Update: Cornwall Club Point to Point, Wadebridge, Sunday 11th December

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The course at Wadebridge is looking good for the Cornwall Hunt Club Point to Point on Sunday 11th December. The going last Sunday was good, good to soft in places and there is a good covering of grass. Entries close at 12.30pm on Monday.

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RESULTS: BLACK FOREST CLUB POINT-TO-POINT, BLACK FOREST LODGE – 27 NOV 2016

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Open maiden (Sponsor – Prydis) 2m 4f

1 Very Intense (Johnny Bailey) 4-6 fav
2 Bogoss Du Perrier (Bryon Frost) 5-1
3 The Keadenn (James King) 9-4
7 ran 1l; distance; 5m 18s

Club Members (Ladies of the Silverton & Mid Devon Hunts)

1 Premier Portrait (Gus Levinson) 2-5 fav
2 Ambitious Pursuit (Pippa Glanville) 25-1
3 Bathwick Scanno (Martin McIntyre) 5-1
9 ran; 5l; 1 1/2l; 5m 58s

Restricted (Heltor)

1 Boygojumping (Martin Peaty) 9-4
2 Urban Storm (Johnny Bailey) 6-1
3 Up To Al (Josh Newman) 7-1
5 ran; 2l; 25l;  5m 56s

Mixed Open (Strutt & Parker)

1 Full Throttle (Johnny Bailey) 4-1
2 Grove Pride (James Jeavons) 20-1
3 Benvolio (Gus Levinson) 4-6 fav
9 ran; neck; neck;  5m 54s

Open Maiden (A & S Paving)

1 The Wexfordian (Claire Hardwick) 2-1
2 Desert Roe (Richard Patrick) 7-4 fav
3 Ryves Rocky (Darren Edwards (3-1
8 ran; 2l; 25l;;6m 1s

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Porlock Bay (Darren Edwards) 5-2
2 Mister Serious (George Hiscock) 5-2
3 Emgee (C Taylor) 8-1
6 ran; 7l; 12l;  5m 53s

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Entries: Black Forest Point-To-Point, Black Forest Lodge, 27th November 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 noon 4&5 yr old, 2m4f Open Maiden Race
2nd 12:35 Club Members Race
3rd 13:10 Restricted Race
4th 13:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 14:20 Open Maiden Race
6th 14:55 Intermediate Race

Going Update

Friday 24th November 2016

Going update: Good , good to firm in places.

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Course Inspector/Clerk Of Course/Chief Steward have all been and walked BFL this morning. The official going is now: GOOD ,GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES.

Preview extract:

 

The wait is over!  Next weekend will see the start of the new Point-to-Point horse racing season which begins at the picturesque course of Black Forest Lodge near Kenton, Exeter on Sunday 27th November, commencing at 12 noon. Over eighty entries have been received for the six race card which have attracted many of the top horses and jockeys’ from around the country.

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies, trade stands and ringside parking for the disabled. Excellent viewing for all to enjoy offering a great family day out. Entrance fee £10 per head max £30 per car. Children under 16 free, dogs on leads welcome.

Course location is at Kenton, nr Exeter (off A380) 8HR

For a free fixture list send and SAE to Claire Hitch, Barn Lane Farm, Stoke Rivers, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7LD.

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
© = 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 2016/17 form from 2015/16 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2014/15 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.

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RECOGNITION OF OWNER/TRAINERS FROM DODSON & HORRELL

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Owner/trainers, a key component of point-to-point racing, are to be recognised by a new series of monthly awards sponsored by Europe’s leading specialist animal feed manufacturer and nutrition expert Dodson & Horrell.

Launched to celebrate the company’s 30th Anniversary of sponsoring point-to-pointing, the awards will be given to people who both own and train their horses. Some examples from last season could include Gloucestershire’s Charles Levinson, who trained Premier Portrait to win eight races, or Herefordshire-based Nicholas Jones, who saddled his own horse, Real Milan, to land three races under his son Jack. The most recent of these victories taking place in the Dodson & Horrell PPORA Club Members Novice Riders’ Series Final at Garthorpe back in May.

