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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 Today, heavy morning rain early on has been replaced by more showery weather and strong winds, with similar forecast for Friday.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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Pony Racing

Race 1 138cm (m 6f ) OPEN

Race 2 148cm (m 8f ) OPEN

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Entries: East Devon Point-To-Point at Bishops Court on Sunday 3rd March 2019

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Members Race
2nd 12:35 4, 5 & 6 year old Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 13:45 Intermediate Race
5th 14:20 Club Members Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race
7th 15:30 7 years and older Open Maiden Race

Course updates from John Bradley

Sunday 24th February 2019 at 19:34

Update on the going at Bishops Court, Ottery St MARY. At the moment the going is good, good to soft in places. With light rain forecast on Thursday it is expected to improve. Most of the course is completed. I’m expecting to finish on Thursday.

Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 13:49

No change of going at Bishops Court

Thursday 28th February 2019 at 13:28

Bishops Court passed course inspection by Course inspector Mr Norman Chanin. Going is Good good to soft in places

Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 20:34

Going at Bishops Court unchanged today but with rain forecast this might change slightly

Preview extract:

It’s the turn of the East Devon Hunt to host their meeting at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary on Sunday 3rd March. Seven races are on offer with a start time of Noon. Over 140 entries have been received and it’s set to be another competitive days racing.

This meeting usually sees the first of the spring weather drawing out picnic racegoers in their hundreds. For those wishing to sample the delights on course there will be plenty of stands offering hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of country trade-stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £40 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The track is located at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary. Postcode EX11 1RJ.

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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Rescheduled: Entries: Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, 16th February 2019

Point-To-Point Authority ⭐️ Update on equine influenza at 15:45pm Tue 12 Feb ⭐️

We are pleased to announce that point-to-pointing is set to return from this weekend (16 Feb), subject to the latest requirements regarding vaccinations. Further information here:  

All nine fixtures scheduled to take place this weekend will go ahead as planned. More news – including detail on potential refunds on entries for horses now ineligible to race – can be found here:  

Update from Fixture secretary, Val Mason

The Western point to point is now provisionally rescheduled to run on Saturday 16th February. Thanks to all who have made this possible. Now we all need to cross fingers that the current problems get resolved. All entries stand as made. thank you all. Thank you to South Pool Harriers and Combined Services for allowing us to have this opportunity to run. Going report will follow after the weekend.

Point-To-Point Authority ⭐️ Update on equine influenza ⭐️

The British Horseracing Authority has this afternoon taken the decision that racing will not resume in Britain until Wednesday 13 February at the earliest.

Therefore no point-to-point fixtures will take place this weekend.

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Conditions Race
2nd 12:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:10 Restricted Race
4th 13:45 Intermediate Race
5th 14:20 Ladies Open Race
6th 14:55 Mens Open Race

Going Update from Val Mason

Friday 15th February 2019  at 16:30

Just returned from Wadebridge the clerk of the course says the going is good. amazing day expected tomorrow please all come and cheer us all on. Val If your horse cant run have a day out, bring a bottle and have a party. Everyone needs it after the last 2 weeks.

Wednesday 13th February 2019  at 10:00

The Clerk of the Course reports going this morning good with good to soft in places. A dry week due and front paddock being used – Val Mason

Thursday 7th February 2019  at 02:00

Western, Wadebridge, Sunday 10th Feb. Going update from clerk of course: Good to soft – Val Mason

Sunday 3rd February 2019 at 12:29

Spoken to the assistant clerk of the course for 10th February – going report good to soft – all snow gone. Weather lovely today and looking to improve throughout the week. Entries invited – Val Mason

20 January at 21:19

Wadebridge course prep for Western Hunt point to point 10 Feb. Fences moved and ground good to soft in places with 3 weeks to go. Will update regularly and look forward to seeing you all there – Val Mason

Note:

The Point to Point Authority advised on Thursday 7th February at 11:00

We are aware of the equine influenza outbreak and the cancellation by the British Horseracing Authority of horse racing today in Britain.

