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Preview: Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Flete Park, Saturday 16th April 2016

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Written by: Donna Harris

The first of two Point-to-Point’s to take place at the popular picnic track of Flete Park near Ermington this season takes place on Saturday 16th April. A fantastic day out is on offer with two pony races heading up the action which starts at 1pm these have been kindly sponsored by Flete Estate owner Anthony Mildmay-White. The main seven race card starts at 2pm and has attracted over 120 entries.

The opening Members race sponsored by A Salon Called Fish looks to be a battle between local jockey’s, many of which are pony racing graduates, these include Pippa Glanville riding four times course winner Ambitious Pursuit, Millie Wonnacott riding Coombe Hill a winner of eleven Points and six Hunter Chases , recent Cherrybrook winner Jennifer Davenport on Mic’s Delight, Bronwyn Buttery with Buckfastleigh winner Doctor Henry, Hannah Welch on the Charlie Stanley-owned Beuvron, and Thomasina Eyston with recent Great Trethew winner Ladyvie.

AGA-sponsor the four-mile Mixed Open race in which previous course winner Bellflower Boy‘s connections will be hoping he can stay the distance again having previously won at last years May meeting. Buck’s Bond has Chase form under rules when in training with champion trainer Paul Nicholls, and ran well for the Jack Barber team when second behind Delphi Mountain at Ston Eston. Imperial Circus is another with form under rules and is out of the Phillip Hobbs yard, now with the Mitford Slades at Pontispool, he had a win at Cothelstone last month and has shown some solid form this season.

Leading trainer Jack Barber has both Athreeothree who won his maiden at Charlton Hawthorne, and Ston Eston winner Rouge Devils who is partly owned by Sir Alex Ferguson entered in the Kitsons-sponsored Restricted race with the booking of jockey Will Biddick either entry will go close . The Keith Cumings team also looks double handed with Steel Brush and High Priority and will figure high in the betting ring out of the 19 entered.

Francis Clarke sponsor the first Open Maiden race for four, five and six year-olds, in which the Ed Walker-trained L’ane Fou having run second at this track last season and a recent runner up at Great Trethew, would look to be one of the bookies favorites out of the 24 entered. Ruby Fool from the Richard Mitford Slade team is another scoring a good runner up spot when a head second at Cothelstone under jockey Jamie Thomas, with Fishy Story from the Stuart Sampson team also being a suggestion having run well at Buckfastleigh on holding ground finishing fourth.

Rogers of Plymouth sponsor the Club Members race in which Ned The Post is to be considered having run a close second at Upton Upon Severn, and Turtle Tim from the Emma Pidsley team is another that could go close having run second recently to Champagne Rosie at Milborne St Andrew.

Delphi Mountain for trainer/jockey Emma Watson looks the pick of those entered in Elizabeth May Memorial Confined race, already on a seasons hat-trick of wins with the latest when staying on gamely to win at Ston Eston one and a half lengths ahead of Buck’s Bond. Whatastormnorm from the Robert Chanin team is another to note having recent wins at both Buckfastleigh and Great Trethew under jockey Tom Chanin, with the combination having traveled well here in the maiden race last season before falling at the last fence.

The final race of the day Tony Glynn Scaffolding-sponsored Open Maiden race in which those with recent runner up places who should figure are Gold Relief, L’ane Fou if not competing in the earlier maiden, Rainbow Stripes and Ruby Fool.

There will be a space hopper charity race at the end of the day, in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund and to celebrate Amy Roberts’s hen party.

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies, trade stands and track side viewing complimenting the fabulous atmosphere. Entrance to the course is £10 per person up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 go free. Dogs on leads welcome. Course is located at Flete Park near Ermington, nr Ivybridge Postcode PL21 9NX.

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REPORT ON THE NORTH CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT THE ROYAL CORNWALL SHOWGROUND, WADEBRIDGE, SUNDAY 10TH JANUARY 2016

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WELSH challengers mounted yet another successful foray at the North Cornwall point-to-point held at the Royal Cornwall Showground..

Jockeys described the going as soft, heavy in places on an afternoon punctuated by blustery rain and hail showers.

The early season Devon & Cornwall fixtures have provided rich pickings for Welsh stables, especially the Pyle, near Bridgend yard of David Brace and his jockey Byron Moorcroft, Bob The Butcher (Restricted race) and Doctor Braveheart (Men’s Open) completed a double for the pair on Sunday, taking Byron Moorcroft to the six-winner mark for the season. Seven-year-old Bob The Butcher, making his first appearance for 13 months, stayed on gamely up the final climb to repel the late thrust of Annwyl. “I think he has a bit more to give yet,” said owner/trainer David Brace, who bred the gelding at his Dunraven Stud. “I had his sire Needle Gun and his dam Brydferth Ddu, who was jet black, and whose name is Welsh for Black Beauty,”

Doctor Braveheart achieved his seasonal hat trick for the same combination in the Men’s Open. Byron Moorcroft dictated the pace against his sole opponent Big Fella Thanks (Noel George), and held on dourly up the hill to score by a length and a half before surviving a stewards’ enquiry for drifting across his rival near the finish. “We didn’t go much of a gallop and my mount hung a bit approaching the last fence,” commented the winning rider.

