Point to Point update

Post date: May 30, 2014 5:40:34 PM

30/05/14 - a dry day after a wet week. Going is currently good to soft but should dry further by Sunday.

The Garthorpe races season concludes on Sunday with a bumper afternoon consisting of 7 Point- to- Point races starting at 1.30pm followed by 4 Pony races (1 Meynell race then 3 PPA Pony Racing Series finals). 139 entries have been taken for the 7 Point- to- Point races and all bends and fences have been moved to give fresh ground. The downhill fence (fence 8) has been moved into the back straight. There will be a 40 minute break between race 3+4 for a parade of the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hounds and a break of 45 minutes between races 4+5 for Hound racing. Entrance is £10 per person (children under 16 are free) with all the usual attractions; trade stands, food outlets, children's entertainment plus the Grumpy Huntsman bar. Garthorpe is situated on the B676, 6 miles east of Melton Mowbray and 7 miles west of the A1. For those with satellite navigation systems the postcode is LE14 2RS. For full details see the Point to Point page.