We are currently monitoring the impact on point-to-pointing and racing this weekend. More news to follow on www.pointtopoint.co.uk and on the Point-To-Point authority’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Racehorse Owners Association (ROA)

🚨EQUINE INFLUENZA ALERT 🚨 In the light of the cancelling of today’s race meetings, please refer to the Animal Health Trust website guidance and updates on outbreaks at https://www.aht.org.uk/disease-surveillance/equiflunet/equiflunet-for-horse-owners

Live updates can also be followed on twitter via @equiflunet

Preview extract:

The Western Hunt hosts the third meeting to be held at The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge this coming Sunday 10th February. Six races are on offer with a start time of 12 noon.

With the huge covered barn containing on course facilities such as hot and cold refreshments and food, bar, bookies and a number of trade stands. The course has excellent track side viewing to get close to the action. Entrance is £10 per person. Dogs on leads welcome. Location is The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. Postcode PL27 7JE.

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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Useful Information:

Met Office 5 day forecast: Wadebridge, 1.3 miles from PL27 7JE

BBC Travel News: Cornwall and Devon

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP: CORNWALL CLUB POINT-TO-POINT SUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2018

The betting ring at Wadebridge is much different to other point-to-point courses. Our bookie friends count their winnings in comfort indoors in a huge barn.

In reality it is more than a spacious barn. Apart from the bookmakers, it includes bar and restaurant facilities (home made food and real ale), jockeys changing rooms, the weighing room, declarations rooms, and a shopping mall. All very nice when it rains.

IF there are any readers of this column (very welcome ) who have not been point-to-pointing at this Royal Cornwall Showground venue, I recommend a visit. Real value for money and you will never get your car stuck there because there are hard roads all round

So I am saying that it is a likeable place and almost a pleasure to lose money. I had a good go at that on Sunday when the finances certainly fell in the bookies favour. Only two of the seven races went to favourites.

Mic’s Delight (2’s in a place to 4-6) started the rot in the opener. The old boy ran well however to finish second to Rockinrolldixie (9-2 to 4’s). The winner was purchased in the summer by one of his joint owners Val Mason, and was well ridden on this occasion by Frenchman Nathan Vergne. The rider got the shock of his life however when his mount got down and rolled over like a playful child in the sand area on the way to the start. Monsieur Vergne, who works for the Philip Hobbs yard, had to walk his steed all the way to the start with broken reins. After that, his passage in the race was as smooth as silk, sauntering past his six opponents to win going away. Felicitations monsieur.

The Open Maiden attracted 10 runners in each division, each section providing a setback for favourite backers. Dragon De La Tour (4’s to 7-2) finally and deservedly got his head in front in the first section, beating the staying on Captain Cuckoo (solid 4’s) and Ragged Dream (16-1). Cuddle Up (20’s to 7’s) never showed, but Tarrytown (16-1) caught my eye with a promising run. I joined in the gamble on Will Biddick’s mount Rabunda (7-2 to 6-4 fav), who looked really well but clattered to the ground at the fourth.

Banco De Logos (4-6 to evens fav) looked the form horse in the other section, but was never really travelling. He could still atone. The winner Shelcomeonfortherun was easy to back (drifted to 12-1), but won impressively to give jockey David Prichard a double. A well made, long striding Flemensfirth mare with a few runs in Ireland behind her, she looks a nice prospect. Runner up Deise Gold (14’s to 12’s) is getting the hang of things, and third placed Mujadel (12’s to 8’s) is a winner in waiting.

Another lively gamble went astray when Purple N Gold (3’s in a place to 5-4 fav) faded to finish third behind the improving Double Captain (11-4) in the Ladies’ Open. The ex-David Pipe winning hurdler Purple N Gold may need to regain headgear.The winner was nicely handled by Naomi Sims and acts well on this track. Start Royal (11-2) is a pointing legend (28 wins including two hunter chases), and was a worthy runner up here.

So the punters were losing four nil, but then hit back with two winning favourites. Navanman (6-4 to 5-4) followed up his Buckfastleigh win with another game performance at the expense of second favourite Broadclyst (6’s to 6-4) in a good class Men’s Open. Broadclyst was tackling his first Open and is worth following. Honest Deed (11-2) ran a decent race to finish third.

