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Torrington Farmers entries and form

THE TORRINGTON FARMERS POINT-TO-POINT RACES TAKES PLACE AT CHAPELTON BARTON, NEAR UMBERLEIGH, NORTH DEVON ON SATURDAY 14TH JUNE 2014

THE grand finale of this year’s British point-to-point season takes place on Saturday (June 14th) at Chapelton Barton, near Umberleigh, North Devon.

The Torrington Farmers have the honour of bringing down the curtain in their traditional festive atmosphere after six and a half action packed months. A total of 93 entries have been received for the six races and the course will be agrivated as necessary to provide the best possible jumping ground.

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Confined Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Mens Open Race
4th 15:45 Ladies Open Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Open Maiden Race

Following the concluding point-to-point race at 5.20pm are the Devon & Cornwall Area Finals for ponies under 138cm and under 148cm. These races are sponsored byHatchmoor Veterinary Practice. Pony racing has already revealed dozens of future professional jockeys and spotting them is all part of the fun. This is not quite all because the announcements of the local and National champions take place after racing – usually under a shower of champagne.

This meeting always presents a real party farewell to the season. For those without picnics, quality hot and cold refreshments are available on course, together with a licenced bar and trade stands.

Entrance costs £10 for pedestrians; £10 for a car and driver; £20 for a car, driver and one passenger, and £30 above that. The post code is EX37 9EB, and the course is located 5 miles south east of Barnstaple, just off the A377.

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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Four Burrow entries and form

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 4,5,6 & 7 year olds 2m4f Open Maiden Race (Colts & Geldings)
2nd 14:35 10 year old and over Club Members Race
3rd 15:10 4, 5, 6, & 7 year olds 2m4f Open Maiden Race (Mares & fillies)
4th 15:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 16:20 Open Maiden Race
6th 16:55 Restricted Race

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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Four Burrow Point-To-Point entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 2m4f Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:10 Confined Race
4th 14:45 Ladies Open Race
5th 15:25 Mens Open Race
6th 16:00 Restricted Race
7th 16:35 Open Maiden Race

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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Preview: Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, Monday 21 April 2014

Trubudannon near St Columb Major is the location for Easter Monday’s Point-to-Point meeting, April 21st, where the Four Burrow will be holding their race day. Seven races are on offer and over 100 entries have been received.

The Prowse Limited sponsored Members Race heads up the action at 1pm. Entries include the prolific winning mare Wee Fly, trained by Ross Oliver. She could figure here, having recently run four lengths second under jockey Bryony Frost at Great Trethew, behind Blazing Whale.Wee Fly has wins in double figures and at her best could take some beating. Reliable Richie is another to consider after his third in the Intermediate at Buckfastleigh.

The Sportsmans Arms sponsored Open Maiden two mile four furlong race follows, in which the Neil Harris-trained  What About Will could come on for his second at Great Trethew, when he kept on gamely behind Theatre Goer. Lady Annabel  for trainer Polly Gundry,  ran well under jockey Robbie Henderson at Cothelstone in March, before being brought down at the last fence.

In the Truro Tractors sponsored Confined race, suggestions could be Print The Money, having run  six lengths second to King Of Alcatraz here last season, and may have needed the run on return when fifth at Great Trethew. King Cyrus from the Emma Oliver team ran third here last season and has three Chase wins to his credit. Gorteenwood, and previous course winner Benetwood, could figure if ground continues drying.

The Brewin Dolphin sponsored Ladies’ Open race, could see this seasons current leading horse Byerley Bear, who has five wins to his credit, be stalked by Lion On The Prowl, a recent Andoversford winner, from the Alexandra Dunn team. Byerley Bear had been flying until his defeat at Great Trethew when coming home in third. Connections reported that he had lost two shoes in the ground, and they will be hoping that he bounces back to form here.

In the Bonhams Cornish National Men’s Open race, the Jane Williams-trained Shalimar Fromentro could go off favourite having run eye-catchingly well at Great Trethew when winning for jockey Chester Williams.The horse runs regularly in cross country circuits in France, and could well give his connections another win here. The Janet Ackner-trained Ace High also has strong claims, having won and been placed in three mile Chases. He ran a good second last season to John Daniell at Badbury Rings, and may have needed the run when coming home fourth at Kilworthy behind Aiteenthirtythree.

Suggestions in the Restricted race, sponsored by Carrs of Truro, would be Theatre Goer from the Robert Chanin team, after her impressive maiden win at Great Trethew, and Glacial Oscar for the Henderson team, if connections choose not to run at Flete Park on Saturday.

