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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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Useful Information:

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

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.

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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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.

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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Entries: Tiverton Staghounds Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday 10th June 2018

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

Going

Friday 8th June 9.00pm

The going at Bratton Down is now firm. The fences have been moved. Plus the aggrivator will be used on the course prior to racing.

Tuesday 5th June 8.30am

The going at Bratton Down is good to firm, firm in places. The aggrivator is booked to use if we don’t have rain.

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:

The penultimate Point-to-Point of the season takes place at the stunning location of Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming this coming Sunday 10th June where the Tiverton Staghounds host their meeting. There are six races on offer with a start time of 2pm. 77 entries have been received.

There is still much at stake with both area and national championships to be decided as the season draws to a close, many outside raiders have entered here and could well turn up to battle out the finishes.

This course offers a fantastic view of Exmoor, together with some thrilling race action. There is hot and cold food and refreshments, a lively bar, bookies and plenty of room for picnicking and shopping among the various trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person capped to £30 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs only on leads welcome. Location of the course is Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of South Molton – EX31 4SG. For further information contact the Secretary Jenny Hayes on 01769540894 or 07979307549 email sheepwashfarm@gmail.com or look on the website http://www.pointingdc.co.uk together with Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point FB page for up to date information.

Early bird tickets can be purchased from https://www.futureicticketing.ie/client/brattondown.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
(c) = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2017/18 form from 2016/17 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2015/16 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Arlington Court

BBC Travel News: Devon; Cornwall; Somerset;

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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.

Useful Information

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Entries: Tiverton Staghounds Point-To-Point at Bratton Down on Sunday 11th June 2017

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

Going Updates

Saturday 10th June 9.43am

The going at Bratton Down as of Friday evening is: “Good, good to firm in places”. R White – Course Inspector

Hugh Thomas

Wednesday 8th June 8.00am

The going is good.  Good to firm in places, but rain is still falling and more forecast.

Hugh Thomas

Preview extract:

Bratton Down, beautifully located on the edge of Exmoor, is the setting for the Tiverton Staghounds meeting this Sunday (June 11th). This is the penultimate weekend of the point-to-point season.

An  excellent entry of 120 for the six races promises top class point-to-point racing at this most scenic venue.

On course facilities include a number of trade stands, hot food and refreshments, bar and bookies all contributing to the atmosphere of the day. Entrance to the course is £10 per car and driver, £10 per passenger up to a max of £30 per car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome.

The course is located at Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of South Molton EX31 4SG.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
© = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Entries: Exmoor Point-To-Point at Bratton Down on Sunday 4th June 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
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 Club Members Race
6th 16:55 Open Maiden Race

Going Updates

Friday 2nd June 9.00am

The going is firm.  Steady rain is currently falling on the course.

The forecast is for more showers. It is anticipated that the aggrivator will be used.

Hugh Thomas

Preview extract:

Racing enthusiasts will be heading back to the stunning location of Bratton Down, Bratton Flemming next weekend where it’s the turn of The Exmooor Foxhounds to host their event on Sunday June 4th.

This has to be one of the most attractive picnic venues in the Point-to-Point racing calendar, and with the summer weather looking fair, another great family day out is on offer with the Teapes Tyres-sponsored pony racing heading up the action at 12.45pm, followed by the main six race card which has attracted 88 entries, commencing at 2pm.

Alongside the stunning backdrop view of Exmoor, on course facilities include a number of trade stands, hot food and refreshments, bar and bookies all contributing to the atmosphere of the day. Entrance to the course is £10 per car and driver, £10 per passenger up to a max of £30 per car. Children under 16 free and only dogs on leads welcome. Early bird discount e-tickets can be obtained via www.pointingdc.co.uk

Course is located at Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of South Molton EX31 4SG.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
© = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

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Entries: South Pool Harriers Point-To-Point at Buckfastleigh on Sunday 19th Febuary 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 13:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 13:55 Confined Maiden Race, Division 1
5th 14:30 Confined Maiden Race, Division 2
6th 15:05 Open Mares Maiden Race
7th 15:40 Restricted Race


Friday 17th February 2017
: No rain at Buckfastleigh since Wednesday morning and sunshine with a light breeze all day today. Work parties out in force cracking on with preparations. Course looking great and everyone looking forward to a full day’s racing on Sunday. Further report with Going update on Friday evening.

Wednesday 15th February 2017: Yesterday afternoon BHA Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, walked the course and was happy with it. The Going was Soft, good
to Soft.

Saturday 11th February 2017:

Preview extract:

The South Pool Harriers hold the first of two meetings to be held at the popular Buckfastleigh track next Sunday 19th February.The first pony racing of the season also takes place here at 11am with three races which are sponsored by Toad Hall Cottages, followed by the main seven race card which starts at 12 noon, 135 entries have been received.

On course facilities are excellent viewing, catering marquee with licensed bar (real ale), great locally sourced food, homemade cakes & hot drinks, plus various trade stalls offering an fabulous family day to end the half term week.

Course is located off A38 at Lower Dean (TQ11 0LT) Entrance is £10 pp (max £30 per car) children under 16 free.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
© = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

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