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Welcome to Edgcote Races

Bicester with Whaddon Chase meeting RESCHEDULED to Sunday 28th April 202

The South Midlands area welcomes  racing at Edgcote, north east of Banbury, by kind permission of the Wills Estates. Two point to point meetings are planned in 2024, The Bicester with Whaddon Chase on Sunday 28th April 2024 and the Grafton Hunt on Sunday 19th May 2024. 

What is a Point to Point?

"A Point-to-Point is a form of amateur horse racing over fences held at a variety of Point-to-Point racecourses throughout the UK. It's a great day out in the countryside where people come together to enjoy the sport and to socialise." 

A Bit of History...

Edgcote is located on old establised gallops where renowned National Hunt horses such as Royal Relief, Spanish Steps and Tiberetta were trained by Edward Courage in the 1950s and '60s.

Spanish Steps won the 1968 Tote Novice Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, the 1969 Hennessey Gold Cup, the Benson & Hedges Gold Cup and was 2nd in a King George and placed in Cheltenham Gold Cups. Spanish steps also placed mulitple times in the Grand National, including coming 4th behind red rum in 1973 which was possibly the greatest running of the race with all 4 first horses passed the post beating Golden Miller's then course record. Of course, he was just following in the family footsteps of his mother Tiberetta who had placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the race previously.