The Official Point-to-Point Website for the Wessex Area
01-08-2021 13:37:29 in General by Admin
We were saddened to learn of the recent death of Peter Hooper who has been a familiar face at point to points particularly in Devon and Cornwall and the west of the Wessex area. Always cheerful with a friendly welcome Peter was best known for being a most reliable and conscientious timekeeper at our meetings over many seasons whatever the weather. Working alongside the judging officials at Cothels...

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08-07-2021 16:43:15 in General by Admin
  It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Richard and our sincerest condolences goes out to Spill, Michael. Andrew and Carrie and all of his grandchildren. Richard was firstly a very talented rider and became leading National Rider in 1972 and 1973 and secondly as a very well respected Senior Steward covering the Wessex area. A private funeral will be held by the family wi...

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05-07-2021 08:14:31 in General by Admin
The Wessex Point to Point Area was saddened to learn of the death of Pat Awdry on 26th June at his home near Trowbridge. A great supporter of point to point racing over more than 50 years first of all as a rider and latterly as an owner with the late John Dufosee and more recently with Stuart Penny. Pat who was 85 farmed at Pound Farm near Trowbridge and subsequently at Spiers Piece Farm at Steep...

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02-06-2021 08:20:49 in General by Admin
The Wessex Area was very sorry to learn of the death of the much respected and well liked Stewart Pike who was the breeder, owner and trainer of a number of top class point to pointers and steeplechasers particularly during the 1990’s. Based at Sidbury, Devon he regularly produced from his mare Romany Lilly the likes of Winters Lane, Synderborough Lad (named after his farm), Proud Sun, Swea...

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29-05-2021 10:48:24 in General by Admin
“The Wessex Area 2020-21 season was unfortunately limited to just five meetings and so the Area has decided that the Annual Awards will not be formally awarded. This is in line with the decision taken last year. However we do feel 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. Consequently i...

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14-05-2021 13:50:35 in General by Admin
The curtain came down on the Wessex Area Point to Point season at Cothelstone on Wednesday evening when the Weston & Banwell meeting staged an excellent card.  The highlights were a first win on English soil for Irish jockey Georgie Benson, a winner for the recently injured Will Biddick training for his father-in-law, a riding double for leading rider James King and a one-two in the last ...

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10-05-2021 08:07:58 in General by Admin
The continuous drizzle that lasted most of the day did not dampen spirits or detract from some good racing at Holnicote on Saturday when a first time winner for Tom Dixon, a brace for the Braces and a Grand National legend training the winner of the last were among the highlights.  Much has been made of Rachael Blackmore’s ground-breaking win at Aintree last month but it was Charlotte ...

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07-05-2021 18:37:15 in General by Admin
The final meeting of the Wessex Area Point to Point season takes place at Cothelstone on Wednesday when the Weston & Banwell hold their traditional evening meeting.  Always well supported, it has attracted 133 entries and although owners are allowed, the public are still not able to attend.  First race is at 4.30pm  Pony Racing sponsored by Brean Leisure Centre precedes the eve...

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04-05-2021 12:54:08 in General by Admin
The Minehead Harriers and West Somerset Point to Point this Saturday at Holnicote has attracted a huge entry of 131 which will delight organisers and with rain in the forecast this week, they look like getting plenty of runners on the day. The meeting will be run behind closed doors with owners allowed to attend but no public admitted.  The Hunt Members is sponsored by Ben Parker Farriers Lt...

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27-04-2021 08:22:27 in General by Admin
The curtain came down on a much depleted Larkhill season due to the pandemic when the specially organized April meeting was held on Sunday. Only 2 of the usual seven meetings were held in this much reduced season. The lack of much rain in April and the inability to water the course meant that the going was firm and although a healthy entry of 63 horses had been received the meeting only had 20 hor...

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That's it for the 2021 season look forward to updtaing you on provisional dats for 2022 season soon