COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Commercial opportunities in the sport of point-to-pointing are available nationally, regionally and on a very local level. Our current partners range from our five national race series sponsors, to the sponsors of our national championships, to individual race sponsors – some of whom provide support to a number of different races throughout the season and across the country and others who support a single race – to trade stands (mobile shops and food and drink outlets), who visit their local point-to-point fixture or a number of race meetings within a defined area.

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Our Sponsors – Race Series
The JRL Group Point-to-Point Flat Race Series

The PPA is delighted to welcome back JRL Group as sponsors of a point-to-point flat race series, for the first time since the 2018/2019 season.

There will be a series of ten point-to-point flat races across the country, including – for the first time – flat races that are exclusively for British-bred horses and for four-year-olds only.

In addition to their sponsorship of the ten races, JRL Group are offering a £250 bonus to any winner of one of their ‘open’ races that is British-bred as well as an incentive scheme, in which £500 will be awarded to the leading trainer and leading jockey in the series and for which points will be awarded as follows:

Winner 5 points, runner-up 3 points, third 2 points, runner in race 1 point. Winner of a non-JRL Group point-to-point flat race 1 point.

As usual, all races will be for horses which have not run under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Point Steeplechases included; Point-to-Point Flat races excepted), and which have not run in more than two Point-to-Point Flat races or won a Point to Point Flat race.

The series races will be held at the following fixtures:

CO JRL

AREA MEETING COURSE DATE
Wales Carmarthenshire Ffos Las 19 November 2023
W Royal Artillery Larkhill 20 January 2024
MID Revesby Park Races (South Wold) Revesby Park 20 January 2024
N Percy Alnwick 28 January 2024
Y Sinnington Duncombe Park 04 February 2024
W South & West Wilts Larkhill 25 February 2024
N College Valley Alnwick 25 February 2024
D&C Dart Vale (British-bred only) Buckfastleigh 02 March 2024
SM Oakley Brafield-on-t-Green 02 March 2024
WM North Staffordshire (4yo only) Sandon 30 March 2024

For more information on JRL Group, visit jrlgroup.co.uk

Goffs 4-and 5-year-old Maiden Series

Young horses racing between the flags are the future stars of National Hunt racing and 18 maidens confined to four and five-year-olds (plus one for 4yo only) will take place in 2023-2024.

Goffs will be sponsoring eight young horse maidens this season and are hoping that more of the winners and placed horses will go to their sales and on to greater success – last year, two young horse maiden winners and one point-to-point flat race winner sold for over 100,000 guineas at their sales.

The series races will be held at the following fixtures:

CO Goffs

AREA MEETING COURSE DATE
N Ratcheugh Alnwick 17 December 2023
MID Melton Club Garthorpe 04 February 2024
SAND Kimblewick Kingston Blount 25 February 2024
Y Yorkshire Jockeys Club Charm Park 03 March 2024
MID Belvoir Garthorpe 23 March 2024
WM Gloucester Races Maisemore Park 31 March 2024
WM Ludlow Bitterley 06 April 2024
D&C Eggesford Upcott Cross 12 May 2024

For more information on Goffs, visit goffs.com

Tattersalls Jockey Club Sales 4-and 5-year-old Maiden Series

Young horses racing between the flags are the future stars of National Hunt racing and 18 maidens confined to four and five-year-olds (plus one for 4yo only) will take place in 2023-2024.

Tattersalls Jockey Club Sales will be sponsoring seven young horse maidens this season and are hoping that more of the winners and placed horses will go to their sales and on to greater success – last year, point-to-pointer Touch Me Not sold for 150,000 guineas at their Cheltenham Festival Sale.

Tattersalls Jockey Club Sales will also be sponsoring the Leading Male and Female Jockey Awards for the 2023-2024 season.

The series races will be held at the following fixtures:

CO Tattersalls

AREA MEETING COURSE DATE
D&C Dunsmore Racing Club Dunsmore 05 November 2023
WM Wheatland (4yo only) Chaddesley Corbett 03 December 2023
D&C South Pool Buckfastleigh 11 February 2024
W Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Charlton Horethorne 03 March 2024
MID Pytchley with Woodland Guilsborough 10 March 2024
SM Warwickshire Mollington 06 May 2024

For more information on Tattersalls Jockey Club Sales, visit www.tattersallscheltenham.com

The Jockey Club & Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Veteran Horse Series

Retraining of Racehorses is now entering its fifth year as a co-sponsor of the Veteran Horse Conditions Race series, alongside the Jockey Club.

