Devon & Cornwall point-to-point area award 2015 and final standings

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4 POINTS WIN;  2 POINTS 2ND;  1 POINT 3RD.

Leading male rider: Peter Pearn Memorial Cup

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Leading male rider Darren Edwards receiving the Peter Pearn Memorial Cup at the Devon & Cornwall Point to Point end of season Dinner and Dance

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Darren Edwards 123 points
Will Biddick 112  points
Jamie Thomas 85 points
Robbie Henderson 64 points
Matt Hampton 55 points
John Mathias 46 points
Tom Chanin 45 points
David Noonan 43 points
Sean Houlihan 33 points
Jake Bament 24 points

Leading lady rider: JG Kellock Memorial Cup

Leading lady rider Leanda Tickle receiving the JG Kellock Memorial Cup at the Devon & Cornwall Point to Point end of season Dinner and Dance

LADIES’TITLE

Leanda Tickle 67 points
Jo Buck 47 points
Hannah Welch 39 points
Vicky Wade 35 points
Bryony Frost 34 points
Pippa Glanville 20 points
Heidi Lewis 20 points
Jennifer Davenport 16 points
Oliva Hutchins 13 points

Leading male novice rider:  

Leading male novice rider David Noonan receiving his award at the Devon & Cornwall area dinner and dance

NOVICE MEN’S TITLE (5 winners or less at start of season)

David Noonan 43 points
Sean Houlihan 33 points
Harry Cobden 21 points
Jake Bament 24 points
Ryan Chapman 14 points
Hedley Webb 11 points
Joe Drinkwater 8 points
Paul Thomas 6 points

Leading lady novice rider:

Leading lady novice rider Hannah Welch receiving her award at the Devon & Cornwall area dinner and dance

NOVICE LADIES’ TITLE (5 winners or less at start of season)

Hannah Welch 39 points
Pippa Glanville 20 points
Heidi Lewis 20 points
Jennifer Davenport 16 points
Olivia Hutchings 13 points
Emma Watson 8 points
Charlotte Prichard 8 points
Lucy Mager 7 points
Taylor Pook 7 points
Harriet Skinner 4 points

Leading owner: GK Probert Perpetual Challenge Cup :  

The Bradley Partnership (Miss Nicola Martin)  55 points

Owner/rider most points on one horse: Silver Ransome Perpetual Challenge Cup:

Jennifer Davenport received the Owner/rider most points on one horse award and Leading owner/rider/trainer award at the Devon & Cornwall Point to Point end of season Dinner and Dance

Jennifer Davenport – Mic’s Delight – 16 points

Leading veteran rider: Orchard Perpetual Challenge Cup;  

Leading veteran rider Alex Muirhead receiving his Orchard Perpetual Challenge Cup award at the Devon & Cornwall area dinner and dance

VETERAN TITLE

Alex Muirhead    3 points
Kim Courtauld    1 point

Leading horse:  Axminster Carpets Perpetual Challenge Cup

Dicky Bob – Miss Verity Nicholls – 20 points

Leading novice horse: Little Vanity Perpetual Challenge Cup:

Dicky Bob –Miss Verity Nicholls- 20 points

Leading mare ; Cornish Princess Perpetrual Challenge Cup;

Whenharrymetsally  – Mrs Hannah Broggio – 15 points

Leading veteran horse –  Anjubi Perpetual Challenge Trophy:

Bellflower Boy – Ben Robarts – 12  points

Owner/breeder: Seal Marine Perpetual Challenge Trophy

Ziggerson Hill –Miss Jackie Du Plessis – 9 points

Leading owner/rider/trainer: HJ Widdicombe Memorial Perpetual Challenge Trophy:

Jennifer Davenport – Mic’s Delight – 16 points

Rider gaining most points at single meeting: Prideaux Horse Perpetual ChallengeTrophy:  

Will Biddick receiving his Rider gaining most points at single meeting award at the Devon & Cornwall area dinner and dance

Will Biddick – 5 winners and a third = 21 points Dulverton West

Devon & Cornwall Bookmakers Perpetual Challenge Trophy – Rider longest official SP;

Mervyn Woodward – Highland Thistle 66-1 at Dulverton West

Western Morning News Trophy 2015 – best individual performance

Ryan Chapman receiving his award the Western Morning News silver salver from Frank Yeo at the Devon & Cornwall Point to Point Dinner and Dance. He also appeared on the sports page of The Western Morning News following the awards ceremony.

