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Preview: South Pool Harriers Point-to-Point at Buckfastleigh on Sunday 13th February 2022

The Westcountry Champion Chase for Winners only Mixed Open, is the feature race of the day at next weekends fixture, to be held at Buckfastleigh, on Sunday 13th February. This race has once again been generously sponsored by Totnes & Bridgetown Race Company Ltd, who have come up with a £1000 prize fund. In which, last years Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase winner Porlock Bay, for trainer/rider Will Biddick, stands out in their quest for this seasons campaign, and a timely prep for the festival again here, if conditions suit. Famous Clermont for trainer Chris Barber, could be another option for the champion jockey Will Biddick to ride, having won at this track in January the young gelding looks progressive. Among those entries looking to join in at the finish could be ex National Hunt winning entries, Chameron for jockey Ben Sutton, Molineaux (Freddie Gingell) who won at Larkhill last weekend, so may skip this meeting, and the prolific winning gelding Southfield Theatre for the Sara Bradstock team.

A total of six races are on offer, attracting over 100 entries, with a start time of 12 noon. Racing commences with the Tattersalls Cheltenham-sponsored Maiden race in which suggestions looking progressive are Between You and Me for team Neil McLean, Rock D’Ete an interesting debut entry for team Biddick, Santos Blue for the formidable Alan Hill/James King combination, and Whatwillmothersay for trainer Stuart Sampson who could win here if coming on for her Ffos Las flat race second.

The Luscombe Maye-sponsored Intermediate race follows which looks equally competitive, with Hotel du Nord coming as the highest rated and could improve on his two length second here at the January meeting for jockey Charlie Sprake, and be another winning training success for Will Biddick. They may come up against either of the entries for the Dean Summersby team, being Party Tunes and Port O’Clock. Also turning up could be The Big Sting for the inform yard of Chris Barber, and Jeremy Central for team Malone, either of which will rate high in the betting arena and provide another competitive race.

In the Hassall Law-sponsored Maiden race for six-year-olds and over looks equally as interesting. This could see Arv Way There(Hugh Thomas), Ninth Wave (Will Biddick) and Get On Ron ( Les Jefford) be highly fancied in the betting arena.

The Jockey Club Mares Maiden race holds twenty entries, with suggestions being Honest Opinion for team Summersby and jockey Darren Edwards to improve on their second at the last meeting here in January. Polly Sans for team Keiran Price team, ran four lengths third behind Southfield Megan at Chipley Park last month. Summerleaze for the Jill Dennis team ran 8-lengths second here also in the January meeting, and Artic Milly for team Jefford who could improve for her outing here also in January, when finishing fourth under jockey Martin McIntyre.

Finally up is the Moorland Timber-sponsored Restricted race, which looks equally competitive, with recent 40-length Larkhill winner Hugueneau under jockey Ben Sutton for the Alan Hill team, Transition Period (Dean Summersby), Jeremy Central (Tom Malone) Steel Express (Mike Vanstone) Feu des Malberaux (Paul Nicolas), and Felicie du Maquis (Clive Boultbee-Brooks), who are just some of the hot progressive entries to mention who may turn up to compete on the day.

The course is located at Lower Dean, alongside the A38. Postcode TQ11 OLT. There will be hot food and refreshments, licensed bar, trade stands and bookies. Entrance to the course is £15 per person cash on the gate. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome.

Donna Harris
Donna Harris

Best selling Children’s Author Interested in journalism, novel writing. Currently PRO Devon & Cornwall Point to Point.

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

Preview: Tiverton Point-to-Point at Chipley Park on Sunday 23rd January 2022

Westcountry Pointing heads to Chipley Park, where the Tiverton Foxhounds host their event this coming Sunday 23rd January. The action will come thick and fast, attracting top entries from around the country.

The feature race of the day is the INEOS Grenadier Mixed Open race. With a prize fund of £1000, £600 of which will go to the winner, this race promises to be a thriller, with entries from top horses Highway Jewel a Hunter Chase winner at Cheltenham last April for the Bradley Gibbs team, Virak a winner of over £200k under rules and now a winning schoolmaster for Olive Nicholls, Fifty Shades a treble winner between the flags last season for the Nick Williams team, and Singapore Saga (John Heard) another who has won this season when staying on dourly to win at Wadebridge. They could be taken on by a new popular syndicate owned horse, Board of Trade (Ed Walker), with many owners looking forward to this horses future racing in the area.

