Enjoy some high quality racing at the Point-to-Point

Horse racing

A total of 121 entries have been put forward for the Morpeth Point-to-Point horse races this Sunday at Tranwell.

The day kicks off at 12.15pm with three highly-competitive pony races.

Pony racing is often the entry point for young jockeys in the world of racing.

It is run to strict rules and the ponies look more like small race horses and are certainly very fit.

The main racing, which starts at 1pm, has attracted some very interesting entries, with the Walton’s Central Flame probably heading the market in the Ladies’ Open.

This horse won very impressively last time out at Alnwick and is surely headed for The Heart of all England Hunter Chase at Hexham in early May. But Scarlet Fire, who also won easily at Overton, will not go down without a fight.

The Members’ Race may be taken by Drew Holmes’ Beggar’s Velvet, but Val Jackson is not known for her lack of competitiveness and will press him hard with Wave Power.

Newyearsresolution is nothing but consistent and this horse, which was part of the team of three wins and two third-place finishes brought along by Simon Waugh last year, will be there at the finish.

But there are two newcomers to racing, Laura Fenwick and Sarah Middleton, and both will definitely be out to beat each other if not the rest of the field.

The Maiden Races produce some good horses to watch and Have One For Me, which blundered when leading last time, and Running Brook, which may prefer the shorter 2m4f race, should run well.

At Tranwell there is plenty of hard standing for parking, a bar, stalls, home-cooked food and of course the bookies. Entry is £10 per person, this includes a free racecard.