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Paxford ‘Point to Point’

Monday 1st April 2024 – Easter Bank Holiday

One of the highlight’s of The Cotswold’s social calendar is Paxford Races, run every Easter Bank Holiday Monday.

A short walk away, we are perfectly placed to host you before and after racing. Don’t miss out and make sure you book breakfast/lunch table for before it is too late.

A point-to-point is a horse race meeting over fences for amateur jockeys held at racecourses throughout Britain, most of which are rural and set-up specifically for the point-to-point fixture, rather than permanent locations. It’s a great day out in the countryside where people come together to enjoy the sport and to socialise with friends and family.

Point-to-pointing is often described as “racing in a field of its own”. Quite literally, this is true! The majority of point-to-points – there are about 80 courses nationwide –take place in farmers’ fields, used just once or a handful of times a season, with temporary facilities and food and drink outlets and bookmakers turning up on the day. For this reason, point-to-pointing is not just the grassroots of jump racing, but its bedrock and foundation, and is in the DNA of the rural community. Many rules racegoers are introduced to the sport through point-to-pointing, usually through family and friends and often via picnics at the car boot. It is certainly a more relaxed atmosphere than the professional sport – you can wander, eat and drink where you want (within reason), children are allowed to roam free and dogs are welcomed (on a lead, of course!)

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