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17-03-2020 18:33:32 in General by Admin
Statement from Peter Wright This is a formal announcement to confirm that the British point to point season is closed for this season. This was a very difficult decision to make recognising that many people’s livelihoods are involved. However, the Prime Minister’s words last night made clear that everyone should minimise social contact and non-essential travel.  Furthermore, our ...

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12-03-2020 12:22:56 in General by Admin
Although Gina Andrews is already well clear in the National Ladies Championship there are a number of new Ladies names who are looking to make a mark and in the Wessex and Devon and Cornwall areas the emergence of Chloe Emsley as a potential local champion is already a feature of the current season. The opportunity was taken to catch up with Chloe to find out more about her.   Introduction ...

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11-03-2020 17:32:41 in General by Admin
     Dear Racegoers With the spectre of the Corvid 19 virus hanging over the country, Larkhill Racecourse has decided to take some preventative measures to help contain the virus and keep us ALL safer .  It must be stressed that this virus can be a killer and has no known cure for the moment –those of us with responsibility for large numbers of people are taking th...

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09-03-2020 20:01:51 in General by Admin
Following the late abandonment of the point to point at Charlton Horethorne on the 8th March, the Committee have decided that all public attending the 2021 Point to Point will receive free admission We would like to thank you for your co-operation and understanding on what has been a very difficult time.

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04-03-2020 18:36:30 in General by Admin
Wessex Area Point to Point Association Invite you to join them to celebrate The Wessex Area Awards 2020 On Saturday 4th July At Woodlands Castle, Taunton TA3 5LU Complimentary welcome drink, Three course dinner Dancing to DJ Starturns Raffle Reception 6.30-7pm Dinner 7.30pm Carriages 1.00am Black Tie/Evening Dress Tickets £45.00 per person Places are strictly limi...

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05-02-2020 17:30:56 in General by Admin
It is with great sadness that the death of Robert Alner former point to point champion rider and Cheltenham Gold Cup winning trainer at the age of 76 has been announced. For those of us who had the pleasure of watching him ride in point to points in his heyday in the 80s and  90s there was no finer pilot around the Wessex courses and many of his victories will remain long in the memory. With ...

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01-02-2020 16:51:24 in General by Admin
Question & Answer with West Country Bookmaker Mike Smith   Mike Smith is regularly seen at meetings throughout the West Country with his familiar “Let’s Hunton” pink board. Here he gives his views on his profession.   How did you get into Bookmaking? I was brought up all my life with bookmaking in the family right back to my great grandfather who first started ...

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23-01-2020 21:59:29 in General by Admin
Entries for Wincanton’s first Hunter Chase next Thursday close tomorrow the 24th January.

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23-01-2020 21:57:47 in General by Admin
Our course inspector, Robin Gundry and clerk of the course, Graham Tory walked the course this afternoon (Tuesday) and the going remains 'good - good to soft'   

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19-01-2020 16:10:18 in General by Admin
The Norman Tory Memorial Challenge Trophy' will be awarded to the youngest jockey of the day to complete the course.  This has kindly been donated by Monica Tory and her family in memory of Norman Norman was a true sportsman who loved the countryside and supported the South Dorset Hunt for more than 50 years including owning, training and saddling 18 point to point winners. He was on the Sou...

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