Weatherbys has a strong association with Point-to-Point racing courtesy of our involvement with the Point-to-Point Racing Company Ltd; a joint venture with the Point-to-Point Authority (PPA).
The Point-to-Point & Hunter Chase Race Planner
The Point-to-Point Racing Company Ltd. produce and provide an array of products and services for owners, starting with the Point-to-Point & Hunter Chase Race Planner. This annual publication includes full race conditions, plus information on how to enter your horse at each individual meeting; an essential tool for any Point-to-Point owner or keeper.
The National Website
The sport’s national website, pointtopoint.co.uk, which was re-launched in 2015, is also hosted and maintained by the Point-to-Point Racing Company Ltd. To access the site’s key features you will need to become a member, something you can do on a month-by-month or annual subscription.
Two levels of Membership are available; one including immediate access to all Entries and Results, the other incorporating Viewpoint, the only Video Channel resource for UK Point-to-Pointing.
The site also has a comprehensive owners and riders section which contains information and products for all active participants in the sport – including downloadable Hunter Certificates, Entry Forms and Sponsorship information.
We also know that many owners like to keep up to date with Point-to-Point form and we produce a weekly form supplement – the Loose Leaf Form Guide - which covers every Point-to-Point and Hunter Chase run in the UK. The race analysis includes in-depth paddock, betting and in-running comments.
Every year we then compile the seasons form and publish, Point-to-Point & Hunter Chase Results & Stats, to provide a written record of the season. Each edition also includes lifetime horse form and a comprehensive annual and historical statistical section.
Your horse has to fulfil certain eligibility criteria and hold a valid Hunter Certificate, before it can compete in a Point-to-Point race.
Weatherbys, working closely with the Point-to-Point Authority (PPA), is responsible for registering Hunter Certificates. And, also for checking that each horse meets the eligibility criteria, as laid down by the British Horseracing Authority.
Hunter certificates lodged, along with payment, by 12 noon on a Friday will be allowed to make an entry the following week. Race entries are normally made a week in advance of each Point-to-Point meeting, so from submission of the Hunter Certificate to your horse coming under starter’s orders usually takes a fortnight. Click here for more information and to download a Hunter Certificate form.
The Racing Desk also administers registration of Point-to-Point sponsorships, plus, the authorisations needed for the keeper to enter and declare horses, on behalf of the owner.
The team also sends out weekly lists of qualified entries to Point-to-Point entry secretaries, dispatches the annual Point-to-Point and Hunter Chase Race Planner, and provides weekly and annual statistics to the PPA.