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DEVON & CORNWALL AREA JOCKEYS TITLES 2021

TOP DEVON & CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AREA JOCKEYS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS AFTER EGGESFORD MEETING

LEADING GENTLEMAN RIDER – PETER PEARN MEMORIAL CHALLENGE CUP

Darren Edwards
Will Biddick
Conor Houlihan
Josh Newman
Darren Andrews
Matt Hampton

44 points
40 points
25 points
16 points
15 points
13 points

LEADING LADY RIDER – J G KELLOCK MEMORIAL PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY

Chloe Emsley
Charlotte Summersby
Natalie Parker
Hollie-Anne Drowne

20 points
13 points
5 points
3 points

LEADING NOVICE GENTLEMAN RIDER

Conor Houlihan
Isaac Buncle
Charlie Sprake
Otis Morgan
Barnaby Treneer
Michael Treneer

25 points
7 points
7 points
4 points
4 points
4 points

LEADING NOVICE LADY RIDER

Charlotte Summersby
Holly-Anne Drowne
3 riders with 2 points

13 points
3 points

Championship standings compiled by Granville Taylor.

Cover Photo Credit: Megan Cobley Photography

CORNELIUS LYSAGHT REFLECTS ON A FAIRY-TALE SUCCESS AT FLETE PARK

The story of Otis Morgan pulling off a fairy-tale success in the race staged to remember and celebrate his late sister Artemis will live long in the memory, and is such a terrific illustration of the kind of poignant result that British sport as a whole, but all aspects of horseracing in particular, regularly achieve.

In 40 years of reporting I long ago lost count of the amount of times that horses seem to have an instinct for what’s required, and consequently put their best foot forward to help to light up an otherwise dark and difficult situation, and this example would rate right up there amongst the most striking.

Ahead of the Conditions race at Flete Park, named in honour of Artemis, a young rider with ambitions aplenty – so completely appropriate that those conditions revolved around novice riders from the Devon and Cornwall point-to-pointing area in which she had thrived – Otis spoke to me on the Live Feed of about having a number of mounts during the course of the Totnes and Bridgetown Races Company fixture, but, obviously, one stood out.

And with commendable poise on what must have been an afternoon of high emotion, he concluded by saying that he was “hoping to have some of my sister’s courage on my side…and hopefully I might come out with a place”.

Despite reversals in earlier races, to the delight of the Morgan family and to the large number of their friends amongst the limited crowd permitted, Otis and Skylander actually strolled home into first place with a 30-length advantage over their closest pursuers after being left clear by a faller at the third last; I’m sure I was not the only one who felt I was riding, nervously and a tiny bit tearfully, over the final two fences along with the jockey and his horse.

Well wishers gathered around the transmission area as Otis gave his debrief, and spontaneous applause rang out as he finished, continuing in the winners’ circle, as the Morgans received well-earned trophies.

A genuine dream result: that the success was the rider’s first point-to-pointing just added to the occasion – with Artemis’ courage – and more – clearly behind him the first of quite a few I suspect.

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Cornelius Lysaght 

Broadcaster – Journalist – Writer – Presenter – Voiceover Artist – Event Host

Cover Photo Credit: Megan Cobley Photography

REPORT – FLETE PARK RACES (TOTNES & BRIDGETOWN RACES CO LTD)

FLETE PARK REPORT WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“Stars can’t shine without darkness”

D H Sidebottom, mum and author from Derbyshire

The Novice Riders’ race is not normally the highlight of a point-to-point meeting, but it took centre stage amidst poignant scenes on the six-race card at Flete Park, a fixture which received significant sponsorship from the Totnes & Bridgetown Races Company Ltd

The race in question was called the Artemis Morgan Happiest When Hunting Devon & Cornwall Novice Riders Conditions Race. This mouthful of a title however meant so much to the local community, since the race was held in memory of a 13-year-old girl who lost her life last April in a tragic accident near her home at Buckfastleigh.

Artemis had been a keen pony racing participant, and the race run in her memory resulted in a fairy tale scenario as her 16-year-old brother, Otis, steered Skylander home to win by a distance. This was a first pointing success on his fifth ride for the young jockey, who, like his sister had competed in pony races and was cheered on by a host of ex-pony race riders.

“I wasn’t sure who was behind me so I just kicked on. To win my sisters race was the great thing and I hope that Arty is looking down now, said an emotional Otis afterwards.” Skylander was winning for the ninth time in his career and now runs in the colours of the Dartmoor Racing Club, run by mum Joanna and trained by father Richard.

