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Entries: South Pool Point-To-Point, Buckfastleigh, Sunday 17th February 2019

Note: As a result of the Equine Influenza outbreak and the subsequent changes to the vaccination rules, some of the entries listed here may have deemed ineligible to run after entry for this meeting.

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st Pony Race 11:00 am 138cm (m 6f ) OPEN
2nd Pony Race 11:20 148cm (m 8f ) OPEN
1st 12:00 noon Conditions Race
2nd 12:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 13:10 Westcountry Champioon Chase, Winners Only Mixed Open Race
4th 13:55 Confined Maiden Race
5th 14:30 Mares Maiden Race
6th 15:05 Restricted Race

Going Update

Thursday 14th February 2019

On a routine visit to Buckfastleigh this afternoon, Claire Wonnacott, the local Course Inspector, walked the Course with John Bond, Clerk of the Course and subsequently declared the Going to be Good to Soft. Following another sunny day, the course is looking really good and the current fine weather is set to continue for the rest of the week.

Eileen Ashby, VSPH PtP Secretary

Preview extract:

Over 100 entries have been received for the South Pool Harriers meeting due to be held at the historic racecourse Buckfastleigh this coming Sunday 17th February. Pony racing heads up the action at 11am, with the main six race card starting at Noon.

The course is located off the A38 at Lower Dean. Postcode TQ11 OLT. On course facilities include hot and cold food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of trade stands. Entrance is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. Check out all the latest up to date information on the http://www.pointingdc website or on the Devon & Cornwall Facebook Page. The committee would also like to mention MST (Medland Sanders & Twose) and Ashburton Motor Works who are other major sponsors for the event and will be bringing their large trade displays.

Pony Racing Entries

138cm (m 6f ) OPEN (DIV I)

1
Billy Broomfield
Wee Antony
2 Kelsie Beilby Veno Star
3 Taylor Fisher Clear The Track
4 William Dunlop Talponciau Perfect Print
5 Ruby Fisher-barnett Wide Valley Spiderman
6
Evan Hughes
Pennway Angharad
7 Bruce Vaughan Reylem Eastern Sunrise
8 Jack Dace Dillans Girl
9 Megan Bew Saltre Coral Reef
10 Artemis Morgan Menedh Jumping Jack Flash
NR Freddie Fletcher Temmas Diamonds Forever
NR Harry Robinson Antsar Peeptoe
NR Sophie Flynn Deehaven Chipmunk

148cm (m 8f ) OPEN

1
Talor Hopkins
Don’t Tell Dai
2
Daniel Ellis
O’flynn’s Daughter
3 Kelsie Beilby Shotgun Minnie
4 Megan Bevan Motor Edd
5 Ivor Herbert The Mumbler
6 Charlotte Summersby Weebumbee
NR Daisy White
Aries
NR Taylor Fisher Our Jeremy
NR Chad Bament Little Rock Star
NR Otis Morgan Tarka
NR Alfie Godfrey Calypso
NR Holly Flynn Perfect Place

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 2018/19 form from 2017/18 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2016/17 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: Eggesford Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Wednesday Evening 6th June 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 17:00 Members Race
2nd 17:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 18:10 Open Maiden 4, 5, & 6 Year Old Race
4th 18:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 19:20 Restricted Race
6th 19:55 Open Maiden Race
7th 20:30 Confined Race

Going

Sunday 3rd June at 15:00

Fences have been moved to fresh ground. Going is Good, Good to Soft in places.  Will be maintained as good ground.

Friday 1st June at 16:00

All the fences have been moved to completely fresh ground as will the bends, light rain today so still good ground – John Heard

Thursday 31st May at 16.30

After steady overnight rain, the going is good, good to soft in places. All fences have been moved onto fresh ground, so the whole course is on fresh ground. We will water to maintain good ground if necessary

Preview extract:

The re-arranged Eggesford meeting, which was postponed from April due to the wet weather, will take place next Wednesday evening June 6th at the course situated at Upcott Cross. Seven races are on offer with the first off at 5pm. 98 entries have been received.

On course facilities are hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies together with trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 car and driver, £10 per passenger. Pedestrians £10. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. Course is located 2 miles South of Halwill junction, off the A3079 – 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: Dulverton West Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday 20th May 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Open Maiden 4. 5. & 6 year olds Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Open Maiden Race
4th 15:45 Conditions Race
5th 16:20 Mixed Open Race
6th 16:55 Novice Riders Race
7th 17:30 Intermediate Race

Going

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

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 first of three point-to-points scheduled to take place at the stunning location of Bratton Down is this coming Sunday May 20th. Pony racing which is sponsored by Gerald and Victor Dartnall, heads up the action at 12.45 with the main seven race card following at 2pm. 112 entries have been received. With championships hotting up in this the last month of the season, the racing will be even more competitive.