The series is designed to promote horses coming from National Hunt racing, who are about one-third of the total running in points, many of whom are schoolmasters –point-to-pointing is the most popular home for ex-rules horses.

For the second season, instead of a final in May, the series of 16 races over the season will all generate points to find the Champion Veteran Horse. Points will be awarded as follows:

Winner 5 points, 2nd placed 3 points, 3rd placed 2 points, runner in race 1 point.

In addition, the winner of any other Veteran Point-to-Point Conditions race (must comply with the description of a Veteran Horse as described in the Point-to-Point Regulations, that is nine years and over in races up to 31st December 2023, and ten years and over from 1st January 2024 until the end of the season) will score two points.

At the end of the series, connections of the Champion Veteran Horse will be provided with £500 in the form of a voucher to be spent at an approved equipment supplier of the winner’s choice.

The series races will be held at the following fixtures:

CO RofR

AREA MEETING COURSE DATE
W Hursley Hambledon Larkhill 26 November 2023
WM Harkaway Chaddesley Corbett 28 December 2023
D&C Modbury Harriers Buckfastleigh 14 January 2024
MID Revesby Park Races (South Wold) Revesby Park 20 January 2024
N Jedforest Friars Haugh 21 January 2024
SE SEHC Charing 04 February 2024
Y Sinnington Duncombe Park 04 February 2024
MID Cottesmore Garthorpe 25 February 2024
EA Suffolk Ampton 03 March 2024
Y Hurworth Hutton Rudby 16 March 2024
W Wilton Milborne St Andrew 16 March 2024
N Morpeth Tranwell 29 March 2024
SAND Vine & Craven Kingston Blount 07 April 2024
EA Essex & Puckeridge High Easter 13 April 2024
Wales Llangeinor & Pentyrch Ystradowen 13 April 2024
D&C South Cornwall Trebudannon 21 April 2024

Retraining of Racehorses, visit www.ror.org.uk

The Jockey Club Mares’ Maiden Series

The PPA is pleased to announce the third year of the revamped The Jockey Club Mares’ Maiden Series this season, which again includes a Series Final.

There will be a series of 12 qualifying races, and the first four finishers will qualify for the final at the Berkeley fixture (held at Woodford) on Saturday, April 27. In addition, the winner (filly or mare) of any other maiden point-to-point race prior to the final will be eligible.

The series races will be held at the following fixtures:

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AREA MEETING COURSE DATE
Wales Carmarthenshire Ffos Las 19 November 2023
D&C Tiverton Chipley Park 21 January 2024
MID Brocklesby Hunt Brocklesby Park 10 February 2024
D&C South Pool Buckfastleigh 11 February 2024
W Quantock Cothelstone 9 March 2024
D&C Lamerton Kilworthy 17 March 2024
W Tedworth Larkhill 23 March 2024
MID Pytchley with Woodland Dingley 30 March 2024
Wales Cresselly Lydstep 01 April 2024
SM Bicester with Whaddon Chase Edgcote 14 April 2024
WM Worcestershire Chaddesley Corbett 20 April 2024
D&C South Cornwall Trebudannon 21 April 2024
WM Berkeley (series final) Woodford 27 April 2024
D&C Axe Vale Stafford Cross 28 April 2024
D&C Stevenstone Vauterhill 06 May 2024
WM Albrighton & Woodland Chaddesley Corbett 27 May 2024

For more information on the Jockey Club, visit thejockeyclub.co.uk

The Jockey Club Bonus

The Jockey Club has kindly agreed to the continuation of their bonus scheme associated with the Mares’ Maiden Series, with some important changes. The first three finishers in The Jockey Club Mares’ Maiden Series Final at Woodford in April 2023 will be eligible for a prize money bonus at any of The Jockey Club’s racecourses*, as follows:

  • A maximum of £10,000 bonus payment to owners to mirror the total prize money won by the connections of the Mares’ Maiden Series winner on her first, second or third run at any of The Jockey Club’s
  • A maximum of £5,000 bonus payment(s) to owners to mirror the total prize money won by the connections of each of the horses that finish second and third in the Mares Maiden Series Final on their first, second or third run at any of The Jockey Club’s racecourses.
  • The double prize money bonus will be paid on all prize money, not just for a
  • Further distribution of the bonus payment is at owner’s discretion (i.e. Trainer/Jockey share).
  • To activate the bonus, the connections of the respective mare(s) should contact Richard Norris via 020 7611 1800 before competing at a Jockey Club Racecourse track.