Another jolly then went in as the Welsh trained Kensington Castle (6-4 to 5-4) scored in a tight finish in the Intermediate. In Arrears (11-4) ran extremely well to be second, but was punching above her weight here and would be of interest in a Restricted.

The Leslie Jefford trained Raddon Top (7’s to 5’s) turned in a workmanlike performance to win the Restricted and give Bryan Carver a double. Bridge of Spies (20-1) stayed on well to outrun his odds in finishing second, with the Carmarthenshire mare She’s A Gangster signalling much promise for the season (solid 5-1) in finishing third.

After my woeful punting afternoon being charitable to the layers, I managed to salvage my bus fare home thanks to Raddon Top in the lucky last.

Whatever the outcome, I really like point-to-pointing at Wadebridge.

RESULTS

Results of the Cornwall Club meeting
Report on the Cornwall Club meeting

VIDEO

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

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Kate Batters Photography

NEXT FIXTURES

  • Sunday 6th January 2019 Larkhill Racing Club Larkhill, Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 8QT 1st Race 12 noon
  • Sunday 13th January 2019 North Cornwall Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge PL27 7JE 1st Race 11.30am
  • Saturday 26th January 2019 Royal Artillery Larkhill, Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 8QT 1st Race 12 noon
  • Sunday 27th January 2019 Tiverton Chipley Park, Milverton,  Wellington TA21 0QY 1st Race 12 noon

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RESULTS: CORNWALL HUNT CLUB AT WADEBRIDGE SUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2018

Going: Good, Good to Soft in places

Conditions Race Veteran & Novice Riders (Sponsor Ray Davies Foods)

1 Rockinrolldixie (Nathan Vergne) 4-1 prog four out, led last, ran on strongly
2 Mic’s Delight (Millie Wonnacott) 4-6 fav made most til joined three out, no extra flat
3 Jack The Hat (Mark Robinson) 5-2 with leaders til not quicken from three out
7 ran; 6l; 15l; 6m 5s

Open Maiden

Division 1 (Foot Anstey LLP)

1 Dragon De La Tour (David Prichard) 7-2 alwys prom, led last, stayed on well
2 Captain Cuckoo (Sam Lee) 4-1 prom, 3rd three out, kept on flat
3 Ragged Dream (Hannah Welch) 16-1 led and clear 15th, mstk next, wknd flat
10 ran; 5l; 2l; 6m 12s

Division 2 (Nare Hotel)

1 Shelcomeonfordrun (David Prichard) 12-1 hdwy 12th, 2nd three out, led next, easily
2 Deise Gold (Jake Bament) 12-1 led 8th til 12th, kept on steadily
3 Mujadel (James King) 8-1 led 13th til three out, wknd last
10 ran; 5l; 3l; 6m 7s

Ladies’ Open (R & J Trevarthen)

1 Double Captain (Naomi Sims) 11-4 hdwy 13th, led three out, comf
2 Start Royal (Izzie Marshall) 11-2 led til four out, kept on
3 Purple N Gold (Jo Supple) 6-4 fav in touch, every chance til no extra three out
4 ran; 7l; 1l; 6m 0s

Men’s Open (Moores St Wenn Ltd)

1 Navanman (Bryan Carver) 5-4 fav led/disp throughout, ran on gamely flat
2 Broadclyst (Tom Chanin) 6-4 hdwy four out, every chance last, no extra close home
3 Honest Deed (Darren Edwards) 11-2 in touch, close 3rd three out, no extra flat
8 ran; 3l; 2l; 6m 8s

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Kensington Castle (Byron Moorcroft) 5-4 fav held up, led three out, easily
2 In Arrears (Darren Edwards) 11-4 disp ld 13th til 15th, every chance til no extra two out
3 Druid Spitfire (Tom Chanin) 15-8 prom til lost place 13th, kept on same pace
4 ran; 1/2l; neck; 6m 18s

Restricted (Land Promotion Group)

1 Raddon Top (Bryan Carver) 5-1 handy, led four out, stayed on well
2 Bridge Of Spies (Nathan Vergne) 20-1 in touch, 4th three out, stayed on well flat
3 She’s A Gangster (Byron Moorcroft) 5-1 effort from 15th, no extra apprg last
8 ran; 3l; 3l; 6m 6s

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