Camel Racing - Yes!

First brought to Northaw in 2011. We race again next year on 25th May 2015. Camel owners can provide their own jockeys, but NOT us! We provide our own. We share the profits with The Herts Air Ambulance and look for jockeys prepared to raise sponsorship. Go on - have a go!

enfield chace hunt camel racingOn the day we shall also have Hound Racing, Shetland Pony Racing, Bring-your-own-Dog racing. Bookies will be in attendance. Refreshments. There will be some side-shows and a Trade Stands. We will have a Big Wheel and Helter Skelter along. The fun starts around midday with last race around 5pm.

  • Ferret racing
  • Fun fair
  • Dog Scurry

Enquiries to camels@rableyheath.co.uk or phone 07860 911347

Enfield Chace Point to Point

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MAY'S MEETINGS' REPORTS :

Well The Sun does indeed shine on The Righteous , which incs the Enfield Chace

MAY 4th saw a massive crowd of Punters descend on The Northaw Point to Point Course :

3 Pony Racing Association races followed by six Point to Point races

A dozen bookies and The Tote kept very busy

Excellent parking , inc Disabled. Excellent viewing

1st Class back up by 3 Doctors, 3 Ambulances , 3 Vets

Very competent equine facilities inc a Farrier and Mobile Water Bowser , the latter which was deployed at full safe speed to one incident on The Finishing Straight

Very good catering trailers , a Band and Licensed Bar

Many trade stands and children's rides. Many people brought their own picnics along ;

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MAY 25th Another massive crowd to watch and take part in :

CAMEL , Yes ! real Camels, jockeyed by our own riders

Shetland Ponies , So colourful and professional. Cobs Light & Heavy weights ; Great fun

Hounds racing over straw bales !

Many families brought their own dogs to race

Bookies very busy again

More excellent catering , inc licensed bar. Much picnicking

Traditional Fun Fair inc shooting gallery , BIG wheel, Swing Boats, Helter Skelter etc

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*** BOTH MEETING WILL BE REPEATED NEXT YEAR ON MAY 2nd AND MAY 30th ** MAKE A NOTE OF THE DATES

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MURDER MYSTERY EVENING planned for 4 July 2015 is indefinitely postponed ; WATCH THIS SPACE !

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enfield chace pointtopoint1The Enfield Chace NORTHAW RACES have been in existence on our Northaw site since the 1930s when the then Prince of Wales rode in one of the races!  After the 2nd World War we moved to a different course returning to Northaw in 1968.  More history of Northaw Races.

 

Point-to-Point racing is run under strict Jockey Club ruling by The Point-to-Point Authority (PPA).  The PPA stipulate that entry charges are to be per person with cars free and children U14 free. Each horse has to qualify by hunting 3 times with with a pack. Meetings are held throughout The UK with one meeting per year per Hunt.  The season now runs from mid November to late May. We secured The First May Day Bank Holiday Monday date.

 

The races involve Race-Horses racing over a 3 mile course with 18 birch fences, 1.3 metres high and 2.5 metre spread.  An Open Ditch setup is included too.
We will always put on 6 races, sometimes having to divide where declared numbers exceed our safety factor of 16. We are an officially appointed Pony Racing Championship course and this year we had 4 pony races in addition to the Point-to-Pointers: these always provide very good sport!
Amongst other well renowned riders, We had The Two Andrews sisters racing this year, both having won at Cheltenham earlier in the year.

 

The course preparation is meticulously overseen by our Chairman and Clerk of The Course, Douglas Pirie, himself once a jockey.  Under enfield chace pointtopoint2Douglas, Team Northaw produce a much-admired and exciting course.  David Ringer, our resident BHA Course Inspector and also The UK's Chief Course Inspector, Richard Linley are always very congratulatory. 


Viewing is idyllic, on a hillside with spectacular views of most of the course and the wonderful countryside: Northaw Church is rather a special backdrop.  Over the last decade hard ground has been a problem; A problem suitably addressed by The Committee and our resident Contractor Alan Fitzjohn has enlarged our pond, more of a lake now, to hold near 100,000 gallons which we can spread over the course in days leading up to the event.

 

Bookies and The Tote in attendance.  There are always a good range of quality Trade Stands and children's sideshows; A Saville Row tailor declared a suit bought from Embassy as excellent ; The purchaser has since approached the trader and bought two more!

 

We are always willing and indeed keen to hear constructive comments on our running of The Point-to-Point at Northaw.


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Course and race day enquiries: 07860 911347. 

 

Enfield Chace Point to Point Corporate HospitalityLOCATION:

Both The Point-to-Point and Camel racing takes place at Coleshill, Northaw, EN6 4NT.  Click for map.


This is on The B156 Potters Bar to Cuffley Road.  Northaw Road West and 300 yards to the west of Cattlegate Road junction with Northaw Road East/West.


Nearest junctions off M25, 25 at Enfield or 24 at Potters Bar.