9 February 2018



Excitement is building for the 2018 Hampshire Hunt Point to Point at Hackwood Park near Basingstoke, which takes place on Sunday 11 March 2018.  This popular event has become a firm favourite in the calendar for families, those who love the countryside and of course racing fans, with a great programme of activities throughout the day.

The day starts with The Lucy Lines Leading Rein Dash at 11.30 followed by a parade of hounds at 12 noon.  Racing proper gets underway at 1pm with six races scheduled:

10.30 Gates open

11.30 Lucy Lines Leading Rein Dash

11.50 Rhiannon Lines Pony Scurry

12.00 Hound Parade

13.00 the Sofas and Stuff Restricted Race

13.35 the Moore Blatch Mixed Open Race

14.10 the NFU Basingstoke 4, 5 and 6 year old Open Maiden Race

14.45 the Gwynne Dental Hampshire Hunt Conditions Race

15.20 the Jude Becher CA Club Members Race for Veteran and Novice Riders

15.55 the Quilter Cheviot Open Maiden Race

Racing at Hackwood Park is always entertaining.  Last year’s event attracted more than 80 entries with some thrilling racing over the three mile course which has a mixture of permanent and portable fences, a downhill back straight and an uphill finish.

In addition to the racing, entertainment includes a fun fair, bouncy castle and face painting for the kids, plus trade stands including artwork, jewellery, fashion, country clothing, hats and gifts.  New for 2018: a Food Village offering pizzas, homemade pies, cakes, cocktails, a selection of alcoholic drinks plus tea and coffee.

Entry costs £10.00 per adult; under 16s go free.  It costs £10 per car for standard parking in the inner ring.  Premium numbered finish line parking can be pre-booked for £50 per car if payment is received by 1 March. All Advance ticket sales to be made via the website www.hackwoodparkracecourse.co.uk

Charlie Corbett of the Hampshire Hunt commented “We’re looking forward to a fantastic day of racing with lots of fun to for everyone, both on and off the racetrack. This is a great community event loved by all and we’re extremely grateful to all our very generous sponsors.” 


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Race Track Address: Hackwood Park, Tunworth Road, off A339, RG25 2JZ.

For more information please contact:

Annabel Hillary on 07884 430862 or

© Hackwood Park Racecourse 2018.