

Having trained Cappa Bleu to win the 2009 Foxhunters' Chase, Sheila Crow is no stranger to Cheltenham success, and she may well be making a bid to regain the trophy in 2016 courtesy of David Rogers's Mr Mercurial, the very impressive winner of the Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate Final. READ MORE

29 April 2015 Who will be the Chosen one in TBA race at Cheltenham?

A high-class field of seven has been declared for the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Hunters' Chase (7.05pm) at Cheltenham on Wednesday evening (April 29). READ MORE

29 April 2015 Point-to-Pointing joins crucial jump racing review

Point-to-Pointing has gained a place on the review of jump racing announced earlier this month. READ MORE

29 April 2015 Report: Farmers Bloodhounds - Whitfield

Rookie owner/trainer/rider Aaron McGlinchey claimed his first ever winner as The Flying Column prevailed at the Farmers Bloodhounds Point-to-Point at Whitfield on Sunday. READ MORE

29 April 2015 Preview: Banwen Miners - Llwyn Ddu

Bank Holiday Monday's Banwen Miners meeting takes place at Llwyn Ddu for the first time after the old course at Resolven was sold last year. The course, which is situated right in the heart of Swansea, has been well supported with a bumper entry of 112 and the first race is due off at 1.30pm. READ MORE

29 April 2015 Preview: Cattistock - Littlewindsor

National Novice Champion-elect Harry Cobden can choose between in-form pair Cock Of The Rock and Silver Token for the Cattistock Mens Open at Littlewindsor on Bank Holiday Monday. READ MORE

29 April 2015 Preview: Devon & Somerset Staghounds - Holnicote

Ghizao is fancied to provide another winner for the Jack Barber/Will Biddick combination in the 13-entry Devon & Somerset Staghounds Mixed Open at Holnicote near Minehead this Sunday, 3 May. READ MORE

29 April 2015 Report: Cheshire - Tabley

Gary Hanmer and Gillon Crow shared a double with Time Gentleman and Third Of The Third. In the Confined, Time Gentleman followed up on his victory here a fortnight earlier, winning at the course for the ninth time and he was always travelling well beating Irish Anthem by four lengths. READ MORE

29 April 2015 Hunter Chase Schedule: May 1st - May 15th

Seventeen further Hunters' Chases are scheduled for the first half of May as seen on the table below, giving a huge variety of races over many distances spread from the south coast of England to Perth in the north. READ MORE

28 April 2015 Subaru Sees Out Bumper Month with Trio of Qualifiers

April saw the largest number of Subaru Restricted Point-to-Point series qualifiers in one month, the final weekend hosting three races across the breadth of the country. READ MORE

28 April 2015 Preview: Modbury Harriers - Flete Park

Another bumper weekend of Point-to-Point horse racing is in store this weekend in the Devon & Cornwall Area, where the Modbury Harriers host their meeting at Flete Park on Saturday 2nd May. The Stevenstone then stage their meeting on Bank Holiday Monday May 4th, at High Bickington. READ MORE

28 April 2015 Report: York & Ainsty - Easingwold

Phil Clark and his team's reputation for working hard to produce excellent racing ground was rewarded with both lots of entries and plenty of runners on a glorious day weather wise, with lots of memorable stories among the winners. READ MORE

28 April 2015 Report: Tivyside & Carmarthenshire - Lydstep

Proud parents Peter and Karen Bowen not only watched their 17 year old son Sean Bowen pick up the Conditional Jockeys title at Sandown on Saturday, but were also at Lydstep on Sunday, at the Tivyside and Carmarthenshire Hunt meeting, to witness their eldest son Mickey get his first treble as a Point-to-Point trainer. READ MORE

28 April 2015 It's A Knockout!

Recently retired Will Telfer has proved himself as adept in the boxing ring as he was in the saddle [see news item, April 17th]. He was scheduled to go three two-minute rounds against an ultra-confident opponent, but after the latter had been floored twice by Will in the second round and looked distinctly groggy, the referee stopped the fight, declaring Will the winner on a technical knockout. READ MORE

28 April 2015 Preview: Lauderdale - Mosshouses

Although there are still four fixtures remaining in the Northern Area season, the final Scottish action takes place on Saturday 2nd May with the Lauderdale card at the picturesque Mosshouses course, the first time since 1997 that the meeting hasn't taken place on the Sabbath. It has attracted 69 entries on a seven race programme starting at 2pm, with the main action preceded by three pony races from 1pm. READ MORE

28 April 2015 Preview: Enfield Chace with Cambridgeshire Hunt - Northaw

It Was Me and Berties Dream, arguably the two best Point-To-Point horses in East Anglia, could clash again at the Enfield Chace with Cambridgeshire meeting at Northaw, near Potters Bar, on Bank Holiday Monday (May 4th). READ MORE

28 April 2015 Landmarks: April 25th & 26th

Three times Yorkshire area champion Chris Dawson completed a century in Point-to-Points when taking the young horse Maiden at Easingwold on Roll The Dough. His initial victory was on Pennyman at Hutton Rudby in 2002, and he has also partnered 14 winners under Rules. READ MORE

28 April 2015 Preview: North Warwickshire - Mollington

The Warwickshire Point-to-Point on Bank Holiday Monday will be celebrating its fourth renewal at Mollington following its move from Ashorne in 2012. It looks sure to attract its usual bumper crowd and has been rewarded with an entry high in both quality and quantity, with a total of 98 horses on the card and potential runners from far and wide. Last year's card was dominated by the Waley-Cohen family, who had four winners but this year's honours are likely to be more evenly spread. Walton trainer and assistant Clerk of the Course Fred Hutsby spoke to me having just returned from watering the course and confirmed that "The ground will definitely be good and we'll keep watering to ensure that it is." READ MORE

28 April 2015 Report: Axe Vale - Stafford Cross

Will Biddick is marching on towards his half century for the season in his quest for a fourth consecutive National jockeys' title, and put three more winners in the bag at the Axe Vale meeting. Considering the recent dry spell, the organisers produced remarkably good ground thanks to extensive watering. READ MORE

28 April 2015 Preview: Fernie - Dingley

The second Dingley races of 2015 takes place on Sunday when the Fernie hold their annual Point-to-Point meeting. 111 entries have been taken in total for the 6 races starting at 2pm. READ MORE

28 April 2015 Preview: Zetland - Witton Castle

Witton Castle is the second of two Point-to-Point meetings to take place in Yorkshire over the bank holiday weekend, as the Zetland Hunt host their meeting. Racing starts at 2pm with the Hunt race and Drill Sergeant who won an open on his last outing will take all the beating. Arch will be looking to repeat his victory of last season although odds of 40 to one are unlikely to be seen again and Apache Blue is another who could be in the frame. There are two unregistered horses entered meaning there could also be a heavy weight section to this race. READ MORE

28 April 2015 Preview: East Sussex & Romney Marsh - Aldington

With Peper Harow two days before and Northaw on the same day, it was unknown as to how many entries Aldington would attract, but any fears can be put to rest as the meeting received a healthy 85 for its seven race card. READ MORE

28 April 2015 Preview: Surrey Union – Peper Harow

For the first time in years the South East has two Point-to-Points on the May Bank Holiday, which means Peper Harow's runners may be taken elsewhere. Even so the entries look promising and include plenty from outside of the area. READ MORE

28 April 2015 Report: Chiddingfold Leconfield & Cowdray - Parham

East Anglian based Gina Andrews stole the show at Parham, with the 23 year old riding a treble, propelling her even further clear in the National Ladies Championship. READ MORE

28 April 2015 Report: Berkeley - Woodford

Point-to-Point Racing provides valuable experience for horses at the start of their racing careers and the winners of both Maidens at the Berkeley Point-to-Point on Saturday afternoon have the potential to make their mark under National Hunt Rules. READ MORE

27 April 2015 Report: Fife - Balcormo Mains

Kinneston trainer, Nick Alexander is enjoying one of his best seasons between the flags and increased his tally to 8 with a double from Rossini's Dancer and Back On The Road on Saturday's well supported Fife card at Balcormo Mains. READ MORE

27 April 2015 Report: Quorn - Garthorpe

A large crowd enjoyed the spring weather and some excellent racing when the Quorn held their Point-to-Point races at Garthorpe on Sunday. The highlights included doubles for riders Tom Strawson and Kelly Morgan. READ MORE

27 April 2015 Preview: Tredegar Farmers - Lower Machen

The Tredegar Farmers Hunt are holding their annual Point-to-Point steeplechases at the popular Lower Machen racecourse on Saturday and all eyes will be on Zara Phillips's Frankenstorm if her six-year- old bay gelding lines up for the Subaru restricted open race for which there are 20 entries. READ MORE

25 April 2015 Advance Going: Warwickshire - Mollington

Organisers at the Warwickshire Point-to-Point, to be held at Mollington on Monday May 4th, have given the following advance going - as of Sunday at 12noon it is good following overnight showers and the course will be watered to maintain this ground.  READ MORE

24 April 2015 Axe Vale (Stafford Cross) Pony Racing

Please be aware that pony racing at the Axe Vale Point-to-Point on Sunday starts at 12 noon - there are problems getting into the course when the ponies are running so racegoers are asked to bear this in mind. The 148cms race will be run first at 12noon with the 138cms at 12.20pm. For safety reasons the course gates have to be closed when the ponies go to the start, as well and in-running.  READ MORE

23 April 2015 Landmark: Tom Hamilton's 50th winner

Tom Hamilton recorded his 50th career success at Perth on Wednesday when landing the Mares' Hurdle on High Fair for trainer Sandy Forster. READ MORE

23 April 2015 Advance Report: Radnor & West Hereford - Cold Harbour

Organisers at the Radnor & West Hereford meeting have given the following course update ahead of their meeting on May 3rd: The course has been verti-drained, and is being watered ahead of racing.  READ MORE

23 April 2015 Walking The Course’ Set To Make Its First Point-to-Point Appearance this Saturday.

This Saturday, The Berkeley Point-to-Point will become the first Point-to-Point in the country to welcome Richard Farquhar and his epic fundraising venture, Walking The Courses, which has been hitting horse racing headlines in recent weeks. Farquhar, who is walking 2,750 miles to connect all sixty mainland UK racecourses on foot in aid of Racing Welfare and Pancreatic Cancer UK, is sponsored by Subaru UK, who have played such an integral part in the 2014-15 point-to-point season by running the Subaru Restricted Point-to-Point Series. READ MORE

23 April 2015 Stevenstone Secretary - Caroline Furse

Please note: the Stevenstone Secretary is Caroline Furse (down as 2nd contact in the Planner) and all entries and queries must be directed to her. Caroline's contact details and address are below.  READ MORE

22 April 2015 Preview: York & Ainsty - Easingwold

The first of two meetings to be held at Easingwold takes place on Sunday 26th April when the York & Ainsty host the next Yorkshire Point-to-Point. Seven races are scheduled with the first at 2pm. Racing starts with the York & Ainsty (North and South) Hunt Members race. Opera Og has run some excellent races this season, only out of the first two on one start and should be able to take this. Dead Ringa will be the main challenger and bids for his third win in this race. "He should have a good chance, he's bursting for a run and it's been five weeks since he last ran so he's ready to roll!" said jockey Emma Todd. READ MORE

22 April 2015 Correction to weight - Enfield Chace with Cambridgeshire at Northaw May 4th

Please note that the PPORA Club Members race for Novice Riders (race 3) at the Enfield Chace Point-to-Point at Northaw on Monday 4th May is a 12st race, not 12st5lb as published in the Planner. All other details remain the same. To enter for this meeting, please call 01933 304840 or enter online. READ MORE

22 April 2015 Preview: Cheshire - Tabley

The Mixed Open (3.25) at Tabley on Sunday looks a competitive affair. King Fontaine was well ridden here in the Mens Open a fortnight ago by Gillon Crow and looked to have the measure of Third Of The Third who fell at the last. Fruit Fayre won comfortably at Eyton on Easter Monday and would stand a reasonable chance but if Mickey Bowen brings Sir Du Bearn to the meeting from West Wales, the Lydstep Open winner may just have too much class for his rivals and give the owner/trainer's cousin Peter Bryan another win in his quest to become leading Novice Rider. READ MORE

22 April 2015 Report: Old Surrey, Burstow & West Kent - Penshurst

The second Penshurst meeting of the season had the perfect combination of fine weather and safe ground, which meant the abundant crowd had six highly competitive races to enjoy. READ MORE

22 April 2015 Preview: Fife - Balcormo Mains

All roads lead to Balcormo Mains, the most northerly Point-to-Point venue in Britain, for the Fife meeting on Saturday 25th April. There are 57 entries on a six race card starting at 2pm, with a season's best prize fund of £2500 on offer, including £300 to both Open winners and £175 to the winners of the other four contests. READ MORE

22 April 2015 Preview: Chiddingfold Leconfield & Cowdray - Parham

Parham hosts its second and final meeting of the season on Saturday, where seven races have attracted 75 entries between them. READ MORE

21 April 2015 Preview: Axe Vale - Stafford Cross

Hameldown Tor could be out looking for his fourth win of the season in the Lee Clifford Engineering-sponsored Mixed Open at Stafford Cross this weekend. READ MORE

21 April 2015 Preview: Tivyside & Carmarthenshire - Lydstep

The second West Wales meeting of the season has attracted 82 entries over seven races. It is another meeting at Lydstep, Tenby, which on Easter Monday attracted a giant crowd. The Tivyside and Carmarthenshire Hunts have joined forces for this Point-to-Point, with the first race off at 2pm. The course will be watered to achieve ‘good' ground, and some bends have been moved since the last meeting at the course. READ MORE

21 April 2015 Report: Seavington - Littlewindsor

Jack Barber, who's stable is within sight of the course, reached the 37-winner mark with a Littlewindsor double on Sunday. He led off with Never Says Never, who returned from a 17-month absence to provide a birthday present winner for owner Richard Hall. The seven-year-old, jumping boldly for Will Biddick, made all and readily stretched clear of his 3-mile Maiden race rivals. "He pulled a tendon when he last ran over hurdles [from Bob Buckler's yard] and has basically needed time," reported Richard. READ MORE

21 April 2015 Landmarks: April 18th & 19th

Philip Hall brought up his century in Point-to-Points when winning the Men's Open at Penshurst on Adept Approach, who he trains for his father Christopher, Gail Cooper and Pat Wilkins. READ MORE

21 April 2015 Preview: Berkeley - Woodford

Woodford always provides good racing and this Saturday's meeting is likely to continue that trend. READ MORE

21 April 2015 Report: West Norfolk - Fakenham

Gina Andrews's quest to regain the National Point-To-Point Jockeys Championship she won in the 2010-2011 season received a boost at Fakenham on Sunday when she rode three winners at the West Norfolk meeting. READ MORE

21 April 2015 Report: Dartmoor - Flete Park

A strong wind kept the marquees flapping and the temperatures down at Flete Park, but the capacity crowd warmed to some exciting racing and close finishes. READ MORE

21 April 2015 Report: Atherstone - Clifton-on-Dunsmore

A large crowd attended the Atherstone Point-to-Point races on Sunday where the highlight was a double for trainer Tom Morgan in the final two races of the day. READ MORE

21 April 2015 Report: Cotswold Vale Farmers - Andoversford

Racing at Andoversford on Sunday afternoon may not have been of the highest quality while the number of runners was disappointing but there were some exciting finishes, plus the Country Fair to visit between each race. READ MORE

21 April 2015 Report: Worcestershire - Chaddesley Corbett

What A Laugh proved a worthy winner of The Lady Dudley Cup on Saturday afternoon getting the better of a protracted battle with Stone over the final three fences. READ MORE

21 April 2015 Report: Cleveland - Mordon

The Cleveland Point-to-Point took place at Howe Hills, Mordon on Sunday and Oaklands Bobby once again showed his love of this course. Running in the S M Thompson Ltd Ladies Open Race, Oaklands Bobby, who was ridden by Alice Petch stole an early advantage and was about 20 lengths in front by the second fence. He maintained his lead until the final circuit, when Larkhall, making his debut in Open company joined and headed him. The battle was on and as the three remaining runners turned the final bend and set off downhill, Oaklands Bobby was headed twice before gamely fighting back to land this by three lengths from Fernhurst Lad and Catherine Walton with Larkhall and Freya Brewer a neck back in third. This was Oaklands Bobby's sixth win at the track, "I remember Jo Foster winning on him here (four years ago) before I was riding and she said, "that was some spin" and I have to agree with her!" Reported the winning jockey. READ MORE

21 April 2015 Preview: Quorn - Garthorpe

The Quorn Point-to-Point races take place at Garthorpe on Saturday; 105 entries have been taken in total for the seven races starting at 1pm. READ MORE

21 April 2015 Preview: Farmers Bloodhounds - Whitfield

The second meeting of the season at Whitfield has attracted a total of 101 entries for its seven races. The ratio of runners to entries has been extremely high this season, so racegoers can expect a high turnout, and the course management is making every effort to maintain this trend, as Meeting Secretary Jenny Haycock explained. READ MORE

20 April 2015 Advance Going: Quorn - Garthorpe

Brian Crawford, Clerk of the Course at Garthorpe, has issued the following update: A dry week is forecast, with the possibility of some rain on Friday. I plan to commence watering from Wednesday onwards to provide good safe jumping ground.  READ MORE

20 April 2015 Report: Kimblewick - Kingston Blount

Crowds flocked to enjoy the spring sunshine and a seven race card at the Kimblewick Hunt's second meeting of the season staged at Kingston Blount Racecourse. Findlay's Find, sent off the 4-6 favourite in the five runner feature race of the day - the Philip Scouller Memorial Southern Grand National, Mixed Open Race - a stayers test - run over 4 miles, never travelled in the early stages but made up ground towards the end. READ MORE

20 April 2015 Report: Braes of Derwent - Corbridge

Bonchester Bridge jockey, Joanna Walton, 20, recorded the first double of her career on Drill Sergeant and Oscar Stanley in the Braes of Derwent Point-to-Point meeting at Corbridge on Sunday. READ MORE

20 April 2015 Report: Llangeinor - Dunraven Stud

Bradley Gibbs ,aged 20, from Ynysybwl, who rides out for Aberthin National Hunt trainer Tim Vaughan, was in cracking form at the Llangeinor & Pentyrch Hunts Point-to-Point Steeplechases at the Dunraven Stud, Llanmihangel Farm, at Pyle near Bridgend, where he rode a four-timer. Three of those wins were on BringInTheBranston, Bajan Blu and Only Time'll Tell, horses owned and trained by the stud's owner Mr David Brace OBE. READ MORE

20 April 2015 Advance Going: South & West Wilts & Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray

Advance going reports have been received from the South & West Wilts at Larkhill and the Chiddigfold, Leconfield and Cowdray at Parham.  READ MORE

18 April 2015 Advance Going & Prize Money Increase: Fife - Balcormo Mains

Organisers at the Fife Point-to-Point taking place at Balcormo Mains on Saturday 25th April have issued an advance going report and prize money increase ahead of entries closing.  READ MORE

17 April 2015 Race changes: Chiddingfold; Cheshire; Stevenstone

As there have been various changes to races, including new races added to the National Series, new planner pages have been produced for these meetings. The changes are outlined below, and planner pages can be viewed by clicking here. READ MORE

17 April 2015 Quorn Point-to-Point: PPORA Club Members for Novice Riders Distance

The PPORA Novice Riders Race, at the Quorn Hunt Point to Point, on Sat 25th April, is to be run over a distance of 3m, as per the planner, and not 3m 4f. The online entries system has been updated to reflect this.  READ MORE

17 April 2015 Advance Going: Easingwold & Whitfield

Advance going reports have been received from the York & Ainsty at Easingwold and the Farmers Bloodhounds at Whitfield.  READ MORE

17 April 2015 Will Telfer Retires

Successful South Midlands based rider Will Telfer, 28, has made the decision to hang up his boots. Having recently started a new job as a field sales consultant with a BT communications company, and this week purchased a house with his partner Lara Mahon, he explained that his priorities have changed, with racing no longer taking precedence. READ MORE

15 April 2015 Report: Tedworth - Barbury Racecourse

There were two doubles on the card at the bright and breezy Wiltshire track where a large crowd gathered to watch the feature race of the day - the Tedworth Gold Cup (the JM Finn & Co Mixed Open Race) - a stayers test over 3 miles 6 furlongs.  READ MORE

15 April 2015 Report: North Warwickshire Hunt Club - Mollington

Ladies title contender Claire Hart rode her first treble at the North Warwickshire Point-to-Point at Mollington on Saturday. READ MORE

15 April 2015 Preview: Old Surrey, Burstow & West Kent - Penshurst

Point-to-Pointing returns to the South East at Penshurst on Saturday, after having last weekend off to give us all a chance to enjoy the delights of the Grand National. READ MORE

15 April 2015 Preview: Braes of Derwent - Corbridge

The Northern Area Point-to-Point season continues with the Braes of Derwent fixture at the Downhills course near Corbridge on Sunday 19th April. READ MORE

15 April 2015 Preview: Cleveland - Mordon

114 entries have been received for the Cleveland Point-to-Point which takes place at Howe Hills, Mordon on Sunday 19th April. Racing starts at 1.30pm with the Hunt Members race and Tough Talkin Man can take this for Paul Collins. He has been improving all season and this level is likely to suit. Oaklands Bobby will be the main danger, he's a course specialist having won five times round here and was running an excellent race at the Hurworth meeting until missing a doll with two fences to jump. "I'm really looking forward to riding him but I don't know if Mr Russ has decided which race to run in yet, as he's also entered in the ladies," said Alice Petch who will be riding him. READ MORE

14 April 2015 Report: Pytchley - Guilsborough

A very large crowd enjoyed some thrilling finishes when the Pytchley held their Point-to-Point races at the popular course at Guilsborough on Sunday. Jockeys and trainers were full of praise for Clerk of the Course Gerald Bailey and his team who produced good going on the day and the track was in fantastic condition.  READ MORE

14 April 2015 Report: Essex - High Easter

An unscheduled, and potentially dangerous, excursion onto the carriageway of the A11 on the way to the course did not stop Rupert Stearn from becoming the hero of the day as one of East Anglia's most popular Point-To-Point meetings produced some exciting sport at High Easter, near Chelmsford, on Saturday. READ MORE

14 April 2015 Report: Eggesford - Upcott Cross

It was a day of doubles on testing going at Upcott Cross, where a healthy total of 74 runners faced the starter in eight races. READ MORE

14 April 2015 Profile: Tommy Dowson

Fortunately for Tommy Dowson, his fortunes in the saddle have improved considerably since his debut ride at Mordon in 2012, when his mount, the rather inappropriately named Jumpin Johnnie, was hampered and brought down at the very first fence. READ MORE

14 April 2015 Report: TBA Club Members' race - North Warwickshire (Mollington)

Dabinett Moon became the latest winner of a Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Club Members' race for fillies and mares when scoring at Mollington in Oxfordshire on Saturday - she formed part of a hat-trick for rider Claire Hart. READ MORE

14 April 2015 Report: Bedale - Hornby Castle

It was a cold and windy start for the Bedale Point-to-Point which took place on Sunday 12th April, but this didn't deter the spectators who were eventually rewarded with warmer conditions. READ MORE

14 April 2015 Preview: Cotswold Vale Farmers - Andoversford

The 9th Annual Vale Country Fair with Point-to-Point is being held this year at Andoversford on Sunday 19th April. Gates Open at 10-30 am with the first events starting at 10-45. All dogs are welcome but the organisers ask that they are kept on a lead at all times. Tickets can be purchased on the gate at a cost of £10 per person, with under 16's free and car parking. READ MORE

14 April 2015 Preview: West Norfolk - Fakenham

A thrilling Mens Open race is in prospect when Fakenham stages its solitary Point-To-Point of the year - the six-race West Norfolk fixture - on Sunday (April 19th). The first race gets under way at 2.00pm and the last comes under orders at 4.30pm and a total of 68 entries have been received. READ MORE

14 April 2015 Preview: Seavington - Littlewindsor

Picturesque Littlewindsor stages the Seavington Hunt's Point-to-Point this Sunday, 19 April. READ MORE

14 April 2015 Preview: Llangeinor - Dunraven Stud

The Llangeinor & Pentyrch Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplechases take place this Saturday at the Dunraven Stud, Pyle near Bridgend and racing gets under way at 2.p.m with the young horse open maiden race over a two-and-a-half miles course. Chris Williams's Boost The Power, which finished third behind Star Rise and Moontripper at the South Pembrokeshire Easter Monday meeting, could get backers off to a good start. READ MORE

14 April 2015 Preview: Atherstone - Clifton-on-Dunsmore

The Atherstone Point-to-Point takes place on Sunday at Clifton-on-Dunsmore and 115 entries have been taken for the 7 race card starting at 1pm. READ MORE

14 April 2015 Preview: Worcestershire - Chaddesley Corbett

Every owner wants to see The Lady Dudley Cup on their horse's C.V. and with 22 entries for Saturday's event the race looks extremely competitive. READ MORE

14 April 2015 Preview: Kimblewick - Kingston Blount

Organisers are hoping for a high turnout of runners for the second meeting of the season at Kingston Blount this weekend. Entry conditions for some of the races have been modified this year to attract more entries - the conditions for the Confined Race now include more qualifying Hunts and Novice Riders now have a race to themselves, rather than sharing with the Veterans! READ MORE

14 April 2015 Landmarks: April 11th & 12th

Claire Hart managed two landmarks at the same meeting on Saturday, recording her first treble at Mollington, and on the third winner, Leith Hill Lad in the Maiden, registering her half-century between the flags. Six weeks previously Claire had reached a career 50 [see Landmarks, March 2nd], and in addition to her Point-to-Point victories has ridden nine winners under Rules. READ MORE

13 April 2015 Hunter Chase Schedule: April 20th – May 2nd

Fifteen further Hunters' Chases are scheduled to take place during the fortnight covered during the dates above as seen on the table below.  READ MORE

13 April 2015 Report: Disney Triumph at Teme Valley (Brampton Bryan)

On a day when the headlines were dominated by A P McCoy and the Grand National, deep in rural Herefordshire local rider Guy Disney achieved a feat which is un-parelled in recent times. READ MORE

13 April 2015 Report: Cotswold - Andoversford

Success for Master Mariner in the Maiden at Andoversford Races on Sunday afternoon rewarded years of hard work by Tetbury trainer Amanda Maller, while co-owner Gary Meredith recalled "it has taken me 14 years to get into the winners enclosure". READ MORE

13 April 2015 Report: Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate - Taunton Vale (Kingston St Mary)

The final Connolly's-sponsored qualifier of the 2014/15 season was held at Kingston St Mary on Easter Monday, so it was apt that Marie McGuinness, trainer of the winner Soul Native, should be a Red Mills customer. READ MORE

13 April 2015 Report: Morpeth - Tranwell

Heavy rain, which had started mid-morning before clearing after the third race, eased the going to Good to Soft in Sunday's Morpeth Hunt Point-to-Point fixture at Tranwell and the hardy enthusiasts who had braved the elements were rewarded with a dry, sunny afternoon for the second half of the card. READ MORE

10 April 2015 Advance Going: Kimblewick, Worcestershire, West Norfolk and Braes of Derwent

Advance going reports have been received for the Kimblewick at Kingston Blount (18th April), the Worcestershire at Chaddesley Corbett (18th April), the West Norfolk (19th April) and the Braes of Derwent at Corbridge (19th April).  READ MORE

10 April 2015 Update: Kimblewick at Kingston Blount - 18 April

The Kimblewick April Meeting at Kingston Blount is eight days away and first a reminder that entries for this meeting close with the Point-to-Point Racing Company on Monday, 13 April at 12.30pm. Details and conditions of all races as per page 242 of The Planner. READ MORE

08 April 2015 Report: East Kent with West Street - Aldington

Two years since claiming the scalp of the mighty Freddies Return, Adept Approach returned to the course to easily take the Mens Open for his trainer Phil Hall. The nine year old hadn't won since Fontwell in 2013, with a host of problems holding him back for past 12 months. His jumping was a bit ragged, highlighted by a terrible blunder at the last, but he still easily had the measure of Quarrymount who chased him home in second. READ MORE

08 April 2015 Report: Ashford Valley Tickham - Charing

Easter Saturday at Charing proved as popular as ever, with a bumper crowd flocking to witness the best that South East Point-to-Pointing has to offer. READ MORE

08 April 2015 Preview: Bedale - Hornby Castle

The Bedale Hunt hold their Point-to-Point at Hornby Castle on Sunday 12th April. Racing starts at 1.30pm with the Confined. Billing won on his last start at the Holderness meeting and will take the beating; Jacqueline Coward said: "Lots of people have been ringing up for the ride!" READ MORE

08 April 2015 Preview: Pytchley - Guilsborough

The popular Pytchley Point- to-Point takes place on Sunday; the annual meeting has its traditional place in the fixture list the day after the Grand National. 87 entries have been taken for a six race card starting at 2pm with the final race due off at 4.55pm. READ MORE

08 April 2015 Preview: Essex - High Easter

Rather than watch the Grand National on telly at home, why not enjoy it on a big screen while soaking up the atmosphere at the Essex Point-To-Point at High Easter, near Chelmsford, on Saturday? READ MORE

08 April 2015 Preview: North Warwickshire Hunt Club - Mollington

Following the success of the South Midlands area meetings over the Easter weekend, another bumper crowd is expected at Mollington this Saturday to watch a six-race card as well as the Grand National. Britain's most famous race will again be shown on a big screen, together with all the supporting contests. There will be a gap of an hour between the fourth and fifth Point-to-Point races to show the build-up to the big event and most bookmakers present will be betting on the Aintree race. READ MORE

08 April 2015 Preview: Thororoughbred Breeders’ Association Club Members’ race - North Warwickshire Hunt Club (Mollington)

An apple theme could be worth following when the next Thororoughbred Breeders' Association Club Members' race for fillies and mares takes place at Mollington in Oxfordshire on Saturday. READ MORE

08 April 2015 Preview: Morpeth - Tranwell

The Northern Area Point-to-Point season continues on Sunday 12th April with the Morpeth fixture at Tranwell, which has 59 entries on a seven race card starting at 1pm. The main action is preceded by pony racing at 12.15pm, with 4 entries for the 138cm contest and 6 entries in both divisions of the 148cm contest. READ MORE

08 April 2015 Preview: Eggesford - Upcott Cross

Horse racing enthusiasts, still buzzing from the Grand National, will flock to Upcott Cross where the Eggesford will be staging their Point-to-Point, featuring the four mile Devon National Mixed Open race on Sunday April 12th. With a start time of 1pm, there are eight races on offer and a bumper entry of over 130 horses. READ MORE

08 April 2015 Preview: Ystrad Taf Fechan - Ystradowen

The Ystrad Taf Fechan Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplechases takes place this Saturday at Ystradowen in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan. The first of the seven races is at 2.p.m. and the principal race of the day is the John Lovell Memorial Mens Open Race .The winning horse will qualify for the £7,500 Bonham Men's Open Point-To-Point Championship Final Hunter Chase to be held at Cheltenham on April 14th. The trainer to watch out for is Merthyr Mawr's Jonathan Tudor who has been in fine form of late and last week saddled three winners at the Monmouthshire Hunt Point-To-Point steeplechases. READ MORE

08 April 2015 Landmarks: Easter Monday - April 6th

Will Biddick's five-timer at Kingston St Mary took him onto 41 for the campaign, just one short of his final score in 2011/12, his initial championship-winning season. READ MORE

08 April 2015 Favourites Defeated in both Easter Weekend Subaru Restricted Series Qualifiers

The Subaru Restricted Point-to-Point series hosted two qualifiers over Easter weekend with the favourites defeated in both races. READ MORE

08 April 2015 Report: Staintondale - Charm Park

There was a good turnout for the Staintondale Point-to-Point which returned to Charm Park and spectators witnessed some good fields and lots of competitive racing. Chris Dawson was the jockey in double form, his first came in the Thompson Homes Restricted race where six of the seven entries turned out and it was the closest finish of the day. Harbour Way made most of the running under Max Johnson and set a good pace. Lortzing had been held up and was put into the race just after the open ditch for the final time, drawing clear with Barton Jubilee. The pair swapped the lead several times from the final bend to the finish line, but it was Lortzing, who had won here on his previous start, that got up by a short head from Barton Jubilee, partnered by Oli Pimlott and Apassionforfashion and Jack Jordan a further length back in third. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Prolific That's Rhythm suffers potential career-ending injury

The veteran That's Rhythm, one of the season's leading horses, pulled up lame after working on the gallops this morning [Tuesday], and was found to have fractured a pastern. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Report: North Staffordshire - Sandon

Following the dreadful weather we had endured last week, the sun shone at Sandon on Easter Saturday, and the public braved the greasy car parks which luckily dried out during the day's racing. It was wonderful to see so many young families having fun on the bank, and hope we have inspired some more Point-to-Point devotees of the future. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Preview: Tedworth - Barbury Racecourse

Set on the stunning Marlborough Downs, leading amateur jockeys from the region and further afield will descend on Barbury Racecourse to take part in a six race card, preceded by the increasingly popular pony racing. This year, the Tedworth are especially delighted to welcome successful female jockey, Lizzie Kelly - who will lead the pony race riders on their course walk. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Report: Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate - Monmouthshire (Llanvapley)

The Monmouthshire qualifier was a triumph for the Barber family, with the winner Kimora being owned by trainer Marc Barber with his father Gary, Master and Huntsman with the Pembrokeshire Foxhounds, and partnered by the handler's younger brother Mathew. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Report: Old Berkshire - Lockinge

An estimated crowd of 9,000 visitors at today's Cazenove Capital Point-to-Point and Country Day at the Old Berkshire fixture at Lockinge were treated to bumper day of sport with six races, two pony races and Coneygree; 2015 Cheltenham Betfred Gold winner making a special guest appearance to begin proceedings. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Changes to access - Clifton-on-Dunsmore (Atherstone, Sunday 19th April)

Due to health and safety advice from the police changes have been made to the layout of the horse box park and car access to the course at Clifton -on-Dunsmore. The horsebox park will now be situated on the same side as the course. Access to the parking area will be through the farmyard then turn right down the hard track and into the field on the right. Horse boxes to be parked facing down hill and will leave through the gate at the bottom of the field turning left back up the hard track to the farm yard. Access for cars and horse boxes approaching from the north i.e. Atherstone and Hinckley, will need to turn right off the A5 at the end of the dual carriageway following the signs into Clifton village then left out of the village and turn right into the course through the farm yard. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Report: Taunton Vale Foxhounds & Harriers - Kingston St Mary

Will Biddick rode five winners at Kingston St Mary to make it nine for the weekend and 41 for the season. The Jack Barber-trained quartet Judge John Deed, Ghizao, Chapoturgeon and Siege Of Troy and the Marie McGuiness-trained Soul Native provided the 28-year-old's five successes. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Report: Portman - Badbury Rings

Will Biddick dominated the Portman card with a four-timer - his second in seven days - to reach the 36-winner mark for the season. The Keith Cumings-trained Little Cornham (Intermediate) and Jack Barber trio Royalzaro (2m5f Maiden), Ruddy Article (Restricted) and Posh Totty (Confined) provided the champion's four successes. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Report: Four Burrow - Trebudannon

THE car parks were overflowing and the packed holiday crowd enjoyed wall to wall sunshine and competitive racing at Trebudannon. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Report: Spooners & West Dartmore - Cherrybrook

DARREN EDWARDS looks set to capture his first Devon & Cornwall jockeys' title this year and moved on to the 15 winner mark for the season thanks to a double at Cherrybrook before a massive crowd. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Report: North Cotswold - Paxford

A win for Stanton trainer Kim Smyly and a deserved success for Zara Phillips were the highlights of the North Cotswold Point-to-Point at Paxford on Monday afternoon. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Preview: Cotswold - Andoversford

The Cotswold meeting at Andoversford must be one of the most professionally run Point-to-Points in the country with former Cheltenham Racecourse Head of Sponsorship Peter McNeile Chairman of the organising committee, while Grand National, Cheltenham Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle winning trainer Kim Bailey acts as Clerk of the Course. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Entry Information: Atherstone - Change of Address

There has been a change of address for Mrs S. Garland; the secretary of The Atherstone Hunt meeting at Clifton-on-Dunsmore on Sunday 19th April. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Report: South Pembrokeshire - Lydstep

The Easter Monday weather did not disappoint at the idyllic Lydstep and neither did the racing. The car parks were full and the crowd got their spots early with their picnics, all ready for some action packed racing at the South Pembrokeshire fixture. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Jockey Club Mares Open Maiden - Tedworth, Barbury Racecourse (12 Apr)

Please note: the Jockey Club Open Maiden race for Mares and Fillies only (race 5) is a 3 mile race, a change from 2014 when it was run over 2m4f. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Report: Vine & Craven - Hackwood Park

Girls ruled in front of a bumper crowd at the Vine & Craven meeting at Hackwood Park on Easter Monday. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Report: Cumberland Farmers - Dalston

One of the biggest crowds seen at Dalston in recent years turned out for the Cumberland Farmers Point-to-Point meeting on Easter Monday. A total of 53 runners faced the starter on the six race card, a figure surpassed at only one of the day's other ten fixtures across the country. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Landmarks: Easter Saturday - April 4th

Hannah Watson recorded her first treble - "in 14 seasons of trying" she laughed - at Bitterley. She won the Restricted on Midnights'Mischief for trainer Alastair Ralph, and followed up in the Ladies' Open on Minella For Party and the 3m Maiden on Union Du Chenet, both for Tor Collins. It was the latter's second training double in the space of a fortnight. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Report: Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate - North Staffordshire (Sandon)

Only two runners went to post for the Sandon qualifier, and the easy winner Kazuri Kate qualified for the final for the third time, having finished third at both Chaddesley and Kingston Blount. READ MORE

07 April 2015 Scene & Heard: Sedgefield - 5th April

The Kerect Steel Eggztravaganza Open Hunters' Chase
Special Portrait, a favourite of so many followers of the amateur sport, recorded his fifteenth success, including six between the flags, when taking this 3m3f contest for the second time under an excellent ride from 21-year-old Rob Hogg. The grey won the equivalent race in 2012 and had been runner-up for the past two years. READ MORE

06 April 2015 Sue Sharratt Retires from the Saddle

Sue Sharratt, six times North West area ladies' champion, bowed out on a winner, hanging up her boots after winning the North Staffordshire Members' race at Sandon on Dont Back Down, one of the two horses she trains in partnership with Dianne Cope, and the trophy for which has adorned her sideboard in plenty of previous years. READ MORE

06 April 2015 Report: Middleton - Sheriff Hutton

It was a record breaking day at the Middleton Point-to-Point on Easter Sunday as William Easterby teamed up with his mother Sarah's Monsieur Jourdain to win the Grimthorpe Gold Cup for the third successive year - a feat which has never been achieved before. Always handy, Monsieur Jourdain was up with the pace which was largely set by Killary Bay and Max Johnson and the pair simply stayed on and on to beat Oaklands Robbie and Alice Petch by 10 lengths. Sportingfriendship was a further eight lengths back in third under Harry Bannister. "It was a great training performance by mum," reported the winning jockey. "He is one of the most honest horses who always tries, even when he doesn't like it. Mum rides him out every day and she deserves the credit," Will continued. Winning the same race three times on two different courses which run in different directions is an achievement that will be very hard to equal, let alone beat in the future. READ MORE

06 April 2015 Report: Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate - Middleton (Sheriff Hutton)

Six A Side completed an unbeaten 2015 hat-trick when running out an impressive winner of the qualifier at Sheriff Hutton in the hands of Will Milburn. READ MORE

06 April 2015 Report: Kimblewick - Kimble

Rider Joe Hill recorded his initial treble at the Kimblewick Point-to-Point by guiding Consigliere, Fiddleesticks and Brians Well, all saddled by father Alan, to victory at Kimble on Easter Saturday. READ MORE

06 April 2015 Report: Woodland Pytchley - Dingley

The car park at Dingley was full with people enjoying an Easter picnic and the excellent views of racing at the Woodland Pytchley Point-to-Point on Saturday; 7 races took place on ground described as "good to soft, good in places." READ MORE

03 April 2015 Point-to-Point Racing Company Office Open as usual on Easter Monday

The Point-to-Point Racing Company (PTPRC) Office will be open as normal on Easter Monday. Entries closing with the PTPRC can be made online at anytime until 12.30pm on Monday, or you can call 01933 304795 between 8.30am and 12.30pm on Monday. READ MORE

03 April 2015 Update: Eggesford Foxhounds at Upcott Cross, Sunday 12 April

J. Heard, Clerk of the Course at Upcott Cross, reports the current going ahead of the Eggesford Foxhounds (Sunday, 12 April) as being: GOOD TO SOFT, SOFT IN PLACES. This is expected to improve through the coming week as no rain in the forecast.; further reports will follow next week. READ MORE

03 April 2015 Vale of Lune to refund runners entries fees

The Vale Of Lune meeting, which takes place at Whittington on Easter Saturday, has announced that it will refund the entry fees to all runners at their meeting. They want to thank all the owners for supporting the meeting, and want to ensure there is some action for the paying public. READ MORE

03 April 2015 Preview: Spooners & West Dartmoor at Cherrybrook

The Spooners & West Dartmoor host the first of two Point-to-Point horse racing fixtures in the area, to be held over the Easter weekend, with their meeting taking place on Saturday April 4th at Cherrybrook, near Tavistock. READ MORE

03 April 2015 Preview: Four Burrow at Trebudannon

The second Point-to-Point meeting in the Devon & Cornwall area over the Easter weekend takes place at Trebudannon, where it is the turn of the Fourburrow to host their event on Bank Holiday Monday April 6, start time 1pm. This course is popular with its natural amphitheatre style providing fantastic viewing. READ MORE

02 April 2015 Advanced Going Report and Entry Information: Pytchley - Guilsborough

Gerald Bailey reports that the going at Guilsborough is 'good' at present and that we will keep you regularly updated. Jo Messenger looks forward to receiving your entries by fax or email. Her email address is jommessenger@aol.com - please note there is a double 'm' and a double 's' (the double 'm' often gets missed!!). Her fax number is 01604505568. READ MORE

