Entries: Rescheduled Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point at Buckfastleigh on Saturday 31st March 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
PR 12:00 Pony Racing
1st 13:00 Restricted Race
2nd 13:35 Mens Open Race
3rd 14:10 Intermediate Race
4th 14:55 Ladies Open Race
5th 15:30 Open Maiden Race, Division One
6th 16:05 Open Maiden Race, Division Two
7th 16:40 Members Race

Course Updates:

Saturday 31st March 2018, 08:36

official confirmation: I’ve spoken to the Buckfastleigh secretary and the inspection was passed and racing is definitely ON.

Saturday 31st Match 2018, 07:35

Following persistent overnight rain, a Buckfastleigh Course Inspection has been called for

8.00am – a further update on this will be posted as soon as possible

Friday 30th March 2018, 13:28

There has been an inspection of the course today by local BHA Inspector, Claire Wonnacott,  Chief Steward, Terry Hamlin & Clerk of the Course John Bond, who have confirmed they are happy for racing to go ahead and that the Going is Heavy.  Note: The way-out from lorry park has been re-organised for ease of exit.  Buckfastleigh is on!

Wednesday, 28 March: posted at 4.15pm

“The Clerk of the Course at Buckfastleigh reports that the Going today remains unchanged at Soft, Heavy in Places.”

Tuesday, 27 March: Posted 3.30pm

The Clerk of the Course reports from Buckfastleigh that the Going there is Soft, Heavy in Places. The Course is looking good and our work-parties are ready for racing to go ahead this Saturday. A further update will follow tomorrow.

Friday 24 March, received 23.37pm

The PtP Secretary for Buckfastleigh reports that arrangements for their re-scheduled meeting on Easter Saturday, 31 March, are now well in hand and it’s all systems go for racing to go ahead there next weekend.  Regular Going reports will be posted during the coming week

Monday 19 March, posted 20.13pm

The Dart Vale postponed fixture will be run on next Saturday 31st March (Easter Saturday) with entries standing.

Friday 16 March, posted 14.36pm

The Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers fixture on this Sunday 18th March is postponed due to access to the lorry park and for services on the course. They are seeking to run on an alternative date.

Thursday 15 March, posted 5.30pm

Following persistent rain on Wednesday which continued overnight, the Clerk of the Course reports the Going today as Heavy, Soft in Places . It has been dry all day today with a drying breeze and preparations continue apace in readiness to race on Sunday.

Tuesday, 13 March, posted 5.25pm

After weekend rain, work parties deferred working on the course yesterday until today.  The Clerk of the Course, John Bond, reports this afternoon that it has been dry and sunny all day and the Going is now Soft, Heavy in Places and conditions drier than he had expected.   They have progressed well with the work in hand,  all  fences and bends have been moved successfully and racing at this meeting will be on all fresh ground with a good covering of grass to the track.   Further bulletins will now follow throughout the week.

Preliminary Going

Preliminary Going is Soft for the DV&HH PtP on Sunday, 18 March 2018.

Following the February meeting, the course was reinstated, all the fences moved and racing will be on all fresh ground with a good covering of grass. Work parties will be on the Course on Monday and a report from the Clerk of the Course will be posted later that day.

Preview extract:

The historic racecourse at Buckfastleigh is where racing enthusiasts can round off their week after the buzz of Cheltenham. this coming Sunday 18th March, when the Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers host their meeting. Seven races will be on offer starting at 1pm, proceeded by pony racing which kicks of the action at 12 noon.

The location of the course offers a view of Dartmoor and is an ideal location for all the family to spend a spring day in the fresh air.

On course facilities are large catering tent offering hot food and refreshments, real ale bar, bookies and a host of trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The track is located off A38 at Lower Dean (TQ11 OLT).



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


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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