FAQs

What is a Point-to-Point?

The name Point-to-Point, and indeed Steeplechase, harks back to the first recorded race, between the two Tipperary villages of Doneraile and Buttevant in 1784. The race was between two points, the steeples of the churches in each village, and each rider took his own line between the two.  The winner was a Mr Blake.

How many races will there be?

There are a minimum of six steeplechases, generally every 30 minutes. You’ll find respective start times for each meeting in the Race Conditions under the Owners & Trainers menu tab.  

Is there any public transport to Barbury?

There are no bus services to Barbury. Taxis run from the centre of town or from the rail station in Swindon.

Where can I park?

Public parking is free. You can park, have a picnic, or come over to the main Paddock area to eat and drink. There are also Reserved Car places for individual fixtures where you will be allocated a trackside parking place by the rail. These are best ordered in advance.

Is there a charge for children?

No, Under 16s are admitted free. There's plenty of space for them to let off steam.

Is there a dress code for the races?

No, it's a relaxed informal event; bring wellies though and warm weather gear! There's no hard standing, and Barbury is often a windswept place.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome, but only on a lead. Generally loose dogs and horses lead to loose dogs and loose horses. Please help us keep the event safe for horse and rider.

How do I find the runners?

In advance of the meeting, visit www.pointtopoint.co.uk for details of each race. On the day, buy the official racecard, which is full of information about the day, including runners, their colours and details of all the connections.

Can I eat or have a drink?

Yes, there's the Barbury Buttery, with a range of fast food options from home-grown organic pork baps, to pizza and Mediterranean wraps. There's also a licensed bar - for craft ales, spirits and wines. 

You can also book a Barbury Brunch in our restaurant for January 14. Follow this link for more detail

Can I walk the course?

Yes, you are welcome to walk the course, but only the fences are stewarded, so please remember when the races take place. Please keep dogs on a lead as there are livestock in adjacent fields and plenty of pheasants too!

Can I bet?

Yes, we have bookmakers present. There is no tote. 

Is there a cashpoint?

There's no cashpoint on the course, but a hole in the wall operates from the filling station on the A40 just outside Chiseldon and also in Marlborough town centre.

 

 

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Barbury, 3m N of Marlborough, off A346, Jn 15 M4

 

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