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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

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):

Points earned elsewhere prior to a horse’s first appearance at Larkhill will not count.

Scoring will end at the same time as the other Larkhill Awards.

Past Winners

Current Standings

Preview on the Fixtures page