Overton Farm hosts point-to-point this weekend

Thrills and spills...at Overton Farm on Saturday
Thrills and spills...at Overton Farm on Saturday

IT’S once again time for punters to look out their binoculars and form guides and head to Overton Farm in Crossford this Saturday, March 22.

Around 4000 people are expected to flock to the 11th annual Lanark and Renfrewshire and Eglinton point-to-point meeting, Clydesdale’s best attended sporting event.

“I think this is such a popular event because of the work we do in getting companies to come to our hospitality tent,” said organiser Willie Young.

“The support we get from these companies makes it a very social day.

“The hospitality has always been good since the very first year we staged this event. It has continued to improve year by year and now has a prominent place in the Clydesdale sporting calendar.

“I think there will be a big crowd of around 4000. Hopefully we will get some good weather and that will bring them out in spectacular numbers.”

For more on this story pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.