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Sunday, October 20, 2019

An exciting month of Delaware Valley point-to-point racing begins March 24

The Delaware Valley Point-to-Point Association's spring meets begins on Sunday, March 24 with The Foxhall Farm Team Race in which teams of three riders that have hunted the current season with an organized hunt compete over a flagged course.

Brandywine 1The team race begins at 1 p.m. at 247 Lambourntown Road, West Grove, Pa.

Cheshire Point-to-Point on March 31 is the first of three meets in which riders compete for series end awards.

Top trainers and riders used the Delaware Valley races as early preps for My Lady's Manor, the Grand National and the Maryland Hunt cup.

Points are awarded for the Overall Winner in Open, Heavyweight and Novice races, and trophies and prizes will be awarded to the series winners in Small Pony, Medium Pony, Large Pony, Novice Race. Ladies Race, Open Race, Foxhunters' Race, Heavyweight Race and Overall High Score Horse as well as Leading Rider, Leading Lady Rider and Leading Trainer.

 

CHESHIRE. located at Plantation Field,  has a brand new course, all of which can be seen from the hillside.

Gates will open at 10:00 a.m with paddock time for the first of three pony races at 11:00 am followed by a junior race and four exciting timber races.

Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point follows a week later on Sunday, April 7.

The gates open at 11 a.m. at the Myrick Conservation Center at 1760 Unionville-Wawaset Road in Pocopson Township.

Brandywine, the oldest of the meets, has pony races including the youngest riders with stick pony races and lead lines.

Throughout the afternoon the races that follow include five over timber: ladies, novice, heavyweight, open and foxhunter.

There's also a parade of the Radnor Hunt hounds.

Fair Hill at the race course in Fair Hill, Md., concludes the series on Sunday, April 21, Easter Sunday.

Fair Hill includes morning races geared to rising young jockeys and afternoon flat and timber races including a hurdle race for younger riders.

To celebrate Easter, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt and other activities for children.

 

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