02 April 2015 RETURN OF A LEGEND: HENRIETTA KNIGHT

A familiar face returns to the Point-to-Point circuit this weekend, as Henrietta Knight has her first runner between the flags in over 25 years! She plans to run Port Golan at either Lockinge - her local track - Hackwood Park, or Eyton-on-Severn. READ MORE

02 April 2015 Advance Going Report: Cotswold - Andoversford

The Clerk of the Course at Andoversford has reported the going ahead of the Cotswold meeting at Andoversford on Sunday April 12th as GOOD, GOOD to SOFT in places.  READ MORE

02 April 2015 Preview: Vale of Lune - Whittington

The Men's Open (4.00) at Whittington is likely to go the way of Master Splodge who has made great progress lately and won his latest two races at Alnwick. He may have most to fear from Forge Valley and Sea Scout. READ MORE

02 April 2015 Hunter Chase Previews - Sedgefield, 05 April

With the Flat dominating the Good Friday cards Hunter Chase fans have to wait until Sunday for the next offering with a double helping up at Sedgefield. A bumper entry of twenty five has been received for the three mile three furlong event that takes place at 16:05. READ MORE

02 April 2015 Report: Flint & Denbigh - Bangor-on-Dee

Robert Jarrett rode his 50th winner in the Intermediate when he partnered the Sam Alwood trained Johnny Og to win well by 6 lengths from Irish Anthem. READ MORE

02 April 2015 Preview: Staintondale - Charm Park

A double header of Point-to-Pointing in Yorkshire this Easter weekend sees the Staintondale Hunt return to their former home of Charm Park on Monday 6th April to host a six race card. Racing starts at 2pm with the PPORA Club Members race for Veteran and Novice riders. Sean Murray's Opera Og is likely to take all the beating here, having won last time out at the Hurworth meeting and coming second on his two previous starts, one of which was at this course in Open company. Oaklands Bobby could provide the main challenge from Alice Petch and is another who has gone well at this course previously. READ MORE

01 April 2015 Advance Going & News: Tedworth - Barbury Racecourse

Barbury Racecourse has prepared fresh unused ground which, combined with a good grass cover and a promising supply of rain forecast for the next week, should ensure the going will be good on the day.  READ MORE

01 April 2015 Preview: Woodland Pytchley - Dingley

The Dingley races season opens on Easter Saturday with the popular Woodland Pytchley Point-to-Point meeting and a large bank holiday crowd is expected. 90 entries have been taken for a 7 race card starting at 2pm with the last race due off at 5.30pm. READ MORE

01 April 2015 Report: Southdown & Eridge - Godstone

Godstone spectators were put through weather of biblical proportions, as strong winds and lashing rain threatened to uproot anything that wasn't tied down. But any punters who toughed it out were rewarded with some decent racing which included five winning favourites. READ MORE

01 April 2015 Preview: East Kent and West Street - Aldington

Aldington hosts the East Kent and Wast Street Point-to-Point on Easter Monday (6th). The meeting has attracted 92 entries, although a large number of them are entered at the Ashford Valley Tickham meeting at Charing on Easter Saturday (4th). READ MORE

01 April 2015 Preview: Ashford Valley Tickam - Charing

Easter is usually known for huge crowds and small fields but this year it will be different, as Charing hosts the Ashford Valley Tickham meeting attracting 83 entries spread across six races. READ MORE

01 April 2015 Words of advice from professional jockeys proving so popular with point-to-point riders

Former professional jockeys are proving a hit as tutors for current British Point-to-Point riders. Following the securing of funding by the Point-to-Point Authority for a series of workshops, the first, a lesson with Carl Llewellyn at Stratford racecourse, sold out within hours. READ MORE

01 April 2015 Coneygree to parade at the Old Berkshire at Lockinge on Easter Monday

Coneygree, winner of the 2015 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, has been confirmed to parade before racing at the Cazenove Capital Point-to-Point at Lockinge, on Easter Bank Holiday Monday, 6 April. READ MORE

01 April 2015 40 seasons of racing at Thorpe Lodge

This season marks the 40th year of Point-to-Point racing at Thorpe Lodge. The South Notts moved from their old course on the hillside at Cropwell Bishop to Thorpe Lodge in 1975; it was the late RDK Bradley who wanted to hold a Point-to-Point on his land with the late LV Walker. Mr Bradley became the Chairman and Mr RH Hardstaff was Starter, hacking down to the start ahead of the field! READ MORE

01 April 2015 Preview: Ludlow - Bitterley

Bitterley is always a very popular course with Point-to-Point spectators, boasting a perfect natural grandstand, surrounded by beautiful scenery. The Ludlow Hunt fixture on Easter Saturday (4th) is sure to be as well-attended as always, with 7 races to enjoy, followed by two Pony Races, which are rapidly expanding in recognition. There are always a good selection of trade stands and children's rides, making it a ‘proper' holiday weekend-outing. READ MORE

01 April 2015 Preview: Old Berkshire - Lockinge

The Old Berkshire Point-to-Point at Lockinge on Easter Monday is one of the best-known and most popular meetings of the season, often attracting crowds of up to 10,000. Racegoers are known for turning up hours before the first race and walking the course, a dog on a lead in one hand and a drink in the other! This year's meeting promises to be another cracker, with a healthy and competitive entry, and the main story being the possible return to Point-to-Pointing of one of the greats of the sport, after an absence of more than a quarter of a century. READ MORE

01 April 2015 Preview: Cumberland Farmers - Dalston

The popular Cumberland Farmers Point-to-Point fixture at Dalston takes centre stage for Northern Area enthusiasts on Easter Monday, with 92 entries on a six race card starting at 1pm. READ MORE

01 April 2015 Preview: Middleton - Sheriff Hutton

A new course beckons for the Middleton Hunt as they hold their inaugural meeting at Sheriff Hutton. Already a well-established course used for the Yorkshire Area Club meeting and continually improved and tweaked by landowner and keen Middleton hunt and Point-to-Point supporter Mick Easterby, it has attracted a whopping 119 entries for the seven race card which includes one of pointing's classic races, the Grimthorpe Gold Cup, run over the extended distance of 4m1f. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Landmarks: March 28th & 29th

Former Yorkshire area champion John Dawson recorded his 50th success between the flags when taking the Men's Open at Askham Bryan on Force Of Habit, trained by Sarah Dent. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Report: Avon Vale - Larkhill

Trueflyingcolours took Larkhill's truly run Ladies Open in a very fast time (5m 52s). The Stuart Penny-trained nine-year-old led over the last three fences under Leanda Tickle after a mile-long duel with market rival Seigneur Des Bois (Ally Stirling). Connections reported that Trueflyingcolours, now a two-time Larkhill winner since his purchase two years ago, has benefited from the application of cheekpieces this season. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Report: Cotley - Cotley

Will Biddick notched up a four-timer at Cotley with local trainer Jack Barber providing the champion's first three successes. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Preview: Portman - Badbury Rings

Aiteen Thirtythree, who ran well for a long way in the Cheltenham Foxhunter, and Chapoturgeon are the two to consider from the 19 entries for the Portman Mixed Open at Badbury Rings on Easter Saturday. The former was unbeaten in his five previous races, including a facile victory on the 2014 corresponding card and a February Lingfield Hunter Chase. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Preview - Taunton Vale Foxhounds & Harriers - Kingston St Mary

Aiteen Thirtythree and Chapoturgeon are the two suggestions for the Taunton Vale Mixed Open at Kingston St Mary on Easter Monday, if connections bypass Saturday's Portman fixture. The former, unbeaten in four 2014 Point-to-Points last season, won a Lingfield Hunter Chase before being pulled up in the Cheltenham Foxhunter this season. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Preview: Monmouthshire - Llanvapley

With the Monmouthshire Hunt Point-To-Point at Llanvapley on Easter Saturday(First Race 2p.m.) and the South Pembrokeshire Hunt at Lydstep on Easter Monday (First race 1 p.m.), Welsh enthusiasts are in for a busy weekend. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Preview: South Pembrokeshire - Lydstep

Situated in the idyllic village of Lydstep, the South Pembrokeshire Point-to-Point is well known for attracting a fantastic crowd on Easter Monday, and weather permitting, this year should be no exception. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Preview: Vine & Craven - Hackwood Park

For more than 50 years Hackwood Park has staged the Easter Monday Point-to-Point races for the Vine & Craven hunt. Entries this time total 67, but there will be more to entertain the expected bumper crowd than the six races over fences. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Report: Badsworth & Bramham Moor - Askham Bryan College

Racing took place at Yorkshire's newest course at Askham Bryan College on Sunday 22nd March, where competitive racing was the order of the day and the Maiden race had to be divided at declaration stage. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Preview: South Notts - Thorpe Lodge

The annual South Notts Point-to-Point race meeting takes place at Thorpe Lodge on Easter Monday where 85 entries have been taken for a 7 race card beginning at 1pm. The Point-to-Point is an excellent occasion for a family picnic and a traditional part of Easter for many people. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Preview: North Cotswold - Paxford

It is always unwise to make pre-race predictions but it seems a safe bet to say that Kim Smyly's Stanton yard will win the North Cotswold Members Race at Paxford on Monday afternoon. With three entries, including two in the ownership of David Maxwell, the stable seems to hold all the aces in this contest. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Preview: Croome & West Warwickshire - Upton-Upon-Severn

Waterlogging caused the loss of last year's meeting at Ryalls Court but racing had taken place at this venue for over 100 years prior to that. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Report: Ledbury - Maisemore Park

"I can't believe it" stated 17-year-old Ed Bailey after he had ridden his first winner during Sunday's Ledbury Point-to-Point at Maisemore Park. Royal Riviera headed Ballygalley Bob on the final bend and opened up an unassailable lead between the final two fences. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Report: Puckeridge - Horseheath

Close finishes were the order of the day at Horseheath, near Haverhill, on Saturday with half of the six races at the Puckeridge Point-To-Point decided by less than a length - including both the Open events. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Preview: Essex & Suffolk - Higham

The highly popular traditional Easter serving of East Anglian Point-To-Point Racing takes place between Colchester and Ipswich on Saturday when Higham Racecourse stages a 58-entry Essex & Suffolk fixture. READ MORE

31 March 2015 Preview: Kimblewick - Kimble

The Easter Saturday Point-to-Point at Kimble has long been one of the most popular in the country - last year, good weather saw a crowd estimated at 8,000 to watch local trainer Alan Hill bag a treble, on his way to landing the national Point-to-Point trainers championship at the end of the season. READ MORE

30 March 2015 Report: The Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate - Puckeridge (Horseheath)

The trail-blazing Ronnie Lawson completed an unbeaten hat-trick between the flags with an easy victory at Horseheath, but much to the chagrin of rider James Ferguson he will not be going to the Cheltenham final. READ MORE

30 March 2015 Report: The Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate - Ledbury (Maisemore Park)

Horatio Caine, who was highly tried over hurdles as a juvenile, was a shock winner of the qualifier at Maisemore Park, where he was sent off the outsider of the nine-strong field. READ MORE

30 March 2015 Report: The Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate - Belvoir (Garthorpe)

Gonalston Cloud, who comes from the family of the smart performers Jezki, Jered and Strong Run, was an impressive winner of the Garthorpe qualifier in the hands of commercial property agent, 6'2" tall Tom Strawson, his regular partner. READ MORE

30 March 2015 Report: East Cornwall - Great Trethew

THE worst of the rain relented during the afternoon but there was no respite from the near gale force wind at Great Trethew, where the six bookmakers present operated from the cosy shelter of a small marquee. READ MORE

30 March 2015 Report: Belvoir - Garthorpe

The Belvoir Point-to-Point took place at Garthorpe on Sunday where despite the showery weather a reasonable crowd enjoyed some excellent racing at this first class venue. 47 runners took part in the 7 races with the going changing from "good" to "good to soft" as the afternoon went on and it was a good day for favourite backers but not the bookmakers as all 7 market leaders obliged. READ MORE

30 March 2015 Report: Berwickshire - Friars Haugh

Charlotte Dun, 19, had an afternoon to remember as the former Ann Hamilton-trained geldings Rolecarr and Farm Pixie provided her with the first two winners of her career in Saturday's Berwickshire Hunt Point-to-Point fixture at Friars Haugh, Kelso.  READ MORE

29 March 2015 Entries deadline for the South Notts at Thorpe Lodge extended

The deadline for the South Notts Point-to-Point at Thorpe Lodge on Easter Monday, 6 April, has been extended until 12noon on Monday, 30 March. Full race conditions can be found on page 223 of The Planner. READ MORE

29 March 2015 STAINTONDALE at CHARM PARK - EASTER MONDAY, 6 April - Update

The going at Charm Park for the Staintondale on Easter Monday is good, good to soft in places and all bends have been moved on to fresh ground. READ MORE

29 March 2015 Vine & Craven at Hackwood Park - Easter Monday, 6 April - Update

As of Sunday afternoon the going at Hackwood Park ahead of the Vine & Craven meeting on Easter Monday is good to soft. Entries for this meeting close with The Point-to-Point Racing Company at 12.30pm on Monday, 30th March. READ MORE

29 March 2015 Middleton at Sheriff Hutton - Easter Saturday, 4 April - Update

The current going at Sheriff Hutton for the Middleton meeting on Easter Saturday is good and will be run on fresh ground. Entries close with the secretary at 7pm tonight (Sunday), however, entries can be made online until 12.30pm on Monday. READ MORE

28 March 2015 Woodland Pytchley at Dingley - Easter Saturday, 4 April - Update

The course had approx 5mm rain on Thursday (am) and light drizzle this morning. More rain is forecast over the next few days, and facilities are in place to water if necessary from Wednesday onwards. READ MORE

28 March 2015 Ashford Valley Tickham at Charing - Easter Saturday, 4 April

A reminder that entries for the Ashford Valley Tickham at Charing close at 12noon on Monday, 30th March and not at midnight on Sunday, 29th March, as printed in the Planner. READ MORE

28 March 2015 Croome & West Warwickshire at Upton-upon-Severn - Easter Saturday, 4 April - Update

The current going ahead of the Croome & West Warwickshire at Upton-upon-Severn on Easter Saturday, is good to soft, good in places, with a good grass cover. READ MORE

28 March 2015 Croome & West Warwickshire at Upton-upon-Severn - Easter Saturday, 4 April - Update

The current going ahead of the Croome & West Warwickshire at Upton-upon-Severn on Easter Saturday, is good to soft, good in places, with a good grass cover. READ MORE

28 March 2015 Vine & Craven at Hackwood Park - Easter Monday, 6 April - Update

After 10mm of rain this week the current going at Hackwood Park for the Vine & Craven meeting on Easter Monday is good. There is more rain forecast and the next update will be on Sunday afternoon. READ MORE

27 March 2015 PPA Race Programming Survey

If you are Interested in Race Programming and would like to play a part in shaping the future of Point to Pointing please spare a couple of minutes to complete our survey by following this link: READ MORE

27 March 2015 Kimblewick at Kimble - Easter Saturday, 4 April - Update

Following some heavy showers today the going at Kimble remains good. The current weather forecast is for further periods of rain over the weekend. The pre-meeting course inspection takes place on Monday 30 March and I will issue an update on the going etc. immediately after that. READ MORE

27 March 2015 IMPORTANT ENTRY INFORMATION: STAINTONDALE, CHARM PARK - EASTER MONDAY

A remdinder that you can now place your entries for the Staintondale at Charm Park on Easter Monday, 9th April, via our online entries system www.pointtopointentries.co.ukREAD MORE

26 March 2015 Report: Lamerton - Kilworthy

The old turf on the historic Kilworthy track (first used in 1925) was described by jockeys as "absolutely perfect." for the Lamerton meeting.  READ MORE

26 March 2015 Preview: Belvoir - Garthorpe

106 entries have been taken for a 7 race card at the Belvoir Point- to- Point at Garthorpe on Sunday. The first race time is 1.30pm with the final race due off at 5pm. READ MORE

26 March 2015 West Midlands E-ticketing

Spectators at two local Point-to-Point meetings, the Ledbury at Maisemore Park on Sunday 29th March and the Cotswold at Andoversford on Sunday 12th April will benefit from cheaper admission in an innovative approach to build their markets by the two organising committees. READ MORE

26 March 2015 KIMBLEWICK at KIMBLE – Easter Saturday, 4 April 2015

We are just under nine days away from the Kimble 2015 meeting so now is the time to set the scene for this year's meeting. Over the last twelve months we have continued with grass management to encourage the growth of grass, including reseeding, fertilizing, slitting and regular topping. We also have a modern high-capacity watering system, to ensure the best possible ground when the weather is dry. READ MORE

26 March 2015 South Pembrokeshire Running Race

The South Pembrokeshire Hunt are taking a new and different angle to begin their Point-to-Point Meeting. On Easter Monday, 6th April, there will be a Cross Country running race for the first time. The race will take place before the horse racing at 12:00. Competitors will receive free entry to the horse racing. READ MORE

26 March 2015 New qualifiers for Subaru and The Jockey Club

Surrey Union's Restricted on Saturday May 3rd is now a Subaru Restricted race, meaning that the first three past the post will qualify for the Final at Stratford on May 29th. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Hunter Chase Schedule: April 1st - April 19th

Thirteen further Hunters' Chases are scheduled for the first half of April as seen on the table below, and included is the Aintree Fox Hunters', which is already closed, but is subject to confirmation by noon on April 3rd. 39 entries were received. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Report: V.W.H. - Siddington

The renaissance of veteran Working Title continued as the Drinkwater family's gelding made it four wins from his last five starts in the VWH Mixed Open at Siddington on Saturday. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Report: Oakley - Brafield-on-the-Green

A game performance from the consistent Kazuri Kate rounded off another memorable weekend for trainer/rider Claire Hart as the seven-year-old conquered two well-fancied rivals in the latest leg of the TBA Club Members Mares series at The Oakley Point-to-Point at Brafield on Sunday. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate Series 2014/15 - Old Surrey, Burstow & West Kent at Penshurst

Sud Nivernais, one of the six 20/1 outsiders in the ten-strong field, was the surprise winner of the Penshurst qualifier in the hands of 20-year-old Ben James, who was making his race-riding debut. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Advance Report: Portman - Badbury Rings

Following our last meeting the course has gone back very well, it is level with plenty of grass. We are expecting a reasonable amount of rain this weekend but if this is not sufficient we will start watering the course on Wednesday 1st April. We will then verti-drain the course on Thursday and continue watering as applicable. Martin Tory, Clerk of the Course. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Preview: Badsworth and Bramham Moor - Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan College is the newest venue on the Yorkshire Point-to-Point circuit and this weekend holds its first meeting for the Badsworth and Bramham Moor hunt. The land based college near York has strong equine links and already holds British Equestrian events, but this is their first foray into the racing world. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Preview: Berwickshire - Friars Haugh

The Northern Area Point-to-Point season reaches the half-way mark on Saturday 28th March with the Berwickshire fixture at Friars Haugh, Kelso, where a seven-race card with 69 entries starts at 1pm. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Preview: Flint & Denbigh - Bangor-on-Dee

The second and final meeting for 2015 at the increasingly popular Bangor-on-Dee course will be the Flint & Denbigh Point-to-Point on Sunday 29th March with the first race at 2pm. The opening race is the Storrar Cowdry Solicitors Maiden race where Tom Gossop is fancied to break his duck after several good runs here. Belton Red Fox made a good impression here last year and could go close again. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Preview: United Pack - Brampton Bryan

The beautiful riverside Point-to-Point course at Brampton Bryan (SY7 0JT) is the longest established in the Welsh Border Area, and near the site of many an historic battle down the ages. Hopefully, the clashes at the United Pack Point-to-Point on Saturday (28th) will be less bloodthirsty, but possibly none the less intense for the 89 entries in the seven races on the card, which begin at 1.30pm. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Kate proves the real deal at Brafield

A close finish saw Kazuri Kate beat She's Real in the latest Thororoughbred Breeders' Association Club Members' race for fillies and mares, which took place at Brafield-on-the-Green in Northamptonshire on Sunday. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Preview: East Cornwall - Great Trethew

Over 70 entries have been received for this weekend's Point-to-Point meeting to be held at Great Trethew, Menheniot, on Sunday March 29. The East Cornwall host the day, where two Pony races will head up the action at 12 noon, followed by the main race event starting at 1.30pm. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Preview: Puckeridge - Horseheath

Remarkable Man is set to try to achieve the remarkable feat of transforming himself from a winless nine-year-old to an Open class horse within the space of six weeks when he bids for a fourth straight win at the Puckeridge Point-to-Point meeting at Horseheath, near Haverhill, on Saturday. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Preview: Glamorgan - Ystradowen

The Glamorgan Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplechases at Ystradowen in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan usually attracts a good crowd and this Saturday, weather permitting, should prove no exception. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Report: Mendip Farmers - Ston Easton

Foynes Island opened his UK pointing account in Ston Easton's Mens Open. Prominently ridden by Harry Cobden, the nine-year-old led at the last after leader Fiulin surrendered his advantage by jumping to his left. Foynes Island, who was bought out of Philip Hobbs' stable for £12,000 at Cheltenham in May 2011, had been placed in four of his eight previous races between the flags. READ MORE

25 March 2015 Report: Wilton - Milborne St Andrew

Robbie Henderson rode his 100th winner on The Otter Club's Mens Open winner Hameldown Tor at Milborne St Andrew. His tally consists of 86 Point-to-Point victories, 13 under National Hunt Rules and one Limerick hurdle race win in a Tri Nations Amateur Riders Challenge in July 2011. READ MORE

24 March 2015 Report: North Ledbury - Hereford P-T-P Racecourse

Eastnor trainer Nickie Sheppard saddled two horses in Division II of the 2m4f Maiden, the concluding event on a marathon card at Sunday's Point-to-Point at Hereford Racecourse. READ MORE

24 March 2015 Report: Hurworth - Hutton Rudby

Competitive racing was the order of the day at the Hurworth Point-to-Point on Saturday where there were a high number of runners to entries. It was a red letter day for Sean Murray who opened his account between the flags. READ MORE

23 March 2015 Landmarks: March 21st & 22nd

John Mathias recorded his 150th Point-to-Point winner when taking the Maiden, Division Two, Part One, at Kilworthy on the Kayley Woollacott-trained Winter Soldier. It was a landmark which had particular significance, as the five-year-old is owned by John's sponsors, Ces Mitford-Slade and Lucy Fielding-Johnson of Pontispool Equine Sports Centre near Taunton. READ MORE

23 March 2015 Rider Profile: Charlie Hammond

"There's no point in worrying about things you can't do anything about - the less hassle, the better," is Charlie Hammond's attitude, but beneath the laid-back exterior is the determination to succeed in his ambition to join the professional ranks in the not too distant future. READ MORE

23 March 2015 Report: Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire and Eglinton - Overton

Kinneston-based jockey, Kit Alexander, 23, was the one to follow in last Saturday's Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire and Eglinton point-to-point fixture at Overton Farm, Crossford as Master Butcher, Rossini's Dancer and Afterclass provided him with the first treble of his career. The trio are all owned and trained by his father, Nick, who had to miss the meeting as he was supervising his four runners at Kelso Races. READ MORE

22 March 2015 Advance Going: Berwickshire, Puckeridge, United Pack and Flint & Denbigh

Advance Going reports have been received from the Berwickshire at Friars Haugh, Puckeridge at Horseheath, United Pack at Brampton Bryan and the Flint & Denbigh at Bangor-on-Dee.  READ MORE

20 March 2015 Badsworth & Bramham Moor - Change of Entries Secretary

Please note that the Entries Secretary's details for the Badsworth & Bramham Moor Point-to-Point on Sunday 29th March have changed.  READ MORE

20 March 2015 Preview: Mendip Farmers - Ston Easton

Bellsinni Ron can follow up his 2014 success in the Mendip Farmers Men's Open at Ston Easton on Sunday. The eight-year-old, who made much of the running last season, has won eight of his 16 point-to-points and showed his well being when third at Ottery St Mary behind Kirkleigh and Fiulin, who could re-oppose on Sunday. Wadebridge winner Before The War and close Charlton Horethorne runner-up Satou are two more for the shortlist. Louise Cabble has entered Charlton Horethorne winner Roseyroo and Foynes Island, who was in contention when falling at the same fixture and her chosen runner may give Bellsinni Ron the most to do. READ MORE

20 March 2015 Preview: Wilton - Milbourne St Andrew

Chapoturgeon stands out among the 14 entries for the Wilton Mens Open at Milborne St Andrew on Saturday. Winner of his only point-to-point here in 2012, the 11-year-old National Hunt Festival winner finished runner-up to Salsify in the 2012 Cheltenham Foxhunter, but put up arguably his best performance to finish second to Mossey Joe on his last racecourse appearance at Stratford 21 months ago. Possible opposition includes Saturday's Larkhill winner Cock Of The Rock, Glenwood Present, the impressive winner of two races in 2014 but disappointing at the Silverton in January, Pastek and Champagne Rosie, first and second in the corresponding contest last season. Ed Walker has a strong hand with Wadebridge winner Before The War, the ultra-consistent Hameldown Tor and Level Spirit, the winner of four races last season, but Chapoturgeon is an automatic selection. READ MORE

20 March 2015 Garthorpe: Brian Crawford's Blog Ahead of the Belvoir Point-to-Point

Following on from the hugely successful Cottesmore Meeting, Garthorpe is looking forward to the oncoming Belvoir Point-to-Point.  READ MORE

19 March 2015 PPA Newsletter - March 2015

The latest PPA E-Newsletter includes: important information regarding skull cap and body protector standards from 1st April 2015; news on two new team members at the Point-to-Point Racing Company; and an update on the PPA review. Click here to read more. READ MORE

19 March 2015 Preview: Hurworth - Hutton Rudby

The first race is the Hunt Members race and one who will be defending his crown is Chernik, he was an impressive winner last year and backed that up with a Ladies Open victory and several creditable placed efforts too so must be respected on his seasonal debut. READ MORE

19 March 2015 Cotley Point-to-Point to host new heavy horse and cob races

Have you ever longed to be a jockey for just one day? Or to test your horse's speed on a real racecourse? Well, now the Cotley Point-to-Point is offering would-be race riders the chance to do just that as long as they are the owners of either a Heavy Horse (such as a Shire or Clydesdale) or a Cob (a chunky horse or pony). READ MORE

18 March 2015 Preview: North Ledbury - Hereford Racecourse

182 entries have been received for Sundays North Ledbury fixture at Hereford Racecourse, a total no doubt boosted by the loss of last weekend's fixture at Garnons. READ MORE

18 March 2015 Preview: Hurworth - Hutton Rudby

Point-to-Pointing takes place on Saturday 21st March with the Hurworth meeting at Skutterskelfe Park, Hutton Rudby. Racing starts at 1pm with the hunt race and nine entries have been received. Boxer Georg is the highest rated but is yet to make his UK pointing debut. Chernik will be looking to follow up on his win from last year and could be the main danger. READ MORE

18 March 2015 Preview: Lamerton - Kilworthy

The stunning venue of Kilworthy, overlooking Brentor near Tavistock, is the location for next weekend's Point-to-Point meeting being held in the Devon & Cornwall area on Sunday 22nd March. It is the turn of The Lamerton Hunt to host the day. There will be seven races on offer, with the members race starting the day's action at 1pm. Over 120 entries have been received. READ MORE

18 March 2015 Preview: Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire and Eglinton - Overton

The Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire and Eglinton fixture at Overton Farm, Crossford usually attracts one of the biggest crowds on the Northern Area point-to-point circuit and the 2015 renewal on Saturday 21st March should be no exception. It has attracted a total of 98 entries (the highest figure since 2011) on a seven race card starting at 1.00pm, with the main action preceded by four pony races (28 entries) from 11.30am. READ MORE

17 March 2015 Reigning National Ladies Champion Bridget Andrews to turn Conditional

The reigning National ladies' champion Bridget Andrews, 21, who has been in excellent form under Rules in recent weeks, has made the decision to turn Conditional. She will start her professional career with a 5lb allowance, her victory on Storm Of Swords at Southwell on Monday being her 20th, including one on the flat, on licensed tracks. READ MORE

17 March 2015 Sisters Secure Qualification for Subaru Restricted Point-to-Point Series Final

Bridget and Gina Andrews both qualified horses for the Subaru Restricted Final across the weekend's two qualifiers on Saturday 14 March. Elder sister, Gina, won the Crawley and Horsham's Subaru Restricted Race outright at Parham in West Sussex, riding Running in Heels, whilst Bridget finished second at the Suffolk Hunt's Subaru Restricted Race at Marks Tey in Essex on Lulu Kyle, finishing behind Ronnie Lawson and James Ferguson. READ MORE

17 March 2015 Landmarks: March 15th & 16th

"It's a fickle old game," smiled Mark Wall after Jason Warner's Keen Eye had brought up his 200th career success in the Conditions race at Larkhill. Up until Saturday there had been little for Mark to be cheerful about this season, in particular due to the loss at Cheltenham last week of his yard's flagship bearer Theatre Queen, who had been his 199th winner in the pointtopoint.co.uk Champion Novices' Hunters' Chase (John Corbet Cup) at Stratford in May. READ MORE

17 March 2015 Report: Bicester with Whaddon Chase - Whitfield

Progressive eight-year-old Moroman made all in the Mens Open to end the long-standing course winning sequence of local favourite Doctor Kingsley at the Bicester with Whaddon Chase at Whitfield on Sunday. READ MORE

17 March 2015 Report: Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Club Members’ race - New Forest (Larkhill)

Atomic Tangerine makes explosive debut over fences READ MORE

17 March 2015 Preview: Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Club Members’ race - Oakley (Brafield-On-The-Green)

Harkin hoping Popaway can pounce at Brafield-On-The-Green. READ MORE

17 March 2015 Report: Holderness - Dalton Park

This week was the turn of the Holderness to hold their meeting at Dalton Park near Beverley. Ground was on the quick side of good and produced some very competitive races from some small fields. Jockey in form on the day was Will Easterby who recorded a double courtesy of his mothers Camden and Cherry Cowards Billing. READ MORE

17 March 2015 Preview: Oakley - Brafield-On-The-Green

Brafield-on-the-Green is one of the newer courses on the South Midlands point-to-point circuit, having held its first race meeting in 2004. It has already proved popular with owners and trainers and has attracted a huge 156 entries for its annual fixture this Sunday, with the opening Maiden Race having been divided at entry. In addition to the eight horse races, the card starts with two pony racing contests. READ MORE

17 March 2015 Report: East Essex - Marks Tey

Lauren Braithwaite and John Ferguson, two of East Anglia's top Point-To-Point trainers, both enjoyed double success at the East Essex fixture at a chilly Marks Tey, near Colchester, on Saturday. READ MORE

17 March 2015 Report: Holderness - Dalton Park

It was a good day for William Easterby at the Holderness point-to-point, where he managed to score a quick fire double, the first leg came when deputising for the injured Jacqueline Coward on Billing in the Frontier Agriculture PPORA Members race. "We thought Roycano would be the big danger but he ran a blinder and we were absolutely delighted with him," reported Sam Coward.  READ MORE

17 March 2015 Report: Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers - Buckfastleigh

The game Devon mare Lucette Annie proved a shining star on a dull, overcast afternoon at Buckfastleigh where the going was predominately soft. This popular chestnut made all the running to score easily in the hands of regular jockey Darren Edwards. She was well clear and looked in command when Robbie Henderson pulled up the favourite The Mythologist almost within the wings of the second last. The favourite looked to be giving vain chase at the time. "He was very tired," said his jockey. READ MORE

17 March 2015 Preview: V. W. H. - Siddington

Racing returns to Siddington on Saturday for the VWH Hunt point to point. The venue is one of the longest standing point-to-point courses still in use, having first held a point-to-point meeting in 1909 and the VWH meeting has been run on the course since 1934. 75 entries have been received for the six races, with course specialist Forget Bob - also a winner here in 2012 - and De Forgotten Man bidding to follow up last year's victories. READ MORE

16 March 2015 Report: Curre and Llangibby - Howick

David Llewellyn's 12-year-old homebred bay gelding Rosies Peacock notched up win number 25 (24 point-to-points and 1 hunter chase) when winning the Bonhams men's open race at the Curre & Llangibby Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplechases at bitterly cold Howick on Sunday. READ MORE

16 March 2015 Report: Hampshire - Hackwood Park

Racing at Hackwood Park on Sunday took a while to warm up, but when it did there were exciting finishes and notable performances. READ MORE

16 March 2015 Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate Series 2014/15 - Duke Of Buccleuch's at Friars Haugh

Kalastar, trained by Sylvia Scott for Kenny Telfer, showed the benefit of a wind operation last August when taking the Friars Haugh qualifier in the hands of Tom Hamilton, his third course victory. Despite looking beaten three out he picked up after a reminder to lead at the last and stayed on well. READ MORE

16 March 2015 Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate Series 2014/15 - Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers at Buckfastleigh

Dicky Bob, successful in the three-finisher Intermediate at Buckfastleigh under Jo Buck, who was riding her 50th Point-to-Point winner, was bought as a yearling by owner-trainer Verity Nicholls in fairly unusual circumstances. READ MORE

16 March 2015 Rider profile: Peter Bryan

The name Bryan is synonymous with Point-to-Point success. The late Bill Bryan was an outstanding trainer whose achievements helped Bob Davies - not to be confused with the Grand National- winning jockey - to land the National championship in 1971, and later his own son John to take the title in 1978, while John's siblings Karen and Willie also rode over 100 winners between them. READ MORE

16 March 2015 Scene & Heard: Brecon & Talybont - Llanfrynach

"Easy this game, isn't it!" laughed owner-trainer Roger Willcox, following the victories of his duo Patricktom Boru and Lauberhorn on a day which also saw a riding treble for John Mathias.  READ MORE

16 March 2015 Report: Duke of Buccleugh's - Friars Haugh

It was a case of doubles all round for jockeys, Tom Hamilton and Nick Orpwood in Saturday's Duke of Buccleuch's fixture at Friars Haugh, Kelso which saw a total of 60 runners contest the seven race card. READ MORE

14 March 2015 Tom Weston update

Tom Weston, who was airlifted to Bristol's Southmead Hospital from Cheltenham after a fall in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase on Thursday, has reported that he is feeling much more comfortable, and hopes to be home in a couple of days. READ MORE

14 March 2015 Ross Harriers - Cancelled

The Ross Harriers at Garnons, scheduled to race tomorrow (Sun 15th March) has been called off. READ MORE

14 March 2015 Pegasus Club Members' Race - Siddington 21st March

The Pegasus Club again holds its members' race at Siddington on Saturday 21st March with the kind support of the VWH hunt. The race is the 5th on the card at 3.50 pm. Horses are eligible to run if owned or leased for the day by members of the Pegasus Club, which is the oldest saddle club in the country but is restricted to barristers. Horses must be ridden by members or novice riders.  READ MORE

13 March 2015 Report: Kingston Blount Racing Club - Kingston Blount

Spring came early at Kingston Blount last Saturday as the largest crowd I have seen at this meeting for several years enjoyed eight races in glorious sunshine. And it was business as usual for Alan Hill, the reigning national point-to-point champion trainer, who is based just two miles down the road at Aston Rowant and who does so much work to keep the ground at Kingston Blount in perfect racing condition. Alan declared five of his 14 entries and was rewarded with a treble, including the winners of both feature Open races. READ MORE

13 March 2015 Preview: New Forest - Larkhill

Richard Bandey's consistent Alskamatic is fancied for Larkhill's New Forest Mixed Open on Saturday. The consistent nine-year-old, an Exeter Hunter Chase winner 11 months ago, has finished in the first three in 11 of his 15 races between the flags and showed his wellbeing when scoring at the South Dorset last month. Opposition could include course specialist Bedrock Fred, who would be suited by a fast surface, course winner Perfectly Willing, former top chaser Gauvain - a winner at Cottenham's seasonal opener - and Posh Totty, who opened her Open race account at Badbury Rings. The fascinating entry is Quantum Theory, a recent Thorpe Lodge winner for Oliver Greenall's Cheshire stable, but Alskamatic gets the vote. READ MORE

13 March 2015 Scene & Heard: 32Red Open Hunters’ Chase – Towcester

Ken Hutsby's Penmore Mill, rated by jockey Tom Ellis as "the best I've ridden," tuned up for a crack at the Aintree Fox Hunters' by winning the 32Red Open Hunters' Chase at Towcester for the second successive year. READ MORE

12 March 2015 Marc Barber Retires from the Saddle

Marc Barber, the National Novice champion in 2002, has hung up his boots to concentrate on training his string of Pointers. Although he did not take out a licence to ride last season, he was keeping his options open until deciding at the weekend to call it a day. READ MORE

12 March 2015 Preview: East Essex - Marks Tey

1.00 Club Members Conditions - 5 entriesAssassino was in the Turner yard and in 2010 was very successful when winning four Ladies Opens, was successful in 2011 when winning two Hunter Chases at Fakenham. Modest form in 2013 and 2014, last outing was at High Easter in 2014 when finishing 4th in a Ladies Open race. Cheyanwe has won five points since 2012; she last won on this course in March 2014. She finished 3rd at Ampton in January to Rey Nacarado, disappointing on that performance as she had started as favourite, her latest outing at Godstone also under achieved. In recent weeks the yard has been finding some form so will certainly be amidst the favourites. READ MORE

12 March 2015 Preview: Ross Harriers - Garnons

Picturesque Herefordshire parkland at Garnons Estate will provide a beautiful backdrop for the Ross Harriers point-to-point this Sunday (15th), where there will be seven races during the afternoon. With the scenic Black Mountains in the distance, and daffodils a-plenty, Garnons will be a perfect Mother's Day outing, or antidote to Cheltenham withdrawal symptoms! READ MORE

12 March 2015 Preview: Holderness - Dalton Park

This Sunday is the Holderness point to point at Dalton Park with the first of six races starting at 1-30pm which has attracted 75 entries. READ MORE

11 March 2015 Important News - New Forest Travel Update

Please be advised that there is a major military exercise taking place on Salisbury Plain this weekend. READ MORE

11 March 2015 Hunter Chase Schedule: March 16th - March 31st 2015

Seven further Hunters' Chases are scheduled for the second half of March as seen on the table below, and added at the end is the Aintree Fox Hunters' run in early April, but subject to early closing of entry during this period.  READ MORE

11 March 2015 Preview: Curre and Llangibby - Howick

One hundred and thirty one entries have been received for the Curre & Llangibby Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplechases to be held at the popular Howick course, near Chepstow Racecourse, on Sunday.First Race 12.30pm. READ MORE

11 March 2015 Report: Suffolk - Ampton

Dickie Collinson, Andrew Pennock and James Owen dominated the Suffolk Point-To-Point at Ampton, near Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday. READ MORE

11 March 2015 Preview: Holderness - Dalton Park

Dalton Park, near Beverley is the venue for the next Yorkshire point-to-point on Sunday 15th March, where a six race card will be held. Racing starts at 1.30pm with the Hunt Members race, sponsored by David Turner & Co. It looks to be a competitive affair, but the winner is likely to be Topaze Collonges who won convincingly at the recent Brocklesby meeting. The main danger is likely to be Max My Boy who has been in the frame since winning at the Middleton meeting last year. READ MORE

11 March 2015 Advance Going: North Ledbury - Hereford Racecourse

The North Ledbury at Hereford Racecourse on Sunday 22nd March have reported that the going is GOOD, with plenty of graass cover. Sprinklers are available if required to maintain good ground. Stables are available at £25 - if required, please contact the Clerk of the Course on 07860 720804.  READ MORE

11 March 2015 Preview: Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers - Buckfastleigh

Blazing Whale has the opportunity to follow up on his Point-to-Point win last month when he took the West Country Champion Chase at the popular course at Buckfastleigh where the Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers host their meeting this Sunday March 15. The feature race looks to be the Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co Mixed Open. Devon based trainer Ed Walker has two entered, Blazing Whale, who relished the soft going under jockey Robbie Henderson to win by a neck at the last meeting in a thrilling finish; and Hameldown Tor, who could be their preferred runner, having recently run second when well fancied at the Badbury Rings meeting. The Mythologist is also entered having came back to form two weeks ago when winning at Cothelstone under Robbie Henderson, the horse is now trained by current national leading trainer Jack Barber, and looks a promising contender. It will be interesting to see which horse Henderson gets the leg up on. READ MORE

11 March 2015 Preview: East Essex - Marks Tey

Marks Tey hosts Point-To-Point Racing for the solitary occasion in 2015 on Saturday (March 14th) and lovers of the sport should make an effort to get to the Colchester venue as, not only is a highly competitive seven-race card in prospect, the course needs as much support as possible as it struggles to survive. READ MORE

11 March 2015 When The Curre First Held a Meeting

The first Point-to-Point races held in connection with the Lady Curre Hunt-as it was then known- were held at Uphill Farm,near Chepstow in 1939, and to celebrate the occasion an R.A.F. pilot gave a daring display of aerobatics over the course. READ MORE

11 March 2015 Preview: Duke of Buccleuch's - Friars Haugh

The Northern Area Point-to-Point circuit heads to Scotland for the next few weeks, kicking off with the Duke of Buccleuch's fixture at Friars Haugh, Kelso on Saturday 14th March. It has attracted 90 entries on a seven race card, which starts at 1.00pm. READ MORE

11 March 2015 Report: College Valley and North Northumberland - Alnwick

Crazy Diamond became the first horse in the country to win four times this season when taking the Saffery Champness Men's Open Race in the College Valley & North Northumberland fixture at Alnwick on Sunday. READ MORE

11 March 2015 Landmarks: March 7th & 8th

Hedley Webb, 26, opened his account in the Novice Riders' contest at Didmarton on his Loose Preformer, who was purchased privately from Michael Hawker and had won the Members' race on the track when in his ownership 12 months earlier. READ MORE

11 March 2015 Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate Series 2014/15 - Kingston Blount Racing Club at Kingston Blount