In order to win one of these monthly awards, the owner/trainer will need to be nominated by someone within their area – suggestions should be given to Point-to-Point Owners & Riders’ Association (PPORA) representatives or sent to the association’s office, where a short list will be drawn up. The sponsors will then pick a winner who will receive a bottle of champagne, ten bags of Dodson & Horrell feed and an optional yard visit from one of the company’s nutritional specialists who will give them expert advice on feeding for performance.

Sam Horrell, CEO at Dodson & Horrell said: “Dodson & Horrell support from the grass roots to the advanced levels of every equestrian discipline – we hope to support not only the younger generation coming into Point-to-Point but also the smaller owner / trainer yards which have sustained and established the sport over the years. We hope that this new award will encourage all participants, particularly those from the smaller family-run yards and thereby recognising their enthusiasm for the sport.”

This is not the feed manufacturer’s only sponsorship within point-to-pointing, for they continue to back the Novice Riders’ Series with the PPORA and the also support the Wilkinson Sword award, which is given at the PPORA’s annual Stratford lunch to the leading male novice rider under-21 with no wins at the season’s outset.

Preview: Black Forest Club Point-to-Point, Black Forest Lodge, Sunday 27th November 2016

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Written by: Donna Harris

The wait is over!  Next weekend will see the start of the new Point-to-Point horse racing season which begins at the picturesque course of Black Forest Lodge near Kenton, Exeter on Sunday 27th November, commencing at 12 noon. Over eighty entries have been received for the six race card which have attracted many of the top horses and jockeys’ from around the country.

The Black Forest Club hosts this meeting with its feature race looking to be the Strutt & Parker Mixed Open race. This is a qualifying race for the Timico Mixed Open Finals to be held at Cheltenham in May and has attracted good quality entries. Course specialist Welstonedruid will hold the hopes of starting the season with a win for local trainer Robert Chanin. This could be a stiff ask with entries such as Cheltenham Intermediate Hunter Chase runner up Doctor Braveheart for the David Brace team, who has a good strike rate at this track. Benvolio is another catching the eye, out of the Paul Nicholls yard, the gelding has three Chase wins and two Hurdle wins under rules, and looks to be a notable addition to the Charles Levinson team for his son Gus, who was crowned leading novice rider last season.

The Prydis-sponsored Open Maiden two miles-four furlong race is the first race up, with the Teresa Clark‘s Culverwell looking to improve on his third at Great Trethew. Doc Cody from the David Brace team could improve for his two runs last season, and Bogoss du Perret has been working well at home reports trainer Nikki Frost, and will have jockey Bryony Frost on board.

The Black Forest Club Members race has attracted eighteen entries, notably last years leading horse Premier Portrait which is another from the Levinson team, who won eight of his starts last season. Jepeck holds an entry in both the Members and the Mixed open for the Kayley Woollacott team, a winner of four of his six starts last season, he will be expected to put on another bold show. Mic’s Delight now trained by Claire Wonnacott for the newly formed ‘Bottoms Up’ club syndicate, ran second here last season and will now be ridden by Millie Wonnacott. Doctor Henry, another Dr Massini sired entry of which there are several entered here, ran well last season for owner/trainer/jockey Bronwyn Buttery winning two and runner up in this race last season to Premier Portrait.

Three to note for the Heltor-sponsored Restricted Race are Boygojumping from the Martin Peaty team having put up a good performance when winning his maiden last April on good to firm going. Pink Eyed Pedro could be a danger being another out of the David Brace team, as could Dark Gesture who won his maiden at this track last season under Josh Newman, and could well be in the mix for the Keith Cumings yard.

In the A&S sponsored Open Maiden race, much will depend on the day with the ground conditions, but those that had shown promise in their maiden races last season are Desert Roe, Come On Joey and Miss Weld.

To end the days event Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race, which is a qualifying race for the Exeter Intermediate Point-to-Point Hunter Chase Final to be held in May. This race could see champion jockey Will Biddick score here on Key People which he won a Restricted race on last season. Porlock Bay for owner/trainer Luke Harvey is another entry and a possible ride for Darren Edwards, which could provide a good battle between the two top jockeys.

