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⭐️ RESCHEDULED WADEBRIDGE FIXTURE POSTPONED ⭐️

Linda Matthews advised the rescheduled Western Point-To-Point has been postponed and they will consider rearranging at a later date.

Update: Cornwall Club Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, Sunday 10th November 2017

Sunday 10th December 2017

Published by Linda Matthews at 08:06

Wadebridge is going ahead. Rain has stopped. Windy but the wings are still up. Rained in the night so now good to soft, soft in places. Wind should ease by afternoon.

Saturday 9th December 2017

The Clerk of the Course at WADEBRIDGE has just reported that the GOING is still GOOD TO SOFT & SOFT IN PLACES. It’s dry and calm today but rain is forecast tonight. Tomorrow’s forecast is sunshine and showers but windy. The course is generally well drained.

Please note that horseboxes must park on the tarmac roads. They are wide and there is plenty of room, with easy access to the paddock.

Friday 8th December 2017

The going is still good to soft, soft in places. There is a really good covering of grass and no sign of snow or frost. Some wintry showers today but nothing has settled.

Friday 1st December 2017

The Clerk of the Course, Nick Phillips, has reported that the going is “good to soft, soft in places”.

Wednesday 29th November 2017
The Course Inspector was happy with the course yesterday and reported that the going jowas Good to Soft, Soft in Places.

Preview: Cornwall Club Point to Point, Wadebridge, Sunday 11th December 2016

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Written by: Donna Harris

The first of three Point-to-Point horse racing fixtures to be held at the popular track on the Royal Cornwall Showground venue takes place this coming Sunday 11th December. Nearly 60 good quality entries have been received for the six race card which starts at 12 noon.

The opening Home Furnishings of Wadebridge-sponsored Members race for novice riders has attracted star quality ex national hunt horses such as Polisky previously from champion trainer Paul Nicholls team. Polisky won a Hunter Chase at Ascot earlier this year when ridden by Bryony Frost coming home ahead of Penmore Mill that day, he could give young jockey Joshua Cameron his first winner. Another entry De Boitron has previous wins at Cheltenham, Wetherby and Kelso, had been in training most recently with Sue Smith and now an addition to the Janet Ackner team. Supreme Danehill won at this track previously when ridden by Darren Edwards and could see Joe Hill aboard if not heading to Larkhill.

Consigliere could be another ride for Joe Hill, the combination clocked up a win at Cottenham two weeks ago, but  may need to overcome top weight to figure in the Mick Moore Landrovers-sponsored Mens Open race. Premier Portrait also won on his first outing this season at Black Forest Lodge and is another prolific winning horse which could figure, both hold entries at Larkhill. This could leave the way open for recent Black Forest Lodge winner Boygojumping for veterinary surgeon owner/trainer jockey Martin Peaty, along with previous course winner Welstondruid  for jockey Tom Chanin, and last years course winner here Robin De Souza to battle out the up hill finish.

Robert Trevarthen butchers- sponsor the Ladies Open race, with a small field of five entered, this race could be equally exciting with recent Black Forest Lodge runner up Ambitous Pursuit under jockey Pippa Glanville looking to go one better. Connections of Polisky may choose this race over the earlier members race which could see trainer/jockey Chloe Roddick take the ride.

Rockinrolldixie out of the Dean Summersby’s yard is a suggestion in the Foot Anstey-sponsored Restricted race, with the booking of Darren Edwards on board who has just clocked up his 200th career win and has a good track record here. Pauls Conn is another to consider after his impressive maiden win at Chipley Park last season under jockey Nick Lawton.

Follow The Paint is a game mare out of the John Heard yard and previously won at this course, along with Key People for champion jockey Will Biddick are two to consider in the Intermediate race which is a qualifier for the Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate Hunter Chase final to be held at Cheltenham.

Finally up is the Open Maiden race in which consideration could be given to Classical Milano out of the Jack Barber yard if turning up here, along with Troubleshot having gone close here last season for the Robert Chanin team. This race has attracted two sponsors Kernow Farm Plastics and Pengelly Farms Ltd.

This fixture always has a Christmas festive feel to it, with a host of trade stands set inside the huge covered barn. Hot food and refreshments together with bar, bookies and a giant TV screen ensure a fun day out is on offer for all the family to enjoy.

The course is located at The Royal Cornwall Showground Wadebridge off A39 West of Wadebridge. PL27 7JE. Entrance to course is £10 per person up to a max of £30 per car load. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

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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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Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, 7th February 2016 going update

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Saturday 6th February 2016, 15:57

Wadebridge is ON tomorrow. 

The Clerk of the course is there now and says that the going is soft.

If the dip is too soft tomorrow they may take out fence 8, otherwise the course is looking fine. 

Can lorries try and park on the tarmac roads where possible.