The aptly named Doctor Braveheart was stepping up to Open class for the first time having won his Intermediate at the showground last month. The horses for courses theory was further emphasised when Premier Portrait proved too strong for his 11 rivals in the Novice Riders Race, and when Ray Diamond took the Ladies’ Open.

The ex-Kim Bailey chaser Premier Portrait had followed up his Black Forest win in November by beating Kirkleigh on this course last month, and the pair provided an action replay of that result this time. Radley schoolboy Gus Levinson has now ridden Premier Portrait to his three victories this season in his father’s colours. “He is more of a stayer and didn’t hang this time. We may run next at Cocklebarrow in two weeks time,” reported the young rider whose busy life style includes fitting in A level studies.

The huge barn at this course is a real asset in bad weather, housing all the facilities, including trade stands and live coverage of the racing on a wide screen. It is a useful refuge for spectators and keeps the bookies in comfort. Hail stones were peppering the barn roof like bullets as the five runners paraded for the ladies’ race. The rain, wind and hail however failed to stop the likeable Ray Diamond from charging up the hill to defeat Rebel Du Maquis by seven lengths in a repeat of the Cornwall Hunt Club Ladies’ run here exactly one month ago. “He didn’t really enjoy it until he was in front,” reported winning jockey Olivia Hutchings, who has struck up a good partnership with this 11-year-old. Olivia works in the yard of Ray Diamond’s owner/trainer Jackie Du Plessis at Saltash. “We will probably stay in Ladies races and he can give Olivia plenty of experience,” said the trainer.

Iron Chancellor won the Confined comfortably under Sean Houlihan to repeat his success in this same race two years ago. Trainer Sue Popham reported, “We have only got two horses in training now. This one may be aimed at a Newton Abbot hunter chase later in the season and his stable mate Swansbrook will go to Black Forest next week.”

Sutton Storm seemed to relish the soft conditions to win the first division of the Maiden. Michael Legg pushed his mount clear round the final bend before going on to score by 12 lengths. The 11-year-old was enjoying a welcome change of luck having been runner up in a better race here last month. The gelding was home bred by his Sparkford, Somerset owner/trainer Angela Davis, who reported, “He suffered a broken rib when brought down in a Wincanton hurdle race which led to complications and major surgery. He is a different horse now and jumps brilliant. He is qualified for the Stratford Subaru Final.”

The other Maiden division saw the mare Follow The Paint turn her bridesmaid status into that of a bride. The six-year-old had been runner up in five maidens last season, and finally came good in the hands of Jo Buck when drawing away from the tiring favourite Looking Glass to score by 15 lengths. This was a first training success for Lydia Svensson, who has taken over three of the horses in John Heard’s yard near Okehampton. “I have worked for John for three seasons and he has given me the opportunity to train this year. Follow The Paint is such a nightmare at home,” she smiled, but Lydia will probably forgive the mare for her memorable success

Joe Tickle trained Sedgemoor Top Bid to win the two runner Members’ race in the colours of Paul Mann. Jamie Thomas made all the running to beat Miller of Glanmire by the length of the run in. “He could be aimed at the Intermediate final at Exeter. He needs better ground and would prefer a right hand course,” reported the trainer.

RESULTS

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RESULTS: NORTH CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT WADEBRIDGE 10 JAN 2016

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Going; Soft, heavy in places

Hunt race (Moores St Wenn Ltd)

1 Sedgemoor Top Bid (Jamie Thomas) 1-3 fav made all ,clear two out, easily

2 Miller Of Glanmire (Darren Edwards) 2-1 chased winner,in touch til faded two out

2 ran; won by a distance; 7m 14s

Owner; Paul Mann; Trainer; Joe Tickle

PPORA Club Members’ Novice Riders’ (Hop Oils Ltd)

1 Premier Portrait (Gus Levinson) 7-4 fav handy, strong run two out, led last, rdn out

2 Kirkleigh (Alastair Harvey) 2-1 tracked leader final circuit, every chance last, no extra cl home

3 Sobre Tresor (Tom Hawke) 8-1 led 11th til headed last, kept on well

12 ran; 2l; 1/2l; 6m 24s

Owner; Dr Charles Levinson; Trainer; Dr Charles Levinson

Ladies’ Open (3 Cornish Farmers, R Chapman, A Daniels, A Prout)

1 Ray Diamond (Olivia Hutchings) 1-2 fav prom, disputed 14, drew clear flat

2 Rebel Du Maquis (Chloe Roddick) 7-2 disputed 14, every chance til no extra flat

3 Good Egg (Sarah Rippon) 16-1 in touch til wknd five out

5 ran; 7l; 3 1/2l; 6m 32s

Owner; Jackie Du Plessis; Trainer; Jackie Du Plessis

Restricted (Ray Davies Foods)