A total of 92 entries have been received for the seven race card, which starts at 12 Noon. The Stoneman Engineering-sponsored Members race opens the day, and of those entered, Jeremy Central stands out for trainer/owner Tom Malone, having won last weekend at Buckfastleigh, and could score again if recovering from the tiring conditions there. The highly rated mare River Myth, for the Stuart Sampson team, has the benefit of a mares weight allowance, which could prove crucial up the long homeward hill. Where’s Wilma could defy her top weight and give local trainer Michael Watson a hat-trick of wins this season, with the mare already winning at Badbury and Barbury Castle under jockey Matt Hampton .

The Jockey Club and Clarke Willmott-sponsored Mares and Fillies Maiden race could be a steal for outside raider Boss Baby (David Gibbs), having enjoyed some decent place form in Ireland before heading over and finishing a length second at Holnicote last season. They could come up against entry Ask The Lady, for the inform Dean Summersby/ Darren Edwards combination, if progressing from her run at Wadebridge, when finishing fifth.

In the Mount Pleasant Inn & friends of the late Geoff White-sponsored Open Maiden race, which holds 17 entries, Arv Way There (Hugh Tomas), Ask Alfie (Les Jefford) and Red Cap ( Robert Chanin) are all suggestions who, at a glance, look to be progressive on their place form this season.

Whilst in the Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race, Port O’Clock’s connections will be looking for him to follow-up on his Wadebridge win last month for team Summersby. Foot Loose (Aaron Butterfield) a winner at two of the Larkhill meetings this season, had to settle for a one-length second at the first Larkhill November meeting behind The Big Sting, who is also entered here for trainer Chris Barber, with Foot Loose’s connections possibly turning up looking to reverse the placings here. Another exciting entry is Indirocco for trainer Tom Ellis and leading lady rider Gina Andrews , who could steal this if making the trip down.

Bloodstock agent Tom Malone’s entry Jeremy Central under jockey Will Biddick, could be switched to race in the Agrii & Mole Valley Farmers-sponsored Restricted. Will is also booked to ride Benny’s Miracle (Teresa Clark) another with a mares weight allowance. They could be taken on by Honey I’m Good (Bradley Gibbs) looking to follow-up on their 10-length win at Barbury. Also recent Wadebridge Maiden winner, Transition Period, another looking progressive for the Dean Summersby/Darren Edwards combination.

Finally up is the Members Conditions race for Novice riders, and if Virak (Sam Loxton) is saved for this race, then he could give promising young jockey Olive Nicholls her second win on him in a month. Broadclyst (Les Jefford) won at Wadebridge under jockey Anna Johnston, and should be fit, whilst Killaro Boy is another having run well recently when finishing three-lengths second at Barbury for the William Pugh team.

The racecourse organisers would also like to mention sponsors GTH– sponsors of Momento’s. Tom Malone Bloodstock– sponsor of Jockeys prizes, Old Mill Accountants for Best Turned Out and Pennymoor Timber, Mr John Dorse & Mr & Mrs A Brooks – sponsors of Doctors & Paramedics who are among those who have made this meeting possible.

This course offers a must have day out in the country for all the family with a perfect viewing location. Bar, hot and cold food, bookies and country trade-stands are all on offer. Entrance is £15 per person, cash on gate which includes a race card. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome.

Online streaming is available via eventbrite at pointingdc/live streaming. Book maker Dave Phillips will take bets over the phone via ringing 07810775119. Course is located at Milverton TA21 0QY.

Donna Harris
Donna Harris

Best selling Children’s Author Interested in journalism, novel writing. Currently PRO Devon & Cornwall Point to Point.

Photo credit: Megan Cobley Photography

REPORT: MODBURY HARRIERS POINT-TO-POINT AT BUCKFASTLEIGH ON SUNDAY 16th JANUARY 2022

“Ghosts of men that here have ridden
Gather at the post unbidden,
Waiting till the old flag falls;
Hear the rattled guard-rails quiver
As they rush them, game as ever!”

From the poem Aintree Calls by William Henry Ogilvie, 1869 – 1963

The old decaying grandstand still looks out forlornly over Buckfastleigh racecourse, now unused and camouflaged by vegetation, but a proud sentinel of days gone by.

A double for Will Biddick and a first winner over jumps for Freddie Gingell were two of the highlights of the card at the first of three meetings scheduled for Buckfastleigh this season.

15mm of overnight rain meant the going had become heavy, soft in places, but a dry afternoon brought out a massive crowd at this historic Devon venue.