The four miles Skinner’s Ladies Open produced a form upset as long odds-on favourite Southfield Theatre was collared on the run-in by the Ed Walker trained Board of Trade. “He loved it, travelled really well and battled to the line,” enthused winning jockey Chloe Emsley, partnering her fifth winner of the season.

Local successes were few and far between in the other races. Warwickshire trainer Francesca Nimmo collected a double thanks to Dr Time in the Print Concern Restricted and For Rita, who sailed home in the Brewin Dolphin Conditions Race. James King had the mount on both these winners to stretch his lead in the Men’s championship over Will Biddick, who drew a blank from his two rides

Dr Time led from half way before shrugging off the Darren Edwards ridden Thewinnertakeitall coming down the hill to follow up his course win two weeks ago. Representing his wife Fran, Charlie Poste said of the winner, “He was very nimble and accurate with his jumping.”

For Rita is quite a small mare, but had too much pace for her nine rivals to secure the stable double in the Conditions race. Charlie Poste reported, “We bought her cheaply in Ireland. She is now owned by a small syndicate called The Picnic Partnership. She is a lovely filly and was more impressive today. The cut in the ground helped.”

Sheldon Cooper started evens favourite to give James King a treble in the Whitehouse Farm Maiden over two and a half miles. Despite a healthy lead at the penultimate, King’s mount ran out of stamina on the climb to the post as The Rosary Flyer swept past under another in-form jockey Jack Andrews.

A four hours journey from his yard near Rugby paid off for winning owner/trainer Tom Ellis, currently running away with the Foran Equine point-to-point trainers’ championship, and fresh from saddling a hunter chase winner under Jack Andrews the previous evening at Cheltenham. He said, “I wasn’t too confident but told Jack to get him into the race today. He is not an easy horse and didn’t handle it at Mollington the other day.”

Martin and Jane Wanless sent Lucky Lucarno from their base near Stratford on Avon to take the three miles Marchand Petit Maiden under Tommie O’Brien, whose prelude to Flete had been a double on the previous evening at Cheltenham. The winner had shown modest form under rules with Sue Smith, and just got the better of fellow 12-1 outsider Gunner Vic after jumping the last.

FLETE PARK RACES, Saturday 1st May 2021.

Cover Photo: Athwenna Irons/WMN

Entries: Exmoor Point-To-Point and National Pony Racing Finals, Bratton Down, Sunday 3rd June 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
PR 12:00 Pony Racing Finals
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 Conditions Race
6th 16:55 Open Maiden Race

Going

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:

It’s the turn of The Exmoor Foxhounds to host the second of three fixtures to take place at the popular course known as Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming next Sunday 3rd June. Pony racing heads up the action at 12 noon, with five pony races including National Championship races. Then follows the main six race card commencing at 2pm. Over 90 entries have been received.

The course is located at Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m North of South Molton- EX31 4SG. Entrance is £10 per person to a maximum of £30 per car, children under 16 free. Dogs welcome on leads only.

A reminder that the re-arranged meeting at Upcott Cross, Halwill Junction takes place on Wednesday 6th June, Seven races are on offer with the first up at 5pm. Entrance to the course is £10 per person, children under 16 free. Early bird tickets can be purchased from https://www.futureicticketing.ie/client/brattondown. Location is 2m South of Halwill junction, off 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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

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Written by: Lee Glanville

Pony racing kicks off the card at The Dartmoor point to point at Flete Park near Ivybridge on April 16.

Seven of the smallest ponies and riders’ will compete for the 138cm and under race, which is off at 1pm. The Gillard family have had plenty of success at the course and Fergus, 13, will be bidding for first race success on Veno Star. Ginger Wizard (Chad Bament) also loves the course. There are two sets of siblings riding – Walter and Ruby Fisher-Barnett, and Artemis and Otis Morgan, so there are plenty of bragging rights to be fought over. Molly Landau and Joshua Brown complete the field.

Five contest the 148 race, including the prolific Conor Brace from Wales on Peateoh. James Armstrong flies the flags for the locals on Song Bird and lines up with Fergus Gillard, Hamish Clarke, and Olivia Harvey.

ENTRIES

The races will take place BEFORE racing.

