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ROGER ROBERTS MEMORIAL CUP (Larkhill)
Group: Course Awards
Sponsor: Mrs Lucinda Roberts
Course: 499
Brief Biography

Tedworth Hunt Members Race, Larkhill, 16 May 1981: Meeting Secretary, Roger Roberts canters to the start on odds-on favourite, Now Hear This. They made most and won very easily.

Roger Roberts, who died aged 83 in August 2017, rode 62 winners (including some under Rules and in Germany) in a riding career spanning 40 years. It started with Jazz Fanatic at Tismans on 9 May 1953, with the first of his 46 P-t-P winners coming the following year (Cinderella Man at Edenbridge), and the last (Call On Dickins - famously, both horse and rider had a single working eye apiece) in the 1990 Avon Vale Members at Nedge.  An enthusiastic corinthian amateur rider - a now very endangered species, he finally retired from the saddle on 18 April 1992.

He was also a most effective Secretary of the Tedworth P-t-P for 15 years from 1973. Throughout his tenure the meeting was held at Larkhill - his 'spiritual home' - and his ashes were scattered 'between the last fence and the jam stick' as he requested.

In memory of her husband, Lucinda Roberts (herself a multiple winning Larkhill rider, owner and trainer) has donated a perpetual silver cup, the Roger Roberts Trophy, 

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For Larkhill's most successful Novice Horse which was still a maiden when first running at Larkhill in the current season. Uniquely for a Larkhill Award, points may be scored at other courses and in hunter chases. The winner also receives a permanent memento.

Scoring
  • 12 pts for 1st, 6 pts for 2nd and 4 pts for 3rd in hunter chases; 10 pts for 1st, 5 pts for 2nd and 3 pts for 3rd in all Mens, Ladies and Mixed Opens; and 7 pts for 1st, 5 pts for 2nd and 3 pts for 3rd in all other P-t-P races.
  • In the case of a dead heat, the points for the particular position shall be added to that of the next position and divided equally between those involved.
  • Points may be scored in any GB P-t-P race or hunter chase in the current season (subject to the following conditions)
  • Any points earned elsewhere prior to a horse’s first appearance at Larkhill will not count.
  • Scoring will end at the same time as the other Larkhill Awards.
Past Winners

Current Standings

Wessex Area Awards Night

Saturday 30th June

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