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Entries: Eggesford Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Wednesday 18th May 2016 evening meeting

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 17:00 Members Race
2nd 17:30 Intermediate Race
3rd 18:00 4, 5, & 6 year old Open Maiden Race
4th 18:30 Mixed Open Race
5th 19:00 Restricted Race
6th 19:30 Open Maiden Race
7th 20:00 Confined Race

 

Going Update

Sunday 15th May 2016

Going update: Good to Firm, watering to provide safe ground. Some showers possible

9th May 2016

EGGESFORD P2P AT UPCOTT CROSS MAY 18 th AT 5 P.M The Eggesford Champion Mixed Open will be run over 3miles not 4 miles as in previous years The prize money has been increased to £850.00 Val Quick secretary

6th May 2016

THE RESCHEDULED EGGESFORD POINT TO POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS ON WEDNESDAY 18TH MAY FIRST RACE 5 P.M.

Entries will close on Wednesday 11th may ONLINE 12 noon. ENTRIES SECRETARY Mrs M. Bishop 9 pm

Races are same as in The Planner. The Intermediate race is no longer an Exeter Racecourse sponsored qualfier for the intermediate series final as that has already taken place this season.

Clerk of Course, John Heard reports the going is Good, Good to Soft. If necessary the course will be watered .

– Val Quick, Secretary

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 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: Dulverton West Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday, 15th May 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Restricted Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:10 Bratton Down Club Members Conditions Race
4th 14:45 PPORA Club Members Riders Conditions Race
5th 15:20 Mixed Open Race
6th 15:55 Intermediate Race
7th 16:30 TBA Club Members Mares & Fillies Race
138 Pony Race 11:45 138cms & under OPEN
148 Pony Race 12:00 148cms & under OPEN

Going Update

Sunday 15th May 2016

Going at Bratton Down is on the Firm side of Good this morning, with a heavy dew. Will be perfect ground for racing 

Sunday 8th May 2016

Bratton Down, Dulverton West Point to Point Sunday 15th May, Going update is ‘Good

Entries close 12.30pm Monday

– Claire Hitch, Hon. Sec.

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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 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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Stevenstone Point-To-Point entries, form guide and ratings at Vauterhill Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Members Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 15:45 Confined Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Open Maiden Race
7th 17:30 Open Mares Maiden Race

 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 2013/14 form from 2012/13 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2011/12 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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Torrington Farmers Point-To-Point entries and form, Chapleton Barton, Umberleigh, Saturday 13th June 2015

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

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 v =  void

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 2014/15

form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 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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Tiverton Staghounds Point-To-Point entries and form, Bratton Down, Sunday 7th June 2015

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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 (Thurs 4th): Good to soft with good in places

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 v =  void

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 2014/15

form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 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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South Tetcott Point-To-Point entries and form, Upcott Cross, Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Confined Race
2nd 13:35 Mens Open Race
3rd 14:10 Restricted Race
4th 14:55 Ladies Race
5th 15:30 Novice Riders Race
6th 16:05 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
7th 16:40 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

Going (Mon 18th): Good – Good/Soft

Preview extract:
The popular Point-to-Point horse racing course at Upcott Cross, Halwill junction is the area venue for this weekend Bank Holiday Monday May 25th. With only a few weeks left until the season finishes in June, this track will again attract the top horses and jockey’s to battle out the finishes with much at stake with the championship tables.

Pony racing will head up the action at 12 noon, before the main six race card commences at 1pm. Over 100 entries have been received.

On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of trade stands. The course is located 2 miles South of Halwill junction off A3079 – Postcode EX21 5AE.

Entrance is £10 car & driver, £10 per passenger up to a maximum of £30 per car, children under 16 free, pedestrians £10.

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 2014/15

form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 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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Axe Vale Point-To-Point entries and form, Stafford Cross, Sunday 26th April 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:30 Members Race
2nd 14:10 Confined Race
3rd 14:45 Mixed Open Race
4th 15:20 Intermediate Race
5th 15:55 Club Members Race
6th 16:30 Restricted Race
7th 17:05 Open Maiden Race

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 2014/15

form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 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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Trainer Feature: Maria Lewis

The great thing about point to pointing is that there are many trainers out there with just one or two horses. Donna Harris has been going behind the scenes to find out who they are and how they get their horses fit. Here is the first spotlight feature – Maria Lewis

Point to Point trainer Maria Lewis is based on the Devon and Cornwall border, at the Lamerton Hunt Kennels, where she lives with Huntsman husband David, and daughter Heidi.

She started riding at an early age at her local riding school and by the age of 11, had found a mucking out job at a local stables, where she was able to ride out in return for her labour. She attended the odd local show on any spare pony she could find. By the age of 14, Maria was offered many other horses and ponies to ride, until her parents moved to Devon, to a property with land, so she could have her own horses.

