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Cornwall Club, Wadebridge entries and form, 14 Dec 2014

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12 noon Club Members race for Novice Riders
2nd 12:35 Men’s Open Race
3rd 13:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 13:45 Restricted
5th 14:20 Intermediate Race
6th 14:55 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
7th 15:30 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

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
(c) = 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 2013/14

form from 2012/13 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2011/12 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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Black Forest Club, Black Forest Lodge, 30 November 2014, entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12 noon 2 mile 4 furlong Open Maiden Race for 4 & 5 year olds
2nd 12:35 Club Members Race
3rd 13:10 Restricted
4th 13:45 Mixed Open
5th 14:20 3 mile Open Maiden, Division 1
6th 14:55 3 mile Open Maiden, Division 2
7th 15:30 Intermediate

Preview extract

THE wait is over, as this weekend Point-to-Point horse racing resumes after the summer break. The Black Forest Club host their meeting on Sunday November 30 at Black Forest Lodge, Kenton, nr Exeter. This is the first of 27 fixtures scheduled for the Devon & Cornwall Area, and the stunning location of this track provides excellent viewing from a natural grandstand. With now seven races on the card attracting a total of 108 entries, competition is bound to be hot, with trainers and jockeys keen to get their first points on the championship tables.

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
(c) = 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 2013/14 form from 2012/13 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2011/12 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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ROBBIE HENDERSON – 2013/14 CHAMPION MALE RIDER DEVON & CORNWALL

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ROBBIE HENDERSON was crowned Devon & Cornwall champion male rider for the first time last season when his 32 winners also elevated the 25-year-old into second place for the National Championship behind his great friend Will Biddick.

“I am looking forward to the new season and have some very nice horses to ride,” enthused Robbie. “My ambition is to stay fit, enjoy it – and beat Will Biddick,” he added with a smile.

Robbie’s first winner under rules came in 2009 on his family owned good ‘chaser Ellerslie George in the Badger Ales Trophy at Wincanton. His passion for point-to-pointing had already been fashioned however when he partnered his first winner for his parents on Sahara Legend at the Warwickshire meeting on 5th May 2008. Three wins followed in 2009 thanks to Newbay Bob at the South Dorset and by two victories on the Cathy Hamilton trained Gunship at Larkhill. . His father Guy, chairman of Wincanton racecourse, and soon to become chief executive of Ascot racecourse, owned and trained two of Robbie’s best winners between the flags last season. These were The Mythologist and Glacial Oscar, who each won their respective races at the Dulverton Farmers fixture last season and are due to be seen out next month.

“I also won on King’s Wood from our yard at Flete Park, but he is really my mother’s hack and needs firm ground,” said Robbie.

His other prospective mounts in defence of his area title this season include Hameldown Tor, who he described as, “a bit under rated and a very good point-to-pointer.”  This ten-year-old is trained by Ed Walker, who sent out 21 winners last term and will probably provide plenty of Robbie’s mounts next season. “Blazing Whale and Level Spirit were two of my best winners last year for Ed and will be back. I also hope to ride for Marie McGuinness, Keith Cumings and Sally Alner,” he said.

The forthcoming season promises to be one of the best as far as Devon & Cornwall is concerned, and it would seem foolish to bet against Robbie Henderson in his quest to collect another area title.

Photo credit: Helen Stoneman
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Feature: Robert Chanin

Point-to-Point racehorse trainer Robert Chanin was awarded the Western Morning News Trophy for Performance of the season at Devon & Cornwall Point to Point Association Awards Dinner and Dance, writes Donna Harris.

In his best ever season, Chanin, whose training yard is at Thorverton in Mid Devon, also enjoyed an impressive seven consecutive winners from eight runners between Wadebridge and Chipley Park.

The purple patch started with a double at Wadebridge with Welstonedruid and Byerley Bear in December, and continued at the next Wadebridge meeting, with Byerley Bear, followed by a treble at Black Forest Lodge in January – courtesy of Welstonedruid, under jockey and son Ian Chanin, Byerley Bear ridden by Leanda Tickle, and  Ned White, piloted by eldest son Tom.

Chanin’s next winner came was For The Staff at Chipley Park, Tiverton, but the run ended when Five Journeys pulled up at the same meeting. He went on to saddle 18 winners through the season, earning him equal fourth in the National trainers’ table and second in the area table, just three behind Ed Walker.