1 Bob The Butcher (Byron Moorcroft) 1-3 fav close up, led three out, stayed on strongly

2 Annwyl (Will Gordon) 13-2 prom, outpaced three out, stayed on well flat

3 Shannon Smacker (Josh Pearce) 3-1 lost touch 14th

3 ran; 1 1/2l; 20l; 6m 56s

Owner; David Brace; Trainer; David Brace

Men’s Open (Kivells)

1 Doctor Braveheart (Byron Moorcroft) 11-8 made all, in command from three out, stayed on strongly

2 Big Fella Thanks (Noel George) 4-9 fav chased leader, kept on under pressure flat

2 ran; 1 1/2l; 6m 55s

Owner; David Brace; Trainer; David Brace

Open Maiden

Div 1 (Stephens Scown Solicitors)

1 Sutton Storm (Michael Legg) 11-10 fav handy, led four out, drew clear next, comfortably

2 Bertie’s Way (Darren Edwards) 4-1 headway four out, not reach winner

3 Miss Weld (Pippa Glanville) 8-1 led til four out, kept on flat

8 ran; 12l; short head;

Owner; Mrs Angela Davies; Trainer; Mrs Angela Davies

Div 2 (The Old Inn, St Breward)

1 Follow The Paint (Jo Buck) 3-1 in touch, led four out, ran on strongly

2 Looking Glass (Michael Legg) 5-2 fav keen hold, made most til four out, soon no extra, fin tired

3 Troubleshot (Tom Chanin) 8-1 left third three out, not reach leaders

9 ran; 15l; 12l; 6m 40s

Owner; The Beefeater Partnership (K Heard); Trainer; Lydia Svensson

Confined (Cornish Mutual)

1 Iron Chancellor (Sean Houlihan) 6-4 fav took lead 13th, stayed on strongly

2 Ladyvie (Hannah Welch) 5-1 chased winner from 13th, stayed on one pace

3 Reliable Richie (Darren Edwards) 4-1 chased leaders, no extra from two out

5 ran; 6l; 5l; 6m 34s

Owner: Scott, Meyrick, Bugler Partnership; Trainer; Sue Popham

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Preview: North Cornwall Point-To-Point, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge – Sunday Jan 10th 2016

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Written by: Donna Harris

Point-to-Point horse racing enthusiast will be heading to the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge this weekend to celebrate 30 years of racing at this course. There is sure to be a real party atmosphere after the Christmas and New Year break, when the organisers of the North Cornwall club will be hosting the meeting next Sunday January 10th, combining a display of memorabilia with what promises to be another thrilling day of racing.

An early start time of 11.30am for the eight race card which includes a Ladies Open race, with the Olympic cycling gold medalist, Victoria Pendleton holding an entry on the Alan Hill-trained According To Sarah, could see their first appearance on a track in Cornwall. Victoria rode According To Sarah in a point-to-point at Barbury Castle in December, running on really well until pulling up two fences from home. The Alan Hill team have also entered According To Sarah at the Ampton, Suffold meeting, but it would be a real treat if they were to head to the Wadebridge track. Ray Diamond is another entry in the Three Cornish Farriers-sponsored Ladies Open, having won at this course last month under jockey Olivia Hutchings for Cornwall trainer Jackie Du Plessis, they could again turn out to please the crowd, the horse having previously had a good following when running in National Hunt races.

The Moores of St Wenn-sponsored Members race heads up the days events with Way Before Dawn and Sedgemoor Top Bid looking to be the bookies favourites having won two of their starts last season. Way Before Dawn ran consistently well winning two of his seven starts on soft to heavy going, finishing last season with a second in an Intermediate race behind What About Will at Bratton Down for the Tickle family. Sedgemoor Top Bid also won two of his starts last season under jockey Jamie Thomas and could go well.

Hop Oils sponsor the PPORA Club Members race for Novice riders which has attracted fifteen entries. Working Title looks to stand out for the Drinkwater family, having nine point wins to date including one at this course last month in the Men’s Open. Also entered is last months Novice riders race winner Premier Portrait who will be well fancied having come home one and a half lengths ahead that day of Kirkleigh who also holds an entry. Kirkleigh from the Robert Chanin team was leading until after the last when Gus Levinson on Premier Portrait found an extra gear up the hill and won the race by one and a half lengths.

The Restricted race is sponsored by Ray Davies Foods, this could go the way of Sutton Storm having run second here in December under Micheal Legg for the Angela Davis team. Bob The Butcher could be the main danger, from the in form Welsh raider David Brace under talented jockey Byron Moorcroft. David Brace has a good strike rate at this course, however Bob The Butcher has been lightly raced over the past few seasons and may need the run.

Kivells sponsor the Men’s Open race which has attracted some familiar Hunter Chase winners Big Fella Thanks and Harbour Court. The 13-year old Big Fella Thanks relished the heavy ground at Chaddesley Corbett in December when taking the 13 runner Novice riders race for Noel George who was riding for his father who owns and trains the horse. The Alan Hill team are represented here by the prolific winning gelding Harbour Court, a winner of seven point to points and three Hunter Chases including two at Cheltenham. Harbour Court ran at the Barbury meeting in December under jockey Joe Hill, but had to settle for second that day behind the Jack Barber-trained Ghizao, but looks sure to come on for the run. Doctor Braveheart is another from the David Brace team which could go well and follow up on his recent wins at Black Forest Lodge and the last Wadebridge meeting when winning the Intermediate race. He looks progressive and ready to step up into Open company.

The Open Maiden race, with sponsorship coming from Stephen Scown Solicitors and The Old Inn, St Breward, attracted twenty entries and has been divided due to possible wet ground. My suggestions for recent form would be Sutton storm in Division one if connections decide not to run in the earlier Restricted race which he also holds an entry for, having run second here at the December meeting, and Miss Weld who has also had the benefit of a run when coming home fourth at the last meeting and showed some promise on when in the frame last season on soft and heavy conditions. In Division 2 my suggestions would be Driving well having been another to have run second  at the earlier December meeting at this track, and Follow The Paint having clocked up two seconds here last season and is a consistent sort who looks to act on any going.

The final race of the day is the Cornish Mutual-sponsored Confined race, in which Le Clo De La Londe for the Kayley Woollacott team, could come back to win after his unlucky fall here last month, when travelling well in second in a race won by Doctor Braveheart. Iron Chancellor also stands out among the entries for the Sue Popham team, a previous course winner here and has been in the frame on seven of his nine starts between the flags to date.

A large covered barn encloses hot food, bar, bookies, trade stands and a huge screen for those wishing to stay inside. There will be a display board for photos from when the course was first raced in 1986, for all to see and if anyone has photographs which they would like to display the organisers would be delighted to add them. The North Cornwall Point-to-Point committee would like to invite previous owners /trainers/ jockeys and staff to reminisce with them.

Entry is £10 per head max £30 per car up to five adults. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. Discounted tickets are available on-line until 8th January via link http//northcornwall.tickets.co.uk & via website www.wadebridgeracing.co.uk

The course is located off A39 west of Wadebridge – PL27 7JE

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Preview: Black Forest Club Point-to-Point meeting on Sunday 29th November 2015

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Written By: Donna Harris

The Black Forest Club hosts the first meeting of the new Point-to-Point horse racing season in the Devon & Cornwall area this Sunday 29th November.

This popular track at Black Forest Lodge, Kenton near Exeter has attracted over 80 entries, and includes three horses from the Alan Hill yard where Olympic Cycling champion Victoria Pendleton has been schooling in preparation for her switching saddles bid. If conditions suit, then it could be Victoria’s first ever ride on a Point-to-Point course. The Strutt & Parker sponsored Mixed Open looks to be the feature race of the day, in which the Hill team have entered Sedgemoor Express, the horse which Victoria Pendleton is anticipated to have her first Point-to-Point race ride on. Another of the Hill team entries is the eight times chase winner Consigliere. A winner of all of his three starts between the flags last season, this race could see him in the winners enclosure again for jockey Joe Hill.

Racing could not go ahead without the generosity of many sponsors, both local and national. Prydis have stepped up to sponsor the first race, the Open Maiden for four and five year olds, which heads up the action at 12 noon. Among the sixteen entered is the Robert Chanin-trained Whatastormnorm, having run second and third in the Great Trethew meetings, he was unlucky to fall at the last when sent off favorite at Flete Park in May. Future of Milan from the Laura Thomas team is another to consider, having run well in Ireland when third of thirteen in May, having stayed on well.

The Ladies of Silverton Hunt sponsor the Members, in which Jepeck looks to be hard to oppose. From the leading area trainers yard, Kayley Woollacott who sent Jepeck out here last season to win his maiden race. He quickly progressed with restricted and intermediate wins, having won four of his seven outings last season and runner up twice under jockey Jamie Thomas. Alan Hill’s team have entered Minella Theatre. Having won two of his starts last season under jockey Joe Hill, the combination could be the main challengers here, if connections choose this meeting over the Cottenham fixture. Delphi Mountain, ridden and trained by Emma Watson won the Members race at Bishops Court, destroying the field by 25 lengths, following up with a length second to Blazing Whale at Trebudannon, they could run well here.

Of the nine entered in the Heltor-sponsored Restricted race, the Ian Pritchard-trained Stony Road ran second at this track twice last season, before winning a Members race for jockey Charlotte Prichard, they look to be the ones to catch. Doctor Braveheart could go well for Welsh trainer David Brace, who has a good strike rate here.

In the All Frames Ltd Open Maiden race the Sarah Gould-trained Wotzizname could be well fancied in the bookies ring, especially if champion jockey Will Biddick gets the leg-up again after the combinations close second at the Little Windsor meeting. Also catching the eye is the Ben Clarke-trained Road To Success, having been placed in two of his starts last season.

To close the day’s events is the Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race in which the progressive Dunraven Royal from the Brace team could be well fancied. As could the Kayley Woollacott-trained Le Clo De La Londe, connections will be looking for him to follow up on his win last season at Trebudannon, and close seconds at both Upcott and Bratton tracks.. With another to note being Argentato for the newly formed syndicate The Cotswold Chancers Partnership, he ran third at this course last season and is a worthy each way bet.

The course offers a great countryside day out for all the family with good views across the track. Facilities include hot food, refreshments, bar, bookies and a host of trade stands. Trackside parking for the disabled.

Entrance is £10 per person up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

Location is Black Forest Lodge, Kenton, near Exeter (off A380 – EX6 8HR)

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Devon & Cornwall point-to-point area award 2015 and final standings

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4 POINTS WIN;  2 POINTS 2ND;  1 POINT 3RD.

Leading male rider: Peter Pearn Memorial Cup

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Leading male rider Darren Edwards receiving the Peter Pearn Memorial Cup at the Devon & Cornwall Point to Point end of season Dinner and Dance

MEN’S TITLE

Darren Edwards 123 points
Will Biddick 112  points
Jamie Thomas 85 points
Robbie Henderson 64 points
Matt Hampton 55 points
John Mathias 46 points
Tom Chanin 45 points
David Noonan 43 points
Sean Houlihan 33 points
Jake Bament 24 points

Leading lady rider: JG Kellock Memorial Cup

Leading lady rider Leanda Tickle receiving the JG Kellock Memorial Cup at the Devon & Cornwall Point to Point end of season Dinner and Dance

LADIES’TITLE

Leanda Tickle 67 points
Jo Buck 47 points
Hannah Welch 39 points
Vicky Wade 35 points
Bryony Frost 34 points
Pippa Glanville 20 points
Heidi Lewis 20 points
Jennifer Davenport 16 points
Oliva Hutchins 13 points

Leading male novice rider:  

Leading male novice rider David Noonan receiving his award at the Devon & Cornwall area dinner and dance

NOVICE MEN’S TITLE (5 winners or less at start of season)

David Noonan 43 points
Sean Houlihan 33 points
Harry Cobden 21 points
Jake Bament 24 points
Ryan Chapman 14 points
Hedley Webb 11 points
Joe Drinkwater 8 points
Paul Thomas 6 points

Leading lady novice rider:

Leading lady novice rider Hannah Welch receiving her award at the Devon & Cornwall area dinner and dance

NOVICE LADIES’ TITLE (5 winners or less at start of season)

Hannah Welch 39 points
Pippa Glanville 20 points
Heidi Lewis 20 points
Jennifer Davenport 16 points
Olivia Hutchings 13 points
Emma Watson 8 points
Charlotte Prichard 8 points
Lucy Mager 7 points
Taylor Pook 7 points
Harriet Skinner 4 points

Leading owner: GK Probert Perpetual Challenge Cup :  

The Bradley Partnership (Miss Nicola Martin)  55 points

Owner/rider most points on one horse: Silver Ransome Perpetual Challenge Cup:

Jennifer Davenport received the Owner/rider most points on one horse award and Leading owner/rider/trainer award at the Devon & Cornwall Point to Point end of season Dinner and Dance

Jennifer Davenport – Mic’s Delight – 16 points

Leading veteran rider: Orchard Perpetual Challenge Cup;  

Leading veteran rider Alex Muirhead receiving his Orchard Perpetual Challenge Cup award at the Devon & Cornwall area dinner and dance

VETERAN TITLE

Alex Muirhead    3 points
Kim Courtauld    1 point

Leading horse:  Axminster Carpets Perpetual Challenge Cup

Dicky Bob – Miss Verity Nicholls – 20 points

Leading novice horse: Little Vanity Perpetual Challenge Cup:

Dicky Bob –Miss Verity Nicholls- 20 points

Leading mare ; Cornish Princess Perpetrual Challenge Cup;

Whenharrymetsally  – Mrs Hannah Broggio – 15 points

Leading veteran horse –  Anjubi Perpetual Challenge Trophy:

Bellflower Boy – Ben Robarts – 12  points

Owner/breeder: Seal Marine Perpetual Challenge Trophy

Ziggerson Hill –Miss Jackie Du Plessis – 9 points

Leading owner/rider/trainer: HJ Widdicombe Memorial Perpetual Challenge Trophy:

Jennifer Davenport – Mic’s Delight – 16 points

Rider gaining most points at single meeting: Prideaux Horse Perpetual ChallengeTrophy:  

Will Biddick receiving his Rider gaining most points at single meeting award at the Devon & Cornwall area dinner and dance

Will Biddick – 5 winners and a third = 21 points Dulverton West

Devon & Cornwall Bookmakers Perpetual Challenge Trophy – Rider longest official SP;

Mervyn Woodward – Highland Thistle 66-1 at Dulverton West

Western Morning News Trophy 2015 – best individual performance

Ryan Chapman receiving his award the Western Morning News silver salver from Frank Yeo at the Devon & Cornwall Point to Point Dinner and Dance. He also appeared on the sports page of The Western Morning News following the awards ceremony.

Ryan Chapman:

Ryan and his family are the essence of a pointing family having supported the sport locally for generations. Ryan himself rode as a 16-year-old but had a long break to further his career as a farrier. He shed 5 stones in order to continue riding in point-to-points in the last couple of years.

Riding pointers prepared by the family, and with only a handful of rides, he rode his first winner at Wadebridge in January, and rode a double on Easter Monday at his local Trebudannon track.

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RESULTS: TORRINGTON FARMERS POINT-TO-POINT AND DEVON & CORNWALL PONY RACING FINALS – CHAPLETON BARTON, UMBERLEIGH – 13th JUNE 2015

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Point-To-Point Races

Going: Good; Good to Firm & Soft in places

Confined; (Devonshire Motors of Barnstaple)

1 Lucys Girl (Jake Bament) 10-1 Chased leader 8th til led after three out, soon clear
2 Robin Will (Jamie Thomas) 4-7 fav left in lead 8th, wknd quickly & headed after three out, no chance from next
3 ran; only two finished; 30l
Owner; Dan Farr; Trainer; Dan Farr

Restricted (Tim Forster Memorial sponsored by Kivells)

1 Carry On Nando (Sean Houlihan) 8-13 fav made most , drew away three out, left alone last
2 ran; Finished Alone
Owner; Mrs J Luscombe & R Candy; Trainer; Gordon Chambers

Men’s Open (Davisons)

1 Findlay’s Find (David Mansell) 5-2 disputed lead 11th til went clear after three out, stayed on strongly
2 Threapwood (Oliver Greenall) 9-2 held up in touch, good hdwy after three out, kept on but not reach winner
3 Bathwick Scanno (Rob Hawker) 5-1 led til 10th, outpaced four out, rallied to 3rd flat
4 ran; 4l; 10l; 6m 42s
Owner; Paul Miles; Trainer; Myfanwy Miles

Ladies’ Open (E J Snell & Sons Ltd)

1 Florence Mary (Lucy Mager) 7-4 fav in touch, prog to lead three out, stayed on well
2 Bay To Go (Hannah Watson) 5-1 chased leaders, went 2nd five out, one pace from two out
3 Tiger D’Oust (Vicky Wade) 7-2 midfield, took 3rd apprg last, not reach leaders
7 ran; 2l; 4l; 6m 41s
Owner; Jeff Fear; Trainer; Emma Mellor

Intermediate (Claire Howarth, The Barum Stud)

1 Kawana Cove (Heidi Lewis) 4-1 disputed lead 11th , led after three out, drew clear next
2 Sedgemoor Top Bid (Jamie Thomas) 11-8 disputed lead 11th til three out, gradually faded
3 Delta Borget (Vicky Wade) 11-2 chased leaders til no extra after three out
4 ran; 8l; 7l; 6m 38s
Owner; David & Heidi Lewis; Trainer; Maria Lewis

Open Maiden (Smallridge Bros Ltd)

1 Come On Louis (Oliver Greenall) 10-1 chased clear leader, lost place four out, rallied two out, ran on well
2 Kilcolman Wizard (Darren Edwards) 4-1 soon well clear, weakened quickly two out
3 Derniere Dance (David Noonan) 13-2 tacked leaders, every chance three out, one pace
10 ran; 4l; 4l; 6m 39s
Owner; Andrew Ralphs; Trainer; Oliver Greenall

National Champions Will Biddick and Gina Andrews, with outgoing secretary Gillian Underhill following the conclusion to the 2014-15 season at the Torrington Farmers Point-To-Point, at Umberleigh.
National Champions Will Biddick and Gina Andrews, with outgoing secretary Gillian Underhill following the conclusion to the 2014-15 season at the Torrington Farmers Point-To-Point, at Umberleigh. Photo courtesy of Tim Holt

Pony Racing

Point to Point Pony Racing CONFIRMED RESULTS FOR THE TORRINGTON FARMERS AT UMBERLEIGH ON SATURDAY, 13TH JUNE 2015:

138cm & Under

1. CHURCHILL – Tamby Welch 
2. THE JOBS NOT STRAIGHT – Tyler Heard
3. HONKY TONK GIRL – Brad Kent
4. MOCKING BIRD – Alfie Godfrey
5. GINGER WIZARD – Chad Bament 
6. BECCA WALK O’ THE WILD SIDE – Molly Landau 
7. HELSINGTON VANETTA – Lewis McDonald
8. MAGIC – Honor Weatherlake
9. PARKHILL PLAYBOY – Joshua Brown
10. MENEDH JUMPING JACK FLASH – Otis Morgan

Video of the finish: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Point-to-Point-Pony-Racing/308495205966944/videos/486411528175310/

