Stevenstone Point-To-Point entries and form, Vauterhill, Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Members Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 14:45 Confined Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Open Maiden Race
7th 17:30 Mares Maiden Race

Going:  Good / Good to Firm and will be a​grivated on Saturday/Sunday. (Friday 1st May)

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The Stevenstone meeting at Vauterhill, High Bickington, offers a great way to enjoy the scenic countryside on Bank Holiday Monday May 4th.

On course facilities are hot refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands.

The course is located at High Bickington (signed from A377,A3124 & B3217) Post code EX37 9BT. Entrance is £10 car & driver, £20 car driver and passenger, £30 per car load, under sixteens go free.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
(c) = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2014/15 form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form.

No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Useful Information

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Modbury Harriers Point-To-Point entries and form, Flete Park, Saturday, 2nd May 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Open Maiden Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 4m Ladies Open Race
4th 15:55 2m4f Open Maiden Race
5th 16:30 Mens Open Race
6th 17:05 Confined Race

Going: Good to Firm. Watering and raining. (Friday 1st May 2015)

Preview extract

Another bumper weekend of Point-to-Point horse racing is in store this weekend in the Devon & Cornwall Area, where the Modbury Harriers host their meeting at Flete Park on Saturday 2nd May. The Stevenstone  then stage their meeting on Bank Holiday Monday May 4th, at High Bickington.

Pony racing will head up the action at Flete Park, with two pony races commencing at 1pm, followed by the main six race card which starts at 2pm. Picnics will be brimming again, and this course offers fabulous hill park viewing, with the racetrack below, enclosing on course facilities such as bar, bookies, hot refreshments and a host of trade stands.

The course is located at Ermington, nr Ivybridge. Postcode PL21 9NX. Entrance is £10 car & driver, £20 per car and passengers.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
(c) = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2014/15 form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form.

No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Ugborough Beacon (2.1 miles)

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PtPRC: HUNTER CHASE SCHEDULE: MAY 1ST – MAY 15TH

News : General : Weatherbys Point-to-Point 29th April 2015.

Seventeen further Hunters’ Chases are scheduled for the first half of May as seen on the table below, giving a huge variety of races over many distances spread from the south coast of England to Perth in the north.

Amonst them is the 7 race evening meeting at Fontwell, which grows in popularity with each year and again includes a race for Lady Riders, one for Mares and an Area Novice Final.

Also during the period is the very first ever DBS Spring Sales “Point-to-Point” Bumper Final at Aintree, a Class 3 event with a very generous £10,000 prize fund, a race which has been so well received by many people who are buying young horses with a view to selling them on for a career in the professional game.

Two other points that should be noted with races in this first half of May are firstly, the race at Wincanton on 12th of May is now an Open, no longer restricted to “Lady Amateur Riders”, as is written in the Planner, and secondly, Wednesday May 13th at Perth Hunt is a further ROA Jackpot Day, and as a result the winning connections of the successful horse in the hunters’ chase that day will be eligible to the bonus provided that they are members of the ROA on that raceday. Further details of the scheme can be seen on:

http://www.racehorseowners.net/en/news/index.cfm/jackpot-entries

Runner numbers have held up well recently, and there has been some competitive racing. Now we look forward to the imminent Cheltenham Evening Meeting on Wednesday of this week where a massive entry of 155 has been received over the 7 races.

 

Date Course Distance Added Money Entries Close Race No.
 May 1st Bangor-on-Dee 3m Nov £2,000 Apr 25th  02526
 May 2nd Hexham 3m 1f Mdn £5,000 Apr 27th  02544
 May 5th Exeter 3m Int. Area Final £3,200 Apr 29th  02585
 May 5th Fakenham 3m Open £2,500 Apr 29th  02596
 May 6th Uttoxeter 2m 6f Open £2,000 Apr 30th  02627
 May 7th Newton Abbot 3m 2f Open £2,000 May 1st  02645
 May 12th Southwell 2m 4f Open £3,000 May 6th  02756
 May 12th Wincanton 2m 4f Open £2,000 May 6th  02767
 May 13th Perth Hunt 3m Open £3,000 May 7th  02787
 May 14th Fontwell Park 2m 6f Mdn £1,500 May 8th  02806
 May 14th Fontwell Park 3m 2f Mares £2,000 May 8th  02802
 May 14th Fontwell Park 2m 2f Open £2,000 May 8th  02805
 May 14th Fontwell Park 3m 2f Novice £2,000 May 8th  02803
 May 14th Fontwell Park 2m 4f Area Novice £1,500 May 8th  02807
 May 14th Fontwell Park 2m 6f Ladies £2,000 May 8th  02804
 May 14th Fontwell Park 3m 4f Open £3,000 May 8th  02801
 May 15th Aintree 2m 1f Bumper Fnl £10,000 (Class 3) May 9th  02814

