Race sponsors for 25th May

A huge thank you goes to the sponsors of the Fitzwilliam (Milton) point-to-point meeting this week.

Race 1 – Members – CR Peggs

Race 2 – Conditions-  Stacks Property Search

Race 3 – Mens Open – Saffrey Champness

Race 4 – Ladies Open – The Sharp Family

Race 5 – Restricted – Boiler Juice

Race 6 – 3mile Maiden-  The Roughton Family

Race 7 – 2mile 4 Maiden -Berry Accountants

Course Report 19 May

Ahead of our next fixture on the 25th May we would like to notify everyone that our course has been variflexed, rolled and filled in and topped since the last meeting held here.

The course will be watered from Monday onwards and the pond is full. The bends will be moved to fresh ground where necessary and the open ditch will be re stuffed.

We are confident of producing Good ground for Saturday – full race information can be found here.

Review: Fernie Point to Point at Dingley

Dingley hosted the Fernie Point- to- Point on Sunday where the feature race was the Welland Valley Feeds Fernie Four Miler Mixed Open race which resulted in a popular success for the Chatterton family when Distime ran out the 10 lengths winner. “He’s been crying out for this extended trip.” Said a delighted Mike Chatterton whose grandson George partnered the 13 year old. For 21 year old George, a Durham university undergraduate, this was a sixth win in his first season riding and he is likely to collect the Midlands area novice rider award at the end of it. “Chris Bealby has done an incredible job training 2 older horses for us and he has taught me an awful lot.” He said. Mia’s Anthem and Billy Aprahamian were a distance away in second with This Breac and Dicky Collinson in third. Both Distime and Mia’s Anthem have qualified for the Skinners Ladies Open Final Hunter Chase at Stratford. This was the final race for the popular Panama Canal who has been a great servant for the Robinson family. The gallant 14 year old has run in 48 British point to points winning 10, 9 of which were in the Midlands area.

Tom Strawson, the man responsible for steering Panama Canal to his Quorn Gold cup victory in 2015, was back in the winner’s enclosure after the Rod Millington Open Maiden race kindly sponsored by Summit Engineering and Matthew Teece Fencing and Hedgelaying, with Charles Brown. Strawson was partnering the 6 year old for Jack Wallace and the Walnut Hill racing partnership and at the time of starting was yet to complete in 4 outings. Charles Brown has been slow to get to grips with jumping having tipped up when looking all over the winner at Thorpe Lodge on Easter Monday and his task was made easier by the open ditch being omitted. Given a patient ride by Strawson, who waited with the gelding until taking the lead from Bite My Tongue and Bradley Roberts after the second last fence and going on to win by 5 lengths. “The plan today was to ride him to get round, however, he was travelling so well in the back straight I had to put him in the race; he has plenty of ability but is still learning.” Confirmed Strawson.

Gina Andrews and Tom Ellis’ run of good form continued whenthey supplemented their Cheltenham Hunter Chase triumphs on Friday night with another double. The first of these came in the Stephen Sanderson Transport Restricted race with Sue Welch’s Forgiving. Sue, who show jumped successfully when known as Sue Cohen, bred the 6 year old chestnut mare. “Forgiving had a run in a bumper at Bangor and the racecourse experience did her no end of good; she then won her maiden at Godstone.”  Said the winning trainer Tom Ellis.

