About Us

A bit more about Garthorpe, who runs it and how it works.

How Does Garthorpe Work?

The racecourse is managed by The Melton Hunt Club on behalf of landowner Buckminster Estates. MHC maintains the permanent infrastructure — track, fences and stewards' enclosure — while the committees who run each race-day are responsible for any temporary features such as signage and roped-off areas

There are currently five race-days each year. The three hunts whose countries abut in Melton — the Belvoir, Cottesmore and Quorn — are each invited to organise one race-day. An adjacent hunt, currently the Meynell and South Staffordshire, is also invited to do so. The MHC itself also organises its own race-day.

The organisation of each day is largely the responsibility of the individual point-to-point committees. Each committee will set its own entry prices, delineate car parking areas, assign positions for trade stands and so on.

Who's Who at Garthorpe?

The indomitable team who keep Garthorpe in running order throughout the season.


Jim Culloty at Garthorpe
Clerk of the Course


Joey Newton


Anna Saunders
Secretary, Midlands Pointing

Our Vets

The vets who give their time to us free of charge so that the best possible care is available at all times.

Oakham Vet Hospital

Oakham Veterinary Hospital
Veterinary Partner

Home Farm Equine

Home Farm Equine
Veterinary Partner

Tower Equine

Tower Equine
Veterinary Partner

Medical Cover

Our brilliant team of Doctors

Mr Richard Power, Dr Chris Rollason, Dr Simon Wooding, Dr Simon Tordoff, Mr Steff Hutchings, Dr Nick Foster,  Dr David Shearn, Mr Doug Hartley, Mr Tim Terry.

Our Sponsors

Garthorpe race meetings could not take place without the help of our valuable sponsors.

Alpha Drain Services
Belvoir Crrcket
Buscot Park
Carrington Bloodstock
Connolly's Red Mills
Coppice Homes
Country and Equestrian Logo
Davidsons Homes
Dickinson & Morris Logo
Fairfax Saddles
Fine & Country Logo
The Fox & Hounds, Knossington
Fox Land Rover
Goffs UK Logo
Hampden Capital
Ineos Grenadier Logo
JRL Group Logo
Jupiter Asset Management
King West Logo
Melton Mowbray market
NFU Mutual
Premier Equestrian Logo
R&R Country
Renovation Underwriting
Retraining of Racehorses logo
Roade Fibres
Robert Whowell and Partners Logo
Rural Insight Land and Development Logo
Saffery Logo
southwell racecourse
Spillers Feeds
Tattersalls Cheltenham Logo
The George Bar, Oakham
The Jockey Club Logo
Thoroughbred Breeders Association
Whatton Sporting
William Hercock Logo
Witham Hall School Logo
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