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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.

DICK & SUE WOODHOUSE MEMORIAL CUP
Group: Course Awards
Sponsor: The Woodhouse Family
Course: 502
Brief Biography

Dick Woodhouse (1929-1983), an owner-rider par excellence was among the sport’s most devoted supporters and exponents. A joint master of the Portman, he raced numerous top-class horses and twice won the Cheltenham Foxhunters, on Woodside Terrace in 1965 and Highworth in 1970 (the photo above shows Sue leading them in after that victory). He had his first ride in the very first race at the brand new Badbury Rings course on 26 March 1949 but would later range far from home to take on the best; he was a regular at the Melton meeting in Leicestershire and also rode in the Grand National and Welsh National.

He married Sue (nee Terry, 1929–2008) in 1952 and they were very much a double act. An excellent horsewoman she had started race-riding before Dick in 1947 and achieved most success with Dark Tapster (nine wins) before progressively leaving the riding to him. She was responsible for the feeding and training of their horses (and the mucking-out too). She had not ridden for nearly a decade prior to a swansong victory in the Portman Members in 1978. The Woodhouses are a well-known local brewing family and following Dick's untimely death Sue continued to breed and race her own horses, often named to honour the family business (Hops And Pops was the most successful) and she was a formidable Steward.

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For the Leading Rider at Badbury Rings and Milborne St Andrew whose Riders Qualification Certificate is issued by a Hunt affiliated to the Wessex Area.

The presentation will be made at the Wessex Area Awards Evening

Scoring

5 pts for 1st, 3 pts for 2nd and 1 pt for 3rd in all races at Badbury Rings and Milborne St Andrew.

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

No scoring meetings took place in the 2020/21 season

Preview on the Fixtures page

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