Point-to-Pointing joins crucial jump racing review

Point-to-pointing has gained a place on the review of jump racing announced earlier this month.

Nick Sutton, a former amateur rider and now a board member on the Point-to-Point Authority, is to represent the sport in a review chaired by former Cheltenham managing director Edward Gillespie. It is the first for 11 years and aims to garner observations from across the sport.

Point-to-pointing joins Gillespie’s committee alongside trainers, the betting industry, media & PR, racecourses, owners and the British Horseracing Authority.

Nick Sutton says: “I am looking forward to being the voice of point-to-pointing on the committee, although we have a lot of friends already at the table, including Richard Russell, who handles races planning for the BHA and is also helping with our own race planning

“Jump racing and pointing have worked hand in glove for decades – as one example we supply it with riders and horses, and we take in former handicappers – and with 2,700-plus horses, some 600 riders and 190 meetings we represent a big chunk of jump racing.

“We want to ensure any recommendations made by the review avoid negative impact on our sport, so I am delighted we are now officially represented.”

Edward Gillespie says: “Point-to-pointing was going to be consulted as part of the process, but gaining Nick means we have an able new committee member – we are in for a busy few months, taking views and concerns about the sport.

“Point-to-pointing is one of the roots of jump racing, a seed bed for future trainers and jockeys, and a source of horses – it is totally integrated with racing under Rules, and what is good for one is good for the other.”

No date has been given for the completion of the review, although it is tied in with the fixture process for 2016 and aims to report before next year’s meetings are finalised.

Further information from the Point-to-Point Authority: 01285 841920

PREVIEW: STEVENSTONE POINT-TO-POINT AT VAUTERHILL ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY, 4th MAY 2015

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The Stevenstone meeting at Vauterhill, High Bickington, offers a great way to enjoy the scenic countryside on Bank Holiday Monday May 4th. This fixture now has seven races on offer which start with the Lomas family-sponsored Members race at 2pm, which is in memory of Major Jack & Mrs Margaret Lomas. Entries include Just Seven from the Roy Smith yard, looking to follow up on their five lengths second at Littlewindsor. Ahh Bless, trained by Carol Lawrence is another to consider, having been in the frame on two of his outings this season when third at Buckfastleigh and Great Trethew.

Davisons Chartered Accountants-sponsored Restricted race looks very competitive, two of the recent Sarah Prouse-trained winners are entered, Beetle Jack and Cracking Habit both won their maiden races at Upcott Cross, with Cracking Habit clocking up a quick time under jockey Darren Edwards. Templeton from Kayley Woollacotts team ran a good one length second in a 16 runner Restricted at Kilworthy, and Gleannacreim for Charlotte Hawker conections is another to have run well in Restricted company.

In the Holiday Cottages-sponsored Mixed open, Steeltown, another from the Woollacott team, has already has his nose in front this season, winning his race by 22 lengths at Cotley. Welstonedruid is another who could run well after his break since winning at Great Trethew in March.

Jepeck is currently on four wins out of six starts, his latest win came at Upcott Cross, he should run well here in the Kivells-sponsored Confined race. Minella Web, also from the Woollacott team took his Intermediate race at Kilworthy in March in a notably quick time and could be the bookies favourite.

In the Wades-sponsored Intermediate race, Hallo Dolly is an interesting entry, having been off the track for two years, she was in the frame on all six of her starts up until then, including two wins at Trebudannon. Both King Kash after his second to Diamond Brook at Cherrybrook, and Pasternak Jack after his recent Flete Park win under jockey Heidi Lewis could head the field.

