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October 11, 2018

Retired soldier Peter Wright will look to rally the troops once he begins his role as Chief Executive of the Point-to-Point Authority this Autumn.

Peter, who lives a stone’s throw from the PPA Swindon office in nearby Highworth, will be the third person to hold the role...

October 2, 2018

British Point-to-Pointing’s latest fixtures list reveals there will be 173 meetings at 100 locations around the United Kingdom in the coming season – and an increased emphasis on early-season meetings.
 

The release of the 2018/19 list, which was ratified by the British...

April 3, 2018

A grey and somewhat chilly Easter Saturday at Larkhill was enlivened by some good quality racing when the Avon Vale held their meeting in which friends and family celebrated the life of James McNeile who lost his life after a fall at this meeting twelve months ago. The...

March 30, 2018

If you've never tried your hand at race-riding, tomorrow is your chance to do this in the safety of a training area, as former professional rider Ryan Tongue teaches the rudiments of race riding on a mechanical horse at the Avon Vale Races at Larkhill.

Ryan, who formerl...

March 28, 2018

Race Committee representative Bob Fear and Senior Steward Mark Elgar walked the course at Larkhill this afternoon and pronounced themselves very satisfied with ground conditions. 

"The going is Good to Soft, soft in places, and has taken the snow then rain very wel...

March 28, 2018

Wadworths, scion of Wiltshire brands with a family of internationally recognized beers to its name, is to lend its name to a new award at this Saturday's Avon Vale Races. The brand has been involved for over 30 years in the event from a time when the Bartholemew family...

March 27, 2018

The Avon Vale hold their meeting at Larkhill on Easter Saturday and with good going currently forecast there should be some very competitive racing amongst the seven race card, writes Bob Bracher. In addition to the racing there will be a lot of Easter activities inclu...

March 24, 2018

As meeting after meeting falls prey to this wet winter, Alex Bell is aiming Ni Sin Mo Ainm at Easter Saturday's Avon Vale Races and the Goodman Nash Mixed Open, the feature race on the seven race programme. The 10 year old has launched Alex on to the Point-to-Point sce...

March 18, 2018

 Kayley Woollacott is targeting the James McNeile Trophy for Veteran & Novice Riders at the Avon Vale Races meeting on Easter Saturday with Minella Half Century. It’s a tale of two tragedies that could yet have a bitter-sweet chapter still to come.

James McNeile, enthus...

February 20, 2018

If you’ve a dog, then there’s no better place to be this Easter Saturday when the Avon Vale Races stages a fun dog show alongside the seven steeplechases.

One of the premier Point-to-Point meetings in Wiltshire, the Avon Vale stages a terrific day’s racing with lots of...

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