The Woodland Pytchley Hunt – rescheduled 9th June

The Woodland Pytchley Point-to-Point boasts a full packed afternoon and evening of racing with the line-up as follows – gates open at 2pm.

1ST RACE – 4.00pm The Woodland Pytchley and Fernie HUNTS MEMBERS, SUBSCRIBERS & FARMERS Race
12st Safety Factor 20 For the CHARLES FOWLER CHALLENGE TROPHY to the Owner of the first Woodland Pytchley-owned and hunted horse to pass the post, and the FERNIE ROSE BOWL to the Owner of the first Fernie-owned and hunted horse past the post, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider; the FRANK STOPS MEMORIAL CHALLENGE CUP to the first horse past the post owned or ridden by a bona fide Farmer of the Fernie Hunt

  • PRIZE MONEY 1st £140, 2nd £70, 3rd £40 PENALTIES For each win on or since 31st May 2016 in a Steeplechase or Hurdle race under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points excepted) 7lb extra; for each win since 1st July 2016 in a Mens, Ladies or Mixed Open Point-to-Point 5lb extra, and for each win in a Confined or Club Members Point-to-Point in this period 3lb extra Penalties are cumulative

2ND RACE – The four, five and six-year-olds Open MAIDEN Race
2m about 4f, 12st Safety Factor 16 The first three past the post will qualify for the Goffs Spring Sale Point-to-Point Bumpers For the CHRISTOPHER THURSFIELD MEMORIAL TROPHY, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider

  • PRIZE MONEY 1st £140, 2nd £70, 3rd £40 SPECIAL CONDITIONS For maidens aged four, five or six years only; to be run over approximately two-and-a-half miles

3RD RACE –  The LADIES OPEN Race
2m about 4f, 11st Safety Factor 16 The winning horse will qualify for the Timico Mixed Open Final, Cheltenham, Friday 4th May; the first two past the post will qualify for the Skinner’s Ladies Open Final, Stratford-on-Avon, Friday 8th June For the E.W. HUDSON MEMORIAL TROPHY, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider

  • PRIZE MONEY 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50 SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be run over approximately two-and-a-half miles ALLOWANCES Riders who, prior to the Thursday before the date of this Point-to-Point Steeple Chase, have not ridden more than 5 winners under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority, Point-to-Point Steeple Chases or Arabian Horse Races 5lb PENALTIES A winner on or since 2nd June 2016 of a Steeplechase or Hurdle race under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points excepted) to carry 7lb extra; a winner since 1st July 2016 of three or more Mens, Ladies or Mixed Open Point-to-Point races to carry 7lb extra, or of two such races to carry 4lb extra Penalties are not cumulative

4TH RACE –  The MENS OPEN Race
12st5lb Safety Factor 20 Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider

  • PRIZE MONEY 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50 ALLOWANCES Riders who, prior to the Thursday before the date of this Point-to-Point Steeple Chase, have not ridden more than 5 winners under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority, Point-to-Point Steeple Chases or Arabian Horse Races 5lb PENALTIES None

5TH RACE –  The Dodson & Horrell PPORA Club Members CONDITIONS Race for Novice Riders
12st Safety Factor 20 The Riders of the first three past the post will score points for the Harley Racing National Novices Riders Championship; the first four horses past the post are eligible for the £1,000 Dodson & Horrell PPORA Club Members CONDITIONS Race for Novice Riders Series Final, Quorn, Garthorpe, Sunday 29th April For the GUY MORRISON PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider

  • PRIZE MONEY 1st £140, 2nd £70, 3rd £40 SPECIAL CONDITIONS For horses owned and ridden by current members of the PPORA; for riders who, up to and including 18th November 2017, have won not more than five races under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (including Point-to-Points); Owners must be PPORA Members (Owner/Rider/Life/Honorary included; Supporter excluded) by 1pm on the Wednesday after close of entry, riders at declaration; membership is available via ppora.co.uk or from Maria Evans, PPORA Secretary – 01267 232105 PENALTIES A winner on or since 27th November 2016 of two races under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points included, Maiden and Hunt Members races excepted) to carry 3lb extra; of three or more such races, 5lb extra Penalties are not cumulative

6TH RACE – The RESTRICTED Race
12st Safety Factor 16 For the GEORGE SINGLEHURST MEMORIAL SALVER, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider

  • PRIZE MONEY 1st £140, 2nd £70, 3rd £40

7TH RACE –  The Open MAIDEN Race
12st Safety Factor 16 For a CHALLENGE TROPHY, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider

  • PRIZE MONEY 1st £140, 2nd £70, 3rd £40

MORRISON CUP Dingley Leading Rider Award
Points for this can be earned by the Riders of the horses officially placed first, second and third in all races at both The Fernie and the Woodland Pytchley meetings in 2018.

Best-Turned-Out

  • A prize will be given to the Groom of the best-turned-out horse in each race to the value of £25