Could lightning strike three times? was the question after Full Trottle had booked his place in the Connolly's final at Cheltenham with an authoritative victory in the qualifier at Kingston Blount in the hands of Sam Painting. The winners of the corresponding race in the two previous years were Harbour Court and Sharp Suit, who went on to land the championship in 2013 and 2014 respectively. READ MORE

10 March 2015 Report: East Cornwall - Great Trethew

Steady rain during the morning meant soft ground and testing conditions at Great Trethew for the East Cornwall fixture postponed from a fortnight ago. The sun eventually came out and it proved a busy afternoon for jockey Darren Edwards who continues to lead the table in his quest for the Devon and Cornwall riders' title. READ MORE

10 March 2015 Preview: New Forest - Larkhill

Another encounter between My Flora and Posh Totty promises to be a highlight of Saturday's TBA Club Members' race for fillies and mares at Larkhill point-to-point. READ MORE

10 March 2015 Report: Blackmore and Sparkford Vale - Charlton Horethorne

National leading trainer Jack Barber and leading jockey Will Biddick combined for a hat-trick to dominate the opening stages of the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale card. Hunt race winner Ask The Weatherman, and Maiden race winners Boa Island and Siege Of Troy provided the pair's three successes. The wins took Jack and Will further clear in their national standings with 19 and 25 winners respectively. READ MORE

10 March 2015 Preview: Hampshire - Hackwood Park

Hackwood Park comes alive for the first time this season when the NFU Mutual Hampshire Hunt point-to-point will be staged next Sunday 5 March. READ MORE

10 March 2015 Preview: Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers - Buckfastleigh

Following "entries weekend" we have received 106 entries and having divided the Open Maiden Race, we now have seven races scheduled on the card. As of this afternoon (Monday 9th March) the Clerk of the Course reports the preliminary Going as Soft, Good to Soft in Places. The BHA's local Course Inspector will be visiting the course on Wednesday of this week and fresh updates on the Going will be posted daily thereafter on Talking Point and D&C Area website up to; and including race day. Following the February meeting, all the jumps were moved onto fresh ground; the track was reinstated and rolled. Horses will, in any case, be racing on all fresh ground at this next meeting. READ MORE

10 March 2015 Preview: Bicester with Whaddon Chase - Whitfield

The first meeting of the season at Whitfield has attracted a strong entry of 110, considerably up on last year. Course winners from 2014 who are entered again include Cutlass Silver, Green Winter, Nightcap Jack and Doctor Kingsley, although the latter is likely to take his chance in the Cheltenham Foxhunters on Friday if he gets into the race, according to local trainer Pauline Harkin. READ MORE

10 March 2015 Report: Derwent - Charm Park

Sunday saw the Derwent hunt hold their meeting at Charm Park, Wykeham. Near perfect ground was achieved which resulted in some very large and competitive fields turning out. READ MORE

10 March 2015 Report: Cottesmore - Garthorpe

The Cottesmore Point-to-Point opened the Garthorpe races season on Sunday when 60 runners contested 7 races on ground officially described as "good". A fair crowd was in attendance and the weather was mainly dry with just a little bit of light rain for a time during the afternoon. READ MORE

08 March 2015 Advance Going: New Forest - Larkhill

Organisers at Larkhill have reported the going as GOOD ahead of the New Forest meeting on March 14th. Entries close with the entries secretary on Monday 9th March at 12 noon. READ MORE

08 March 2015 Report: Brecon & Talybont - Llanfrynach

The South Wales and Monmouthshire point-to-point season got underway on Saturday 7th March with the Brecon & Talybont fixture at sunny Llanfrynach and one person who was there to welcome it in was Joanna Morgan, probably one of the most famous horsewomen in the world.  READ MORE

08 March 2015 Sally Randell Retires from the Saddle

Sally Randell, the only woman rider to win the Grand Military Gold Cup, landed the spoils for the third time on Loose Chips at Sandown on March 6, just a few days short of her 31st birthday, and immediately announced her retirement from the saddle.  READ MORE

07 March 2015 Important Notice: Thanksgiving Service for Hugh Condry Postponed

Due to unforseen circumstances, the Thanksgiving Service for Hugh Condry, scheduled for March 18th, has been postponed until a later date. Details will be announced in due course. READ MORE

07 March 2015 Advance Going: Hampshire - Hackwood Park

The going at Hackwood Park ahead of the Hampshire meeting on March 15th is currently GOOD. Entries close on Monday at 12.30 and can be made by telephone or online via the PTPRC. READ MORE

06 March 2015 Rider profile: Anna Metekohy

It does not take a Morse or Poirot to work out which saddle in the changing room belongs to Dutch-born Anna Metekohy, whose seat saver with its horizontal tricolour replicates the national flag of the Netherlands. READ MORE

06 March 2015 Thanksgiving Service - Hugh Condry

A Thanksgiving Service for Hugh Condry will be held on Wednesday, March 18, at All Saints Church, Dulverton, at 2pm. Donations, if desired, made payable to either The Injured Jockeys' Fund or Cancer Research UK, can be sent to Hedley Price Funeral Directors, Mart Road, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BJ  READ MORE

05 March 2015 Preview: Kingston Blount Racing Club - Kingston Blount

Saturday 7th March 2015Kingston Blount has yet again received a bumper entry for its first meeting of the season, with a total of 132 declarations for the seven scheduled races. With 25 and 31 declared respectively for the young horses and three-mile Maiden Race, these contests might divide on the day, with the potential for a repeat of last year's nine-race card. READ MORE

05 March 2015 Preview: Sir W. W. Wynn's - Bangor-on-dee

ALL SET FOR FIRST BANGOR ON DEE POINT TO POINT OF THE SEASON The much anticipated Bangor on Dee Point-to-Point's kick off next weekend on Sunday 8th March with the Sir. W.W.Wynn's. A healthy number of entries have been received with racing commencing under the starter's order at 12pm.  READ MORE

05 March 2015 Preview: Suffolk - Ampton

1.30 Club Members Conditions - 9 entriesNine entries of which five would have a decent chance here, the others would need a fair amount of luck on the day to be successful. Cheyanwe has won five points since 2012, last won at Marks Tey in March 2014. She was 3rd at this course in January to Rey Nacarado, bit disappointing on that performance as she had started as favourite; her latest outing at Godstone also under achieved.  READ MORE

04 March 2015 RIder Profile: Jake Launchbury

Most young jockeys dream of making the front pages of the racing press, but Jake Launchbury's headline making was not quite what he had envisaged.  READ MORE

04 March 2015 Preview: College Valley and North Northumberland - Alnwick

The Ratcheugh Farm course near Alnwick hosts Point-to-Point racing for the third time in five weeks on Sunday 8th March with the College Valley & North Northumberland fixture taking centre stage. It has attracted 74 entries, including 9 previous winners at the track this season, on a six race card starting at 12.30pm. READ MORE

04 March 2015 Preview: Derwent - Charm Park

Both quality and quantity have been entered for the Derwent Hunt Point-to-Point which takes place at Charm Park, Wykeham on Sunday 8th March. 125 entries have been made for the seven race card and the maiden has already been split into two divisions. READ MORE

04 March 2015 Preview: Suffolk - Ampton

Trainer Alan Hill could be the man to follow at the Suffolk Point-To-Point at Ampton, near Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday. Hill is enjoying his usual strong season and he has strong contenders for both the two Open races here. READ MORE

04 March 2015 Preview: Brecon and Talybont - Llanfrynach

With the first of the two Curre & Llangibby Point-to-Point fixtures abandoned last weekend, this Saturday will see the start of the South Wales and Monmouthshire season with the Brecon & Talybont fixture at picturesque Llanfrynach. READ MORE

04 March 2015 Report: East Devon - Bishops Court

Will Biddick continued in top form at the East Devon fixture at Ottery St Mary on Saturday (Feb 28), where the rain softened ground rode heavy in places. The Cornish rider followed up his four-timer at Badbury Rings last weekend with a treble which keeps him well ahead of his rivals as he seeks a fourth consecutive National jockeys' title.  READ MORE

04 March 2015 Report: Brocklesby - Brocklesbury Park

The annual Brocklesby Point-to-Point races took place on Sunday 1st March at Brocklesby Park where 7 races took place on "Good to Soft ground with soft patches" and black armlets were worn by the riders in honour of prolific winning Lady rider Jill Dawson who died recently. A brisk wind continued to dry the ground throughout the afternoon and a reasonable sized crowd enjoyed some good racing. READ MORE

04 March 2015 Preview: East Cornwall - Great Trethew

Next weekend will see the re-arranged East Cornwall Point-to-Point fixture take place at the popular track of Great Trethew, Menheniot on Sunday 8th March. Six races are on offer, with entries of nearly one hundred horses; this promises to be a great day out. The course is popular for maiden horses experiencing the race course for the first time, with many going on to be future stars. READ MORE

04 March 2015 Report: Tynedale - Corbridge

Competitive racing and close finishes were the order of the day on near perfect going in the well supported Tynedale Hunt Point-to-Point fixture at Downhills, Corbridge on Sunday. A bumper total of 72 runners faced the starter on the seven race card, a figure not surpassed in the Northern Area since the corresponding card in March 2014. READ MORE

04 March 2015 Mountain Warehouse to sponsor the Anglo Irish Challenge

Leading outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, Mountain Warehouse, will be the title sponsor of the international Point-to-Point meeting at Chaddesley Corbett on Monday 25th May 2015. The Mountain Warehouse Anglo Irish Challenge will see teams from Great Britain and Ireland competing head-to-head for the third year. READ MORE

02 March 2015 Obituary - Hugh Condry

Hugh Condry, the doyen of Point-to-Point writers, has died at the age of 88. He had been unwell for some time. READ MORE

02 March 2015 Advance Report: Brecon & Talybont - Llanfrynach

Organisers at the Brecon & Talybont Point-to-Point on March 7th have reported that the course and ground are looking in good condition ahead of their meeting on Saturday. Entries close at 10am on Monday as per page 159 of the Planner. READ MORE

02 March 2015 Landmarks: 28 February - 1 March

Will Biddick, who rode his 200th Point-to-Point winner in February, reached another landmark at Bishops Court, where he recorded his 250th career success on Earthpower, trained by Jack Barber for Roger Penny, in the young horse Maiden Division Two. His tally was comprised of 207 between the flags, 42 under NH rules, and one on the flat. READ MORE

02 March 2015 Andrews' Treble

It is a rarity for three siblings to ride a winner on the same card, but Gina, Bridget and Jack Andrews achieved the feat at Horseheath. READ MORE

28 February 2015 Changes to Planner Pages

As there have been various changes to races, including new races added to the National Series, new planner pages have been produced for these meetings.  READ MORE

28 February 2015 Early Bird tickets available for the Duke of Beaufort's Point-to-Point

The Duke of Beaufort"s Hunt Point-to-Point, which is scheduled to take place at Didmarton on Saturday 7 March, is selling EARLY BIRD tickets online at £8; the entry fee on the day will be £10. READ MORE

28 February 2015 Update: Kingston Blount Racing Club

Following some heavy rain on Thursday it was dry and bright on Friday and the going remains good to soft. The current long range weather forecast is for a little rain on Sunday 1 March and again on Friday 6 March with the remainder of the week being dry. READ MORE

27 February 2015 Advance Going: Sir W. W. Wynn's - Bangor-on-Dee

News from Alex Park ahead of the Sir W. W. Wynn's entries closing on Monday at 12noon.  READ MORE

27 February 2015 Hunters’ Chases – Lucky owner scoops part of ROA Jackpot pool

Owner David Morgan almost doubled his prize-money when his Chosen Milan won the Richard Williams Memorial Hunters' Steeple Chase at Taunton yesterday.  READ MORE

27 February 2015 Rider Profile: Tabitha Worsley

It would have been a surprise had Tabitha decided against riding in Point-to-Points, although she herself admits that had it not been for Pony Racing she might have stuck with eventing, a discipline she successfully pursues in the summer.  READ MORE

27 February 2015 Advance Report: Whittington - Easter Saturday

A report has been received ahead of the Vale of Lune Point-to-Point at Whittington on Easter Saturday (4th April); the gorund is in excellent condition due to the good start to the winter, and the 1st and 2nd jumps have been renewed. Further updates will be posted in the run up to the meeting.  READ MORE

26 February 2015 Jill Dawson

Following a private cremation, a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Jill Dawson will be held at St Clement's Church, Grainthorpe, LN11 7JR, on Monday 9th March at 1.15pm.  READ MORE

25 February 2015 Hunter Chase Schedule: March 1st - March 15th 2015

Seven further Hunters' Chases are scheduled for the first half of March as seen on the table below, and amongst them one of our championships, the Cheltenham Foxhunters.  READ MORE

25 February 2015 Advance Going Report: Cottesmore - Garthorpe

The course has wintered well, with excellent grass covering, showing the benefits of spiking and mowing through out the summer months.  READ MORE

25 February 2015 Preview: South Herefordshire – Garnons

The tapes will go up for the Welsh Border Area season for a glorious ‘showdown' at Garnons (HR4 7JX) on Sunday (1st March) at the South Herefordshire Hunt fixture. The Hunt Members Race will see Herefordshire High Sherriff Major Patrick Darling canter to post aboard the ex-Venetia Williams charge, Gotoyourplay, thereby winning the first wager of the day.  READ MORE

25 February 2015 Preview: Thurlow - Horseheath

Berties Dream is set to put his right to be regarded as East Anglia's top point-to-pointer on the line when he takes part in the Thurlow fixture at Horseheath, near Haverhill, on Saturday February 28th.  READ MORE

25 February 2015 Preview: Tynedale - Corbridge

The Northern Area Point-to-Point season gets back on track after a two week break with the popular Tynedale fixture at the Downhills course near Corbridge on Sunday 1st March. It has attracted a total of 107 entries on a seven race card which starts at 12.30pm.  READ MORE

25 February 2015 Preview: South Midlands Area Club - Cocklebarrow

Competitive racing looks likely for the rescheduled South Midlands Area Club (SMAC) meeting at Cocklebarrow on Sunday. The meeting was originally due to take place at Whitfield three weeks ago, but adverse weather conditions prevented the course from being ready.  READ MORE

25 February 2015 Preview: East Devon - Bishops Court

Point-to-Point racing resumes in the Devon & Cornwall Area next weekend where the East Devon host their meeting at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary on Saturday 28th February. With over 130 entries received this day promises to be full of action.  READ MORE

25 February 2015 Preview: Brocklesby - Brocklesby Park

The popular Brocklesby Point-to-Point takes place on Sunday - the feature Ladies Open race, sponsored by DDM Agriculture, includes entries for Palypso De Creek and His Excellency, horses that were trained by the late Jill Dawson; following her recent death it would be nice for her husband Mike to have a winner at their local course.  READ MORE

25 February 2015 Leicester - 24th February

LEICESTERSHIRE HUNTERS’ CHASE

It was the result the Point-to-Point world wanted, and the tears shed by jockey Claire Hart as Palypso De Creek, the apple of Jill Dawson's eye, passed the post in front spoke volumes. READ MORE

25 February 2015 Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate Series 2014/15 - Albrighton & Woodland (North) at Chaddesley Corbett

It was third time lucky for owner Clive Bennett when Iberico, trained by Kirsty Adcock, landed the spoils at Chaddesley Corbett, with the judge's verdict being a nose after the nine-year-old, who was giving 5lbs to all his rivals, had got up in the last strides. "I've lost out in two close finishes this season, and I thought the same thing was going to happen," he laughed. READ MORE

25 February 2015 Report: South East Hunts Club - Charing

Picking straight up where he left off last year, Masked Man won the Ladies Open on his first run of the season for owner, trainer and rider Sarah Ashby. READ MORE

25 February 2015 Report: Countryside Alliance (Wessex) - Badbury Rings

National leading trainer Jack Barber and jockey Will Biddick combined for a four-timer - Jack's first - to dominate the Countryside Alliance (Wessex) meeting. Conditions race winner Subtle Sovereign, Bonhams Men's Open hero Posh Totty, Restricted winner Ask The Weatherman and Maiden race scorer Montecito provided the pair's four successes. READ MORE

25 February 2015 Report: North Norfolk - Higham

Malcolm Mallow produced an incredibly polished display in the saddle to get his riding career off to the best possible start at the North Norfolk Harriers Point-To-Point at Higham on Sunday. READ MORE

25 February 2015 Report: Albrighton & Woodland (North) - Chaddesley Corbett

Point-to-Point enthusiasts are a hardy bunch but many of them must have questioned their sanity with rain and gale force winds proving one of many challenges on Sunday afternoon. READ MORE

25 February 2015 Report: South Durham Farmers - Mordon

This weekend saw a fantastic turn out for the re-arranged South Durham Farmers Club meeting at Howe Hills, Mordon. The good to soft going deteriorated through out the day eventually resulting in soft ground, however this did not deterr participants with 61 of the 82 entrants taking part; a 74% of runners to entries, which is an excellent result for a meeting staging their first Point-to-Point. READ MORE

24 February 2015 Duke of Beaufort's - Didmarton

As the meeting pages for the Duke of Beaufort's in the Planner are separated (pages 160-161) we would like to remind all potential participants that there are 7 races scheduled for this meeting; these are outlined below. Full conditions and all other details can be found on the planner pages, by clicking here. READ MORE

24 February 2015 East Cornwall - Great Trethew: New Date

The East Cornwall Point-to-Point at Great Trethew, postponed from Sunday 22nd February, has been given the go-ahead to run on Sunday 8th March, with entries standing. READ MORE

24 February 2015 Kingston Blount Racing Club - Saturday 7th March

The first meeting of the season at Kingston Blount takes place in just under two weeks time on Saturday 7 March. Since last season extensive maintenance has been carried out on the course with the application of manure, fertilizer. The course has been spiked and topped regularly to encourage the growth of grass.  READ MORE

24 February 2015 Kingston Blount Racing Club - 7th March

The first meeting of the season at Kingston Blount takes place in just under two weeks-time on Saturday 7 March. Since last season extensive maintenance has been carried out on the course with the application of manure, fertilizer. The course has been spiked and topped regularly to encourage the growth of grass. READ MORE

23 February 2015 Landmarks: 22nd February

Sam Davies-Thomas recorded his initial treble at Charing to take his tally between the flags to 42. READ MORE

23 February 2015 South Midlands Area Club - Cocklebarrow: Entries Reopened

The South Midlands Area Club Point-to-Point at Cocklebarrow have REOPENED their entries - entries can now be made online until 9am on Tuesday 24th February or ober the telephone on 01933 304840 until 5pm this evening (Monday 23rd February). Going is currently GOOD to SOFT. READ MORE

23 February 2015 ABANDONED: Curre & Llangibby - Howick February 22nd

The Curre & Llangibby Point-to-Point at Howick scheduled for February 22nd has been abandoned as they were unable to find a new date.  READ MORE

22 February 2015 Talking Point updates

We have been undergoing some techincal issues with the Talking Point update line meaning meetings have been struggling to update; any meeting wishing to update their going please can you call us on 07557036523. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. READ MORE

20 February 2015 Preview: Countryside Alliance Club (Wessex) - Badbury Rings

Raffa and Hameldown Tor, first and second at Wadebridge in December, can fight out the finish of the Bonhams Men's Open at Badbury Rings on Sunday.  READ MORE

20 February 2015 Landmarks: Sam Waley-Cohen

Sam Waley-Cohen completed a half-century under Rules when steering Paint The Clouds to victory in the Betbright Open Hunters' Chase at Doncaster on Wednesday.  READ MORE

20 February 2015 South Herefordshire - Garnons: Advance Going

The Clerk of the Course at Garnons has reported that the going at Garnons ahead of the South Herefordshire meeting on Sunday 1st March is GOOD to SOFT, SOFT in places.  READ MORE

20 February 2015 Jockey Club Mares’ Maiden Race draws the runners

There was a superb turn out of runners for The Jockey Club Maiden Mares' race at Buckfastleigh in Devon on Sunday. READ MORE

20 February 2015 Point-to-Point race programming under scrutiny

A race programming committee has been formed to look at several key areas of Point-to-Point racing. READ MORE

20 February 2015 Obituary - Jill Dawson

Jill Dawson, one of Point-to-Pointing's most prolific-winning lady riders, has died at the age of 58 after a long illness.  READ MORE

18 February 2015 Rider Profile: Leo Mahon

The name Mahon is synonymous with Point-to-Pointing, because it was Jim Mahon who was one of the founders of the Point-to-Point Owners' Association, later to encompass ‘Riders' in its title, in 1977.  READ MORE

17 February 2015 South Midlands Area Club (Cocklebarrow) entry fees

Following the press release regarding the South Midlands Area Club's move to Cocklebarrow on March 1st, please note that their entry fees are now £35 (£20 per additional race) and there are now no declaration fees. For full information on this meeting click here. READ MORE

17 February 2015 Preview: East Cornwall - Great Trethew

Next weekend will see Point-to-Point horse racing enthusiasts flock to the popular track at Great Trethew, Menheniot, on Sunday 22nd February. Six races are on offer, and with entries of nearly one hundred horses, this promises to be a great day out. The course is popular for maiden horses experiencing the race course for the first time, with many going on to be future stars.  READ MORE

17 February 2015 Preview: South Durham - Mordon

Howe Hills, Mordon is the venue for the next Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point and the South Durham Hunt Farmers Club will be hosting the meeting.  READ MORE

17 February 2015 Preview: North Norfolk - Higham

Higham Point-To-Point Racecourse, which is just off the A12 between Ipswich and Colchester, stages the North Norfolk Harriers Point-To-Point on Sunday (Feb 22nd) only days after having signed an important new sponsorship deal with Proveeda, the Ipswich Subaru dealer.  READ MORE

17 February 2015 Preview: Curre & Llangibby - Howick

The South Wales and Monmouthshire point-to-point season gets under way with the first of the two Curre & Llangibby fixtures at Howick near Chepstow on Sunday (First race 12noon).  READ MORE

17 February 2015 Preview: Albrighton & Woodland (North) - Chaddesley Corbett

Chaddesley Corbett is one of the most popular courses in the county and Sunday's meeting reflects that assertion with an entry of both quantity and quality.  READ MORE

17 February 2015 Report: South Pool Harriers - Buckfastleigh

A total of 91 runners contested the seven races on the popular old racecourse at Buckfastleigh which looked in great shape. The card featured the West Country Champion chase with £1000 in prize money.  READ MORE

17 February 2015 Report: Western - Wadebridge

Darren Edwards is setting a hot pace for this season's Devon & Cornwall jockeys' championship, and his double at the Western meeting kept him well ahead of John Mathias with last year's title holder Robbie Henderson lurking just behind Mathias.  READ MORE

17 February 2015 Report: Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace - Horseheath

David Kemp, who trains at Croxton near Thetford, had a great day at the rearranged Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace meeting at Horseheath on Saturday, saddling a double; but it could have been even better.  READ MORE

17 February 2015 Report: Sinnington - Duncombe Park

An excellent day's racing took place at Duncombe Park on Sunday as the Sinnington Hunt celebrated their 40th anniversary at the Helmsley venue. Racing started with the Campbell & Penty Ltd Hunt members race, which was a match between last year's winner John Dillon and the second, Zitenka, but the positions were reversed yesterday and this provided William Easterby with the first leg of a double on the day.  READ MORE

17 February 2015 Report: Vine & Craven - Barbury Racecourse

There was a double on the card for Katy Price, one of the smaller trainers in Point-to-Pointing who had mucked out, washed and plaited both horses then driven the trailer to the Vine & Craven Hunt meeting at Barbury Racecourse.  READ MORE

16 February 2015 Landmarks: February 13th-14th

No fewer than six riders enjoyed their first taste of success at the weekend, with a further three recording an initial double.  READ MORE

16 February 2015 Scene & Heard: The William Bulmer-Long Memorial Novices' Hunters' Chase

Cliff Myers's Can Mestret, who shares his name with a restaurant in Barcelona, cruised to victory in the William Bulwer-Long Memorial, his debut over regulation fences. He had, though, shown a liking for the track last season, when he triumphed in a Point-to-Point in which slightly smaller portable fences were in use.  READ MORE

16 February 2015 Scene & Heard: Fakenham - 13th February

The main attraction at Fakenham was undoubtedly A P McCoy, who delighted his supporters by completing a double, but there was no more popular success among the locals than that of Canuspotit in the day's most valuable race, The Tim Barclay Memorial Handicap Chase.  READ MORE

16 February 2015 Landmark: 200th winner - Oliver Greenall

Oliver Greenall recorded his 200th career success when taking Haydock's prestigious Walrus Hunters' Chase on the Henry Daly-trained Pearly Steps.  READ MORE

16 February 2015 Report: Midlands Area Club - Thorpe Lodge

The Midlands Area Club put on a bumper nine race card at their Point-to-Point at Thorpe Lodge on Sunday, with the Maiden race dividing again on the day, further extending the programme, and 90 runners went to post during the afternoon. READ MORE

16 February 2015 Report: Percy - Alnwick

There was a very popular win for Bafana Choice in the hands of Kate Rowntree in the Percy and West Percy Hunts Members Race in Sunday's well supported Percy fixture at Alnwick.  READ MORE

13 February 2015 Scene & Heard: South Wold at Brocklesby Park

"I was going to quit riding this morning!" joked winning rider Gemma Garton, moments after victory aboard Kiestown Chief in the Midlands Area Club Novice Riders' race had brought full circle her successful battle against Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma exactly a year to the day since initial diagnosis. READ MORE

13 February 2015 Advanced going report and Entries Info - CA Wessex at Badbury Rings

Ahead of next Sunday's Countyside Alliance (Wessex) meeting at Badbury Rings the clerk of the course, Martin Tory, has reported that they have a good covering of grass on a level course. He also stated that all the fences are now up and with rain forecast over the weekend and as far ahead as Tuesday, they are expecting good going. READ MORE

12 February 2015 Preview: Vine & Craven - Barbury Racecourse

The Vine and Craven Hunt host their first meeting of the season at Barbury racecourse this Sunday with plenty of quality horses entered.  READ MORE

12 February 2015 Rider profile: Jack Andrews

With a father who rode over 200 career winners, a mother who won her share of races, and two sisters who both have a national championship under their belt, Jack Andrews would appear to have a lot to live up to, but judging by his fledging career to date he is far from daunted at the prospect, and his potential has been recognised by established trainers such as Caroline Fryer and Stuart Penny. READ MORE

11 February 2015 Preview: Sinnington - Duncombe Park

123 entries have been received for the Sinnington Point-to-Point, which takes place at Duncombe Park on Sunday 15th February. This is the 40th anniversary of Point-to-Pointing at the Helmsley Venue and a history of the meetings will be detailed in the racecard.  READ MORE

11 February 2015 Preview: Percy - Alnwick

The Northern Area Point-to-Point season resumes after a two week break with the Percy fixture at the Ratcheugh Farm course near Alnwick on Sunday 15th February. It has attracted 85 entries, including all seven winners from the recent West Percy meeting, on a seven race card starting at 1.00pm.  READ MORE

10 February 2015 Preview: Midlands Area Club - Thorpe Lodge

The Midlands Area Club Point-to-Point will take place at Thorpe Lodge on Sunday; this is the first of two meetings scheduled for the Nottinghamshire course in 2015. 155 entries have been taken and the Maiden race has now been divided to give an eight race card starting at 12noon. The final race takes place at 4.05pm.  READ MORE

10 February 2015 Preview: South Pool Harriers - Buckfastleigh

On Sunday February 15th, the South Pool Harriers will be hosting their meeting at Buckfastleigh. Pony racing kicks off the action at 11am, with the main race card commencing at 12 noon. Over 130 entries have been received.  READ MORE

10 February 2015 Preview: Western - Wadebridge

There is a real treat in store this weekend for Point-to-Point horseracing enthusiasts, with two meetings scheduled in the Devon & Cornwall Area. The first is on Saturday 14th February, where the Western host their meeting at the popular Wadebridge track.  READ MORE

10 February 2015 Report: South Wold - Brocklesby Park

The South Wold Point-to-Point went ahead despite an overnight frost and soft going following a week of snow and bad weather. There were seven races contested by 62 runners and a decent crowd enjoyed the winter sunshine.  READ MORE

10 February 2015 Report: Combined Services - Larkhill

Will Biddick rode his 200th winner between the flags when winning the Larkhill Restricted aboard Peter and Sandra Maltby's Willow Bird. Will rode his first winner aboard Ross Oliver's Let's Fly at the 2004 Axe Vale and enjoyed his most successful season with 42 wins in 2011/12. He's already well clear of his rivals in his quest for a fourth consecutive national title.  READ MORE

10 February 2015 Rider profile: Tom McClorey

Tom McClorey's original equestrian involvement was in showjumping. At the age of 12 he moved to Shrewsbury, to Derek Black's training centre, and remained there until returning to Northamptonshire four years later, when he was out of pony classes. READ MORE

09 February 2015 Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate Series 2014/15 - South Wold at Brocklesby Park

"See you at the start at Cheltenham!" were the prophetic words from Tom McClorey (whose mount Legal Legend had booked his place in the Connolly's Red Mills final by finishing second in the Intermediate at Larkhill in January), to George Greenock prior to the qualifier at Brocklesby Park on Sunday. READ MORE

09 February 2015 Landmark: 200th winner - Will Biddick

Will Biddick recorded his 200th success between the flags when guiding the Jack Barber-trained Willow Bird, owned by Sandra Maltby, to victory in the Restricted at Larkhill. READ MORE

09 February 2015 Landmark: First winner - Olivia Lamphee

Olivia Lamphee, 26 opened her account when taking the Jockey Club Mares' Maiden at Larkhill on her own Kayf Collateral. READ MORE

09 February 2015 Hunter Chase Schedule: February 16th - February 28th 2015

The second half of February again sees a busy programme of 13 Hunters' Chases across the country.  READ MORE

09 February 2015 Hunters’ Chases – Are you aware of the generous ROA Jackpot Scheme?

For those owners not yet aware, the fixture at Taunton on 26th February is the second of twelve meetings spread through the 2015 calendar when the Racehorse Owners Association are offering a very generous jackpot to owners of each winning horse, should they be members of the association.  READ MORE

09 February 2015 South Durham Hunt Farmers Club - Mordon: Entries close Sunday 15th February

The South Durham Hunt Farmers Club meeting at Mordon, due to take place on Sunday 1st February, has been rearranged for Sunday 22nd February - owners and trainers will need to re-enter their horses if they wish to run.  READ MORE

09 February 2015 Cambridge University Draghounds at Cottenham cancelled

The Cambridge University Draghounds at Cottenham has officially been cancelled. The meeting was due to take place on Saturday, 7th February, but was abandoned due to a frozen track. READ MORE

08 February 2015 Provisional going report - South Pool Harriers at Buckfastleigh

The Clerk of the Course reported that, as of Saturday afternoon, the preliminary going at Buckfastleigh is GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT in places. There is a good even covering of grass and a smooth level racing surface. Course preparation work has been steadily going on all week for racing left-handed again, all the jumps are in place and the track itself in excellent order. READ MORE

08 February 2015 Provisional going report - Western Hunt at Wadebirdge

The provisional going for the Western Hunt which is scheduled to take place at Wadebridge on Saturday 14th February is GOOD. READ MORE

06 February 2015 Obituary - Mr Michael Dun

Point-to-Point enthusiasts across the North were shocked to learn that Michael Dun, 54, had died suddenly at home last Sunday morning, February 1st, less than twenty four hours after commentating at the rearranged West Percy fixture at Alnwick, where he had been in typically good form. READ MORE

06 February 2015 Combined Services - Larkhill: New start time

Organisers at the Combined Services Point-to-Point at Larkhill on Sunday 8th February have put back racing by 1 hour - the King's Troop race will now take place at 11.45am, with the first Point-to-Point race (Combined Services Club Members) now at 12.30pmREAD MORE

06 February 2015 Huntingdon - February 5th

Lorna Brooke did best of the unpaid jockeys in action at Huntingdon on Thursday, finishing fourth in the 2m4f Chase on the admirably consistent Free World, with the mounts of her fellow amateurs giving their riders, Louise Allan, Alice Mills and Harry Bannister, little cause for optimism at any stage in their respective races. READ MORE

06 February 2015 Preview: Combined Services - Larkhill

Benedictus is selected to win the Coronation Gold Cup Men's Open, the second of the season's four National Classic races, at Larkhill's Combined Services meeting on Sunday. The 10-year-old made an impressive return to pointing in January when benefiting from a vintage Will Biddick holdup ride to take the 18-runner Larkhill Racing Club Open.  READ MORE

06 February 2015 Preview: Southdown & Eridge - Godstone

With Whitfield abandoned and Horseheath rescheduled due to the weather, Godstone has benefitted by receiving a mammoth 113 entries for the opening South East meeting. Entries have come from far as Wales and South East runners may be in the minority.  READ MORE

05 February 2015 PPA ANNOUNCES NEW SPONSORSHIP FROM NFU MUTUAL

NFU Mutual, the insurance, pensions & investments provider, has become a new investor in the sport of Point-to-Pointing. An agreement with the Point-to-Point Authority will see the company support races at seven meetings this season. READ MORE

04 February 2015 South Midlands Area Club - Whitfield

The South Midlands Area Hunt Club are pleased to announce that they have rescheduled their Point-to-Point for Sunday 1st March at Cocklebarrow RacecourseREAD MORE

03 February 2015 Dumfriesshire & Stewartry - Overton Abandoned

The Dumfriesshire & Stewartry Point-to-Point, due to take place at Overton on Sunday 8th February has been ABANDONED due to the weather conditions.  READ MORE

03 February 2015 Preview: South Wold - Brocklesby Park

The South Wold meeting at the popular Brocklesby Park course opens the Point-to-Point racing season in the Midlands Area on Sunday. 124 entries have been taken for the first of two Point-to-Points scheduled to take place at Brocklesby Park in 2015, and there will be a six race card starting at 12noon.  READ MORE

03 February 2015 Preview: Cambridge University Draghounds - Cottenham

Consigliere, Moroman and Penmore Mill - the first three home in a Mens Open Race at Ampton four weeks ago - may clash again in the equivalent race at the Cambridge University Draghounds Point-To-Point at Cottenham, near Cambridge, on Saturday (February 7).  READ MORE

03 February 2015 Report: South Dorset - Milborne St Andrew

The Plantation Picnic Club's Alskamatic goes straight to the Cheltenham Foxhunter after winning the South Dorset Ladies Open. The nine-year-old was prominent throughout under Claire Hart and forged clear when Chloe Newton brought market rival Ghizao through to challenge in the last half-mile.  READ MORE

03 February 2015 Report: Mid Devon - Black Forest Lodge

The ultra-consistent Double Bank was an impressive winner of the Mens Open in the hands of Mervyn Woodward as the ground turned sticky and testing at Black Forest Lodge.  READ MORE

03 February 2015 Report: West Percy - Alnwick

In a training career spanning more than 40 years, Victor Thompson has not enjoyed many better days than the one he had at Alnwick on Saturday where Senor Alco, Cobh National, Sharivarry and Stoney gave him a four-timer at the rearranged West Percy fixture.  READ MORE

03 February 2015 Southdown & Eridge - Godstone: Time Change

The first race at the Southdown & Eridge Point-to-Point at Godstone on Sunday 8th February will now take place at 11.45, not 12.30pm as previously advertised. This is to allow divisions on the day if necessary.  READ MORE

02 February 2015 Rider profile: Rex Dingle

Rex Dingle could not have made a better start to his Pointing career, scoring on his first ride, Rather Curious, at Charing in 2014. The winner was trained by David Phelan, a man with an impressive record in giving talented youngsters an opportunity, as is evinced by the exploits of such as Tom Cannon, Josh Moore and Brendan Powell, all of whom are now established professionals. READ MORE

02 February 2015 Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace - Horseheath

The Cambridgeshre with Enfield Chace at Horseheath, postponed from February 1st, will now take place on Saturday 14th February 2015. Entries stand.  READ MORE

31 January 2015 Preview: South Dorset - Milborne St Andrew

Top class Hunter Chaser Harbour Court can return to winning ways in Sunday's South Dorset Men's Open at Milborne St Andrew. The Alan Hill-trained nine-year-old, winner of Cheltenham's Connolly's Red Mills Intermediate Final, Stratford's John Corbet Cup and fifth in the Cheltenham Foxhunter, showed his well-being by finishing a close runner-up to Brackloon High at Cottenham in December.  READ MORE

30 January 2015 Preview: Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace - Horseheath

A comprehensive run-down of runners and expected winners for the Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace meeting on Sunday.  READ MORE

30 January 2015 Scene & Heard: Tiverton - Chipley Park

"I've always told [owner] John Symes that this is the best horse he's got, but he doesn't believe me!" laughed Richard Woollacott, after the John Mathias-ridden Parkam Jack had defied a 19-month absence to land the Mixed Open at the expense of last year's winner and odds-on favourite Certain Flight.  READ MORE

29 January 2015 Rider Profile: Oz Wedmore

At the age of 11, Oz Wedmore contacted near neighbour, licensed trainer Di Grissell, with a view to helping out at the Brightling Park yard where the family also train Pointers. "I thought I was going to muck out, but she said ‘Bring your boots,' and I've been riding out there ever since," he smiled. READ MORE

28 January 2015 Preview: West Percy - Alnwick

The Northern Area point-to-point season is set to continue with the re-arranged West Percy fixture at the Ratcheugh Farm course near Alnwick on Saturday 31st January. Free entry is once again on offer to all racegoers with the first of seven races off at 12.00pm.  READ MORE

28 January 2015 Declaration fee infomation - South Midlands Area Club at Whitfield (Sunday 8 February)

Please note that declaration fees for the South Midlands Area Club Point-to-Point at Whitfield, scheduled for Sunday 8th February, will be collected at entry stage; those who do not run will have the monies refunded to the card or account used for payment of the entry.  READ MORE

27 January 2015 Preview: South Durham Farmers - Mordon

Point-to-pointing takes place at Howe Hills, Mordon on Sunday 1st February, organised by the South Durham Hunt Farmers Club. This is the first of three meetings to take place at the Sedgefield course and the first race is due off at 12 noon.  READ MORE

27 January 2015 Preview: Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace - Horseheath

Horseheath, near Haverhill, a venue widely regarded as one of the best on Britain's Point-to-Point Racing map, reopens its doors following a near two-year absence with what should be a high quality Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace meeting on Sunday (February 1st).  READ MORE

27 January 2015 Preview: Mid Devon - Black Forest Lodge

Two fantastic pony races kick off the card at the Mid Devon Point to Point at Black Forest Lodge, Sunday Feb 1st at 11am. There is a full line up, 10 strong field in the 138cm and under, and nine entered in the 148cm and under.  READ MORE

27 January 2015 Report: Tiverton - Chipley Park

It was a dry, overcast afternoon at Chipley Park, where panoramic views of the Quantock and Blackdown Hills provide a scenic backcloth.  READ MORE

27 January 2015 Report: Heythrop - Cocklebarrow

A good crowd gathered at Cocklebarrow Farm near Aldsworth in Gloucestershire for the second running of the Heythrop Hunt point-to-point at the purpose-built venue.  READ MORE

27 January 2015 Report: Waveney Harriers - Higham

Brackloon High could be set for a tilt at the nation's most prestigious hunter chase, the Foxhunter at Cheltenham on March 13, after he exhibited an incredible turn of foot to land a top quality Mens Open race at the Waveney Harriers Point-To-Point at Higham, near Colchester, on Sunday.  READ MORE

27 January 2015 Southdown and Eridge - Godstone: Entries Information

Entries for the Southdown & Eridge Point-to-Point on Sunday 8th February close with Pippa Hall at 8pm on Sunday 1st February or online with the PtPRC on Monday 2nd February at 12.30pm. If making them with the Entries Secretary, please note that email entries are accepted and should be sent to: pippahall24@googlemail.com READ MORE

27 January 2015 Rider profile: Kate Gowing

Every year a new band of hopefuls join the ranks of those making their debut between the flags, with varying degrees of competence, but there are always a promising few who catch the eye. READ MORE

26 January 2015 Report: Jedforest - Friars Haugh

Nick Orpwood extended his lead in the Northern Area Men's Jockeys Championship with a double on Crazy Diamond and Mister D in the Jedforest fixture at Friars Haugh, Kelso on Sunday.  READ MORE

26 January 2015 Subaru Restricted Point to Point Series makes its first visit to the South-West

The Subaru Restricted Point-to-Point series makes its first visit to the South-West on Sunday 1 February for the Mid Devon fixture at Black Forest Lodge, near Exeter. The new series, for horses that have not won any race other than a Maiden or Hunt Members race, culminates in a grand final at Stratford-upon-Avon racecourse on 29 May 2015.   READ MORE

26 January 2015 Second Career Victories Secured for Subaru Restricted Point-to-Point Series Qualifiers

The two winners of Sunday's Subaru Restricted Point-to-Point Series races at Friars Haugh and Cocklebarrow, both secured the second wins of their careers. John Chatfield-Roberts' Love Manhattan won by four lengths at the Hethrop Hunt's fixture, on his first run of the new season and added to victory in 2014 Maiden, whilst Nick Orpwood's Crazy Diamond was favourite having won at Alnwick prior to Christmas.    READ MORE

26 January 2015 First winner: Harry Cobden

Harry Cobden, 16, opened his account, on his third ride, in the Dodson & Horrell Novice Riders' contest at Chipley Park on Silver Token. The grey was a dual Point winner for breeder David Brace, for whom Harry rides out one day a week, but he is now owned and trained by professional jockey Rachael Green, the 2006 Ladies' National Point-to-Point champion. READ MORE

26 January 2015 Waveney Harries at Higham

Two competitors who had been missing from the sport for several years made a comeback at Higham on Sunday. Taken purely on results, one would appear to have succeeded and the other not, but if success is measured in terms of personal achievement, both could be counted winners. READ MORE

23 January 2015 Stratford host Cheltenham Preview Raceday in aid of the Air Ambulance

Join Startford on Monday 9th March for their Pre-Cheltenham Festival Raceday. This year they are working with the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to support an amazing service. READ MORE