Ryan Chapman:

Ryan and his family are the essence of a pointing family having supported the sport locally for generations. Ryan himself rode as a 16-year-old but had a long break to further his career as a farrier. He shed 5 stones in order to continue riding in point-to-points in the last couple of years.

Riding pointers prepared by the family, and with only a handful of rides, he rode his first winner at Wadebridge in January, and rode a double on Easter Monday at his local Trebudannon track.

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IJF Lunch – Make Sure You Have Your Ticket

The fund raising lunch, on July 19, for jockey Ed Barratt, who suffered life changing injuries in a fall at Upcott Cross has been sponsored to such an extent that virtually all of the £40 ticket price will go directly to aid his recovery.

But it’s no good planning to go without booking, and paying for, your tickets now! It’s barely more than the cost of one entry fee and everyone, whatever their connection to point to pointing – owners, trainers, spectators, jockeys, organisers, bookies etc- can play their part in making this a terrific fund raising event. Please get your friends together for the lunch, which takes place at Trebudannon racecourse in Cornwall – easily reached via the A30.

Organiser Tink Gaskell has been working flat out to get the event off the ground. She said:” We have had a terrific response with sponsorship and donations already but in order for this to go ahead, I need confirmed bookings and ticket sales as it’s a big undertaking.”

The ticket price includes Pimms, gin and tonic or beer, canapés, sirloin steak with Cornish new potatoes and salad, strawberries and cream, chocolate fudge cake, meringues and a cheeseboard. As well as the food there will be entertainment in the form of a speaker, and a great auction which includes holidays, hunting days, tickets and lunch at Cheltenham, tickets to Badminton, Olympia, stable visits and many more exclusive items.

The Devon and Cornwall area invite all their friends from neighbouring areas to come and join in what will be a fun event for a brilliant cause. Ed Barratt has been part of the point to point scene for many years. It is a dangerous sport, and all the jockeys run risks for our entertainment. Ed supported the Devon and Cornwall area for many years, now it’s your chance to support him.

Please contact Tink Gaskell to purchase tickets and to make donations for the silent auction.

Tel: 07968002593

Email: tinkerscatering@gmail.com

Or write to Tink at:
Pope House, Blisland, Cornwall, PL30 4LA

The Cad’s top 10 Maiden Winners of the 2014/15 Pointing Season

Written by: The Cad 
First publishing on Jumping For Fun on Sunday 14th June 2015

This season was a vintage one for younger horses, full of really nice types that I hope will go on to success under rules or continue to move through the ranks in points. I have compiled my usual ‘top 10’ list – no doubt I will have left some potential stars out, or you will disagree with the order – but one thing is for certain – there are some real quality horses starting their careers in points at the moment. I have added some details about where the horses may be going, based on what I’ve been told/read, but if any of it is incorrect, please feel free to correct!

