North Cotswold Hunt
Point to Point
The ticketing site for Paxford Races is now live.
We're all looking forward to watching racing in the sun at the Paxford Point to Point on Easter Monday.
This year the entry price on the day will be £20 per person
It's dead easy to print your tickets off at home and whizz through the entry gates.
See you there on Easter Monday!
Get your advance tickets from the link below.
The following link is to the ticketing page:
Monday 18th April 2022
Paxford, Near Chipping Campden, GL55 6XS
Gates Open: 10am, First Race 1pm
Pointing west midlands website
Online tickets available now at £5 discount to on the day
The course opened in 1997 thanks to the generosity of hunt stalwart Geoff Adams, and provides an excellent days entertainment for the whole family, with good views of the race course, betting facilities, picnic spaces, hound displays, trade stands, bars, food stalls, hospitality and children’s amusements.
Runners start with their back to the stream and jump one fence before taking a right-handed turn into home straight where they jump fence two. They race past the winning post to meet fence three before turning right handed and running slightly downhill where the course flattens out and the runners meet fences four, five and six. They disappear momentarily behind the rhubarb sheds before turning right-handed towards fences seven and eight. Immediately after fence eight they race briefly slightly right handed before straightening up and racing past the start to negotiate fence nine. There is a short run to the last fence from the final bend so it is crucial to get the inside line between penultimate and last fences.
We haveCAMELS racing again!! The 1st Horse Race is at 1PM but if you get there nice and early you can see the Camels race at 12. This year's Jockeys : none other than NCH Field Masters Robert Brumpton, Tim Pearce-May, Harriet McDiarmid and Christine Furness.
To whet your appetite here are some great video's taken at past Paxford Races:
Hullabaloo wins the Hunt race at 2019 Paxford Point to Point at
Paxford Races by Drone Easter Monday 2019
The Paxford Point to Point course by Drone
RACE RUN DOWN
"25 YEARS AT PAXFORD!!
Easter Point-to-Points have their own unique atmosphere and if the weather is favourable the sports regular supporters are joined by a throng of once-a-year attendees who combine to make the North Cotswold Point-to-Point one of the best attended meetings in the country.
The North Cotswold held their first Point-to-Point in 1903 at Aston Hill, Aston Somerville, and had a number of homes in subsequent years at Gorse Hill, Broadway, Saintbury, Washbourne, Buckland Fields and Dumbleton before moving to Springhill where they stayed for the next 64 years. The meeting spent a couple of years at Andoversford as the new course was being developed before finally opening in 1997, so it will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2022.
That is testimony to the foresight of landowner and Hunt Stalwart Geoff Adams for the time and effort which went into the course’s creation.
It was no easy transformation with the land at Bank Farm, dissected by the Knee Brook so that was one major obstacle to overcome. The farm buildings used to house sheep during the lambing season were temporarily adapted to provide covered changing facilities for jockeys and a weighing room area. Under expert guidance the course was sown with suitable grass seed and that has proved beneficial over the last quarter of a century, and the courses potential has certainly been maximised.
The previous course at Springhill survived the test of time, but it was compact with plenty of twists and turns. It was however extremely popular so its replacement needed room for expansion and provide excellent viewing from all parts of the course. Paxford fulfils all those criteria.
Paxford Races is now back after a 2year break and with warm weather predicted for the Holiday weekend racegoers should enjoy a day out in the countryside, which was a distant memory during the middle of the Covid Crisis. Camel Racing commences at 12 noon, with the Point-to-Points commencing at 1 p.m.
This year entries from Tor Collins’s Broadway stable dominate the Members with the presence of Bandsman, Duntish and Zamparelli likely to scare off some potential rivals. Harry Greasby is still looking for his first winner but Gold Mountain is likely to struggle.
Lisnasallagh Ruby had no chance of staying the trip when she shot off in front at Bitterley and more restraint is required over these obstacles, while Robin Why Not had his limitations exposed at Andoversford.
I’m Wiser Now has to carry a 7 lb penalty but Jim Collett’s runner is has the best form so will not be inconvenienced by the extra weight and the Taddington based owner’s runner would be a popular choice for many punters.
The Jake Slatter trained gelding has an alternative engagement in the Mixed Open which is run over 2-1/2 miles so connections have a decision to make. Azzuri and Heidi Palin scored an effortless win at Maisemore and will be suited by track and distance, while James Ridley indicated Andoversford did not play to Green Winter strengths - this one could.
Toshima sprang a surprise by winning the Ladies Open at the Croome but has not been seen out since, while Tommie O’Brien will be hoping Hazaar can continue the form shown when winning a similar event at Tabley.
James Ridley holds a clear lead in the Trainers Championship and will be hoping to consolidate his position at the top of the table with Cashmoll in the Mares and Fillies and Grove Cottage in the Conditions.
Cashmoll faces a difficult task against the Clive Boultbee-Brooks trained Felicie du Maquis and Grageelagh Girl, although he does have a useful reserve in Trea Newell’s Lagonda.
Felicie du Maquis’s early season form took place when conditions were more testing, but can she continue in the same vein now that conditions have started to firm up, while Gregeelagh Girl looked sure to be involved in the finish until unseating at Bitterley.
She also holds an entry in the Conditions where the opposition includes another Ridley runner Grove Cottage, with Master Sunrise expected to improve on his run at the Ludlow.
The eye is drawn to Aidrigh and Bellamys Boy and both could be involved in the finish of the 5-year-old and upwards Maiden, but will face strong challenges from Gentle Frank and Just Four Fame. The former was short of room at the last and ran past that obstacle at Maisemore while Just for Fame needs ran well on his debut at the same meeting and can go one better on Monday.
There are 14 entries for the Veteran Horse Conditions at 4-05 p.m. and this could attract the biggest field of the day. They are all evenly matched but this presents a winning opportunity for Welsh’s Castle.
He will however, have to get past Knockaderry Flyer who was hampered by a 6 lb penalty at Andoversford and now has to carry another 3 lb but once he gets into a rhythm, he is very difficult to get past.
The Day finishes with the Hunt Challenge Race with 15 runners due to face the starter, straight after the final Point-to-Point Race."