What is a point-to-point meeting?

A Point-to-Point is a form of amateur horse racing over fences held at a variety of Point-to-Point racecourses throughout the UK. It’s a great day out in the countryside where people come together to enjoy the sport and to socialise.

What is a point-to-point event?

point-to-point, race run during the non-hunting season (February to May) by horses regularly ridden at fox hunts. The races originated in England in the second half of the 19th century as a way to keep hunters fit and were first called hunt races. Each hunt had one such race. All riders are amateurs.

Are point to points running?

Point-to-Point races are normally run over a minimum of three miles, but certain races, including some blue riband events (e.g. the 4m Heythrop Men’s Open and the 3¼m Lady Dudley Cup) are longer, and Maiden races for young horses (aged four to seven years) can be run over 2½ miles.

How do you get point-to-point?

To ride in Point-to-Points you must be at least 16 years old and the holder of a Riders’ Qualification Certificate (RQC), which is issued by the Point-to-Point Authority. Budding Riders under the age of 16 can also get involved through Pony Racing – contact details for Pony Racing can be found in the Who’s Who section.

How long is a point-to-point?

Guide to point-to-point races Most races are run over three miles with a minimum of 18 fences to be jumped. There are a few longer races of up to four miles and some two-mile races for maidens.

What is a point winner in horse racing?

SO, WHAT IS A POINT WINNER? A point winner is therefore a horse that has won a point-to-point. Horses that win their first point-to-point race are usually sold for a high price. In Ireland, this can often lead to horses progressing to win major races later in its career.

What is the point of steeplechase?

The steeples were chosen because they were easy to see from long distances, leading to the name “steeplechase.” The countryside would also require runners to jump over various barriers over the course of their race.

What does 5 points mean in gambling?

As you can see, Dallas is the 4.5-point favorite, which means the Cowboys would need to win the game by five points or more to win the bet. Conversely, New York is a 4.5-point underdog, which means to win the bet the Giants would need to win outright or not lose the game by more than four points.

What does declared mean in horse racing?

Declared (runner) A horse confirmed to start in a race at the final declarations stage.

How much does it cost to enter a horse in a race UK?

For races in Great Britain, a fee of £19.92 (plus VAT) is payable to the British Horseracing Authority Ltd. in respect of each entry processed via the Racing Administration Internet site. A fee of £27.25 (plus VAT) is payable to the British Horseracing Authority Ltd.