23 April 2018


The Vine and Craven hunt has announced that its annual point to point meeting at Hackwood Park, sponsored by wealth management company, JM Finn, will take place on Saturday 5 May.  The event is traditionally held on Easter Monday, but was postponed owing to heavy rain.

The meeting, which is a brand new date for the point to point calendar, will be a late afternoon/early evening event, taking advantage of the extra daylight.  A packed programme of racing, food and drink and shopping will keep the whole family entertained. 

Gates open at 1pm and the event starts with Pony Scurries at 3pm, which we are great fun to watch.  The six sponsored races will start at 4.30pm and the event will close at around 7.45pm.

With many point to point events cancelled in March owing to bad weather, the Vine and Craven JM Finn event is expected to draw in the crowds.  A great afternoon’s racing is expected, as the runners and riders take on the course’s downhill back straight and uphill finish, travelling over 4ft 3” jumps at speeds of up to 30 mph. 

Race Schedule:

  1. The J Passey & Son Countryside Alliance Club members Conditions Race for Novice Riders
  2. The At The Races Ladies Open Race
  3. The JM Finn Men’s Open Race
  4. The R Hunt Ltd Open Maiden Race
  5. The Fuller’s Brewery and the Jockey Club Open Maiden Race for Mares and Fillies Only
  6. The BFJ Consultants Ltd PPORA Club Members Conditions Race

Off the track there will be a beer tent open from 2pm, plus a variety of food and trade stands, bouncy castles to keep the kids entertained, while family boot picnics are welcomed.  Entry costs £10 per adult and under 16s go free.

Richard Fuller, Chairman of the Vine and Craven Hunt said: ‘We are thrilled to be re-scheduling our popular point to point for 5 May and we would like to thank JM Finn and all our sponsors for their continued support in making the new date possible.  The event promises to be a great afternoon out and we hope to see many of our regular supporters and look forward to welcoming new visitors too.’

Oliver Tregoning, head of marketing at JM Finn and Hampshire resident, commented: “We’ve sponsored a race at this meet for some years now, so this year, stepping up to be the main sponsor at such a well organised, family focussed event, is a natural progression for us.  We are looking forward to a great afternoon of racing”

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.vineandcravenhunt.co.uk/about-us/point-to-point.  Twitter: @VineCravenptp


For more information please contact:

Annabel Hillary on 07884 430862 or

Notes to editors:

About JM Finn

JM Finn is a wealth management firm that seeks to provide a personalised approach to investment and wealth management for today’s private investors and their advisers, by placing a dedicated investment manager as the central point of contact for all clients.

With over 100 investment professionals, JM Finn have funds under management and administration on behalf of over 15,000 clients (as at December 31st 2017).  The firm is headquartered in London and has four regional offices around the country.

JM Finn is a corporate partner of Surrey County Cricket Club, the Royal Academy and is sponsoring the Hampshire Country & Garden Festival, taking place at Bere Mill, Whitchurch on the 10th June 2018.

JM Finn are also sponsoring races at the following point-to-points:

  • Mendip Farmers, Stone Easton
  • Essex & Suffolk, Higham
  • Tedworth, Barbary Castle

JM Finn is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

© Hackwood Park Racecourse 2018.