Countryside Alliance Club (Wessex), Badbury Rings
February 18, 2024
B3082, Blandford Forum, UK
Course Location: 4m NW of Wimborne on B3082 (local beauty spot owned by National Trust). DT11 9JL
PTP Area: Wessex
Going: Going update to follow
First Race: 12.00
Gates Open: 10.00
Fixture Contact: Beverley Thomas
Course is rectangular and undulating with three sharp bends round the edge of one large (100-acre) enclosure; four fences in home straight with a gradual uphill finish; good turf covering on quick drying chalk gives perfect going in early season; watering available; well-built portable fences.
SF: 16-18 (12). LH 1¾ circs. 10F. (3m): 19J; 2od (4/14). (2m5f): 17J; 2od (2/12). Circumference of circuit: 1m5f10yds
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Point-to-points provide an ideal opportunity to spend a day in the countryside with your dog, although please remember that dogs must always be on a lead, should not be left in cars unattended (particularly in warmer weather), and to clean up after them. For point-to-points held at permanent racecourses, you should check in advance whether dogs are allowed to enter.
Disabled parking and access to facilities is usually available. Please advise our gate staff on arrival and they will be able to help you. Note that the going underfoot can be muddy and the terrain may be uneven.
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Entertainment for children is often provided in the shape of bouncy castles and fairground rides.
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