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Entries: Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point at Buckfastleigh on Sunday 17th March 2019

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
PR 12:00 Pony Racing
1st 13:00 Restricted Race
2nd 13:35 Mens Open Race
3rd 14:10 Intermediate Race
4th 14:45 Ladies Open Race
5th 15:20 Open Maiden Race, Division One
6th 15:55 Open Maiden Race, Division Two
7th 16:30 Members Race

Course Updates:

Sunday, 17 March at 12:00

The going at Buckfastleigh remains SOFT

Saturday, 16 March at 21:44

Pony Racing 12 noon, 1st PtP Race 1.00pm.

Today’s very high winds, with occasional blustery showers, sure challenged our volunteers preparing for Sunday’s Buckfastleigh meeting. But it takes a lot to deter real “pointing” folk and although heavy rain was expected later in the day, with the prospect of a much improved forecast for Sunday they battled on with good humour, vowing to be up early Sunday to finish off the “cosmetics”, bins, banners and bogs, not forgetting the flags for the finish line!

As forecast, the wind and rain has already abated this evening (9pm), so rest assured we intend to be all ready to welcome you to our Course tomorrow, be it to race a pony or pointer, or just to enjoy the spectacle and a flutter, but tip for the day, do wear stout footwear – it is March after all!

I will post an up to date Buckfastleigh Going Report as soon as one is available to me tomorrow and I look forward to seeing you all there.

Thursday, 14 March at 21:54

Local BHA Course Inspector, Claire Wonnacott , walked the course with our Clerk of the Course, John Bond this afternoon and declared the Going at Buckfastleigh to be soft. Rain and strong winds are forecast for Saturday, quietening on Sunday to a moderate breeze.

Please note: On race day arrival, Horse boxes to be parked up in the lorry park but horses must remain boxed until the Horse’s Passport and Health Declaration documents have been presented to the Declarations Desk for inspection before authorisation to unload can be given.

Thursday, 14 March

At 6pm yesterday, The Clerk of the Course reported the Going at Buckfastleigh was Soft. Now we are into March the ground is drying much quicker than in February and the Course walked very well, with a good covering of grass and the fences all moved to fresh ground, as have been the bends. Today, heavy morning rain early on has been replaced by more showery weather and strong winds, with similar forecast for Friday. A further report on the Going and outlook for race day will follow tomorrow afternoon.

Tuesday, 12th March

Buckfastleigh – This afternoon the Clerk of the Course reported the Going to be Soft but it has been a sunny, windy day and preparations for racing are progressing well.

Friday 8th March

The Buckfastleigh Clerk of the Course reported this morning, Friday 8th March, that the Preliminary Going at Buckfastleigh is Good to Soft, Soft in Places. More posts to follow regularly from mid week on. DVSPH PtP Secretary.

Preview extract:

Racegoers are in for a treat next weekend where the Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers host their meeting at Buckfastleigh on Sunday 17th March. Having enjoyed Cheltenham festival race week, those attending this meeting will be treated to some competitive racing here, where seven races are on offer, which have attracted over 80 entries. Pony racing, which is sponsored by Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream precedes the main race card with two pony races commencing at 12 noon.

The course at Buckfastleigh offers fantastic viewing, it is easily located off the A38. There will be plenty of trade stands, hot food tent, bar, bookies and a great atmosphere for all the family to enjoy. Entrance to the course is £10 per person with children 16 and under free. Dogs on leads welcome. Post code TQ11 OLT.

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
© = 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 2017/18 form from 2016/17 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2015/16 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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Pony Racing

Race 1 138cm (m 6f ) OPEN

Race 2 148cm (m 8f ) OPEN

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Entries: Tiverton Staghounds Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday 10th June 2018

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

Going

Friday 8th June 9.00pm

The going at Bratton Down is now firm. The fences have been moved. Plus the aggrivator will be used on the course prior to racing.

Tuesday 5th June 8.30am

The going at Bratton Down is good to firm, firm in places. The aggrivator is booked to use if we don’t have rain.

Saturday 2nd June at 16:00

The going at Bratton Down remains good to firm. The aggrivator has NOT been needed.

Friday 1st June at 9.00am

Having had an inch of rain over the last couple of days the going is now good to firm at Bratton Down.

Wednesday 30th May at 10.00 am

Bratton Down is firm, although it is raining at present.  Fences have been moved. The aggrivator is booked for Saturday afternoon to ensure safe racing.

Friday 25th May 2018 8.30pm

The going at Bratton Down is good to firm, good in places. The course had 6mm of rain by 8am Friday and it has continued to be damp throughout the day. The fences will all be moved as necessary. Hugh Thomas, Clerk Of Course

Saturday 19th May at 09:19

The going at Bratton Down is now Good to Firm with a really good covering of grass. – Hugh Thomas.

