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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.

ROGER ROBERTS MEMORIAL CUP
Group: Course Awards
Sponsor: Mrs Lucinda Roberts
Course: 499
Brief Biography

Tedworth Hunt Members Race, Larkhill, 16 May 1981: Meeting Secretary, Roger Roberts canters to the start on odds-on favourite, Now Hear This. They made most and won very easily.

Roger Roberts, who died aged 83 in August 2017, rode 62 winners (including some under Rules and in Germany) in a riding career spanning 40 years. It started with Jazz Fanatic at Tismans in West Sussex on 9 May 1953, with the first of his 46 P-t-P winners coming the following year (Cinderella Man at Edenbridge), and the last (Call On Dickins - famously by then, both horse and rider had a single working eye apiece) in the 1990 Avon Vale Members at Nedge.  An enthusiastic corinthian amateur rider - a now very endangered species, he finally retired from the saddle on 18 April 1992.

A bon-viveur and very generous host, he was also a most effective Secretary of the Tedworth P-t-P for 15 years from 1973. Throughout his tenure the meeting was held at Larkhill - his 'spiritual home' - and his ashes were scattered 'between the last fence and the jam stick' as he requested.

In memory of her husband, Lucinda Roberts (herself a multiple winning Larkhill rider, owner and trainer) has donated a perpetual silver cup, the Roger Roberts Trophy and a memento.

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For Larkhill's most successful Novice Horse which was still a maiden when first running at Larkhill in the current season. Uniquely for a Larkhill Award, points may be scored at other courses and in hunter chases. The winner also receives a permanent memento.

Scoring
  • 12 pts for 1st, 6 pts for 2nd and 4 pts for 3rd in hunter chases; 10 pts for 1st, 5 pts for 2nd and 3 pts for 3rd in all Mens, Ladies and Mixed Opens; and 7 pts for 1st, 5 pts for 2nd and 3 pts for 3rd in all other P-t-P 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.
  • Points may be scored in any GB P-t-P race or hunter chase in the current season (subject to the following conditions):
  • Scoring will end at the same time as the other Larkhill Awards

Any points earned prior to a horse’s first appearance at Larkhill will not count.

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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