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UNFORTUNATELY, AS SO MANY OF THE SCHEDULED MEETINGS WERE NOT RUN, NONE OF THE OFFICIAL WESSEX AREA AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED, AND THE PLANNED AWARDS EVENING AT TAUNTON HAS BEEN CANCELLED

It is hoped that the Larkhill Awards and some other individual course presentations will still go ahead - those involved will be notified

ROY CAKE MEMORIAL TROPHY
Group: Hunt Awards
Sponsor: The Cake Family
Brief Biography

Roy Cake (1909-1988) was always a keen supporter of the South Dorset Hunt having started hunting with them from his father's farm at Higher Came near Dorchester. In 1956 he moved his family to Plush and encouraged sons, David and Richard, to ride in P-t-Ps. David had success with Silent Comfort and Richard with Slalom (the John Grant picture taken at Larkhill in 1969 shows Roy proudly leading them in after their victory in the New Forest Adjacent - the horse's first race for him) and the peerless Tawny Myth, a winner of 24 races (14 consecutively in '83/4) including two hunter chases. The horse was irreplaceable and when he was retired the Cake family decided to withdraw from racing as well - but they still remain very active behind the scenes.

The trophy given by Roy's wife, Peggy, was first awarded in 1989 and is presented at the South Dorset Puppy Show.

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For the Most Successful South Dorset-qualified Horse in the current season

Scoring

1st 3 pts, 2nd 2 pts and 3rd 1 pt, in all P-t-P races and Hunt Chses in Great Britain

Past Winners

Current Standings

Preview on the Fixtures page