Racing Plus boost for Point-to-Point

  • Last Updated: November 21 2012, 9:51 GMT

Racing Plus will carry a new Point-to-Point section to coincide with the start of the season on Saturday.

Simon Claisse: Thrilled with new section

Racing Plus is published every Saturday which is particularly timely given that the bulk of Point-to-Point fixtures are staged at the weekend. The comprehensive pull-out section will contain entries, results, previews, reports, stats and features from the Point-to-Point world.

Simon Claisse, Chairman of the Point-to-Point Authority, said: "I cannot begin to tell you how pleasing it is that we have come to an agreement with Racing Plus which ensures that the sport of Point-to-Pointing receives the extensive coverage it so richly deserves.

"National media coverage is of paramount importance - not just for the thousands of Point-to-Point enthusiasts around the country, but also for the growth and development of the sport. We totally recognise the inherent need, in the battle for the leisure pound, to reach out to new audiences and attract fresh blood to the sport.

"The partnership that Racing Plus has with Racing UK delivers significant invaluable benefits which will include the promotion of Point-to-Point meetings through the channel, prior to the weekend's racing, and general promotion of the sport to Racing UK's burgeoning subscriber base."

This Saturday's edition will carry entries for the first meetings of the season at Black Forest Lodge and Cottenham on Sunday and also preview the season with input from the leading names in Point-to-Pointing.

Chris Smith, the editor of Racing Plus, said: "Point-to-Point enthusiasts will be fully catered for by our comprehensive pull-out, which will include cards, form, results and editorial, and we look forward to hopefully welcoming plenty of new readers to Racing Plus."