Bumper entry for Lockinge Point-to-Point
PUBLISHED: 11:42 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:18 05 April 2013
The Charles Stanley Old Berks Point-to-Point and Country day,<br/>Bank Holiday Monday, 1 April
The Charles Stanley Lockinge Point-to-Point has received a bumper entry ahead of its popular Easter Monday fixture with 191 entries across six races.
With current adverse weather conditions wreaking havoc with horseracing and equestrian events around the country, the going at the Lockinge venue currently is good to soft, resulting in the strong entry.
Amongst the entries are Grade 1 hurdle victor Lough Derg and My Way De Solzen former winner of the Arkle at the Cheltenham Festival. The mount of Camilla Henderson; Scots Dragoon, trained by Marcus Foley, also holds an entry. Camilla's father, trainer Nicky Henderson, whose yard is based just outside Lambourn, Berkshire, took his tally of Cheltenham Festival winners to fifty earlier this month, making him the winning most trainer at the horseracing spectacle.
The Easter Bank Holiday fixture historically attracts a crowd of over 10,000 and this year visitors will be treated to six action packed races as well as plenty of entertainment off the track. Additionally the event is celebrating a historic landmark as 2013 heralds its 60th anniversary of the fixture being held at the Lockinge venue, which is near Wantage, Oxfordshire.
Richard Manners, Old Berks Hunt Point to Point Chairman comments: "Despite the extreme weather, the Point-to-Point course is currently good to soft and bar any extreme conditions between now and Easter Monday we are confident that the going will remain unchanged for the fixture. We are delighted with this large entry and looking forward to a really competitive days horseracing".
Gates open from 9.30am and entertainment starts at 11am and includes a hound parade, two pony races, vintage car display and Easter Egg hunt. A variety of trade-stands including a Farmers Market with local suppliers will also feature. First Race: 1.30pm.
Cars 25. Priority parking 35 (booked in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org). Single occupancy 10. Pedestrians 5. Pay on the gate. Dogs on leads welcome.
For more information visit: www.oldberkshunt.co.uk