Suggestions in the Brewer Harding & Rowe-sponsored Open Maiden race are Whatastormnorm after his notable second and third at the Great Trethew meetings, also entry High Priority from the Keith Cumings team, having scored a four-length second behind Applesolutely at Flete Park.

The final race of the day, is the Jockey Club Mares Maiden race, which is being run in memory of Jane Wickett. Reuben Chapman’s horses have been running well this season, and this race could see Onwegoagain follow up on his recent second to Annwyl at Upcott Cross.

On course facilities are hot refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands.

The course is located at High Bickington (signed from A377,A3124 & B3217) Post code EX37 9BT. Entrance is £10 car & driver, £20 car driver and passenger, £30 per car load, under sixteens go free.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Warkleigh (3.7 miles)

BBC Travel News: DevonCornwallSomerset;

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PREVIEW: MODBURY HARRIERS POINT-TO-POINT AT FLETE PARK ON SATURDAY 2nd MAY 2015

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Written by: Donna Harris

Another bumper weekend of Point-to-Point horse racing is in store this weekend in the Devon & Cornwall Area, where the Modbury Harriers host their meeting at Flete Park on Saturday 2nd May. The Stevenstone  then stage their meeting on Bank Holiday Monday May 4th, at High Bickington.

Pony racing will head up the action at Flete Park, with two pony races commencing at 1pm, followed by the main six race card which starts at 2pm. Picnics will be brimming again, and this course offers fabulous hill park viewing, with the racetrack below, enclosing on course facilities such as bar, bookies, hot refreshments and a host of trade stands.

The opening Daniels Plant Hire-sponsored Maiden race has attracted 21 entries, in which Follow The Paint is a suggestion after his neck second at this meeting two weeks ago. Bollin Spark is another to note having been only a length down in third.

Nudge The Nugget could go well in the Stanley Carpets-sponsored Restricted race, having won his maiden race here for the Lewis team under daughter jockey Heidi Lewis. Doyen Dynamo also catches the eye, after his maiden win at Kilworthy and second in a restricted race at Kingston St Mary. Johnny No Cash is another that could run well for trainer Nikki Frost, having finished second here under Hannah Welch at the Dartmoor meeting.

The Ladies open race has been sponsored by the Pinsent family, and could be a good battle between two of the local ladies. With Bryony Frost having ridden Bellflower Boy well to finish second in the Open race at the Dartmoor meeting here. Hannah Welch will be looking to challenge after putting up a good performance with Ladyvie, having finished second in the confined race that day.

Whatastormnorm could go off favourite in the 2m 4f Open Maiden race, having impressed on both of his outings so far this season for trainer Robert Chanin. Milan Of Crystal ran a creditable third here for the Frost family and looks to have plenty more to offer.

Trainer Ed Walker holds three of the eight entries for the Totnes & Bridgetown Mens Open race, Hameldown Tor was on a hat-trick of wins, including a win here at the latest Dartmoor meeting, jockey Robbie Henderson was then unlucky to be unseated last weekend at the Axe Vale meeting. Level Spirit also won his race at the Dartmoor meeting and could well be back for more. Before The War also has strong claims with two previous wins at this course. Right Enough will need to improve on his previous run, but is a known course specialist.

The Meadowside & St Francis-sponsored Confined race closes the days events. This race could be one for local owner/trainer/jockey Jennifer Davenport on Mic’s Delight. They are yet to compete at this track, but have been in the frame on all six of their starts so far this season, including a win at Bishops Court. One of their main challengers could be Level Spirit, if connections chose this in preference to  the previous Open race for him.

The course is located at Ermington, nr Ivybridge. Postcode PL21 9NX. Entrance is £10 car & driver, £20 per car and passengers.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Ugborough Beacon (2.1 miles)

BBC Travel News: DevonCornwallSomerset;

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Announcer needed for the Modbury Harriers at Flete Park on Saturday

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Tuesday 28th April 2015, 21:19

Thank you very much to those who came forward to help out the Modbury Harriers re announcer needed. We managed to twist Stafford Sampson’s arm almost as soon as our plea went online. 