The biggest cheer of the day came for Gina after winning the Jockey Club and Deene Park sponsored Open Maiden race for fillies and mares with You Know The Story. The 7 year old mare, You Know The Story, is by the leading Irish Point- to- Point sire this season in Getaway, owned by Martin and Jane Wanless, and now trained by Tom Ellis. “Gina had a soft lead and managed to get her settled. The mare came to me following a conversation with Martin over a bottle of champagne at Jack Andrews’ 21stparty. I asked if he would sell her but he couldn’t be persuaded; he did however agree to me taking over the training for him.” Explained Ellis. These two winners were part of a draft of 10 runners over the bank holiday weekend for the Ellis team which included the successful raid on Cheltenham on Friday night when Kalabaloo won the GX Landover’s Mares’ Open Hunter Chase and Latenightpass took the Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate Final Hunter Chase. “It has been a great few days for the G and T racing team. Kalabaloo winning was special for us because Shona Westrope was the first owner we had in the yard, she is an enthusiastic supporter and does a lot to help with the Warwickshire Point- to- Point. Latenightpass is the first ever homebred we have had; he was born the night before I rode round Aintree and is part of the family.” Added Ellis.

Gina Andrews did not have such good fortune in the opening PPORA Club Members Conditions race sponsored by Watling JCB. Here her mount King Of The Clothe unseated her when trying to avoid Dale Peters and the unlucky The Unmentionable who slipped up near the Ashpoles on the final circuit. This left James Martin and Aunty Joan to kick clear 2 fences from home and go on to win easily. Bardista did not jump fluently but ran on to be second for Alex Vaughan-Jones with the early leader Flugzeug and Luke Humphreys in third. Aunty Joan is trained by Richard Pringuer for owners John and Sylvia Busby. “She has been working well at home but not racing well; she has been generally off colour but she loves the spring and has really found form now. “Said Sylvia.

The PPORA Club Members Conditions race for novice riders was part of the Harley racing National Novice riders Championship series and a qualifier for the £1000 PPORA Novice Riders Final at Edgcote on 19th May. This was won by Pantxoa who beat Minella Friend and George Chatterton in a tight finish by half a length. Pantxoa was ridden by Jacob Pritchard Webb for whom this was a third winner. “Pantxoa has been loaned to us by June Watts who had him in training with Alan King. He has been great for Jacob to learn on; this is the second time he has won on him. This will be his last run so it’s great to end on a high note.” Said the delighted winning owner Linda Delahooke.

THE FERNIE AT DINGLEY – PREVIEW

The Fernie point-to-point race meeting is all set to take place this Sunday, 5th May at Dingley racecourse on the A427, East of Market Harborough.

The team at Dingley have pulled out all the stops to make the ground as good as possible for this weekend’s meeting, with the ground being aerated and watered thoroughly during the week leading up to the fixture to provide the best ground conditions possible.

There are two pony races before the main racecard, the first at 1pm, while the horse racing begins at 2pm.

The big race of the day is also the feature race for the Midlands Pointing region: The Fernie Four-Miler. Seventeen horses are entered for this race, run over a course of four-miles and 100 yards. The top-rated horses in this one are Man Of Steel and One Conemara but there are lots who could feature in a race over this distance. Man Of Steel would be the mount of record breaking female jockey Gina Andrews, and has won on his last two outings, most recently over 3 miles and six furlongs at Godstone at the beginning of April. One Conemara should stay the distance, having finished third in the Grimthorpe Gold Cup at the end of March. Another in-form stayer is Franks A Million, with two recent wins and the ability to stay 3m 6f. Farmer Matt lost by head to Man Of Steel this time last year but hasn’t been on form recently.

The first horse race of the afternoon is the PPORA Club Members Conditions race. Sixteen horses are entered here, including King Of The Clothe, which gave jockey Gina Andrews the record for wins by a female jockey in a season, a fortnight ago at Edgcote. Competition could come from brother Jack on Toby Lerone, which won here last time out. Spring Cover should be one to watch in this one, an intermediate horse which won here at the last meeting. The same owners have Bardista in the race, which won at Thorpe Lodge on Easter Monday – hard to see both running.

