Parham Point to Point
Saturday 27 April 2019
Point-to-point racing is an amateur version of National Hunt racing or the Steeplechase. The name point-to-point refers to the points of the church steeples that the horses used to follow during a race. Nowadays, the difference between point-to-point races and steeplechases is that point-to-point races are run cross country, while steeplechases tend to be run on tracks.
In recent years there has been a sharp increase in the quality of racing seen around the country with many looking to win to help qualification for the seasons finale The Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival while the restricted series sees a nationwide novice competition and many are chasing the prize of racing at Stratford-on-Avon in the hunter chase in May. We believe we are at the beginning of that resurgence in interest in pointing and we aim to provide the best going, the best entertainment and the best hospitality we can find. We aim to make Parham Races a key part of the spring season.
We wish all our owners, trainers and spectators a fantastic day. Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for providing what should be a wonderful day of entertainment and sport.