Biddick’s double was initiated when the well fancied Jeremy Central stayed on strongly to beat 15 rivals in the Maiden for seven-year-olds and over sponsored by Toad Hall Cottages. “Jumping out of the ground was hard,” remarked the leading rider of this well made gelding, who had recent good placed efforts in Ireland to his name. Taunton bloodstock agent owner/trainer Tom Malone described his seven-year-old as, “ A lovely honest staying chaser in the making,” confiding that he had this race in mind when buying the gelding by Jeremy at an online auction recently. Bloodstock agents don’t buy horses to look at so Jeremy Central is sure to progress and is likely to find a new home soon.

After fracturing his ankle in a fall last May, Will Biddick is already making a strong bid to secure his eighth National jockeys title, and rounded of a good day by riding his 13th winner of the season on Famous Clermont in the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate. Despite carrying a 5lbs penalty this progressive seven-year-old won on the bit under a typically stylish Biddick ride. Christopher Barber trains the winner at Seaborough  for a small syndicate and remarked, “We bought him as a four-year-old at Goffs for only £5,000 and the plan is to go for an Intermediate final at either Exeter or Cheltenham.” The young trainer has plenty of ammunition waiting in the wings with a number of youngsters amongst the 20 strong inmates in his Dorset yard.

There were tears and smiles in a packed winner’s enclosure after Freddie Gingell had steered Molineaux home in the Jockey Club & Retraining of Racehorses Veteran Horse Conditions event. Freddie tragically lost his mother Kim, daughter of Colin Tizzard, to cancer in May 2020.  It was apt that Colin and Freddie’s father Dave were on hand to enjoy a rapturous reception as the young rider returned in the family colours after a stylish performance on his first point-to-point winner.  A prolific winning pony race rider with 56 wins, including at this track,  Freddie said, “I finish school in May. Molineaux is a really nice horse and I was proud to be sat on him”.  Colin, who had legged up his grandson, had trained the 11-year-old to his four wins under rules for John and Heather Snook and remarked, “This is a lovely horse. He is fast and accurate and the ideal schoolmaster. He could run every two weeks until he gets tired.”

Last season’s champion novice rider Ben Sutton, based with the Alan Hill yard,   partnered his second winner this season as Chameron strode clear on the run in to win the Totnes & Bridgetown Mixed Open. The Sam Loxton trained nine-year-old faced only three opponents with Hazzaar and Danseur Du Large chasing him home. The 22-yearold rider confessed that he had lost an iron at the last fence, which was fully three furlongs from the finish at the top of the hill, as the normal final fence in the straight was omitted.  Chameron runs in the colours of the jockey’s father, Nick, who was travelling abroad. Bruton trainer Sam Loxton has six horses in training and rides out Chameron, who could go hunter chasing in due course.

Darren Andrews rode his 50th point-to-point winner on five-year-old His Own Star, backed from 5’s into 7-2 ,in the two and a half miles Tony Glynn Scaffolding Open Maiden for four to six-year-olds. Andrews was content to follow the pace set by the favourite Next One Please and Summerleaze until hitting the front approaching the last. The winner had seven runs as a four-year-old in France in 2021 and was placed five times for David Cottin. His dam won a listed hurdle at Auteuil. He is one of eight pointers now in the care of Stuart Sampson, and runs in the colours of Uffculme owner Ron Alford who was enjoying his first winner. The trainer described his charge as, “ A kind, honest individual but is no great work horse at home.”

The successful jockey was denied a double as his mount Fountains Chief fell at the last when holding a narrow lead in the Stanley Carpets Restricted.  Stevan Steel was the only other horse of the six starters standing and was issuing a strong challenge at the time. Course winner Stevan Steel is trained at Bampton by Janet Ackner, who also owns the striking grey in conjunction with John Spall. “If only every horse was as genuine as he is. He has five gears but thinks he has six.” said the trainer. Successful jockey Darren Edwards reflected on, “ A strong stayer, honest and jumped well on today’s ground.”

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Point Press Officer and PtPRC Race Reader

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

RESULTS – MODBURY HARRIERS AT BUCKFASTLEIGH- 16th JANUARY 2022

GOING HEAVY, SOFT IN PLACES; 5th, 12th & 19th fence omitted race 3 onwards

OPEN MAIDEN FOUR TO SIX-YEAR-OLDS, 2 M 4F (SPONSOR TONY GLYNN SCAFFOLDING)

1 His Own Star (Darren Andrews) 7-2 prog 11th,strong run after two out, led last, ran on well, comf
2 Summerleaze (Jake Bament) 8-1 alwys leaders, mstk 11th, close 3rd two out, kept on
3 Get On Ron (Martin McIntyre) 6-1 tracked leaders, close up when mstk two out, no extra
9 ran; 7l;2l;;6m 5s


RESTRICTED (STANLEY CARPETS)