The Lamanver Broodmares sponsored Open Maiden race concludes the day’s events in which Derniere Dance is worthy of a win soon having been placed in eight Maiden races so far including a recent second to Raffa at Kilworthy.

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands.

Entrance is £10 car and driver £20 car and passengers. Course is signed off A30 & A39 Postcode TR9 4LP

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Spooners & West Dartmoor entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Restricted Race
3rd 14:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 14:50 Confined Race
5th 15:25 Intermediate Race
6th 16:00 Open Maiden Race

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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Gail Haywood & GGH RACING

Gail Haywood, who trains on the edge of Dartmoor is looking forward to the new point to point season and is the first of our trainer profiles on the new Devon and Cornwall point to point website.

Gail, was lucky to have a fairytale start to her training career with her first two runners, SIR GRENVILLE and PHILOMENA winning first time out. Other winners followed such as ALL IN THE STARS, THE VENETIAN, TULLOW BOY, HERE’S JOHNNY, BENETWOOD and most recently Milburn.

The yard is on the edge of the moor with a fantastic array of hill work, schooling facilities and a grass gallop to which Gail hopes to soon add an all weather gallop. Her ethos is to treat every horse as an individual, pay attention to detail while offering value for money for her clients.

She has a small number of horses to run point to pointing with a number going on to run ‘under rules’ or hunter chasing.

She said: “I am not from a racing family but horse racing has been a passion since being a toddler. I was really into flat racing but at 10 st and 5ft 9” I had to refocus! Friends and family offered me encouragement along the lines of ‘stop dreaming, get an education and a real job’ or ‘she’ll grow out of it when she gets a boyfriend’ but I drove my parents to distraction, got riding lessons and then a pony and joined pony club where I happily competed in Tetrathlon and other events.”

A chance meeting at 14 with Neil Kernick and his father Syd led to Gail being taken under the wing of the legendary horseman at their yard near Kingsteignton. She continued to ride out for them during school and university holidays until Neil relinquished his licence in 1994, but he continued to support Gail during her point to point career, driving her to the races and coaching her. Over the next 13 years Gail worked in various roles as groom/work rider,racing secretary for a variety of professional trainers and in 2007 took the advice of PD Keane and set up GGH racing.

We are very much looking forward to running the following, as well as some others, this coming season:

BENETWOOD

BENETWOOD
BENETWOOD
12 YR OLD GELDINGBY BENEFICIAL EX DONEGAL THYNE BY GOOD THYNE

OWNER – MRS SUZIE HAYWOOD

SPONSORED BY – THE PASSAGE HOUSE HOTEL & INN

A winner of 10 races, Benetwood didn’t run last season, although he was in full training. He was found to be suffering from a hoof infection, which has taken an age to settle. When he finally came 100% right the season was nigh on over, so we decided to wait for this year. We are very much looking forward to running him again as he won twice, on the bounce, for us in the 2011-2012 season.

RICHARDOFDOCCOMBE

RICHARDOFDOCCOMBE
RICHARDOFDOCCOMBE
7 YR OLD GELDINGBY HERON ISLAND EX STRIKE AGAIN (PHARDANTE)

OWNER – MR ROMILLY STUART-JERVIS

SPONSORED BY – MANHOLE COVERS LTD

Richardofdoccombe finished a good 4th, against far more experienced horses, on his only outing in a Point to Point last season, on ground that was too quick for him and over a trip which is too short.We didn’t get chance to run him again as he contracted a cough and when his bloods came right the ground for him had gone.We are hoping he can win a Maiden Point to Point on softer ground and then hopefully he will progress to run under rules.He is a lovely natural and athletic jumper and will ultimately be aimed at Beginners Chases on Good to Soft or Soft ground.

STACOMBE BETTY

STACOMBE BETTY
STACOMBE BETTY
5 YR OLD FILLYBY KAYF TARA EX RUBY STAR (GRAND PLAISIR)

OWNER  – MISS G G HAYWOOD

SPONSORED BY – MANHOLE COVERS LTD

An unraced, homebred, filly by leading Nation Hunt sire Kayf Tara from a winning family, Betty is a lovely big individual, who looks like she was made to jump a fence.My aim with her is to run her in Point to Pointing, with a long term view to running her over hurdles & fences in the future.

