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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 Today, heavy morning rain early on has been replaced by more showery weather and strong winds, with similar forecast for Friday.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 Cornwall Point-To-Point, Great Trethew, 24th February 2019

Please ensure you bring the latest version of the BHA Declaration of Health Form

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
11:00 Pony Racing
1st 12:00 Flat 4-6 years old Race
2nd 12:35 4-6 year olds Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:10 7 years and over Open Maiden Race
4th 13:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 14:20 Conditions Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race

Going Update

Friday 22nd February 2019 at 09:16

The going at Great Trethew is now described as good – Sandie Newton

Wednesday 20th February 2019 at 10:19

Sandie Newton advises the going at Great Trethew for the East Cornwall Point-To-Point remains good to soft. She will further update on Friday.

Monday 18th February 2019 at 15:04

Great Trethew going update as of today, good to soft. With sunshine and a drying wind I cannot see it being anything but good by Sunday.

Preview extract:

It is the turn of the East Cornwall to host the next fixture to be held in the area, which will take this coming Sunday February 24th, at the popular course located at Menheniot, Great Trethew. Pony racing heads up the action with two pony races commencing at 11am. The main event follows at midday, with six races on offer attracting over 100 entries.

The course is a great location for a family day out to enjoy the spring weather, and an opportunity to dust off the picnic baskets, whilst watching some good race action. The course offers bar, hot and cold refreshments and food, bookies and a number of trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The course is located off the off the A38 between Saltash and Liskeard. Postcode PL14 3PZ.

Pony Racing Entries

138cm (5f ) Pony Race

1 Charlie Sprake
2 Chad Bament Ginger Wizard
3 Otis Morgan Menedh Jumping Jack Fash
4 Walter Fisher-barnett Wide Valley March

148cm (7.5f ) Pony Race

1
2
3 Tyler Heard Shotgun Minnie

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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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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Preview: South Pool Harriers Point to Point at Buckfastleigh, Sunday 17th February 2019

Written by: Donna Harris

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 feature race of the day is the Winners Only Mixed Open known as the ‘West Country Champion Chase’ which has a prize of £700 to the winner and is also a qualifier for the Timico Mixed Open Final to be held at Cheltenham in May. 19 entries had been received before the new vaccination rules had been announced on Tuesday morning, which may possibly exclude a few, however it promises still to be a really competitive race. Recent Chipley Park winner Heaney is entered for local trainer Claire Wonnacott and daughter Millie to ride. Heaney is out of the same Dam as Definitly Red, and is giving his connections plenty to be pleased about having won three of his seven starts to date and finished in the frame on the remaining four. Blackwater Bramble for trainer Alexandra Dunn won at this course in November and followed that up with two wins at Larkhill, he holds an entry at Larkhill again and could head for the Conditions race there. Dicky Bob (Verity Nicholls) already on a hat-trick here, is an entry for local jockey Tomasina Eyston to ride, and could add to Dicky Bob’s total of thirteen wins to date. His first outing this season saw him finish a creditable second to Monsieur Gibralter at Larkhill, Navanman (John Heard) is another with wins at this course and his recent second to Virak at Chipley Park could also put him in the mix if he runs here. The Last But One (Tom Malone), Master Baker (Lisa Jefford) and Herbert Park (Ray Alford) all have wins under rules and would prove dangerous if added to the equation.

The opening Hassall Law Ltd Conditions race could see dual Wadebridge winner Raddon Top for the Les Jefford team, follow up on his second in a maiden here last season. He looks progressive and goes well for regular jockey Bryan Carver. Kernel Victor is the highest rated, is also a previous course winner here and could add to his seven wins to date for trainer Ed Walker.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race in which In Arrears for the Gordon Edwards team stayed on well when winning her Restricted by a neck at Chipley Park under Darren Edwards. Her opposition here could be Sixteen Letters for the Big Brook yard, having run second at this course last season and could go well fresh.

Luscombe Maye sponsor the Confined Race for Horses and Geldings. Merchant House (Les Jefford) catches the eye having won a Flat race at Barbury in December under in form jockey Jo Supple, could go well if taking to fences. Minimalistic wouldn’t need to travel far, the seven-year-old gelding is based at Nikki Frost’s yard at Buckfastleigh, and could come on for his three-length second to Raging Fire at Chipley Park.