Tuesday 28th April 2015

The Modbury Harriers are in desperate need of an announcer for their point to point races on Saturday. Mary Truman, who is the usual announcer, has broken her leg so is unable to be there. If anyone can help, please contact Claire Wonnacott on 07916 121437.

25% off for point-to-point fans on ladies’ night at Exeter May 5 – offer ends April 30

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Ladies’ Night at Exeter Racecourse on Tuesday, May 5 is when the glitz and glamour of racing descend on Haldon Hill. Young and old, male and female can enjoy a fantastic night out, with children aged 17 and under racing free, and fabulous prizes for the best ladies and gentlemen.

Six exciting races begin at 5.50pm and feature the final of the prestigious Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Series which is the climax to ten qualifying point-to-point races held throughout Devon and Cornwall. Then a disco will reverberate across the racecourse as revellers dance the night away.

For those wanting to make it an extra special night, enjoy a meal in the Desert Orchid Restaurant, or buy a special Haldon package which includes premier admission then dance the night away.

There is also 25 per cent off all tickets purchased prior to midnight on April 30 and Grandstand and Paddock tickets are just £10 per person for groups of ten or more. Please quote P2P15 when booking tickets.

Dress to your best and win a one-night stay for two at the Glazebrook House Hotel in South Brent, a luxury hotel that has been revamped under the direction of premium British designer Timothy Oulton. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, this boutique hotel has nine completely unique rooks and an amazing restaurant headed by MasterChef: The Professionals quarterfinalist Ben Palmer.

There are also fabulous hampers to win donated by Devon Hampers, including for all the finalists, containing luxurious Devon made produce and goody bags filled with gorgeous products from Clarins. For the best dressed males, beer is the order of the day, kindly donated by Otter Ales.

General manager Daniel Thompson said: “We have some incredible prizes this season for the best dressed ladies and gentlemen so its worth getting dressed up and catching the eyes of the judges for the chance to win.”

The first race gets under starters orders at 5.50pm. A free bus to the racecourse leaves Exeter St Davids at 4.15pm and Exeter Bus and Coach Station at 4.30pm and returns 30 minutes after the last race.

To pre-book tickets call the ticket hotline 0844 5793005 or visit Exeter.thejockeyclub.co.uk

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UNIQUE BUMPER PUTS BRITISH POINTERS IN SPOTLIGHT

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British point-to-point trainers have been given a ground-breaking new race to aim at, and have until Monday evening to qualify a horse.

The £10,000 DBS Spring Sale Point-to-Point Bumper Final takes place over two miles and one furlong at Aintree on May 15 and is open to any four-, five- or six-year-old horse that finishes in the first three in a race for maidens this season – the forthcoming Bank Holiday meetings on Monday provide the final chance to qualify, and, uniquely, the bumper is open to horses kept in point-to-point yards.

Jack Barber, who is based in Dorset and is running away with the champion point-to-point trainer’s title, says: “I think the DBS point-to-point bumper is a great idea because it is a chance to give a young horse another experience, without having to send it to a licensed trainer.”

Northamptonshire trainer Gerald Bailey says: “The DBS bumper is a good idea if it raises the profile of young pointers trained in Britain,” while Pembrokeshire-based Robert Luke says: “It’s a good initiative and I’m keen to support it.”

The DBS Point-to-Point Bumper will be the first time trainers of pointers in Britain have the opportunity to run a horse in a bumper (or National Hunt Flat race), a type of race hitherto restricted to licensed trainers, and, since it will provide a perfect opportunity to showcase a young horse’s talents, the first three will be offered a place in DBS’s prestigious Spring Sale (May 18 to 20).

Point-to-pointing in Britain is highly-regarded for the quality of its courses, overall training and riding standards and for its ability to be a nursery for licensed jump racing, but until now its horses have had no opportunity to display their talent in a bumper on a Grade One racecourse.

For further details contact Tim Kent at Doncaster Bloodstock Sales (07866 063759)

www.goffsdbs.com

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