Record crowd for the Bedale Point-to-Point

The Bedale Point-to-Point once again lived up to its reputation as an unmissable event on the North of England’s social calendar, attracting a bumper crowd estimated at over 7000 to the picturesque Hornby Castle venue.

The Zenith Chambers Hospitality Marquee offers guests a generous buffet lunch, afternoon tea and free bar!

Racegoers enjoyed six competitive races as well as the Scottish Grand National and Champion Hurdle from Ayr broadcast live on the McClarrons giant Screen. The feature Mens Open was won by Path to Freedom partnered by John Dawson who scored a double during the afternoon, while Becky Smith gave Meldrum Lad a great ride to lift the Ladies Open.

John Dawson and Path to Freedom hold off the challenge of Young Hurricane in the Mens’ Open.

Becky Smith and Meldrum Lad survive a blunder before winning the Ladies’ Open.

Results

Strutt & Parker Bedale and West of Yore Hunts Members Race
1st Hoping He’s Kean (Jamie Stewart)

Barkers of Northallerton Confined
1st Sherperds Cave (Jack Teal), 2nd Rattle The Cage, 3rd Carlos Gardel

Brymor Ice Cream Restricted Open
1st Monsun Storm (John Dawson), 2nd Miss Carney, 3rd Alright Marlene

Croptech Ladies Open
1st Meldrum Lad (Becky Smith), 2nd Buck Dancing, 3rd Bedford Forrest

George F White Mens Open
1st Path to Freedom (John Dawson), 2nd Young Hurricane, 3rd Hollow Tree

Biker Bespoke Open Maiden
1st Scarlett Peak (Joe Wright), 2nd Clashganny, 3rd Kimberley Boy

Bon Coeur Hornby Hunter Challenge
Winner: Becky Slinger on Sky

Five brave riders relax after tackling a circuit of the Hornby Castle course in the Hornby Challenge Ride

Picnicking in style in the Premium Car Park

Many Thanks to Nina Edminson for the Photos: www.nephotography.co.uk