After nearly two years kicking our heels with no Point to Points it’s finally time to pull on your wellies, don coats and jumpers and head up to Badbury Rings for the first Race Day since 2019.
If you are new to the concept of a Point to Point it is a form of amateur horse racing where horse and jockey race over steeplechase fences. It is a great day out in the countryside where you can meet family and friends, watch a fantastic sport and socialise. When you arrive grab a race card and study the form of each horse as they walk around the parade ring.
It’s a super family day you can enjoy a picnic in the fresh air, purchase a variety of food and drinks from the stalls or stroll around the trade stands in the Seasonal marquee selling many great locally- produced gifts and products.
There is no better location than the historic Badbury Rings – an Iron Age Hillfort between Wimborne and Blandford – where from the top you have sweeping views out across Dorset. The course at Badbury Rings is rectangular and undulating with an amazing view of the four fences home straight, so you can watch the horses battle it out to the winning line. An amazing way to watch horses who love what they do speeding across the line to applause.
The Event gates open at 10am, and the first event
is the Family Dog Racing at 10.30pm. The Race Card sports six races, starting at noon and running until after 3pm. We have many generous sponsors, and one race is in memory of local jockey Richard Miller who loved racing and winning on the chalk downs of Badbury Rings. The going is currently described as good to soft and the bookies and big screen are there to help bring an extra flutter of excitement to your Day Out! Experience all this and more at the Portman Point to Point on Sunday the 7th November, Badbury Rings, Dorset, DT11 9JL. Tickets can be bought online here or on the day for cash on the gate, £10 per person (not by the car, as per Covid guidance).