Friday 5th February 2016

The Clerk of the Course has been on the course today and reports that the going is still good to soft, soft in places.

Wednesday, 3rd February 2016

Linda Matthews, the secretary for the Western meeting has supplied the following going update today:

“The going today is good to soft, soft in places. 2 fences have been moved onto fresh ground and the course has recovered well with a good covering of grass.

The big change is that we’ve had to move the paddock today. The RC showground were concerned that the original paddock has not recovered well and they need it to be in good condition for cattle ring at the RC Show. So we’ve made a new paddock around the back of the Exhibition Hall. This means that horses will enter via a gate directly from the lorry park and leave the paddock through gates at the bottom with only a very short distance to the course near the Open Ditch. Spectators will have access to the paddock around the lower end of the hall and still be on hard surfaces. One advantage is that horses will not have to go through the gate with spectators, nor share the ramp near the car park.

We might have the presentation area inside this time, especially if the weather is bad. I’ve ordered a “Wadebridge Racing” banner which we can display in a designated area between the office and the hospitality area. This would be easy for jockeys and we could have a table for trophies and mementoes. If we decide to do this we’ll announce it regularly.”

Update: 22:41 – The presentations will definitely be indoors as the microphone won’t get reception in the new paddock. Linda Matthews will try and get one of her helpers to let trainers know how to access the new paddock. The showground staff have suggested that lorries and trailers access the parking area via the top end and drive downhill.

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Met Office 5 day forecast: Wadebridge, 1.3 miles from PL27 7JE

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Byerley Bear

Roger Knowles has reported today to Western Secretary Linda Matthews that tragically his horse Byerley Bear is being put down today following an attack of colic overnight. Roger and his trainer Robert Chanin are devastated. He was a superb horse who won 7 Ladies Races out of 7 runs at Wadebridge and won the AGA Championship.

 

Update: Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, 14 February 2015

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Friday 13th Feb at 13:40

The going today at Wadebridge is soft, good to soft in places. Dry weather forecast tomorrow – Linda Matthews

Friday 13th Feb at 08:47

The overnight rain and a few showers today will soften the ground nicely at Wadebridge. Sunny and dry tomorrow! A going report will be posted later today. A team is going up today to make sure everything is tip top – Linda Matthews

Sunday 8th February

Nick Phillips reports the provisional going for the Western Hunt which is scheduled to take place at Wadebridge on Saturday 14th February is GOOD. Linda Matthews adds the course was rolled on Friday and the jumps have been “pricked out” so all is looking good.

Entries close: Monday 9th February 2015, at 12 noon.

Cornwall Club Update – 7th December 2014

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We’ve had 78 horses entered for the point to point on Sunday, including 8 horses from Wales and others from as far afield as Dorset and Glocs. The Open Maiden Race has been divided. Looking good!

Some top class horses and jockeys, so come along for an exciting day’s jump racing! Lots of lovely trade stands and stalls as well.

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Update: Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, Saturday 15 March

The Western Point to Point has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday, 15th March, at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. The weather is looking good and the course has recovered very well.

As of Sunday the going at Wadebridge was good to soft, good in places, reports secretary Linda Matthews.

There are 6 races starting with the Confined Race at 12 noon, sponsored by The Green Waste Company. The second race at 12.35 is the AGA Ladies Open Race which will see some top horses chasing the £500 prize money and a place in the £10,000 AGA Championship at Stratford on 30th May.

Exeter Racecourse kindly sponsor the Intermediate Race at 1.10 which is a qualifier for Finals at Exeter and Cheltenham. The fourth race is the Open Maiden Race sponsored by Savills of Cornwall followed by the Men’s Open Race, again sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Peter George. The last race of the day is the Restricted Race sponsored by Stimson & Tieken.

There are tarmac roads to the car parks and permanent facilities. Licensed bookmakers, bar, hot & cold food, trade stands and stalls are all under cover in a large exhibition hall. This will be open from 10am for some excellent shopping opportunities.

Entry is £10 per car & driver, £5 per passenger, children under 16 free.

For more information call Linda Matthews 01736 761937.

Western Point-To-Point, 8 Feb 2014 at Wadebridge postponed

The Point to Point Authority has confirmed the Western Point-To-Point at Wadebridge scheduled for the 8th February 2014 has been postponed due to the adverse weather. They are looking for another date and more details are to follow

Linda Matthews, secretary for the meeting reported, “Sadly, the Western point to point has been postponed. Although the ground had improved last weekend the weather this week has been horrendous and the ground is waterlogged. The forecast for this week and next week is very wet again so we are hoping to arrange a date in March.” Linda added her many thanks to all who have worked hard on the course and thanks to owners and trainers for their support, and said owners and trainers who have sent cheques can have them returned if requested, or destroyed. Linda will send back cheques that arrive tomorrow in the SAE.