23 January 2015 Rider profile: Jack Teal

Jack Teal's debut in 2013 did not go to plan - his partner Jake Spoon got no further than the first fence - but by the end of the campaign he had two winners under his belt from just seven rides, and had been noted by many experienced observers as a name to watch. READ MORE

23 January 2015 Cancelled - Holcombe at Whittington, Sunday 22 March

Unfortunately, the Holcombe Hunt Point-to-Point scheduled for Sunday 22nd March has been cancelled due to difficulties making the meeting financially viable READ MORE

23 January 2015 Report: Willoughby De Broke Open Hunters' Chase - Warwick

"It doesn't get better than that in a three-mile Chase," smiled owner-rider David Maxwell after Out Now had put in a flawless round of jumping to take Warwick's Willoughby De Broke Open Hunters' Chase. The son of Muroto, runner-up in the 2012 Irish Grand National for Edward O'Grady, was purchased at Doncaster in November, just ten days after he had triumphed between the flags in Ireland. READ MORE

22 January 2015 Hunter Chase Schedule: February 1st - February 15th 2015

The first half of February will see a busy programme of 10 Hunters' Chases across the country.  READ MORE

21 January 2015 Preview: Jedforest - Friars Haugh

The Northern Area Point-to-Point circuit heads to Kelso this Sunday (January 25th) for the Jedforest meeting at the picturesque Friars Haugh course alongside the River Tweed. It has attracted 91 entries, with more than a quarter of these from yards in County Durham, Yorkshire, Cheshire and North Wales, on a seven race card starting at 12.30pm.  READ MORE

20 January 2015 RACETECH CONFIRM SPONSORSHIP FOR POINT-TO-POINT PONY RACING

Point-to-Point Pony Racing is delighted to announce that RaceTech has confirmed their continued support to the sport for the 2015 season so will again be sponsoring a number of highly popular initiatives throughout the season. READ MORE

20 January 2015 Rider Profile: Will Milburn

"Everyone said it looked scary," grinned Will Milburn, referring to his first ride at Thorpe in 2008.  READ MORE

20 January 2015 Preview: Heythrop - Cocklebarrow

A total of 126 entries - the highest of the weekend's meetings - have been received for the second running of this popular meeting at the Cocklebarrow course near Northleach. Three winners at the inaugural meeting are entered again - Oh Toodles, Bench Warrant and Moscow Blaze - and horses are set to come from far and wide. READ MORE

20 January 2015 Preview: Tiverton - Chipley Park

A total prize fund of £550 is on offer in the Mixed Open race at this weekend's Point-to-Point, to be held at the majestic course of Chipley Park. READ MORE

20 January 2015 Preview: Waveney Harriers - Higham

The prolific winners Little Legend and It Was Me are set to cross swords again in a Ladies Open rematch at what promises to be a high quality Waveney Harriers Point-To-Point at Higham, near Colchester, on Sunday (January 25th).  READ MORE

20 January 2015 NEW RIDER AWARD IN THE NORTHERN AREA

The Rainy Brown Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the top rider at Friars Haugh this season and is sponsored by friends of the late Rainy Brown. Rainy was a great Point-to-Point enthusiast and was also secretary of the Berwickshire Point-to-Point committee. READ MORE

19 January 2015 Report: Royal Artillery - Larkhill

Henley trainer Jack Barber and three-time national champion jockey Will Biddick combined to land a treble at Larkhill on Saturday. Aerial (Men's Open), Subtle Sovereign (Conditions race) and Bandeirantes (first Maiden) provided the pair's three successes. READ MORE

19 January 2015 West Percy at Alnwick - Rearranged

The West Percy at Alnwick will now take place on Saturday 31st January 2015 after having to postpone on Sunday (18 January). Entries made on the original closing date will stand.  READ MORE

19 January 2015 Subaru Restricted Series gets between the Flags for the first time in the New Year

The Subaru Restricted Point-to-Point series resumes on Sunday 25 January following the December break, with two qualifying races. Strong entries are anticipated for the sponsored races at Cocklebarrow Races, organised by the Heythrop Hunt in Gloucestershire and Friars Haugh for the Jedforest Hunt event in the Scottish Borders near Kelso. READ MORE

19 January 2015 FIRST INTERMEDIATE OF 2015

The first Intermediate of 2015 was run at Larkhill, and it was won in a fast time by David Rogers's highly-regarded Mr Mercurial, who had made the 200 mile journey from Sheila Crow's Shropshire yard. READ MORE

19 January 2015 Jedforest - Friars Haugh: Advance Going

The organisers at the Jedforest Point-to-Point have reported the going as follows: No overnight frost, going remains SOFT. Entries close today (Mon 19th) at 12.30pm and can be made online or over the phone with the Point-to-Point Racing Company.  READ MORE

17 January 2015 UK point-to-point riders to gain from former jockeys’ advice

Point-to-Point riders are to be offered advice from former professional jockeys as part of the British Horseracing Authority's Jockey Coaching Programme (JCP).  READ MORE

17 January 2015 Scene & Heard: Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Club - Sheriff Hutton

Royal Ascot, the Cheltenham Festival and now Sheriff Hutton - all sites of victories in the increasingly extraordinary racing career of Junior, following the gelding's Mens Open success at the last-named venue on day one of the 2015 Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point season.  READ MORE

16 January 2015 Preview: Royal Artillery - Larkhill

Aerial can secure the win needed for Cheltenham Foxhunter qualification by taking Saturday's Royal Artillery Men's Open at Larkhill. The nine-year-old, winner of four of his 13 races under Rules for Paul Nicholls, opened his pointing account by trotting up at the Hursley Hambledon here in December.  READ MORE

16 January 2015 Rider Profile: Emma Todd

Emma Todd has not had the advantage enjoyed by many of her contemporaries, that of being brought up with horses - her father is a manager at one of the leading supermarket companies and her mother is a legal secretary - but through her own endeavours has become, in a relatively short time, a very competent jockey whose mounts are ignored by punters at their peril.  READ MORE

15 January 2015 New course for the Banwen Miners fixture

The Banwen Miners fixture on Bank Holiday Monday, May 4 will be held at a new course at Llwyn Farm between Glais and Pontardawe. The land the races have been held on since 1999 at Pentreclwydau has been sold. The new course is said to be a fairly flat one and possibly a left handed one but no decision has been made as yet. READ MORE

14 January 2015 Race change - Waveney Harriers, Higham, Sunday 25th January

Please note that there has been a change to Race 1 at the Waveney Harriers fixture at Higham on Sunday, 25 January. This first race is now a Hunt Members and not a Club Members as advertised on page 130 of The Planner. Please click here to view the revised race conditions. READ MORE

13 January 2015 Preview: Silverton - Black Forest Lodge

The Point-to-Point season is starting to hot up, and this weekend's scheduled meeting is to be hosted by the Silverton Hunt at the popular Black Forest Lodge track, on Sunday Jan 18. There are seven races on the card and over 120 entries have been received.  READ MORE

13 January 2015 Review: North Cornwall - Wadebridge

Despite a biting wind whipping across the showground, the North Cornwall attracted plenty of support from a decent crowd and race cards sold out.  READ MORE

13 January 2015 Review: Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Club- Sheriff Hutton

Quality and quantity were the order of the day as the Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Club kicked off the area's opening meeting in style. The first race had to be split on the day leading to an eight race card to complete before the dark set in.  READ MORE

12 January 2015 Landmarks: January 11th 2015

Gillon Crow, who works for rural property company Jackson Equestrian, recorded his 50th success between the flags when Cottage Oak took the Riders' Conditions Division One Part One at Sheriff Hutton.  READ MORE

12 January 2015 Rider Profile: James Ferguson

James Ferguson had been hoping to make his Point-to-Point debut at the age of 16, but he had to wait until he was 21 before his wish was granted.  READ MORE

12 January 2015 CURRENT VACANCY

An exciting opportunity to become part of the Point-to-Point Racing Company team has arisen. The role is Point-to-Point Co-ordinator and full details about the position can be found by clicking here. The closing date for applications is Friday, 23rd January. READ MORE

12 January 2015 Advance Going: Tiverton Foxhounds - Chipley Park

The Secretary of the Tiverton Foxhounds has given an advance going report ahead of their meeting at Chipley Park on January 25th.  READ MORE

11 January 2015 Advance Going: Larkhill - Royal Artillery

The Clerk of the Course at Larkhill has reported the going as GOOD, GOOD to SOFT in places, and the course is in excellent condition.  READ MORE

08 January 2015 Preview: Dunston Harriers - Ampton

12.00 Club Members Conditions - 25 entriesStrong entry to start the day and this could be a very competitive and closely run race. Mister Teddy from the powerful Hutsby yard. He has already run this season at Black Forest Lodge when 2nd to the smart performer The Mythologist, this horse burst a blood vessel when aiming to frank the form at Larkhill last weekend. READ MORE

08 January 2015 Point-to-Point News from East Anglia

The first few days of January 2015 have witnessed the sad passing of two East Anglian Point-To-Point stalwarts, Christopher Sporborg and Charlotte Tuke.  READ MORE

07 January 2015 News: Isabel Tompsett

Good news is that Isabel Tompsett, who was left in a coma when thrown from her mount at Fakenham in May 2011, has ridden a racehorse again for the first time since that horrific race riding accident - it was thought at one stage that she would never walk again.  READ MORE

07 January 2015 Report: Larkhill Racing Club - Larkhill

Henley trainer Jack Barber and three-time National Champion jockey Will Biddick combined for a double with Conditions race winner Subtle Sovereign and Men's Open winner Benedictus at busy Larkhill, where two races were divided and 112 of the 144 entries went to post. READ MORE

06 January 2015 Preview: North Cornwall - Wadebridge

The Kivells-sponsored Men's Open looks to be the feature race of the day at this weekend's North Cornwall Point-to-Point to be held at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Sunday Jan 11.  READ MORE

06 January 2015 NFU Mutual to sponsor Hampshire meeting

The Hampshire Hunt's point-to-point on Sunday 15 March will benefit from a major sponsorship by insurers NFU Mutual. The Dummer based company's client base is largely rural, as the name implies, and director Sally Drummond said: "As an insurer with a proud history of supporting those who live and work in the countryside we are happy to provide sponsorship for the Hackwood Park meeting on 15 March. It is close to our office and is an ideal arena for us to demonstrate what we have to offer." READ MORE

05 January 2015 Winning Ride from Weatherbys' Lucy Wheeler

Lucy Wheeler of Weatherbys Commercial Services was amongst the winning riders at the last Cottenham Point-to-Point meeting on Sunday, 28th December, riding Sergeant Dick to victory in the Countryside Alliance Club Members for Novice Riders.  READ MORE

05 January 2015 Preview: Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Club - Sheriff Hutton

Sheriff Hutton is the venue for the first Yorkshire Point-to-Point which will take place on Sunday 11th January. A record number of 151 entries have been received for the seven race card which is run to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.   READ MORE

05 January 2015 Profile: Max Kendrick

What originally looked like being a busy weekend for Max Kendrick could have ended in anti-climax, with none of his three declared rides under Rules, one at Sandown and two at Plumpton, meeting their engagements. The good news, though, was that the loss of the Sunday bookings enabled him to take the mount on the Joan Johnston-trained Native Pride at Larkhill, a ride which he had thought he would have to forgo. The seven-year-old duly obliged, his superior jumping seeing him home.

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02 January 2015 Preview: Larkhill Racing Club - Larkhill

The Mythologist, who impressed when retaining his unbeaten UK pointing record at Black Forest Lodge in November, and former Racing Post Chase winner Quinz, an easy Larkhill winner in December, are the two suggestions from the 28 entries for Sunday's Larkhill Racing Club Men's Open.  READ MORE

02 January 2015 Harkaway Club Committee: Thank You to All Involved

The Harkaway Club committee would like to say thank you to all of the trainers, owners, jockeys and racegoers who came along to Chaddesley Corbett on Monday.  READ MORE

02 January 2015 Scene & Heard: Fakenham - 1st January

Many a comedian has begun a joke with the words "An Englishman, an Irishman, a Scotsman and a Welshman." On this occasion it was no laughing matter but described exactly the four protagonists in the Amateur Riders' Chase.  READ MORE

31 December 2014 Profile: Tommie O'Brien

Log onto Jonjo O'Neill's website and you will find Tommie O'Brien listed as one of the yard's Conditional riders, but the Irishman has, in fact, recently been granted his amateur and Point-to-Point licences, and is looking forward to making his debut between the flags in Britain.  READ MORE

29 December 2014 Harkaway Club - Chaddesley Corbett

The course has passed a 9am inspection, the course inspector is happy with the course and racing will go ahead. The first race will be moved back to 11:30am.  READ MORE

28 December 2014 Boxing Day Triumphs

The excesses of Christmas proved no handicap to several amateur riders, who showed their professional counterparts a clean pair of heels in seven races on the busy Boxing Day programme. READ MORE

24 December 2014 Preview: Cambridgeshire Harriers Hunt Club - Cottenham

11.00 Club Members Conditions - 20 entries A good entry to start what hopefully will be a very exciting day's racing. A few of these have already run this season so should have the vital fitness edge over some others. Minella For Party started this season as he finished last season, with a win, in the Intermediate at Barbury, this progressive 7yo is going the right way. READ MORE

23 December 2014 Preview: Cambridgeshire Harriers Hunt Club - Cottenham

One of East Anglia's best annual festive season sporting events is the Cambridgeshire Harriers Hunt Club Point-to-Point at Cottenham, near Cambridge, on Sunday December 28th. READ MORE

23 December 2014 Profile: Ben Poste

Ben Poste has recently been suffering from second and third-itis, with no fewer than eight placings from his last twelve rides, but winners apart, he has no complaints about his chosen path. READ MORE

22 December 2014 The Hunters’ Chase season is here again

The Hunters' Chase season kicks off again at Taunton on Wednesday 7th January; this will be followed with four further races during that month. You will note that all five races are Opens, all are run at distances close to 3 miles, and geographically there is a wide spread of locality where they take place. These early races were originally put on during this month to give owners, and their horses, better opportunities and greater time to get qualified for the Cheltenham Foxhunter in March. READ MORE

22 December 2014 Scene & Heard: Hursley Hambledon – Larkhill

"It's good for the horse, for the yard, everyone", was the succinct and modest verdict of reigning Men's National Champion rider Will Biddick, after a bloodless victory aboard Aerial in the Hursley Hambledon Men's Open had broken his duck for the season and helped initiate a double on the card. READ MORE

18 December 2014 UK Point-to-Pointing introduces DBS backed Bumper

A bumper, restricted to horses that have won or been placed in British Point-to-Points, and open to their non-licensed trainers, will take place at Aintree in May. The £10,000 contest, sponsored by Doncaster Bloodstock Sales (DBS), is aimed at showcasing the potential of young British Point-to-Pointers. READ MORE

18 December 2014 Profile: Jamie Lyttle

"Have saddle, will travel," is a motto to which 23-year-old Jamie Lyttle adheres, as was evinced by his weekend journey from Larkhill to Alnwick. The trip of over 350 miles was, though, all in a day's work to a man who has driven 60,000 miles in the past 18 months. READ MORE

18 December 2014 Entries Deadlines for 28th & 29th December

Please note that entries for the Cambridgeshire Harriers Hunt Club at Cottenham on Sunday 28th December and the Harkaway Club on Monday 29th December close today at 12.30pm.  READ MORE

18 December 2014 Report: Cornwall Hunt Club - Wadebridge

Course specialist Byerley Bear dominated the Ladies' Open under Leanda Tickle. The nine-year-old had mopped up all three Ladies' races run on the Royal Cornwall Showground last season and again showed his liking for the track with another emphatic victory.  READ MORE

16 December 2014 Profile: Ciaran Gethings

There may have been only three runners in the Hursley Hambledon Members' race at the weekend, but those watching cannot fail to have been impressed by the copybook race ridden on the winner Billesley Road by Ciaran Gethings. READ MORE

15 December 2014 Report: Hursley Hambledon - Larkhill

Larkhill has staged many Point-to-Points but none quite like this; with Father Christmas making an appearance, race cards sold by elves and hot mulled wine and mince pies on offer, the atmosphere was good humoured and seasonal. Following the charity race held in aid of the air ambulance, won by Rebecca Allison on Model Rebel, the frivolities were put aside ready for some serious quality racing. READ MORE

15 December 2014 Report: Ratcheugh Racing Club - Alnwick

The 2014/15 Northern Area Point-to-Point season got off to a great start in Sunday's well supported Ratcheugh Racing Club fixture at Alnwick with 65 runners on the six race card, including 17 from Yorkshire and a further 7 raiders from yards as far away as Waltham-on-the-Wolds, Denbigh, Kelsall and Derbyshire. READ MORE

15 December 2014 Landmarks: 14th December

Catherine Walton had been marooned on 49 Point-to-Point winners since Easter Monday, but she brought up her half-century at Alnwick on Ockey De Neulliac, who had been her winning partner on that April day. READ MORE

12 December 2014 Preview: Hursley Hambledon - Larkhill

The Hursley Hambledon Hunt stages the first ever meeting in the month of December at Larkhill, this Saturday! Recording the highest number of entries for some time, the fun starts with a charity flat race in aid of the air ambulance at 10.45. This is followed by a 6 race card featuring some quality horses that should provide some competitive racing.  READ MORE

12 December 2014 Planner Update

Throughout the season, we will be publishing Planner Updates to reflect any changes to the Planner since publication, including changes to conditions of Hunter Chases, Secretary details or Point-to-Point race conditions. The first Planner Update for 2014-15 is now available to download; please click here  to view. READ MORE

10 December 2014 REMINDER FOR ALL RIDERS

The PPA Medical Advisor will not be in the office over the Christmas period and therefore no medical clearances for RQC's will be done during this time.  READ MORE

10 December 2014 Profile: Danny Burton

Danny Burton's start to the season has been less than productive, with three non-completions from as many rides, but the former Conditional is optimistic about the campaign ahead, with support from several yards, including those of Mary Tory and Ed Walker. READ MORE

09 December 2014 The Dodson & Horrell PPORA Club Members Novice Riders Series is underway

The runners and riders were out in force for the first race in the Dodson & Horrell PPORA Members Club Novice Riders Series at Barbury Castle on Sunday 7th December. READ MORE

09 December 2014 Last minute Mohican provides first for Barbury's King and Ampairee

A last minute entry for First Mohican in a charity race ran in aid of the Injured Jockey's Fund (IJF) proved a fruitful decision for trainer Alan King and jockey Liz Ampairee at Sunday's Point-to-Point Owners and Riders Club meeting at Barbury Castle Racecourse. READ MORE

09 December 2014 Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Intermediate Series 2014/15 - PPORC at Barbury

"I've never had a runner at Cheltenham, so I'd love him to finish in the first four and qualify for the final." So said owner Sarah Dawson prior to Minella For Party's participation in the Connolly's Red Mills Intermediate at Barbury on Sunday. READ MORE

09 December 2014 Preview: Ratcheugh Racing Club - Alnwick

The 2014/15 Northern Area Point-to-Point season gets under way on Sunday (December 14th) with the Ratcheugh Racing Club fixture at the Ratcheugh Farm course near Alnwick. It has attracted a healthy total of 99 entries, including 12 from Victor Thompson's Newton-by-the-Sea yard, on a six race card which starts at 12noon. It deserves plenty of support with free entry on offer to all racegoers for the second year in a row. READ MORE

09 December 2014 Preview: Cornwall Hunt Club - Wadebridge

Point-to-Point horse racing enthusiasts will be heading to the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge this weekend, where the Cornwall Hunt Club will be hosting their fixture on Sunday December 14. READ MORE

08 December 2014 Landmark - Tom Humphries

Enterprise and perseverance brought its reward at Barbury Racecourse on Sunday, when Tom Humphries opened his account in the Dodson & Horrell PPORA Novice Riders' race on the Penny Lownds-trained Pateese. READ MORE

05 December 2014 Advance Going Reports: Larkhill and Wadebridge

Advance going reports have been received today (Friday December 5th) for both Larkhill and Wadebridge.
 
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05 December 2014 Scene & Heard: Black Forest Club - Black Forest Lodge

"It's a good start - there's only one way to go from here!", laughed trainer Kayley Woollacott, after the victory of Jepeck had got her off the mark in the season's opening race at Black Forest Lodge and initiated the first half of a double for rider Robbie Henderson. READ MORE

04 December 2014 Connolly's Red Mills Precision Nutrition Series 2014-15: Black Forest Club

For the eighth successive campaign Connolly's Red Mills are generously sponsoring an Intermediate series with a final to be run at Cheltenham on April 29th, 2015.  READ MORE

04 December 2014 Abandonment: Dulverton Farmers - Treborough Hill

The Dulverton Farmers' Point-to-Point at Treborough Hill on Sunday 8th March 2015 has been abandoned owing to logistical difficulties in preparing the course for a single fixture each season.  READ MORE

02 December 2014 Preview: Point-to-Point Owners & Riders Club - Barbury Racecourse

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Injured Jockeys Fund a Charity Race has been organised prior to Sundays Point-to-Point at Barbury Racecourse. The 11 entries have all had to raise sponsorship to be able to ride in the event. Those with previous racecourse experience (albeit a long time ago in some cases!) include Tim Mitchell, Tik Saunders, Chris King, Richard Harper, Sally Duckett and 8 times Ladies Champion Polly Walker (nee Gundry). READ MORE

02 December 2014 Report: Black Forest Club - Black Forest Lodge

The current Devon & Cornwall title holder Robbie Henderson started the new campaign in great style with a first and last race double as the new British season got under way at Black Forest Lodge. Perfect ground, blue skies and a good crowd heralded the opening meeting, and 25-year-old Henderson lost little time in defence of his title when steering Jepeck to victory in the opener.  READ MORE

02 December 2014 Injured Jockeys Fund is the spur for charity race riders at Barbury

Visitors to the Point-to-Point Owners and Riders Point-to-Point on Sunday 7th December at Barbury Castle will not only be able to enjoy six races, but in celebration of the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) 50th anniversary a special charity race will kick off the day's sporting action. READ MORE

01 December 2014 Landmark: First double - Archie Wright

There was an initial double at Cottenham on Sunday for Archie Wright, 20, who won the Men's Open on Bally Wall and the Restricted on In A Blue Dust, both owned and trained by his father Nick, the Chairman of the Point-to-Point Racing Company. READ MORE

01 December 2014 In a Blue Dust wins the Inaugural Subaru Restricted Point-to-Point Series Race

Father and son duo Nick and Archie Wright chalked up a victory on the first day of the new season by winning the inaugural Subaru Restricted Point-to-Point Series race at Cottenham. READ MORE

30 November 2014 Pointing Plus: Saturday 30th November

Please note that the fixture date for the Cambridgeshire Harriers Hunt Club is Sunday 28th December, as on the main fixture list on page 11 of this week's Pointing Plus.  READ MORE

28 November 2014 Lincolnshire Haulage Company AGHAUL to continue Sponsorship

A small, but expanding Haulage Contracting company has extended its sponsorship for the 2015 season. AGHAUL who last year sponsored leading Midlands Area rider Tom Strawson and the Marti Mulhall trained Shinrock Pearl will this year be supporting two riders. READ MORE

28 November 2014 free access to the membership areas of pointtopoint.co.uk

To celebrate the start of the 2014/15 Point-to-Point season we are giving everybody free access to all areas of pointtopoint.co.uk. This includes exclusive early access to entries, results and horse form. READ MORE

28 November 2014 Team Morgan - Stable Tour

The start of the Point-to-Point season in the Midlands Area may be a full two months away but the stable of one of the area's up and coming young trainers is raring to go. READ MORE

28 November 2014 Northern Area Preview

The 2014/15 Northern Area Point-to-Point season kicks off on Sunday 14 December with the Ratcheugh Racing Club fixture at Alnwick. It deserves plenty of support with free admission on offer to all racegoers. READ MORE

27 November 2014 Silent Auction: Sunday 7th December – PPORC at Barbury Castle

The PPORA and IJF will be holding a silent auction at the Point-to-Point Owners & Riders Club meeting at Barbury Castle on Sunday 7th December. Bids are being taken in advance of the meeting and will also be accepted on the day.   READ MORE

27 November 2014 Obituary: Jane Wickett

We received sad news earlier this week that Jane Wickett passed away on Sunday 23rd November after a short period of illness.  READ MORE

25 November 2014 Preview: Black Forest Club - Black Forest Lodge

The wait is over, as this weekend Point-to-Point horse racing resumes after the summer break. The Black Forest Club host their meeting on Sunday November 30 at Black Forest Lodge, Kenton, nr Exeter. This is the first of 27 fixtures scheduled for the Devon & Cornwall Area, and the stunning location of this track provides excellent viewing from a natural grandstand. With now seven races on the card attracting a total of 108 entries, competition is bound to be hot, with trainers and jockeys keen to get their first points on the championship tables. READ MORE

25 November 2014 Preview: Cambridge University United Hunts Club - Cottenham

The 2014-15 Point-to-Point season gets under way at Cottenham, near Cambridge, on Sunday (November 30th) with the Cambridge University United Hunts Club fixture. A total of 66 entries have been been received for this six-race meeting, which begins at noon and runs through until 2.55pm. READ MORE

24 November 2014 Early season race conditions

The Planner will now be published slightly later than advertised - we now hope to have The Planner ready to dispatch in mid November. Due to this delay we have uploaded the Planner pages for the early season meetings which can be viewed by clicking here. READ MORE

24 November 2014 HORSEHEATH POINT-TO-POINT COURSE BACK IN BUSINESS FOR 2015

Horseheath Point-To-Point course was given a clean bill of health at a highly successful if rain-soaked public schooling day at the Haverhill venue on Sunday November 23rd. Over 50 horses braved the deluge to either school over fences or exercise around the course and the reaction of trainers and jockeys was universally positive. READ MORE

24 November 2014 POINT-TO-POINT'S STRANGEST RACES

Back in the 1980s, Andrew Ward wrote a book called Horse-Racing's Strangest Races; in almost 50 years of covering the Welsh Point-to-Point scene, I think I have enough material to write a book on the strange happenings at some of the Point-to-Points I have attended. READ MORE

21 November 2014 Profile: Alan Johns

Compared to many Point-to-Point riders who can't wait to make their debut at the earliest opportunity after their sixteenth birthday, Alan Johns could be considered to be a late starter, as he was 18 before he had his first ride between the flags in 2008. READ MORE

21 November 2014 Profile: Paul John

Paul John has an impressive 22% strike rate since turning Conditional in 2013, but just 32 rides in that time reveals only too clearly how hard it is to get a foot on the ladder. READ MORE

21 November 2014 Scene & Heard: Fakenham - 18th November

Anybody watching the Mares' Chase at Fakenham could have been forgiven for wondering if they had gone back in time a few years and were at a Point-to-Point meeting, as the trainers and riders of each of the four participants had all enjoyed success in the amateur sport. READ MORE

19 November 2014 British Racing School to launch Point-to-Point Academy

The British Racing School has been working with the Point-to-Point Authority to launch a training scheme for budding point-to-point riders as an enhancement to its current one-day training courses. READ MORE

19 November 2014 Dunraven Stud, Pyle: Course Alteration for 2015

Organisers at the Llangeinor & Pentyrch Point-to-Point at Dunraven Stud, Pyle would like to inform all participants/spectators that, following a course inspection, the course will now run LEFT HANDED in 2015, not right handed as in previous years.  READ MORE

14 November 2014 Press Release: Stars of point-to-pointing head to Cheltenham

Britain's champions from the sport of point-to-pointing will be at Cheltenham tomorrow night (Saturday, November 15) for the annual awards dinner. READ MORE

13 November 2014 Profile: George Gorman

It was a red-letter day at Huntingdon on Tuesday for George Gorman, who registered his initial success since becoming a Conditional. He won the Omni Security Armistice Day Novices' Chase on Tothemoonandback, trained by his boss Gary Moore, at whose yard he started riding out four years ago and for whom he has now been working full-time for a year. READ MORE

13 November 2014 Scene & Heard: Huntingdon - 11th November

As is so often the case, there was success at Huntingdon on Tuesday for trainers and riders who started their careers between the flags. READ MORE

12 November 2014 Jake Coulson Stable Tour

Point-to-Point keeper Jake Coulson is looking forward to a successful season in the North West of England with a healthy amount of ammunition at his disposal. Jake, who trains for owner Nick Carter in Staffordshire, is hoping that new additions to the yard will make for an exciting season. READ MORE

10 November 2014 Press Release: Tim Curtis announced as Chairman of the PPA Board

Tim Curtis has been announced as the new Chairman of the Point-to-Point Authority Board. Former Chairman Simon Claisse stepped down after serving a full three year term in the position and the newly appointed Chairman will begin his term in the role today, Monday 10th November 2014. To read the Press Release in its entirety, please click here. READ MORE

07 November 2014 SCHOOLING DAY AT HORSEHEATH - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23RD

Horseheath Point-to-Point Racecourse, by kind permission of its owners, Thurlow Estates, is pleased to announce the staging of a free schooling day at the course, near Haverhill in Cambridgeshire, on Sunday November 23rd. READ MORE

07 November 2014 New December Date for Larkhill

Larkhill is hosting its first Point-to-Point meeting in December 2014; the Hursley Hambledon Hunt Point-to-Point will be held on Saturday 13th December, 2014. The first race will be a Charity Flat race at 10.45 - followed by an 11.30 start for the main racing. Please see below in "Early Season Race Conditions" for the various races on offer that day. We look forward to welcoming you to Larkhill this December and throughout the 2014/15 season. READ MORE

05 November 2014 Profile: Zac Baker

Being constantly referred to as "George Baker's brother" might have been expected to grate somewhat, but younger sibling Zac has no complaints. "It's an advantage to get a mention, and it gives me something to aspire to," is his reasoning. READ MORE

05 November 2014 Scene & Heard: Huntingdon - 2nd November

Three former Point-to-Point novice champions, now all well established in the professional ranks, were in the winner's enclosure at Huntingdon on Sunday.  READ MORE

05 November 2014 CONFESSIONS OF A POINT-TO-POINT REPORTER

"My Point-to-Point memories go back to April 5th 1952, when I attended the Pentyrch Hunt fixture just outside of Cardiff. I was a 16-year-old factory worker and the horses and riders racing over a makeshift course in the picturesque Welsh countryside - not to mention the bookies shouting the odds - made a lasting impression on me. READ MORE

04 November 2014 Profile: Adrian Wintle

An assistant to Henrietta Knight would appear to be the ideal candidate to train in his own right, but at one time it was never Adrian Wintle's intention to take out a public licence.The former leading amateur, who retired in 2011 with 187 winners under his belt, 161 of them between the flags, was training Pointers very successfully, and had also taken out a permit, but later that year he joined the professional ranks, admitting "My hand was forced."  READ MORE

04 November 2014 New Course for the Badsworth & Bramham Moor Point-to-Point

Askham Bryan College has come to the rescue of the Badsworth & Bramham Moor Hunt, who will be holding their 2015 Point-to-Point on the college's land. The hunt, which has previously used the course at Whitcliffe Grange, Ripon, had to look for an alternative after the Zetland Estate decided to bring the land back into farming use. READ MORE

03 November 2014 Gwanako retired

Point-to-Point trainer Rose Loxton has announced the retirement of the prolific winning gelding Gwanako. The 11-year-old, owned by The Stewart family, had won a total of over £240,00 in prize money during his career under Rules. After a short spell with Richard Barber Point-to-Pointing, he joined Rose Loxton's yard, and soon took to the change of environment. READ MORE

03 November 2014 Landmark: 50th winner - Harry Bannister

20-year-old Harry Bannister, the reigning National Hunt amateur champion, recorded his 50th career success in Wetherby's Handicap Hurdle on Friday on his father Nick's Lightening Rod, trained by Mick Easterby. READ MORE

02 November 2014 HEROES OF WELSH HUNT RACING: JOHN LLEWELLYN

When it comes to Point-to-Point racing, Cowbridge farmer John Llewellyn is something of a legend.He notched-up the first of his 270 winners between the flags at the Pentyrch Hunt Steeplechases at Penllyn on Highland Myth back in 1967.The farmhouse where he was born was on the site of the old Cowbridge Steeplechase course which had seen the likes of the famous Anthony and Rees brothers. READ MORE

30 October 2014 Press release: British Point-to-Pointing draw leading brands

The Point-to-Point Authority (PPA) has announced the National Sponsors for the 2014/15 Point-to-Point season, with Subaru becoming the latest big brand to become associated with the sport. READ MORE

30 October 2014 Pointer Magazine 2014/15 - out now

Pointer, the pre-season magazine published by the Point-to-Point Authority, is now available as a printed or digital, turn-page, publication. With news, features and coverage of the best of the sport it is a must-read ahead of the 2014/15 season. READ MORE

29 October 2014 Go Pointing is back

Our free weekly e-magazine, Go Pointing, is back. As the new season approaches we have put a pre-season issue together to ensure you are up-to-date with the latest news, as well as bringing you the latest features from Carolyn Tanner. READ MORE

28 October 2014 Important information - Fixture Alteration

Due to unprecedented and unavoidable circumstances the BHA, PPA and PPSA have agreed that the Point-to-Point fixtures due to be run by the North Hereford on Saturday 30th May, and Meynell & South Staffordshire on Sunday 31st May can swap dates. READ MORE

28 October 2014 AJA's ALice Mills - 2014 Fegentri Series

Lewis Carroll's Alice may have had escapades a-plenty, but Wonderland was closer to home than the foreign climes in which her namesake has been adventuring this year.  Alice Mills has been the Amateur Jockeys' Association's lady representative in the 2014 Fegentri series, and has enjoyed success in no fewer of four of the qualifying flat races. Her victories have been achieved at The Curragh, Oslo, Baden-Baden and Cologne. READ MORE

28 October 2014 Profile: Adam Nicol

It was in 2010, four years after his debut ride, that Adam Nicol opened his Point-to-Point account, and although he turned Conditional the same year he remains in no doubt that the experience gained between the flags proved invaluable. READ MORE

21 October 2014 Brand new service 'Pointers 2014/15' up and running

Our brand new service 'Pointers 2014/15', which provides a lowdown of the best UK Pointers beginning their careers under Rules, is now underway and can be purchased for just £20. READ MORE

21 October 2014 THE PPA NATIONAL DINNER AND AWARDS CEREMONY 2014 - IJF Raffle

The PPA National Dinner and Awards Ceremony, to be held on Saturday 15th November at Cheltenham Racecourse, have revealed some of the fantastic prizes on offer in their raffle; which is being organised in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund. The evening will celebrate the stars of last season and look ahead to the upcoming Point-to-Point season. READ MORE

17 October 2014 Point-to-Point & Hunter Chase Results & Stats 2013/14 - OUT NOW

Our new publication for 2014/15, Point-to-Point & Hunter Chase Results & Stats 2013/14, has arrived back from the printers and is available to order. The book includes a comprehensive results section covering all Point-to-Point and Hunter Chases races last season with detailed in-running comments and lifetime form for all the horses involved.  READ MORE

17 October 2014 Midlands Area Awards Dinner Dance

The Midlands Area held its annual Awards Dinner Dance for the third year running at The Shearsby Bath Hotel, near Leicester on September 27th and much fun was, once again, had by all. READ MORE

17 October 2014 Phil Rowley Open Day

Phil Rowley has been training Pointers for only seven years, but has quickly established a reputation as one of the sport's leading handlers. His record speaks for itself, with a strike-rate of which any licensed trainer would be proud. Of the 34 runners which came out of Poplar Cottage Stables last season, 12 were in the winner's enclosure and only six finished out of the first three. READ MORE

17 October 2014 Point-to-Point Owners and Riders CLub - Charity Race

The Point-to-Point Owners and Riders Club are planning to run a charity race in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund at the start of their meeting on Sunday 7th December.They have a number of entrants already booked in, however they are seeking to supplement the field with a few more names - can you help find someone? READ MORE

16 October 2014 2014 RaceTech Point-to-Point Pony Racing Presentations

The 2014 RaceTech Point-to-Point Pony Racing Presentations will take place at Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday, 18th October in the Winners Enclosure after the first race (2pm). READ MORE

08 October 2014 Badsworth & Bramham Moor secure new venue

The Badsworth & Bramham Moor Hunt are delighted to announce that following the loss of the Whitcliffe Grange track they have found a new venue. Askham Bryan College at York have come forward and, following BHA approval, works will commence shortly to get the course ready for the 29th March fixture. READ MORE

07 October 2014 Scene & Heard: Huntingdon - 5th October

Point-to-Pointing has long proved to be the perfect nursery for those making the transition to the professional ranks, and it has to be said that competitors at Huntingdon's first October meeting might have been thin on the ground had it not been for jockeys and trainers who had cut their teeth between the flags. READ MORE

03 October 2014 Caroline Bailey Open Day

Prior to taking out a full licence, Caroline Bailey enjoyed great success in the Point-to-Point and Hunter Chase arenas, both as jockey and trainer. In the latter capacity she saddled Castle Mane to win the 1999 Cheltenham Foxhunters and Punchestown's Champion Hunters' Chase, plus the 2000 Horse & Hound Cup at Stratford, while in 2001 Gunner Welburn took the Aintree Fox Hunters' Chase, in which he was followed home by his stable companion Secret Bay. READ MORE

26 September 2014 MFHA agree subscription discount for PPORA Members

 The Point-to-Point Owners' & Riders' Association (PPORA) Chairman, Richard Fuller, pays tribute to departing secretary Jeanette Dawson after 26 years of service in his recent letter to Members. READ MORE

26 September 2014 2014/15 Point-to-Point Fixture List

The fixture list for the 2014/15 Point-to-Point season has arrived and can now be viewed by CLICKING HEREREAD MORE

26 September 2014 Shellshock update

As you may have seen on news outlets, a series of attacks on websites and servers has occurred around the world in recent days using the serious Shellshock bug. Please be assured that Weatherbys has taken all available steps to date to deal with this security bug and we are actively monitoring our systems. READ MORE

26 September 2014 PPA NEwsletter - September 2014

The Point-to-Point Authority's (PPA) latest e-newsletter provides detailed information on the forthcoming National Point-to-Point Awards Dinner & Dance, which will take place on Saturday 15th November at Cheltenham Racecourse. READ MORE

25 September 2014 RIchard Barber Retires

Richard Barber, one of the two most successful trainers in the history of Point-to-Pointing and Hunter Chasing - the other being the late Joe Turner - has decided to call it a day. "I didn't want to compete against Jack [his grandson, who made such a fine start to his own training career last season]," he explained solemnly, adding "I might have come off second best!" READ MORE

17 September 2014 Alan Hill's Open Day Review

The 2013/14 champion Point-to-Point trainer Alan Hill has, as always, a mix of old and new faces in his Woodway Farm yard as he prepares for the coming campaign. READ MORE

16 September 2014 Sarah Gaisford to ride at Exeter Racecourse for the Injured Jockeys Fund

Exeter Racecourse will be celebrating a truly unique event on the first day of its new season, Thursday 9th October, when paralysed former jockey Sarah Gaisford rides a full circuit of the racecourse.  READ MORE

15 September 2014 Yorkshire Hunts seek new venue after closure of Whitcliffe Grange

Two Yorkshire hunts are seeking a venue at which to stage their annual point-to-point following the immediate closure of Whitcliffe Grange near Ripon. The West of Yore and Badsworth & Bramham Moor Hunts have been told the racecourse is no longer available after the Zetland Estate chose to take it back for farming. READ MORE

11 September 2014 Letter from Nick Wright

Independent Chairman of the Point-to-Point Racing Company, Nick Wright, has compiled a letter outlining the role of the company within the sport. Having spoken to many participants and organisers during his tenure so far, Nick felt that a brief overview of the PTPRC's role would be useful for all concerned. READ MORE

05 September 2014 Chaddesley Corbett to stage Anglo/Irish challenge

The International Point-to-Point, which has been hosted by Tattersalls Ireland for the past two years, is coming to Britain. Subject to BHA approval of the 2014/15 point-to-point fixture list, Chaddesley Corbett racecourse between Bromsgrove and Kidderminster in Worcestershire will stage the next competition on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25, 2015, when teams of riders from Britain and Ireland, comprising four men and four women from each country, will race against each other.  READ MORE

02 September 2014 Huntingdon - Monday 1st September

Race meetings at Huntingdon are often dominated by trainers and riders who cut their teeth in Point-to-Pointing, but Monday's fixture was, on the whole, an exception to the rule. READ MORE

02 September 2014 Management changes at Stratford Racecourse

After 17 years at the helm of Stratford Racecourse, MD and Clerk of the Course Stephen Lambert will be handing over the reins to Ilona Barnett, who started as Stephen's assistant, and has for the last two years, been Operations Manager. Ilona will become General Manager on January 1st, 2015. READ MORE

01 September 2014 Joey Newton retires as Midlands Area Secretary

Former Midlands Area Chairman Joey Newton has stepped down as Area Secretary. Newton, who filled the role of Chairman from 1999 - 2013 and Secretary from July 2012 - August 2014, has guided the area through some changeable times for the sport of Point-to-Pointing. READ MORE

27 August 2014 Staintondale Point-to-Point raises £6,711.55 for IJF project

The Staintondale Point-to-Point Committee presented a cheque for £6,711.55 to Jo and Jack Berry who were receiving the donation on behalf of the Injured Jockey's Fund. The charity is raising money for their latest project, The House That Jack Built in the racing town of Malton. READ MORE

26 August 2014 Harkins' Open Day a huge success

Stable star Doctor Kingsley received his customary round of applause, and looked to be loving every second of it, when he paraded at Pauline and Doug Harkin's Open Day at their Blackgrounds Farm on August 24. "He's nearly a legend by now," smiled Doug in his introduction. READ MORE

22 August 2014 Oli Wadlow takes part in Charity Cycle Ride

North West area jockey Oli Wadlow, a Bristol-based accountant, last weekend swapped one type of saddle for another and embarked upon a charity cycle ride from Bristol to Barcelona in aid of "The Wallace & Gromit Grand Appeal" which is for the Bristol Children's Hospital and will help children not only in the South West but further afield. READ MORE

