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The Wessex Area Awards have now finished

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As the Wessex Area 2020-21 season was unfortunately limited to just five meetings, the Area has decided that the Annual Awards will not be formally presented. This is in line with the decision taken last year.

However we we would like to recognise the huge efforts that all participants have put in throughout the season and their continued support of the Wessex Area, so consequently in conjunction with one of our long standing sponsors, Tanners Wine Merchants of Shrewsbury, we would like to present the winners of both Trainer awards, leading lady jockey, leading male jockey, leading novice jockey and also leading owner with a bottle of Tanners champagne. We will be in touch with the winners shortly.

ELEKTRIK II BOWL
Group: Course Awards
Sponsor: Jeremy Robb
Course: 499
Brief Biography

This Award is presented by Jeremy Robb, Clerk of Scales at Larkhill for nine years until 2004 and the Trophy recalls the first horse he owned and rode, Elektrik II (1959 ch.g. Elixir – Isterika USSR) - a Russian Budyonnovski (a thoroughbred-cross originally bred for use by the cavalry). It was bought out of Horse & Hound for £350 as a hunter. When registered for P-t-Ps he was discovered to have won a hurdle in Russia as a two-year-old so was ineligible for Maidens and with no more suitable race available, he and his 33-year-old owner-rider started their racing careers in the 1968 S. & W. Wilts Open. In the next four years the horse ran in 23 races and was only once ever better than last in any of his completions, yet managed to win the Tedworth Members (finishing alone in a match) and be second twice (distant lasts in matches)! Although nearly always owner-ridden one of his seconds was the first ever ride of the late Godfrey Maundrell – who 34 years later in 2005 was the first recipient of his initial mount's Trophy.

The presentations are made at a Larkhill Awards Event held in The Queen's Building at the racecourse.

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For the Leading Owner-Rider at Larkhill.

To be eligible to score points for this Award

  1. The rider must be one of the named Owners or a member of the family if the horse runs in a ‘Family’ name
  2. The horse must not run in the name of a club or syndicate (except as allowed in 1 above)
  3. The horse must have no more than three individually-named owners (including the rider)

 PLEASE NOTE: Riders scoring points in this Championship will not also score in the main Larkhill Riders Award (Richard Noyce memorial Trophy) with the same performance.

Scoring

10 pts for 1st, 5 pts for 2nd and 3 pts for 3rd in all Mens, Ladies and Mixed Open races

7 pts for 1st, 5 pts for 2nd and 3 pts for 3rd in all other 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

 

Past Winners

Current Standings

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That's it for the 2021 season look forward to updtaing you on provisional dats for 2022 season soon