Speaking from his home, where he farms 100 acres between Thorverton and Bickleigh, having just harvested a good crop of hay before the weather changed, Chanin said: “I am highly pleased with the award, it is the first thing that I have ever won personally. I was very disappointed I could not make the Awards presentation to pick the trophy up.”

He added: “It is a team effort, Tom, Jade, Ian and Aimée, and I could not manage without the hard work of my wife Maureen, who does all the administration, entries, bills and accounts, and Rebecca Barnett who is our farrier and Ian’s fiancé. It was our best season ever.”

Asked what his secrets of training are, he replied: “Plenty of hard work by the team and the horses. We are lucky to have the hills through the Exe Valley where we do most of the training.”

Byerley Bear was crowned Leading Area Horse, and also won a dual control Aga for the points he earned in the ladies’ series sponsored by Aga, for his owner Roger Knowles. Chanin added:  “He has become something of a celebrity in our village. Mr Knowles donated 10 per cent of the horse’s winnings to help the locally-run village shop.”

“We are looking forward to the new season, which starts in November, and have agents looking for three new horses to join the yard. Tom and Ian will look through the form and bloodlines of horses offered to us before we take them on.”

Go Pointing Questions & Answers with Will Biddick

 

End of Season Awards Dinner and Dance photographs by Keepsake Imaging

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He will provide further information about accessing our Devon & Cornwall area Facebook page later this week:
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DEVON & CORNWALL AREA AWARDS 2014  – FINAL LIST

POINTS COUNT IN DEVON & CORNWALL AREA FIXTURES ONLY FOR HORSES QUALIFIED WITH DEVON & CORNWALL AREA PACKS

4 POINTS WIN;  2 POINTS 2ND;  1 POINT 3RD.

 

Leading male rider: Peter Pearn Memorial Cup

Robbie Henderson 102 points
Darren Edwards 74 points
Will Biddick 63 points

Leading lady rider: JG Kellock Memorial Cup

Bryony Frost 64 points
Leanda Tickle 50 points
Vicky Wade 27 points

Leading male novice rider:

Chester Williams 22 points
David Noonan 21 points
Ciaran Gethings 11 points

Leading lady novice rider:

Megan Nicholls 22 points
Hannah Welch 14 points
Natalie Parker 12 points

Leading owner: GK Probert Cup :

Jimmy Frost 36 points

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

Sarah Dennis Print the Money 7 points

Leading veteran rider: Orchard Cup;  ——  (no claimants received)

Leading horse:  Axminster Carpets Cup

Roger Knowles Byerley Bear 25 points

Leading novice horse: Little Vanity Cup:

Shared between five:

Master Hooper Mrs J E Purdie 8 points
Whispering Wild The Notso Innocent Partnership, Mike Watson 8 points
Ambitious Pursuit Mrs L Glanville 8 points
Carheney River Mrs K Heard & Mr M Evans 8 points
O’Flo Mrs C Lawrence & Ms K Lawrence 8 points

Leading mare ; Cornish Princess Cup;

Whenharrymetsally Mrs Hannah Broggio 14 points

Leading veteran horse –  Anjubi Trophy:

Ned White Mrs Jacqui Elliott 11 points

Owner/breeder: Seal Marine Trophy

Carol Lawrence 10 points

Leading owner/rider/trainer: HJ Widdicombe Memorial:

Sarah Dennis Print the Money 7 points

Rider gaining most points at single meeting: Prideaux Horse Trophy:

Robbie Henderson 14 points at Dulverton Farmers

Bookmakers Trophy Rider longest official SP reside in area:  Devon & Cornwall BPA;

Michael Heard It’s All or Nothing 33-1 Eggesford

Western Morning News Trophy – best individual performance

Robert Chanin Achieved a remarkable feat of sending out seven winners from his first eight runners of the season with four separate horses

 

DEVON & CORNWALL AREA – REVIEW 2013/14 SEASON

YET ANOTHER SEASON has come and gone and we were privileged in the DEVON & CORNWALL AREA to witness some thrilling racing. Our area is the largest in the country, and our season stretched from 1st December through to mid-June, when the Derby has come and gone and Royal Ascot is imminent. Just three of the scheduled 27 meetings were lost due to bad weather in this particularly wet winter and spring– all due to waterlogging.

