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22-03-2019 10:16:59 in General by Admin
Owners of Point-to-Point horses have long acknowledged that they are not running for the money, given the ceiling on prize money set by the British Horseracing Board for this most amateur of amateur sports. However, entrants for the sport’s most valuable fixture of the Spring look set to pick up on a host of other benefits and initiatives that will help offset the cost of training and runni...

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07-03-2019 12:00:00 in General by Admin
Tally ho all budding photographers! There’s a chance to win terrific prizes and recognition among some of horseracing’s best known faces at this year’s Andoversford Races on Sunday April 7th. The racecourse has teamed up with Cheltenham Camera Club to stage an exhibition of the best images to describe the Cotswolds, together with a competition for the best image which will grace...

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27-02-2019 12:41:42 in General by Admin
The Cheltenham Festival, the Mecca for National Hunt racing fans is almost upon us. Local trainers Kim Bailey, Tom George, Nigel Twiston-Davies, Fergal O'Brien, and Jonjo O'Neill will all have aspirations of bringing home a winner. Kim Bailey’s yard looks to be in extremely good form, the yard turned out three consecutive winners on three individual days at three meetings during this last w...

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07-01-2019 17:38:34 in General by Admin
Eurobot, easy winner of last season's GX Land Rovers Open Maiden at Andoversford, opened his account under Rules at Cork on Sunday in a Maiden Hurdle for trainer Nole Meade and jockey Sean Flanagan.  Showing good stamina in soft ground over the extended 3m, Eurobot was always handy, took it up 2 out and kept on well to beat the one-paced Getaday and Invincible Cave.  Eurobot has earned...

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26-10-2018 19:54:31 in General by Admin
Increased support from leading-brand companies is further endorsement of British point-to-pointing ahead of the new season which opens in November.At a sponsors’ gathering and season’s launch at Cheltenham today it was revealed that Skinner’s Pet Foods, which has a network of stockists around the UK, is backing 22 ladies’ open races. That is an increase of two, culmina...

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11-10-2018 18:32:05 in General by Admin
Retired soldier Peter Wright will look to rally the troops once he begins his role as Chief Executive of the Point-to-Point Authority this Autumn.   Peter, who lives a stone’s throw from the PPA Swindon office in nearby Highworth, will be the third person to hold the role since the PPA’s creation in 2008.As a Lieutenant Colonel, Peter spent much of his previous career working in...

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02-10-2018 19:54:56 in General by Admin
British Point-to-Pointing’s latest fixtures list reveals there will be 173 meetings at 100 locations around the United Kingdom in the coming season – and an increased emphasis on early-season meetings.  The release of the 2018/19 list, which was ratified by the British Horseracing Authority on Friday, confirms the earliest commencement to a British season will take place at the f...

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17-04-2018 11:10:38 in General by Admin
Top trainer and Master of Jackdaws Castle, Jonjo O'Neill, joined Dubarry's Laura Egan at this year's Andoversford Races to judge a new award for the Outstanding Performance of the day. The panel also included West Midlands PRO and Pointing guru Pete Mansell.  The award for the performance adjudged by the panel to contribute most to the day, went to Sam Jukes for producing Stone to win the Ro...

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13-04-2018 12:20:55 in General by Admin
Four British pointers were offered and sold at Goffs UK’s Aintree Sale yesterday evening, headed by Sunday’s Andoversford winner Eurobot, winner of the GX Land Rovers Open Maiden that concluded the card. The Tom Ellis-trained son of Malinas was led up by the trainer's wife, Gina Andrews, and knocked down for £105,000 to bloodstock agent Mags O'Toole, a frequent buyer for Giggins...

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11-04-2018 09:50:51 in General by Admin
Andoversford Races attracted a good crowd on Sunday afternoon, where there were a host of activities and stalls to keep everyone occupied which meant the wet weather failed to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. Sam Jukes enjoyed a successful day with a double on Stone in the feature Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual and The Well Road in the Rendcomb College Intermediate. As well as t...

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