Puckeridge & Essex April

Puckeridge & Essex April, High Easter

April 13, 2024

Elms Cottages, High Easter, Chelmsford CM1 4QL, UK

Course Location: 8m NW of Chelmsford nr A1060 (Exit 8, M11). CM1 4QL

PTP Area: East Anglia

Going: (Saturday 13th Apr 7.30am): Confirmed by BHA Course Inspector, the going at High Easter remains mainly GOOD, with some GOOD TO FIRM places.  All the bends and all fences, bar the ditch, have been moved to give new ground.  The course has been harrowed, rolled, spiked and topped since the last meeting.

First Race: 1.00

Gates Open: 11.00

Entry Cost:

What Three Words: TBC


Fixture Contact: Joanna Marriage

07887 686845 joanna.marriage@btconnect.com www.pointingea.com
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Course Information: Undulating, roughly kidney-shaped course with fairly stiff climb to two out, back straight on ancient meadows. Downhill stretch and slight drop on fence 5/14. Watering possible. All portable fences can be moved to give fresh ground. SF: 15-20. LH 2 circs. 9F. (3m): 19J; 2od (4/13). (3m6f): 23J; 2od (8/17). (2m4f): 15J; 1od (8).

Direction: Lefthanded


Ticket Information:

Advance adult tickets available via the following link, until midnight Friday April 12th. https://higheasterraces.ticketsrv.co.uk/events/.

Adult admission £15 ( cash only on the gate )

Children 15 and under admitted free.

Cards Accepted:

Not all courses have facilities for card payments, so be sure to take enough cash to cover the cost of admission and a racecard, any bets you wish to place, and food and drink.

Additional Information:

Event organisers will add in anything that you might need to know here – such as road works that might affect your journey times or celebrity appearances. Keep an eye on it!

Dogs Welcome:

Dogs on short leads welcome.

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 Facilities:

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.

Photographers:

Most events have a resident photographer if you wish to purchase professional photos.

Food and Drink:

Nearly all point-to-point courses have a bar and stalls selling food and drink, while point-to-points are also a great opportunity to enjoy a picnic with friends.

Shopping:

Most courses also have trade stands selling a variety of artisan foods, country clothing and gifts.

Entertainment:

Grand National to be shown on a big screen. The big Aintree race starts at 4pm and will be screened live on a large screen, so there will be a break in the live point-to-point racing after the 5th race, to ensure the whole afternoon will be action packed from start to finish.

There will a parade of retired racehorses organised through the charity RoR ( Retraining of Racehorses) during the afternoon and with a large display of various tradestands, catering outlets, beer tent and gigantic funfair, the racecourse takes on the distinct feel of a country show.

Local Information:

There are invariably a number of decent pubs and hotels offering food, drink and accommodation in the vicinity of a point-to-point course, as well as sites of interest. We suggest that you use tripadvisor.co.uk or a similar website to find out more about what’s available in the local area.

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