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Welcome to Pointing WM

Point-to-Point racing represents the grass roots of the sport you see enacted at Cheltenham, Ascot and Aintree. Young horses and riders cut their teeth on our country racecourses before graduating to the big time. These are venues where you can look back and say, “I saw him/her there first”.

Join us then to enjoy this most British of sports across the heartland of the sport in the West Mercian area. Covering fixtures from early November to the end of May, our 17 fixtures span five counties from Wrexham to south Gloucestershire, and from Ludlow in Shropshire to Paxford on the Gloucestershire-Warwickshire border.

Cheltenham Gold Cup 100 Years

Our friendly family-oriented events provide fiercely competitive racing, and consistently throw up leaders of the sport’s future: Sam Twiston-Davies, Fergal O’Brien, Conor Brace and Lilly Pinchin, to mention just a few, and the latest recruit to the conditional ranks, Alice Stephens.

Our latest season is now in preparation for launch this November at Knightwick, and you can take advantage of an autumn offer to become a Season Ticket holder, affording you entry to all 17 fixtures for just £130. Follow this link to get the best value in our sport.

Our site is constantly updated with fixtures, going reports from each course in their lead-up, plus previews, results and reviews from individual meetings, whilst you can buy tickets too. It is run on behalf of the West Mercian Point-to-Point Secretaries Association on behalf of its participants and spectator followers.

Latest Reports

  • Early season success – Dunsmore

    Many congratulations to Jim Squires and Judith Healey, jockey Milo Herbert and trainer Nickie Sheppard on their  Restricted winner, Evron, at the Dunsmore Racing [..]

  • National Point-to-Point Awards Dinner and Dance – 15th July 23

    Celebrating national achievers in our sport, with a dinner and dance at Hatherley Manor Hotel, in our area, took place last weekend. Jim Squires, [..]

  • 2023 West Mercian Area Point To Point Awards

    A successful and enjoyable evening at Hatherley Manor Hotel, Gloucester marked the end of season, with the 2023 West Mercian Area Point To Point [..]

  • Nicholls plunders Stratford Foxhunter for Clive Hitchings

    Champion trainer Paul Nicholls showed that his expertise for the craft extends from the zenith of the sport at Cheltenham to its grass roots [..]

  • Chaddesley Corbett report from Andrew King

    What a way to top and tail another record breaking season! Tom Ellis saddled his final runner of the 2022/23 pointing campaign after Good [..]

Latest News

Preview Wheatland – 3rd December 2023

Author:  Andrew King It’s good to be back! The West Mercian belatedly stage their [..]

Gold Cup 100 tour – Chaddesley

Come along to Chaddesley on Sunday and get a close up view of the [..]

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