Cloudy Music (Dean Summersby), Deise Gold (Jill Dennis) and Where’s Wilma (Michael Watson) have all notched up good place form recently and should be high among the betting in the Jockey Club-sponsored Mares Maiden race. Isla’s Dream is an entry for bloodstock agent and trainer Tom Malone, the mare won her division of a Flat race at Barbury and is another youngster who could run well if taking to fences, and also be another winner for jockey Jo Supple.

Finally to close the days event is the Moorland Timber-sponsored Restricted race which has attracted 21 entries. These include recent Chipley Maiden winner Crown Of Thorns who stayed on well to win under jockey Will Biddick. Pancrace (Teresa Clark) is another possibility for Will to ride if the combination head here and not the Larkhill meeting. Trainer/jockey Heidi Lewis has entered Native Gamut, and could be in the mix having run well in second at Wadebridge. Miss Seagreen is another to note, the six-year-old Black Sam Bellamy mare won her Maiden at Larkhill under trainer/jockey Sam Jukes last month.

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.co.uk website or by following Pointingdc on social media. 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.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Buckfastleigh, 1 mile from TQ11 OLT

BBC Travel News: Devon; CornwallSomerset;

Upcoming Fixtures:

  • Saturday 16th February 2019, Rescheduled, Western point-to-point, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, post code: PL27 7JE. 1st Race 12 noon
  • Sunday 17th February 2019, Combined Services point-to-point, Larkhill, Amesbury, Wiltshire, post code: SP4 8QT. 1st Race now starts at 12:45
  • Sunday 17th February 2019, South Pool Harriers point-to-point, Buckfastleigh Racecourse, post code: TQ11 0 LT. 1st Race 12 noon
  • Sunday 24th February 2019, Countryside Alliance Club (Wessex) point-to-point, Badbury Rings, Nr Wimborne, Dorset post code: DT11 9JL.  1st Race 12 noon
  • Sunday 24th February 2019, East Cornwall Great Trethew, Menheniot, Liskeard, post code: PL14 3PZ. 1st Race 12 noon

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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.

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BBC Travel News: Cornwall and Devon

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Entries: North Cornwall Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, Sunday 13th January 2019

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 11:30 Members Race
2nd 12:05 Novice Riders Race
3rd 12:40 Ladies Open Race
4th 13:15 Restricted Race
5th 13:50 Mens Open Race
6th 14:25 Intermediate Race
7th 15:30 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
8th 15:35 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

Going Updates

‪Saturday 12th January 2019 at 16:23

Saturday’s going update for the North Cornwall meeting at Wadebridge: the course had a fairly heavy shower of rain this morning which improved the surface considerably. The going remains as GOOD, but the surface is considerably more forgiving than yesterday. – Nicholas Phillips ‬

Friday 11th January 2019 at 20:24

Today’s update on the going at the North Cornwall Point to Point at Wadebridge. There’s been no change in the weather or conditions all week, so the going remains GOOD. – Nicholas Phillips

Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 16:24

Today’s update on the going at the North Cornwall Point to Point at Wadebridge is GOOD. – Nicholas Phillips

Sunday 6th January 2019 at 16:44

The North Cornwall course at Wadebridge has just been inspected by the Course Inspector, and the going has been given as GOOD.

Please remember to check your entry has been received by the entries secretary

There still are problems with the online entry system please please check with DI Kendall ( ptp sec ) your entry has registered for NCH ptp on 13th Jan. Just got back from the course and it is looking a picture – lets make sure your horse can run – Stephanie Chapman

Saturday 5th January 2019

Message from Point-to-Point Racing Company
Please be aware that we are having technical difficulties with the Online Entries system. We are working to fix this & close of entries have been extended until 2pm on Monday for all three meetings. For more info:

t.co/NNsIKBvO2C

Saturday 3rd January 2019

Work over the Xmas period has resulted in the Wadebridge course looking great ready for racing on Sunday 13th Jan. The Ladies Race has enhanced prize money plus the Big Screen relaying the racing to the shed whilst you enjoy some refreshment. Looking forward to good racing with good company

Preview extract:

The second scheduled Point-to-Point meeting to be held at the Royal Cornwall Show Ground, Wadebridge, takes place this coming Sunday 13th January. Eight races are now on offer, with the Open Maiden race divided.  A total of 87 entries have been received. The first race is off at 11.30am

The course at Wadebridge offers a huge covered barn containing hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies, a huge tv screen, and a number of country trade stands. The parking is easily accessed along tarmac avenues, and there is good track-side viewing.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person, max £30 per car, with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. Location is off the A39 west of Wadebridge. 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.

