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The Wessex Area Awards have now finished

Click on any Award to see the final standings

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.

Group: Course Awards
Sponsor: The Dymott Family & Friends
Brief Biography

Eric Dymott, a life-long ardent P-t-P fan, was in his time the leading P-t-P press correspondent in the Wessex Area. He reported variously for The Sporting Life, Racing Post, Horse & Hound, The Times, Daily Express, Daily Telegraph, Sporting Chronicle, Hunter Chasers & Point-to-Pointers, The Pointer, Hunterguide, the P-t-P Index and many local papers – just about everybody who would give the sport some coverage. He was not a professional journalist but worked nearly all his life in the ceramics industry as a tile salesman. He had a wonderful way with people, his friendly and unthreatening manner immediately winning everyone over – a useful asset when chasing a story in the winner’s enclosure. He was a great admirer of his near contemporary, Richard Miller, following him from his earliest rides, relishing every victory and sharing his joy when he became National Champion – not once but twice. It is appropriate that his trophy is awarded to those starting on a hopefully similar path from Badbury Rings (Eric’s closest and favourite course) and Milborne St Andrew. Among the past winners are Daryl Jacob and Tom O’Brien both now successful professional riders. Eric died the day after his 65th birthday on 20 July 2000.

‘Last Fence’, the perpetual trophy given by his family and friends and first awarded in 2002 is a bronze by Harriet Glen, the Dorchester-based sculptor and jewellery designer, with a cast horse’s head as a memento.


For the Leading Novice Rider at Badbury Rings and Milborne St Andrew

A Novice Rider will have ridden not more than five winners under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (P-t-Ps included) prior to the first meeting of the current P-t-P season.

(NB: This definition was changed for 2014/15 from a previous maximum of three winners)

The presentation is usually made by Mrs Brenda Dymott at the Portman P-t-P.


5 pts for 1st, 4 pts for 2nd, 3 pts for 3rd, 2 pts for 4th and 1 pt for any other finisher 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