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26-02-2021 17:07:00 in General by Admin
This fixture list will provide 12 weeks racing at 54 fixtures over 27 racedays, subject of course to government requirements.  We are very grateful for all the fixtures who have volunteered to run, and indeed those who have stepped down to ensure that the sport remains viable behind closed doors. We are particularly grateful to five fixtures who have stepped up to run at end of March du...

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24-02-2021 08:21:12 in General by Admin
Following the Prime Minister’s Announcement yesterday, point to pointing is planning to restart in week commencing March 29.  We are working hard to create a new fixture list which reflects the situation, and hope to have one available by the end of this week – there are no shortage of volunteers.  I realise that this will be disappointing news for some as we are inherently...

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28-01-2021 18:25:36 in General by Admin
Following the Prime Minister’s statement yesterday, we are sorry to have to postpone the restart of the season until March 13 earliest, since he made clear that other restrictions would not be lifted before the schools went back.  However, he made clear that this was being based on it being three weeks after the completion of the vaccination for the first four priority groups as well a...

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26-01-2021 08:22:36 in General by Admin
Please also note that the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has agreed to an amendment to Regulation 34. Those horses which had registered hunter certificates by 1 Jan 2021 and then moved under rules, can return to pointing and run after 14 days (rather than 28 days as currently stipulated) providing the horse is moved within 14 days of resumption of point to points. This is for a...

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26-01-2021 08:21:24 in General by Admin
Please find here a download of the 2020/21 point-to-point fixture list, with the latest amendments (as of January 25). FEBRUARY/MARCH  Providing government clearance is received, the February and March fixtures are all confirmed to run even if behind closed doors. In the unlikely event that one drops out, in most cases we have nearby reserves waiting to replace them. APRIL-JUNE ...

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05-01-2021 10:06:16 in General by Admin
In the light of the Prime Minister’s Announcement, we of course are calling a pause to the point to point season from today.  Whilst I know that many of you would have liked to press on, and indeed the sport remains inherently safe, we cannot claim that we are acting in a vacuum.  The national situation is worsening, and that means amongst other things that ...

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08-11-2020 15:53:48 in General by Admin
POINT-TO-POINT enthusiasts, especially from the West Country, are promised an enjoyable read in this delightful new book by Jacquie McCullough with contributions from Granville Taylor. The history of the Axe Vale point-to-point, from the first meeting on 24th April 1947, is thoughtfully covered, illustrated by more than 200 colour and black and white photographs, mostly previously unpublished. F...

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08-11-2020 15:48:11 in General by Admin
West of England Bookmakers Association have confirmed their continued support of Wessex Point to Pointing. The Association will stand a minimum of three books at each meeting until crowds are allowed to return and the have agree to give a % of the betting revenue to each meeting. Mark Elgar Chiatman of the Wessex PPSA thanked the Association for their continued support and looked forward to seein...

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08-11-2020 15:41:07 in General by Admin
Eleven fixtures up to end of March have decided not to run this season. A few others have kindly moved dates to create a more balanced programme across the country. Following considerable consultation between PPA, PPSA and fixtures, 11 fixtures have decided not to run this season, both for their own reasons and to help make others more viable. However, with a few kindly agreeing to move dates we ...

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04-09-2020 15:52:26 in General by Admin
Multiple champion trainer Paul Nicholls has paid tribute to Rose Loxton, who died yesterday at the age of 59 after succumbing to cancer. Loxton worked for Nicholls’ yard during many of his most successful seasons, but in recent years had become a leading trainer on the point-to-point and hunters’ chase circuits. She was champion hunters’ chase trainer in 2018/19 and joint-champi...

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Next meeting

The sport is paused due to Government restrictions

Likely start date 29th March

More details to follow