  1. Chap – I wasn’t at Maisemore when this one made his debut, but some shrewd judges were soon informing me of his star potential. He reportedly jumped very well, and cantered away from his rivals. I was eagerly anticipating the new point to point bumper final to see him, and he didn’t disappoint. To quicken in that fashion like he did, you have to be useful, and he beat several decent maiden winners with ease. He certainly looks graded class to me, and I understand he will be trained by Dan Skelton next season. I wish Dan all the very best with the horse, and I hope he can do very well with him.
  2. Boa Island – Won with emphatic ease at Charlton Horethorne, jumping like an old hand on his obstacle debut, having previously finished 3rd in a bumper for Stuart Crawford. Having been bought for £38,500 after his bumper run, you would expect a fairly decent run in a point, but this was impressive, and in his next start he really caught the eye. At Upcott Cross, he went with a strong early pace before taking it up around the 10th and sauntered clear, winning by about 30 lengths. Add to this that Winter Soldier, who was 2nd at Upcott has only narrowly been beaten in a bumper since, and the form has a good look to it. Boa Island did jump a little left at Upcott, and I personally think Chepstow would be an ideal starting point under rules, where I understand he will be trained by Paul Nicholls.
  3. North Hill Harvey – Debuted at Chaddesley Corbett, where he and Native Gamut poured it on with a circuit to run and duly stretched clear of their remaining rivals, until North Hill Harvey went away from 3 out, winning by around 15 lengths. Earlier on in the contest North Hill Harvey had made a significant mistake, in a race where several runners made errors, but he made up the ground after this with ease and clearly has a very decent cruising speed. The ability to burn rivals off with mid-race speed is a very useful asset to have, as shown in recent years by Denman and Un De Sceaux and whilst there is a long way to go before he reaches those levels, it will be interesting to watch him progress. I believe he will be trained by Dan Skelton next season, having been bought at the sales by Mr Kelvin-Hughes.
  4. Village Mystic – Started his racing career at Milborne St Andrew where he followed the early pace, jumping nicely until taking it up at 2 out and powering up the hill after the last. He was reminiscent of Full Shift two years before him for the same connections. The way Village Mystic travelled through the race he was clearly a very classy horse and he certainly doesnt look short of pace to my eye. I personally do not think hed have any problem winning a bumper or a 2 mile novice hurdle, and it will therefore be intriguing to see the route taken with him under rules. I understand he is now owned by Gigginstown House Stud.
  5. Bandeirantes – Came through nicely to win on debut at Larkhill back in January, where he looked to enjoy the good ground. I am uncertain why he did not run again afterwards, so I hope he is ok. What was striking about his debut victory was he appeared to be learning all the time, taking it all in, jumping superbly before quickening away at the end of the race with the minimum of fuss. Should he go under rules, he looks to me to be a horse to bring along slowly, taking the bumper route initially so as he can continue his learning curve and we see the best of him in a couple of years time. Personally, I think it would be great to see him have another couple of runs in points first.
  6. Bugsie Malone – Another to just have the one start, and in contrast to Bandeirantes, it was near the seasons end when he appeared at Bratton Down. Sadly, I was not there due to a golfing trip to Villamoura, but have since watched his race and spoke to people who were. He looks an imposing sort and appeared all set to win with ease, when sauntering around the field from 3 out to the last with the minimum of fuss. However, on hitting the front he ran around, before being straightened up and running on well to win by a neck. His jumping was at times a shade novicey and will improve with racing. I would very much like to see him in a bumper first time under rules because I think it would really help his education. Owned by Graham Roach, it may be he follows pointing winners in recent years for the same owner, Port Melon and Its A Close Call, into the stables of Paul Nicholls.
  7. Brandevin – We had to wait even later to see him, where he debuted at the second Bratton Down meeting. He was a little on his toes in the paddock pre race, but was soon settled beautifully at the back of the field in the early part of the race. As they quickened with a circuit to run, he gradually made up ground, and jumping well, came to challenge at the last before going away on the run-in to win easily. He has stamina in abundance and will learn a lot from this. The most interesting aspect of this win was that upon unsaddling, he didnt look like he would blow out a candle, and so the race did perhaps not take much out of him. He could be anything, and I think he may prove to have been very well bought. I would think a career under rules beckons, possibly with Paul Nicholls?
  8. Judge John Deed – Had just the one run, at Kingston St Mary on Easter Monday over 2m 4f. He looked the part in the paddock before-hand, and this flashy chestnut was soon jumping well, tracking the leaders before taking it up at the 8th. After a superb leap at 4 out, he looked like he was going to win with the utmost ease, but the field closed, and he was ultimately driven out to score. All 5 horses who finished behind him that day (one was disqualified) have since gone on to win maidens and so the form has a reasonable look to it. He is part-owned by Paul Nicholls, and therefore I would assume he would be trained by him next season under rules. As for a trip, its a little hard to say he doesnt look short of pace, but I think stamina ultimately won the race for him on debut, and therefore he may want 3 miles in time.
  9. Fly Du Charmil – Another horse to make just the one appearance, he won his maiden at Woodford, in a race where I would say a lot went wrong for the horse and yet he still managed to gain a win. After a fairly significant first fence error, he took a while to find his confidence and jumped little novice before drawing clear with Canopy of Stars from some way out. On touching down at the last he was at least a length down, before coming with a storming finish on the run-in to win by over a length. Beautifully bred, he has the looks to go with the page, and he will have learned plenty from that first run. He was subsequently bought for £80,000 by Highflyer at the Brightwells sales, and hopefully a promising career under rules awaits.
  10. Crosspark – Again, just the one run for this good looking horse, at Buckfastleigh in mid-March. I personally think this horse is, without doubt, the best horse trained by the Dennis family since Coome Hill, all those years ago. Well backed pre-race, he sauntered round, and despite one or two novice jumps, came there on the bridle, before going away with ease after the last. He looks to have plenty of toe and for that reason I wouldnt be in a hurry to run the horse over 3 miles in the near future if he took the rules route. Hopefully, we will see him add to his tally in due course and should he stay pointing, he is the type to rack up an unbeaten sequence.

