ODDS ON FAVOURITE DAY OUT
The North Staffordshire Point-to-Point at Sandon on Easter Saturday 3rd April 2021 in association with SES STAGING Ltd.
3 April 2021 - Sandon looked wonderful in the sunshine, and the racing was excellent - we even had a dead-heat in the last race. The meeting was run successfully behind closed doors, and you can still enjoy video footage of the Live Streaming at home.
1 April 2021 - Sandon was walked this morning, Thursday 1st April, and the going is currently GOOD - the ground at Sandon retains plenty of moisture. The meeting has to be run behind closed doors, so please enjoy the LIVE Streaming at home.
30 March 2021 - Sandon was walked this evening, Tuesday 30th March, and the going is currently GOOD, with a few GOOD TO SOFT patches. Please remember to declare tomorrow morning, and tickets for Green zone by Thursday lunchtime. The meeting has to be run behind closed doors, so please enjoy the LIVE Streaming at home.
29 March 2021 - Sandon Races promise auction is well underway...and lots are being added each day...please log on and bid over the coming week on 32 Auctions SandonRaces2021 and maybe pick up some great promises.
28 March 2021 - Sandon was walked and inspected today, Sunday 28th March, by Nick Carlisle and Mike Gallimore, and the going remains currently GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT in places. Please remember that declarations are on Wednesday morning. The meeting has to be run behind closed doors, so please enjoy the LIVE Streaming at home.
26 March 2021 - The going at Sandon is currently GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT in places. We remain hopeful of similar ground on Easter Saturday, and hope all our supporters can enjoy the LIVE Streaming at home.
21 March 2021 - The going at Sandon is currently GOOD TO SOFT. We are very hopeful of similar or better ground on Easter Saturday, and hope all our supporters can enjoy the LIVE Streaming at home.
March 2021 - It is with sincere regret that the Point-to-Point in 2021 can only be run behind closed doors. There can be no public admittance at all. We hope that we will be able to welcome our supporters back in 2022.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many supporters, volunteers and patrons of the Point-to-Point, as well as the area’s farmers and landowners, whose help and assistance we rely on every season.
However, we are hoping to be able to offer a streaming service so that you can enjoy the racing from home. DETAILS TO FOLLOW HERE.
In normal times, 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 children’s funfair rides. Many people choose to take their own picnic to lunch whilst watching the action.
In 2021, the North Staffs Point-to-Point are very proud to have been chosen yet again to hold the NW Area Feature Race for the Scally Muire Trophy. We are also pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Flat race - to take place at 5.00pm.
Sadly we are unable to offer admittance to any members of the public in 2021.
This year’s event will be held on Easter Saturday 3rd April 2021 at Sandon Estate near Stone. The first race is due at 1.00 p.m.
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For further information please contact Sarah Johnson on 07870 959009