The 2017 running of the V.W.H. point-to-point horse race meeting at Siddington – where racing has been taking place for over 100 years – is now only nine days away so this bulletin gives you advance information on the arrangements.
Going and Weather Prospects
Clerk of the Course Peter Mason reported today that the going is currently Good, Good to Soft in places. The BBC long range forecast between now and the date of the meeting is for dry weather, with some sunshine and conditions becoming milder.
Going and weather prospects will be updated on the run-up to the meeting, particularly if there is any significant change to the forecast.
A reminder that entries close at 12.30pm on Monday 20 March and should be made by telephone or online via the Point to Point Racing Company. See page 189 of the Planner for details.
One complimentary entry pass will be sent per horse entered.
There are six races, including the historic Pegasus Club Members race, for horses the property of qualified barristers and to be ridden by them, family members or novice riders. The other contests are the Hunt Members, a Confined Conditions, a Mixed Open, a Restricted and an Open Maiden.
To find out more about the Pegasus Club Members race, contact Chris Smyth on 07770 770544.
A Day at the Races
Point-to-pointing is a great family day out. You can picnic at your car or choose your own spot and there is a bar and several food and drink outlets.
Entry is £10 per person and reserved parking is available. For reserved parking, contact Julia Judd, [email protected]
Travel and Course Details
The course at Siddington is almost flat but tough. The last fence in the back straight can cause problems while the final fence often catches out tired horses. Car parking is good, with no problems entering or leaving. Viewing is good from most parts of the course, particularly near the hedge by the second last fence. Racegoers will be able to view all the action on a big screen.
The course is located two miles south of Cirencester, near the A419 (20m from Exit 13, M5 & Exit 15, M4) and is signposted from the village of Siddington. GL7 6BD
We hope you will join us whether as an owner, trainer or racegoer.