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP: Torrington Farmers Point-to-Point, Chapleton Barton, near Umberleigh, Saturday June 13 2015

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Well that is that then. We try to stretch the season out with nearly 30 meetings from November to June in Devon & Cornwall, but high summer has its way eventually.

The good thing about Umberleigh is that you can’t see where your cash went astray. Punters (and onlookers) have to circle round and round the top of the hill to get a fleeting glimpse of the horses (a bit like wagon trains circling to defend themselves in the old cowboy films).

The three-runner opener (Confined) provided a bit of a shock, although I thought that the winner Lucys Girl looked the pick of the paddock. No, I didn’t avail myself of the 12’s and 10’s available. Just Seven (7-4 to 6-4) led until falling at the 8th and looked to have gifted the race to the odds-on favourite Robin Will (1-2 to 4-7). Robin Will became Robin Won’t as they climbed the steep hill after three out and Lucys Girl swept past under Jake Bament to win by 30 lengths.

Everything seemed to be going well for 8-13 favourite Rosies Peacock after the Welsh star went on after half way. He still led at the final ditch but by the time they had gone behind the hedge he had swopped places with Findlay’s Find. That game winner of over 20 races was not going to relinquish his lead and he battled on well to repeat last year’s success as Threapwood (5’s to 9-2) mounted a late challenge.

Florence Mary (5-2 to 7-4) got favourite backers back on track in the Ladies’ Open. The mare looked to be struggling in fourth place jumping the fences along the valley as Skating Home (11-2 out to 7’s) quickened clear. Once again the stiff climb behind the hedge sorted them out and Florence emerged out in front. Lucy Mager is a decent novice rider and she kept her mount (who relishes fast ground) going to hold the challenges of Bay to Go (easy to back at 5’s) and Tiger D’Oust (7-2)

The well backed Part and Parcel (5-4 / 6-4) unseated Alex Edwards at half way in the Intermediate which seemed to leave the door open
for marginal favourite Sedgemoor Top Bid (11-8). This time the tongue tied Kawana Cove (4-1) was the one relishing the ground and took command at the second last to deny the favourite under a fine ride from Heidi Lewis. Horses for courses again.

The concluding Open Maiden sent the bookies home laughing when the Cheshire challenger Come On Louis stayed on strongly under Ollie Greenall to score unfancied at 12-1 ( 100 to 8 when I was at school). His previous form was uninspiring to say the least, but he was galvanised by Greenall, who was having his last ride before retirement, to collar Kilcolman Wizard after the latter had been 25 lengths clear at one stage.

