About the races
The Enfield Chace NORTHAW RACES have been in existence on our Northaw site since the 1930s when the then Prince of Wales rode in one of the races! After the 2nd World War we moved to a different course returning to Northaw in 1968.
Both days are a chance to enjoy horse or camel racing in wonderful Hetrfordshire countryside with the whole family. Many people bring their own picnics or barbecues and serve from the back of their cars. There is a lovely, happy atmosphere and plenty to do including shopping, licensed bar, children’s side shows, bookies, food and drink stands and, of course, the races themselves.
"A much-admired race course"
Under Douglas, Team Northaw produce a much-admired race course. David Ringer, our resident BHA Course Inspector, and also Richard Linley, the UK's Chief Course Inspector, are always very congratulatory. The race course is over 3 miles with 18 birch fences which are 1.3 metres high and 2.5 metre wide. An Open Ditch setup is included too so there’s plenty of excitement. There are nine races on the day but we sometimes have to divide where declared numbers exceed our safety factor of 16.
The course preparation is meticulously overseen by our Chairman and Clerk of The Course, Douglas Pirie, himself once a jockey.
We are an officially appointed Pony Racing Championship course for East Anglia and run under strict Jockey Club ruling by The Point-to-Point Authority (PPA).
How to get here
Both The Point-to-Point and Camel racing takes place at Coleshill, Northaw, EN6 4NT.
This is on The B156 Potters Bar to Cuffley Road. Northaw Road West and 300 yards to the west of Cattlegate Road junction with Northaw Road East/West.
Nearest junctions off M25, 25 at Enfield or 24 at Potters Bar.