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Pony Racing: Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers at Buckfastleigh on Sunday, 13th March 2016

Written by: Lee Glanville

There’s a noon start for the pony racing which kicks off the Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers’ point to point at Buckfastleigh.

Ponies will be in the paddock from 11.45am and a competitive race looks assured. Tyler Heard will be bidding for a another course double, and rides The Jobs Not Straight in the opening 138cm and under race, but he faces opposition from Black Forest winner Finn Muirhead on Dillon’s Girl and multiple winner Wee Antony, this time partnered by Freddie Gingell. Local rider Artemis Morgan follows in her brother Otis’s footsteps, partnering Menedh Jumping Jack Flash, and there will be fierce competition from Chad Bament and Taylor Fisher amongst others.

In the 148s, of the seven entries, Heard aboard Shotgun Minnie take on Tamby Welch on Buddy’s Girl and Michael Treneer on Tarka, both of whom live close to the course. Of the younger riders making their mark, Archie Woollacott is aboard Smartie and Taylor Fisher has Mario.

With fabulous trackside viewing the course offers hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a host of traditional trade stands.

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

Course is located 1m SW of Buckfastleigh at Lower Dean, adj  to A38 – Postcode TQ11 OLT

CONFIRMED ENTRIES

The races will take place BEFORE racing

138cms & under OPEN

  1. Ginger Wizard – Chad Bament
  2. Lucy In The Sky – Harry Brown
  3. Hideaway Evening Star – Taylor Fisher
  4. Wee Anthony – Freddie Gingell
  5. The Jobs Not Straight – Tyler Heard
  6. Helsington Valetta – Lewis McDonald
  7. Menedh Jumping Jack Flash – Artemis Morgan
  8. Dillan’s Girl – Finn Muirhead
NON-RUNNER

Menedh Jumping Jack Flash – Artemis Morgan

148cms & under OPEN

  1. Buddy’s Girl – Tamby Welch
  2. Mario- Taylor Fisher
  3. Shotgun Minnie – Tyler Heard
  4. Smart – Archie Woollacott
  5. Springtime Twitter – Olivia Harvey
  6. Tarka – Michael Treneer
  7. Two The Manor Born – Daniel Cox

The RaceTech Riders Championships as at 7 March 2016

138 RIDER CHAMPIONSHIP

  1. Benoit de la Sayette – 22
  2. Molly Landau – 15
  3. William Featherstone -15
  4. Charlie Todd -14
  5. Benjamin Bromley – 13
  6. Fergus Gillard, Megan Bevan, Minty Bloss ,Tyler Heard and Zara Brooks – 10
  7. Boris Ball – 8
  8. Camilla Broster, Finn Muirhead, Olive Nicholls and Owen Lewis – 7
  9. Emma d’Angibau – 6

148 RIDER CHAMPIONSHIP

  1. Ben Godfrey – 19
  2. Benoit de la Sayette – 17
  3. Connor Brace – 14
  4. Albi Tufnell and Fergus Gillard – 10
  5. Tamby Welch – 9
  6. Brad Kent – 8
  7. Angus Villers, Cosmo Ball, Finnley Green, George Daly, Oliver Stammers and Tyler Heard – 7
  8. Tobias Mussett – 6

Useful Information

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

BBC Travel News: Devon; CornwallSomerset;

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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

 

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Hiscott (2.2 miles)

BBC Travel News: DevonCornwallSomerset;

Facebook Events

13 June 2015 Torrington Farmers Point-To-Point & Pony Racing Finals

27 June 2015 Devon & Cornwall area end of season awards dinner & dance

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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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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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RESULTS: AXE VALE HARRIERS POINT-TO-POINT, STAFFORD CROSS – 26 APRIL 2015

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Going: Good, Good to soft in home straight (watered)

Hunt race (Sponsor; Beviss & Beckingsale Solicitors)

1 Moyne Nineoseven (Vicky Wade) 5-1 2nd from 13th til took lead last, kept on well

2 Miss Weld (Pippa Glanville) 14-1 left 3rd 13th, finished well

3 Well Travelled (David Turner) 10-1 left in lead 13th, headed last, no extra flat

5 ran; 2l; 1 1/2l;  6m 19s

Owner; The Nineoseven Partnership; Trainer; Sarah Pidsley

Confined (J & FJ Baker & Co Ltd) – Harry Parr Memorial Cup)

