We’re proud to be sponsoring Horseheath point-to-point again in 2020. Supporting local events is a key part of David Burr’s philosophy, and we’re delighted to be sponsoring this event again. Close to our Clare branch, Horseheath is found on the south side of the A1307, four miles west of Haverhill.
What is Horseheath point-to-point?
Point-to-point racing is a form of amateur horse racing, which sees thoroughbred racehorses race over jumps courses, usually over a minimum of three miles. Point-to-point races are usually held on farmland, rather than professional courses. Horseheath, for example, forms part of the Thurlow Estate and has held point-to-point races for over forty years. The land is also used for horse trials, country fairs, pony club events and athletics meets, and is also available for hire.
What can I do at the point-to-point?
As well as the racing, you can peruse the trade stands on the site, or enjoy the funfair. If you fancy a flutter, you can place a bet with one of the on-course bookmakers, or with the Tote. Dogs are welcome, providing they’re kept on leads, making this an excellent day out in the country.
There is no formal dress code, although the weather may dictate that a combination of coats and wellies may be required!
When is the Thurlow point-to-point race meeting?
The Thurlow point-to-point is the first of three point-to-point races to be held at Horseheath in 2020. Held on Saturday 1st February, the action gets underway at 11.00 am, with pony racing, before the main races begin at 12.00 pm.