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(Photograph supplied by Melissa Bastin)

The course

The current racecourse was the brainchild of Johnny Wills, John Phillips and Charlie Brooks and is relatively new, having moved from Heythrop to Cocklebarrow back in 2014.  Between them, they built the course from scratch. The fences are inviting and well positioned/sited and it is now one of the very best tracks in the country, renowned for its fantastic drainage and excellent viewing from the infamous mound stand.

As part of our continuous improvement program, the course was verti-drained in Dec 2018 which has made a noticeable improvement.  It runs left handed and is wide and rectangular in shape with a distance of about 1m2f with minor undulations, built on site of former wheat fields. It is quick-draining Cotswold brash soil which is likely to ensure the surface doesn't become too testing, perfect for an early season outing.  Portable fences are all metal-framed, well built and up to size.

There will be three pony races starting around 1030hrs before the main Point-to-Point racing at 12 noon.

Race 1:  7 furlong 138cms & under OPEN (Div 1)

Race 2:  7 furlong 138cms & under OPEN (Div 2)

Race 3:  9 furlong 148cms & under OPEN 

In addition to the main prizes, there will also be a prize for the highest placed Heythrop member of each race and the Twiston-Davies Cup which will be given to best Heythrop overall.


Course Inspection

Following the inspection this morning, we are delighted to say that the course has been declared fit to go.  We very much look forward to seeing you later.


Pony racing entries close at 2000hrs on Sunday 14th January.  Entries can be made online at  Racing will take place before the Point-to-Point racing.  For any queries, please call the secretary, Mrs Cathy Twiston-Davies on 07778 000 419 or email her  For Point-to-Point entries, these close on Monday 15th January at 1230hrs.

Owners & Riders' admission

Tickets will be emailed prior to the race day and admit the Rider only. Guests can purchase their entrance via this website or may be charged a premium admission at the gate.


Unfortunately there will be NO schooling available this year.


Click on the following video to experience the thrill of Cocklebarrow!