Pride of place as far as the local horses are concerned goes to the Silverton qualified nine-year-old Byerley Bear. This sound jumping chestnut recorded six of his seven Open wins in the area, ridden to five of them by Leanda Tickle for owner Roger Knowles.

Byerley Bear is stabled with Robert Chanin who performed quite a feat in saddling seven winners from his first eight runners of the season. Welstonedruid looked a useful stayer in the making, and this sturdy six-year-old was also sent out from Chanin’s Thorverton yard to score four times before mid-March.

One of the most progressive pointers in the area was Bradley Brook who followed up wins at Kilworthy and Upcott Cross by winning the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Hunter Chase Final under Darren Edwards.

That ultra game mare Lucette Annie was also partnered regularly by Darren Edwards, and took her career tally into double figures. Two of her three victories came at Upcott Cross in the soft ground she revels in.

Whenharrymetsally just edged out Lucette Annie for the area mares award. The six-year-old by King’s Theatre won three of her five races and looks a nice prospect for the future. Red Penny and Paper Lady were other well bred mares to catch the eye. These were just two of the winners saddled by Nikki Frost.

It was good to see the useful ex-chaser Aiteenthirtythree go through the campaign unbeaten. Two of the gelding’s four successes came in the area. His young rider Natalie Parker excelled when forcing her mother’s ten-year-old up in the last few strides to win the Lamerton Mixed Open.

Robbie Henderson was always chasing Will Biddick’s shadow for the National jockeys’ title (well done Will – at least you are Cornish !). Robbie’s 32 winners provided him with his best ever season, elevating him to his first Devon & Cornwall jockeys’ title. Darren Edwards and Will Biddick were his closest pursuers for  the area prize.

The majority of Henderson’s winners were saddled by Ed Walker. The East Devon qualified Level Spirit won four times for The Otter Club and Hameldown Tor’s consistency was rewarded with two late season wins in the same colours from Walker’s Ottery St Mary base. Blazing Whale was also sent out from the yard to win three times, culminating in a defeat of Ross Oliver’s star West Country mare Wee Fly in the Four Burrow Open at Trebudannon.

Wee Fly’s subsequent Members’ success at the next Trebudannon fixture proved to be her 18th and final victory as the mare was injured in a road accident shortly afterwards. This was quite a blow for her sporting owner/trainer Ross Oliver who has accumulated nearly 40 pointing wins between her and her half brother Let’s Fly.

Mister Moonax earned honourable retirement after his Flete Park four miles Ladies’ Open success, and another 14-year-old, Gone To Lunch, stayed on very gamely to win the Dulverton Farmers four miles event at Treborough Hill in March under a terrific ride from Laura Scott.

It is always heartening in the point-to-point world to see “small” stables enjoy their share of success. In this respect Reuben Chapman’s Reliable Richie lived up to his name. The Cornish eight-year-old proved that staying was his best subject with late season wins at Trebudannon and Bratton Down.

Kayley Woollacott enjoyed a  succesful season and produced winners on the first and last day of the season in Mr Bingley and Checkerboard. In addition Steeltown, Minella Web, King Kash and Devon General earned their keep from the Rose Ash yard, Devon General’s impressive win on Easter Monday at Trebudannon was a prelude to his 15 lengths bumper win at Stratford, with young jockey Jake Bament giving way to A P McCoy in the saddle.

Another recent bumper winner to emerge from the area was Julian Selby’s home bred Fivefortyfive who scored on his pointing debut at Wadebridge before landing a Uttoxeter bumper in mid-June.

Certain Flight has become a flagship performer from the Keith Cumings yard and gained the first of his five wins this season in the Tiverton Open. The yard excelled however with their younger horses and six-year-olds Thetalkinghorse, The Mexican Bandit and Whenharrymetsally all emerged as potential stars.

Master Hooper and Whispering Wild won races in the style of good staying types and Ambitious Pursuit, and Carheney River also look to have a future. Annie Aces was successful on both her starts, whilst Babeny Bridge came into the season with two unbeaten runs as a four-year-old and duly added three more victories to his CV.

The latter’s rider, 16-year-old Chester Williams, took the area novice riders’ award by a single point to thwart the late bid of David Noonan. Another 16-year-old, Megan Nicholls, was the area ladies’ novice champion. Her first point-to-point ride Gwanako was beaten at Wadebridge, but the later exploits of Current Event and Join Together took her ahead of Hannah Welch.