1 Stevan Steel (Darren Edwards) 2-1 made virtually all til headed apprg last, rallied and just 2nd when left alone last
6 ran; winner finished alone


MIXED OPEN (TOTNES & BRIDGETOWN RACES COMPANY LTD)

1 Chameron (Ben Sutton) 6-4 jt fav led to 4th, close up, led when mstk 16th, mstk last, rallied to lead again by passing last, soon clear
2 Hazzaar (Tommie O’Brien) 6-4 jt fav well in touch, led after two out til headed by passing last, no extra
3 Danseur Du Large (Chloe Emsley) 7-4 narrow lead from 4th til 13th, disp three out, outpaced next
4 ran; 5l; 4l; 7m 12s

VETERAN HORSE CONDITIONS (JOCKEY CLUB & RETRAINING OF RACEHORSES)

1 Molineaux (Freddie Gingell) 5-4 fav keen hold, led 10th, forged clear three out, unchallenged
2 Blakerigg (Chloe Emsley) 14-1 midfield, stayed on well closing stages, took 2nd nr finish
3 In Arrears (Darren Edwards) 7-4 alwys leaders, chased winner 15th, rdn & no impression from two out, lost 2nd flat
9 ran; distance; 10l; 7m 7s


OPEN MAIDEN – SEVEN- YEAR-OLDS PLUS (TOAD HALL COTTAGES)

1 Jeremy Central (Will Biddick) 6-4 fav steady hdwy three out, led by passing last, stayed on well
2 Honest Opinion (Darren Edwards) 9-2 tracked leaders, disp lead after two out, challenged last, no extra by passing last
3 Pyleigh Court (Conor Houlihan) 20-1 last when bad mistake 13th, good prog four out, stayed on well, promising
16 ran; 2 1/2l; 2 1/2l; 7m 14s


INTERMEDIATE (EXETER RACECOURSE)

1 Famous Clermont (Will Biddick) 4-5 fav held up, smooth hdwy 16th, led apprg last bend, clear by passing last, won hard held, eased nr finish
2 Hotel Du Nord (Charlie Sprake) 10-1 led from third til headed apprg last bend, good effort
3 Party Tunes (Darren Edwards) 4-1 chased leaders, every chance two out, wknd
9 ran 2 1/2l; 12l; 7m 17s

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Point Press Officer and PtPRC Race Reader

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Preview: North Cornwall point-to-point at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge on Sunday 9th January 2022

Kivells sponsor the Mixed Open race which is the feature of the day at the North Cornwall meeting, to be held at the Royal Cornwall show ground, this coming Sunday 9th January. Entries include Sykes for the Nicola Martin team, being the highest rated, could follow-up on their win here at the December meeting under jockey Darren Edwards. Sir Mangan’s connections, the Alan Hill team, will be looking to reverse the form and get home ahead if ttavelling here, having had to settle for one-and a half-length second to Sykes that day under jockey Ben Sutton. On Sir Mangans previous form of five wins last season, this should be an exciting battle. Quite By Chance (Stuart Sampson) is also a strong contender having won the Ladies race here at the December meeting under Lauren Reed. Another lady jockey who could figure here is Natalie Parker on FuFu for the Sally Alner team, should go well on previous decent hurdle form.

The day opens at 11.30am with the Moores of St Wenn-sponsored Members race. Here we could see either of the Dean Summersby entries Port 0’Clock score for Darren Edwards, or Cloudy Music for stable star Charlotte Summersby, who could repeat the success of winning her maiden at this track if coming out fresh.

Roy Davies Food sponsor the Novice Riders race in which jockey Lauren Reed could get a nice tune out of the John Heard-trained Eric The Third, having won at Trebudannon last season and enjoyed a trip around Cheltenham finishing fifth. Broadclyst for the Les Jefford team won both his Maiden and Restricted race here and is another who should go well.

In the Maiden race for four, five and six-year-olds which is sponsored by Heltor, Ribo A Rep and Hillbilly Filly will be flying the flag for the Ed Walker team, who enjoyed saddling a maiden winner at last weeks Larkhill meeting, under stable jockey Chloe Emsley. They will need to fight off the challenge from the promising young horse from the Summersby’s yard Transition Period. Having only been beaten by a head at this track in December under jockey Darren Edwards, connections will be looking for this six-year old gelding to progress soon.

Fountains Chief looks an interesting contender in the Nash and Ferguson-sponsored Restricted race, who could fight out the finish up the steep hill with recent Pyle maiden winner Bucaneros for team Hill, if the yard make the journey down to this track.