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies, trade stands and ringside parking for the disabled. Excellent viewing for all to enjoy offering a great family day out. Entrance fee £10 per head max £30 per car. Children under 16 free, dogs on leads welcome.

Course location is at Kenton, nr Exeter (off A380) 8HR

For a free fixture list send and SAE to Claire Hitch, Barn Lane Farm, Stoke Rivers, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7LD.

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Updates from Black Forest Lodge

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Friday 24th November 2016

Going update: Good , good to firm in places.

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Course Inspector/Clerk Of Course/Chief Steward have all been and walked BFL this morning. The official going is now: GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES.

Monday 21st November 2016

Wow we have had a lot of rain in the exeter area in the last couple of days! All looking very good for BFL . Can’t give you an official going report until tomorrow but please if you haven’t done so entries to Angela Boyden 01647 433264 ASAP.

Saturday  19th November 2016


The course was spiked and Verti Drained on Tuesday this week . Photo shows them doing this and that the course has a nice covering of grass.

The going is good , good to firm in places. There is more rain forecasted for weekend and mid week but how much we will get.

Course inspection next Tuesday, the clerk of course will give another updated going report afterwards.

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NATIONAL PRESS COVERAGE OF POINT-TO-POINTING RETURNS, Weatherbys Point-to-Point, Weatherbys Point-to-Point

The Racing Post Weekender, in association with the PointtoPoint Racing Company, is to publish a weekly PointtoPoint supplement sponsored by Arena Racing Company and The Jockey Club.

The PointtoPoint Racing Company (PTPRC) is delighted to announce that national coverage of Pointto-Pointing is to return in print media via the Racing Post Weekender for the coming season which starts on 27th November.

The weekly newspaper will carry the supplement, the Pointto-Pointing Weekly, which will be produced in association with the PTPRC. It will include meeting previews and reviews as well as entries, results and editorial features. The Racing Post Weekender is available from a Wednesday giving PointtoPointenthusiasts plenty of time to plan for the weekend ahead. The first edition will be available from 23rd November and include a season preview.

The supplement will be sponsored by The Jockey Club and Arena Racing Company with both organisations recognising the need for a thriving Pointto-Pointing sector in order to ensure strong foundations for the whole of National Hunt racing.

It represents a vital step for the sport in terms of wide ranging national exposure and one which aligns with the ongoing marketing strategy of The PointtoPoint Authority (PPA).

The PTPRC will look after the page creation for the supplement alongside their existing responsibilities of managing Pointto-Pointing’s main website (www.pointtopoint.co.uk) and the weekly production of Go Pointing.

Commenting on the venture Andrew Carter, Commercial Director Weatherbys and a Director of the PTPRC said: “PointtoPoint Racing is in many ways the bedrock of National Hunt racing and provides an invaluable nursery for young horses and riders many of whom go on to compete under Rules.

“It is really important that the sport is given national coverage and I would like to thank the Racing Post, ARC and The Jockey Club for their support in making this possible.”

Simon Bazalgette, Group Chief Executive of The Jockey Club, said: “PointtoPoint racing is very important to the grassroots of our sport, so we are pleased to partner with PTPRC and ARC to help toincrease its visibility through this initiative. The Jockey Club is a stakeholder in the PointtoPointAuthority and each year welcomes many horses at our courses that have competed in Pointto-Points and vice versa, as well as sponsoring the Mares Maiden Series, which we consider is part of our role in acting for the long-term good of British Racing.”

Susannah Gill, Director of External Affairs of Arena Racing Company said: “We are delighted to be able to work with The Jockey Club to support Pointto-Pointing by helping bring back the weekly supplement. Pointto-Pointing is an essential component of British Racing and it is important that information about the sport is available to as wide an audience as possible. We hope everyone has a successful season when it gets underway at the end of the month.”

Mark Whittaker, Head of Newspapers and Operations Director for the Racing Post, said: “We are delighted, to once again, be supporting and promoting Pointto-Pointing through both the Racing Post and the Weekender. As the grass roots of jumps racing, rooted in local communities, PointtoPointracing provides an accessible, exciting and very social opportunity to enjoy the sport we all love. We look forward to seeing stars of the future coming up through Pointing’s ranks.”