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30th March 2018 PM - After a drying day the course inspector has described the going as SOFT. Full steam ahead. #Eastersaturday #gopointing #sandonraces
28th March 2018 PM - As of 6pm this evening, due to the rain we have had during the day, the going is now Soft. There will be further updates on Friday evening and Saturday morning. #3moresleeps #Eastersaturday #sandonraces
25th March 2018 PM - As of 7pm tonight, the going is Soft, Good to Soft in places. The course has been harrowed, the Sun has been shining, with drying winds all day #6moresleeps #Eastersaturday #sandonraces
The North Staffordshire Hunt Point-to-Point is a highlight of the area's social and sporting calendar with several thousand attending annually. The event on Easter Saturday is a superb day out for all the family. Dating from 1752 the sport operates under the regulation of the Point-to-Point Authority. Held at the picturesque Sandon Hall Estate near Stafford, point-to-point racing is packed with thrills and spills as horses and riders tackle substantial fences at top speed over a challenging 3-mile course.
Some of the finest horses in the country have begun their careers point-to-pointing and there is always the possibility of seeing a Grand National winner of the future. Professional bookmakers will be on hand to take bets.
The unique layout of the course at Sandon means that all racegoers have a superb view of the course from the grassy banks, which form a natural amphitheatre. Entertainment, both on and off the track, is tailored for all ages with attractions including trade stalls, refreshments, a licensed bar and childrenís funfair rides. Many people choose to take their own picnic to lunch whilst watching the action.
In 2018 the North Staffs Point-to-Point are very proud to have been chosen again to hold the NW Area Feature Race for the Scally Muire Trophy, as well as hosting another race in a major national qualifying series - Skinnerís are to sponsor the Ladies Open.
There are a wide range of reserved parking, sponsorship opportunities and hospitality packages on offer, which will guarantee an extra special and great value day out for customers, friends and family. Tickets are available for the Reception and Buffet Luncheon in the Sponsors' Marquee.
This yearís event will be held on Easter Saturday 31st March 2018 at Sandon Estate near Stone. Gates open at 11.00 a.m. and the first race is due at 1.00 p.m. Everyone is welcome and entry is again being held at only £30.00 per car, for 2 or more occupants, or £15.00 for single occupancy. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.
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For further information please contact Sarah Johnson on 07870 959009