1 Fiulin (Robbie Henderson) 7-4 led/ disp 9th til drew clear flat

2 Kostaquarta (Will Biddick) 6-4 fav disp lead 9th til last, wknd flat

3 Gunner Be Quick (Josh Newman) 16-1 chased leaders throughout, outpaced three out

10 ran; 5l; 25l;  6m 0s

Owner; The Carstairs Clan; Trainer: Ed Walker

Mixed Open (Lee Clifford Engineering) – Graham Hollingworth Memorial Cup)

1 Subtle Sovereign (Will Biddick) 2-7 fav prom til led two out, soon clear

2 Rush ‘N’ Roll (Michael Legg) 5-2 led 13th til three out, no extra

3 Ruperts Vision (Sean Houlihan) 11-1 in touch til wknd three out

3 ran; 15l; 15l;  6m 2s

Owner; Jack Barber; David Bennett; Leonard Vickery; Trainer; Jack Barber

Intermediate (Martin Diplock Chartered Surveyors) – PF Penny Memorial Cup)

1 Whataknight (Will Biddick) 10-11 fav prom til drew clear two out, comf

2 Sonoftheking (Darren Edwards) 2-1 close 4th three out, one pace under pressure two out

3 Devon General (Matt Hampton) 7-2  hdwy 13th, stayed on closing stages

5 ran; 15l; 3/4l;  6m 8s

Owner; T Hamlin; J M Dare; J W Snook; Trainer; Jack Barber

Novice Riders’ (Lentells Chartered Accountants) – Graham Stuart Memorial Trophy)

1 Maxi Chop (James King) 6-1 hdwy three out, led flat, ran on well

2 Loose Preformer (Hedley Webb) 6-4 led 13th til headed flat, kept on

3 Brackenwood (Liam Trott) 14-1hdwy three out kept on well

9 ran; neck; 3l;  6m 6s

Owner; Mr & Mrs S Loxton; Trainer: Rose Loxton

Restricted  (Subaru)  – Ruth Wilmington Memorial Cup)

1 Royalzaro (Will Biddick) 5-2 took lead two out, soon clear

2 Morbihan (Sean Houlihan) 12-1 led 14th til two out, no extra

3 Myladtommy (Matt Hampton) 9-1 effort three out, no extra under pressure next

13 ran; 15l; 6l;  6m 4s

Owner; J Barber; Trainer; Jack Barber

Open Maiden (Scott Rowe Solicitors) – Stan Sweetland Memorial Cup)

1 Boymann (Leanda Tickle) 9-1 led 12th, stayed on well

2 Forrardon Xmoor (Vicky Wade) 6-1 led 4th to 11th, every chance til no extra two out

3 Tell Tony (David Noonan) 4-1 chased leaders, wknd two out

10 ran; 6l; 3l;  6m 11s

Owner; P Mann; Trainer; Joe Tickle

Point to Point Pony Racing CONFIRMED RESULTS FOR THE AXE VALE PONY RACES

148cms & under
1. GOLDWELLS’S GUCCI – Harriet Godfrey
2. SHOTGUN MINNIE – Tyler Heard
3. VADLAWALKOVER – Tamby Welch
4. IGO ZUMINOV – James Armstrong
5. BARBOZA – Isabel Hunt
6. GOODNIGHT – Bruce Young
7. SPRINGS – Thomasina Eyston
8. SONGBIRD – Finley Marsh
9. TWO THE MANOR BARN – William Cox

138cms & under
1. THE JOBS NOT STRAIGHT – Tyler Heard
2. GINGER WIZARD – Chad Bament
3. BECCA WALK O’ THE WILD SIDE – Molly Landau
4. MINKY – Zoe Stanbury
5. PARK HILL PLAYBOY – Joshua Brown
6. BROOMSDOWN HEAVENLY GIFT – Kelsie Beilby
7. CLONAMULLY DANNY BOY – Archie Woollacott
SU CHURCHILL – Tamby Welch
BD HELSINGTON VANETTA – Lewis McDonald

NR ANGELIC – Olive Nicholls

VIDEO

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

PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographers were at the meeting: John Beasley (Big Green Annual), and Athwenna Irons (Western Morning News)

NEXT FIXTURES

Saturday,2nd May 2015, Modbury Point-To-Point, Flete Park, nr Ermington, Ivybridge, Plymouth.

Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May 2015, Stevenstone Point-To-Point, Vauterhill, nr High Bickington, Barnstaple.

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Pony Racing Entries: Axe Vale Point-To-Point, Stafford Cross, Sunday 26th April 2015

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CONFIRMED ENTRIES FOR THE AXE VALE HUNT AT STAFFORD CROSS ON SUNDAY, 26TH APRIL 2015

148cm & under at 12pm (9)

BARBOZA Isabel Hunt
GOLDWELLS’S GUCCI Harriet Godfrey
GOODNIGHT Bruce Young
IGO ZUMINOV James Armstrong
SHOTGUN MINNIE Tyler Heard
SONGBIRD Finley Marsh
SPRINGS Thomasina Eyston
TWO THE MANOR BARN William Cox
VADLAWALKOVER Tamby Welch

138cm & Under at 12.20pm (10)

ANGELIC Olive Nicholls
BECCA WALK O’ THE WILD SIDE Molly Landau
BROOMSDOWN HEAVENLY GIFT Kelsie Beilby
CHURCHILL Tamby Welch
CLONAMULLY DANNY BOY Archie Woollacott
GINGER WIZARD Chad Bament
HELSINGTON VANETTA Lewis McDonald
MINKY Zoe Stanbury
PARK HILL PLAYBOY Joshua Brown
THE JOBS NOT STRAIGHT Tyler Heard

 

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Devon & Cornwall area pony racing champions – final standings

Area points champions ( rider/pony must be within the Devon and Cornwall point to point area) best eight results count.

138:
1st Angelic Tamby Welch 71
2nd The Jobs Not Straight Tyler Heard 69
3rd Dinky By Design Kiana James Thomas 53
4th Menedh Jumping Jack Flash James Armstrong 47
5th Ginger Wizard Chad Bament 32
6th My Golden Dream James Armstrong 21
7th Shammi Chad Bament 18
8th Wide Valley March Walter Fisher Barnett 17.

148:
1st Springs Thomasina Eyston 85
2nd Roy Boy Green Michael Treneer 28
3rd Tarka Barnaby Treneer 26
4th Derwent Dream Dancer Abi Lewis 17

Prizes to the first three will be made at the annual awards evening in July at Taunton racecourse, date to be announced soon.

Pony Racing report from Torrington Farmers, Umberleigh, 14 June 2014

Rosettes for the area finals were sponsored and made by Amanda Darke of Devon Rosettes
Rosettes for the area finals were sponsored and made by Amanda Darke of Devon Rosettes

The point to point pony racing season came to a close at the Torrington Farmers meeting on Saturday with two thrilling races.

The course at Umberleigh is a short sprint due to the terrain and the ponies run in the opposite direction to the point to point races.This often leads to blanket finishes and the 138 race saw an exciting conclusion as leader Tyler Heard on The Jobs Not Straight almost got collared by the driving finish of Tamby Welch on Angelic.Heard was under strict instructions to hold up his pony to the last minute, not easy on such a short track. He was poised in second behind long time leader Ben Godfrey on Mocking Bird, pulled out to make his move with the line in sight and then had to beat off Welch’s challenge at the death with Veno Star and Fergus Gillard running on well to take third ahead of Mocking Bird.

Talponciau Perfect Print has won his fair share of races under Hamish Clarke and such was the standard he was in fifth place just ahead of the popular Chad Bament who conjured a blistering run from Ginger Wizard to take sixth.

The 148s may have been low in numbers due to some non-runners but they knocked five seconds off the 138 time in their final.

It looked like the spoils might head to Wales as Ben Jones on Miss Mopsy blazed a trail. And it would have been fair reward as it had taken the Jones family five hours to get to the track. But Theo Gillard hadn’t read that script and got a great run from Hawksfield Flyer to win with Miss Mopsy second and multiple winner Total Eclipse in third under William Cox. The course wasn’t far enough for Olivia Weatherlake’s Aries, a recent conquerer of Total Eclipse or Thomasina Eyston’s Springs to shine, the latter pairing being newly crowned area point champions.

