What is a Point-to-Point?

The name Point-to-Point, and indeed Steeplechase, harks back to the first recorded race, between the two Tipperary villages of Doneraile and Buttevant in 1784. The race was between two points, the steeples of the chuirches in each village, and each rider took his own line between the two.  

How many races will there be?

There are six steeplechases, starting at 2pm. The last race is around 5.00. There are also up to 3 pony races from noon onward. 

Is there any public transport to Andoversford?

There are no bus services to Andoversford on Sunday. Taxis run from the centre of town or from the rail station.

Where can I park?

Public parking in the centre of the course is free. You can park, have a picnic, or come over to the main Paddock area to eat and drink. There are also Reserved Car places where you will be allocated a trackside parking place by the rail. These must be ordered in advance.

Is there a charge for children?

No, Under 16s are admitted free. 

Is there a dress code for the races?

No, it's a relaxed informal event; bring wellies though! There's no hard standing.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome, but only on a lead. Generally loose dogs and horses lead to loose dogs and loose horses. 

How do I find the runners?

In advance of the meeting, visit www.pointtopoint.co.uk for details of each race. On the day, buy the official racecard, which is full of information about the day, including runners, their colours and details of all the connections.

Can I eat or have a drink?

Yes, there's a Village Eatery, with a range of fast food options from home-grown organic pork baps, to pizza and Mediterranean wraps. There's also a licensed bar for craft ales, spirits and wines. 

You can also book Sunday lunch in our trackside marquee. Follow this link for more detail

Can I walk the course?

Yes, you are welcome to walk the course, but only the fences are stewarded, so please remember when the races take place. Please keep dogs on a lead as there are livestock in adjacent fields.

Can I bet?

Yes, we have bookmakers present. There is no tote. 

Is there a cashpoint?

There's no cashpoint on the course, but a hole in the wall operates from the filling station on the A40 just outside Andoversford.

 

Event details

When?

Sunday April 5th 2020

Gates open 1030. Pony racing 12 noon, Steeplechases from 2pm

Where?

6m SE Cheltenham, nr junction of A40 and A436 (Exit 11A, M5)

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