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Didmarton Point-to-Point course located just off the A46 on the A433 in the
village of Didmarton is home to the Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt Point-to-Point
Fixture run every year on the first Saturday in March. It is an undulating
course on a hillside so makes for excellent viewing. It has been noted as a
well organized and popular meeting with plenty of tradestands and good parking.
With good refreshment facilities and if you dress for warmth, it makes a great
day out for the family and the seasoned racegoer. It celebrated its 50th
Anniversary as the venue for the hunts point-to-point meeting in 2006 and up
until 1956 was also used as the steeplechase course for the world famous
Badminton Horse Trials.
The course has produced some big race winners such as COOL DAWN (winner of the
1998 Cheltenham Gold Cup), RUSHING WILD (winner of the Cheltenham Foxhunters
and 2nd in the Gold Cup), EARTHMOVER (a winner of the Cheltenham Foxhunters
twice) and KATARINO (winner of the Triumph hurdle and the Aintree Foxhunter
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