138cms & under OPEN race

  1. Ginger Wizard – Chad Bament
  2. Menedh Jumping Jack Flash – Otis Morgan
  3. Molly VIII – Molly Landau
  4. Talponciau Perfect Print – Joshua Brown
  5. Veno Star – Fergus Gillard
  6. Wide Valley March – Ruby Fisher-Barnett
  7. Wide Valley Superman – Walter Fisher-Barnett

148cms & under OPEN race

  1. Hawkesfield Flyer – Fergus Gillard
  2. Peateaoh – Connor Brace
  3. Regimental Bay – Hamish Clarke
  4. Song Bird – James Armstrong
  5. Springtime Twitter – Olivia Harvey

Useful Information

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Pony Racing Entries: Torrington Farmers Point-To-Point, Chapelton Barton, Near Umberleigh, North Devon, Saturday 13th June 2015

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

138cm & Under at 5.20pm

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

148cms & under at 5.40pm

1 BARBOZA Isabel Hunt
2 CALYPSO Ben Godfrey
3 DONT TELL DAI Connor Brace
4 GOODNIGHT Bruce Young
5 HAWKSFIELD FLYER Fergus Gillard
6 IGO ZUMINOV James Armstrong
7 SHOTGUN MINNIE Tyler Heard
8 SPRINGS Thomasina Eyston

 

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RESULTS: SOUTH TETCOTT POINT-TO-POINT, UPCOTT CROSS, BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 25th MAY 2015

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Point-To-Point Races

Going: Good

Confined (Penbode Veterinary Group)

1 dead heat Devon General (Matt Hampton) 5-2 led three out, blundered last two fences, caught on line
1 dead heat Mausefalle (Darren Edwards) 10-1 prom, went 2nd three out, strong run flat, joined ldr on line
3 Kings Bench (David Noonan) 4-1 stayed on well from three out
8 ran; dead heat; 3l; 6m 26s
Owner: Devon General Mr & Mrs John Burrow ; Trainer; Kayley Woollacott
Owner Mausefalle Mike Bickell; Trainer; Dean Summersby

Men’s Open (T L Rowe, Park Homes)

1 Robin Will (Matt Hampton) 3-1 held up, effort three out, led last, soon clear
2 Posh Totty (Will Biddick) 1-3 fav took lead 14th, headed last, no extra flat
3 Rush N Roll (Michael Legg) 8-1 hdwy 13th, no extra from two out
4 ran; 3l; 8l; 6m 28s
Owner: Mr & Mrs John Symes; Trainer; Kayley Woollacott

Restricted (Coodes Solicitors)

Race stopped at the 15th fence – declared void – false start (14 ran)

Ladies’ Open (Simpkins Edwards)

1 Ned White (Leanda Tickle) 7-4 fav made all, drew clear two out, comf
2 Florence Mary (Lucy Mager) 9-4 went 2nd 13th, every chance til wknd two out
3 Battle Bridge (Chloe Swaffield) 11-2 some hdwy four out, took 3rd flat, no ch ldrs
5 ran; 7l; 10l; 6m 27s
Owner; Mrs J and Mr N Elliott: Trainer; Robert Chanin

Club Novice Riders’ (PRJ Engineering)

1 Cock Of The Rock (Harry Cobden) 1-3 fav held up, smooth prog to lead two out, soon clear
2 Le Clo De La Londe (Sean Houlihan) 9-2 led 10th til headed two out
3 Mumbles Pier (R Patrick) 11-2 disputed lead / close up til wknd four out
8 ran; 12l; 25l; 6m 24s;
Owner; Harry Cobden; Trainer; Rachael Green

Open Maiden Division 1 (Dawn West Devon)

1 High Priority (Josh Newman) 4-1 took lead three out, rdn clr next, easily
2 Onwegoagain (Darren Edwards) 9-1 chased winner from three out, stayed on one pace
3 Forrardon Exmoor (Vicky Wade) 15-8 fav led til four out, well held from next
10 ran; 5l; 25l; 6m 31s
Owner; Mr & Mrs P Clarke & Mrs J Cumings; Trainer; Keith Cumings

Open Maiden Division 2 (FC Cleaning Systems)

1 Baldhu High Tide (Vicky Wade) 25-1 led til 12th & agn from three out, clear when blundered last, easily
2 Cloudy Coma (Sam Ellicott) 12-1 stayed on from three out
3 Meldon Express (Jo Buck) 2-1 jt fav hit 14th, went 2nd three out til flat
7 ran; 6l; head; 6m 42s
Owner; Mrs S Wevill; Trainer; Lizzie Luxton

Pony Racing

Sourced from Point to Point Pony Racing: CONFIRMED RESULTS FOR THE SOUTH TETCOTT AT UPCOTT CROSS ON MONDAY, 25TH MAY 2015

