First races on Sunday

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THE Cottesmore Point-to-Point races will be held at Garthorpe on Sunday with the first race scheduled for midday.

A mammoth field of 153 entries have registered for the day, which will be the first of five meetings at this course in 2012.

Punters will have a choice of the bookmakers or the Tote for betting purposes. The Grumpy Huntsman licensed bar will once again be open and local rider Philip Andrew will be running a hog roast.

There will also be a large selection of trade stands and refreshment stalls as well as a children’s play area.

Garthorpe is on the B676, six miles east of Melton Mowbray. Admission costs £10 per person (including the car park) with U16s admitted free.

Race cards cost £2.50 each or two for £3.00.