Subaru are proud to once again be a national sponsor of Point-to-Point. Subaru have committed to a third season of the Subaru Restricted Series, supporting Point-to-Pointing with 30 qualifiers around the country. This season the series once again boasts a prize fund of £10,000.
The first meeting of the Subaru series will take place at Cottenham on 27th November 2016 and this will kick off the Point-to-Point season. The series will culminate with a Grand Final over 2m 7f at Stratford Hunter’s Chase meeting on 9th June 2017.
Last season, Our Chief ridden by Martin McIntyre, owned by the White, Phippen and Finn Partnership and trained by Teresa Clark won the Subaru Restricted Series.
In addition to the restricted series, Subaru will again support the Subaru Restricted Championship now in its second season. The winner of the Subaru Restricted Championship will be announced at the end of season final at Stratford. The winning owner will receive the use of a Subaru Forester for a year.
Once a horse has been placed (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) in a Subaru Restricted qualifier they begin accumulating points towards the championship. Points will be awarded depending on the type of race run. Points will be awarded for races run prior to qualification.
Points will be awarded as follows:
Maiden Race --- 1st - 4 2nd - 2 3rd - 1
Restricted Race --- 1st - 5 2nd - 3 3rd - 1
Intermediate Race --- 1st - 6 2nd - 4 3rd - 1
Any other Point-to-Point Race --- 1st - 6 2nd - 4 3rd - 1
Open --- 1st - 7 2nd - 5 3rd - 2
Hunter Chase --- 1st - 10 2nd - 6 3rd - 4
Last season, the Subaru Restricted Championship was won by owner Steve Young, when his horse Northgeorge came third in the Subaru Restricted Series final, pushing him to the top of the Subaru Championship leaderboard. He received the use of a Subaru Forester for one year; he kindly donated his prize to the winning jockey Byron Moorcroft.
For further information on the Subaru Point-to-Point Series and Championship visit www.subaru.co.uk/point-to-point