Thursday 17th May 9.30am

The going at Bratton Down is Good – Hugh Thomas

Friday 11th May 2018 at 19:00

The going for Bratton Down on evening of Friday 11th May was the soft side of good with a lovely covering of grass – Hugh Thomas


Early bird tickets are available for all three Bratton Down fixtures from: https://www.futureticketing.ie/client/brattondown/

Preview Extract:

The penultimate Point-to-Point of the season takes place at the stunning location of Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming this coming Sunday 10th June where the Tiverton Staghounds host their meeting. There are six races on offer with a start time of 2pm. 77 entries have been received.

There is still much at stake with both area and national championships to be decided as the season draws to a close, many outside raiders have entered here and could well turn up to battle out the finishes.

This course offers a fantastic view of Exmoor, together with some thrilling race action. There is hot and cold food and refreshments, a lively bar, bookies and plenty of room for picnicking and shopping among the various trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person capped to £30 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs only on leads welcome. Location of the course is Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of South Molton – EX31 4SG. For further information contact the Secretary Jenny Hayes on 01769540894 or 07979307549 email sheepwashfarm@gmail.com or look on the website http://www.pointingdc.co.uk together with Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point FB page for up to date information.

Early bird tickets can be purchased from https://www.futureicticketing.ie/client/brattondown.

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 2017/18 form from 2016/17 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2015/16 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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Entries: South Tetcott Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Conditions Race
2nd 13:35 Restricted Race
3rd 14:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 14:55 Novice Riders Race
5th 15:30 Open Maiden 3m Race
6th 16:05 Open Maiden 2m 4f Race

Going Update

Sunday 27th May 2018 at 10:08

After heavy overnight rain going is now Good/Good to soft in a place.low risk of further rain & a sunny day forecast to morrow. Sunday 10:08 – Dave Willis, Clerk of Course

Saturday 26th May 2018 at 21:00

Upcott Cross Sat 9.00 pm . After applying water today ground was easier than Gd-Fm. Currently raining heavily. – Dave Willis.

Saturday 26th May 2018 at 10:00

The course inspector visited Fri afternoon & gave the ground as good to Firm, Watering continues to maintain safe ground & good chance of rain in the forecast.

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 17:40

Watering started yesterday(Tues) on drier parts of course. Possibility of rain Thurs/Fri will help keep ground good. – Dave Willis.

Thursday 17th May 22.00pm

Going is currently Good, Good/Soft on top bend .Not raced on this year with excellent grass cover. With little or no rain forecast will water through next week to maintain safe ground. – Dave Willis  C-O-C South Tetcott.

Preview extract:

This weekend’s fixture in the Devon & Cornwall area will be held at the Upcott Cross course where the South Tetcott will host their meeting on Bank Holiday Monday May 28th. Pony racing heads up the action at 12 noon with the main race card commencing at 1pm. 145 entries have been received for the six races on offer.

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and several trade stands. Entrance is £10 car and driver and £10 per passenger. Pedestrians are £10 with children under 16 free. The event is located at Upcott Cross, 2 miles South of Halwill junction off A3079 Postcode EX21 5AE.

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 2017/18 form from 2016/17 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2015/16 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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Entries and form guide: Modbury Point-To-Point, Flete Park, Saturday 5th May 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Open Maiden Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 15:55 Club Members Race
5th 16:30 Novice Riders Race
6th 17:05 4, 5, & 6 year old Open Maiden Race
7th 17:35 Confined Race

Going

11.20am Wednesday 2nd May

Modbury Point-Point update: Following overnight rain on Tuesday the Flete Park ground is now Soft. Currently a drying wind & sunny

Preview extract:

A double treat is in store this Bank Holiday weekend for Point-to-Point racing enthusiasts in the Devon & Cornwall Area when The Modbury Harriers stage their meeting at Flete Park this coming Saturday 5th May, followed by the Stevenstone meeting at Vauterhill on Monday May 7th.

First up is the Flete Park event with Pony Racing heading up the action at 1pm followed by their seven race card starting at 2pm. 80 entries have been received.

This is a popular track for families to enjoy a picnic day at the races in this stunning parkland setting. The course has a country show feel about it with many trade stands, along with bar, bookies and hot and cold refreshments. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome. Postcode PL21 9NX.

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 2017/18 form from 2016/17 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2015/16 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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Entries: Rescheduled Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point at Buckfastleigh on Saturday 31st March 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
PR 12:00 Pony Racing
1st 13:00 Restricted Race
2nd 13:35 Mens Open Race
3rd 14:10 Intermediate Race
4th 14:55 Ladies Open Race
5th 15:30 Open Maiden Race, Division One
6th 16:05 Open Maiden Race, Division Two
7th 16:40 Members Race

Course Updates:

Saturday 31st March 2018, 08:36

official confirmation: I’ve spoken to the Buckfastleigh secretary and the inspection was passed and racing is definitely ON.

