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 7TH 2018 WILL SEE THE RETURN OF OUR POINT TO POINT STEEPLECHASE RACING
Usual format but more TRADE STANDS
BOOKIES AND TOTE TO TAKE YOUR BETS AND PAY OUT AS AND WHEN / IF !
FULL REFRESHMENT FACILITIES OR WHY NOT BRING YOUR OWN AND PICNIC / BBQ UNTIL DUSK !
DOGS WELCOME ON LEADS
CHILDREN'S RIDES

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CAMELS ARE BACK ON 28 MAY 2018  !!! 
WHERE WE WILL RACE CAMELS ( YES real ones ) , YOUR OWN DOGS , SHETLAND PONIES, HUNTERS , HOUNDS ETC

  • £10 ADULT ENTRANCE ;   CARS FREE ;  GATES OPEN 10AM ;  FIRST RACE 12 NOON
  • LICENSED BAR AND REFRESHMENT WAGONS....OR BRING YOUR OWN PICNIC AND STAY UNTIL DUSK !
  • CHILDRENS RIDES ;  FACE PAINTER
  • FUN FAIR INC BIG WHEEL ETC

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POINT TO POINT MEETING REPORT 01 MAY 2017

Rain mid morning of any event is bad news and it did rain mid morn on 1st May 2017 !

So Gate was well down with subsequent losses

Racing was excellent with 94 entries ;

The 'Going' was officially GOOD towards FIRM in places but not hard
This achievement is down to meticulous attention of our Clerk of Course, Douglas Pirie  :
After such a near drought April the course needed a lot of care and attention
Douglas has calculated some 40mm comparative rain was put down .

Those who braved the weather had a damn good day , according to The Bookies anyway !


 

 

 

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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. 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 for East Anglia .

The course preparation is meticulously overseen by our Chairman and Clerk of The Course, Douglas Pirie, himself once a jockey.

enfield chace pointtopoint2Under Douglas, 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.