Finally up is the Tregawne Holiday Cottages-sponsored Maiden race for seven year-old and upwards, in which Ask The Lady could be another winner for team Summersby if taking to fences after her promising hurdle form. Cuzzicombe (Ed Walker) could follow up on the third place achieved at Bratton Down last season, and Wise Garden (Danielle Kenealy) is another promising young mare who could make the most of her weight allowance, and improve on her fourth place at the December meeting here, with young jockey Charlie Sprake aboard.

This track offers fabulous track-side viewing, a large covered barn containing all on course facilities such as hot food, drinks, bar, bookies and trade stands. Entrance to the course is £12 per person cash only. Children under 16 free. Location is off A39 at the Royal Cornwall Showground,  Wadebridge . Live streaming is available PL27 7JE at pointingdc.eventbrite.com

Donna Harris
Donna Harris

Best selling Children’s Author Interested in journalism, novel writing. Currently PRO Devon & Cornwall Point to Point.

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A sneak preview of our Christmas Holiday Auction

The Devon and Cornwall Area Livestream Team have been hard at work seeking out “pledges” for the Christmas Holiday Auction. Funds raised will be used to support this season’s Livestream Project.

We’ve had a generous response with pledges coming in from the Area and beyond.

Whilst we’re in the firming up final details of many fantastic lots we thought we’d whet your appetite with an early tip off about some that have been finalised so far.

New Year Challenge – learn something new with our quirkiest pledge so far:

Have a go at “tent pegging” – a two hour coaching session for you and your horse with national tent pegging team trainers Michael and Tina Smith

Irish getaway: two nights’ accommodation for two at the legendary Dunraven Arms, County Limerick Ireland and attend a premier Point to Point nearby

Gallop and yard visits with leading trainers including:

  • Nicky Henderson (Berkshire)
  • Colin Tizzard (Dorset)
  • Dan Skelton (Warwickshire)

An oil painting commission by artist Dave Crocker. Take a look at Dave’s work in this video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AVH4Syw_lM – where you’ll see lots of familiar horses

A bespoke Birdie cartoon created for the winning bidder by racing’s favourite cartoonist Darren “Birdie” Bird visit   https://birdieracinggifts.co.uk  to see examples of Birdie’s cartoons

Talking of Birdies … join Luke Harvey and a mystery racing guest for a round of golf at Naunton Downs Golf Club where Ben Pauling’s six-furlong hill gallop runs in a gap between two holes on the golf course.  A morning visit to Ben’s new, purpose built training facility is also included.  Read more about Ben’s new yard here: https://www.racingpost.com/news/fore-flashing-light-is-fair-way-to-warn-golfers-on-ben-paulings-new-gallop/512080

Coaching and jockey training including:

1-2-1 coaching with jumping guru Yogi Breisner for the winning bidder and their horse at Yogi’s Oxfordshire yard

3 jockey coaching sessions with Rodi Greene

Raceday tickets and hospitality packages including:

Tickets and Directors” Box Hospitality for 4 people at Exeter Racecourse on Intermediate Hunters’ Chase Final Day

Morning on the gallops followed by racing at Wincanton or Exeter with Jane Williams

2 tickets for the Aintree Foxhunters’ Day

You’ll soon be able to find out more information on these and other lots on our Facebook page @PointingDC and on our website www.pointingdc.co.uk We’ll be updating these regularly with auction news between now and Auction Go Live on 19 December when the full catalogue will be viewable here

Bidding will close on 29 December

We’re very grateful to everyone who has offered their support, pledges are still coming in, and we’d be grateful for more. If you’d like to support the auction with a pledge please contact Frank Yeo fyeo.aginvest@gmail.com by 15 December

We’re in the news!  Following on from our Dunsmore Livestream we’ve been attracting media attention

“Devon and Cornwall lead the way as livestream takes off” was the headline in Carl Evans’ Racing Post Point to Point Focus column on November 19th.  It’s  now also available to read on the national point-to-point website. You can read Carl’s thoughts – and see inside the new on course production hub – by clicking here Point to Point Focus by Carl Evans  

Area Chairman Frank Yeo found himself in front of the camera for a Star Sports podcast discussing the background and goals of this ambitious project. You can watch the podcast by clicking here Frank Yeo talks to Star Sports

Join us at Wadebridge

Our next livestream comes from Wadebridge on Sunday December 5th and we’ll be bringing you our now familiar format of race action, paddock spotting, interviews, and betting news.

Races will be filmed by Westcountry Videos and the streamed action will be enhanced with additional shots from the robotic cameras positioned around the course.  Cornelius will be interviewing winning connections as the action unfolds, and Simon Nott will be reporting on activity in the betting ring.

