Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase

Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase

Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase

Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase

The South Midlands area welcomes a new course in 2018 – following the sad closure of Whitfield – with the introduction of racing at Edgcote, north east of Banbury, by kind permission of the Wills Estates. Three Point-to-Points will be held in 2018 on these historic gallops, where renowned National Hunt horses such as Royal Relief, Spanish Steps and Tiberetta were trained by Edward Courage in the 1950s and ’60s, and local Point-to-Point trainer Simon Gilmore – who is also head lad to Edgcote-based Alex Hales.

The three 2018 meetings are:
Sunday 3rd June
Bicester with Whaddon Chase
Saturday 28th April
Farmers Bloodhounds
Sunday 20th May
Grafton

This new course is set on some of the oldest grass gallops in England and we are confident that it will provide a good course to attract plenty of runners. Full details can be found on the website – http://www.edgcoteraces.co.uk/
The 2018 meetings are:
Bicester with Whaddon Chase Hunt – Sunday 3rd June
Farmers Bloodhounds – Saturday 28th April
Grafton Hunt – Sunday 20th May
Entry at all meetings will be £10 per adult (14 yo and over) but for some meetings, including ours, you can pre purchase tickets for £8 through the on line link on the website.
Our day will start with the Side Saddle dash at 12.30  followed by the  first point to point race at 1.30pm. 
There are trade stands, a heated bar, parade of hounds and the Hook Norton Dray horses for those who need more than a bet on what should be good racing.
Edgcote Races are just north east of Banbury and reached off the A361 road to Daventry, the local postcode is OX17 1AG. Some of you may find it easiest to access through Culworth village.
We hope to see you at Edgcote this year and do bring your children and tell your friends, it should be fun. Why not follow the updates on what’s happening through our facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/events/1314809938663041/?ti=icl
If you like and share the event then you can help make it a great family fun day.
John O’Neill
Chairman, Point to Point Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy car passes at 20% early purchase price 
CLICK HERE TO BUY

Family day out in the June with races, trade stands, heated licensed bar and bookmakers for a great days racing in a family friendly atmosphere. Do bring your dog (on a lead), your children and your friends.

Starting with the “Side Saddle dash” kindly sponsored by Bentley Cambridge.
Follow us on Facebook
12.30 Bentley Cambridge charity Side Saddle dash in aid of the Injured Jockey’s Fund

Then the course opening and racing for real:
Follow us on Facebook

1230 Course opening supported by the Hook Norton dray horses
1330 Country Cars Hunt Members race
1405 Listers Geotechnic Jockey Club Open Maiden for Mares race
1440 TFM Networks Open Maiden race
1500 Parade of hounds
1525 Timico Mixed Open race
1600 Nimrod Vets PPORA Members race
1635 Glencore Agriculture Restricted race
1710 ECB Equine Intermediate race
1740 Pony Racing sponsored by Country Equestrian

Buy your car pass in advance and tell your friends. Tickets are £10 per adult (14yo+) on the day, £8 in advance.

We look forward to seeing you there.