Point to Point Racing in Wessex

The Wessex PPSA Area (known as The Taunton Area until 1997) covers Point-to-Point meetings held in eastern Hampshire, southern Wiltshire, the whole of Dorset and Somerset and eastern Devon, and is one of the largest and busiest of the sport's nationwide geographical divisions. A Point-to-Point Steeple Chase fixture provides an opportunity for horses trained and ridden by amateurs to participate in Point-to-Point Steeple Chases at BHA approved (but not licensed) courses. Point-to-Point Steeple Chases are for horses, owned and ridden by members of an affiliated Hunt. The principle object of a Point-to-Point fixture is to hold Point-to-Point Steeple Chases and where linked to a Hunt, must include the furtherance of the interests of that particular Hunt or Hunts in general. Alternatively Point-to-Point Steeple Chases can be held by the Armed Forces or by approved Clubs, Associations or Societies; where not linked with a Hunt the object of such Steeple Chases must include the furtherance of Point-to-Point Steeple Chasing or the welfare of hounds or horses. Permission is granted by the landowner of a course or chosen location (usually working farmland), the Hunt committee can then appoint a Point-to-Point organising committee to make an application to the BHA, arrange and carry out the fixture. A list of 2021/22 Point-to-Point fixtures for the Wessex area can be viewed here. It is contested by amateurs but this is a big sport. In a season lasting eight months, at its peak in millennium year more than 4,000 horses ran 14,000 times in 1,500 races. The sport locally has produced winners of both the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National.

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2021-2022 POINT TO POINT FIXTURES

2021/10/17

The Point To Point Fixtures for 2021-2022 have been added to this web site.

THE 2022 RACE FIXTURES DATES FOR ALL 59 UK RACECOURSES ARE AVAILABLE NOW ON THIS WEBSITE

2020/10/28

The 2022 Fixture List has now been published by the British Horseracing Authority

 Click here to view the 2022 Fixture List visit any of the racecourse fixtures pages and the fixtures by date page

Point to Point Fixtures in Wessex

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Wessex Races News

Berks & Bucks Draghounds, Kingston Blount, near Chinnor, Oxfordshire

2022/05/30

Berks & Bucks Draghounds, Kingston Blount, near Chinnor, Oxfordshire Sunday, May 29, 2022

By Russell Smith

SOUTH DORSET REVIEW

2022/02/01

A very bright sunny winter day greeted racegoers at MIlborne St Andrew where the South Dorset held their annual point to point.

Avon Vale Report on Sunday by Kirsty Boutflower

2021/12/21

Report of Pointing Racing News from Larkhill on Sunday

Hursley Hambledon Review

2021/11/30

Hursley Hambledon Review

A bright cold but sunny day welcomed a very healthy crowd who enjoyed some good racing at Larkhill on Sunday when the Hursley Hambledon held their meeting.

Portman Review - Point To Point

2021/11/09

Wessex Point to Point season when the Portman held their meeting at Badbury Rings

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.