Armchair punters will be able to place a bet with bookmaker Dave Phillips by calling 07810 775119

It all adds up to a great afternoon’s entertainment – the next best thing to being there on the day, as well as a chance for competitors and racegoers to relive the action back at home.

How to watch

You can buy your livestream tickets here https://pointingdc.eventbrite.co.uk/

Currently on sale are:

Wadebridge Pay To View Tickets giving access to the Wadebridge on the day livestream (and replays that will be available until midday on Tuesday December 7th cost £12 (plus £1.52 eventbrite fee)

Livestream Angel Season Tickets priced at £75 (plus £6.44 eventbrite fee) these give access to all Devon and Cornwall Area Livestreams throughout the season.  This is the best value way to enjoy coverage.  Full terms and conditions of the offer are available here:  Livestream Angel Season Tickets Terms and Conditions

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Love Pointing? Become a Live Stream Angel for just £75

Angels will enjoy access to on-the-day livestream and replays of all the action throughout the Devon and Cornwall Season

Last season Devon and Cornwall Area successfully pioneered live-stream point to point coverage. As the new season begins we’re building on that experience, and planning to offer livestream coverage throughout the coming season.

To fund our production costs without placing any financial burden on individual meetings, as well as a Pay Per View option. we are implementing a number of Area led income streams.

The first of these income streams is our Live Stream Angel Season Ticket Offer.

What is a Livestream Angel Season Ticket?

Priced at just £75 (plus Eventbrite admin fee of £6.44) we are offering 40 Livestream Angel Season Ticket giving access to all Devon and Cornwall livestreams, and replays throughout the season.

This is a substantial discount compared to the Pay Per View cost of £12 (plus Eventbrite fee of £1.52) per meeting, and a great opportunity to grab a bargain whilst supporting the Devon and Cornwall Area Livestream Project.

We’ll use the Angel income to help fund our early season production costs as we develop our other funding streams.

We also guarantee that you won’t lose out financially, if for any reason we stream less than 7 meetings during the 2021 – 2022 season then we’ll make a pro-rata refund on request at the end of the season. (For Terms and Conditions see below).

How can I buy a Livestream Angel Season Ticket?

Just 40 Live Stream Angel Season Tickets are available.

To buy yours please go to http://pointingdc.eventbrite.com/

How do Angels view the Livestream?

The Livestream and replays will be viewable via the Eventbrite website. Full details will be sent following purchase of a Livestream Angel Season Ticket and an email will be sent for each fixture containing a link to access the livestream link (they change each time).

Why are Devon and Cornwall Area offering Livestream in 2021 – 2022?

Last Season we introduced Livestreaming to as a service to connections and enthusiasts who were unable to attend due to Covid restrictions and “racing behind closed doors”. We learnt a lot about the production process ,and also about the potential for Livestreaming to strengthen our sport now and in the future.

Some of the ways Livestreaming does this are by:
 by enabling long-standing supporters to remain in contact and enjoy Pointing, even when circumstances prevent them attending in person
 opening up the sport to new audiences who may then be encouraged to come along to fixtures to enjoy live action
 showcasing Devon and Cornwall’s high quality and varied courses to participants from other areas, encouraging them to travel to our Area
 enabling connections who can’t be there on the day to see their horse in action on the day, with just the 5 minute broadcast delay. A real benefit to out of area connections who may have runners elsewhere, or be unable to attend for other reasons
 offering connections who need to be in the lorry park the chance to watch the action as it unfolds additionally the replay facility provides:
 connections with the earliest possible opportunity to review and analyse the action from the race
 nationwide fans with the chance to view all the action – even on days when they’ve spent somewhere else

Terms and Conditions Live Stream Angels Season Ticket
1) Purchasing a Live Stream Angel Season Ticket gives access to all Devon and Cornwall Area Livestreams and replays throughout the 2021 – 2022 Season.
2) Information on how to view the livestream and replays will be sent following purchase of the Live Stream Angel Season Ticket.
3) Livestream is subject to a 5 minute broadcast delay, this is a BHA requirement.
4) Replays are available until 12:00 on the Tuesday following the meeting, this is due to a PPA requirement.

5) In the unlikely event that Devon and Cornwall Area provide less than 7 livestreamed meetings throughout the 2021 – 2022 season a pro-rata refund of the Livestream Angel Season Ticket price will be paid.

Refund calculations will be made based on the total number of meetings streamed throughout the 2021 – 2022 Season as shown in the table below:

Number of Meetings Live Streamed      £
0  Meetings – £75
1 Meeting –  £63
2 Meetings – £51
3 Meetings – £39
4 Meetings – £27
5 Meetings – £15
6 Meetings – £3
7 or more  – £0

The total refund made will not exceed the amount indicated in the table above.