Saturday 31st Match 2018, 07:35

Following persistent overnight rain, a Buckfastleigh Course Inspection has been called for

8.00am – a further update on this will be posted as soon as possible

Friday 30th March 2018, 13:28

There has been an inspection of the course today by local BHA Inspector, Claire Wonnacott,  Chief Steward, Terry Hamlin & Clerk of the Course John Bond, who have confirmed they are happy for racing to go ahead and that the Going is Heavy.  Note: The way-out from lorry park has been re-organised for ease of exit.  Buckfastleigh is on!

Wednesday, 28 March: posted at 4.15pm

“The Clerk of the Course at Buckfastleigh reports that the Going today remains unchanged at Soft, Heavy in Places.”

Tuesday, 27 March: Posted 3.30pm

The Clerk of the Course reports from Buckfastleigh that the Going there is Soft, Heavy in Places. The Course is looking good and our work-parties are ready for racing to go ahead this Saturday. A further update will follow tomorrow.

Friday 24 March, received 23.37pm

The PtP Secretary for Buckfastleigh reports that arrangements for their re-scheduled meeting on Easter Saturday, 31 March, are now well in hand and it’s all systems go for racing to go ahead there next weekend.  Regular Going reports will be posted during the coming week

Monday 19 March, posted 20.13pm

The Dart Vale postponed fixture will be run on next Saturday 31st March (Easter Saturday) with entries standing.

Friday 16 March, posted 14.36pm

The Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers fixture on this Sunday 18th March is postponed due to access to the lorry park and for services on the course. They are seeking to run on an alternative date.

Thursday 15 March, posted 5.30pm

Following persistent rain on Wednesday which continued overnight, the Clerk of the Course reports the Going today as Heavy, Soft in Places . It has been dry all day today with a drying breeze and preparations continue apace in readiness to race on Sunday.

Tuesday, 13 March, posted 5.25pm

After weekend rain, work parties deferred working on the course yesterday until today.  The Clerk of the Course, John Bond, reports this afternoon that it has been dry and sunny all day and the Going is now Soft, Heavy in Places and conditions drier than he had expected.   They have progressed well with the work in hand,  all  fences and bends have been moved successfully and racing at this meeting will be on all fresh ground with a good covering of grass to the track.   Further bulletins will now follow throughout the week.

Preliminary Going

Preliminary Going is Soft for the DV&HH PtP on Sunday, 18 March 2018.

Following the February meeting, the course was reinstated, all the fences moved and racing will be on all fresh ground with a good covering of grass. Work parties will be on the Course on Monday and a report from the Clerk of the Course will be posted later that day.

Preview extract:

The historic racecourse at Buckfastleigh is where racing enthusiasts can round off their week after the buzz of Cheltenham. this coming Sunday 18th March, when the Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers host their meeting. Seven races will be on offer starting at 1pm, proceeded by pony racing which kicks of the action at 12 noon.

The location of the course offers a view of Dartmoor and is an ideal location for all the family to spend a spring day in the fresh air.

On course facilities are large catering tent offering hot food and refreshments, real ale bar, bookies and a host of trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The track is located off A38 at Lower Dean (TQ11 OLT).

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
© = 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 2016/17 form from 2015/16 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2014/15 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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Entries: Tiverton Staghounds Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday, 5th June 2016

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

Going Update

Friday 3rd June 2016

The current going at Bratton Down is firm. The aggravator is coming on Saturday and will do more on Sunday if needed.

Hugh Thomas, Clerk of Course

Saturday 29th May 2016

Going is currently good to firm.  The fences have all been moved out onto fresh ground.

The aggravator will be used if necessary.

 

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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 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 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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Entries: Exmoor Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday, 22nd May 2016

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

Going Update

Wednesday 18th May 2016

The going remains good to firm after a good shower on Wednesday morning.

The fences have been moved out on to fresh ground.

There is more rain forecast for the area and the aggravator will be used if necessary.

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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 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 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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Entries: Modbury Harriers Point-To-Point, Flete Park – Saturday 30th April 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Open Maiden Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 15:55 Mens Open Race
5th 16:30 Club Members Race (Novice Riders)
6th 17:05 4, 5 & 6 yr. old Open Maiden Race
7th 17:35 Confined Race

Going Update

‘Good’- watering has commenced today to ensure it will ‘good’ safe jumping ground on the day.

As a precaution Flete Park have replaced all sand crossings and run through’s & All bends have been moved.

– Claire Wonnacott, Hon. sec.

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 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 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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