MILBURN

MILBURN
MILBURN
7 YR OLD GELDINGBY FIRST TRUMP EX BARONESS ROSE (ROSELIER)

OWNERS – MISS G G HAYWOOD & MR ROMILLY STUART-JERVIS

SPONSORED BY – MANHOLE COVERS LTD

WINNER OF TWO POINT TO POINT RACES IN 2013 (MAIDEN & RESTRICTED)

Milburn was purchased by myself as a 2 year old from a field in Bromsgrove and has been somewhat of a long-term project.An excellent jumper and a horse with scope and gears at home, Milburn ran very greenly in his first two Point to Points, failing to complete. However, on his third run the penny finally dropped and despite a step up in trip from 2m4f to 3 miles and a horse falling directly in front of him at the last fence he won his 12 runner Maiden Race in May 2013, showing a ready turn of foot to, somewhat controversially, just get up on the line. He then went on to win his Restricted Point to Point three weeks later at Umberleigh.He is still green, but a rapidly improving sort.

TULLOW BOY

TULLOW BOY
TULLOW BOY
9 YR OLD GELDINGBY DOUBLE TRIGGER EX POLLY’S PERK (EXECUTIVE PERK)

OWNER – MR ROMILLY STUART-JERVIS

SPONSORED BY – MANHOLE COVERS LTD

WINNER OF A MAIDEN POINT TO POINT – MAY 2010

WINNER OF A NOVICE CHASE AT FFOS LAS – DEC 2011

Tullow Boy came to us as a massive (17.1hh), terribly weak, big, backward 4 year old. We spent considerable time in building up his strength and educating him slowly, so as not to damage his ever-increasing frame.He proved himself to be very athletic for a horse of his size (now 17.3hh) and easily won a 2m 4f Point to Point when trained by us in May 2011. He went on to win his first race under rules by 7 lengths and looked to be a very promising individual.He then had a number of health issues and came back into work for the 2012-2013 season and the plan was to run him Hunter Chasing ourselves, but we couldn’t get his bloods 100% right. Therefore, we decided to wait until he came right, which he now has. He is now fit and strong and is currently in training. He is a giant of a horse, who is surprisingly athletic for his size, with a bright future over fences. We will be aiming him for Hunter Chases and are very excited about running him again has we think he is an improving sort.

More info about the horses an our plans for them and up to date news can be found at www.gghracing.com or by joining our facebook group – GGH Racing.

I look forward to seeing you all at the races in the forthcoming season.

Gail & Jasper
Gail & Jasper

REPORT: 65TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF THE AXE VALE HARRIERS POINT-TO-POINT 26 MAY 2012

GRANVILLE TAYLOR REPORTS

“It was estimated that between 2,000 and 3,000 people attended and there were over 500 cars in the car park. The many police officers on duty were in their new summer dress – collar and ties. The sun shone brightly for the whole afternoon.” 2012 – no, the year was in fact 1949 but plenty of similarities. This newspaper cutting formed a part of the excellent display of photographs and memorabilia on show at Stafford Cross depicting the past 65 years of the Axe Vale point-to-point races.

Mixed Open (Axminster Carpets Ltd)

This produced one of the most extraordinary results of the season with the unconsidered outsider Clew Bay Cove giving his young rider the first success of his career. I think we had all forgotten what a different track Stafford Cross is compared with many courses in the area which demand stamina. The shorter, sharp Axe Vale course was certainly more to the liking of speed merchants on Saturday, and Clew Bay Cove found it right up his street. The winner raced alongside Gunner Be Quick from the fourth last, and the pair shook off Direct Flight and the odds-on favourite Benetwood from the second last. Clew Bay Cove got on top of his rival with 75 yards to run and held on gamely under his 19-year-old owner/rider Dominic Furnell in a race taking well under six minutes. In some areas of the country point-to-point bookmakers impose an upper odds limit by operating as a cartel. Fortunately the Devon & Cornwall layers do not act in this way and outsiders are priced as outsiders – in the case of Clew Bay Cove 200-1 was freely available on more than one board. Although the 12-year-old gelding had failed to score for over four years, he had useful form in Ireland in his younger days, winning five times for leading owner JP McManus. The winning jockey said, “I rode in 15 or 20 points and a few bumpers without success in Ireland and bought Clew Bay Cove for only 500 euros out of his previous stable. He ran three times in Ireland at the beginning of this season before I came over to work for Lucy Wiegersma at Hatherleigh.” I train my horse from there and Lucy’s father has been very helpful to me.

Open Maiden (Everys Solicitors)

Another young jockey partnered his first winner here as Jamie Bargary scorched home on four-year-old Bathwick Scanno. This former David Pipe trained gelding was also the first winner saddled by Teresa Clark who is based at Broomfield on the Quantocks. Bathwick Scanno jumped his way to the front at the fifth fence and was not hard pressed to hold off the late run of Rock of Fife. “He was running away with me,” exclaimed the 18-year-old jockey who comes from Cashel, County Tipperary and works in the Pipe yard. He has only had a handful of rides but is taking himself off to France for further experience in the summer with French champion National Hunt trainer Francois Coutin. Bathwick Scanno is by the top American dirt stallion Aptitude. He was placed on the flat and over hurdles and seems to have a preference for quick ground.

