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|