* Governed by Royal Charter, The Jockey Club is the largest commercial group in British horseracing, reinvesting every penny of its profit back into the sport. It runs 15 racecourses nationwide: Aintree, Carlisle, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs, Exeter, Haydock Park, Huntingdon, Kempton Park, Market Rasen, Newmarket (Rowley Mile and July Course), Nottingham, Sandown Park, Warwick and Wincanton.

Our Sponsors – National Championships

Along with the Jockey Club, Connollys RED MILLS are the longest-standing sponsor in point-to-pointing. This year, they will again be sponsoring the Leading Horse Award, won last year by the six-year-old mare Cullin Hills. For over 100 years, Connolly’s RED MILLS has been marrying science, passion and experience to manufacture quality horse feed made from fresh natural ingredients.

Established in 1974, and a subdivision of Connollys RED MILLS, Foran Equine has grown to become a market leader in the field of specialised equine nutrition and health care. Their products include quality nutritional supplements specifically to optimize health and boost performance. This year, Foran Equine will be sponsoring awards for two of the new leading trainer categories – for trainers with 15+ horses and 6-14 horses.

For more information on Connollys Red Mills and Foran Equine, visit redmills.com

Highflyer Bloodstock are long-standing sponsors of the male and female novice rider championships. Having worked together for over 30 years, co-directors Anthony Bromley and David Minton have a proven track record of buying quality winners for their clients including five Grand National winners, as well as the likes of Kauto Star, Big Buck’s and Altior.

They are also again sponsoring the judges equipment again this season, for the second time. Highflyer Bloodstock have made a significant contribution to the costs of ten cameras (one per area) with video recording capabilities to assist judges in calling close finishes. Judges can utilise video playback with slow motion technology to scrutinise close finishes and to support their decision-making immediately after a race.

For more information on Highflyer Bloodstock, visit highflyerbloodstock.com

Involved with point-to-point sponsorship since 2019-2020, the Oriental Club previously sponsored a national series for owner-trainers with five horses or fewer. With numbers of runners being limited – as expected for this category – they have now shifted their focus to creating a new award, still designed to reward smaller operations, for the leading trainer with five horses or fewer. The Oriental Club has been an iconic Central London focal point for those who have lived, worked or travelled in the East for nearly two hundred years.

For more information on the Oriental Club, visit orientalclub.org.uk

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Point-to-point sponsorship is a cost-effective way of reaching a wide, rural audience. The current national sponsors for our sport come from a wide range of sectors, including bloodstock, animal feeds, construction and leisure, while point-to-pointing has long-held appeal for the likes of 4x4 vehicles and dealerships, estate agents and the financial and legal professions.

For more information on the benefits of point-to-point sponsorship, you can take a look at the attached presentation and video case study or contact:

Jake Exelby
PPA Marketing & Sponsorship Manager
jake@p2pa.co.uk
01793 781990 / 07703 106938

Taking a pitch at a point-to-point fixture to sell food and drink or other goods and services can make for a profitable afternoon – particularly on a sunny day or on a Bank Holiday weekend – and can allow you to connect with a local audience. Each point-to-point organises its own trade stands and most fixtures have an individual dedicated to managing their commercial partners on the day. That person will deal with all enquiries and be on course earlier to ensure that each trade stand has the correct pitch.

To find the point-to-point fixture(s) that would be most suitable to promote your business, please enter your postcode using our Find a Fixture link. This will provide you with a list of all the point-to-point meetings in your vicinity and visiting the individual fixture pages will give you the contact details (phone and email) for that meeting. Note that The Point-to-Point Racing Company and Point-to-Point Authority do not handle any trade stand booking enquiries through their office.

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