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05-10-2018 18:57:22 in General by Admin
Retired soldier Peter Wright will look to rally the troops once he begins his role as Chief Executive of the Point-to-Point Authority this Autumn.  Peter, who lives a stone’s throw from the PPA Swindon office in nearby Highworth, will be the third person to hold the role since the PPA’s creation in 2008.  As a Lieutenant Colonel, Peter spent much of his previous career work...

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05-10-2018 18:54:06 in General by Admin
The Calendar section has been update with next season's fixture dates. The fixture details will be update during October

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30-09-2018 07:57:03 in General by Admin
British point-to-pointing's latest fixtures list reveals there will be 173 meetings at 100 locations around the United Kingdom in the coming season – and an increased emphasis on early-season meetings. The release of the 2018/19 list, which was ratified by the British Horseracing Authority yesterday, confirms the earliest commencement to a British season will take place at the former Jump r...

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30-09-2018 07:51:06 in General by Admin
There will be a new licensed trainer operating from Plantation Farm near Kingsclere, Newbury with the news that Richard Bandey has been granted a combined license from last Tuesday. Richard, who is a well -known figure in point-to-point circles, has trained 30 winners including 4 Hunter Chase victories since starting training in 2011, with triumphs in successive Intermediate Finals at Cheltenham w...

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26-05-2018 09:35:30 in General by Admin
Wessex PRP Bob Bracher nominated Ed Doggrell for the above award for his five riding victories in April. Although he rode his first winner on Virginia Ash at Littlewindsor in May 2016 another winner did not arrive until he rode a winner in Ireland earlier this season. Now aged 20 and working alongside Will Biddick, he has matured as a jockey and his first riding treble was secured at the Portman...

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22-03-2018 06:32:33 in General by Admin
Horse: Palmaria 8 y-0   Kayf Tara (GB) – Ollejess (GB)) Owner: Lady Sutton Keeper: Caroline Keevil Area   Area: Wessex   Jockey: Bryan Carver Other Nominations for February:   Percy @ Alnwick:  The Heading For Home Partnership’s Weston Flame (Conditions Race Winner) – Vine & Craven @ Barbur...

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11-03-2018 21:34:10 in General by Admin
With three Point to Points in February the moment came at the final meeting at Badbury Rings when a home bred horse, owned and trained on its own at home by its breeder Martin Peaty, won the Conditions race by 13 lengths.  Boygojumping’s dam was an unregistered mare on whom Martin had his first race ride in the Wilton members race. The bug was born, and the 6 year old’s record no...

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20-02-2018 09:14:39 in General by Admin
The winner of the Moment of the Month for last month was Bea Coward who trained her first point to point winner at Larkhill with only her second ever runner. Bea, who trains just two horses from her base at Barrow Street near Mere on the Somerset/Wiltshire border, is a former work rider for Caroline Keevil but this season is her first as a trainer in her own right.  The horse that provided h...

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23-01-2018 19:46:51 in General by Admin
Although it was a blank weekend for the Wessex Point to Point area there were two notable victories for horses trained in our area and two other commendable placings at the Barbury International meeting at Barbury Castle last Saturday.  Definitelyanoscar was a very impressive winner of the Mares Maiden race and gave Christopher Barber his first training victory with his first ever runner. Bo...

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17-01-2018 20:13:34 in General by Admin
One More Tune’s dramatic sweep to overhaul rival Swallowshide at the post in the Hursley Hambledon Members’ Race at Larkhill (December 3rd) brought Rilly Goschen to the 150 winners mark (131 in Points and 19 under Rules) – winning her the PPORA Moment of the Month Award. In the second of our “In Their Own Words” features, Tessa Jenkins caught up w...

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