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Best-Turned-Out
A prize will be presented to Groom of the best-turned-out horse in each race.
About Race Day

The roots of modern day racing are firmly entrenched in Point-to-Point racing. Many of our top riders and trainers began their careers in the Point-to-Point field, including David Pipe, Champion Jockey Dickie Johnson, Tom Scudamore and the late Richard Woollacott, to name but a few. 

Point-to-Point racing is the amateur division of horse racing over fences and attracts a wide variety of visitors drawn predominantly from the rural community. Some come for the racing, others just to enjoy the spectacular countryside and the sociable atmosphere. You don't have to wander far to stumble into a friend at the races!

If you don't want to bring a picnic, then our Larkhill Nosebag will provide a variety of fast food and snacks to keep hunger at bay. 

 

There are many trade stalls selling local produce as well as a bar, local food and drink stalls and even a hog roast. It’s a very relaxed day with lots of fun activities for kids, no dress code and you’re welcome to bring your dogs (but they must be kept on a lead and we ask you not to leave them unattended in the car and to tidy up after them please).

And to reinforce the roots of the sport deep in the hunting field, you can come and meet the Avon Vale hounds and their huntsmen, who will parade during the day. You can even sponsor your own hound!

Doors open at 1030 before the first race at 1pm so there’s plenty of time to arrive, settle in and get that first bet down before the action starts. We look forward to seeing you there!

Parking is free although you can reserve yourself a premium trackside position. Buy tickets here

 
ENTRIES CLOSED 27 MARCH - 12 NOON
CLERK OF THE COURSE   Mrs S Vickery      DEPUTY CLERK OF THE COURSE   Miss K Knowles
JUDGE   Flight Lieutenant T Burgess DFC RAF     JUDGE'S ASSISTANTS   Mrs J Brookes, Mr R Afford (Timekeeper)
HONORARY SECRETARY   Mrs A Palmer
JUDGE FOR BEST-TURNED-OUT   Mrs C Barton
CLERK OF THE SCALES   Major N A Afford MBE      ASST. CLERK OF THE SCALES   Mrs J Jelf
NUMBER CLOTHS   Miss J Campbell
STARTER   Mr R J Symonds      STARTER'S ASSISTANTS   Miss S Peecock & M Pearson
DECLARATIONS   Mrs A Watts, Mrs G R Howard-Vyse, Miss F Barclay
NUMBER BOARD   Mr & Mrs A M Walker
COMMENTATOR   W Bowler Esq
ANNOUNCER   Major I Park-Weir
RACECARD SELLERS   The Avon Vale Hunt Pony Club
MEDICAL LIAISON OFFICER   Mr A Connell Esq
RACECOURSE MANAGER   Lieutenant Colonel C Bacon MBE
HEAD GROUNDSMAN   Mr N Cummins Esq
COURSE CONTROL   Mrs R Sampson, Mr A Connell (Medical Liaison)
COURSE INSPECTOR   D Dando Esq
HON FARRIER   P Rendell Esq
FENCE BUILDER   A Fell Esq
RIDERS VALET   D Sunderland Esq
TROPHIES   D Howells Esq
COURSE TROUBLESHOOTER   G Reeve Esq
HONORARY VETERINARY SURGEONS   Neil Brimson Esq (Senior), Oscar Wain Esq, Martin Peaty Esq

Next Event: Saturday March 28th 2020

HONORARY SURGEONS   Dr Katherine Hartington (Senior), Dr Kam Khan, Dr Alex Goodwin
RACECARD SPONSORED BY
STEWARDS   M Elgar Esq Chairman   N Bush Esq, Mrs C Clift, R Dimond Esq, Mrs R Vickery, J White Esq, Col M R Lilley MBE
Officials
AREA STEWARDS   Mr T Hamlin Esq, Mr A Molland
PADDOCK AND FUNNEL STEWARDS   Col T P B Hoggarth, Lt ColJ M Jago OBE, Lt Col C P G Turner, Mr R Hicks
TREASURER   Miss J Linquist