Saturday 23rd of March 2019
Racing

Lockinge Easter Point-to-Point Extravaganza

The Cazenove Capital Point-to-Point and Country Day at Lockinge is one of the most celebrated Point-to-Point’s in the country.

The popular Easter Monday fixture dates back to 1830 with the Old Berks hunt hosting the horseracing extravganza from the current Lockinge location in 1953. Since then the fixture has become a local sporting and social institution ever since.

Lockinge Point-to-Point

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Lockinge Point-to-Point

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Lockinge Point-to-Point

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Lockinge Point-to-Point

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The fixture is supported by up to 10,000 racegoers who flock to the Oxfordshire racecourse to enjoy six horse races as well as two pony races.

Point-to-pointing is regarded as the grass roots of horseracing and has helped nurture the careers of numerous successful jockeys; Richard Dunwoody graduated through the point-to-point circuit as a young lad and went on to be crowned champion jump jockey three times in the professional ranks.

The fixture also provides the chance for younger jockeys to experience race riding, with two pony races at 12.30pm.

This is also plenty of entertainment off the track. This year, in addition to their traditional hound pack, the Old Berks Hunt will parade their pack of Teckle hounds, who are tagged as the ‘sporting sausage dog’. There is also terrier racing, a dog show and Easter family fun.  

Richard Manners, chairman of the Point-to-Point said; 

“The scene is set for another great fixture and we hope to welcome plenty of racegoers on Easter Monday to enjoy a great day of horseracing in the Oxfordshire countryside”.    

Gates open from 9am. Entertainment starts at 11.15am.  Pony Racing 12.30pm

First Race: 2pm

Location: 2 miles South East of Wantage on B4494 (8m North West of Exit 13, M4) OX12 8PA

Entry on the gate from £25/car. Dogs on leads welcome.

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