The secretary Gillian Underhill said the The Injured Jockeys Fund bucket collection at the meeting made £1499.54 cash, plus a £1000 gift cheque

RESULTS

Results of the Torrington Farmers meeting

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following professional and amatuer photographers were at the meeting:  Tim Holt, Western Morning News (Athwenna Irons), Go Pointing, Baths Photographic (Marcus Bath), Brian Armstrong, Big Green Annual (John Beasley), David Simpson (AGA) and Roger Peaple P2P and Ponies

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Report: Torrington Farmers Point-to-Point, Chapleton Barton, near Umberleigh, Saturday June 13 2015

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WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

THE British point-to-point season drew to a close at Umberleigh last Saturday against the background of the traditional end of season party atmosphere. The Torrington Farmers’ meeting ended the six and a half months Devon & Cornwall area campaign stretching back to last November’s opener at Black Forest Lodge.

The prolific Welsh pointer Findlay’s Find has been a great servant to Paul and Myfanwy Miles and showed his liking for the track by repeating last year’s Men’s Open win under David Mansell. The sturdy nine-year-old was scoring for only the second time this season, but his illustrious career CV now shows 22 pointing wins plus a hunter chase.

“We nearly didn’t come after it rained on Friday because he needs fast ground and the firmer the better for him. Dave kept him to the outside for better ground and he really appreciates a test of stamina,” said Paul Miles. Jockey David Mansell is of course vastly experienced but has had a lean year by his standards. “This is my first pointing winner since Barbury Castle last December so I have doubled my score,” joked the rider.

The South Pembrokeshire qualified Rosies Peacock (John Mathias), bidding for his eighth success of the season, started favourite and was prominent until weakening up the final climb to finish last of the four runners. It was left to the Cheshire trained Threapwood (Oliver Greenall) to chase home the winner, with the only West country representative Bathwick Scanno a creditable third…

Florence Mary is another fast ground specialist and found conditions to her liking when taking the Ladies’ Open. The ten-year-old looked in trouble down the back straight but was sent past leader Skating Home after the final ditch to score readily in the colours of Jeff Fear, who described his mare as, “a late season horse.”

The winner was a third pointing success for 17-year-old jockey Lucy Mager, a recruit from pony racing, who has just completed her first year of A levels at King’s Wessex. Florence Mary’s Wedmore based trainer Emma Mellor, due to give birth in two months time, has done well to rejuvenate her charge “She has always been a monkey and was not a great eater. I have changed her diet and her therapist and she lives a bit like a mountain goat. She checks the cows and sometimes goes to the beach at Burnham,” smiled the trainer.

The Confined field was reduced to two when Just Seven crashed out after a circuit, leaving odds-on favourite Robin Will well clear. 10-1 outsider Lucys Girl looked a forlorn hope until the favourite’s stride shortened dramatically after the last ditch, allowing Lucys Girl and young rider Jake Bament to sweep past. The winner, bought cheaply at Ascot sales last July, is owned and trained by Dan Farr just two miles from the course at Atherington.

Carry On Nando finished alone in the Restricted to give Irish born jockey Sean Houlihan his fifth career winner. His mount was well clear when sole opponent Gouranga Society unseated Paul Sheard at the final fence. Owned by Jenny Luscombe and Richard Candy and trained by Gordon Chambers, the winner was also sourced from Ascot sales last July. “He needs top of the ground and would make a super schoolmaster. We gave Sean (Houlihan) his first winner in March,” reported the trainer.

Heidi Lewis is another pony racing recruit and steered Kawana Cove home in the Intermediate. Nine-year-old Kawana Cove is jointly owned by the rider and her father David, and is trained by her mother Maria. The gelding had undergone a lean spell this season after taking the Restricted on this card last June. “He doesn’t like it soft and hates tacky ground,” commented the 18-year-old jockey who works for Kayley and Richard Woollacott and was partnering her fourth career winner.