22 August 2014 LANDMARK – Jodie Hughes

Jodie Hughes, who thought her race-riding days were over when she shattered her wrist really badly in a Hunter Chase fall at Hereford in 2012, recorded her 50th career success at Ffos Las on Thursday when partnering Panache to victory in a 2m Handicap Hurdle. It was her sixth triumph under Rules to go with 44 between the flags. READ MORE

22 August 2014 East Anglian Champion Gentleman Rider Ben Rivett retires

East Anglia's champion jockey for the past two seasons, Ben Rivett, has decided to hang up his boots at the venerable age of 27. READ MORE

18 August 2014 POINT-TO-POINTERS PERFORM WELL IN NATIONAL ROR (RETRAINING OF RACEHORSES) FINAL

Point-to-Point horses and riders were in action yesterday at the National TARRA (Thoroughbred and Retired Racehorse Association) Championship Finals at the East of England Showground. Various TARRA qualifiers are held up and down the country during the Summer showing season and yesterday's final was held during the EQUIFEST event. READ MORE

18 August 2014 Overlut Retires

One of the top performers of the past few seasons, Overlut, has been retired. Following his lacklustre run at the end of the campaign in Stratford's two-miler, a contest in which he had triumphed in 2009, 2012 and 2013, he was found to have sustained a hairline fracture of the pelvis. READ MORE

14 August 2014 Northamptonshire handler Sylvia Edmunds retires

Owners who are hoping for success in Mares' contests next season may find victory a little easier to come by due to the retirement from training of Sylvia Edmunds, whose charges have long been a force to be reckoned with in the single-sex races. READ MORE

04 August 2014 Tattersalls Ireland August Sale

The re-vamped Tattersalls Ireland August Sale featuring horses in training and a large catalogue of store horses takes place at Fairyhouse on 12-14 August. There are a number of interesting horses in the horses in training section that would suit UK Pointing, including several promising maidens.  READ MORE

10 July 2014 TIM CURTIS AND JEREMY BARBER APPOINTED TO THE PPA BOARD

The Board of the Point-to-Point Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Independent Members. READ MORE

01 July 2014 Sarah Stebbing retires as Yorkshire Point-to-Point Area Secretary

Sarah Stebbing has experienced many changes during her 15 year tenure as Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Secretary. Starting in 1999, Sarah has been in post for five terms of three years but was rather coerced into the position. "I was at a dinner party when John Furness (area chairman) and Catherine Ward-Roper (the then area secretary) suggested I might like to take on the role as I would find it interesting," recalled Sarah. READ MORE

17 June 2014 END OF SEASON CLEARANCE

The 'Pointing 2014' publication is now available to purchase for the reduced price of £10 (+ p&p). To purchase your copy you can order online by clicking here, or alternatively call our order line on 01933 304792.  READ MORE

16 June 2014 Scene & Heard: Torrington Farmers - Umberleigh

Bridget Andrews is the new national Ladies' champion, but although delighted to have won her first thoughts were for Jacqueline Coward, who started the day one behind but whose challenge ended with a heavy fall in the opening Confined. "I thought Jacqueline would have two winners, and if I could get one we could have shared the title," was Bridget's comment. READ MORE

16 June 2014 Report: Torrington Farmers - Umberleigh

Another thrilling Point-to-Point season came to a close last weekend, when the Torrington Farmers hosted their meeting at Umberleigh on Saturday. READ MORE

13 June 2014 Press Release: THE POINT-TO-POINT AUTHORITY SEEK TWO NEW INDEPENDENT BOARD MEMBERS

The Point-to-Point Authority (PPA) will be recruiting two independent Board Members to replace Tabitha Cave and current Chairman Simon Claisse who both step down at the end of the year. Therefore, they are now seeking applications for these positions and will be appointing the two new Independent members over the summer. READ MORE

12 June 2014 South Wales & Monmouthshire Championships 2014

The South Wales & Monmouthshire Area Championships have now concluded, the final standings can be found below: READ MORE

10 June 2014 Northern Area Championships 2014 - Final Standings

The final standings for the Northern Area Point-to-Point Championships can be found below: READ MORE

10 June 2014 Preview: Torrington Farmers - Umberleigh

The grand finale of this year's British Point-to-Point season takes place on Saturday (June 14th) at Chapelton Barton, near Umberleigh, North Devon. READ MORE

10 June 2014 Report: Tiverton Staghounds - Bratton Down

Robbie Henderson scored a hat-trick of wins at Bratton Down Point-to-Point on Sunday, extending his lead at the top of the area men's jockey leaderboard. Whenharrymetsally gave Henderson his first win of the day in the opening Winston Pincombe Landrovers-sponsored Members race, pleasing the favourite backers who had backed him into odds on. READ MORE

09 June 2014 Wessex Point-to-Point Awards night and end of season party - Friday 4th July

Tickets are now on sale for the Wessex Area Point-to-Point Awards evening and party which will be held at Locketts Farm on Friday, 4th July, starting at 7pm. READ MORE

09 June 2014 Wessex Area Championship Final Standings

The Wessex Area Point-to-Point Championship final standings are as follows: READ MORE

09 June 2014 Yorkshire Area Championships 2014 - Final Standings

The final standings for the Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point season can be found below: READ MORE

05 June 2014 BANNISTER SECURES ROLE AS STABLE AMATEUR AT JACKDAWS CASTLE

Harry Bannister, who won the 2013-14 Amateur National Hunt title, currently has no plans to turn Conditional and is joining Jonjo O'Neill as stable amateur. READ MORE

05 June 2014 North Western Area Championships 2014 - Final Standings

The North Western Area Point-to-Point Championships came to a conclusion at Garthorpe's Meynell & South Staffordshire meeting last Sunday and the final standings are as follows: READ MORE

05 June 2014 MIDLANDS AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 - Final Standings

The Midlands Area Point-to-Point Championships, kindly sponsored by D & M Barthorpe Ltd - (Electrical Contractors), has now concluded and the results are as follows: READ MORE

03 June 2014 Theatre Queen impresses in John Corbett triumph

The highly promising mare Theatre Queen was a deserved winner of the pointtopoint.co.uk John Corbett Champion Novices' Hunter Chase which took place at Stratford on Friday, 30th May. READ MORE

03 June 2014 Scene & Heard: Meynell & South Staffordshire - Garthorpe

To use a cricketing analogy, Tom David has been like a batsman in the nervous nineties - "I've had eight seconds since my last winner," he stated - but he finally reached three figures when scoring an easy victory on Bajan Blu in the 2m4f Maiden, his 71st success between the flags [see also Landmarks]. READ MORE

03 June 2014 Landmarks: June 1st

100th career winner:Tom David, 23, on David Brace's Bajan Blu in the 2m4f Maiden at Garthorpe. Tom, who works for Zara Phillips, opened his account on Tanmeya at Maisemore in 2007, and he rode eight winners as a Conditional. His tally consists of 71 between the flags, 27 under National Hunt Rules, and two on the flat. READ MORE

03 June 2014 Preview: Tiverton Staghounds - Bratton Down

Tiverton Staghounds host the penultimate Point-to-Point meeting of the season, this Sunday June 8th, at Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming. READ MORE

03 June 2014 Report: Haydon - Hexham Racecourse

It might have been one of the warmest days of the year, but heavy rain earlier in the week ensured that the going was as testing as it has ever been on the Point-to-Point track at Hexham Racecourse for last Sunday's Haydon fixture, which brought down the curtain on the 2014 Northern Area season. READ MORE

02 June 2014 Report: Exmoor Foxhounds - Bratton Down

Point-to-Pointing was seen at its best at Bratton Down on Sunday (1st June) with good ground, decent weather, a total of 83 runners and some exciting finishes. READ MORE

02 June 2014 Scene & Heard: Stratford - 30th May

Sam Waley-Cohen's pillar to post victory on Paint The Clouds in the W+S Recycling Champion Hunters' Chase, following his triumph at Wetherby the previous evening on Oscar Time, assured him of the season's Leading Hunter Chase riders' championship. Remarkably it was also his eighth success in as many rides, a quartet of winners under Rules being preceded by a four-timer at Mollington. READ MORE

30 May 2014 Scene & Heard: North Hereford - Hereford Racecourse

"She's a bit of a madam, but she's got ability, and Bridget gave her a really, really good ride", enthused owner Brian Mould, echoing the thoughts of many present after Bridget Andrews' ultra-determined effort on Mares' Maiden winner Miss H Lewiss extended her lead in the National Ladies' Championship to two victories.  READ MORE

29 May 2014 AGA Ladies Open Point-to-Point Championship Final - is this the hottest ever ladies race?

The 2014 AGA point-to-point series concludes tomorrow evening at Stratford Racecourse with a final that At The Races TV presenter, Luke Harvey has described as 'the hottest ever ladies race'. READ MORE

28 May 2014 Scene & Heard: Huntingdon - 27th May

David Kemp signed off for the season with his fifth success in as many rides when Moroman scored an easy victory in this three mile contest, despite his saddle having slipped forward at an early stage. David, though, is used to his mount's tack malfunction. "He's narrow and hasn't much wither," he explained, "so when he pulls hard the saddle always slips, but once he's settled it tends to go back a bit." READ MORE

28 May 2014 Preview: Exmoor Foxhounds - Bratton Down

The second Point-to-Point meeting to be held at the picturesque course of Bratton Down, overlooking Exmoor, takes place this weekend on Sunday June 1st. With the championships hotting up, there promises to be some great action in store. Pony racing heads up the day at 1pm with the main six race card starting at 2pm. A massive 144 entries have been received. READ MORE

28 May 2014 Landmarks: May 24th-25th

150th career winner:John Mathias, 23, on No More Whispers in the Intermediate at Trecoed. It was the second leg of his double initiated in the Men's Open by Rosies Peacock, and was his 21st winner of a campaign which did not get started until the latter half of March, due to his suspension. READ MORE

27 May 2014 Preview: Meynell & South Staffordshire - Garthorpe

The Garthorpe races season concludes on Sunday with a bumper afternoon consisting of seven Point-to-Point races starting at 1:30pm, followed by four pony races (one Meynell race and three PPA Pony Racing Series finals). READ MORE

27 May 2014 Preview: Haydon - Hexham Racecourse

The Northern Area Point-to-Point season draws to a close on Sunday with the Haydon fixture at Hexham Racecourse. It has attracted 95 entries, including 26 from Yorkshire, on a seven race card starting at 2pm, with the main action preceded by pony racing at 1pm. READ MORE

27 May 2014 Report: Berks & Bucks and Staff College & RMAS Draghounds - Kingston Blount

Alan Hill increased his advantage at the head of the Connolly's Red Mills Trainers Championship by saddling a treble at the Berks & Bucks and Staff College & RMAS Draghounds at Kingston Blount on Sunday. READ MORE

27 May 2014 Report: Pembrokeshire - Trecoed

Riding your first winner is one of the most special moments in a jockey's career and the opening Hunt Members race at the Pembrokeshire Point-to-Point saw 16-year-old Stephanie Rogers realise that dream. READ MORE

27 May 2014 Report: South Tetcott - Upcott Cross

Lucette Annie loves Upcott Cross and scored her third course success in the Mens Open here at Monday's Bank Holiday meeting. Although soft ground is probably a pre-requisite, all distances come alike to the consistent mare who had won over four miles at this track six weeks ago. READ MORE

26 May 2014 Report: Fitzwilliam (Milton) - Dingley

A double for Bridget Andrews at the Fitzwilliam (Milton) meeting at Dingley saw her extend her lead over Jacqui Coward in the National Leading Lady Rider Championships to four. Heavy rain prior to the meeting meant the ground was "good to soft, soft in places" but sunshine and a breeze ensured it dried out as the afternoon went on. A good turnout of 46 runners contested the seven races in front of a large bank holiday crowd. READ MORE

23 May 2014 Advance Going: Haydon - Hexham

The Clerk of the Course has given an advance going report for the Haydon Point-to-Point at Hexham on 1st June.  READ MORE

22 May 2014 PPA Newsletter - May 2014

For the latest industry update from the new PPA Executive, Clare Hazell, please click here for the May e-newsletter. READ MORE

22 May 2014 Meynell & South Staffordshire - Garthorpe: Revised Layout Fence 8

The Melton Hunt Club Meeting was the last of the four Leicestershire Meetings on the Garthorpe Course this season with the final meeting in a week's time being the Meynell & South Staffordshire. READ MORE

21 May 2014 Hunters' Chase Eligibility & Provisional Point-to-Point Eligibility 2014/15

Please find below, Hunters' Chase Eligibility (effective from 31st May 2014), and, the PROVISIONAL Point-to-Point Eligibility for the 2014/15 season. READ MORE

21 May 2014 Preview: Berks & Bucks and Staff College & RMAS Draghounds - Kingston Blount

The South Midlands season concludes at Kingston Blount on Sunday as the venue plays host to the Berks & Bucks and Staff College & RMAS Draghounds Point-to-Point. READ MORE

21 May 2014 Preview: North Herefordshire - Hereford Racecourse

With watering underway at Hereford Racecourse for the North Herefordshire Hunt Point-to-Point this coming Saturday (24th), the going conditions are predicted to be ‘good' for the card of a minimum of 7 races. While many assume that the change of venue would mean less work for Bake Phillips and his team, this certainly is not the case and they have worked tirelessly to position the fences etc. for this historic fixture. READ MORE

21 May 2014 Preview: Albrighton & Woodland (South) - Chaddesley Corbett

The destiny of several Area Championships will be decided at Chaddesley Corbett on Monday afternoon, including that for the Leading Lady Rider where Jane Williams currently holds a narrow advantage over Annabel Dalton. READ MORE

21 May 2014 Preview: Pembrokeshire - Trecoed

The Pembrokeshire Hunt have everything ready to stage the final West Wales Point-to-Point meeting of 2014 this coming Sunday 25th May. READ MORE

21 May 2014 Scene & Heard: Gelligaer Farmers - Lower Machen

Findlay's Find continued his recent good form by taking the Men's Open, and this season's three victories between the flags have come in as many outings since Dave Mansell took over in the saddle. "We wanted someone with experience who could tell us exactly where he was at," was trainer Myfanwy Miles's reasoning for booking the senior rider. READ MORE

20 May 2014 Landmarks: May 14th - May 18th

First Winners:16-year-old GCSE student Lucy Mager on Francis du Mesnil, owned by Richard Prince and trained by Jack Barber, in the Hunt race at Cothelstone. Lucy had previously enjoyed success in Pony Racing. READ MORE

20 May 2014 Preview: South Tetcott Foxhounds - Upcott Cross

Point-to-Point action returns to the course at Upcott Cross, Halwill Junction, where the South Tetcott hold their meeting on Bank Holiday Monday May 26. With over 120 entries for the seven race card, attracting some of the top horses and jockeys, it promises to be a great day out for all the family. READ MORE

20 May 2014 Preview: Fitzwilliam (Milton) - Dingley

The third and final Dingley races of the season will be held on Sunday when the Fitzwilliam (Milton) Point-to-Point takes place at this popular venue. 102 entries have been taken in total for 7 races starting at 2pm with the last race due off at 5.30pm. READ MORE

19 May 2014 Report: Grafton - Whitfield

Sussex trainer Georgie Howell ended a seven-year winning drought in style on Sunday as she saddled a double for daughter Tabitha Worsley at the Grafton Point-to-Point at Whitfield. READ MORE

19 May 2014 Report: Clifton-on-Teme - Upper Sapey

Two horse races are generally one-sided affairs, which do little to fire the imagination of the paying public but sometimes they produce surprise results which is exactly what happened during the Clifton-on-Teme meeting at Upper Sapey on Saturday afternoon. READ MORE

19 May 2014 Report: Dulverton West - Bratton Down

The West Country Point-to-Point season entered its final few weeks on Sunday (May 18th) when the Dulverton West fixture became the first of three meetings to be held in late May and June at Bratton Down. READ MORE

19 May 2014 Report: Knutsford Races Club - Tabley

Megan Nicholls, the 16 year old daughter of leading National Hunt trainer Paul Nicholls, was in superb form at a sunny Knutsford Races Point-to-Point meeting held on Sunday 18 May. READ MORE

19 May 2014 Report: Gelligaer Farmers - Lower Machen

James Tudor, who is shortly to make the most important decisions of his life - he is getting married and giving up his long time role as assistant trainer to Evan Williams - had a double at the Gelligaer Farmers Hunt Point-to-Point Steeplechases at picturesque Lower Machen, where a large crowd enjoyed some good racing in sunny conditions. READ MORE

19 May 2014 Report: South Durham - Mordon

The Yorkshire season came to a close this weekend at John Wade's track at Howe Hills, Mordon. Chris Dawson and Richard Smith fought it out furiously for the Gentleman's title and added an extra edge of excitement to the afternoon's action; however it would be Richard Smith that would take the honours with Chris Dawson making a valiant effort in the runner up position. READ MORE

19 May 2014 Report: Melton Hunts Club - Garthorpe

The Midlands Area season reached a dramatic conclusion on Sunday at the Melton Hunts Club meeting at Garthorpe. At the start of the day Tom Strawson was leading Dale Peters in the D & M Barthorpe leading Gentleman Rider Championship by one point. READ MORE

19 May 2014 Report: Border - Hexham Racecourse

Amie Waugh and Tristan Davidson shared the riding honours with doubles in the Border Hunt fixture at Hexham Racecourse on Sunday, while in-form trainer, Victor Thompson also sent out two winners for the third weekend in a row. READ MORE

18 May 2014 Scene & Heard: United Hunts' at Fontwell Park

Start Royal booked his place in the AGA Ladies' Final at Stratford with an easy success in the 3m4f Champion Hunters' Chase, sponsored, as was the whole evening, by Weatherbys. READ MORE

16 May 2014 Report: Weston & Banwell Harriers - Cothelstone

Bridget Andrews doubled her lead in the National table aboard Jill Awdry's Cothelstone Ladies Open winner Latest Trend. Trained at Henstridge, Somerset, by Stuart Penny, Latest Trend tracked 4/7F Overlut - seeking to extend his unbeaten Cothelstone record to five - until taking the lead three out and easing home. "He is as good as anything I've ridden and was awesome today," smiled Bridget. "He found it difficult jumping out of heavy ground in two Wincanton Hunter Chases but his recent Larkhill win for Poppy [Skipper] restored his confidence. He's got a tremendous turn of foot and tonight's firmer ground has enabled him to show it." READ MORE

14 May 2014 Preview: Grafton - Whitfield

Chipping Warden trainer Pauline Harkin, who trained a double at Cheltenham's Hunter Chase evening a fortnight ago, will give stable star Doctor Kingsley the chance to record a seventh course success at Whitfield's Grafton Point-to-Point on Sunday. READ MORE

14 May 2014 Preview: Golden Valley - Bredwardine

If the weather forecast holds true, the going at the Golden Valley Point-to-Point at Bredwardine this Sunday (18th) could be near perfect. READ MORE

14 May 2014 Going Report: Weston & Banwell Harriers - Cothelstone

The latest going report for the Weston & Banwell Harriers meeting on Wednesday 14th May is good, good to firm in places. There is a good covering of grass and a level racing surface.The meeting takes place at Cothelstone (TA4 3DT) and the first race goes at 4:30pm. Admission is £25 per car, £10 single occupancy and £5 for pedestrians.  READ MORE

14 May 2014 Preview: South Durham - Mordon

This Saturday is the final meeting in the Yorkshire calendar and ends with the South Durham meeting. Racing starts at 2pm with a 2m4f Open Maiden and Chris Dawson and Richard Smith will be going all out in their battle for the Gentlemen's title. Chris, renowned for his effectiveness round this course, gained his century of victories at the last meeting here and will no doubt be on the score sheet. READ MORE

14 May 2014 Preview: Border - Hexham

The Border Hunt stages the penultimate fixture of the Northern Area Point-to-Point season at Hexham Racecourse on Sunday 18th May. It has attracted 109 entries on a seven race card, which starts at 2pm. READ MORE

14 May 2014 Preview: Dulverton West -Bratton Down

A fantastic day out for all the family is in store this weekend, when the Dulverton West host their Point-to-Point at Bratton Down on Sunday 18th May, the first of three meetings to be held at the course this season. Over 110 entries have been received for the six race card. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Strong entries for Fontwell's Weatherbys United Hunts Meeting

There are 123 entries for Fontwell Park's Hunter Chase evening on Thursday evening, 22 more than last year. READ MORE

13 May 2014 North Hereford Meeting Information

After several of the early Welsh Border Area fixtures between the flags were wiped out by water-logging, the North Herefordshire Hunt committee refused to give up hope of running their meeting. Point-to-Point secretary, Frank Morgan entered lengthy negotiations for the fixture to be moved to Hereford Racecourse (HR4 9QU) on Saturday, May 24th, and this enterprising move, now signed and sealed, will certainly provide more opportunities for local horse owners. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Reminder: Additional Jockey Club Mares Maiden Races

A reminder that there has been a Jockey Club Mares Maiden Race added at both the North Hereford and the Albrighton & Woodland (South) meetings on Saturday 24th May and Monday 26th May, respectively. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Obituary: Nick Price

Nick Price, who worked tirelessly for the sport both at local and National level, died in hospital on Tuesday, having suffered ill-health for some time. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Nick Wright - Independent Chairman of The Point-to-Point Racing Company

Nick Wright has taken up the post of non-executive independent Chairman of the PTPRC, a role which has previously alternated biennially between PPA and Weatherbys. Nick brings excellent commercial acumen and experience along with direct and lifelong involvement with the sport of Point-to-Pointing. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Preview: Melton Hunts Club - Garthorpe

The Midlands Area Point-to-Point season reaches its climax at Garthorpe on Sunday where the D&M Barthorpe sponsored Area Awards will be decided at the Melton Hunts Club meeting. With Dale Peters and Tom Strawson within a point of each other for the Gentleman Rider's award; Lutie Akinci and Kelly Morgan also split by a point in the Lady Rider's championship, plus a significant Yorkshire entry set to raid Garthorpe an exciting meeting is in prospect. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Preview: Clifton-on-Teme - Upper Sapey

Upper Sapey is used for a variety of equine activities, but once a year it stages Point-to-Point racing at this picturesque course on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire border. It staged its first meeting in 1984, so will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on Saturday afternoon. It is full of twists, turns and undulations and has a unique character all of its own. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Preview: South Durham - Mordon

The Yorkshire Point-to-Point season comes to a close on Saturday 17th May with the South Durham Meeting at Howe Hills, Mordon. The battle for the Gentleman's title could go down to the wire and will be a closely fought contest between current champion Richard Smith and former winner Chris Dawson, although Chris himself conceded that he would probably need a treble to be in with a shout. Given that Chris has already had a four timer at this course during the season it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see him do it! READ MORE

13 May 2014 Preview: Gelligaer Farmers - Lower Machen

The South Wales and Monmouthshire Point-to-Point season comes to an end with the Gelligaer Farmers' fixture at popular Lower Machen on Saturday. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Preview: Weston & Banwell Harriers - Cothelstone

Course specialist Overlut is unbeaten in four Cothelstone outings and seeks a hat-trick of wins in the Weston & Banwell Ladies Open there on Wednesday evening (seven races, 113 entries). The 12yo gelding usually puts in a spectacular front running performance to run his rivals ragged. Other entries include Gwanako (who is more likely to give Megan Nicholls her hunter chase debut in the Wessex Ladies Final at Wincanton the previous day) and stable companion Current Event, who opened his Pointing account at Littlewindsor on Bank Holiday Monday. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Report: Kimblewick - Kingston Blount

Thetford trainer David Kemp guided progressive seven-year-old Moroman to a fourth victory in his last five starts between the flags at Kingston Blount's Kimblewick Point-to-Point on Saturday. The son of Morozov, who landed the Restricted on this card twelve months ago, ran out an easy seven-length scorer of the Conditions race under a typical front-running ride. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Yorkshire Area: retiring declarations team

He's been doing it so long John Pearson isn't actually sure how long he has been acting as the declarations clerk in the Yorkshire Area, "more than 40 years" he surmises, however after some probing from his team, Richard Howard and Melanie Davison it would seem the octogenarian has been in position for nearer 60 years! READ MORE

13 May 2014 Landmark: May 10th

First winner:Robbie David, 19, on Took My Eye, owned and trained by Elizabeth Scott, in the Hunt race at Holnicote. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Report: Bilsdale - Easingwold

This weekend's meeting was courtesy of the Bilsdale Hunt which was held at Easingwold, the second of two meetings at this track. Chris Dawson was the man in form as a trainer and a jockey and was on a high after his inmate Killmacallogue Bay won the Open Maiden under Simon Robinson. Chris also scored in the Mixed Open aboard Know The Rules and keeps him well in the shake up for the Gentleman's Yorkshire title. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Report: Wheatland - Chaddesley Corbett

Two top class riding performances by two of the areas best jockeys proved the highlight of Sundays Wheatland Point-to-Point at Chaddesley Corbett. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Report: Four Burrow - Trebudannon

Jockey Darren Edwards teamed up with Lifton-based trainer Dean Summersby in scoring a first and last race double at a windy but dry Trebudannon. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Report: Minehead Harriers and WEst Somerset - Holnicote

Michael Legg posted his best-ever seasonal score aboard family horse Rush'N'Roll in the Mixed Open. The 24-year-old jockey has won nine races between the flags this season and is enjoying his best season under Rules with six successes. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Report: Bilsdale - Easingwold

The race for the Yorkshire Area Men's Championship is well and truly on between Richard Smith and Chris Dawson but by the final race of the day it was the last thing on Chris' mind. "Forget the championship, Robinson's ridden a winner!" the winning trainer bellowed as Simon Robinson took the AJ Horseboxes Open Maiden on Kilmacallogue Bay. READ MORE

13 May 2014 Report: Cumberland - Aspatria

Despite being sent off the outsider of the party in the Richard Harrison & Sons Open Maiden Race in the Cumberland fixture at Aspatria on Saturday, Angus Crozier's home-bred gelding, Steel Law caused an upset by getting off the mark on only his second career outing. READ MORE

13 May 2014 West Norfolk Foxhounds - Fakenham Racecourse: Meeting Information

Clerk of the course William Wales reported at noon on Saturday May 10 that the Point-to-Point course at Fakenham Racecourse was in fantastic condition prior to Sunday's West Norfolk meeting. READ MORE

12 May 2014 Hunter Chase Schedule: May 21st - May 30th

As we run into the final fortnight of the 2014 Hunters' Chase season below are the details of the remaining eleven races.  READ MORE

09 May 2014 PPORA Award Lunch: Stratford Racecourse - Friday 30th May

Once again the PPORA will be hosting their Annual Award Lunch at Stratford Racecourse on Friday 30th May.  READ MORE

09 May 2014 Advanced Going Report: Dulverton West Foxhounds - Bratton Down

The going on Friday 9th May was confirmed as good to soft.Entries for the meeting close on Sunday 11th May at 8pm and full details can be found on page 287 of The Planner.  READ MORE

09 May 2014 advanced going report: grafton - whitfield

The going on Friday 9th May was confirmed as good, good to soft in places.Six fences have been moved to fresh ground and all running rails on bends have been moved to fresh ground.   READ MORE

09 May 2014 Clifton-on-Teme - Upper Sapey: Advanced Information

All preparations are going well at the moment and the course is in good condition ahead of the meeting on Saturday 17th May. READ MORE

09 May 2014 Preview: Minehead Harriers & West SOmerset - Holnicote

Bedrock Fred, who relishes a sound surface, can record his fourth consecutive win between the flags in Saturday's Minehead Harriers & West Somerset Mixed Open, which has attracted 14 entries. The Larkhill specialist - the eight-year-old has contested his last six races at the Wiltshire venue - showed his well being when staying on strongly to win at the Hursley Hambledon. READ MORE

09 May 2014 Advanced Going Report: West Norfolk - Fakenham Racecourse

The Clerk of the course William Wales reports that the ground is currently good. There is a good covering of grass and it has not been run on since the National Hunt October meeting. He will water to maintain good going if necessary.There will be updates on Talking Point and the East Anglian website throughout the week. READ MORE

09 May 2014 Advanced Going Report: Melton - Garthorpe

At lunchtime today, Brian Crawford the Clerk of the Course for Garthorpe, reported that the course has had good natural rain and the going is good. He will update in the middle of next week. 
All fences and bends have been moved to fresh virgin ground. READ MORE

09 May 2014 Advanced Going Report: Melton - Garthorpe

At lunchtime today, Brian Crawford the Clerk of the Course for Garthorpe, reported that the course has had good natural rain and the going is good. He will update in the middle of next week. 
All fences and bends have been moved to fresh virgin ground. READ MORE

08 May 2014 Knutsford Races Club - Tabley

The Knutsford Races Club Point-to-Point meeting is being held on Sunday18th May at Tabley - with more than £4,000 on offer in prize money the meeting provides the largest purse of any meeting in the calendar. READ MORE

08 May 2014 Scene & Heard: Fakenham - May 6th

Rockiteer kept his unbeaten record in Hunter Chases with a facile success at Fakenham, despite giving weight to all his rivals. Although declared to run at Cheltenham six days earlier, he was taken out when the going was considered unsuitable. "He likes fast ground so there's no point running him on anything softer than good," explained trainer Henry Daly, who was paying his first visit to the Norfolk track for several years - "It could have been eight or ten," he pondered."It was so long ago that I can't remember, but the roads aren't any better!" READ MORE

08 May 2014 Fontwell Hunter Chase Ticket Giveaway

We have teamed up with Fontwell Park Racecourse to give away 4 pairs of tickets to the Weatherbys United Hunts Hunter Chase Evening on Thursday, 15th May. READ MORE

08 May 2014 Hunter Chase Evening Returns to Fontwell Park

Fontwell Park Racecourse will open their gates to racegoers for the sixth time this year next Thursday for their Hunter Chase evening. READ MORE

07 May 2014 Preview: Kimblewick - Kingston Blount

Three-time course winner Tempelpirate, current leader of the PPORA Young Horse Award, can register an eighth success of the campaign at the Kimblewick Point-to-Point at Kingston Blount on Saturday. READ MORE

07 May 2014 Preview: Cumberland - Aspatria

The Northern Area spotlight focuses on the Heathfield course near Aspatria on Saturday 10th May for the Cumberland fixture, which has 80 entries on a seven race card starting at 2pm. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Preview: Bilsdale - Easingwold

Point-to-Point racing returns to Easingwold on Sunday 11th May, this time for the Bilsdale meeting. 99 entries have been received for the seven race card and racing starts at 2pm with the Hunt Members race. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Preview: Fourburrow Foxhounds - Trebudannon

Point-to-Point horse racing action heads back down to the track at Trebudannon, nr St Columb Major, this weekend where the Fourburrow host their second event on Sunday May 11th. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Report: Tredegar Farmers - Lower Machen

There were plenty of thrills and spills for the large crowd which attended the Tredegar Farmers Point-to-Point Steeplechases at picturesque Lower Machen last Saturday. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Report: Banwen Miners - Pentreclwydau

The crowds came out for the Banwen Miners Point-to-Point on Monday and coupled with a sunny day and perfect going they were not disappointed with some exciting racing. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Report: South Shropshire - Eyton-on-Severn

The South Shropshire Point-to-Point at Eyton-on-Severn on 5th May was well attended by a Bank Holiday crowd, and held by kind permission of Lord Barnard, The Hon H F C Vane, Messrs J W Beddoes and D G Moseley. Inclement weather and track conditions that can change rapidly meant that most of the races had smaller fields. Despite this, the racing was good and threw up some surprise results. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Report: Warwickshire - Mollington

It was an afternoon to remember for Upton Viva Stud at the Warwickshire Hunt Point-to-Point at Mollington on Monday as Sam Waley-Cohen rode a four-timer for father Robert. "We've never even run four on the same day before, let alone had four winners!" said owner/trainer Robert Waley-Cohen, whose stables lie just eight miles from the course. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Report: Zetland - Witton Castle

The Zetland hunt held their meeting at Witton Castle on Bank Holiday Monday and with the season slowly drawing to a close the competition is hotter than ever; Jacqueline Coward scored on the day and is trying her hardest to claim her national ladies title for the second year running, whilst Chris Dawson was recording a double on the day and looks a big danger to dethroning Richard Smith at the head of the Yorkshire Men's title. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Report: Zetland - Witton Castle

The Zetland hunt held their meeting at Witton Castle on Bank Holiday Monday and with the season slowly drawing to a close the competition is hotter than ever; Jacqueline Coward scored on the day and is trying her hardest to claim her national ladies title for the second year running, whilst Chris Dawson was recording a double on the day and looks a big danger to dethroning Richard Smith at the head of the Yorkshire Men's title. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Report: Stevenstone - Vauterhill

Jockey Rob Hawker celebrated his 21st birthday at the end of last week and rounded it off in memorable style with a first and last race double at Vauterhill, North Devon, where the rain held off until the fourth race. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Report: Devon & Cornwall - Flete Park

Mister Moonax may be 14 years old but proved that age is no barrier when outstaying his three rivals in the featured four miles Ladies Open on near perfect going at Flete Park. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Report: Devon & Somerset Staghounds - Holnicote

Byerley Bear and his owner Roger Knowles remain on target for National titles after the nine-year-old's gutsy win in Holnicote's Ladies Open. The Exit To Nowhere chesnut is the current co-leader of the National Leading Horse Award table (he and Tempelpirate each having seven wins) while Roger heads the AGA Dual Control Owners Championship list. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Report: Cattistock - Littlewindsor

Megan Nicholls took the outright lead in the National Lady Novice Riders list with a double at Littlewindsor. The Rose Loxton-trained pair Gwanako (Ladies Open) and Current Event (Novice Riders' race) provided the 16-year-old's two successes. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Wessex Area Lady Riders' Series Final Hunter Steeple Chase entries

The Wessex Area Lady Riders' Series Final Hunter Steeple Chase takes place at Wincanton on Tuesday May 13th; entries close on Wednesday May 7th at 12noon with the Racing Operations department at Weatherbys who can be contacted by telephone on 01933 440011. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Landmarks: May 3rd - May 5th

200th career winner:Nick Williams, 28, who is involved with the family's Ogmore Trekking Centre, on Nigel Hopkins's Billy Congo in the members' race at Pentreclwydau. Billy Congo had given Nick his initial training success at Ystradowen in April. 
Nick's tally consists of 155 between the flags, 44 under National Hunt rules and one on the flat. He opened his account on Rimpton Boy at Larkhill in 2002. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Scene & Heard: Fernie - Dingley

Ide No Idea, runner-up in the 4m Open last year, went one better this time under a well-judged ride from Rupert Stearn. The ten-year-old made every yard to see off the challenges of Berties Dream and Empire Builder, with his 2013 conqueror Duke Of Kentford tailed off in fifth. READ MORE

06 May 2014 Report: North Ledbury - Maisemore Park

Maisemore Park is Tash Seely's favourite course because her three successes have all come at this popular riverside venue. Miss Seely, who is part of a major Veterinary Practice in Bourton on the Water, scored an easy win on Brize Norton in the North Ledbury Members on Sunday afternoon. READ MORE

05 May 2014 Report: Fernie - Dingley

Good bank holiday weather led to a large crowd in attendance at Dingley for some exciting racing action when the Fernie held their Point-to-Point on Sunday. The ground-staff had worked hard to water the ground prior to the meeting and were rewarded by a turnout of 47 runners from the 97 entries. READ MORE

05 May 2014 Report: Lauderdale - Mosshouses

It was a case of doubles all round for jockeys, Tom Hamilton and Toby Speke, as well as trainer, Victor Thompson in the Lauderdale fixture at Mosshouses on Sunday. READ MORE

05 May 2014 Report: Pendle Forest & Craven - Heslaker

An inexplicably low number of runners turned out for the Pendle Forest & Craven Hunt Point-to-Point at Heslaker on Saturday 3rd May. The going was perfect with plenty of grass cover and the slightly shortened course meant the course is still a test but the most demanding incline of the hill has been removed. Jacqueline Coward was the jockey in form, riding a double as she bids to regain the lead in the national jockeys' title. READ MORE

05 May 2014 Report: Pendle Forest & Craven - Heslaker

This weekend it was the turn of the Pendle Forest and Craven hunt to stage their meeting near Skipton and the jockey in form yet again was Jacqueline Coward, who like the previous week recorded a double, with both horses trained by her mother Cherry. Racing conditions were officially good and beautiful weather drew a big crowd to the picturesque course. READ MORE

04 May 2014 Advanced going report: cumberland - aspatria

The going at the course on Sunday 4th May was confirmed as good, good to soft. Entries for the meeting close on Monday 5th May at 12:30 pm with The Point-to-Point Racing Company. Entires can be made online by clicking here  or by telephone on 01933 304840.   READ MORE

03 May 2014 Scene & Heard: Cheltenham - April 30th

"Who led the jumps' trainers championship after the first fixture of the season?" could be a question for racing quiz aficionados, but with all due respect there would be few, apart from Point-to-Point supporters, who would name Pauline Harkin.  READ MORE

02 May 2014 Advanced Going Report: Kimblewick - Kingston Blount (Saturday 10th May)

After the course was walked on Wednesday afternoon the going was generally good. There were some heavy periods of rain yesterday which will have eased the ground. READ MORE

02 May 2014 Preview: Banwen Miners - Pentreclwydau

The ground is currently reported as good to soft for Monday's Bank Holiday Banwen Miners Meeting and with a favourable weather forecast a large crowd is anticipated. The meeting has received the largest amount of entries so far for a West Wales meeting; 121 for the seven races. READ MORE

02 May 2014 Preview: Cattistock - Littewindsor

Stable companions Round Tom and Bellsinni Ron can fight out the finish of the Cattistock Mens Open at Littlewindsor on Bank Holiday Monday. The former came right back to his best with an emphatic win at Kingston St Mary on Easter Monday, while Bellsinni Ron, winner of three of his six outings this season, was not disgraced when runner-up to Lucette Annie in the Eggesford's 4-mile Devon National. READ MORE

02 May 2014 Preview: Devon & Somerset Staghounds - Holnicote

Byerley Bear and Gwanako can fight out the finish of the 14-entry Devon & Somerset Staghounds Ladies Open at Holnicote near Minehead this Sunday, 4 May. The former has won six races between the flags this season and showed his wellbeing by holding off Classic Swain at Trebudannon on Easter Monday. READ MORE

01 May 2014 Preview: Warwickshire - Mollington

Local owner/trainer Robert Waley-Cohen is set to unleash a powerful squad of horses at the Warwickshire Hunt Point-to-Point at Mollington this Bank Holiday Monday.  READ MORE

01 May 2014 Preview: Zetland - Witton Castle

Another bank holiday weekend sees another double header of Point-to-Point action, with the Zetland meeting taking place on Monday 5th May. Racing starts at 2pm in the grounds of Witton Castle, where the racecourse at the bottom of a hill provides good viewing as runners race around the lake. READ MORE

01 May 2014 Minehead Harriers and West Somerset - Holnicote: ENTRY INFORMATION

The Entries Secretary of the meeting, Tracey Parker, would like to inform owners/keepers that the fax number in the Planner is no longer in use, so entries cannot be made via fax. Mrs Parker can still be contacted via telephone on 01984 940245, or on her mobile on 07846 967232. Please try the landline number in the first instance. READ MORE

01 May 2014 Preview: Zetland - Witton Castle

The Zetland will be holding their meeting this Bank Holiday Monday at Witton Castle near Bishop Auckland. An exciting seven race card is on offer on ground described as perfect. The Ladies Open looks the most exciting race of the day with both Jill Dawson's classy recruits Palypso De Creek and Minella Class possibly taking their chances. READ MORE

30 April 2014 Wheatland and Albrighton & Woodland (South): Amended points system

The points system for Members Races at the Wheatland and the Albrighton & Woodland (South) Point-to-Points have been altered. READ MORE

30 April 2014 Preview: Pendle Forest & Craven - Heslaker

The Pendle Forest and Craven takes their turn at staging their meeting this Saturday near Skipton. Typically a very testing track that usually suits a horse with plenty of stamina, this year, organisers have shortened the course to make it less demanding on the runners. The first race is a Club Members race which kicks things off at 2pm. READ MORE

30 April 2014 Preview: Stevenstone - Vauterhill

Monday's Point-to-Point, May 5th, is to be held at Vauterhill, High Bickington, where The Stevenstone will be hosting their first event for two years at the course. The first race is off at 2pm, with six races attracting nearly 100 entries. Extensive drainage work has been completed at the course, which is reported to have a good grass covering. READ MORE

30 April 2014 Preview: Modbury Harriers - Flete Park

It is the turn of the Modbury Harriers to hold their Point-to-Point at the stunning Flete Park course, this Saturday May 3rd. Pony racing heads up the action at 1pm, with a six-race main card starting at 2pm. READ MORE

30 April 2014 Preview: Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace - Northaw

A strong entry of 99 horses has been received for the Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace Point-to-Point at Northaw, near Potters Bar, on Bank Holiday Monday May 5. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Hunter Chase Schedule: May 2nd - May 15th

As we move into the final month of the Hunters' Chase season we have a varied assortment of sixteen races in the first half of the month.  READ MORE

29 April 2014 Preview: Radnor & West Hereford - COld Harbour

The Radnor & West Hereford Hunt fixture at Cold Harbour this Sunday (May 4th) has attracted a healthy 125 entries for the seven races on the card, which will be preceded by three pony races. The flag will drop for the first pony race at 12.45pm, and they will run at 20 minute intervals. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Preview: Lauderdale - Mosshouses

Although there are still four fixtures remaining in the Northern Area season, the final Scottish action takes place on Sunday 3rd May with the popular Lauderdale card at Mosshouses. It has attracted a bumper total of 102 entries on a seven race programme starting at 2pm, with the main event preceded by pony racing at 1pm. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Preview: Fernie - Dingley

The second Dingley races of 2014 takes place on Sunday when the Fernie hold their annual Point-to-Point meeting. 97 entries have been taken in total for the 6 races starting at 2pm. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Prestigious intermediate championship at Exeter on Ladies’ Night