6) A meeting livestream will be considered to have been provided if a minimum of 3 Point To Point races have been streamed from the meeting.
7) No refunds will be made prior to the end of the 2021 – 2022 Season.
8) Refund requests must be made to the Area Secretary by 15 th July 2022. Requested refunds will be processed within 7 days of the request.
9) No refunds can be made in any other circumstances.
10) Regrettably the £ 6.44 Eventbrite admin fee cannot be refunded in any circumstances.
11) Devon and Cornwall Area have no liability for any additional direct or indirect costs incurred by a purchaser as a result of provision, or non-provision, of a livestream or replay.
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Preview: Dunsmore Racing Club Point-to-Point at Dunsmore, Silverton Devon on Sunday 14th November 2021

Written By: Donna Harris

The INEOS Grenadier – sponsored Mixed Open race is the feature of the day at this weekends fixture, to be held at The Dunsmore Club, Silverton meeting this coming Sunday. Being a Cheltenham Foxhunter qualifier it has attracted top rated entries, which include Thumb Stone Blues for last seasons  point-to-point National winning jockey James King, and Chameron who is equally rated for trainer Sam Loxton, with the booking of jockey Ben Sutton to ride. Southfield Theatre is another who could go well for trainer Sara Bradstock, with the family yard already saddling a winner this season.

This meeting offers quality over quantity of entries and the day starts at 12 noon, with The Goffs UK – sponsored Maiden race for four, five & six year old’s, where the Tom Malone-trained Captain Westie could start his maiden career here with Will Biddick booked to ride. They could come up against Park This One who looks to be the ride for Josh Newman and will be looking to improve on their third at Cothelstone in May for trainer Neil Mclean.

In the first Conditions race  entry Thumb Stone Blues should go close if connections choose this race over the Mixed Open. He could come up against Ridgeway Flyer, who had some decent form under rules when with Paul Nicholls, and could be freshened up in the Pointing field and is now in training with Chloe Newman.

In the second Conditions race, which is sponsored by Angela Prouse Mortgage advisors, Bridge Of Spies could go well if defying top weight for the George Beilby team to follow-up on his Flete Park and Bratton Down wins. The Roestone for team Chanin won at this course two seasons ago, and Broadclyst for the Les Jefford team could be another close at the finish.

The Restricted race looks another exciting race with Clever des Assence having won his maiden race at Cothelstone last season for trainer Laura Jones, and has the booking of regular jockey Natalie Parker booked to ride. They could have the Treneer family trained Eole D’un Regard tracking them hoping to steal the race at the finish and improve on their decent place form last season.

The final race of the day is for Maiden horses of seven year & over in which the highly rated Truckers Pass for the Tom Malone/Will Biddick combination setting the standard with his consistent place form under rules when in training with Philip Hobbs. Kahaleesi looks an interesting entry for the Alan Hill team, with her mares weight allowance and the booking of Izzy Marshall to ride.

On course facilities include hot and cold food and refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands. Live streaming will again take place headed by Cornelious Lysaght. This can be accessed via Live Streaming costs are £12 per view (plus a small Eventbrite admin fee) for the full action packed day of horse racing in Devon and Cornwall and can be seen on your phone or computer after purchasing tickets with the link: pointingdc.co.uk/Live

A special offer for 40 tickets to view all the broadcasts throughout the season at a discounted total cost of £75 is being promoted at the beginning of the season from https://pointingdc.eventbrite.com and this offer is expected to be taken up quickly. 

Off course betting is available via Dave Phillips directly on 07810775119. If you do want a bet at this meeting, the following applies.

  • A deposit of £50, must be in my Pay Pal account, at the latest 11.0am on Sunday.
  • I will pay any commissions due.
  • All payments will be returned, i.e. winnings and deposits, within 24 hours.
  • My Pay Pal account can be reached via my telephone at 07810775119
  • Dave Phillips

Entrance to the course is £15  Card or cash on the gate, per person which includes a free racecard. Under 16’s Free. Course is located at Dunsmore, Silverton EX5 4DU.

The entries can be seen in full at: https://www.pointtopoint.co.uk/events/6870

Donna Harris
Donna Harris

Best selling Children’s Author Interested in journalism, novel writing. Currently PRO Devon & Cornwall Point to Point.

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POSTPONED Preview: East Devon Point-To-Point at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary – Saturday 30th October 2021

UPDATE: 20th October 2021 at 09:21

Sadly East Devon’s point to point races, due to be held at Ottery St Mary on Saturday, has had to be postponed due to flooding.