After finishing runner up on his only other mount of the day, Oliver Greenall celebrated his retirement from the saddle by winning the final race of the season on 12-1 outsider Come On Louis, a horse he also trains near Malpas, Cheshire. The rider has happy memories of Umberleigh having set the then record total of 56 winners in a season with a double there in 2008 (since equalled by his brother Tom in 2009 and recently considerably upped by Will Biddick this year). Sitting in the changing tent afterwards with some relief showing, 28-year-old Oliver with over 200 career winners to his name explained, “This horse is owned by my box driver Andrew Ralphs who couldn’t be here today. My brother Jake bought him as a four-year-old and he has had all sorts of problems. This is the first season we have had a clear run with him. My plan is to concentrate on training pointers next season and to take out a full trainers licence after that.

2014-15 area and national champions (left to right) Leanda Tickle, Darren Edwards, Will Biddick, Gina Andrews and David Noonan.  Photo courtesy of David Simpson of AGA
2014-15 area and national champions (left to right) Leanda Tickle, Darren Edwards, Will Biddick, Gina Andrews and David Noonan. Photo courtesy of David Simpson of AGA

RESULTS

Results of the Tiverton Staghounds meeting

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following professional and amatuer photographers were at the meeting:  Tim Holt, Western Morning News (Athwenna Irons), Go Pointing, Baths Photographic (Marcus Bath), Brian Armstrong, Big Green Annual (John Beasley), David Simpson (AGA) and Roger Peaple P2P and Ponies

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RESULTS: TORRINGTON FARMERS POINT-TO-POINT AND DEVON & CORNWALL PONY RACING FINALS – CHAPLETON BARTON, UMBERLEIGH – 13th JUNE 2015

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Point-To-Point Races

Going: Good; Good to Firm & Soft in places

Confined; (Devonshire Motors of Barnstaple)

1 Lucys Girl (Jake Bament) 10-1 Chased leader 8th til led after three out, soon clear
2 Robin Will (Jamie Thomas) 4-7 fav left in lead 8th, wknd quickly & headed after three out, no chance from next
3 ran; only two finished; 30l
Owner; Dan Farr; Trainer; Dan Farr

Restricted (Tim Forster Memorial sponsored by Kivells)

1 Carry On Nando (Sean Houlihan) 8-13 fav made most , drew away three out, left alone last
2 ran; Finished Alone
Owner; Mrs J Luscombe & R Candy; Trainer; Gordon Chambers

Men’s Open (Davisons)

1 Findlay’s Find (David Mansell) 5-2 disputed lead 11th til went clear after three out, stayed on strongly
2 Threapwood (Oliver Greenall) 9-2 held up in touch, good hdwy after three out, kept on but not reach winner
3 Bathwick Scanno (Rob Hawker) 5-1 led til 10th, outpaced four out, rallied to 3rd flat
4 ran; 4l; 10l; 6m 42s
Owner; Paul Miles; Trainer; Myfanwy Miles

Ladies’ Open (E J Snell & Sons Ltd)

1 Florence Mary (Lucy Mager) 7-4 fav in touch, prog to lead three out, stayed on well
2 Bay To Go (Hannah Watson) 5-1 chased leaders, went 2nd five out, one pace from two out
3 Tiger D’Oust (Vicky Wade) 7-2 midfield, took 3rd apprg last, not reach leaders
7 ran; 2l; 4l; 6m 41s
Owner; Jeff Fear; Trainer; Emma Mellor

Intermediate (Claire Howarth, The Barum Stud)

1 Kawana Cove (Heidi Lewis) 4-1 disputed lead 11th , led after three out, drew clear next
2 Sedgemoor Top Bid (Jamie Thomas) 11-8 disputed lead 11th til three out, gradually faded
3 Delta Borget (Vicky Wade) 11-2 chased leaders til no extra after three out
4 ran; 8l; 7l; 6m 38s
Owner; David & Heidi Lewis; Trainer; Maria Lewis

Open Maiden (Smallridge Bros Ltd)

1 Come On Louis (Oliver Greenall) 10-1 chased clear leader, lost place four out, rallied two out, ran on well
2 Kilcolman Wizard (Darren Edwards) 4-1 soon well clear, weakened quickly two out
3 Derniere Dance (David Noonan) 13-2 tacked leaders, every chance three out, one pace
10 ran; 4l; 4l; 6m 39s
Owner; Andrew Ralphs; Trainer; Oliver Greenall