Point-to-Point enthusiasts will be heading to Exeter Racecourse next Tuesday (May 6) when the track stages the prestigious final of the Devon and Cornwall Intermediate Point-to-Point Series at its annual Ladies' night. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Preview: North Ledbury - Maisemore Park

Tim Eades' stable has gone from strength to strength this season and their winning run is likely to continue at Maisemore Park on Monday afternoon. The Storridge based trainer holds 4 of the 6 entries in the Members. The Magherally Man won again at Brampton Bryan last weekend so may be given a rest while In the Dock, Winds of War and Bamboleo are preferred in that order. No doubt he will keep his opponents guessing as to which one he runs until nearer the time. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Preview: Tredegar Farmers - Lower Machen

There are 123 entries for the Tredegar Farmers Hunt Point-to-Point meeting at the popular Lower Machen racecourse on Saturday. Racing gets under way at 2pm with the Restricted race and of the 21 entries the ones to note are David Gibbs' Lemonade King, Luke Price's What An Article and the Amber Griffiths trained Myoran Oscar. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Preview: Pendle Forest & Craven - Heslaker

A slightly modified course provides the setting for the Pendle Forest & Craven Hunt Point-to-Point at Heslaker on Saturday 3rd May. The course is now a furlong and a half shorter than in previous years as a result of bypassing the steeper pull of the hill. Racing starts at 2.00pm with the Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Club Members Race where 17 horses have been entered. Banny's Lad has won twice at Sheriff Hutton this season, the last time on firm ground and he may appreciate conditions on the easy side. Mr Mercurial is another who is on the upgrade along with Abbeyview, however this race could go the way of Ours for Abbie Knowlson as this horse really appreciates a trip and is in good heart. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Report: Axe Vale Harriers - Stafford Cross

Heavy April showers, which included a vicious hail storm for good measure, punctuated the afternoon at Stafford Cross which featured a second double of the weekend for Will Biddick on the rain softened ground. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Report: York & Ainsty - Easingwold

The York and Ainsty Hunt staged their meeting this weekend at their picturesque course near Easingwold. Large crowds turned out for the seven race card which was run on outstanding ground and all credit should go to clerk of the course Philip Clark and his team for preparing it in such an order. The three jockeys in form on the day were Chris Dawson, Jacqueline Coward and Will Milburn; all of whom recorded a double. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Report: York & Ainsty - Easingwold

Doubles were the order of the day for jockeys Jacqueline Coward and Chris Dawson at the York & Ainsty Point-to-Point on Sunday, but it was Will Milburn who started the trend, riding his first ever double in the first two races. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Report: Fife - Balcormo Mains

It was great to see the Fife Foxhounds Point-to-Point Races back in business at Balcormo Mains last Saturday, after being missing from the schedules since April 2011. Overnight rain ensured near perfect jumping ground, which was on the soft side of good, and a decent crowd enjoyed some competitive action with 37 runners facing the starter on a six race card. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Report: Quorn - Garthorpe

Claire Lomas was guest of honour at the Quorn Point-to-Point where she was signing copies of her book "Finding My Feet" and raising funds for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation. Claire was paralysed in a riding accident in 2007 and spoke on the P.A. about her life before and after her injuries. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Report: Berkeley - Woodford

23-year-old Frances Poole and One To Note caused a major surprise when beating the odds-on favourite, Ned the Post, in the Members Race during the Berkeley Point-to-Point at Woodford on Saturday afternoon. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Report: Farmers BLoodhounds - Whitfield

Rain in the 24 hours leading up to the meeting resulted in the going here being good to soft, soft in places, but for most of the meeting itself it was bright and sunny with a reasonable turn-out of 38 runners in the seven races. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Report: United Pack - Brampton Bryan

It was an inspirational day of racing at the United Pack fixture at Brampton Bryan. Clerk of the course, Wayne Tuffin, had put in his usual graft behind the scenes with his team to produce almost perfect ground, and despite cloudbursts, eventually a decent crowd arrived to enjoy the stories and drama that unfolded. It was certainly a day that several will never forget. READ MORE

29 April 2014 Landmarks: April 26th & 27th

50th career winner:Bridget Andrews, 20, on Time Gentlemen in the Intermediate at Tabley. Her tally includes seven under National Hunt rules and one on the flat. Bridget, the 2010/11 National Novice champion, went on to record a double in the Mixed Open on Quantum Theory, trained, like Time Gentlemen, by Gary Hanmer, and she is now the clear leader in the ladies' senior title race. READ MORE

27 April 2014 Banwen Miners Entries

Please be reminded that the Point-to-Point Racing Company are taking entries for the Banwen Miners Point-to-Point at Pentreclwydau on May 5th and these will close at 12.30 pm on Monday April 28th. READ MORE

27 April 2014 Scene & Heard: United Pack - Brampton Bryan

The Mutual Admiration Society was in evidence after the Mixed Open victory of The Magherally Man, with owner Chris Esling, trainer Tim Eades and jockey Will Telfer having praise for one another in equal measure.  READ MORE

25 April 2014 Advanced going: Modbury Harriers - Flete Park (Saturday 3rd My)

The current going (on Friday 25th) at Flete Park for the Modbury Harriers Point-to-Point on Saturday 3rd May is GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES.  READ MORE

25 April 2014 Scene & Heard: Fakenham - April 21st

Three generations of the Wright family had a day to remember at Fakenham, when Thornleigh Ben took the coveted Queen's Cup Hunters' Chase in the hands of 19-year-old Archie Wright, his first ride under Rules. READ MORE

25 April 2014 Preview: Tivyside & Carmarthenshire - Lydstep

The Lydstep course team are busy preparing the track, which is due to stage its third and final meeting of the season, the Tivyside & Carmarthenshire Hunt, this coming Sunday 27th April. READ MORE

25 April 2014 Report: South Pembrokeshire - Lydstep

The sun shone on Bank Holiday Monday, bringing out the crowds for the South Pembrokeshire Point-to-Point at Lydstep. The people of Pembrokeshire always enjoy supporting their local owners, trainers & jockeys at the races and here they were not disappointed with Manobier's John Mathias taking the riding honours with a treble, closely followed by Sepaside's Jodie Hughes, who has totally transformed her season by riding a double at the meeting. READ MORE

25 April 2014 Tredegar Farmers entries deadline extended

Please be advised that the entries closing deadline for the TREDEGAR FARMERS Point-to-Point due to run on Saturday, 3rd May has changed to Monday, 28th April, 12noon. READ MORE

23 April 2014 Landmarks: April 21st

100th Career Winner: Philip Hall on Glint Of Steel, trained by himself for Pat Wilkins, in the Mens Open at Aldington. Phil opened his account at the age of 20 on Glenavey at Heathfield in 1995. He is the reigning South East area champion, and his tally includes ten under Rules. READ MORE

23 April 2014 Radnor & West Hereford - Cold Harbour: Course Alterations

The Radnor & West Hereford meeting on 4th May 2014 will now be run over an altered course; alterations to the fence layout have been approved by Course Inspector, Peter Hobbs.  READ MORE

23 April 2014 Preview: Farmers Bloodhounds - Whitfied

Saturday's Farmers Bloodhounds Point-to-Point at Whitfield Racecourse has received the largest entry of all five meetings to be held in Britain on that day. The going (Tuesday evening) is reported as ‘good' with watering set to take place as necessary throughout the week to enable the best possible racing conditions. READ MORE

23 April 2014 Preview: Fife Foxhounds - Balcormo Mains

All roads lead to Balcormo Mains on Saturday 26th April for the revival of the Fife Point-to-Point Races after a three year absence from the schedules. It has attracted a total of 75 entries on a six race programme, which starts at 2pm, with the main action preceded at 1.15pm by a parade of the Fife Foxhounds. READ MORE

23 April 2014 Preview: York & Ainsty - Easingwold

104 entries have been received for the York & Ainsty Hunt Point-to-Point meeting which takes place at Rising Sun Farm, Easingwold on Sunday 27th April. Four entries have been received for the Hunt Race and Dead Ringa looks to be the one to beat; if things go right for him and new jockey Will Milburn, deputising for his injured girlfriend Emma Todd who has struck up such a good partnership with the horse. READ MORE

23 April 2014 Preview: Axe Vale - Stafford Cross

The Axe Vale host this weekend's Point-to-Point horse racing at Stafford Cross, near Seaton, East Devon on Sunday 27th April.  Pony racing, sponsored by Rob Perry Marine, head's up the action at 12 noon, followed by the main seven race card, starting at 1.30pm. Over 100 entries have been received. READ MORE

23 April 2014 North Ledbury - Maisemore Park: Entries email amendment

The correct email address for the entries secretary, Miss Jane Allfrey, is: janeallfrey@hotmail.com         Please use the above email address for correspondence, not the email address published in The Planner. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Preview: Quorn - Garthorpe

The Quorn Point-to-Point races take place at Garthorpe on Sunday - 91 entries have been taken in total for the seven races starting at 1pm. Claire Lomas will be the guest of honour; she will be doing a book signing and talking about her achievements following a life changing riding accident. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Preview: Berkeley - Woodford

Ned the Post and Our Joycey finished first and second in last year's Members Race and these two old stalwarts could renew their rivalry in the same event at the Berkeley Point-to-Point at Woodford on Saturday afternoon. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Preview: United Pack - Brampton Bryan

Clerk of the course, Wayne Tuffin has been hard at work with his team to provide the best possible going for United Pack fixture on Saturday (26th April), and hopefully the latest rain will alleviate any need to water the riverside venue at Brampton Bryan (SY7 OJT). However, the bowser is on hand just in case! READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: Four Burrow - Trebudannon

It was a good day for the lady jockeys at the Four Burrow meeting, where Bryony Frost and Vicky Wade each scored doubles. In addition, Leanda Tickle rode Byerley Bear to win the Ladies Open, which left only a couple of races for the boys. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: Dartmoor Foxhounds - Flete Park

The car parks were bursting to capacity for the Dartmoor meeting in the glorious setting of Flete Park. A record crowd saw cars having to queue on the surrounding approach roads as punters merged with picnickers on the hill side with not a blade of grass to spare. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: Cleveland - Mordon

The Cleveland staged their meeting at Howe Hills, Mordon this weekend by the kind permission of John Wade. The man in form was Chris Dawson, who not only recorded a treble but also completed a century of winners. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: Staintondale - Sheriff Hutton

The Staintondale who normally stage their meeting at Charm Park near Wykeham, joined forces with Jack Berry to help raise funds for "The house that Jack built" at Sheriff Hutton by the kind permission of Mick Easterby. The day was blessed with glorious weather all day and a huge crowd turned out to see an exciting 6 race card. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: Old Berks - Lockinge

An early estimated crowd of 8,000 flocked to Lockinge Racecourse on Bank Holiday Easter Monday. The annual Charles Stanley Point-to-Point and Country Day is held just outside Wantage, Oxfordshire and is organised by the Old Berks Hunt and is regarded as a highlight in the sporting and social calendar. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: Kimblewick - Kimble

Good racing with some close finishes were enjoyed by a ten year record crowd of over 8,000 at the Coral Kimblewick Easter Point-to-Point race meeting. The organising committee of the Coral Kimblewick Easter Point-to-Point were delighted that the estimated crowd of over 8,000 race goers were well entertained by good, safe racing and some thrillingly close finishes. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: Taunton Vale - Kingston St Mary

Will Biddick rode a treble to secure the Angie Burrough Memorial Trophy (for the season's leading jockey at the Cotley, Seavington and Taunton Vale fixtures) with a record 33 points at Fennington Farm on Monday. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: South & West Wilts - Larkhill

There were doubles for jockeys Rilly Goschen and Poppy Skipper and a training treble for Poppy's boss, Henstridge-based Stuart Penny, at Larkhill on Saturday. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: Staintondale - Sheriff Hutton

Gorgeous weather pulled the crowds to Sheriff Hutton for the Staintondale Hunt Point-to-Point, which was also run in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund's northern project, ‘The House That Jack Built'; a specialist rehabilitation centre for injured jockeys. The ground was firm, with good to firm places although there was an excellent covering of grass. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: Vine & Craven - Hackwood Park

Richard Defago, ace amateur track motorcyclist, swapped two wheels for four legs at Hackwood Park's Vine & Craven Point-to-Point on Monday, when he rode his second winner from only three rides, on his own horse Gamato. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: Llangeinor - Pyle

David Brace OBE, whose Silver Token was runner-up to Findlay's Find in the Lady Dudley Cup on Saturday, had a brace of winners at his own meeting, the Llangeinor Hunt, held at his Dunraven Stud farm at Pyle, near Bridgend. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: Cleveland - Mordon

It was a landmark day for Chris Dawson at his local track, who on riding a treble managed to reach the 100 winner mark in Point-to-Points and Hunter Chases. The winners were Chris' only rides of the day and there is no-one who rides this track better. "I've ridden about 40 winners here," said the triumphant jockey, "this is my home track and Mr Wade has been a big supporter so it's very fitting that the 100 came here." READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: Braes of Derwent - Corbridge

Tom Hamilton extended his lead over Nick Orpwood in the Northern Area Men's Jockeys Championship to ten points with a double on the Andrew Hamilton-trained geldings, Bayfirth and Toreador, in the well supported Braes of Derwent Point-to-Point meeting at Downhills, Corbridge on Easter Monday. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: South Notts - Thorpe Lodge

A very large crowd was in attendance at a warm and sunny Thorpe Lodge for the annual Point-to-Point races where rider Tom Strawson completed his first ever double. READ MORE

22 April 2014 Report: North Cotswold - Paxford

A large Bank Holiday crowd witnessed 16-year-old Jake Launchbury ride his first winner on Smugglers' Run in the Novice Riders Race at Monday's North Cotswold Point-to-Point at Paxford. READ MORE

21 April 2014 Landmarks: April 19th & 20th

100 Point-to-Point Winners:David Kemp, 35, who reached his century between the flags with a Dingley double on a pair from his own yard, My Nosy Rosy in the 2m4f Maiden and Duffryrover in the 3m Maiden. READ MORE

21 April 2014 Report: Woodland Pytchley - Dingley

Record crowds flocked to Dingley to enjoy the races and spring sunshine, with bank holiday traffic congestion causing the first race to be put back by 30 minutes to allow horseboxes to access the course. 37 runners contested the 7 races and the jockeys were full of praise for the ground staff who had watered during the recent dry spell. READ MORE

21 April 2014 Advance Going: Farmers Bloodhounds - Whitfield

Ahead of entries closing at 12.30, the Farmers Bloodhounds at Whitfield have provided the following going update: Due to sufficient overnight rain, going has eased dramatically and is now good all over. READ MORE

19 April 2014 Advance Going: Fife - Balcormo Mains

The organisers at the Fife Point-to-Point to be held at Balcormo Mains on Saturday 26th April have given an advance going report of good, with a few good to firm places. The course will be watered as neccesary throughout the week starting on Monday. READ MORE

19 April 2014 United Pack - Brampton Bryan: Advance going

Wayne Tuffin, clerk of the course for the United Pack Point-to-Point fixture next Saturday (26th) at Brampton Bryan (SY7 0JT) reports that the course has recovered well after the Teme Valley meeting, and that the bends and running lines have been moved wherever possible. Significant rain is forecast in the week, but should it not be sufficient, Wayne is poised with the bowser to provide the best going possible. "It's looking good, and I'm confident it'll be decent ground next Saturday," he said. READ MORE

17 April 2014 Point-to-Point Racing Company Office Opening Hours

A reminder that the office will be open tomorrow (Good Friday) from 9am-12pm for people wishing to make entries for Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th. READ MORE

17 April 2014 United Pack - Brampton Bryan: Dodson & Horrell Race

The United Pack meeting at Brampton Bryan on Saturday 26th April will now host a Dodson & Horrell sponsored race for Novice Riders, in place of the fifth race on the card (3:15pm). This is due to the South Hereford meeting being cancelled. Entries close on Monday 21st April with The Point-to-Point Racing Company and can be made online by clicking here  or by telephone on: 01933 304840. READ MORE

17 April 2014 Hunter Certificate Deadline for Easter entries

A reminder that for all entries closing over the Easter weekend (including Easter Monday), for racing on 26th & 27th April, Hunter Certificates must be registered by 12noon on Thursday 17th April - due to Good Friday Bank Holiday the following day. READ MORE

17 April 2014 Preview: Taunton Vale - Kingston St Mary

Former top chaser Aiteen Thirtythree can complete a Pointing hat-trick in the Taunton Vale Mixed Open at Kingston St Mary on Easter Monday. The ten-year-old, winner of a bumper, a hurdle and two chases under Rules, made a winning return to Points at Kilworthy before easily outclassing his field at the Portman. The 25 entries include Round Tom, yet to show his best in two outings this season, the Targetts' prolific Mendip Farmers winner Thinkaboutthat, Wadebridge and Cotley winner Bellflower Boy and Classic Swain, who seems to show his best in the spring. Former Alan King stable companions Lake Legend , who is unbeaten in his five races between the flags to date, and Iron Chancellor - a good third in a recent Wincanton Hunter Chase - may be the two to chase home Aiteen Thirtythree. READ MORE

17 April 2014 Preview: South & West Wilts - Larkhill

Bedrock Fred could revisit Larkhill on Saturday to fight out the finish of the South & West Wilts Mens Open. El Tanner's 8-year-old gelding has contested his last six races at the Wiltshire venue, winning three, and came from last to first in 100 yards to triumph at the Hursley Hambledon here on Sunday. Round Tom, winner of the 2013 corresponding contest, has yet to show his best in two outings this season, but will be suited by the Larkhill course and sound surface. Siddington winner Forget Bob, Gunner Be Quick, winner of a match for the Portman Confined a fortnight ago, and dual 2014 third Trueflyingcolours are three more to consider, but Bedrock Fred gets the vote to extend his Larkhill sequence to four. READ MORE

17 April 2014 Preview: South Pembrokeshire - Lydstep

Point-to-Point horseracing has been staged at the picturesque South Pembrokeshire course of Lydstep since 1948, and this coming Easter Monday the course, which lies 3 miles West of Tenby along the A4139, is all set to welcome a bumper Bank Holiday crowd. READ MORE

17 April 2014 Preview: Staintondale - Sheriff Hutton

The Staintondale, who usually stage their meeting at Charm Park near Wykeham, have shifted their meeting this year and teamed up with "The House That Jack Built" which has begun construction in Malton. The exciting seven race card gets under way at 2pm with the Intermediate race. READ MORE

17 April 2014 Preview: Essex & Suffolk - Higham

Saveiro and Start Royal and their respective pilots, sisters Bridget and Gina Andrews, could renew their rivalry at the Essex & Suffolk Point-to-Point meeting at Higham on Easter Saturday April 19 which has attracted 64 entries. READ MORE

16 April 2014 Preview: Llangeinor - Pyle

A big crowd is expected at the Llangeinor Hunt Point-to-Point on Saturday which is being held for the second time at the Dunraven Stud at Pyle, near Bridgend. Mr Brace OBE, who owns and manages the stud, recently sent out his ninth winner of the season and it will come as a surprise if he fails to saddle a winner or two this Easter weekend. READ MORE

16 April 2014 Preview: Braes of Derwent - Corbridge

All roads lead to the Downhills course near Corbridge on Easter Monday (April 21st) for the Braes of Derwent fixture, which has attracted 86 entries on a seven race card starting at 1.30pm. This will be only the second time since 1986 that the track has staged Easter Monday action. As usual, it offers the Northern Area's best prize money with a total of £2600 up for grabs, including a first prize of £350 in both Open Races and £200 in each of the other five contests. READ MORE

16 April 2014 Report: Ludlow - Bitterley

The crowds flocked to the Ludlow Hunt Point-to-Point at Bitterley, and had plenty going on to entertain them between the eight races, plus two fast and furious pony races. Local National Hunt trainer, Henry Daly and his team had done a marvellous job on the course, which boasted a beautiful carpet of grass, and many connections made favourable comments. READ MORE

16 April 2014 Preview: Four Burrow - Trebudannon

Trebudannon near St Columb Major is the location for Easter Monday's Point-to-Point meeting, April 21st, where the Four Burrow will be holding their race day. Seven races are on offer and over 100 entries have been received. READ MORE

16 April 2014 Preview: Dartmoor Foxhounds - Flete Park

The Dartmoor Foxhounds Point-to-Point this Saturday April 19th, is held at the popular party track and stunning location of Flete Park. It promises to be a fabulous family day out. Pony racing heads up the action at 1pm with two pony races, followed by the main seven race card commencing at 2pm. READ MORE

16 April 2014 Report: Ystrad Taf Fechan - Ystradowen

Messrs William Corrigan and Roger Willcox, who sponsored the Intermediate race at the Ystrad Taf Fechan Hunt Point-to-Point Steeplechases last Saturday, had plenty to smile about after it was judged that their seven-year-old Patricktom Boru, partnered by Evan David, had beaten the odds-on favourite Mr Mercurial, ridden by Paddy Gerety, by a short head in a controversial and exciting finish. READ MORE

15 April 2014 Landmarks: April 12th & 13th

First winners: Bryan Cullinane, 21, on It's Like That in the Members' race at Andoversford. Bryan had a few rides between the flags in Ireland, and he now works for Jonjo O'Neill. Rachel Talbot, 26, on Ilongue in the Ladies' Open at Andoversford. READ MORE

15 April 2014 Preview: Vine & Craven - Hackwood Park

Three winners from the recent meeting at Hackwood Park are poised to be on the Hampshire circuit on Easter Monday - 21 April. Clerk of the course Bill Welling is confident that the going will not become firm whatever the weather over the weekend, following 25mm of rain last week. READ MORE

15 April 2014 Preview: Cleveland - Mordon

This week sees a double header in Yorkshire for the Easter weekend; the first coming on Sunday with the Cleveland Point-to-Point at Howe Hills, Mordon, and happens to be the only Point-to-Point meeting in the country on that day. 105 entries have been received for this seven race card which should be well-supported. READ MORE

15 April 2014 Preview: Staintondale - Sheriff Hutton

The Staintondale Hunt Point-to-Point will be the second meeting at Sheriff Hutton this year and is being run in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund's latest project; The House That Jack Built, a rehabilitation centre currently under construction in Malton, due to be completed by the end of the year. Racing starts at 1.15pm with the first of two pony races, quickly followed by the second at 1.20pm, which are both sponsored by Tim Easterby Racing Partnerships. READ MORE

15 April 2014 Preview: North Cotswold - Paxford

The Cotswolds offer visitors a variety of attractions over the Easter Holiday period including the village of Paxford, which plays host to the annual North Cotswold Point-to-Point on Monday afternoon. This meeting has always been popular with the Point-to-Point enthusiast or the casual visitor, as they are able to enjoy unparalleled views across the whole course. READ MORE

15 April 2014 Preview: Cleveland - Mordon

95 entries have been made for the Cleveland Point-to-Point which takes place on Sunday 20th April. Racing starts at 1.30pm and all under 16's will be given a free creme egg on arrival to celebrate Easter Sunday. READ MORE

15 April 2014 Preview: South Notts - Thorpe Lodge

The annual South Notts Point-to-Point race meeting takes place at Thorpe Lodge on Easter Monday where 89 entries have been taken for a 7 race card beginning at 1pm. The Point-to-Point is an excellent occasion for a family picnic and a traditional part of Easter for many people. READ MORE

15 April 2014 Preview: Woodland Pytchley - Dingley

The popular Woodland Pytchley Point-to-Point takes place at Dingley on Easter Saturday and a large crowd is expected for the 7 races beginning at 2pm. 105 entries have been taken in total with some exciting racing action in prospect. READ MORE

15 April 2014 Report: Eggesford Foxhounds - Upcott Cross

The going was very testing for the Eggesford meeting at Upcott Cross with race times exceeding seven minutes. Lucette Annie relished the conditions in winning the four miles Devon National. This game mare was sent zooming clear of her rivals by jockey Darren Edwards on the top bend before staying on to score comfortably from the consistent Bellsinni Ron, with pace setting Double Dizzy a commendable third. READ MORE

15 April 2014 Report: West Somerset Vale - Cothelstone

Will Biddick increased his lead in the national table with a Cothelstone double aboard Mixed Open winner Minella Fifty and Champagne Rosie (TBA  Fillies & Mares race). The former held off Un Ami (Chester Williams) after Will had crucially retained the inside line when challenged on the final bend. "We've skipped an Intermediate, as we thought this would be an easier race," said Barnstaple owner-trainer Claire Hitch. "The only problem is I didn't have a single penny on at 10/1!" READ MORE

15 April 2014 Report: Atherstone - Clifton-on-Dunsmore

A large crowd turned up to enjoy the spring sunshine and some exciting racing action at the Atherstone Point-to-Point held at Clifton-on-Dunsmore on Sunday.46 runners contested the 7 races on ground officially described as "good to soft, soft in places". READ MORE

15 April 2014 Report: Cotswold Vale Farmers - Andoversford

Sunday's Cotswold Vale Farmers Point-to-Point and Country Fair was blessed with fine weather. With the majority of the races confined to Novice or Veteran Riders this fixture provides an opportunity for smaller stables and it allowed two riders to score their first successes. READ MORE

15 April 2014 Report: Bedale - Hornby Castle

The Bedale Hunt enjoyed a fantastic meeting this weekend at Hornby Castle, where spectators turned out in their droves for the six race card, with the highlight being the £1000 Mens Open which was a qualifier for the final at Cheltenham at the end of April. READ MORE

14 April 2014 Clare Hazell joins the PPA

The PPA is pleased to announce that Clare Hazell has started with the PPA today and can be contacted via the following details: READ MORE

14 April 2014 Taunton Vale Entries - Incorrect Email Address

PLEASE NOTE: The email address for Fiona Walker, entries secretary at the Taunton Vale, should be fionajwalker@live.co.uk not fionawalker@ive.co.uk. If you have emailed entries to the incorrect address, please contact Fiona urgently on 01278 663801 or re-send your email to the correct address. READ MORE

13 April 2014 Report: Cumberland Farmers - Dalston

It may have taken four years and twenty-three career starts before Flaming Thistle got off the mark at Overton last month but Mercy Hodge's charge wasted no time in doubling his tally in the NB Lancaster & Co. Restricted Race at the Cumberland Farmers meeting at Dalston on Saturday. READ MORE

13 April 2014 Report: Bedale - Hornby Castle

Good ground with lots of grass ensured plenty of runners took part in the Bedale Point-to-Point on Saturday 12th April. READ MORE

12 April 2014 Vale of Lune: Whittington - Advance Going

The Clerk of the Course at Whittington has provided the following advance going ahead of the Vale of Lune meeting on Easter Saturday. READ MORE

12 April 2014 Staintondale: Sheriff Hutton - Mon 21st April

Organisers would like to remind Owners/Keepers that entries for the Staintondale Point-to-Point close at 8pm on Saturday 12th April.  READ MORE

12 April 2014 Hunter Chase Schedule: April 17th - April 30th

Fourteen further Hunters' Chases are scheduled for the second half of April as seen on the table below. READ MORE

11 April 2014 Dartmoor - Flete Park: Clydesdale Racing

Saturday 19th April will see a first for a Point-to-Point, the Dartmoor Hunt are featuring a 5 runner Clydesdale race. First seen at Exeter Racecourse, Adventure Clydesdales are once again providing the runners for this unique spectacle. The Clydesdales will be ridden by local Hunt Masters, so there are sure to be thrills and spills. The race will be held in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance, and will be included in a full card of Point-to-Point and Pony races, starting at 1pm. READ MORE

11 April 2014 Chiddingfold, leconfield & cowdray - parham: Race Changes

 The Chiddingfold, Leconfield & Cowdray meeting at Parham on Saturday 26th April now has an amended race structure for the day. A revised Planner page can be viewed by clicking here. READ MORE

11 April 2014 East Kent with West Street - Aldington Prize Money Changes

The prize money breakdown for the Mens and Ladies Open races is now: £300 to the winner, £150 to the second and £100 to the third. For all the other races: £175 to the winner, £100 to the second and £75 to the third.Please click here  to view the updated Planner page for full details.  READ MORE

11 April 2014 Preview: Ystrad Taf Fechan - Ystradowen

Point-to-Point Steeplechasing returns to the Vale of Glamorgan on Saturday when the Ystrad Taf Fechan Hunt stage their annual races at Uplands Farm, Ystradowen. READ MORE

11 April 2014 Advanced Going Report: Braes of Derwent - Corbridge

The going on Friday 11th April was confirmed as good to soft and good along the top of the course, with a good covering of grass. READ MORE

11 April 2014 Preview: West Somerset Vale - Cothelstone

Tim and Irene Sage's Perfectly Willing can make a winning first appearance in Open race company in the West Somerset Vale Mixed Open at Cothelstone on Saturday. The eight-year-old, who showed top-notch form when runner-up to highly rated Sharp Suit at Kingston Blount, showed his wellbeing when pulling clear of sole rival Alskamatic at Larkhill. READ MORE

11 April 2014 Advanced Going Report: Old Berkshire - Lockinge

The going on Friday 11th April was confirmed as good, with a wonderful covering of grass, ahead of the Old Berkshire meeting on Easter Monday 21st April. The course has benefitted from the application of 125 tonnes of compost over the autumn, and looks good for this. Entries close with the Point-to-Point Racing Company on Monday 14th April at 12:30pm and can be made online by clicking here, or over the telephone on: 01933 304840.  READ MORE

11 April 2014 Correction to entry deadline: Vine & Craven - Hackwood Park (21st April)

The entry deadline for the Vine & Craven Hunt at Hackwood Park on Monday 21st April, is MONDAY 14th APRIL at 12:30pm. All other details remain as on Page 247 of The Planner. READ MORE

10 April 2014 Entry alteration: South & West Wilts - Larkhill

Entires for the South & West Wilts meeting at Larkhill on Saturday 19th April will now be taken through the Point-to-Point Racing Company. Entries close on Monday 14th April at 12:30pm and can be made online by clicking here, or by telephone on: 01933 304840. All other details remain as on page 232 of The Planner.  READ MORE

10 April 2014 Advanced Going Report: Dartmoor Foxhounds - Flete Park (Saturday 19th April)

The going on Thursday 10th April was confirmed as good to soft, soft in places, with a dry week expected. READ MORE

10 April 2014 Advanced Going Report: Essex & Suffolk - Higham (Saturday 19th April)

Watering will take place (presuming the current dry spell continues) prior to the Essex & Suffolk meeting at Higham on Easter Saturday April 19th. Entries for this fixture close at noon on Monday April 14th. READ MORE

10 April 2014 THE NATIONAL WEBSITE - Your views please

The Board of the Point-to-Point Racing Company (owned jointly by Weatherbys and the PPA) have agreed that the sport's national site www.pointtopoint.co.uk  is in need of an update to allow greater portability to other digital platforms (iphones, ipads and so forth) and have consequently committed funding for this project. READ MORE

10 April 2014 Preview: Bedale - Hornby Castle

This weekend sees the Bedale Hunt stage their annual meeting at Hornby Castle on Saturday, with the first race being the Confined Hunts race which kicks things off at 1:30pm. The feature race of the day is the Mens Open which has a record prize fund of £1000; £550 going to first place. READ MORE

09 April 2014 Advanced Going Report: Vine & Craven - Hackwood Park

Following the most successful meeting in recent years three weeks ago, Hackwood Park is prepared for the Vine & Craven Point-to-Point on Easter Monday, 21 April. 'The track was put back in shape the day after we raced,' said clerk of the course Bill Welling. 'We put on five tons of topsoil and rails on the bends have been moved in to provide fresh ground for Easter Monday. Rain or no rain there is no way we will have firm ground in ten days time.' READ MORE

09 April 2014 Preview: Bedale - Hornby Castle

Racing starts at 1.30pm for the Bedale Hunt Point-to-Point on Saturday 12th April. 85 entries have been received for the six race card which starts with the Confined. The Cowards have three to choose from and won't know until nearer the day which to run. READ MORE

09 April 2014 Advanced Going Report: Kimblewick - Kimble (Saturday 19th April)

The going on Tuesday 8th April was GOOD and there is a good covering of grass. READ MORE

09 April 2014 Preview: Cumberland Farmers - Dalston

The annual Cumberland Farmers Point-to-Point fixture at Dalston takes centre stage for Northern Area enthusiasts on Saturday 12th April, with 85 entries on a six race card starting at 1pm. READ MORE

09 April 2014 Announcement: Worcestershire - Chaddesley Corbett

Prize money to the value of £1500 is on offer for the winner and placed horses in this year's Lady Dudley Cup which takes at during the Worcestershire meeting at Chaddesley Corbett on Saturday 19th April. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Preview: Ludlow - Bitterley

The Ludlow Hunt Point-to-Point at Bitterley this Saturday has attracted 120 entries for the distinguished card. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Preview: Eggesford Foxhounds - Upcott Cross

Point-to-Point racing takes place at Upcott Cross this Sunday April 13th, where the Eggesford Hunt host their meeting. Pony racing heads up the action at 12 noon, and the main seven race card starting at 1pm. More than 120 entries have been received. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Preview: Ystrad Taf Fechan - Ystradowen

Point-to-Point Steeplechasing returns to the Vale of Glamorgan on Saturday when the Ystrad Taf Fechan Hunt stage their annual meeting at Uplands Farm, Ystradowen. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Preview: Cotswold Vale Farmers - Andoversford

Visitors to Andoversford on Sunday will need plenty of stamina, with the Country Fair (see attached programme) commencing at 10:30am, followed by Pony Racing at 12:30pm before the first of seven Point-to-Point races start an hour and a half later. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Preview: Atherstone - Clifton-on-Dunsmore

The Atherstone Point-to-Point takes place on Sunday at Clifton-on-Dunsmore and 96 entries have been taken for the seven race card starting at 1pm. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Scene & Heard: Pytchley - Guilsborough

Stuart Morris has made a quiet start to the current campaign, but there was no better venue than Guilsborough, where he enjoyed so many victories as a jockey, to saddle his first winner of 2014, and less than two hours later follow up with his second. Anyone who had seen Tinker's Burrow run so well behind Palypso de Creek at Brafield would not have been surprised to see the mare go one better in the Ladies' Open under Gina Andrews. "We missed the last, otherwise she'd have won more easily," opined Gina after her mount had scraped home by a neck from Bay To Go.
Tinker's Burrow's target had been the Pytchley Members' race - "We only ran at the Oakley to put her right for here," admitted Stuart - but after her good showing with a lighter weight it was decided that Ladies' races would be a better option. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Report: West Wales Area Club - Lydstep

The Point-to-Point racing season in West Wales had to endure a rather wet start on Sunday at Lydstep, but for those who braved the murky conditions it was well worth it. Organisers were put to the test by the weather but in what can only be described as a well-run meeting, winners came from all parts of Wales with no one yard or jockey dominating the meeting. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Report: Tedworth - Barbury Racecourse

Thousands of visitors braved the elements to enjoy a bumper day of Point-to-Pointing and pony racing at Barbury Castle Racecourse, near Marlborough on Sunday 6 April. Organised by The Tedworth Hunt, Barbury Racecourse - set on the stunning Marlborough Downs, hosted a total of 48 horses and ponies who took part in six Point-to-Point races, preceded by two pony races. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Report: Middleton - Whitwell-on-the-Hill

This weekend saw an action packed meeting at Whitwell-on-the-hill, which unfortunately was to be the Middleton's final meeting at this venue. After over 80 years of racing at the track, many people said a fond goodbye to this iconic course, a track which a lot of people described as "one of the best in the country". READ MORE

08 April 2014 Report: Morpeth - Tranwell

It turned out to be a memorable afternoon for some of the Northern Area's lady jockeys as they claimed five of the seven races at the Morpeth Hunt Point-to-Point meeting at Tranwell on Sunday. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Report: North Warwickshire Hunt Club - Mollington

Despite the counter attraction of the Grand National a good crowd turned up for the North Warwickshire Hunt Club meeting at Mollington, with the Ladies Race proving the highlight of the meeting. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Report: Cotswold - Andoversford

Tom Weston has established an early lead in the Area Championship and he consolidated his position with a double, but reigning Champion Mark Wall is hot on his heels and will not give up his title without a fight. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Scene & Heard: Monmouthshire - Llanvapley

A preparation spent carrying the self-professed "heaviest work riders in the world" proved to have done half-brothers Rainbow Haze and Driftwood Haze the world of good, as the Kathryn Dando-trained homebreds each collected one leg of the Monmouthshire Open Maiden under Bradley Gibbs at a warm, sunny Llanvapley. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Report: Middleton - Whitwell-on-the-Hill

Racing took place for the final time at Whitwell-on-the-Hill on Sunday 6th April, where overnight rain produced ground that was good to soft, soft in places - although the jockeys reported the roadside to be quite sticky, which really took its toll on the finish. "I turned into the back straight thinking I had plenty of horse underneath me, only having two pull up two fences later", reported Joanna Mason, a view shared by many of the day's riders. READ MORE

08 April 2014 Report: Essex - High Easter

Ide No Idea avenged his recent Essex Grand National defeat by The Rodeo Clown, to win, arguably, the race of the season at the Essex Point-to-Point in front of a huge High Easter crowd on Saturday. READ MORE

07 April 2014 Landmarks: April 5th & 6th

50th Point-to-Point winner:Bradley Gibbs, 19, on David Brace's Knight Blaze in the TBA Fillies & Mares race at Lydstep. Bradley, who works for Tim Vaughan, opened his account on Cinaman at Ystradowen in 2011. READ MORE

07 April 2014 Report: Pytchley - Guilsborough

A large crowd enjoyed some good racing action when the Pytchley held their Point-to-Point at Guilsborough on Sunday. Despite a few showers, the weather stayed largely fine and 48 runners contested the 7 races on "good to soft" ground. READ MORE

07 April 2014 Scene & Heard: Sedgefield - April 4th

"He's a grand old horse," smiled trainer Jimmy Walton after his home-bred Sacred Mountain had come with a perfectly-timed run under stepdaughter Catherine to win the 3m3f Albert Hill Commercials Open Hunters' Chase. "He was disappointing at Kelso, but the horses had been wrong since November," continued Jimmy, who considered that the lightly-raced 13-year-old, whose career has been interrupted by injury, had been helped by the fitting of a second-time tongue-tie.
Sacred Mountain came from well off the pace, Catherine having been happy to bide her time. "They went off too fast in front," she opined. READ MORE

06 April 2014 Spooners & West Dartmoor - Cancelled

The Spooners & West Dartmoor Foxhounds Point to Point due to be held at Cherrybrook today has been cancelled due to waterlogging.  READ MORE

05 April 2014 Claire Lomas to attend Quorn Point-

Claire will be in attendance at the Quorn Point to Point on Sunday April 27th at Garthorpe, near Melton Mowbray, Leics LE14 2RS. READ MORE

05 April 2014 Preview: West Wales Area Club - Lydstep

The West Wales Area meeting at Lydstep racecourse near Tenby this coming Sunday the 6th April marks not only the start of the West Wales Point-to-Point season but also the first meeting of, ‘The Lydstep challenge'. Based on points gained from wins and places at all three Lydstep meetings, the most successful horse and jockey will both win £250 and a memento, sponsored generously by Capeston Organics and the Welsh Game Fair. READ MORE

04 April 2014 #ptphour: New Point-to-Point Networking Event launches on Twitter

A new weekly networking event for Point-to-Pointing has launched on Twitter. READ MORE

04 April 2014 Preview: Portman - Badbury Rings

Certain Flight, who ran well for a long way in the Cheltenham Foxhunter, can resume winning ways in the Portman Mixed Open at Badbury Rings on Sunday. READ MORE

04 April 2014 Preview: Seavington - Littlewindsor

Picturesque Littlewindsor stages the Seavington Hunt's Point-to-Point this Saturday, 5 April. The Grand National will be shown on a big screen mid-afternoon, along with the seven scheduled Point-to-Point races from 1.30pm. READ MORE

04 April 2014 Advanced Going Report: Kimblewick - Kingston Blount (Saturday 12th April)

The course at Kingston Blount was walked yesterday afternoon (Thursday) and the going is currently good, good to firm in places. READ MORE

04 April 2014 Announcement: Surrey Union - Peper Harow (Saturday 3rd May)

The Surrey Union Point-to-Point course, which has been changed this year to run RIGHT HANDED, will be open to walk on Thursday 17th April from 12-2pm. READ MORE

03 April 2014 West Wales Area announce new series

West Wales Area are delighted to introduce the new Lystep Series for Owners and Jockeys for 2014. READ MORE

03 April 2014 Obituary: Mr Ambrose Lloyd

It is with great sadness that I inform you of Mr Ambrose Lloyd's death. He passed away at his home on 24th March 2014. Ambrose was a very faithful supporter and official of the West Wales Point to Point. READ MORE

03 April 2014 Missing Trophy - Cotswold Vale Farmers

Jason Warner, Secretary of the Cotswold Vale Farmers meeting on Sunday 13th April, is trying to identify the whereabouts of the Pru Johnstone memorial cup - which was won last year by Tara Clegg on One Wish. READ MORE

03 April 2014 Emma Jones runs marathon for charity

Emma Jones, whose husband Dai has done so much to secure the Connolly's Red Mills sponsorship for Point-to-Pointing, is going to extremes to escape her family for a few hours by running the London Marathon in aid of the British Heart Foundation. READ MORE

03 April 2014 Preview: Cotswold - Andoversford

It will be a busy weekend for local trainer Kim Bailey with The Rainbow Hunter due to run in the Crabbies Grand National on Saturday afternoon, while the following day he will be acting as Clerk of the Course at his local Point-to-Point at Andoversford. READ MORE

02 April 2014 Dodson & Horrell Novice Riders Race added: Llangeinor - Pyle (Saturday 19th April)

A Dodson & Horrell Novice Riders Race has been added to the card at the Llangeinor Point-to-Point at Dunraven Stud, Pyle on Saturday 19th April.The course will also be open for viewing on the morning of Sunday 13th April. READ MORE

