Point to Point Racing in Northern

Northern Area courses
<p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>NORTHERN AREA - RACECOURSES</strong></span></p> <p><strong>ALNWICK (NE66 3AE)</strong> - The Ratcheugh Farm course is about 2 miles off the A1, NE of Alnwick. First meeting staged there 23rd April 1949. Overlooked by the Ratcheugh Observatory which was constructed in the late 18th century. Left handed with 9 well-built portable fences (18 jumps in a 3m race). Testing climb from fence 6 to 7, especially when the going is soft. No longer stages 2m4f Maidens, but has Point-to-Point Flat Races at the Percy and College Valley fixtures. Good viewing from hillside car park which overlooks the course and the North Sea. Permanent wooden building houses the changing rooms, bars etc. Rarely troubled by frost.</p> <p><strong>CORBRIDGE (NE45 5QA)</strong> - The Downhills course is situated N of Corbridge. 2 access roads off the B6318 and a separate exit road to the A68. Right handed with 9 well-built portable fences (18 jumps in a 3m race). First meeting staged there 19th April 1947. Undulating course with three fairly sharp bends. Last two fences and finish uphill. Old turf and well drained. Both Open Races have been reduced from 3m5f to 3m. Pony racing contests are run left handed. The Tynedale meeting moves to Easter Monday in 2022 for the first time in 40 years.</p> <p><strong>KELSO (TD5 8LS)</strong> - The Friars Haugh course is situated adjacent to the A699, less than half a mile west of Kelso. First meeting staged there 18th March in 1953. Left handed with 7 well-built portable fences (18 jumps in a 3m race with last fence in a separate chute). Mainly flat course with a steep uphill climb after fence 7. Picturesque location near the River Tweed and overlooked by Floors Castle. All 3 meetings in 2022 will stage pony racing.</p> <p><strong>HEXHAM (NE46 2JP)</strong> - Separate course on the inside of the NH track. Follow Racecourse signs from the A69. First meeting staged there 26th April in 1995. Left handed with 8 permanent fences per circuit. (19 jumps in a 3m race, with a long run-in). Fences all re-built ahead of the Border fixture on 28 November 2021. Long downhill run after fence 8. Well maintained and racecourse watering facilities can be used when required. Benefits from being able to use the racecourse buildings and plenty of places to shelter if the weather is inclement. Pony racing staged at the Haydon fixture in May which is now the traditional finale of the Northern Area season.</p> <p><strong>OVERTON FARM (ML8 5QF)</strong> - The course at Crossford lies adjacent to the A72 and is signed from the M74. First meeting held there 27th March in 2004. Left handed with 8 well-built portable fences. (19 jumps in a 3m race). Flat, roughly oval well drained course close to the River Clyde. Facilities compact with the paddock close to the finish. The live action can also be viewed on TV's in the bars and hospitality areas. Car parking good. Easy to find and regularly attracts huge crowds. Situated in its own insulated weather pocket and only one meeting lost to the weather since the course opened. Both meetings will stage pony racing in 2022.</p> <p><strong>MOSSHOUSES (TD1 2PG)</strong> - Signed from A68 and A7, lies between Galashiels and Lauder. First meeting held there 13th March in 1948. Left handed with 8 fences. (19 jumps in a 3m race). Hilly course with a very steep climb after fence 5/13. Good access and exits. Perfect viewing from large natural grandstand. One of the highest courses in the country in a totally unspoiled setting.</p> <p><strong>TRANWELL (NE61 6BG)</strong> - Signed from B6524 between Morpeth and Belsay. First meeting held there&nbsp; 26th March in 1967. Left handed with 9 fences. (18 jumps in a 3m race). Mainly flat, galloping course with 4 fences in the home straight and a run-in of 180 yards. Car parking on runways of old airfield with good access and exits. Will stage a point-to-Point Flat Race for the first time in 2022.</p>

Point to Point Fixtures in Northern

Date Name Course
Sat Mar 9 2024 Buccleuch Point-to-Point Friars Haugh Book Tickets
Sat Mar 23 2024 Lanark & Renfrew& Eglinton Overton Book Tickets
Fri Mar 29 2024 The Morpeth Hunt Tranwell Book Tickets
Mon Apr 1 2024 The Tynedale Hunt Down Hills Corbridge Book Tickets
Sat Apr 27 2024 Overton Races Overton Book Tickets
Sat May 18 2024 The Haydon Hunt Hexham Book Tickets

Northern Races News

Go Pointing | 29th February, 2024

2024/02/29

Go Pointing | 29th February, 2024

PREVIEW OAKLEY POINT-TO-POINT BRAFIELD-ON-THE-GREEN Saturday 2nd March 2024 First Race 1.00pm

2024/02/26

PREVIEW OAKLEY POINT-TO-POINT BRAFIELD-ON-THE-GREEN Saturday 2nd March 2024 First Race 1.00pm

THE POINT TO POINT FIXTURES 2023 -2024 ARE NOW ON THIS WEBSITE

2023/11/25

THE POINT TO POINT FIXTURES 2023 -2024 ARE NOW ON THIS WEBSITE

POINT TO POINT NEWS 2023 - 2024 Fixtures

2023/09/14

POINT TO POINT NEWS 2023 - 2024 Fixtures

THE POINT TO POINT FIXTURES 2022 - 2023 ARE NOW ON THIS WEB SITE

2022/10/14

THE POINT TO POINT FIXTURES 2022 - 2023 ARE NOW ON THIS WEB SITE

The Point To Point Fixtures 2022 - 2023

Can be viewed by date from the first meeting on Saturday November 5th 2022 through to Saturday June 10th, and a by regional basis (there are 12 regions).

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2022/08/31

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Point To Point Press Release - INEOS Automotive becomes new sponsor for British point-to-pointing

2021/10/14

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                  Press release for immediate publication

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Point To Point Authority - July 2021 E-Newsletter

2021/07/22

Tattersalls Ireland announce sponsorship package for 2021 Spring point-to-point fixtures

2021/01/08

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Tattersalls Ireland announce sponsorship package for 2021 Spring point-to-point fixtures

 

Goffs and Tattersalls agree further revisions to Autumn P2P Sales schedule

2020/11/20

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Goffs and Tattersalls have worked together to agree further revisions to the Point-To-Point (“P2P”) Sales program that enables all participants to take part in both sales before the end of the year

The Wheatland at Chaddesley Off – Point to Pointing takes a Break

2020/11/04

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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.

 

POINT TO POINT AUTHORITY NEWS - PPA June E-Newsletter is out now!

2020/06/04

In this latest edition, we update you on some of the key news and happenings in the point-to-point world, as plans progress for the 2020/21 season.

This month we have for you: