The Avon Vale Races is one of Wiltshire’s premier Point-to-Point Steeplechase meetings, held annually at Larkhill Racecourse, near Amesbury. Wiltshire is horseracing country; did you know that over 2,000 horses are trained for racing within 30 minutes drive of Larkhill? The busy Jumping yards of Alan King, namesake Neil, Emma Lavelle, Neil Mulholland, and Seamus Mullins, just to name a few, sit within our country and its surrounds. If you follow horse racing, then this is a great starting point.
A Horserace meeting is among the UK's most popular sporting pastimes, and the annual Point-to-Point at Larkhill has always been a great tradition, a chance to dust down the picnic and watch some competitive racing in the Spring sunshine. Read our report of last year's event when Larkhill was bathed in sunshine. And prepare yourself for one of Wiltshire's great sporting and social traditions when we return in 2021 after the Corona virus has become a distant memory.
A day at the races is about far more than racing. There’s shopping, a licensed bar stocked with our official ales from Wadworth Brewery, a dog show, including agility, parade of hounds and a chance to catch up with friends and acquaintances as you stroll around the racecourse, not to mention the fantastic views across Salisbury Plain.
And the Point-to-Point experience has moved on a little since everyone arrived with their charabanc for a picnic. Nowadays, you can enjoy a similar standard of hospitality as you would expect at established regular racecourses, or your local pub. Enjoy our racing client entertainment packages from the comfort of the Queens Building as an alternative.
So come and enjoy a traditional Springtime day out and join us at the Avon Vale Races!
2020 Races cancelled due to Corona virus
Point-to-Point is the amateur division of Jump racing over fences, a great spectator sport for everyone.
This season's Avon Vale Point to Point steepleschase will held at Larkhill on Saturday March 28th. Larkhill is 5 miles NW of Amesbury near the A303 SP4 8QR. Larkhill racecourse is in a spectacular setting on the Salisbury Plain. Racing has taken place at Larkhill since 1947 and is considered one of the best courses in the country. Come Point-to-Pointing for a fantastic day out with your family. Larkhill offers superb viewing.