This promises to be a lovely family day out set in a great location with a view of Exmoor across the valley. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to max of £30 a car load, with children under 16 free. Dogs welcome but must be on leads at all times. On course facilities include hot and cold refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of trade stands. Location is at Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m North of South Molton – EX31 4SG 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 and form guide: Stevenstone Point-To-Point, Vauterhill, Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Members Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 15:45 Confined Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Open Mares Maiden Race
7th 17:30 Open Maiden Race

Going Update

Thursday 3rd May 2018 at 09:20

The Stevenstone secretary Caroline Furse reports today, Thursday, that the going at Vauterhill is good/soft with soft patches but drying all the time .No more rain forecast at Vauterhill. Racing Monday May 7.

Preview extract:

Bank Holiday Monday’s meeting is to be held at Vauterhill, High Bickington where there are seven races on offer with a start time of 2pm A total of 90 entries have been received.

Entrance to the course is £10 per car and driver £20 car driver and passenger £30 car load. Under 16’s free course is located at at High Bickington signpost off A377, A3124 AND B3217 Postcode EX37 9BT

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: Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, Sunday 8th April 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:30 Members Race
2nd 14:05 4, 5 & 6 Year Old Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:35 Open Maiden Race
4th 15:10 Mixed Open Race
5th 15:50 Confined Race
6th 16:25 Intermediate Race
7th 17:00 Restricted Race

Going Update

Saturday 7th April 2018 at 13:40

The Clerk of Course at Cherrybrook reports following overnight rain the going is now Heavy, for the Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point tomorrow

Thursday 5th April 2018 at 18:15

Cherrybrook going update: Good To Soft, Heavy in a place

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at 14:26

The Clerk of Course at Cherrybrook Racing reports the course for the Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point is raceable and the going is unchanged

Sunday 1st April 2018

The Clerk of Course at Cherrybrook reports the advanced going for the Spooners Point-To-Point is: Soft, Good to Soft in a place, Heavy in places.

The forecast suggests an improvement in going towards the end of the week.

Preview extract:

Point-to-Pointing finally got back on track in the Devon & Cornwall area last weekend after a prolonged bad weather spell, and hopefully the scheduled meeting to be held at Cherrybrook near Tavistock this coming Sunday 8th April, will be another meeting to defy the weather. Seven races are scheduled with a start time of at 1.30pm.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The track offers fantastic viewing of the horses racing close to the rails. On course facilities include Bookies, bar, hot and cold refreshments and a host of trade stands offering a fabulous family day out. Location is North of Tavistock signed from A386, PL19 OLA.

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: Four Burrow Point-To-Point at Trebudannon on Easter Monday 17th April 2017

 

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 15:30 Mens Open Race
6th 16:00 Restricted Race
7th 16:35 Open Maiden Race

 

Preview extract:

Easter Monday’s venue is the course at Trebudannon near Newquay, where the Four Burrow Foxhounds will stage their meeting with a start time of 1pm. They have seven races on offer which include the Volvo-sponsored Cornish National Men’s Open race.

The Four Burrow track is at St Columb Major, signed off A30 & A39 – TL9 4LP. Entrance £10 per person, children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome at both venues. On course facilities include track-side viewing, great viewing picnic location, hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of trade stands.

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 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: Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, 9th April 2017

 

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 14:55 Open Maiden Race

Going Update

‪Thursday 6th April 2017:

‪Cherrybrook going is now good / good to soft – Heather Parr, Hon. Sec.

Saturday 1st April 2017:

Going is soft . Clerk of course just walked the course. Heather Parr, Hon. Sec.

Preview extract:

The weather looks fair this weekend and Point-to-Point racehorse enthusiasts will be pleased to see their sport getting back on track, with the Spooners & West Dartmoor hosting their fixture at Cherrybrook this coming Sunday April 9th.

This is an ideal picnic venue with many parties overflowing from the Grand National staged the day before.

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a host of trade stands. Entrance is £10 per car and driver, £10 per passenger upto a maximum of 30 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

Cherrybrook is located and signed from A386, N of Tavistock-PL19 0lA.

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 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: South Tetcott Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Bank Holiday Monday 30th May 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Confined Race
2nd 13:35 Mens Open Race
3rd 14:10 Restricted Race
4th 14:55 Ladies Open Race
5th 15:30 Novice Riders Race
6th 16:05 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
7th 16:40 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

 

Going Update

Friday 27th May 2015

Following visit by course inspector Fri. Going good to soft – soft in a place after rain last night. Further showers forecast with a dry day on Monday.