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BBC Travel News: Cornwall and Devon

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Entries: Cornwall Club Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, 9th December 2018

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

Going Update from Linda Matthews

Sunday

Wadebridge is definitely on. It’s dried out nicely and the wind has dropped a lot. Going report to follow.

09:45

Preliminary going report from Nick Phillips: good to soft, soft in places. Wadebridge.

Saturday 8th December 2018 at 19:00

Report that the going at Wadebridge is good to soft, soft in places (4pm today). The course builders have been driving adjacent to the course all day with no problems. However, he is concerned that the sand has taken on a lot of water.

On Nick’s suggestion I have also spoken to the Course Inspector, Tim Dennis, and he has said that a decision cannot be made until he inspects the course tomorrow at 10am. with the Chairman of Stewards.

We will try and improve the drainage of the sand area in the morning, and put up the wings as it was too windy today. I’m sorry that we can’t be more specific at this stage but time and time again at Wadebridge we have been able to race against all odds.

I realise that some of you are travelling long distances and you need an answer but we really can’t make a decision tonight. The forecast is better in the morning all round.

21:30

The secretary has been informed that the inspection at Wadebridge tomorrow morning is just a general inspection which happens before every meeting. The Course Inspector is fairly confident that we can race as usual. We’ve had a lot of rain today but it should clear overnight.

Friday 7th December 2018 at 16:00

Nick Phillips, the Clerk of the Course at Wadebridge has just sent a going report. The going is still good, good to soft in places.

Wednesday 5th December 2018 at 15:30

The Clerk of the Course at Wadebridge has reported that the going is good, good to soft in places.

Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 16:00

Tim Dennis, the Course Inspector walked the course at Wadebridge this morning and considered the going to be GOOD. Entries close at 12.30pm tomorrow. If anyone has sent a postal entry please call me to check that I’ve received it. Linda Matthews will confirm receipt of entries by fax or email.

Friday 30th November, 15:30

Following a course inspection at Wadebridge today the Clerk of Course has reported that the going is now GOOD TO SOFT, SOFT IN PLACES. There has been heavy rain in the last 2 days. The Met Office are forecasting heavy rain on Tuesday but improving after that.

Wednesday 28th November at 16:59

The Clerk of the Course at Wadebridge has just reported that the GOING is still GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES.

Monday 26th November

The Clerk of the Course at Wadebridge has provided a preliminary going report. The going is good, good to soft in places, with an excellent covering of grass on old turf. The Cornwall Club Point to Point is on Sunday 9th December.

Preview extract:

The first of three Point-to-Point fixtures to be held at the Royal Cornwall Showground, takes place this coming Sunday 9th December, where the Cornwall Hunt Club stage their meeting. Seven races are on offer, with the Open Maiden race now divided, and a start time of 12 noon. Over sixty entries have been received.

With its easy access parking, track side viewing, on course bookies, bar, hot and cold refreshments inside a huge covered barn, along with a number of trade stands providing gifts for Christmas shopping, this is an event not to be missed. Entrance is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The course is located off the A39 west of Wadebridge.Post code PL27 7JE. Check out the pointing.dc website and Facebook page for up to date entries and going changes.

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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Preview: Silverton & Mid Devon Point to Point at Buckfastleigh 18 Nov 2018

Written by: Donna Harris

Having enjoyed one of the longest Summers for decades, It’s now time to dig out the winter woollies, welly boots and picnics as the Pointing season is about to begin.

The old historic course at Buckfastleigh is the venue for the first meeting on Sunday 18th November, which will be hosted by the Silverton & Mid Devon. There are six races on offer which have attracted 70 entries, with a start time of 12 noon.

