Changes to the intermediate race at the Buckfastleigh meetings

Due to the fact that there is an unforeseen clash between the South Pool Harriers’ point to point at Buckfastleigh on February 14 and Exeter Races, the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Hunter Chase qualifier, scheduled for that date, will now be held at the Dart Vale meeting, on March 13.

Secretary Eileen Ashby said: “When the BHA fixtures were published it was found that there was a clash between our meetings. At such a late stage we had genuine, valid reasons for electing to stick with our date. However, in deference to our sponsor, Exeter Racecourse, we asked Connolly’s Red Mills, who sponsor the Intermediate at our Dart Vale meeting if they would swap, which they kindly agreed to do.”

So, the Intermediate at Buckfastleigh on February 14, will be a Connolly’s Red Mills qualifier, with the first four horses home qualifying for the Connolly’s Intermediate hunter chase final at Cheltenham on April 27. (Details on page 173 of the planner).

The Intermediate at the course on March 13, will be an Exeter Racecourse Intermediate hunter chase qualifier, with all runners (except four year old horses) qualifying for the final. (Details on page 141 of the planner.)

Eileen Ashby added: ” We are very grateful to both sponsors for accommodating the arrangement.”

Buckfastleigh fixtures

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