02 April 2014 Preview: Middleton - Whitwell-on-the-Hill

After 85 years, Point-to-Pointing is due to take place at Whitwell-on-the-Hill for the final time on Sunday 6th April. The course, one of the best in the country, with a natural open ditch, regularly attracts runners of quantity as well as quality, particularly for one of Pointings classics, the Grimthorpe Gold Cup. Landowner David Brotherton, well known in racing circles, has decided that he no longer wishes to host the Middleton Hunt and 2014 will see the last running of Point-to-Pointing at this spectacular venue. READ MORE

02 April 2014 Preview: North Warwickshire - Mollington

Mollington hosts the inaugural North Warwickshire Point-to-Point this Saturday, April 5th. Six high class races, featuring exciting prospects having their final runs before Cheltenham's Hunter Chase evening, have been scheduled to fit around the Crabbie's Grand National. Racegoers have the opportunity to watch all the action from Aintree in an atmospheric setting via the big screen. READ MORE

02 April 2014 Preview: Morpeth - Tranwell

The Northern Area leads the way in terms of entries for this weekend's Point-to-Point action, with a bumper total of 121; including 24 from Yorkshire, for the Morpeth fixture at Tranwell on Sunday 6th April. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Preview: Spooners & West Dartmoor Foxhounds - Cherrybrook

Point-to-Point horse racing takes place this weekend at Cherrybrook, near Tavistock, on Sunday April 6th, where the course offers a stunning view overlooking Dartmoor. Six races are on the card, with the Condy Mathias sponsored Members race starting the day at 1pm. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Preview: Pytchley - Guilsborough

A large crowd is expected at the popular Pytchley Point-to-Point which takes place at Guilsborough on Sunday. 92 entries have been taken for the 6 race card starting at 1.30pm. The ground at the start of the week was described as "good, good to soft in places" and with showers forecast this is unlikely to change but watch out for clerk of the course Gerald Bailey's going updates throughout the week. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Preview: Middleton - Whitwell-on-the-Hill

The Middleton will be holding, what looks to be, their final meeting at their amazing track at Whitwell-on-the-Hill this Sunday. The Middleton Hunt have held their meeting here for not far off a century and have staged the historic Grimthorpe Gold Cup all these years - a fantastic track steeped in history will be missed by not only the racing community but the local community too. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Preview: Essex - High Easter

The Baileys Horse Feeds Warwick Vase - the most valuable Point-to-Point run in East Anglia with total prize money of £750, is the centrepiece of Saturday's Essex Point-To-Point at High Easter, near Chelmsford. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Report: Bicester with Whaddon Chase - Whitfield

Doctor Kingsley continued his love affair with Whitfield Racecourse at Saturday's Bicester with Whaddon Chase Point-to-Point, by scoring at the venue for the sixth time. On ground described as ‘good to soft, soft in places,' the popular 12-year-old justified odds-on favouritism under Pete Mann with the minimum of fuss, taking it up with a circuit to travel to run out a seven-length winner. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Report: Ledbury - Maisemore Park

During the week Rhys Jenkins is Group Estate Manager for ATS Euromaster, but in his spare time he rides in Point-to-Points - so the Worcester based rider's success on Oedipe in the Members at Maisemore Park on Sunday afternoon was a reward for all his efforts. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Scene & Heard: Avon Vale - Larkhill

Bedrock Fred's easy Mens Open victory put a smile back on the face of owner El Tanner after a traumatic 24 hours, during which time she and partner Dave Weston had been unable to save a new-born foal at their Flintstone Stud near Marlborough. After all the connected problems it was not until the morning of the meeting that they felt able to give the green light to the eight-year-old's participation. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Report: Teme Valley - Brampton Bryan

Praise for the condition of the course was a recurring theme in the Brampton Bryan winner's enclosure at the Teme Valley fixture last weekend. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Report: Flint & Denbigh - Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse

For the second time this month the sun shone at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse and another big crowd enjoyed an excellent day's racing on near perfect good to soft going. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Report: Cotley - Cotley

Trainer Kayley Woollacott had the first leg of a double in the Cotley Hunt Members race. Steeltown took up the running five out from pacesetting Rush'N'Roll and cruised to easy victory. Owner, John Symes, is always delighted to win the event and jockey John Mathias, making his first visit to Cotley, duly provided him with his 20 length winner. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Report: Avon Vale - Larkhill

Risk took Saturday's Avon Vale Ladies Open under a superb ride from Rilly Goschen. The Nyland (Gillingham) trainer-rider, partnering her first winner of the season, kicked clear a mile from home and had enough in hand to hold off championship leader Bridget Andrews, who relentlessly closed the gap aboard favourite Quedillac. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Report: East Cornwall Foxhounds - Great Trethew

A good crowd saw a total of 74 runners contesting nine races at Great Trethew on Sunday, featuring doubles for jockeys Robbie Henderson and Darren Edwards. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Report: East Anglian Area Hunts Club - Marks Tey

Jockey, James Ferguson, warmed up for his first crack at Aintree's fearsome Grand National fences on Thursday, with a pair of victories at the East Anglian Area Hunts Club meeting at Marks Tey on Saturday. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Report: Belvoir - Garthorpe

A mild Spring day ensured a large crowd were in attendance at Garthorpe for the annual Belvoir Point-to-Point. Lake Legend followed up his Cottesmore win in the Gleadell Agriculture Mixed Open race - one of seven races to be contested on "good ground" which was being described as "perfect" by the jockeys. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Report: Berwickshire - Friars Haugh

Rachael McDonald is only five points behind Catherine Walton in the Northern Area Ladies Championship, following the first double of her career on Superior Command and Pena Dorada, in the Berwickshire fixture at Friars Haugh, Kelso on Saturday. READ MORE

01 April 2014 Report: Badsworth & Bramham Moor - Whitcliffe Grange

The Badsworth and Bramham Moor Hunt did a fantastic job this weekend in staging their meeting - after putting great effort in to returning the course to an excellent condition. Two novice pilots who were in form on the day were Abbie Knowlson and Philip Greaves, with the former returning to a roaring reception. READ MORE

31 March 2014 Landmarks: March 29th-30th

150th Point-to-Point winner:Darren Edwards,29, on Sykes, trained by Nicola Martin, in the 2m4f Maiden Division Two at Great Trethew. It was the second leg of his double, winner number 149 having come in Division One on Droim Rua. READ MORE

31 March 2014 Entry Deadline alteration: Tedworth - Barbury

Please be advised that the entries closing deadline for the TEDWORTH Point-to-Point due to run on Sunday, 6th April has changed to MONDAY, 31ST MARCH, 12noon. READ MORE

29 March 2014 Advanced information: Pytchley - Guilsborough (Sunday 6th April)

The course is in excellent condition with a good covering of grass. At present the going is GOOD TO SOFT. There will be lots of trade stands including the 'Hot Beef Roll Man' from Leicester racecourse. READ MORE

28 March 2014 Advanced Going Report: Tedworth - Barbury Racecourse (Sunday 6th April)

The meeting is expecting good ground on the day, with a fresh course and excellent grass cover.   READ MORE

28 March 2014 ADVANCE GOING REPORT: COTLEY - COTLEY (SUNDAY 30th MARCH)

The going at the course, as updated on the morning of Friday 28th March, is currently good, good to soft with good grass cover. READ MORE

28 March 2014 Preview: Avon Vale - Larkhill

Former dual Grade 1 winning chaser What A Friend is fancied to open his pointing account in Saturday's Avon Vale Ladies Open at Larkhill. The former Lexus and Aintree Bowl winner, who was fourth in the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup, finished eighth at Badbury Rings in February, his first outing since being pulled up in last season's Grand National. READ MORE

28 March 2014 Preview: Cotley - Cotley

Join Together, who made a winning Point-to-Point debut at Charlton Horethorne, can make it two-from-two in the Cotley Mixed Open on Sunday. Opposition may include unchallenged Wadebridge winner Bellflower Boy, Treborough Hill second and third Checkerboard and Getaway Driver, Constantius - returning from a two-year absence - and Gordon Herrod's Lajidaal, a July Ascot purchase after winning on the flat, over hurdles and over fences, but Subtle Sovereign has already won three races this season and looks the main danger. READ MORE

28 March 2014 ADDITIONAL BONHAMS MENS OPEN RACE QUALIFIERS

Please be advised that, the HURSLEY HAMBLEDON on 13th April 2014 at Larkhill (Entries close: 7th April 2014 at 12.30pm with the Point-to-Point Racing Company) and the ESSEX & SUFFOLK on 19th April 2014 at Higham (Entries close: 14th April 2014 with Mr & Mrs Lay) have both been allocated Bonhams Mens Open Race status due to the loss of two qualifying races earlier in the season (Albrighton / South Hereford). READ MORE

28 March 2014 Preview: Flint & Denbigh - Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse

The Flint & Denbigh Point-to-Point meeting this coming Sunday at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse has attracted an excellent entry of 117 horses. The Wynnstay meeting here three weeks ago saw 76 horses run and was watched by a record crowd, in glorious sunshine, and another great day out is likely this Sunday. READ MORE

28 March 2014 Advanced going report: Essex - High Easter (Saturday 5th April)

The advanced going as of Friday 28th March is good, good to firm in places. Watering will take place next week if needed, to maintain the course condition. READ MORE

27 March 2014 Advanced going report: Seavington - Littlewindsor (Saturday 5th April)

There is a good covering of grass on the course and the going is currently good/good to soft. It's Grand National Day and there will be a big screen, so that spectators can watch the action as it unfolds from Aintree.
All the usual attractions - bar, food, trade stands, bookies etc. will also be present on-course. READ MORE

27 March 2014 Advanced going report: Portman - Badbury Rings (Sunday 6th April)

Following the very successful Countryside Alliance Club meeting at Badbury Rings, we have moved the second fence to allow all runners to make use of fresh ground going down the hill. There is a good covering of grass, we will verti-drain the course on Friday 4th April and wiull definitely water if required.Finally, we have had 30mm of rain in the last week. Any concerns, please contact the clerk of the course, Martyn Tory, on 07889248582. READ MORE

27 March 2014 Preview: Monmouthshire - Llanvapley

Beth Roberts' prolific mare, Chesnut Annie, who was well beaten by Roger Willcox's Laubernhorn at the Curre and Llangibby meeting a fortnight ago, has been entered in both the Club Members race and the AGA Ladies Open race at the Monmouthshire Hunt Point-to-Point at Llanvapley on Saturday. READ MORE

27 March 2014 Report: Glamorgan - Ystradowen

A large crowd saw Tenby's John Mathias ride the first three winners at the Glamorgan Hunt fixture at Ystradowen last weekend. The 'Mighty Mathias', as he has been dubbed by popular race commentator, Eddie Williams, was successful on CanSheTrain, Brooklyn Heights and Captain Scarlett. READ MORE

26 March 2014 Preview: Bicester with Whaddon Chase - Whitfield

Five-time course winner Doctor Kingsley could return to his favourite venue, Whitfield Racecourse, for the Bicester with Whaddon Chase Point-to-Point on Saturday. READ MORE

26 March 2014 Preview: East Anglian Area Hunts Club - Marks Tey

Cash-strapped Marks Tey Racecourse, near Colchester, needs the lure of the Essex Grand National on Saturday March 29 to attract another decent crowd through its gates, matching or improving upon the attendance achieved at its only other 2014 fixture of a fortnight ago. READ MORE

26 March 2014 Report: Horseheath Hunts Club - High Easter

High Easter Racecourse played host to the one-off Horseheath Hunts Club fixture that was staged on Saturday to replace the unfortunately cancelled meetings at Horseheath this season. The Thurlow, Puckeridge and Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace Hunts combined forces to stage an exciting seven-race card dominated by local yards. READ MORE

26 March 2014 Hunter Chase Schedule: April 1st - April 16th

Fourteen further Hunters' Chases are scheduled for the first half of April as seen on the table below, and included is the Aintree Fox Hunters', which is already closed, but is subject to confirmation by noon on March 28th. 31 entries were received. READ MORE

26 March 2014 Easter Extravaganza: Old Berkshire - Lockinge

Visitors to this year's annual Charles Stanley Old Berks Point-to-Point and Country day at Lockinge on Monday 21st April will be treated to two pony races in addition to six further thoroughbred jump races. Plenty of Easter family entertainment off the track will also ensure that this year's renewal will provide a bumper day for visitors. READ MORE

26 March 2014 Preview: Berwickshire - Friars Haugh

The Northern Area Point-to-Point season reaches the half-way mark on Saturday 29th March with the Berwickshire fixture at Friars Haugh, Kelso, where a seven race card with 77 entries starts at 1pm. READ MORE

26 March 2014 Preview: East Cornwall Foxhounds - Great Trethew

The season's current leading horse Byerley Bear could take on Gwanako in the Roger Young sponsored Mixed Open, at this weekend's East Cornwall Point-to-Point, Great Trethew, Sunday March 30th. The two horses met at Wadebridge in December, when the Robert Chanin-trained Byerley Bear won by four lengths. READ MORE

26 March 2014 Report: Lamerton - Kilworthy

A cold, blustery wind blowing across Dartmoor and some exciting finishes kept the crowd on their toes at Kilworthy. A total of 68 runners faced the starter in the seven races run on softish ground on the superb old turf. READ MORE

26 March 2014 Preview: Teme Valley - Brampton Bryan

With the early wet weather taking no prisoners, Welsh Border Area Point-to-Point enthusiasts have had to wait until this Saturday (29th March) for the first fixture of their local season. Pauline Duggan, the busy Secretary for the Teme Valley Hunt meeting, has received 139 entries, which will probably mean an eight race card for the meeting at the popular Brampton Bryan course. READ MORE

26 March 2014 Special conditions: Middleton - Whitwell-on-the-Hill (Sunday 6th April)

Organisers of the Middleton Hunt at Whitwell-on-the-Hill on Sunday, 6th April, would like to highlight the specific race conditions for the second race on their card, the Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Club Members Race. READ MORE

26 March 2014 Report: Mendip Farmers - Ston Easton

Robbie Henderson, 24, rode a Ston Easton treble to reach the 15-winner mark and join Will Biddick at the top of the National men's table. Confined winner Thinkaboutthat, He's A Bully (2m4f maiden) - both trained at Ottery St Mary by Ed Walker - and The Mythologist (restricted) provided Robbie's three successes. READ MORE

26 March 2014 Report: Wilton - Milborne St Andrew

Pastek ran a cracking race under co-owner/trainer/rider Martin Peaty to take the Mens Open at Milborne St Andrew on Saturday. Martin, a Dorset vet who was also on duty at the meeting, was considering retiring the 11-year-old gelding from race-riding after this season. However, he commented: "Today Pastek was full of himself, I couldn't stop him pulling to the front and he loved it. I want him to do one more season, as my 16-year-old son will be able to ride then and that would be a fitting farewell." READ MORE

25 March 2014 Preview: Badsworth & Bramham Moor - Whitcliffe Grange

This Sunday is the Badsworth and Bramham Moor meeting, this is the second of two fixtures to be held at Whitcliffe Grange this season, just on the outskirts of Ripon. A seven race card is on display with the Confined Hunts race starting proceedings at 1pm. READ MORE

25 March 2014 Preview: Badsworth & Bramham Moor - Whitcliffe Grange

85 entries have been received for the Badsworth and Bramham Moor Point-to-Point at Whitcliffe Grange, Ripon on Sunday 30th March. READ MORE

25 March 2014 Preview: Belvoir - Garthorpe

The Belvoir Point-to-Point will take place at Garthorpe this Sunday and 90 entries have been taken for the seven race card beginning at 1.30pm. READ MORE

25 March 2014 Preview: Ledbury - Maisemore Park

Mark Wall has been the area Leading Jockey for the last four seasons, but this year his authority is being challenged by James Ridley, which means there is added significance to Sunday's meeting at Maisemore Park. READ MORE

25 March 2014 Scene & Heard: Oakley - March 23rd

Palypso de Creek took his winning tally between the flags to 12, and his overall total to 21, with his Ladies Open victory under Claire Hart, and although he asserted from two out he did not have things all his own way and was made to work by runner-up Tinker's Burrow, who was contesting that class for the first time and was attempting to give trainer Stuart Morris a birthday success. READ MORE

25 March 2014 East Cornwall - Great Trethew: Enhanced Race Programme

In light of the loss of their first fixture (23rd February), the East Cornwall have set about making up for it at their second one on Sunday, 30th March at Great Trethew by adding two races from the fixture to the card for the 30th. READ MORE

25 March 2014 Report: Hampshire - Hackwood Park

A bumper crowd and top class racing made Sunday's Hampshire Hunt Point-to-Point at Hackwood Park a resounding success. When popular leading rider Philip York scored a double - his first winners of the season - that put the icing on the cake for his supporters, who gave the bookies a hard time! READ MORE

25 March 2014 Kimblewick - Kimble – Pre Meeting Open Afternoon (Tuesday 8th April 2014)

This year's Kimblewick Easter Meeting at Kimble will take place on Easter Saturday, 19 April.
Ahead of the meeting we are holding an open afternoon on Tuesday 8 April from 2pm to 3.30pm. A great deal of work has been carried out on the course at Kimble over the last twelve months so we are inviting owners, trainers, jockeys and anyone else who is interested to come along to see the course prior to the close of entries on Monday 14 April (12.30pm). READ MORE

25 March 2014 Report: V. W. H. - Siddington

The Phillips family have a long association with the V.W.H. Point-to-Point and they had the pleasure of seeing horses carrying their colours win the first two races at Siddington on Saturday afternoon. READ MORE

25 March 2014 Live Sheep Show at the Southdown and Eridge - Godstone

Those attending the Southdown and Eridge Hunt Point-to-Point on Sunday 30th March at Godstone, Surrey, will be in for a treat at this year's meeting and will hopefully come away informed as well as entertained. READ MORE

25 March 2014 Report: Hurworth - Hutton Rudby

Last weekend saw the Hurworth Hunt stage their meeting at Hutton Rudby. Plenty of runners turned out for the seven race card, un-affected by the rain, snow and sun - which hit hard throughout the day. READ MORE

24 March 2014 Landmarks: March 22nd-23rd

150th Point-to-Point winner:Nick Williams, 28, on Once In A Lifetime, owned and trained by Luke Price, in the Young Horse Maiden at Ystradowen. Nick began his racing career with Richard Barber, for whom he made a winning debut on Rimpton Boy at Larkhill in 2002, and he rode as a Conditional for a while for Evan Williams. READ MORE

24 March 2014 NORTH WARWICKSHIRE HUNT CLUB - Change to the wording in the penalties for the first race (Saturday 5th April)

The North Warwickshire Hunt CLUB MEMBERS Race:A winner "AFTER" 23rd November 2012 of a Steeplechase or Hurdle race under the Rules of any Recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points excepted), or of a Mens, Ladies or Mixed Open Race to carry 7lb extra; a winner in this period of a Confined Point-to-Point Race to carry 5lb extra, or of an Intermediate Point-to-Point race to carry 3lb extra.The word "AFTER" has replaced the word "prior". READ MORE

24 March 2014 Advanced going report: Badsworth & Bramham Moor - Whitcliffe Grange

The course has been spiked and all the fences and bends will be moved to the inside of the track onto fresh racing ground. The going is GOOD and hopefully with this week's forecast of sunshine and showers the ground will remain the same. READ MORE

24 March 2014 Report: Brocklesby - Brocklesby Park

The annual Brocklesby Point-to-Point meeting took place on Sunday and, despite the cool showery weather, a fair sized crowd turned out to enjoy the racing action. Just 36 horses contested the seven races but there were some good finishes nonetheless, with the ground officially described as good, good to firm in places. READ MORE

24 March 2014 Report: Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire and Eglinton - Overton

Fraser Campbell was the jockey to follow in the well supported Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire and Eglinton fixture at Overton Farm, Crossford on Saturday, claiming the first double of his career on Flying Native and Flaming Thistle. READ MORE

24 March 2014 Advanced going report: Southdown & Eridge - Godstone (Sunday 30th March)

The going on Sunday 23rd March was confirmed as good, good to soft in places.
All corners on the course have also been moved to fresh ground, ahead of this weekend's meeting. READ MORE

24 March 2014 Advance Going: Avon Vale - Larkhill

The Clerk of the Course at Larkhill has reported the going as GOOD as of Monday 24th March. READ MORE

24 March 2014 Advanced going report: Cotley (Sunday 30th March)

The going at the course, as updated on the morning of Sunday 23rd March, is currently good to soft with good grass cover.
The first race is scheduled for 1:30pm.
The day starts with four camel races before the first race, starting at 11:30am and concludes with Pony Racing after the last race. READ MORE

24 March 2014 Report: Hurworth - Hutton Rudby

Plenty of runners turned out for the Hurworth Point-to-Point at Skutterskelfe Park, Hutton Rudby on Saturday 22nd March. The course was in good order, however the going was changed during the day to good to soft, after some heavy rain showers, mixed with snow! READ MORE

22 March 2014 Advance going report: Berwickshire - Friars Haugh

Going at the course (as of the evening of Friday 21st March) is good, good to soft in places. READ MORE

21 March 2014 Preview: Oakley - Brafield-on-the-Green

A sizeable entry for Sunday's annual Oakley meeting at Brafield-on-the-Green, near Northampton, has resulted in a division of the Open Maiden, making an eight-race card. READ MORE

21 March 2014 Preview: V.W.H. - Siddington

The prospect of perfect jumping ground ensures that the V.W.H., Siddington's atmospheric annual Point-to-Point meeting, will see competitive action on Saturday. READ MORE

21 March 2014 Preview: Mendip Farmers - Ston Easton

Megan Nicholls could record a double with Gwanako and Join Together at the Mendip Farmers' fixture at Ston Easton on Sunday. The former, who has annihilated his opponents at Larkhill, Milborne St Andrew and Charlton Horethorne, should have little difficulty leading throughout the Ladies Open. Clew Bay Cove, who invariably sets a strong pace under Harriet Skinner, Tim Sage's Presentandcorrect and course winner John Daniell, look the three to contest the minor placings. READ MORE

21 March 2014 Preview: Wilton - Milborne St Andrew

Ned The Post, Champagne Rosie and Theatre Evening are the three to choose from in the Wilton Mens Open at Milborne St Andrew on Saturday. The former pulled up on reappearance at Didmarton, but has a formidable record between the flags with nine wins and 15 places from 30 starts. READ MORE

21 March 2014 Advanced going report: Bicester with Whaddon Chase - Whitfield (Saturday 29th March)

The going at the course, as updated on Friday 21st March, is currently good to soft, good in places.  READ MORE

20 March 2014 Teme Valley - Brampton Bryan: Additional Jockey Club Mares Maiden

The organisers of the Teme Valley on March 29th would like to remind owners and keepers that a Jockey Club Open Maiden Race for Mares and Fillies Only (11st7lb) will now be included in their race programme. READ MORE

19 March 2014 Scene & Heard: Curre & Llangibby - March 16th

"There'll be a few sore heads in the morning - including mine!" predicted Mark Gichero after the easy AGA Ladies Open victory of Roger Willcox's 33-1 outsider, Lauberhorn. Roger, a Bridgend builder, reportedly knows how to celebrate in style, so it seemed likely that the après-race party would last well into the night! READ MORE

19 March 2014 Advanced going report: Flint & Denbigh - Bangor-On-Dee Racecourse (Sunday 30th March)

The track has recovered well after the Wynnstay meeting and has dried considerably in the last 10 days, so it is now possible to reposition the last fence. READ MORE

19 March 2014 Preview: Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire and Eglinton - Overton Farm

The Northern Area Point-to-Point circuit heads to Scotland again on Saturday 22nd March for the Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire and Eglinton fixture at Overton Farm, Crossford.
Victor Thompson's Newton-by-the-Sea yard is responsible for 15 of the 72 entries on a seven race card, which starts at 1pm. The main action is preceded at 12.00pm by three pony races over five furlongs, with nine entries for the 138cm contest, eight entries for Division 1 of the 148cm contest and seven entries for Division 2. READ MORE

19 March 2014 Advanced going report: Monmouthshire - Llanvapley (Saturday 29th March)

Course preparation is under way for the Monmouth on Saturday 29th March and the current going is GOOD TO SOFT, SOFT IN PLACES. The course has been very wet this winter, but with the drying winds and warm sun over the past two weeks, it has helped tremendously. READ MORE

19 March 2014 Preview: Hurworth - Hutton Rudby

The Hurworth Hunt will hold their meeting this Saturday at the picturesque course of Hutton Rudby. The opening race is the Hunt Members which kicks off proceedings at 1pm. READ MORE

19 March 2014 Preview: Horseheath Hunts Club - High Easter

Saturday March 22 sees the one-off staging of a Horseheath Hunts Club Point-to-Point at High Easter, that has been put together to fill the void left by the abandonment of the three 2014 Horseheath fixtures, following the damage done to that course last summer by farm machinery. READ MORE

19 March 2014 Report: Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers - Buckfastleigh

A huge crowd basked in the spring sunshine at Buckfastleigh on Sunday, where race cards had sold out before the first race and the ice-cream queue stretched for ‘miles'. READ MORE

19 March 2014 Report: Western - Wadebridge

Byerley Bear has an excellent record at the Royal Cornwall Showground and notched up his fifth Ladies Open success of the season with another efficient display of sound jumping and front running in the AGA Ladies Open at Wadebridge. The nine-year-old stayed on strongly to beat King of Alcatraz with Wee Fly well held in third. READ MORE

18 March 2014 Oakley - Going update

Organisers of the Oakley Point-to-Point at Brafield-on-the-Green this Sunday would like to report that their going is now good, good to soft.  READ MORE

18 March 2014 Preview: Lamerton - Kilworthy

The Condy Mathias sponsored Mixed Open has attracted a class field at this weekend's Lamerton Hunt meeting, Kilworthy, Tavistock March 23rd. Aiteen Thirtythree is entered, having won his maiden at Larkhill in 2009, then going onto win a bumper, a novice hurdle and two chases when trained by Paul Nicholls. He lost his form in the autumn and was bought by Tracey Parker, now trained by Kevin Parker, and could well see Natalie Parker get the leg up. Also entered is Hunter Chase winner Kirkleigh, who was just denied a win by Minella Stars at Buckfastleigh, and again had to settle for second at Cothelstone. Another entry, Lucette Annie was a recent Cheltenham contender, and Double Bank could line up, having also entered in the Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase only to unseat his rider at the first fence. READ MORE

18 March 2014 Preview: Brocklesby - Brocklesby Park

Point-to-Point racing in the Midlands area resumes on Sunday following a two week break, with the popular Brocklesby meeting held at Brocklesby Park. 96 entries have been taken for the seven races with the first race due off at 1pm and the last race scheduled for 4pm. READ MORE

18 March 2014 Preview: Hurworth - Hutton Rudby

Skutterskelfe Park, Hutton Rudby is the location for Yorkshire's next Point-to-Point which takes place on Saturday 22nd March. Racing starts at 1pm with the Hurworth Hunt race. Blue Bertie won his Maiden race at the recent Tynedale meeting and could go close again in this, but the winner is likely to be Ballyanrahan who scored at the Holderness meeting on Sunday, should he take his chance again. READ MORE

18 March 2014 Preview: Hampshire - Hackwood Park

More than 100 entries have been received for the seven races at the Hampshire Hunt Point-to-Point at Hackwood Park on Sunday 23rd March. Good ground is predicted. READ MORE

18 March 2014 Report: East Essex - Marks Tey

The organisers of Marks Tey Racecourse were left in an optimistic mood after Sunday's East Essex fixture - the first Point-to-Point to be staged at the Colchester venue since financial problems caused it to ask for donations to a ‘Fighting Fund' last summer - brought a strong turn-out. READ MORE

18 March 2014 Report: Holderness - Dalton Park

Glorious sunshine and a fierce breeze led to ground that was good to firm, good in places at the Holderness Point-to-Point at Dalton Park on Sunday. The going change meant quick times were the order of the day on this true three mile course, packed with spectators, where three runners went to post for the Hunt race. The lead was always between Max My Boy, ridden by Will Kitchman, and Total Rebellion, piloted by Jacqueline Coward, who came out on top in the end, with Nalim and Harriet Bethell completing for third. READ MORE

17 March 2014 Landmarks: March 15th - 16th

100th Point-to-Point winner:Tom Ellis, 29, on Mister Teddy, trained by Fred Hutsby for his father Ken, whose colours Tom has worn to regular success in recent seasons, in the Restricted at Marks Tey. Tom rode his first winner, Handley Park, at Dingley in 2002. He also has ten victories under Rules to his name, and last season finished third in the Aintree Fox Hunters' Chase on the Hutsbys' Rash Move. READ MORE

17 March 2014 advanced going report: Oakley - Brafield-on-the-Green

After being walked on Saturday 15th March the going for the Oakley Hunt at Brafield-on-the-Green was described as good, good-to-soft in places, with the course in good order.  READ MORE

16 March 2014 Report: Duke of Buccleuch's - Friars Haugh

It was a case of doubles all round for jockeys Jamie Hamilton and Nick Orpwood in the Duke of Buccleuch's fixture at Friars Haugh, Kelso on Saturday. READ MORE

14 March 2014 Advanced going report: Hampshire - Hackwood Park (Sunday 23rd March

After inspection on 13th March the going is good to soft, soft in places. There is good grass cover, it was rolled with ring rollars on Friday and is looking great, two fences have been completely re packed and the bends have been moved out so we will not be running on last year's ground. If the current forecast holds the ground should be running very close to good. READ MORE

14 March 2014 Preview: New Forest - Larkhill

Master Medic is fancied to resume winning ways for New York owner Jim Chromiak and Okeford Fitzpaine trainer Sally Alner in the New Forest Mixed Open at Larkhill on Saturday. The 13-year-old was denied a ninth consecutive success when third at Badbury Rings, but should find Larkhill's right-handed track much more to his liking. READ MORE

14 March 2014 Preview: East Essex - Marks Tey

The Point-to-Pointing community has given cash-strapped Marks Tey Racecourse a big ‘thumbs up' by entering 119 horses for Sunday's first fixture of the season at the Colchester venue. Organisers revealed recently that the course may have to close if the size of the crowds that it attracts does not increase. READ MORE

13 March 2014 Sarah Gaisford undertakes Liberty Trails Dartmoor Challenge

Sarah Gaisford, who was paralysed in a race riding fall at Exeter Racecourse in 2007, will take another giant step forward this weekend when she rides to the Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers Point-to-Point at Buckfastleigh. READ MORE

13 March 2014 Albrighton & Woodland (North) no longer seeking new fixture date

The Albrighton & Woodland (North) will not be staging a Fixture in 2014. READ MORE

13 March 2014 Preview: Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers - Buckfastleigh

The historic course at Buckfastleigh is the venue for Sunday's Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers fixture. Over 100 entries for the now seven race card promises to offer an exciting day out for all the family. Pony racing heads up the action at 12 noon, with two pony races followed by the Kath Bond Memorial Members race at 1 pm. Team Chanin have entered Gontdevon, having strong claims after his second behind Reliable Richie at Cothelstone. Local jockeys, Hannah Welch on Jopero and Jennifer Davenport on Chase Gate, could battle out for placings. READ MORE

13 March 2014 CHARITY COMPETITION WINNER

The lucky winner of Heather Kemp's Gold Cup ticket giveaway is John Preston. John wins two Gold Cup badges and a car park pass. READ MORE

12 March 2014 Preview: Western - Wadebridge

The Royal Cornwall Showground is the venue for the re-arranged Western Hunt meeting this Saturday March 15th, with six races on the card starting with the Confined at 12 noon. Welstonedruid, from the Robert Chanin team, was a course winner here in December and went on to win at both Black Forest Lodge meetings; he was unlucky to fall at Didmarton when travelling well. The Pauline Geering-trained Searree is also a course winner, but may need the run. READ MORE

12 March 2014 Preview: Curre & Llangibby - Howick

Beth Roberts' prolific mare Chesnut Annie will be out to extend her number of wins over the Howick course to eleven when she lines up for the AGA Ladies Open Race on Sunday. READ MORE

12 March 2014 Preview: Duke of Buccleuch's - Friars Haugh

The Duke of Buccleuch's fixture at Friars Haugh, Kelso, on March 15th, is the Northern Area's first Saturday card for almost ten months. It has attracted 99 entries on a seven race programme, which starts at 1pm. READ MORE

11 March 2014 Hunter Chase Schedule: March 17th - March 30th

Seven further Hunters' Chases are scheduled for the second half of March as seen on the table below, and added at the end is the Aintree Fox Hunters' run in early April, but subject to early closing of entry during this period. READ MORE

11 March 2014 Ledbury Point-to-Point at Maisemore: Advance report

The organisers of the Ledbury Point-to-Point at Maisemore have been working hard on the course and would like it known that, after an inspection, all is looking great in advance of their meeting on March 30th. READ MORE

11 March 2014 Report: Blackmore & Sparkford Vale - Charlton Horethorne

Bruton trainer Rose Loxton and Ditcheat jockey Megan Nicholls combined for a double - their first - with Gwanako (AGA Ladies Open) and Join Together (Conditions race) at Charlton Horethorne. READ MORE

11 March 2014 Landmarks: March 8th & 9th

100th career winner:Nick Pearce on Excitable Island in the Maiden at Godstone (see news item, March 10). READ MORE

11 March 2014 West Wales Area Quiz Marks Season Start

The hugely popular West Wales Area Quiz night once again marks the start of the West Wales Area Point to Point season. Being held for a second year at the Iron Duke Clynderwen, teams of four will be put to the test by new Quiz Master, Phil Mathias. READ MORE

11 March 2014 Report: Suffolk - Ampton

The sun shone brightly on the large crowd of Point-to-Point fans that assembled for the Suffolk Hunt meeting at Ampton yesterday (Sunday); perhaps most brightly of all on the Ingleton family, following the Ladies Open Race victory of King du Berlais. READ MORE

11 March 2014 Report: Mid Surrey Farmers Draghounds - Godstone

A large crowd attended Sunday's Mid Surrey Farmers Draghounds Point-to-Point, at Godstone, enjoying a fantastic day's racing in the glorious sunshine. READ MORE

11 March 2014 Report: Derwent - Charm Park

Glorious weather ensured the crowds were out in force to witness some of the most competitive racing we have seen so far this season, on the first Spring-like day of the year. The spectators were privy to a first, a double and a treble, along with one of the most impressive winners seen for a long time. READ MORE

11 March 2014 Report: Dulverton Farmers - Treborough Hill

ROBBIE HENDERSON took a strong grip on the Devon & Cornwall jockeys championship with three winners at Treborough Hill, where the ground was predominantly good. This was the first treble of the 24-year-old rider's career. READ MORE

11 March 2014 Scene & Heard: Ampton - March 9th

It was a red letter day at Ampton for 16-year-old Lottie Ingleton, who opened her account, on just her fourth ride, in the Ladies' Open on King du Berlais, owned by her parents Nigel and Topsy. READ MORE

10 March 2014 Pearce calls it a day after 100th win

Nick Pearce rode the 100th winner of his career at Godstone on Sunday, and having reached the magic figure promptly hung up his boots. He considers himself very lucky to have been able to retire on his own terms, unlike some who have had it forced upon them through injury or weight problems, and is adamant there will be no comeback. "Although I'm still really enjoying it I always said that's what I'd do, and I wanted to get there before my 31st birthday in two weeks' time." READ MORE

10 March 2014 Weight Change: Enfield Chase with Cambridgeshire Hunt - Northaw (5th May)

The PPORA Club Members Race for Novice Riders at this meeting will now run off 12st and not 12st 5lbs as advertised in The Planner. READ MORE

10 March 2014 Report: College Valley & North Northumberland - Alnwick

After a quiet start to the season, Victor Thompson's Newton-by-the-Sea yard is firing on all cylinders and made it five winners from the last three Northern Area fixtures, with a first and last race double on Sunday's College Valley & North Northumberland card at Alnwick. READ MORE

10 March 2014 Gold Cup Charity Competition

Heather Kemp will be riding GUD DAY in the St Patrick's Day Derby Charity Race at the Cheltenham Festival to raise money for Cancer Research and she has kindly donated 2 GOLD CUP DAY BADGES PLUS A CAR PARK PASS which can be won by TEXTING "KEMP51 £5" TO 70070. READ MORE

10 March 2014 General Information - Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers

Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-to-Point, Sunday 16 March 2014
Pony Racing 12 noon, 1st Race Main Meeting 1pm. READ MORE

10 March 2014 Scene & Heard: Leicester - March 7th

Sheila Crow's decision to bypass Cheltenham in favour of Leicester's valuable Mallard Hunters' Chase proved to be the right one when Current Exchange, under an inspired ride from Paddy Gerety, prevailed by a neck from the fast-finishing Court Red Handed. READ MORE

08 March 2014 New PPA Executive announced

The Board of the Point-to-Point Authority is pleased to announce that following the recent recruitment process the position of Executive has been offered and accepted. READ MORE

08 March 2014 Advanced going report: Curre & Llangibby - Howick (Sunday, 16th March)

The current going ahead of next Sunday's Curre & Llangibby is SOFT. READ MORE

08 March 2014 Advanced going report: Duke of Buccleuch's - Friars Haugh (Saturday, 15th March)

The current going ahead of next Saturday's Duke of Buccleuch's meeting at Frairs Haugh is GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT in places. READ MORE

07 March 2014 abandoned: holcombe - whittington (Sunday 23rd march)

Please be advised the HOLCOMBE CLUB Point-to-Point has been abandoned. The Club was due to run on Sunday, 23rd March at Whittington but in light of severe financial constraints the organising committee has decided it is not feasible to stage a fixture this season. READ MORE

07 March 2014 advanced going report: Oakley - Brafield-on-the-Green (Sunday 23rd March)

The course was inspected on Thursday by the Clerk of the Course, Robert Bellamy. It was declared raceable and the going is currently soft, heavy in places. READ MORE

07 March 2014 Preview: Kingston Blount Racing Club - kingston blount

South Midlands Point-to-Point action returns this Saturday with the Kingston Blount Racing Club hosting a competitive seven-race card. READ MORE

07 March 2014 Scene & Heard: Duke of Beaufort’s – Didmarton

It's not just Venetia Williams who has been among the winners of late. Three of her stable staff also got in on the act as Petit Lord and Idole First both obliged for Lucy May, Audrey and Philip Turner at a bumper Didmarton fixture. READ MORE

07 March 2014 Preview: Blackmore & Sparkford Vale - Charlton Horethorne

Gwanako stands out among the nine entries for the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale AGA Ladies Open at Charlton Horethorne on Sunday. The 11-year-old cannot be opposed after following up his easy January Larkhill win by anihilating his field at the South Dorset. READ MORE

07 March 2014 Advanced going report: Western - Wadebridge (Saturday, 15th March)

The course inspector walked the course at Wadebridge on Thursday and reports it to be "Good to soft, good in places". The next inspection will be on Saturday and the weather forecast for the week ahead is good. READ MORE

06 March 2014 Surrey Union at Peper Harow to run right handed

Having sought and obtained the approval of both local and national course inspectors, who have made two visits to the course, the Surrey Union Point-to-Point at Pepper Harow on Saturday, 3rd May, intends to run RIGHT HANDED this year which breaks with a precedent of some 60 years. READ MORE

06 March 2014 Postponed: Bicester with Whaddon Chase at Whitfield

Due to the recent severe weather the Bicester with Whaddon Chase have had to postpone their fixture due to take place at Whitfield on Sunday 16th March. READ MORE

06 March 2014 Report: Curre & Llangibby - Howick

Former Point-to-Point rider Heather Dalton, who trained more than 200 winners under Rules, and who once had winners on the flat, over hurdles and over fences on the same day, returned to Howick for the first time in many years to see her daughter Annabel ride a well-judged race to win the Restricted on Mr McGregor, a six-year-old chestnut gelding, who she trains for Mr C. B. Compton. READ MORE

06 March 2014 Report: South East Hunts Club - Charing

The South East Hunts Club hosted their Point-to-Point meeting on Sunday 2nd March at Charing Racecourse, with 58 runners contesting six races on good to soft going. READ MORE

06 March 2014 Report: Duke of Beaufort's - Didmarton

Chippenham trainer Mike Hawker saddled two horses for the Members race at Didmarton on Saturday afternoon; Mark Wall teamed up with the favourite, Numbercruncher, while his stablemate Loose Preformer was partnered by Robert Hawker. READ MORE

06 March 2014 Report: Tynedale - Corbridge

The popularity of the Downhills course near Corbridge as a hunt racing venue was shown again on Sunday with a total of 83 runners facing the starter on near perfect jumping ground at the Tynedale fixture. Thankfully, despite a gloomy weather forecast, the rain held off until the second last race. READ MORE

06 March 2014 Report: Cottesmore - Garthorpe

The Garthorpe racing season opened with a bumper eight race card and 80 runners taking part on "good to soft" ground. Despite overcast skies and the odd shower a fair crowd was in attendance. READ MORE

05 March 2014 Advanced going report: New Forest - Larkhill

The current going ahead of the New Forest Point-to-Point at Larkhill on Saturday, 15th March is GOOD. READ MORE

04 March 2014 Abandoned: Croome & West Warwickshire - Upton-upon-Severn

Unfortunately, due to the continued terrible weather conditions, the Croome & West Warwickshire meeting scheduled for Sunday, 23rd March, at Upton-upon-Severn, have had to ABANDON. READ MORE

04 March 2014 Cherry Coward update

Leading Point-to-Point trainer Cherry Coward is reported to be ‘as well as can be expected' following major surgery on Sunday. The mother of National Champion, Jacqueline Coward took a fall out hunting on Saturday where she suffered serious back injuries and was airlifted to hospital. READ MORE

04 March 2014 Scene & Heard: South East Hunts Club - Charing

"The best I've ridden!" enthused jockey Zac Baker after Arthurian Legend had scored a comprehensive victory in the Men's Conditions race. READ MORE

03 March 2014 Landmarks: March 1st & 2nd

100th winner:One of the senior riders on the Northern area circuit, 47-year-old Andrew Richardson, completed a career century in the Hunts' Club Members at Corbridge on David Carr's Coastley, who in 2009 had given his partner his initial Hunter Chase success.

