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04-12-2020 09:16:33 in General by Admin
It is all systems go at Larkhill, the first meeting of the Wessex area Please remember that this is an all ticket event and everyone attending must pre register via  www.pointtopoint.co.uk   The Avon Vale Hunt                              &n...

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30-11-2020 19:47:05 in General by Admin
Pointing will start again on Sunday, December 6, with the Avon Vale fixture at Larkhill set to run a pilot for the return of spectators.  Following the government’s recent changes in legislation and the new look Tier system, point-to-pointing will start again on Sunday, December 6, with meetings at Wadebridge in Cornwall and Chaddesley Corbett in Worcestershire.  On the foll...

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23-11-2020 18:23:30 in General by Admin
Please note that the secretary of the Avon Vale meeting on the 12th December (previously was Hursley Hambledon 29th November) page 151 in the Planner, is now Amanda Palmer (contact details on Planner page 243) This meeting replaces the Hursely Hambledon that was due to run on the 29th November, and takes over the Hursley races as are stated in the Planner, with a few amends, and du...

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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1947, is thoughtfully covered, illustrated by more than 200 colour and black and white photographs, mostly previously unpublished.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 15:49:50 in General by Admin
Sadly, it is confirmed that the government lockdown includes point-to-pointing, and we will have to halt until further notice.  I know this will be a severe disappointment to many of you, particularly after such an excellent start to the season. This not only produced great racing, but it also demonstrated to all who came that our model was safe, and everyone was doing their best to comply. ...

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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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05-04-2020 11:34:25 in General by Admin
Due to the current COVID crisis the award night has been cancelled. The date has been reserved for 2021 and will come back bigger and better.   Stay Home Stay Save

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17-03-2020 18:33:32 in General by Admin
Statement from Peter Wright This is a formal announcement to confirm that the British point to point season is closed for this season. This was a very difficult decision to make recognising that many people’s livelihoods are involved. However, the Prime Minister’s words last night made clear that everyone should minimise social contact and non-essential travel.  Furthermore, our ...

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Next meeting

Saturday 12th December 2020

Avon Vale @ Larkhill

First Race 12.00

This is a trial event with a small number of paying spectators. Anyone attending must pre register at www.pointtopoint.co.uk