What is a point-to-point in horse racing?

What is a point-to-point in horse racing?

A Point-to-Point is a form of amateur horse racing over fences held at a variety of Point-to-Point racecourses throughout the UK. It’s a great day out in the countryside where people come together to enjoy the sport and to socialise.

What is a point-to-point jockey?

Point-to-point racing is steeplechasing for amateur riders. The race days are run at local level by a hunt or a recognised club, under the jurisdiction of the Point-to-Point Owners and Riders Association and the Point-to-Point Secretary’s Association. The sport is overseen by The Jockey Club.

How do you qualify for point-to-point?

To ride in Point-to-Points you must be at least 16 years old and the holder of a Riders’ Qualification Certificate (RQC), which is issued by the Point-to-Point Authority. Budding Riders under the age of 16 can also get involved through Pony Racing – contact details for Pony Racing can be found in the Who’s Who section.

Can you bet at point-to-point?

Just like at the racecourse, there will be a betting ring at a point-to-point race meeting with a number of bookmakers betting on the day’s racing.

How do you find point-to-point?

Get involved

  1. Become an owner. There are a number of ways that you can get involved with Point-to-Pointing as an Owner – either as a Sole Owner (where you own the horse yourself) or as part of a Syndicate.
  2. Become a Jockey.
  3. Become a Trainer.
  4. Become an official.
  5. Become a volunteer.

What does JF mean in racing?

You will see an F alongside the horse’s odds when they are the favourite. If more than one horse has the same odds of winning according to the betting market, this will be displayed as JF, meaning joint-favourite.

What does it mean point-to-point?

Definition of ‘point-to-point’ 2. (of a route) from one place to the next. 3. (of a radiocommunication link) from one point to another, rather than broadcast.