Once Maria started hunting, she met David. “He was the whipper-in to the Mid-Devon Foxhounds.  David loved his racing, and I was soon hooked on Point-to-Point,” stated Maria

The couple were soon married, and had Heidi, who  “was hunting at the age of 15 months, on her Shetland, and by nine, started pony racing, on a pony we bought called ‘Double Trouble’. By then we were all completely hooked!”

Heidi now works at Richard and Kayley Woollacott’s yards and is just starting on her third season as a point to point rider. Maria has never race ridden but she deeply admires and envies those who do, and wishes she had had the chance. “With Heidi involved in point to points at work, and having graduated from pony racing, it seemed natural for us to train pointers for her,” Maria said.

Her philosophy on training, is to keep all her horses out in the field as long as possible –  they are worked from the field until the weather turns. Once in, they are always turned out for half an hour per day. “I believe in a lot of walk exercise – we’re lucky that we are surrounded by hills, which really make them work. I am lucky that I have David, and between us we step up their fitness, and once the horses are up and fit to go, they go hunting fairly regularly until just after Christmas. Canter work starts in a large field, and then moves onto the Moors. We live close to Emma and Dean Summersby, who kindly let me use their schooling fences whenever I want. Heidi comes home to school them when she can, and we also have the option to loose school at Cholwell Equestrian Centre.”

The Lewis’s work hard, with their day normally starting at 6am, with Maria feeding, mucking out the two pointers and three hunters, whilst David is on kennel duties with the hounds. They both then exercise the hounds. “I exercise the three hunters, whilst David collects the fallen stock, a service this hunt still provides to the farmers. We then take the pointers in the lorry to the moors and gallop, wash them off and come home.”  The couple then deal with the fallen stock, after which David does kennel duties and Maria grooms and beds up the horses for the night.

Last season they had Tres Bien and Kawana Cove in training. “Tres Bien we had for Heidi for Novice Riders races, he ran honestly and gave his all, being a schoolmaster, he knew his job and taught both Heidi and us a lot during the season. He gave us some tense moments and a couple of placings which will not be forgotten. Tres Bien has moved on to a new home with Tash Dickinson as a schoolmaster. We are looking forward to seeing Tash have her first ride, and hope she enjoys him as much as we did.”

Kawana Cove had a few problems at the start of last season, which the team had to sort out. “He is a horse that needs firmer ground, which we didn’t really get until the end of the season. The trouble was he needed to run – we had a good fourth at Flete Park, which seemed to be the start of a better spell for him – followed up by a third at Upcott Cross in very wet ground, and a fourth at Bratton Down, where he stayed on well up the hill.”

At Umberleigh, with the firmer ground, Jamie Thomas took the ride on Kawana Cove, as Heidi had taken her yard ride on Pasternak Jack who is trained by Kayley Woollacott. Maria had been invited to watch the race from Jeff Guyett’s filming tower, and could hardly contain her excitement as the race unfolded with both her daughter and home trained horse both going well.  Kawana Cove gave the Lewis’s their first winner, with Pasternak Jack second with Heidi on board.

Kawana Cove is staying in training this season.Their new addition to the yard is Nudge The Nugget, a maiden who ran consistently last term. “We are looking forward to seeing what he has to offer, and he will be Heidi’s ride,” added Maria.

The team are delighted to have had support in the sponsorship of  Kawana Cove from Dartmoor Windows & Conservatories in Okehampton.

Maria prides herself with the turnout of the pointers: “I like to see horses turned out to a high standard, and have had my fair share of turnout prizes. The turnout money normally ends up back in the diesel tank!”

“I have an excellent race day team of my husband David, who I couldn’t do this without (he is also the lorry driver), our jockeys Heidi Lewis and Jamie Thomas. Sarah Ford is my right arm on a racing day, and she reads me like a book! David’s mum Margaret and sister Caroline are in charge of food and drink and David’s dad Gilmore makes sure they don’t forget anything. I would like to thank our farrier Steve Craddock who keeps the horses’ feet in good order, equine physio Katherine Davis who makes sure everything is moving properly and  Bill Lomas. horse dentist. We are very grateful to sponsors Dartmoor Windows & Conservatories of Okehampton and the Kelly family for the loan of Shadow on race days as travelling companion.”

 

Four Burrow entries and form

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 4,5,6 & 7 year olds 2m4f Open Maiden Race (Colts & Geldings)
2nd 14:35 10 year old and over Club Members Race
3rd 15:10 4, 5, 6, & 7 year olds 2m4f Open Maiden Race (Mares & fillies)
4th 15:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 16:20 Open Maiden Race
6th 16:55 Restricted Race

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 2013/14

form from 2012/13 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2011/12 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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Stevenstone entries and form

 

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

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 2013/14

form from 2012/13 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2011/12 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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