138cm & Under Race

1. CHURCHILL – Tamby Welch
2. THE JOBS NOT STRAIGHT – Tyler Heard
3. GINGER WIZARD – Chad Bament
4. MOCKING BIRD – Alfie Godfrey
5. BECCA WALK O’ THE WILD SIDE – Molly Landau
6. JOBANKER MORNING MIST – Finn Muirhead
7. MASSEREENE PORTORA – Harry Brown (10)
8. MENEDH JUMPING JACK FLASH – Otis Morgan
9. WIDE VALLEY BATMAN – Walter Fisher-Barnett
10.WIDE VALLEY MARCH – Ruby Fisher-Barnett

148cm & under at 12.20pm

1. DONT TELL DAI – Connor Brace
2. CALYPSO – Ben Godfrey
3. IGO ZUMINOV – James Armstrong
4. VADLAWALKOVER – Tamby Welch
5. SHOTGUN MINNIE – Tyler Heard
6. SPRINGS – Thomasina Eyston
7. GOODNIGHT – Bruce Young
8. BARBOZA – Isabel Hunt

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PONY RACING ENTRIES FOR THE SOUTH TETCOTT AT UPCOTT CROSS ON MONDAY, 25TH MAY 2015

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Posted on Point to Point Pony Racing, Monday 18th May 2015

138cm & Under Race at12.00pm

1 BECCA WALK O’ THE WILD SIDE  Molly Landau
2 CHURCHILL  Tamby Welch
3 GINGER WIZARD  Chad Bament
4 JOBANKER MORNING MIST  Finn Muirhead
5 MASSEREENE PORTORA  Harry Brown (10)
6 MENEDH JUMPING JACK FLASH  Otis Morgan
7 MOCKING BIRD  Alfie Godfrey
8 THE JOBS NOT STRAIGHT  Tyler Heard
9 WIDE VALLEY BATMAN  Walter Fisher-Barnett
10 WIDE VALLEY MARCH Ruby Fisher-Barnett
RESERVE MOLLY Connor Brace

148cm & under at 12.20pm

1 BARBOZA  Isabel Hunt
2 CALYPSO  Ben Godfrey
3 DONT TELL DAI  Connor Brace
4 GOODNIGHT  Bruce Young
5 IGO ZUMINOV  James Armstrong
6 SHOTGUN MINNIE  Tyler Heard
7 SPRINGS  Thomasina Eyston
8 VADLAWALKOVER  Tamby Welch

PONY RACING ENTRIES: MODBURY HARRIERS AT FLETE PARK ON SATURDAY, 2ND MAY 2015

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CONFIRMED ENTRIES FOR THE MODBURY HARRIERS HUNT AT FLETE PARK ON SATURDAY, 2ND MAY 2015

138cms & Under Race at 1.00pm

Non Runner BECCA WALK O’ THE WILD SIDE Molly Landau
2 CHURCHILL Tamby Welch
3 GINGER WIZARD Chad Bament
Non Runner JOBANKER MORNING MIST Finn Muirhead
5 MAGIC Honor Weatherlake
6 MENEDH JUMPING JACK FLASH Otis Morgan
7 MOCKING BIRD Alfie Godfrey
8 THE JOBS NOT STRAIGHT Tyler Heard
9 WIDE VALLEY MARCH Walter Fiser-Barnett

148cms & under at 1.20pm

1 IGO ZUMINOV James Armstrong
2 SHOTGUN MINNIE Tyler Heard
3 VADLAWALKOVER Tamby Welch

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PONY RACING ENTRIES: EAST CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT, GREAT TRETHEW, SUNDAY 29TH MARCH 2015

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CONFIRMED ENTRIES FOR THE EAST CORNWALL AT GREAT TRETHEW ON SUNDAY, 29TH MARCH

Originally posted on The Point to Point Pony Racing Facebook Page on Monday 23rd March

12.30pm: 138cm & Under Race

1. CHURCHILL – Tamby Welch
2. GINGER WIZARD – Chad Bament
3. MAYDAY BLACK MINK – Charlie Sprake
4. MENEDH JUMPING JACK FLASH – Otis Morgan
5. WIDE VALLEY MARCH – Walter Fisher-Barnet

12.50pm: 148cm & under Race

1. IGO ZUMINOV – James Armstrong
2. SPRINGS – Thomasina Eyston
3. SHOTGUN MINNIE – Tyler Heard
4. VADLAWALKOVER – Tamby Welch

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