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Join us from Upcott Cross, near Halwill Junction in Devon where we bring you a six Point-To-Point race card from the fifth 2021 Devon & Cornwall fixture of the resumed Point-To-Point season. The racing starts at 14:00 with the Conditions (Level 3) race and run at 35 minute intervals.

The programme will be presented by Cornelius Lysaght, formerly the BBC’s voice of racing together with Grade 1 winning jockey Liz Kelly, and they are joined by Donna Harris and Simon Nott.

With Covid-19 restrictions still in place the Eggesford Point-To-Point is going ahead, but is required to run behind closed doors meaning the general public are unable to attend the fixture. However a livestream of all the action from the day is exclusively available by purchasing a £10 ticket plus Eventbrite’s admin fee through the Eventbrite link above. Replays will go on sale through the same link after the close of racing.

Once a ticket has been purchased Eventbrite will send you an email with a link to watch the racing on Sunday 9th May 2021. If you can’t see the email, if may have gone into a spam or junk email folder.

The streaming coverage is scheduled to start before racing at 13:30 with the first Point-To-Point Race race scheduled to start at 14:00.

Note: The livestream won’t be visible on the eventbrite page before the livestream is started on 9th May 2021, it will display a content is not available yet message.

Race card

The printable PDF race card will be available through eventbrite as a free add-on ticket once it is published on Friday evening, and is also available to download from the eventbrite livestream page for customers purchasing a livestream or replay ticket.

Viewing the livestream

We are aware that most people watch the livestream on a laptop or a tablet, but a good proportion want to watch on their TV. Every setup will be different, so there are no guarantees of being able to view on a Smart TV, but I am informed that some viewers were able to cast the Cherrybrook livestream to a SmartTV, to do so they had to log into both Eventbrite and Youtube prior to joining the stream.

This video has some other techniques that might work for other set ups:

Frequently Asked Questions

Some viewers have been able to cast the livestream from a mobile device to their smartTVs, but had to log into both Eventbrite and Youtube before accessing the livestream. There are many devices and many SmartTVs, and they all work differently. But the following guide may help if you want to do that: https://www.alphr.com/technology/6876/screen-mirroring-a-phone-ipad-or-laptop-to-tv-how-to-push-your-phone-to-the-big/

Required connection speed

We recommend a download speed of at least 5Mbps to view the stream at the 720p broadcast rate we use for stream at. You can check your internet connection speed at: https://www.speedtest.net/.

You may find you get a faster connection on a mobile device that on home broadband. Note: there are unlimited data SIM only plans available if you are concerned about data allowance usage.

Quality settings

You may find Youtube has switched you to a lower resolution version of the stream to converse bandwidth. You can still switch on 720p through the settings (gear icon), but it may buffer if the connection speed is lower. 

If you are casting to a 4K TV the image will appear soft, because the TV is scaling up the picture to match the screen resolution. The image will appear sharper on smaller devices like phones, tablets and laptops.

We are using the 4G mobile network to live stream, and the rural nature of the racecourse locations means that 720p is the highest reliable quality setting we can live stream at. This had the benefit of minimising the amount of data bandwidth you need to use to view the stream, and the connection speed required. [4k streaming would require 20Mbps+ internet download speeds which many of our rural customers won’t have access to].

Purchasing Tickets

Some people have reported issues purchasing tickets, the primary reason appears to be internet bandwidth issues. Our suggestions are:

  • Try using the main eventbrite page instead of the checkout plug in above, in case there are compatibility issues
  • Check that no-one else in the household is consuming a lot of internet bandwidth
  • Try using a different internet type, e.g. 4G mobile internet instead of Broadband or vice versa
  • Try a different time of day in case of general internet congestion
  • If those are unsuccessful you may need to reach out to Eventbrite Support for more specialist advice : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/contact-us

Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Point Secretaries Association – the official area website

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