RESULTS

138cm

1. The Jobs Not Straight – Tyler Heard
2. Angelic – Tamby Welch
3. Veno Star – Fergus Gillard
4. Mocking Bird – Ben Godfrey
5. Talponciau Perfect Prince – Hamish Clarke
6. Ginger Wizard – Chad Bament
7. Diptford Moonwalker – Daniel Cox.
8. My Golden Dream – James Armstrong
9. Mini Tango – Lewis McDonald.

Nine ran. Distances 2 1/2L, 5L. Time 1m 08

148cm

1. Hawksfield Flyer – Theo Gillard
2. Miss Mopsey – Ben Jones
3. Total Eclipse – William Cox
4. Aries – Olivia Weatherlake
5. Springs – Thomasina Eyston.

Five ran. Distances 4l, 5l. Time 1m 02

Area final:

138
1, The Jobs Not Straight, Tyler Heard
2, Angelic, Tamby Welch
3, Veno Star, Fergus Gillard
4, Talponciau Perfect Print Hamish Clarke
5, Ginger Wizard, Chad Bament
6, My Golden Dream, James Armstrong

148
1, Hawksfield Flyer, Theo Gillard
2, Total Eclipse, William Cox
3, Aries, Olivia Weatherlake
4, Springs, Thomasina Eyston

Report: Torrington Farmers Point-to-Point, Chapleton Barton, near Umberleigh, Saturday June 14 2014

ANOTHER thrilling Point-to-Point season came to a close last weekend, when the Torrington Farmers hosted their meeting at Umberleigh on Saturday.

Sizzling sunshine welcomed the large crowd, who were treated to some first class horse racing action. The drying conditions had favoured the horses who relished the faster going.

The Devonshire Motors of Barnstaple-sponsored Confined race headed up the action, with all eyes watching the two leading ladies, Bridget Andrews and Jacqueline Coward who was just one race behind in the National table. Bridget Andrews had taken up the ride on Checkerboard , from the Devon based Kayley Woollacott’s yard, and set the pace early on. Right Enough had been sent off odds-on favourite, but a mistake at the ditch under jockey Tom Chanin took them out of the race. Jacqueline Cowards mount Meilyr was unable to challenge, and a heavy fall on the final circuit, resulted in Jacqueline heading off to hospital with a suspect dislocated and fractured collar bone, and out of the title race. In the final circuit Nicto De Beauchene under Josh Guerriero, chased the leader over the second last, but Checkerboard loving the going, was pushed out to the line to win by a short head, to give jockey Bridget Andrews the National leading lady title.

Delighted Bridget Andrews quoted ” I had an easy lead, I was given a tip to be in front at bottom of hill.” Bridget only had confirmation of her ride on Checkerboard the day before, from regular yard jockey Jamie Thomas. “One day Jamie might get the favour back,”  Bridget said beaming.

Checkerboards trainer Kayley Woollacott said “He is a different horse this week, he hates the rain, it is the first time this year he has had sunshine on his back and the ground he likes.” She added “He is now up for sale, an ideal novice ride, he even got me around safely early on in the season!.”

There was a delay before the Capt.Tim Forster Memorial Restricted race sponsored by Kivells, whilst awaiting a replacement ambulance to arrive, and the injured Jacqueline Coward to be ferried to hospital. It was a disappointing day for her team, having traveled three of her own horses down from Yorkshire. Once the Restricted race started the well fancied Zakopany from the Luke Price team was sent off favourite, but soon struggled. As the race unfolded, the Maria Lewis-trained Kawana Cove was making eye catching progress under Jamie Thomas, having survived a mistake at the ditch, he took up the running two out. His nearest pursuer Pasternak Jack was ridden by Heidi Lewis, who normally has the ride on her family owned horse Kawana Cove, but had stayed loyal to Pasternak Jack’s connections. A brilliant jump at the last saw Jamie Thomas take the race on Kawana Cove four lengths ahead of the Heidi Lewis-ridden Pasternak Jack.

