The Point-to-Point Authority (PPA)
The Point-to-Point Authority (PPA) is the body responsible for the administration, promotion and development (governance and strategy) of Point-to-Point racing, and is based in Swindon. Their services to the sport are varied and include issuing jockey licences (RQC's), promotion of the sport, administrative services to Area and meeting secretaries, regulatory matters, and the application and structure of the Fixture List. For queries regarding any of the matters above, and for general Point-to-Point enquiries please contact [email protected] or 01793 781990 or click here for more information.
If you have applied for or would like to apply for a jockey licence, contact the PPA [email protected] 01793 781990 for information, guidance and to track your application process. Click here for more information on jockey licences.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA)
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) delegates governance of Point-to-Point racing to the Point-to-Point Authority; however, it retains all regulatory powers and decision-making for the sport. Its offices are based in London. Its services to Point-to-Pointing vary but include regulatory matters, horse and jockey eligibility, dope testing, course inspection and stewards enquiries. If you have any queries on any of these matters contact 0207 152 0049 or click here for more information.
Weatherbys primarily provide administrative services to the British Horseracing Authority, but also plays an important role in Point-to-Pointing. The Horse Registry Department registers all Point-to-Pointers (with the exception of some horses that contest Hunt Members races) in either the General Stud Book or the Non-Thoroughbred Register, but the Racing Services department also register every Hunter Certificate issued, ensuring all horses contesting Point-to-Points are qualified and eligible. For any queries regarding any of the above contact Weatherbys on 01933 440077 and speak to the Horse Registry Department or click here for more information.
The Point-to-Point Racing Company (PTPRC)
The Point-to-Point Racing Company (PTPRC) provides an administrative role to Point-to-Pointing, and is based in Northamptonshire. During the season it provides an entries service for approximately 110 racemeets, and assistance to those remaining Point-to-Points that take their own entries. It checks and qualifies all Point-to-Point meetings, (approximately 160 through the season) confirming race eligibility for all entries made and allocating penalties as due. Alongside this work, in association with Weatherbys Printing Services, it produces approximately 115 Point-to-Point racecards through the season, and with a team of correspondents based in the field supplies results for all meetings at the weekends. It deals with the administration of the Point-to-Points on behalf of the various meetings' secretaries, who then organise and promote their own Point-to-Point meetings local to where they are and are the first port of call for enquiries about their event. Click here for more information about the 11 Regional Point-to-Point Areas, and click here if you are interested in booking a Trade Stand pitch at your nearest Point-to-Point course (Tradestand bookings are handled through the individual meetings, not via the PTPRC offices). Through the season the PTPRC also produces the weekly Loose Leaf Form Guide, a weekly e-ratings service, the weekly e-magazine GoPointing, and manages and hosts the national website www.pointtopoint.co.uk
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If you have any queries on website subscriptions or any of the PTPRC products mentioned above contact [email protected] or 01933 304795