There should be some give in the ground after the recent deluge of rain, however trainers will be hoping to have achieved enough fast work in their horses to be competitive here. One such local trainer is Claire Wonnacott who has entered previous Wadebridge and Flete winner Heaney for daughter Millie to ride. Millie is now based working at Neil Mulholland’s yard  and recently rode her first winner under rules, Ladies Dancing for Chris Down. Heaney is among the 13 entries in the Heltor-sponsored Conditions race. Honest Deed from the Dean Summersby team, could be among the entries to challenge, having held Heaney to a head second at the Upcott Cross meeting. Portrait King catches the eye, having won over 100k under rules, including a third in the Topham at Aintree. Portrait King now runs for the Woollacott team under the care of long term stable hand Neil McLean, who is now in charge of the Pointers.

The opening Maiden race for 4,5 & 6 year-olds is sponsored by The Tiverton Hotel. Robin Why Not stands out for the Joe Tickle team, who have an excellent strike rate with maiden horses. Having run second here last season, he could have the booking of area champion jockey Will Biddick, who is looking to break the all time Point-to-Point wins, the title which is currently held by Richard Burton. Bridge of Cally could be an exiting new recruit for the Dean Summersby yard, having had previous National Hunt form when finishing third in a Hurdle race under rules at Southwell last February, and will have the booking here of Darren Edwards to ride.

Seven are entered for the Royal Seven Stars Hotel-sponsored Restricted race, in which Predestined, for local trainer Gordon Chambers could go well. Predestined won his maiden here on heavy going in March and soon followed that run up with a decent second on good to soft at Flete Park, Druid Spitfire has yet to run at this course, but is bred locally by Elizabeth Kessler. He won his maiden at Kilworthy under jockey Tom Chanin, followed by a second at the Vauterhill meeting for the Robert Chanin team.

Navanman stands out in the JL Lightfoot Allingeston Stud, Spreyton-sponsored Mixed Open race, which has attracted eleven entries. A previous course winner here last season, along with a win at the Flete park meeting Navanman has been placed in all of his starts in 2018 to  date, under jockey Rex Dingle for the John Heard yard. Entry O Maonlai for the local Welch family and Hannah Welch to ride looks a promising horse to follow. He has two seconds in Hunter Chase runs earlier this season at Exeter and Newton Abbot courses, whilst in training with Alexandra Dunn.

Sixteen are entered for the Richard Stringer Equine Vet Practice & Mr Richard Mizen-sponsored Open Maiden race. Banco de Logoa is another new recruit for the Dean Summersby team for Darren Edwards to ride, he could be a likely favourite after his second in a hurdle race under rules at Towcester in March, when trained by Seamus Mullins. Outside raider Road to Rome is another to note with National Hunt form when in training with Oliver Sherwood gaining seconds earlier this year in Chase races at Bangor and Ludlow. Road to Rome is now in training with Jospeh O’Shea who is  based in Staffordshire. Moonaro is another to note. Based locally at Kingsbridge for the Edward Darke team,  Moonaro ran second at Bishops Court and Kilworthy tracks earlier this year, and would be a popular local winner. Nikki Frost wouldn’t have to travel far to this track either, and her debutant maiden Cuddle Up under jockey Josh Newman, could be a worthy each way bet.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race which has attracted six entries. Ballycahane from the Nicky Sheppard (Monmouth) yard will have to defy top weight and a long journey to keep his head in front here. Although has proven to be a good stayer and has some solid form with wins at Chaddesley Corbett and Cockleburrow. Point View Gale for the Woollacott team, won his maiden at Bishops Court twelve months ago and ended last season with a win at Cothelstone in  a strong contest having made all that day. The first two past the post qualify for the Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate series finals to be held at Cheltenham in May.

On course facilities are hot and cold refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of trade stands. Also offers a good disabled parking area Located at Lower Dean off the A38 and offers fabulous viewing. Postcode TQ11 OLT. Entrance to the course is £10 per person with children under 16 free.

A full fixture list for both Devon & Cornwall and Wessex area, can be obtained by sending a SAE to Claire Hitch Barn Lane Farm, Stoke Rivers, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7LD.

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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.

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