National Champions Will Biddick and Gina Andrews, with outgoing secretary Gillian Underhill following the conclusion to the 2014-15 season at the Torrington Farmers Point-To-Point, at Umberleigh.
National Champions Will Biddick and Gina Andrews, with outgoing secretary Gillian Underhill following the conclusion to the 2014-15 season at the Torrington Farmers Point-To-Point, at Umberleigh. Photo courtesy of Tim Holt

Pony Racing

Point to Point Pony Racing CONFIRMED RESULTS FOR THE TORRINGTON FARMERS AT UMBERLEIGH ON SATURDAY, 13TH JUNE 2015:

138cm & Under

1. CHURCHILL – Tamby Welch 
2. THE JOBS NOT STRAIGHT – Tyler Heard
3. HONKY TONK GIRL – Brad Kent
4. MOCKING BIRD – Alfie Godfrey
5. GINGER WIZARD – Chad Bament 
6. BECCA WALK O’ THE WILD SIDE – Molly Landau 
7. HELSINGTON VANETTA – Lewis McDonald
8. MAGIC – Honor Weatherlake
9. PARKHILL PLAYBOY – Joshua Brown
10. MENEDH JUMPING JACK FLASH – Otis Morgan

Video of the finish: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Point-to-Point-Pony-Racing/308495205966944/videos/486411528175310/

148cms & under

1. HAWKSFIELD FLYER – Fergus Gillard
2. CALYPSO – Ben Godfrey 
3. BARBOZA – Isabel Hunt 
3. GOODNIGHT – Bruce Young 
5. SHOTGUN MINNIE – Tyler Heard 
6. SPRINGS – Thomasina Eyston

NR DONT TELL DAI – Connor Brace 
NR IGO ZUMINOV – James Armstrong

Video of the finish: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Point-to-Point-Pony-Racing/308495205966944/videos/486412174841912/

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – TIVERTON STAGHOUNDS POINT-TO-POINT, BRATTON DOWN, 7th JUNE 2015

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Bookmaker David Phillips has kindly supplied this week's notes:-

A glorious sunny afternoon at The Tiverton Staghounds meeting at Bratton Down in the heart of Exmoor. The opening race, the Members, was an exciting contest where Whenharrymetsally prevailed in a tight finish with Le Clo de la Londe. Well ridden by Liam Drowne, she was backed at 2/1 with Le Clo de la Londe around 11/10.

In the first maiden anyone who backs Will Biddick horses were rewarded when the Nikki Frost trained Stop the Press won very easily having been backed at 8/1.

The second division of the maiden was memorable because it was Alice Mills’ last ride in a point to point before she turns professional. She won with a well timed run on Askers Lad at a very generous 3/1.

The intermediate was won very easily by the Alan Hill trained and Joe Hill ridden Broken Eagle at around 5/1. The heavily backed favourite The Flying Doc had it all to do when falling. He had been backed from 6/4 into evens.

In the Men’s open the betting was mainly divided between the prolific winner Cock of the Rock and the Barber / Biddick duo with Queens Bay. The nine year old mare Queens Bay prevailed at 2/1 after a good battle with the veteran Barneys Mate.

There was an upset in the Ladies’ Open when the 13 year old Ned White having his last race won easily at 5/1.The disappointing favourite It was Me was turned over at 2/5.

In the restricted the easy to back Golanzine passed the post first only to be disqualified for going the wrong side of a marker.The race was awarded to Craigbienn ridden by the champion ladies rider Gina Andrews, a well backed 4/1 shot.

RESULTS

Results of the Tiverton Staghounds meeting

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographers were at the meeting: Tim Holt, Baths Photographic (Marcus Bath), Roger Peaple and Big Green Annual (John Beasley)

NEXT FIXTURES

Saturday, 13th June 2015, Torrington Farmers Point-To-Point, Chapleton Barton, Umberleigh – the season finale and Devon & Cornwall area pony racing finals.

Saturday 27th June 2015, Devon & Cornwall area end of season awards dinner & dance, The New Continental Hotel, Plymouth.