Heavy overnight rain has led to water lying on large parts of the course.

It is hoped the races can be rearranged for a later date – watch this feed for news.

With Pointing getting underway on it’s annual Autumnal start this Saturday, the East Devon host their Point-To-Point meeting at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary. This track offers a stunning parkland view, offering a fabulous way for the whole family to enjoy the seven races on offer, which commence at 12 noon. Although the entries are reduced, the quality should provide some competitive racing.

The opening Harris Timber Products members race could see trainer Les Jefford saddle the winner with Broadclyst,  with jockey Conor Houlihan to ride and follow up on the five-lengths second in a Handicap Chase at Warwick last season for Chris Down. Inch Rock could be his main rival here, now trained by Robin Gundry, looks to have the booking of jockey Pippa Glanville to ride and they would be looking to improve on their second place at this track previously.

Mount Vets sponsor the Open Maiden race for four and five year-olds. Captain Westie looks to be a likely favourite having run second in an Irish NH race and is in ownership for Bloodstock Owner/trainer Tom Malone with the booking of Will Biddick to ride. Hey Soul Sister looks a promising young horse for trainer Chris Barber running off a low weight, and So They Say is an entry for local trainer Ed Walker, another who could be one to follow for the future.

In the Micheal Pidsley & Son limited-sponsored Men’s Open race could be a dual finish between Where’s Wilma under jockey Matt Hampton for trainer Michael Watson having run well in second at this meeting last season, and The Mulcair for trainer Camilla Scott who could follow up on their win at Bratton Down last season.

The Paul Whitfield-sponsored Ladies Open entry Cousin Pascal won the Foxhunter Chase in April at Aintree for the Joseph O’Shea team and should be likely favourite here, Hawkhurst is another showing consistency last season and would be expected to run well for the Alan Hill team and notch an early season win for jockey Izzy Marshall.  Copain Des Classe is an entry for owner/ trainer Sam Loxton and this gelding could be one to follow in the pointing field for the future and give his lady jockey’s and connections some successful pointing days out in the future.

Trainwreck holds the highest rating in the Woolfeden-sponsored PPORA Club Conditions race for the Francesca Poste team having previously scored in Ireland under NH rules as a dual hurdle winner, however this could be a race for entry Copain Des Classe’s connections to challenge in this rather than the previous  race.

Envious Editor stands out in the Valley Constructions Restricted race for the Joe O’Shea team having had some decent Irish hurdle place form, Sergeant Brody ran a creditable second at Hexham in May and Schiap Hill is another who will be high in the betting arena having run well in runner-up places at this venue and Wadebridge previously. 

Finally up is the R Greenslade-sponsored Maiden race for six year olds and over, in which Truckers Pass for team Malone with jockey Will Biddick looking to set the standard and Dock Of The Bay for team Jefford  and the Otis partnership, being another who could run well on debut this season.

Entrance to the course is by cash only at £15 per head including a racecard, children under 16 free and Dogs on leads welcome. Live streaming will be available through www.eventbrite.co.uk at £12 per viewing plus a small admin fee. Check out the pointingdc website and pointingdc.eventbrite are offering a seasons package at £75. Betting is available via Dave Phillips 07810775119. The course is located at Bishops Court Postcode EX11 1RJ.

Live Streaming of the Point to Point fixtures will continue to be developed in the Devon and Cornwall this season with the first 3 meetings until the end of this year now fixed and followed by most if not all of the remaining fixtures through until next June. Cornelius Lysaght and Robert Cooper, both nationally known horse racing broadcasters will lead the presentations and interviews, betting information from Simon Nott and race form and tips from racing correspondent Donna Harris.

The team includes Videographers plus technical students from the Falmouth University’s in-house creative agency Mayn Creative who supported the initial programme last year plus Pearce’s Public Address specialists who are supplying robotic wireless cameras around the course, along with a dedicated broadcast van, tailored graphics and video editing software for sale of race recordings on the day, director’s comms and audio requirements this season.

Live Streaming costs are £12 per view (plus a small Eventbrite admin fee) for the full action packed day of horse racing in Devon and Cornwall and can be seen on your Iphone or computer with the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-devon-point-to-point-livestream-tickets-161608831365

A special offer for 40 tickets to view all the broadcasts throughout the season at a discounted total cost of £75 is being promoted at the beginning of the season from https://pointingdc.eventbrite.com and this offer is expected to be taken up quickly.

Donna Harris
Donna Harris

Best selling Children’s Author Interested in journalism, novel writing. Currently PRO Devon & Cornwall Point to Point.

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