148cms & under

1. HAWKSFIELD FLYER – Fergus Gillard
2. CALYPSO – Ben Godfrey 
3. BARBOZA – Isabel Hunt 
3. GOODNIGHT – Bruce Young 
5. SHOTGUN MINNIE – Tyler Heard 
6. SPRINGS – Thomasina Eyston

NR DONT TELL DAI – Connor Brace 
NR IGO ZUMINOV – James Armstrong

Video of the finish: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Point-to-Point-Pony-Racing/308495205966944/videos/486412174841912/

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DEVON & CORNWALL AREA – JOCKEYS’ TITLES 2014/15 LATEST STANDINGS AS OF 7th JUNE 2015


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The latest standings for the area jockeys’ awards up to & including the Tiverton Staghounds  meeting (7th June 2015) are:-

MEN’S TITLE
Darren Edwards 121 points
Will Biddick 112  points
Jamie Thomas 82 points
Robbie Henderson 64 points
Matt Hampton 55 points
John Mathias 46 points
Tom Chanin 45 points

 

LADIES’ TITLE
Leanda Tickle 67 points
Jo Buck 47 points
Hannah Welch 39 points
Bryony Frost 34 points
Vicky Wade 33 points
Pippa Glanville 20 points
Jennifer Davenport 16 points
Heidi Lewis 16 points

 

NOVICE MEN’S TITLE
(5 winners or less at start of season) 
David Noonan 42 points
Sean Houlihan 29 points
Harry Cobden 21 points
Jake Bament 20 points
Ryan Chapman 14 points
Hedley Webb 11 points

 

NOVICE LADIES’ TITLE
(5 winners or less at start of season)
Hannah Welch 39 points
Pippa Glanville 20 points
Jennifer Davenport 16 points
Heidi Lewis 16 points
Olivia Hutchings 13 points
Emma Watson    8 points
Charlotte Prichard    8 points
Taylor Pook    7 points

This years End of Season DO!! will be on Saturday 27th June at The New Continental Plymouth.
Tickets available now for the END of Season Awards (15th Apr). Tickets £45 each

To order tickets:
– Facebook message Katie Squire
– Phone 01805 603129
– or email katiesquire980@btinternet.com

Please ask for Bobbie at the New Continental, Plymouth when you call to book a room. Her direct number is 01752 276797.

Anyone with any trophies from last year’s awards or from previous years please let Katie Squire know, and bring them to Chapleton Barton, Umberleigh She will be VERY happy !!!!!!! thanks !!!

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Results: Tiverton Staghounds Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, 7th June 2015

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Point-To-Point Races

Members Race (Winston Pincombe Land Rovers)

1. Whenharrymetsally (Lee Drowne) 5/4
2. Le Clo De La Londe (Jamie Thomas) 4/5 Fav
3. Pasternak Jack (Heidi Lewis) 5/2
5 ran; 6m 8s
Owner; Mrs H. Broggio ; Trainer; Keith Cumings

Open Maiden (Stags)

Division One

1. Stop The Press (Will Biddick) 7/1
2. Peggy’s Hero (Emily Harbour) 14/1
3. Queens Law (Darren Edwards) 14/1
9 ran; 6m 5s
Owner; Mrs M. Denmark; Trainer; Nikki Frost

Division Two

1. Askers Lad (Alice Mills) 6/4
2. Onewegoagain (Darren Edwards) 5/4 Fav
3. Jam Tomorrow (Bryony Frost) 25/1
8 ran; 6m 8s
Owner; Mr G. B. Foot; Trainer; Owner
 

Intermediate Race (Saul Kidston, Exmoor Hay & Straw Ltd)

1. Broken Eagle (Joe Hill) 3/1
2. Sonoftheking (Darren Edwards) 5/1
3. Fourstar River (Matt Hampton) 2/1
12 ran; 5m 53s
Owner; Mr A. Hill & Mr. J. Exelby; Trainer; Alan Hill
 

Men’s Open (The Poltimore Inn, North Molton)

1. Queens Bay (Will Biddick) 7/4
2. Findlay’s Find (Dave Mansell) 9/1
3. Barney’s Mate (Chris Barber) 20/1
12 ran; 5m 52s
Owner; Mr & Mrs Dickinson; Trainer; Jack Barber
 

Ladies Open (Greenslade Taylor Hunt)

1. Ned White (Leanda Tickle) 5/1
2. Fiulin (Abbie Hughes) 10/1
3. Florence Mary (Lucy Mager) 20-1
8 ran; 5m 58s
Owner; Mrs J & Mr N. Eliot; Trainer; Robert Chanin
 

Restricted Race  (Witheridge Garage)

Division One

1. Craigbienn (Gina Andrews) 3/1
2. Just Seven (Vicky Wade) 7/4 Fav
3. Tikkeche (Josh Newman) 8/1
9 ran;
Owner; The Andrews Family; Trainer; Mr S. Andrews
Note: An accurate race time is not available as Golanzine Crossed the line first, but was disqualified for missing a marker.
 