 – Dave Willis.

Tuesday 24th May 2016

Upcott Cross going currently good/good-soft. Showers predicted later in week. All fences & bends moved onto new ground.

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: Eggesford Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Wednesday 18th May 2016 evening meeting

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 17:00 Members Race
2nd 17:30 Intermediate Race
3rd 18:00 4, 5, & 6 year old Open Maiden Race
4th 18:30 Mixed Open Race
5th 19:00 Restricted Race
6th 19:30 Open Maiden Race
7th 20:00 Confined Race

 

Going Update

Sunday 15th May 2016

Going update: Good to Firm, watering to provide safe ground. Some showers possible

9th May 2016

EGGESFORD P2P AT UPCOTT CROSS MAY 18 th AT 5 P.M The Eggesford Champion Mixed Open will be run over 3miles not 4 miles as in previous years The prize money has been increased to £850.00 Val Quick secretary

6th May 2016

THE RESCHEDULED EGGESFORD POINT TO POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS ON WEDNESDAY 18TH MAY FIRST RACE 5 P.M.

Entries will close on Wednesday 11th may ONLINE 12 noon. ENTRIES SECRETARY Mrs M. Bishop 9 pm

Races are same as in The Planner. The Intermediate race is no longer an Exeter Racecourse sponsored qualfier for the intermediate series final as that has already taken place this season.

Clerk of Course, John Heard reports the going is Good, Good to Soft. If necessary the course will be watered .

– Val Quick, Secretary

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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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – SPOONERS & WEST DARTMOOR – CHERRYBROOK 3RD APRIL 2016

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Another weekend – another soaking. It doesn’t matter whether it is Cornwall or Devon, the mud looks and tastes the same.

This time it was the edge of Dartmoor where Mr Spooner’s hunt operates. The course is slightly familiar – it is around the opposite fields to where the Lamerton took place two weeks ago. However Cherrybrook is a roller coaster of a ride with the local mud coating the course like a chocolate cake on this occasion.

The Opening offer of 1-4 about Dicky Bob in the Hunt Race was quickly snapped up by the big hitters, and the grey was sent off at 11-2 on. He enjoyed the cake walk never looked in danger after his seven weeks lay off under Jo Buck.

Jo’s other winner It’s All Or Nothing was easy to back in the Intermediate, drifting from 6-4 to 9-4. Shannan Star was the one for money in this race (9-4 to 7-4), whereas the favourite On Alberts Head went from 4-6 to 6-4.  It’s All or Nothing won easily. His Buckfastleigh form was obviously wrong and he is better judged on his Stratford hunter chase third last season. He will score again.

Winter Garden was a surprising favourite (3’s to 5-2) in the 12 runner Restricted. He ran as if in need of the race and will do better next time. Betty’s Boy (4’s to 3’s) was still in with a chance when crashing with his novice rider two out and can be forgiven after taking a wide course for most of the trip. Sucker Punch was cut from 12’s to 6’s but was always trailing and has not come up to expectations so far. The winner Spillers Dream (3’s to 7-2) is from an in form yard and was always going well for Darren Edwards. He trotted up despite an awkward jump at the last.

The Mixed Open turned into a two horse contest. Jepeck (1-2 to 2-5) travelled like a dream and won as he liked. The runner up King of Alcatraz (9-4 to 5-2) ran creditably on unsuitable ground for him and will be of interest when the ground dries up.

Mic’s Delight (4’s to 6’s) had run a stinker at the Lamerton, but this useful ex-chaser was on his best form here. His novice rider lost her iron at the last but she was able to push him out to hold the threat of Darren Edwards on the progressive Robin De Souza, whose jumping let him down (4-7 after touching 1-2 and 4-6). Flying Award was backed from 5-2 to 6-4 in a weak market but lost touch after half way.

I was annoyed that I did not back Vila Cova in the Maiden. My own loose-leaf form book comment of his unplaced Wadebridge run on 7th February said “looks capable of better.” Somebody can run faster than me and he was backed from a juicy 3’s into 5-2. He only got up in the last few strides to beat a gallant effort from Gold Relief who had no friends from 6’s out to 14’s.

Lose your dash – lose your cash as the saying goes.

 

RESULTS

Results and Report of the Spooners & West Dartmoor meeting

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographers were at the meeting: Hazel mansell-Greenwood, Marcus Bath, Hamish Mitchell (Horse & Hound) and Athwenna Irons (Western Morning News).

Upcoming Event

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