Sunday 19th July 2015, ED BARRETT IJF CHARITY LUNCH, Trebudannon Racecourse

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ED BARRETT IJF CHARITY LUNCH at Trebudannon Point-to-Point Course on Sunday 19th July 2015

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A fundraising steak and strawberries lunch is being held at Trebudannon racecourse this summer to raise money to help Ed Barrett who was seriously injured in a fall at Upcott Cross this season.

Tink Gaskell, who runs a catering company and has been involved in point to point racing for many years, is hosting the event and is hoping to get as much as possible sponsored to maximise the money raised.

She said:” I was keen to do something for Ed. He has ridden for me in the past, and catering is what I do. I and my staff are contributing our services and Rundle Weldhen has generously given us the use of the big shed at Trebudannon, and we hope racegoers will turn out in force to make the event a big success.”

The event will be on Sunday, July 19, noon for a 1.30pm lunch and tables can be booked for groups up to 10 if required, but everyone is welcome, whatever the group size. Tickets will be £40 a head and there will be a guest speaker and a silent auction. Any generous donations of prizes for the silent auction are gratefully received. Dress is smart casual.

For more information and to book tickets, or would just like to donate please contact Tink direct on 07968 002593 or tinkerscatering@gmail.com

 

Devon and Cornwall Point-to-Point Area

ED BARRETT IJF CHARITY LUNCH

 

Sunday 19th July 2015

Trebudannon Point-to-Point Course (5m E of Newquay, nr A39)

12 for 1.30

Pre-lunch drinks and Canapés

Steak and Strawberries

There will also be after dinner speakers (TBA) and a silent auction

£40.00 per ticket

Please contact Tink Gaskell to purchase tickets and to make donations for the silent auction.

Tel: 07968002593

Email: tinkerscatering@gmail.com

Or write to Tink at:

Pope House, Blisland, Cornwall, PL30 4LA

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DEVON & CORNWALL AREA – JOCKEYS’ TITLES 2014/15 LATEST STANDINGS AS OF 7th JUNE 2015


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The latest standings for the area jockeys’ awards up to & including the Tiverton Staghounds  meeting (7th June 2015) are:-

MEN’S TITLE
Darren Edwards 121 points
Will Biddick 112  points
Jamie Thomas 82 points
Robbie Henderson 64 points
Matt Hampton 55 points
John Mathias 46 points
Tom Chanin 45 points

 

LADIES’ TITLE
Leanda Tickle 67 points
Jo Buck 47 points
Hannah Welch 39 points
Bryony Frost 34 points
Vicky Wade 33 points
Pippa Glanville 20 points
Jennifer Davenport 16 points
Heidi Lewis 16 points

 

NOVICE MEN’S TITLE
(5 winners or less at start of season) 
David Noonan 42 points
Sean Houlihan 29 points
Harry Cobden 21 points
Jake Bament 20 points
Ryan Chapman 14 points
Hedley Webb 11 points

 

NOVICE LADIES’ TITLE
(5 winners or less at start of season)
Hannah Welch 39 points
Pippa Glanville 20 points
Jennifer Davenport 16 points
Heidi Lewis 16 points
Olivia Hutchings 13 points
Emma Watson    8 points
Charlotte Prichard    8 points
Taylor Pook    7 points

This years End of Season DO!! will be on Saturday 27th June at The New Continental Plymouth.
Tickets available now for the END of Season Awards (15th Apr). Tickets £45 each

To order tickets:
– Facebook message Katie Squire
– Phone 01805 603129
– or email katiesquire980@btinternet.com

Please ask for Bobbie at the New Continental, Plymouth when you call to book a room. Her direct number is 01752 276797.

Anyone with any trophies from last year’s awards or from previous years please let Katie Squire know, and bring them to Chapleton Barton, Umberleigh She will be VERY happy !!!!!!! thanks !!!

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Torrington Farmers Point-To-Point entries and form, Chapleton Barton, Umberleigh, Saturday 13th June 2015

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

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 v =  void

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.

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