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January 22, 2020

Point-to-Point fixtures are increasingly popular as events where businesses can promote themselves, and in an innovative move, Salisbury Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Avon Vale Races to bring some of its 300 members racing on April 28.

Salisbury Chamber has...

November 14, 2019

British Point-to-Pointing’s 52nd annual Awards Dinner - sponsored by Tattersalls Cheltenham/Ascot Sales - will celebrate two record-smashers when it takes place at Cheltenham racecourse tonight (Thursday, Nov 14).

Warwickshire-based Gina Andrews will step up to receiv...

September 11, 2019

The flurry of open days at racing trainers yards in September heralds the imminent acceleration of the Jumps season. 

West Country heavyweights like Paul Nicholls and Colin Tizzard have both hosted owners' days in the past fortnight, drawing attention equally to establi...

April 8, 2019

Larkhill was bathed in spring sunshine and with the skylarks singing the Avon Vale Point to Point took place on Saturday in the presence of a decent crowd who enjoyed an afternoon’s racing albeit that horse numbers were affected by the low entry and the faster going. T...

March 26, 2019

Larkhill hosts its sixth meeting of the season on Saturday as the Avon Vale Races reach the start line, writes Bob BracherIt will be another opportunity for all of the family to enjoy an afternoon’s
racing as well as participating in a family dog show starting at 12....

March 19, 2019

The Taste Team, built around Gretchen Winter's Farm Cookery School at Netherstreet, Bromham, brings a new taste dimension to this year's Avon Vale Races through a collection of artisan local producers selling take-home foods and beverages. 

"There's nothing like the fre...

March 7, 2019

I recently returned from a short break in Dubai, where my eldest son is on a placement with Meydan Racecourse as part of the innovative and well perceived Darley Flying Start graduate scheme. 

Of course, there's no Jump racing in the desert - an immediate drawback, alth...

February 14, 2019

Racing resumed yesterday and  Point to Pointing will go ahead this weekend according to present BHA requirements.  Most of the affected fixtures have rescheduled, and the countdown to the Avon Vale Races on Saturday March 30 remains unchanged.

After consultation wi...

February 4, 2019

Sound too good to be true? Well, no actually, if you buy your tickets in advance for the annual Avon Vale Races! We've teamed up with our friends at Wadworth in Devizes, birthplace of the legendary 6X ale, to provide one lucky spectator at Larkhill this March with a tr...

January 23, 2019

The Wessex calendar of Point-to-Point fixtures is already underway, and meetings come thick and fast as January turns . It's now less than 3 months until the annual Avon Vale Races gets underway and plans are already well advanced. 

Race sponsors  have stepped up readil...

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