News : General : Weatherbys Point-to-Point 29th April 2015.

Seventeen further Hunters’ Chases are scheduled for the first half of May as seen on the table below, giving a huge variety of races over many distances spread from the south coast of England to Perth in the north.

Amonst them is the 7 race evening meeting at Fontwell, which grows in popularity with each year and again includes a race for Lady Riders, one for Mares and an Area Novice Final.

Also during the period is the very first ever DBS Spring Sales “Point-to-Point” Bumper Final at Aintree, a Class 3 event with a very generous £10,000 prize fund, a race which has been so well received by many people who are buying young horses with a view to selling them on for a career in the professional game.

Two other points that should be noted with races in this first half of May are firstly, the race at Wincanton on 12th of May is now an Open, no longer restricted to “Lady Amateur Riders”, as is written in the Planner, and secondly, Wednesday May 13th at Perth Hunt is a further ROA Jackpot Day, and as a result the winning connections of the successful horse in the hunters’ chase that day will be eligible to the bonus provided that they are members of the ROA on that raceday. Further details of the scheme can be seen on:

Runner numbers have held up well recently, and there has been some competitive racing. Now we look forward to the imminent Cheltenham Evening Meeting on Wednesday of this week where a massive entry of 155 has been received over the 7 races.


Date Course Distance Added Money Entries Close Race No.
 May 1st Bangor-on-Dee 3m Nov £2,000 Apr 25th  02526
 May 2nd Hexham 3m 1f Mdn £5,000 Apr 27th  02544
 May 5th Exeter 3m Int. Area Final £3,200 Apr 29th  02585
 May 5th Fakenham 3m Open £2,500 Apr 29th  02596
 May 6th Uttoxeter 2m 6f Open £2,000 Apr 30th  02627
 May 7th Newton Abbot 3m 2f Open £2,000 May 1st  02645
 May 12th Southwell 2m 4f Open £3,000 May 6th  02756
 May 12th Wincanton 2m 4f Open £2,000 May 6th  02767
 May 13th Perth Hunt 3m Open £3,000 May 7th  02787
 May 14th Fontwell Park 2m 6f Mdn £1,500 May 8th  02806
 May 14th Fontwell Park 3m 2f Mares £2,000 May 8th  02802
 May 14th Fontwell Park 2m 2f Open £2,000 May 8th  02805
 May 14th Fontwell Park 3m 2f Novice £2,000 May 8th  02803
 May 14th Fontwell Park 2m 4f Area Novice £1,500 May 8th  02807
 May 14th Fontwell Park 2m 6f Ladies £2,000 May 8th  02804
 May 14th Fontwell Park 3m 4f Open £3,000 May 8th  02801
 May 15th Aintree 2m 1f Bumper Fnl £10,000 (Class 3) May 9th  02814