The early season injury to Jo Buck threw the Area Ladies’ title race wide open and Bryony Frost’s best ever season (12 winners) enabled the 19-year-old from Buckfastleigh to retain the title she won last year ahead of Leanda Tickle.

I would just like to pay tribute to the Devon & Cornwall Association bookmakers. The odds offered by the bookmakers who stand in our area is the envy of many other parts of the country. Point-to-pointing is set to resume at Black Forest Lodge on Sunday 30th November – see you there.

Devon & Cornwall area pony racing champions – final standings

Area points champions ( rider/pony must be within the Devon and Cornwall point to point area) best eight results count.

138:
1st Angelic Tamby Welch 71
2nd The Jobs Not Straight Tyler Heard 69
3rd Dinky By Design Kiana James Thomas 53
4th Menedh Jumping Jack Flash James Armstrong 47
5th Ginger Wizard Chad Bament 32
6th My Golden Dream James Armstrong 21
7th Shammi Chad Bament 18
8th Wide Valley March Walter Fisher Barnett 17.

148:
1st Springs Thomasina Eyston 85
2nd Roy Boy Green Michael Treneer 28
3rd Tarka Barnaby Treneer 26
4th Derwent Dream Dancer Abi Lewis 17

Prizes to the first three will be made at the annual awards evening in July at Taunton racecourse, date to be announced soon.

Pony Racing report from Torrington Farmers, Umberleigh, 14 June 2014

Rosettes for the area finals were sponsored and made by Amanda Darke of Devon Rosettes
Rosettes for the area finals were sponsored and made by Amanda Darke of Devon Rosettes

The point to point pony racing season came to a close at the Torrington Farmers meeting on Saturday with two thrilling races.

The course at Umberleigh is a short sprint due to the terrain and the ponies run in the opposite direction to the point to point races.This often leads to blanket finishes and the 138 race saw an exciting conclusion as leader Tyler Heard on The Jobs Not Straight almost got collared by the driving finish of Tamby Welch on Angelic.Heard was under strict instructions to hold up his pony to the last minute, not easy on such a short track. He was poised in second behind long time leader Ben Godfrey on Mocking Bird, pulled out to make his move with the line in sight and then had to beat off Welch’s challenge at the death with Veno Star and Fergus Gillard running on well to take third ahead of Mocking Bird.

Talponciau Perfect Print has won his fair share of races under Hamish Clarke and such was the standard he was in fifth place just ahead of the popular Chad Bament who conjured a blistering run from Ginger Wizard to take sixth.

The 148s may have been low in numbers due to some non-runners but they knocked five seconds off the 138 time in their final.

It looked like the spoils might head to Wales as Ben Jones on Miss Mopsy blazed a trail. And it would have been fair reward as it had taken the Jones family five hours to get to the track. But Theo Gillard hadn’t read that script and got a great run from Hawksfield Flyer to win with Miss Mopsy second and multiple winner Total Eclipse in third under William Cox. The course wasn’t far enough for Olivia Weatherlake’s Aries, a recent conquerer of Total Eclipse or Thomasina Eyston’s Springs to shine, the latter pairing being newly crowned area point champions.

RESULTS

138cm

1. The Jobs Not Straight – Tyler Heard
2. Angelic – Tamby Welch
3. Veno Star – Fergus Gillard
4. Mocking Bird – Ben Godfrey
5. Talponciau Perfect Prince – Hamish Clarke
6. Ginger Wizard – Chad Bament
7. Diptford Moonwalker – Daniel Cox.
8. My Golden Dream – James Armstrong
9. Mini Tango – Lewis McDonald.

Nine ran. Distances 2 1/2L, 5L. Time 1m 08

148cm

1. Hawksfield Flyer – Theo Gillard
2. Miss Mopsey – Ben Jones
3. Total Eclipse – William Cox
4. Aries – Olivia Weatherlake
5. Springs – Thomasina Eyston.

Five ran. Distances 4l, 5l. Time 1m 02

Area final:

138
1, The Jobs Not Straight, Tyler Heard
2, Angelic, Tamby Welch
3, Veno Star, Fergus Gillard
4, Talponciau Perfect Print Hamish Clarke
5, Ginger Wizard, Chad Bament
6, My Golden Dream, James Armstrong

148
1, Hawksfield Flyer, Theo Gillard
2, Total Eclipse, William Cox
3, Aries, Olivia Weatherlake
4, Springs, Thomasina Eyston