Point To Point

Point to Point

Point to Point RacingIn the horse racing world, Point to Point horse racing is in effect steeple chasing for amateurs. It is controlled and regulated at national level by the Jockey Club and organised at local level by a hunt or a recognised club, under the jurisdiction of the Point to Point Owners and Riders Association and the Point to Point Secretary's Association. Nearly all of the Point to Point race meetings are organised by hunts.

The sport of Point to Point racing dates back to 1836 when hunting men used to race their horses from church steeple to church steeple - hence the name 'point-to-point'!

The undeniable link between these two country sports still exists over 250 years on. All of the horses that race in a Point to Point have to be qualified out hunting and all of the jockeys have to be a member or subscriber of a hunt.

Your local Point to Point promises to be a great family day out, along with the excitement of hotly contested horseracing and the opportunity of tax free betting, most meetings have trade stands, a licensed bar, refreshments and a hound parade.

It is rare for online UK Bookmakers to run markets for Point to Point racing, however, there is usually a betting ring assembled at the meetings and punters can enjoy a bet as well as the great racing fun.