Following the government announcement last week, Devon and Cornwall area horse racing organisers are planning to resume Point to Pointing on Easter Saturday 3rd April at Cherrybrook, near Tavistock.The area Association plans to hold a total of 11 fixtures through to mid June with the first 6 fixtures held behind closed doors with no members of the public and from 17th May hopefully a limited number of the public will be allowed to attend. The fixtures will run under strict Covid rules and with the permission of the local authority. No horse owners will be able to attend until 10 April.
The racing will be live streamed and Point to Point enthusiasts will be able to follow the action through a new Pay Per View system by registering with Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk) and costing £10 for the afternoon’s entertainment. On course cameras, the race commentator and a team of professional horse racing presenters led by Cornelius Lysaght and Lizzy Kelly will bring all the action and atmosphere to Point to Point followers throughout the region. Bookmakers will send two representatives and bets can be placed over the phone.
The programme fixtures are being supported by a centrally administeredgrant from the national horse racing Levy Board and by regional benefactor the Tones & Bridgetown Races Company who are sponsoring races at all of the fixtures. The Devon & Cornwall chairman Frank Yeo and area secretary Gordon Chambers said that the organising committees and voluntary supporters are making a huge effort to run the fixtures and provide a viable programme for Point to Pointing in the west-country.