Confined (J & FJ Baker & Co Ltd)

Recent Cothelstone winners Ashclyst and Allerford Jack squared up to each other with Ashclyst, who had recorded a much quicker time on that occasion, sent off 11-8 favourite here under Tom Chanin. Richard Woollacott was content to sit quietly on Allerford Jack who had plenty of support at 5-2, as Ashclyst blazed the trail. The distress signals were out for the favourite entering the home straight however, and Allerford Jack jumped ahead at the final fence. John Daniell and Sam’s Lad passed the favourite for the minor places on the flat. Richard Woollacott has recently obtained his trainers licence and his partner Kayley Jones has taken over the pointto-point side of the yard. Kayley was initiating a double with this winner who was scoring for the fourth time this season. “We will probably keep him going until the end of the season,” said Kayley

Restricted (Martin Diplock)

My Runaway completed the training double for Kayley Jones, this time ridden by Robbie Henderson. Blinkered for the first time, My Runaway was a solid 3-1 second favourite behind Gone That Way who was marginally preferred in the market at 5-2. The favourite fought for the lead with Florence Mary and Wassonthen, but My Runaway always had that trio in his sights and took command at the second last. Gone Thaty ran well to finish second with Dalmatian keeping on to take third spot. Despite being backed from 10’s to 5’s, Wassonthen faded badly in the latter stages and eventually finished in about the same place as Engelbert Humperdinck in the song contest.

Intermediate (Matford Land Rover)

Rilly Goschen’s mount Tenawa looked to be going nowhere leaving the back straight as Tork to Me and Amber Love went on. The situation changed however as Tenawa fought back to head the leaders shortly after jumping the last, and the ten-year-old mare showed plenty of guts on the run-in to hold Amber Love (Darren Edwards) with Googoobarabajagal and Michael Heard staying on into third place. Home bred by her owner/trainer Jane Wilkinson from Ibberton near Sturminster Newton, Tenawa used to be a bit of a handful in her younger days She could not have a better rider however than Rilly, who, if she will forgive me, is at the veteran stage. With over a century of point-to-point winners to her credit, a National Hunt amateur ladies’ championship and a Cheltenham Foxhunters (2004) in her CV, Amaryllis Goschen represents the best example of a woman rider.

Novice Riders’ (Lentells)

It was the turn of the younger brigade with Oxfordshire schoolboy Joe Hill securing his ninth winner in his first season thanks to the useful Ravethebrave. Joe has an unassailable lead for the Wilkinson Sword Trophy for under 21 riders and is well in contention for the National Novice Riders’ title. Ravethebrave proved a cut above his four rivals here. Tres Bien (Josh Newman) just deprived Doof of the runner-up spot but they were only playing for places behind Alan Hill’s expensive Doncaster sales purchase who was winning his fourth novice riders’event of the season. Hill the younger has a long term ambition to train, but meanwhile gets back to his school desk with four more GCSE exams to come during the week.

Hunt Race (Beviss & Beckingsale)

A disappointing turn out with Dr Cerullo (Joe Hill) getting a walk over.

RESULTS:

 

Hunt Race

1 Dr Cerullo (J Hill) walked over

Confined

1 Allerford Jack (R Woollacott); 2 John Daniell (Miss A Bush); 3 Sams Lad (Miss B Frost); 11 ran; 1 1/2l; 2l; 5m 47s

Mixed Open

1 Clew Bay Cove (D Furnell); 2 Gunner Be Quick (R Tory); 3 Direct Flight (Miss V Wade); 8 ran; neck; 2l; 5m 45s

Intermediate

1 Tenawa (Miss A Goschen); 2 Amber Love (D Edwards); 3 Googoobarabajagal (M Heard); 7 ran; 2l; head; 5m 46s

Novice Riders’

1 Ravethebrave (J Hill); 2 Tres Bien (J Newman); 3 Doof (Miss V Wade); 5 ran; 12l; head; 5m 51s

Restricted

1 My Runaway (R Henderson); 2 Gone That Way (J Guerriero); 3 Dalmatian (D Andrews); 7 ran; 2l; 2 1/2l; 5m 50s

Open Maiden

1 Bathwick Scanno (J Bargary); 2 Rock of Fife (Miss S Berry); 3 Gleann Ri (J Ponting); 10 ran; 5l; 8l; 6m 8s