Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Points Area Awards Evening

The New Continental Hotel, Plymouth
The New Continental Hotel, Plymouth

The New Continental Hotel in Plymouth hosted the Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Point awards evening once again. The DEVON & CORNWALL AREA AWARDS 2016 were presented by Athwenna Irons of the Western Morning News, who was thanked by chairman, Frank Yeo, for the excellent coverage of point-to-point racing in the newspaper’s equestrian supplement and sports pages this season, and the presentation of the awards were announced by Mark Dennis.

Awards picture gallery

The awards were live streamed on Periscope


Other photographs from the evening’s ball are available on the Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Point are Facebook page HERE

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Job posting: The Point-to-Point Authority LtdPoint-to-Point Liaison Assistant

The Point-to-Point Authority

Date Posted: 5th July 2016

Location: Swindon , England, United Kingdom

Position: Part Time

Skills Required: Outstanding administration and IT skills. Exceptional Customer Service. Working to tight time-scales

Job Description

The Point-to-Point Authority (PPA) is the body responsible for the administration, management, promotion and development of the amateur sport of Point-to-Point Horseracing in Great Britain.

An opportunity has arisen to join a small team on a part-time basis working a minimum of 24 hours per week in order to assist with the administration of one of horseracing’s most cherished assets.

The duties include:

• Specific responsibility for the liaison with, and support of the Point-to-Point Secretaries Association (PPSA) membership.

• Working closely with The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Point-to-Point Executive in order to administer the Regulatory function.

• Dissemination of information to the sport’s Officials

• Production of reports, including statistical analysis.

• Assisting the PPA’s Medical Advisor while overseeing the processing of Point-to-Point jockeys’ licence applications.

• Supporting the day-to-day management of the PPA Office.

• Leading and assisting in the organisation and smooth-running of PPA and BHA events, such as seminars, public relations days and an annual awards ceremony.

• Some attendance at Stakeholder meetings, Point-to-Point fixtures and PPA promotional events.

It is essential that applicants are able to demonstrate their experience in delivering the following:

• Outstanding administration and IT skills

• Exceptional Customer Service

• Working to tight time-scales

It is also desirable that the candidates possess a working knowledge of horseracing.

Although this is a part-time position, flexibility may be required at times to meet the demands of the PPA and its events.

Applicants should send a CV and short covering letter, including clear examples of career experience matching the areas of responsibility outlined above to the chief executive at

Closing date for applications: Monday 25 July

First interview date: Friday 5 August

Application Deadline: 25 July 2016.

Job Categories: Administration. Job Types: Part Time. Job expires in 17 days.






Leading male rider: Peter Pearn Memorial Cup

1 Will Biddick 103 points

2 Darren Edwards 101 points

3 Matt Hampton 64 points


Leading lady rider: JG Kellock Memorial Cup

1 Jo Buck 45 points

2 Vicky Wade 26 points

3 Hannah Welch 24 points


Leading male novice rider:  

1 Darren Andrews 18 points

2 Gus Levinson 16 points

3 Nick Lawton 14 points


Leading lady novice rider:

1 Hannah Welch 24 points

2 Pippa Glanville 15 points

3 Ella Pickard 12 points


Leading owner: GK Probert Perpetual Challenge Cup :

Tony & Eileen Worth


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

Bronwyn Buttery – Doctor Henry – 10 points


Leading veteran rider: Orchard Perpetual Challenge Cup;  

No claimants


Leading horse:  Axminster Carpets Perpetual Challenge Cup

Tony & Eileen Worth :- Robin de Souza 22 points


Leading novice horse: Little Vanity Perpetual Challenge Cup:

Tony & Eileen Worth –  Robin de Souza 22 points


Leading mare ; Cornish Princess Perpetrual Challenge Cup;

Beefeaters Partnership – Follow The Paint  14 points


Leading veteran horse (12 years old & over ) –  Anjubi Perpetual Challenge Trophy:

Jennifer Davenport –  Mic’s Delight (12 yo) –   7 points


Owner/breeder: Seal Marine Perpetual Challenge Trophy

Paul Nicholas – Tempestatefloresco – 13 points


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

Bronwyn Buttery – Doctor Henry – 10 points


Rider resident in Devon & Cornwall area gaining most points at single meeting: Prideaux Boy Perpetual ChallengeTrophy:  

Matt Hampton – 10 points at Stevenstone

( Josh Newman scored 16 points at Modbury Harriers but is not eligible for this particular award)


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

Darren Andrews  – Overafrica 20-1 Axe Vale Harriers


Western Morning News Trophy 2015/16 – best individual performance of the season

Josh Newman: Josh achieved a significant feat of riding four winners  from his four rides at the Modbury Harriers meeting at Flete Park on 30th April