“Heidi does all the work at home”, stated father David Lewis, “We bought him as a schoolmaster from Richard Barber, we cant believe he was 66-1 last weekend, and has won this as 2-1 second favourite”, Mum Maria had been watching up in the video tower, and was thrilled to see her horse Kawana Cove come home first, but was also willing on the second place Pasternak Jack under daughter Heidi.

Findlay’s Find justified favourtism under jockey David Mansell, in taking the Men’s Open race by ten lengths with a comfortable win, leaving Gallaflynn heading the chasing pack, taking second place under jockey Matthew Barber. Findlay’s Find owner, Paul Miles stated ” We had bought him for £450 and a pony, we turned down an offer of £50,000 when he was five after he won a three and a half miler at MerthyrTidfil, we are considering race options for the future.”

Leading area lady jockey Bryony Frost took the Ladies’ Open race, sponsored by E.J.Snell & Sons, on Templer. This race involved a pile up, seeing two of the challenging horses taken out of the race on the final circuit, by a loose horse. Bryony had ridden a patient race and had managed to avoid the crash, getting Templer, trained by mum Nikki at Buckfastleigh, home seven lengths ahead of  Rock Of Fife ridden by Chloe Swaffield. Jopero under Hannah Welch and Florence Mary under Lucy Mager were the two which were hampered by the loose horse bringing them both down and out of the race.

Jockey Bryony Frost stated ” I was able to miss most of the trouble, I was pushed out into corn field, but just growled at Templer and he picked up again,” she added “I was confident coming up the hill and we were ready to challenge.” Bryony’s father Jim said “Templer won the Isle of Wight Grand National with Haddon, he had previously won eleven National Hunt races, he fell out of love with racing, and a change of yard cheered him up. He now deserves retirement, and will go team chasing for new owner Mike Smith”.

Claire Howarth of The Barum Stud-sponsored the Intermediate race. Of the four runners, Rainbow Trout under Mark Wall was sent off odds-on favourite, but was no match for Bathwick Scanno under jockey David Noonan. Seeing the Novice Men’s title within reach, Noonan kicked on up the final hill, and was eight lengths clear two out, finishing to win by 16 lengths, with Rainbow Trout in second. This put David Noonan needing a win in the Maiden race to snatch the Novice Men’s title from leader Chester Williams.

Bathwick Scanno is owned by the Rising Sun Partnership based near Taunton. Joint owner Norman Cossey stated “We bought the horse through Gerry Supple, he is a very kind horse, very small, only a pony, but loves the firmer ground, all credit to Teresa Clark our trainer.”

All was set with the final Point race of the season, The Smallridge Bro-sponsored Open Maiden race. David Noonan got the leg-up on Grey Dream, another trained by Teresa Clark, and was in with a real chance to follow-up on his second at Bratton the weekend before. All was going Noonan’s way leading the fifteen runner field on the final circuit, but then came the challenge of Redbridge Rebel under Matthew Barber, taking over at the last to win by three lengths, with the gallant Grey Dream in second, and a good run by Kilcolman Wizard under Michael Heard third.

Jockey Matthew Barber quoted ” It was a bit of a tactical race, Redbridge Rebel just took me there, I was a passenger, I thought at the last it was fly or die.”

Trainer Marc Barber said “We plan to give him a couple of weeks off and then may bring him out in July if we can find a Handicap Chase for him.”

Two pony races finished the day’s events. The 138cm went to Cornwalls young Tyler Heard on the five year old The Jobs Not Straight. The 148cm race going to sixteen year old Theo Gillard on Hawksfield Flyer, a talented young jockey who would be well worth following if progressing onto horses next season.

After the summer break, Point-to-Point action for the 2014-2015 looks to start again at the end of November, keep an eye for fixture list on www.horseraces-dc.com

RESULTS

Results of the Tiverton Staghounds meeting

VIDEO

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

PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following professional and amatuer photographers were at the meeting: Baths photographic (Marcus Bath), Brian Armstrong, David Strange, John Beasley (Big Green Annual), Helen Stoneman, Tim Holt & Turfpix (Tracy Roberts)