HIGH PEAK HUNT
Flagg Races 2014 Suspended
As you know Flagg Races Management Committee has strived to create a profitable and successful Point to Point meeting over many decades and it is after much discussion, soul searching and consideration that we advise you that we are suspending the event for 2014.
The principle drivers behind the decision fall into 3 categories:
Frailty in both committee and non-committee volunteers.
Financial exposure to Flagg Races and the High Peak Hunt
Likelihood of attracting low numbers of runners and therefore providing poor sport for our spectators and supporters.
The committee is not at full strength and fresh blood does not seem to be available. The critical elements needed to stage such an event are in jeopardy without a fully committed team. Similarly the huge amount of volunteer support for setting up and managing the event during the day is also diminishing and again this is potentially, seriously detrimental to the success of the meeting.
The cost of staging Flagg Races is high. Cancellations cost dearly with over £15k being lost in the last two years due to weather related cancellations. Whilst the Point to Point Authority has been helpful, the existing funds are insufficient to cover the cost in the event of a last minute abandonment. This in turn threatens the High Peak Hunt's already stretch financial situation.
Our plan is to re-build the committee and look at ways to attract more runners in time to run in 2015.
If you are able to help in anyway, either by volunteering to join the committee, help on the day or sponsorship, we would love to hear from you.
contact in the first instance: Fiona Shipley on 01889 500223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year on Easter Tuesday, thousands of enthusiastic spectators enjoy Flagg Races on Flagg Moor, the thrilling spectacle of thoroughbreds racing across spectacular open countryside in the heart of Derbyshire's glorious Peak District National Park.
Flagg Races is unique as a Point-to-Point course in that it is the only remaining Point-to-Point meeting to run the Hunt Members' race over natural hunting country.
It's a wonderful day out for the whole family - please come and join us!
Doges are welcome on leads. Gates open @ 11am.
Pony Racing is followed by six Point-to-Point races.
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