This link is strong, but how strong is the link between point-to-pointing and racing?
On the other hand, most professional participants in jump racing believe that a ban will seriously damage their branch of the sport, arguing that jump racing feeds off point-to-pointing, which needs hunting to sustain it.
have on point-to-pointing and, by extension, National Hunt racing.
The submission stated: 'The BHB believes that a ban on hunting with dogs would severely undermine the present scale of point-to-pointing, and this in turn would have a damaging impact on British racing, hitting quality, the bloodstock industries, reducing the number of runners, cutting revenue and threatening jobs.
Young horses, jockeys, staff, owners and racegoers will no longer graduate from point-to-pointing to jump racing, certainly not in the same numbers.
Di Arbuthnot, director of the BHB's Retraining of Racehorses, says: 'Between May 1 and September 15 this year, 325 jump horses were sold privately or given away for hacking or hunting, and 463 horses were sold through public auctions, many of whom would also go hunting or point-to-pointing.
They have given themselves a problem by making hunting a qualifying event for point-to-pointing, when there is no need to.
Attempting to quantify this effect is tricky since those hoping to avoid a ban dismiss suggestions that drag hunting is a viable alternative and are reluctant to discuss the contingency plans that are being developed to secure the future of point-to-pointing.
We can't be sure, but I am worried that, if hunting goes, point-to-pointing will go.
I have about five horses a year that have come from point-to-pointing, but other trainers, such as Henrietta Knight and Robert Alner, have more, although most are from Irish point-to-points.
Point-to-pointing probably won't disappear but there will be less of it, and it will be different.
In this area, there is little interest in Flat racing and the people who are involved in jump racing are also involved in hunting and point-to-pointing.