Andrew, whose tally includes six under Rules, opened his account on the same track in 1999 on Geordies Express, and was area champion in three successive seasons from 2006/7. READ MORE

03 March 2014 Revised race condition at the East Anglian Area Hunts Club - March 29th

Please be advised that the special conditions relating to the 1st Race at the postponed meeting of the East Anglian Area Hunts Club fixture (Saturday, 29th March) - the East Anglian Area Club Members Race have been revised and read as follows: "For horses with a current registered Hunters Certificate issued by any Hunt affiliated to the East Anglian Area, and which on or since 23rd November 2012 have not won any race under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points excepted), nor more than two Point-to-Point races. To be owned and ridden by current Members of the East Anglian Area Club; Membership of the EAAC is included in the entry fee." READ MORE

03 March 2014 Advanced going report: Suffolk - Ampton

The course has a good covering of grass and is generally in good order. The current going is GOOD from the 1st to 3rd fence, with the remainder of the course GOOD TO SOFT. READ MORE

01 March 2014 Abandoned: South Herefordshire - Garnons

The South Hereford Point-to-Point at Garnons that was due to take place on 16th March has been abandoned in light of further significant rain. They will not be looking to re-arrange. READ MORE

28 February 2014 Preview: Quantock Staghounds - Cothelstone

Kirkleigh is selected to take the Quantock Staghounds Mixed Open at Cothelstone on Sunday. The strong stayer, who bids to take his win tally into double figures, looked as good as ever when narrowly outpointed by Minella Stars in Buckfastleigh's prestigious £1000 Westcountry Champion Chase Mixed Open a fortnight ago. READ MORE

28 February 2014 Preview: Curre & Llangibby - Howick

The Welsh Point-to-Point season gets under way with the Curre & Llangibby Hunt Steeplechases at Howick, near Chepstow, on Sunday. READ MORE

27 February 2014 Additional race at the Teme Valley - Saturday, 29th March

JOCKEY CLUB OPEN MAIDEN RACE FOR MARES AND FILLES ONLY (11st 7lbs) will now be included in the Teme Valley's race programme. READ MORE

26 February 2014 Preview: Waveney Harriers - Higham

Little Legend is the class act among the 88 entries for the Waveney Harriers Point-To-Point which will take place at Higham, between Colchester and Ipswich, on Sunday March 2. READ MORE

26 February 2014 Preview: Tynedale - Corbridge

Point-to-Point enthusiasts have the prospect of a feast of action in Sunday's Tynedale fixture at the Downhills course near Corbridge, with a bumper total of 124 entries on a seven race card, starting at 12.30pm. In addition, a record 25 entries have been received for the pony racing, which precedes the main event, kicking off at 11.30am, with the 138cm and 148cm contests both being run in two divisions. READ MORE

26 February 2014 Preview: West of Yore - Whitcliffe Grange

132 entries have been received for the West of Yore meeting which takes place at Whitcliffe Grange, Ripon on Sunday 2nd March. READ MORE

26 February 2014 Preview: Cottesmore - Garthorpe

The much-anticipated Garthorpe Point-to-Point racing season opens on Sunday with the Cottesmore meeting. A large entry of 157 has been taken for seven races with a possibility of divisions on the day. READ MORE

26 February 2014 Preview: Duke of Beaufort's - Didmarton

Monsoon-like conditions resulted in the Point-to-Point fraternity being deprived of numerous meetings during the early part of the season, but conditions have now improved, so Didmarton races will prove a major attraction on Saturday afternoon.  READ MORE

26 February 2014 Change of race times at the Quorn meeting at Garthorpe - 27th April

Due to the attendance of Claire Lomas the following revision to race times at the QUORN Point-to-Point at Garthorpe on Sunday, 27th April, have been made so people can come and chat to Claire on the day: READ MORE

25 February 2014 Report: Countryside Alliance Club (Wessex) - Badbury Rings

Aikideau followed up his recent Larkhill success with a thrilling victory in Sunday's AGA Ladies Open at Badbury Rings, where a record 121 horses contested the 11 races. Beautifully ridden by Bryony Frost, Aikideau caught Byerley Bear, seeking a fifth win of the campaign, in the dying strides to win by a head. "He had plenty to do, but had the stamina and speed to do it," felt first-season trainer Jack Barber, now on the five-winner mark for the season. READ MORE

25 February 2014 Report: Blankney - North Carlton

Ganbei became the leading horse at North Carlton for 2014 after landing the Gleadell Agriculture Men's Open race on a day when 69 runners contested 8 races on "good to firm" ground. READ MORE

25 February 2014 Report: Cambridge University Draghounds - Cottenham

It was no joke for the bookies at Cottenham on Saturday as Norfolk farmer and erstwhile stand-up comic, Keith Loads, was on hand to welcome the well-backed Troufion into the winner's enclosure following the two and a half mile Maiden Race at the Cambridge University Draghounds Point-To-Point. READ MORE

25 February 2014 DATES ANNOUNCED FOR TATTERSALLS IRELAND INTERNATIONAL POINT-TO-POINT

Tattersalls Ireland in association with the Louth Hunt will host the second running of its International Point-to-Point on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd May. The two day fixture has a change of venue for 2014 with racing taking place at the home of the Irish Grand National, Fairyhouse Racecourse. READ MORE

24 February 2014 Landmark: First winner - Barnaby Shaw

London barrister Barnaby Shaw, rode his first career winner aboard his own Bravery Scotch in the Confined race at North Carlton on Sunday. READ MORE

22 February 2014 Updated Fixtures: 22/02/14 - 09/03/14

In light of the many cancellations, postponements and abandonments over the past week, below is an at-a-glance guide to the remaining meetings over the next three weeks.  READ MORE

21 February 2014 Advanced Going Report:West of Yore - Whitcliffe Grange

The going ahead of the West of Yore meeting at Whitcliffe Grange on Sunday 2nd March is SOFT. READ MORE

21 February 2014 Hunter Chase Schedule: March 1st - March 16th

Ten further Hunters' Chases are scheduled for the first half of March as seen on the table below, and amongst them two very valuable ones including the Cheltenham Foxhunters. After this Sunday's race at Fontwell Park, the complexity of the programme changes somewhat, that race being the last one in which one can qualify for Cheltenham.  READ MORE

21 February 2014 Preview: Countryside Alliance (Wessex) - Badbury Rings

Brassick and Round Tom can fight out the finish of the Bonhams Men's Open at Badbury Rings on Sunday. The former, a £35,000 Doncaster purchase after winning a bumper, a hurdle race and two steeplechases, made a promising debut for William and Angela Rucker when third in a competitive Kelso Hunter Chase three weeks ago. Round Tom made an impressive return to hunt racing last season, winning three of his four races READ MORE

21 February 2014 Scene & Heard: Huntingdon - February 20th

Not many trainers express a hope that the handicapper will be watching their wide margin winner and will act accordingly, but among their number is Keith Cumings, whose charge Certain Flight gave a fine display of jumping and turned this 3m contest into a procession with a facile success. READ MORE

21 February 2014 Advanced going report: Tynedale - Corbridge

The current going ahead of the Tynedale at Corbridge, next Sunday, March 2nd, is GOOD TO SOFT (SOFT IN PLACES). READ MORE

21 February 2014 Advanced going report: Kingston Blount Racing Club - Kingston Blount

Preparation of the course is proceeding in readiness for the first meeting at Kingston Blount on March 8th. The course was walked this morning and the ground has taken the recent rain well and the current state of the ground is GOOD TO SOFT (SOFT IN PLACES). READ MORE

20 February 2014 Money raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

After a fantastic day of competitive racing, good weather and a large crowd the Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point committee will be donating approximately £14,000 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The money was raised by proceeds on the gate, sponsorship, advertising and entries. READ MORE

20 February 2014 Report: Sinnington - Duncombe Park

Warm winter sun and the spectacular backdrop of Duncombe Park house provided the idyllic setting for the Sinnington Point-to-Point on Sunday. A large, enthusiastic crowd of all ages was present to witness some very exciting racing, drink in the soothing rays and soak up the atmosphere in the unique landscape of the Howardian Hills. READ MORE

20 February 2014 Advanced going report: Duke of Beauforts - Didmarton

The current going for the Duke of Beauforts meeting at Didmarton next Saturday, March 1st, is GOOD with some GOOD TO SOFT places. READ MORE

19 February 2014 Scene & Heard: Midlands Area Club - Thorpe Lodge

However many trebles Paddy Gerety goes on to record in his career, none will surely provide him with the proverbial armchair rides he enjoyed in his initial three-timer at Thorpe. All three winners, Fruit Fayre in the Men's Open, Irish Anthem in the Restricted, and Mr Mercurial in the Maiden Division One, are trained by Sheila Crow, for whom Paddy works. READ MORE

18 February 2014 East Devon abandoned

Unfortunately the East Devon at Bishops Court on Saturday, 1st March has been ABANDONED due to severe waterlogging. READ MORE

18 February 2014 Preview: Cambridge University Draghounds - Cottenham

Point-To-Point racing returns to East Anglia this weekend for the first time since late January with the staging of the rearranged Cambridge University Draghounds meeting at Cottenham, near Cambridge, on Saturday February 22. READ MORE

18 February 2014 Preview: Blankney - North Carlton

The Blankney Point-to-Point takes place this coming Sunday at North Carlton racecourse. 131 entries have been taken for the second meeting of 2014 at the Lincolnshire Showground course and there will be seven races in total; the first race is scheduled for 12noon and the final race is due off at 3.30pm. The course is in good condition and there will be fresh ground in use on all the bends. READ MORE

18 February 2014 Report: South Pool Harriers - Buckfastleigh

THE organisers of the South Pool Harriers deserve enormous credit for enabling this meeting to go ahead. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of the land owners, surplus water had been pumped off the course throughout the week to defeat the recent deluge. The going was officially soft with heavy patches, but jockeys reported that the track rode extremely well. READ MORE

18 February 2014 Report: Vine & Craven - Barbury

Champion Point-to-Point rider Will Biddick celebrated his two hundredth racecourse win in breathtaking circumstances at Sunday's sun-drenched Vine & Craven meeting at Fuller's Barbury Racecourse. READ MORE

17 February 2014 Landmark: 200th winner - Will Biddick

Will Biddick, 27, recorded his 200th career success when winning the Mixed Open at Barbury Racecourse on Following Dreams, who was completing an across-the-card double for trainer Alastair Ralph. READ MORE

17 February 2014 Landmarks: February 16th

First winnerLand agent Sally Coates, 27, opened her account in the Veteran & Novice Riders' race at Duncombe Park on family horse Trop Fort, trained by Wendy Wild. Successful over hurdles for Tim Vaughan, Trop Fort was purchased at Doncaster last year by Sally's father David, himself a former regular in the winner's enclosure on the Yorkshire circuit and best known for his partnership with his father Joe's Blank Cheque. READ MORE

16 February 2014 Scene & Heard: Fakenham - February 14th

Had Sandown not been called off, the winning horse and rider at Fakenham would both have been in action in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup, although not in partnership. READ MORE

14 February 2014 Rearranged fixtures

The Waveney Harries at Higham scheduled for this Sunday (16th) will now run on Sunday, 2nd March. Entries stand and all details remain as per page 141 of the Planner. READ MORE

14 February 2014 Hunters’ Chases – Are you aware of the generous ROA Jackpot Scheme?

For those owners not yet aware, yesterday's fixture at Leicester was the first of twelve meetings spread through the 2014 calendar when the Racehorse Owners Association are offering a very generous jackpot to owners of each winning horse, should they be members of the association. Further details are covered in much greater detail by looking at the link below: READ MORE

14 February 2014 The 'Pointer' Magazine now available to download

The 'Pointer' magazing is now available to view online by clicking here. If you would like a hard copy please email the PPA - info@p2pa.co.uk with your postal address and a copy will be sent to you. READ MORE

14 February 2014 Landmark: 50th winner - Peter Mason

Peter Mason on Shy John in the Dick Saunders Novices' Hunters' Chase at Leicester. It was a fourth success under Rules for Peter to go with 46 in Point-to-Points, and he has become the first rider in 2014 to record two Hunter Chase victories. READ MORE

13 February 2014 Advanced going report: Countryside Alliance Club (Wessex) - Badbury Rings

The going for the Countryside Alliance Club (Wessex) meeting at Badbury Rings on Sunday 23rd February is currently GOOD (GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES). There is a good covering of grass at the course and the fences have been layed out. READ MORE

13 February 2014 South Durham Hunt Farmers Club Abandoned

The rearranged South Durham Hunt Farmers Club meeting due to run at Mordon on Saturday 22nd February has been abandoned. READ MORE

13 February 2014 Ross Harriers cancelled

The Ross Harriers meeting Garnons at Garnons scheduled for Sunday, 2nd March has been abandoned - The fixture will not be re-arranged. READ MORE

13 February 2014 Curre & Llangibby cancelled

The Curre & Llangibby at Howick on Saturday, 23rd February has been cancelled. A new date will be announced shortly. READ MORE

12 February 2014 East Anglian Hunts Club postponed

The East Anglian Hunts Club at Marks Tey, scheduled for Sunday, 23rd February, has been postponed due to serious waterlogging. READ MORE

12 February 2014 Brecon & Talybont cancelled

The Brecon & Talybont, originally scheduled for Saturday, 8th March, has been cancelled due to serious waterlogging. READ MORE

12 February 2014 Waveney Harries cancelled

Sadly due to the ongoing bad weather we have been informed that the Waveney Harriers who were due to run their fixture at Higham on Sunday, 16th Feb have had to cancel in light of water logging. READ MORE

12 February 2014 New date: Western - Wadebridge

Following the cancellation of the Western  Point-to-Point on 8th February, the organising committee is pleased to announce that they will now run on Saturday, 15th March. READ MORE

12 February 2014 East Cornwall cancelled

The East Cornwall meeting at Great Trethew, scheduled for Sunday, 23rd February, has been cancelled. READ MORE

12 February 2014 Preview: Vine & Craven - Barbury Racecourse

The ongoing popularity of Fuller's Barbury Racecourse is clearly evident amongst Point-to-Point Owners, who have made 213 entries, one of the highest of the season so far, for this Sunday's Vine & Craven Hunt meeting. READ MORE

11 February 2014 Preview: South Pool Harries - Buckfastleigh

THE historical racecourse at Buckfastleigh is the location for this weekend's Point-to-Point fixture, where the South Pool Harriers host their meeting on Sunday, 16th February. READ MORE

11 February 2014 Preview: Midlands Area Club - Thorpe Lodge

The Midlands Area Club Point-to-Point will take place at Thorpe Lodge on Sunday. This is the first of two meetings scheduled for the Nottinghamshire course in 2014. 132 entries have been taken and the Maiden race has already been divided to give an eight race card starting at 12 noon (originally advertised as an 11.30am start), with the final race takes place at 4.05pm. READ MORE

11 February 2014 Preview: Sinnington - Duncombe Park

Following a four week break the Yorkshire Area holds its second Point-to-Point of the season at Duncombe Park with the Sinnington Hunt meeting. 133 entries have been made for the seven race card and racing starts at 12.30pm with the Hunt Members Race. Sarah Easterby's runners make up half the entries and she is likely to take this with whichever one she runs, however, Sonevafushi will be the biggest danger. READ MORE

11 February 2014 Report: Combined Services - Larkhill

Theatre Queen belied her inexperience with an impressive win in the Coronation Gold Cup, one of Point-to-Pointing's four Classic races, at Larkhill on Saturday. The seven-year-old sauntered home 12 lengths ahead of useful yardsticks Bellsinni Ron and Rumbavu after leading at the top of the final climb. The mare had run in just five races before Saturday, winning four times and suffering her only defeat when left at the start at Wadebridge in December. Keeper/rider Mark Wall reported that Theatre Queen will not be aimed at this season's Cheltenham Foxhunter, but may appear at Cheltenham's Hunter Chase Evening on 30 April. READ MORE

11 February 2014 Scene & Heard: South Wold - Brocklesby Park

If the market was to be believed, the Mixed Open would have been fought out between Punchestowns and All Great N Theory, but both were upstaged by the outsider Court Red Handed, who was conceding 7lbs to both those rivals and who was given a perfectly timed ride by Max Kendrick. READ MORE

11 February 2014 Landmarks: February 9th

100th Point-to-Point winner:

Tristan Davidson on Sharivarry in the Club Members’ race at Overton. 35 minutes earlier Tristan had recorded his 99th success on Mr Shahady in the 3m Maiden. Both horses are owned by Victor Thompson. READ MORE

10 February 2014 Report: South Wold - Brocklesby Park

The South Wold Point-to-Point at Brocklesby Park went ahead despite the persistent wet weather that led to the abandonment of three fixtures scheduled to take place across the country at the weekend. The old Brocklesby turf dried out nicely and 64 horses took part in the six races on good to soft ground. READ MORE

10 February 2014 Hunter Chase Schedule: February 18th - February 27th

Ten further Hunters' Chases are scheduled for the second half of this month as seen on the table below, and for the first time this season we have a couple of Maidens at Leicester and Lingfield Park. READ MORE

10 February 2014 New date: South Durham Hunt Farmers Club - Mordon

Please be advised that in light of the lost fixture on 25th January, the South Durham Hunt Farmers Club at Howe Hills, Mordon will now run on Saturday, 22nd February. READ MORE

10 February 2014 Report: Dumfriesshire & Stewartry - Overton

Following in the footsteps of Pauline Robson, Clive Storey, Peter Craggs, Kevin Anderson and the late Charlie Macmillan, Tristan Davidson, 34, became the sixth post-war Northern Area jockey to reach the magical 100 winner mark between the flags with a double on the Victor Thompson-trained geldings, Mr Shahady and Sharivarry in Sunday's Dumfriesshire & Stewartry meeting at Overton Farm, Crossford. READ MORE

10 February 2014 Rider profile: Matt Hampton

When 20-year-old Matt Hampton won the coveted Wilkinson Sword in 2011 he could have been expected to continue on an upward curve as did many of the titleholders before him, among them Josh Guerriero and the now professionals David Bass and James Best. READ MORE

10 February 2014 Scene & Heard: Burton - North Carlton

"Today was for the owner, but now we can look at other targets", smiled Doug Harkin, after Definite Dawn had once again claimed the opening race of the Midlands Area season at North Carlton and initiated the first leg of a double for rider Peter Mann. READ MORE

09 February 2014 New date: Cambridge University Draghounds - Cottenham

Having intially had their fixture on Saturday, 8th February postponed, Cottenham's Cambridge University Draghounds meeting will now take place on Saturday, 22nd February. READ MORE

07 February 2014 Update: Midlands Area Club - Thorpe Lodge

Organisers of the Midlands Area Club Point-to-Point at Thorpe Lodge have given an advance going report ahead of their meeting on Sunday, February 16th. READ MORE

07 February 2014 Injury updates

There is encouraging news of the riders who were in the wars at North Carlton on Sunday [see Injury News, February 3]. READ MORE

07 February 2014 Report: CGA Foxhunter Trial Hunters Chase - Huntingdon

"Job done!" smiled trainer Rose Grissell after Brunswick Gold had achieved his Aintree qualification by winning a match for the 3m Hunters' Chase in the hands of joint-owner, with Caroline Hargreaves, Stuart Robinson.
"He's been bouncing since Cottenham [see Scene & Heard, January 1], and he's been really strong on the gallops," said Rose, whose charge will not run again until his Liverpool engagement. READ MORE

07 February 2014 Preview: Combined Services - Larkhill

Round Tom is selected to win the Coronation Gold Cup Mens Open, one of the season's four national Classic races, at the Combined Services meeting at Larkhill on Saturday. READ MORE

07 February 2014 Latest Cancellations: Cambridge University, Percy, North Hereford

The Cambridge University Draghounds meeting, scheduled to take place at Cottenham on Saturday (8th February) has been cancelled due to 26mm of overnight rain. Organisers are looking for a new date. READ MORE

06 February 2014 New date for the Albrighton & Woodland (North)

The Albrighton & Woodland (North) meeting has been re-arranged for Sunday, 23rd February. Please be aware that entries stand and the other details remain as per page 133 of the PlannerREAD MORE

06 February 2014 Walrus Hunters’ Chase, Haydock – Bonus Reminder

The CGA Foxhunter Trial Walrus Open Hunters' Steeple Chase is to be run at Haydock Park on Saturday February 15th, now for an increased prize fund of £10,000 READ MORE

05 February 2014 Western Hunt cancelled

The Western Hunt meeting scheduled to take place on Saturday 8th February at Wadebridge has been cancelled due to waterlogging. Organisers are seeking an alternative date.  READ MORE

05 February 2014 Albrighton & Woodland (North) cancelled

Due to significant overnight rain the Albrighton & Woodland (North) meeting scheduled to take place on Sunday 9th February at Chaddesley Corbett, has been cancelled.  READ MORE

05 February 2014 Preview: Dumfriesshire & Stewartry - Overton

The Northern Area Point-to-Point season resumes after a two week break with the Dumfriesshire & Stewartry fixture at Overton Farm, Crossford on Sunday 9th February. It has attracted a total of 86 entries (up 40% on last year's figure) on a six race card, starting at 12.30pm. The list of entries includes Gunner Jack, Miss Chatterbox, Ocarina, Sotovik and Wacket Willie, who were all successful on the corresponding card in February 2013. READ MORE

04 February 2014 Report: South Dorset - Milborne St Andrew

Gwanako put up an "awesome" performance to win Sunday's South Dorset Ladies Open in a fast time under Megan Nicholls. The 11-year-old led after a circuit before galloping further and further clear of his toiling rivals. "He's been buzzing since he won at Larkhill three weeks ago but that was awesome," said Paul Nicholls' assistant head girl Rose Loxton, who trains Gwanako at her Bruton farm. "The plan is to keep him pointing, probably at the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale [on 9 March] and then possibly go for the 2m-5f race at the Cheltenham hunter chase evening." READ MORE

04 February 2014 Updated course information: Buckfastleigh

BUCKFASTLEIGH, Devon. (1998) LH - Location: On A38 at Dean Court Farm. ½m S of town. TQ11 0LT.Area: Devon & CornwallMeetings: South Pool Harriers - Sunday, 16 February 2014; Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers - Sunday, 16 March 2014. Please note: Pony Racing Fixtures will now be hosted at both meetings beforehand. READ MORE

03 February 2014 Report: Mid Devon - Black Forest Lodge

Byerley Bear extended his unbeaten run to four this season with a fluent success over Mobaasher and Numbercruncher in the Ladies' Open in the hands of Leanda Tickle. The nine-year-old gelding evidently relishes soft ground, and is currently the leading point-to-pointer in the country. Jumping soundly, the tough chestnut drew right away in the closing stages to land the AGA-sponsored prize. READ MORE

03 February 2014 Report: Burton - North Carlton

Point-to-Point racing in the Midlands Area got off to a good start with a bumper Burton meeting at North Carlton. The 169 entries yielded 96 runners on "good to soft" ground and the pleasant winter sunshine ensured a good crowd attended. READ MORE

03 February 2014 Injury news

An excellent day's racing at North Carlton on Sunday was marred by some nasty injuries to jockeys, one of whom was Alice Cosgrove, who was having her debut ride. READ MORE

03 February 2014 Landmark: Sean Bowen - 1st winner

16-year-old Sean Bowen opened his account between the flags in the Novice Riders' contest at Milborne St Andrew on Dunraven Prince. READ MORE

31 January 2014 Scene & Heard: Jedforest - Friars Haugh

"First ever double - what a day", tweeted trainer Katie Scott, following the successes of Raid Stane and Kalastar on a competitive day's action at the Roxburghshire venue which also saw rider Tom Hamilton grab a first career brace. READ MORE

31 January 2014 Preview: South Dorset - Milborne St Andrew

The Sally Duckett-trained That's Rhythm, unbeaten in five completed outings last season including Stratford's AGA Ladies Series Final Hunter Chase, and Gwanako, who provided 16-year-old Megan Nicholls with a first win between the flags at Larkhill, are the two suggestions for Sunday's South Dorset Ladies Open at Milborne St Andrew. READ MORE

30 January 2014 Trophy Amnesty - Devon & Cornwall

Secretaries of forthcoming Devon and Cornwall area meetings have issued a plea to previous winners to return trophies to them ASAP. READ MORE

29 January 2014 New fixture: Horseheath Hunts Club, High Easter - Saturday March 22nd

The PPA is pleased to announce that a new fixture has been granted in light of the loss of Point-to-Point Racing at Horseheath this season. The three hunts (Thurlow, Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace and Puckeridge) who historically stage their fixtures at the course have joined forces and will now run a joint fixture at High Easter on Saturday, 22nd March. READ MORE

29 January 2014 BUCKFASTLEIGH PONY RACING STAR MAKES SEASONAL DEBUT

At age 13, Michael Treneer of Buckfastleigh is already an accomplished pony racer, having come 2nd in the Devon & Cornwall Area Points Championship 2013. This year his first race will be on Sunday 2nd February at the Mid Devon Point-to-Point meeting at Blackforest Lodge, Kenton, near Exeter. READ MORE

28 January 2014 Preview: Burton - North Carlton

The Burton Point-to-Point, the first meeting in the Midlands area in 2014, is scheduled to take place this coming Sunday at North Carlton on the Lincolnshire Showground. An impressive entry of 169 has been received for 6 races, starting at 12 noon; however, the final Maiden (with 61 entries) is very likely to divide on the day to give a 7 race card. READ MORE

28 January 2014 PPA ANNOUNCE A NEW NATIONAL POINT-TO-POINT AWARD

The Point-to-Point Authority (PPA) is delighted to announce the establishment of the "Sir Michael Connell Award" to be presented in recognition of an individual who has contributed to the sport in a "Regulatory" capacity or as a Raceday Official. This new award will be presented in memory of Sir Michael at the Sport's National Dinner & Dance at which all the National awards are presented. READ MORE

28 January 2014 Preview: Mid Devon - Black Forest Lodge

A great family day out is on offer at the Mid Devon Point-to-Point meeting at Black Forest Lodge, Kenton this Sunday (February 2nd). READ MORE

28 January 2014 Scene & Heard: Royal Artillery - Larkhill

Master Medic's winning run may not quite match up to that achieved by Big Buck's, but on the day that the hurdler suffered his first defeat in his last 19 races Sally Alner's 13-year-old took his unbeaten tally between the flags to eight with victory in the Ladies' Open under regular partner Emily MacMahon.  READ MORE

27 January 2014 Hunter Chase Schedule: Feb 1st - Feb 16th

The first half of February will see a busy programme of Hunters' Chases across the country. READ MORE

27 January 2014 Report: Jedforest - Friars Haugh

The rain and sleet cleared half an hour before the first race to leave a dry, sunny afternoon for Sunday's Jedforest point-to-point meeting at Friars Haugh, Kelso. There were 61 runners on near perfect jumping ground, taking the total for the first three Northern Area fixtures over the 200 mark. READ MORE

27 January 2014 Obituary: Sid Mitchell

Sid Mitchell, a stalwart of Point-to-Pointing in Essex, died in December at the age of 72. He was diagnosed with lung cancer 12 months earlier. READ MORE

27 January 2014 Landmark: January 26th

First double: Tom Hamilton, 18, at Friars Haugh. He won the Hunt race on Silk And Roses for his mother Wendy, and the Maiden on Kenny Telfer's Kalastar, trained by Katie Scott. READ MORE

24 January 2014 Heather's Charity Race-Ride

Heather Kemp, recently retired Board Member of the PPA, will be taking part in a Charity Flat Race at the Cheltenham Festival, in aid of Cancer Research. READ MORE

24 January 2014 Ally's Star Continues To Rise

If there was a jockeys' prize for self-deprecation Ally Stirling would win the gold medal every time. One of the most able lady jockeys in the sport, Ally cannot believe that her success is down to anything other than luck. READ MORE

24 January 2014 Scene & Heard: Fakenham - January 23rd

Once again Fakenham was the venue for former amateurs to showcase their talents. Successful lady rider Ally Stirling is still on the Pointing scene, while every one of the remaining six races was won by a jockey who had cut his teeth between the flags. READ MORE

22 January 2014 South Durham Farmers Cancelled

This Saturday's South Durham Farmers Club meeting at Mordon has been cancelled, due to standing water on the track. READ MORE

22 January 2014 Countryside Alliance Meeting - Prize Money Amendment

Please be aware of an amendment to the prize money for all races at the Countryside Alliance (Wessex) Point-to-Point at Badbury Rings on Sunday February 23rd. READ MORE

22 January 2014 Preview: Jedforest - Friars Haugh

The Northern Area Point-to-Point circuit heads to Kelso on Sunday for the Jedforest meeting at the picturesque Friars Haugh course alongside the River Tweed. It has attracted 93 entries, including 24 from Yorkshire and 4 from Cheshire, on a seven race card starting at 12.30pm. READ MORE

22 January 2014 Future of Marks Tey Racecourse

Horseracing fans should be putting a couple of important dates into their new 2014 diaries - February 23rd and March 16th. For these are the two days on which Marks Tey Racecourse, near Colchester, will be in action for what could be the last time unless the crowds attracted are large enough to suggest that the venue has a viable future. READ MORE

21 January 2014 Report: Tiverton - Chipley Park

AT last this season we were able to enjoy sunshine from a clear blue sky at Chipley Park. A total of 108 runners contested the 10 races with soft going putting a premium on stamina. All credit to the organisers in defeating the endless wet spell to provide quality racing - but it was not without a struggle."We even had to drain the bottom bend with six inch pipes after it rained again on Saturday night," said secretary Keith Granger. READ MORE

21 January 2014 Job Advertisement: Executive at the PPA

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be involved at the heart of one of amateur sport's most precious assets. READ MORE

20 January 2014 PRIZE MONEY AMENDMENT: WESTERN HUNT - WADEBRIDGE, 8th FEBRUARY

A further reminder that the prize money for the AGA Ladies Open Race at the Western Hunt Point-to-Point at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, on Saturday 8th February has been increased to £300, £125 and £75. READ MORE

20 January 2014 Report: West Percy - Alnwick

On a gloomy, wet afternoon with poor visibility, the hardy point-to-point enthusiasts were still out in force for Sunday's West Percy fixture at the Ratcheugh Farm course, near Alnwick. A total of 65 horses faced the starter on the seven race card, and, on rain-softened ground, race times were 30-40 seconds slower than those recorded at the December meeting. READ MORE

19 January 2014 Landmarks: January 19th

Two riders enjoyed their fiftieth winner between the flags on Sunday.  READ MORE

15 January 2014 Planner Update: January 15th

The latest update to the Point-to-Point and Hunter Chase Race Planner is now available. This features all corrections and updates to race conditions that have been announced since the publication of the book, and all Owners and Keepers are advised to read it. READ MORE

15 January 2014 Scene & Heard: Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Club - Sheriff Hutton

The name ‘Easterby' has figured on the trainers' roll of honour every year in which a meeting has been staged at Sheriff Hutton, and 2014 was no exception. The difference is that the prefix ‘David' was replaced by ‘Steph,' the latter having taking over the Pointers from her husband. READ MORE

15 January 2014 Report: Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Club - Sheriff Hutton

A huge crowd watched on as Classinaglass started the new season in the same winning fashion in which he finished the 2013 Point-to-Point season. READ MORE

15 January 2014 Report: Heythrop - Cocklebarrow

The Waley-Cohen family regained the Lord Ashton of Hyde's Cup as the prolific Rumbavu prevailed at the Savills Heythrop Point-to-Point on Sunday, held for the first time at Cocklebarrow. READ MORE

14 January 2014 Report: Dunston Harriers - Ampton

Berties Dream and Doctor Kingsley, a pair of horses who are set to take part in the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival in two months time, were the star performers at an outstanding Dunston Harriers Point-to-Point at Ampton, near Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday. READ MORE

14 January 2014 Report: Silverton - Black Forest Lodge

The rain did its best to spoil the afternoon at Black Forest Lodge, but not before two of the best Pointers in the country had clashed in the Bonham's Men's Open. READ MORE

13 January 2014 Landmarks: January 12th

Richard Smith, Steven Croft and Harry Bannister all achieved notable landmarks in their riding careers at the weekend. READ MORE

13 January 2014 Scene & Heard: Wetherby - January 12th

On a day when 33 of the 55 runners were either trained or ridden by those who started their careers in the amateur sport, it was the only two jockeys still in the unpaid ranks who fought out the finish of the 2m4f Handicap Chase. READ MORE

10 January 2014 Additional AGA Ladies Open qualifier - Mid Devon

Due to the loss of racing at Horseheath a number of qualifiers for the AGA iTotal Control Ladies Open Point-to-Point Championship Final Hunter Chase have been lost. Therefore the Ladies Open race at the Mid Devon Foxhounds meeting at Black Forest Lodge on February 2nd will now become a qualifier for the above. READ MORE

09 January 2014 Kinsey Calls It A Day

Leading North Western area rider Will Kinsey, now a licensed trainer, has hung up his boots. READ MORE

08 January 2014 2014 Point-to-Point Fixtures at Horseheath

Further to the recent announcement that no Point-to-Point racing will be taking place at Horseheath in 2014, Thurlow Estates, owners of the racecourse near Haverhill, Cambridgeshire, have issued the following statement. READ MORE

07 January 2014 Landmarks: January 5th

Jo Buck, 31, who is studying Podiatry at Plymouth University, gained her 50th career winner on Byerley Bear, owned by Roger Knowles and trained by Robert Chanin, in the Ladies' Open at Wadebridge. Her initial success was on Urban Hunter at Cothelstone in 2003, and her tally includes five under Rules.  READ MORE

07 January 2014 REMINDER: DECLARATION FEES AT THE HEYTHROP

The secretary for the Heythrop meeting which takes place at Cocklebarrow on Sunday would like to remind connections that a £10 declaration fee will be payable on the day.  READ MORE

06 January 2014 SMAC Abandoned

The South Midlands Area Club meeting, due to take place at Whitfield on Sunday January 26th, has been abandoned. READ MORE

03 January 2014 Important Information: Larkhill Racing Club - Larkhill

Please be aware that the left-hand lorry park will be closed to all vehicles. ALL horse vehicles to enter via the main gate. READ MORE

03 January 2014 Trainer Feature: Sally Randell

Sally Randell, who would have shared the 2012/13 Connolly's Red Mills Championship (for trainers with seven or fewer horses) with Nick Wright had Sizing America not been disqualified from his Dodson & Horrell championship ‘victory' due to Mikey Hamill's ineligibility, is looking forward to another good season from her new base at Eastbury. READ MORE

02 January 2014 The Hunters’ Chase Season is here again

Entries closed for the first hunters' chase of the 2014 season at noon on New Year's Eve. READ MORE

02 January 2014 Scene & Heard: Fakenham - New Year's Day

Ally Stirling, who had given Qrackers such a good ride to win the Ladies' Open at Cottenham three days earlier, made a good start to the New Year by taking the Amateur Riders' Chase on Full Ov Beans at rain-lashed Fakenham on Wednesday. READ MORE

02 January 2014 Cocklebarrow Gets The Thumbs-Up

The first reactions to the Heythrop Hunt's new Point-to-Point track at Cocklebarrow Farm, Aldsworth, Gloucestershire, have been exceptionally positive. READ MORE

01 January 2014 Scene & Heard: Cambridgeshire Harriers Hunt Club - Cottenham

"It doesn't get much better than that!" exclaimed a delighted Stuart Robinson after winning the Men's Open on Brunswick Gold, trained for himself and Dr Caroline Hargreaves by Rose Grissell.  READ MORE

30 December 2013 Change of Course Contributes to The House that Jack Built

"That can't happen" said legendary trainer Mick Easterby when he heard that the Staintondale Hunt would not be holding their popular Easter Monday Point-to-Point meeting. Worried about not only losing money but also incurring costs, the Staintondale committee felt they had no other option but to cancel their annual meeting. "They can have it at my course" was his generous solution. READ MORE

24 December 2013 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Heythrop Hunt - Cocklebarrow

Upon re-measuring the new course at Cocklebarrow, it transpires that the distance for The Lord Ashton of Hyde's Cup Mens Open race is 3 miles 6 furlongs, rather than the 3 miles 7.5 furlongs in The Planner. READ MORE

19 December 2013 SCENE & HEARD: RATCHEUGH RACING CLUB - ALNWICK

Reigning Yorkshire area champion Richard Smith became the new season's first treble scorer with a three-timer, all on home-breds, at Alnwick on Sunday. READ MORE

18 December 2013 FAKENHAM - DECEMBER 17TH

Carolyn Tanner reports from Tuesday's meeting at Fakenham. READ MORE

18 December 2013 LANDMARK: BRADLEY GIBBS 50TH WINNER

Bradley Gibbs registered his 50th career success in the saddle on Cock Of The Rock, owned and trained by David Brace, in the Men's Open at Wadebridge on Sunday. READ MORE

18 December 2013 LANDMARK: JOE DRINKWATER FIRST WINNER

Joe Drinkwater, 17, rode his first winner on Sunday aboard Working Title in the Cornwall Hunt Club Members race for Novice Riders' race at Wadebridge. READ MORE

16 December 2013 LOOSE-LEAF FORM GUIDE 2013-2014 - INCLUDES A FREE COPY OF POINTING 2014

With the Point-to-Point season underway, so is the Loose-Leaf Form Guide. A must for all form followers, the Loose-Leaf is the essential guide to full results, ratings and comments in running, delivered weekly to your door. Subscribers also receive a FREE copy Pointing 2014 (rrp £39 plus p&p).  READ MORE

16 December 2013 PRIZE MONEY AMENDMENT: THE WESTERN HUNT - WADEBRIDGE, FEBRUARY 8TH

The Western Hunt are pleased to announce an increase in prize money for the AGA Ladies Open Race at The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, on 8th Feb.  READ MORE

16 December 2013 PPA Christmas Opening Hours

The PPA have circulated their office opening times for the Christmas period; please see below for details. READ MORE

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Are you still on the lookout for Christmas gift ideas for your friends and/or loved ones? Look no further than our exclusive festive bundles and SAVE UP TO £20. READ MORE

13 December 2013 Rider feature - Harry Bannister

"I'm lucky being in the position I am and getting the rides I do." So says Harry Bannister, who is hoping to get a whole lot luckier this season, as he will be attempting to fill the not inconsiderable shoes of Thomas Greenall as the main rider for the powerful Yorkshire yard of Steph Easterby. READ MORE

13 December 2013 Huntingdon News

Carolyn Tanner speaks to two former Point-to-Point jockeys who were in action at Huntingdon yesterday. READ MORE

12 December 2013 The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Announce New Point-to-Point Sponsorship

December 12th, Newmarket: As part of the TBA's mandate to improve race opportunities for mares, the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) is delighted to announce sponsorship of eight Point-to-Point Mares' Only Club Races in 2014. READ MORE

11 December 2013 SCENE & HEARD: THE POINT-TO-POINT OWNERS & RIDERS CLUB - BARBURY RACECOURSE

16-year-old Charlie Marshall had a day he will never forget on Sunday, making a winning debut in the Dodson & Horrell Novice Riders' contest on Kornati Kid, trained by his mother Charlotte.  READ MORE

06 December 2013 PRESS RELEASE: WEATHERBYS UNITED HUNTS MEETING - FONTWELL PARK

Fontwell Park Racecourse have made some significant changes to their Hunter Chase evening on Thursday 15th May 2014. The original Folkestone fixture was transferred to the West Sussex track in 2013, following the closure of the Folkestone Racecourse nearly twelve months ago after 114 years of racing.  READ MORE

03 December 2013 SCENE & HEARD: THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY UNITED HUNTS CLUB

"This might be your last chance on this horse," pointed out John Ferguson to son James after the latter's victory on Dreamy George in the opening Conditions race on the first day of the new campaign. READ MORE

27 November 2013 Amendments to the Point-to-Point & Hunter Chase Race Planner

As of 27th November 2013 there are amendments to the National Sponsors' section of the Point-to-Point & Hunter Chase Race Planner as of 26th November 2013. This is available to download as a PDF by clicking here . Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. READ MORE

22 November 2013 TRAINER FEATURE: KEITH CUMINGS

Patience is a major ingredient in Keith Cumings's formula for training Point-to-Pointers, as he is prepared to give them as much time as they need before asking them to tackle the racecourse and all it involves. READ MORE

21 November 2013 TRAINER FEATURE: LESLIE JEFFORD

 Despite not having the advantage of coming from a horsey background, Leslie Jefford has proved to be one of the sport's most outstanding jockeys and trainers.  READ MORE

19 November 2013 Trainer Feature: Kayley Woollacott

Last season Kayley Jones's 22 victories between the flags - she also saddled two Hunter Chase winners - put her into third place in the new Connolly's Red Mills trainers' championship. Her tried and tested training formula remains the same, but the one big change is that she will now be listed on the racecards as Kayley Woollacott, having married Richard, now operating with a public licence, in September. READ MORE

15 November 2013 Trainer Feature: Robert Chanin

For Robert Chanin, having fun - "At the end of the day that's what it's all about" - and success go hand in hand, with the 2012/13 campaign being his most productive to date. READ MORE

14 November 2013 Trainer Feature: Ed Walker

When Ed Walker and his fiancée Polly Gundry were looking for a suitable yard from which to train racehorses, they ruled out their local areas of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, partly on account of cost but also, in the latter case, due to the proximity of Polly's mother Helen Hillard, joint-Master of the Berkeley who, they pointed out, would probably have nicked all their tack! READ MORE

08 October 2013 Rowleys' Open Day

On the day when Treve the filly romped away with the Arc it was fitting that Trev the pony should make his customary appearance at Phil and Mel Rowley's pre-season Parade of Horses. READ MORE

02 October 2013 Baileys' Open Day

A pair of greys took centre stage at Caroline and Gerald Bailey's annual Open Day on September 29.   READ MORE

17 May 2013 Pointing 2013 Price Reduction

Pointing 2013 is the new publication containing Point-to-Point & Hunter Chase Form and Stats, is perfect for fans of the sport, be they owners, trainers, punters, riders or racegoers. Pointing 2013 is now available for just £25 (rrp: £39).  READ MORE

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