Having not held the Intermediate Series since 2019, it was excellent to deliver the series once again for this, the 2022 racing season. We made sure it was back with a bang this year. Our thanks are extended to the participating Point to Points, Devon and Cornwall area and to those who declared to run
Throughout the season, The Exeter Racecourse team were in attendance at fixtures in the Devon and Cornwall area to continue to share the message, if you run in a qualifier, you’re in the final, which was worth £4,OOO this year. It was lovely to see good participation in the series, with 40 horses running in one of our nine Exeter sponsored Intermediate Qualifiers. The final, held on Haldon Hill on April 14 th 2022, had 11 entries and 9 declarations
We wanted to re-invigorate the series this year as much as we could, with a renewed effort into our Devon and Cornwall sponsorship, activation on social media and our website, as well as sharing the qualifying messages to all participating point to point fixtures within their racecards and live-streams.
The evening was as perfect as we could have wished for, Good ground after watering, and a full house of declarations meant that we had a bumper evening in store for our season finale. The Intermediate race no-doubt had the biggest cheer of the evening in the winner’s enclosure.
We hope that the added benefit, of attendance tickets to those horses that qualified during the series, as well as Directors Box invitations to those who held a race entry with us, added to the occasion – that was very much our intention
This series is incredibly important to the Point to Point community and Exeter Racecourse. It will only be possible to continue, with continued success, measured by us through the participation in the final. As our data displays, the participation in 2022 remains on-par with pre-Covid levels, therefore we are confident this series remains valid and has a place in our race programme. Please continue to support the series in 2023
Our gallery displays those in the ring, before the big final, and our winning horse.
For your information, we have published this year’s qualification record, race result, and race record below
Clerk of the Course Exeter Racecourse
|Exeter Sponsored Qualifier Race||Runners||Qualifying horses followed up with Entry into Final|
|Sunday 5th December – Cornwall Hunt Club @ Wadebridge||8 ran||Qualified entry received; |
Voie Dans Voie
|Sunday 16th January – Modbury @ Buckfastleigh||9 ran||Qualified entry received; |
Hotel du Nord
|Sunday 23rd January – Tiverton Foxhounds @ Chipley Park||8 ran||Qualified entry received; |
|Sunday 13th March – The Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers @ Buckfastleigh||3 ran||Qualified entry received; Lagonda|
|Sunday 20th March – Lamerton @ Kilworthy||7 ran||Qualified entry received; Jabbea|
|Sunday 27th March – Four Burrow @ Trebuddon||3 ran||Qualified entry received; Knockmoylan|
|Sunday 3rd April – Spooners & West Dartmoor @ Cherrybrook||2 ran||Qualified entry received; Mahler Style|
|Sunday 10th April – Silverton @ Dunsmore||3 ran||Final entries received at this point, no runners required a run at Dunsmore for a place in the final.|
14.04.22 Race Result’ Good, watered 6 ran. Winning time 6m, 21.80s. (Slow by 37.80s)
|1st||Port o’clock, IOO OR||D Summersby & Mr Darren Edwards||Qualified at Chipley Park, 23 01.22 (Good to Soft) 8 ran. Fourth place|
|2nd||Hadmeathello||S Payne & Miss Chloe Emsley||Qualified at Trebudannon, 27.03 22 (Good) 3 ran. Second place|
|3 rd||Knockmoylan 115 OR||C R Barber & Mr William Biddick||Qualified at Trebudannon, 27.03 22 (Good) 3 ran. First place.|
Exeter Intermediate Series Final history by year (LAST 70 YEARS) First race 7998.
Highest rated horse: 775
|2022 – First year held at the end of April|
|2021 – Covid|
|2020 – Covid|
|2019 – Last year being held in May||10|