East Kent Point to Point - Aldington

East Kent Point to Point - Aldington

Date: 09/04/2012

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Would you like to experience the thrills and excitement of jump racing? Would you like to get in amongst the action? Then come Point-to-Point racing! Point-to-Point racing is steeple chasing for amateurs. It is regulated at national level by the Jockey Club and 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. Over 95% of this year's race meetings are run by hunts. The sport of Point-to-Point racing dates back to 1836 when hunting men used to race their horses from church steeple to church steeple - hence the name 'point-to-point'! The undeniable link between these two country sports still exists over 250 years on. All of the horses that race in a point-to-point have to be qualified out hunting and all of the jockeys have to be a member or subscriber of a hunt. Your local Point-to-Point promises to be a great family day out - along with the excitement of hotly contested horseracing and the opportunity of tax free betting, with trade stands, a licensed bar, refreshments and a hound parade.