Division Two

1. The Greendalerocket (Byron Moorcroft) 5/1
2. Go On Henry (Matt Hampton) 8/1
3. Earthpower (Will Biddick) 8/11 Fav
8 ran; 6m 8s
Owner; Mr D. Williams; Trainer; Nikki Frost

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RESULTS: EXMOOR POINT-TO-POINT AND PONY RACES– BRATTON DOWN – 31st MAY 2015

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Point-To-Point Races

Going: Good / Good to soft

Hunt race (RSM Beares & Brian Thorne & Son)

1 The Mystro (Lee Drowne)  led three out, stayed on strongly

2 Father Owen (Scott Turner) 10-1 steady hdwy from 15th, went 2nd flat

3 Bernshaw (Darren Edwards) 1-2 fav led til three out, weakend

4 ran; won by distance; 1l; 6m 10s

Owner; Duckers & Divers Club; Trainer; Keith Cumings

Restricted (Rosettes Direct)

1The Flying Doc (Robbie Henderson) 4-1  good hdwy three out, took lead flat, v. easily

2 Winter Garden (Sean Houlihan) 9-2 chased leaders, outpaced after two out, stayed on late

3 A Real Cliché (Will Biddick) 5-2 fav  led 15th til headed 150 yards out

10 ran; 1 1/2l; neck;  6m 13s

Owner; Cow Boys; Trainer; Ed Walker

Ladies’ Open (Bray Leino)

1 Minella Fifty (Charlotte Prichard) 7-4 fav led from 14th, stayed on well

2 Presentandcorrect (Laura Scott) 11-4 led/ disputed 5th til 13th, pressed leader til no extra flat

3 Fiulin (Leanda Tickle) 5-1 went third two out, not reach leaders

8 ran; 6l; 10l;  6m 11s

Owner; E & Mrs C Hitch; Trainer; Claire Hitch

Men’s Open (Moore Scarrott)

1 Whataknight (Will Biddick) 4-6 fav held up, hdwy three out, led 250 yards out, soon clear

2 Parkam Jack (Jamie Thomas) 5-2 held up, hdwy to lead after three out til headed flat

3 Right Enough (Tom Chanin) 16-1 prom, led 15th til three out, weakened

5 ran; 5l; 20l;  6m 9s

Owner; T Hamlin; M dare; J Snook; Trainer; Jack Barber

Intermediate (Ashley Farrant & the Kingdon family)

1 What About Will (Vicky Wade) 3-1 led from 14th, drew clear flat, comf

2 Way Before dawn (Leanda Tickle) 5-1 went 2nd 16th, pressed ldr, every chance til wknd flat

3 Redlynch Rock (Rob Hawker) 4-1 hdwy three out, stayed on to take 3rd close home

9 ran; 12l; 3l;  6m 11s

Owner; Keith wade; Trainer; Neil Harris

Open Maiden

Division 1(The Old Station House Inn)

1 Spendajennie (Matt Hampton) 6-1 tracked ldr from 13th, led last, drew clear flat

2 Master Max (Will Biddick) evens fav progress12th, effort & every ch two out, no extra flat

3 Derniere Dance (David Noonan) 10-1 headway three out, stayed on steadily

9 ran; 6l; 6l;  6m 19s

Owner; Andrew & Hannah Broggio; Trainer; Kayley Woollacott

Division 2 (Slee Blackwell Solicitors)

1 Brandevin (Will Biddick) 11-8 fav held up, hdwy three out, quickened to lead 200 yards out

2 The Conjurer (Rob Hawker) 10-1 alwys prom, disputed lead three out til 200 yards out

3 Regular Guy (Darren Andrews) 14-1 chased leaders, 3rd at last, kept on close home

8 ran; 5l; 5l;  6m 23s

Owner; C Donlon; Trainer; Jack Barber

Pony Racing

Point to Point Pony Racing CONFIRMED RESULTS FOR THE EXMOOR HUNT AT BRATTON DOWN ON SUNDAY, 31ST MAY 2015:

138cms & Under Race at 1.00pm

1. CHURCHILL – Tamby Welch
2. MOCKING BIRD – Alfie Godfrey
3. GINGER WIZARD – Chad Bament
4. BECCA WALK O’ THE WILD SIDE – Molly Landau
5. MAGIC – Honor Weatherlake
6. TALPONCIAU PERFECT PRINT – Hamish Clarke
7. JOBANKER MORNING MIST – Finn Muirhead
8. PARKHILL PLAYBOY – Joshua Brown
9. KISSY – Emily Handel
UR HELSINGTON VANETTA – Lewis McDonald

NR TOBY – Josh Craddock

148cms & under at 1.20pm

1. VADLAWALKOVER – Tamby Welch
2. CALYPSO – Ben Godfrey
3. IGO ZUMINOV – James Armstrong
4. COOL RUNNER – Thomas Doggrell
5. PICKMERE BOND STREET – Hamish Clarke

NR SHOTGUN MINNIE- Tyler Heard
NR SPRINGS – Thomasina Eyston
NR TARKA – Michael Treneer
NR TOTAL ECLIPSE – William Cox

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