The Novice Riders race is next, with plenty of runners with recent winners. Susquehanna River has enjoyed a successful season to date, with four wins under Harry Arkwright this season. Alex Chadwick with Net D’Ecosse and George Chatterton and Minella Friend will both be trying to spoil the party, Local favourite Done A Runner won here at the Woodland Pytchley meeting a couple of weeks ago. According To Dan won at the Guilsborough meeting with Jack Andrews aboard – here owner Steven Bazeley will be in the plate. Amigo won on Easter Monday, as did Bi Quini Tiep, albeit under Dale Peters on that occasion.

The Restricted race, next, could produce an interesting contest. Baxxos is top-rated but hasn’t been on song recently, while Pelegrine Falcon, Occupied and Forgiving are more in the groove. Cornerman is unpredictable and wouldn’t start here last time but ran well at Garthorpe with Jack Andrews on board last weekend. Velvet Cloud’s second at Mollington last time is a good indicator of form.

The last two races are both maidens. The first is part of The Jockey Club-sponsored series, exclusively for mares, the other an open maiden. The latter has several four and five year old horses with significant weight advantages over the older horses, which will be ones to watch.

Woodland Pytchley Easter Saturday Preview

The Woodland Pytchley are hosting a seven-race card including Ladies and Mens Open races and a race for novice riders at Dingley Racecourse this Easter Saturday.

Racing starts at 2pm but gates will be open from 11 am; we recommend visitors get here early to get a great picnic and parking spot! Tickets are available on arrival.

The winner of the Ladies Open race will qualify for the Timico-sponsored Mixed Open final at Cheltenham in May, while the first two past the post will be eligible for the Skinners Ladies Open final at Stratford-on-Avon. Gina Andrews set a new record for point-to-point wins by a female jockey last weekend and will be riding Blue Mountain Boy in this one. Their competition could come from Proximo if connections decide to declare for this and not the Mens Open which follows.

There are ten entries for the Mens Open, including Proximo. Burtredgipandgump and Thetalkinghorse both lost out in a good finish to Black Valentine at Guilsborough a fortnight ago on similar ground but turning left-handed. Tim Gredley’s Just Cause is sure to be a leading contender here, returning to point-to-point racing after a spell of hunter chases. Ardkilly Witness and Dido have both won recently and Pair of Jacks is another to consider.

The first race of the day is a members race for Woodland Pytchley and Fernie registered horses. Owner Toby Hunt has three entered for this. Omar Maretti could contest this one if connections choose this race over the Restricted later. The horse won impressively at Duncombe Park in February. Done a Runner may be getting older but is well known on this course. Wayupinthebox could be one to watch for the Bevin stable.

The young horse maiden which follows this has a couple of four-year-old horses entered, with the big weight advantage this attracts. The Tom Ellis-trained LateNightFumble, being a filly, will be 25lbs lighter than some in the race, but is unraced. The other four-year-old is Equus Dreamer. Of those who have some form Courtandbould amd Signed And Sealed could be ones to watch.

After the Mens Open is a PPORA Club Members race for Novice Riders, part of National Series for riders who had not had more than five winners at the start of this season. Four horses will qualify for the final of the series at Edgcote in May, and those place score points towards the Harley Racing National Novices Championship. Vivaldi Collonges is impossible to avoid here, being the equal highest rated horse on the course at this meeting. According to Dan was impressive winning under Jack Andrews at Guilsborough a fortnight ago – the owner takes the ride back in this one. Dido has an entry here too, as do Done A Runner and Toby Lerone, and may choose this over other races. Tom Ellis brings WillFlyWontSink, with Gina Andrews on board.

The Restricted race could see the biggest field of the day, with 18 horses entered. All these horses have won just once. Ones to watch include The Triple Pillar, Pelegrine Falcon, Rebel Dawn Rising, Omar Maretti, Spring Cover and High Hopper but these are usually well-contested races with opportunities for all.

To round off the day’s racing we have an Open Maiden race for with a possible 15 runners. These are horses who haven’t yet won races, one or two have never been on a racecourse at all. Four-year-old LateNightFumble could choose this race over the second race and if so would have that big weight advantage but there are other horses here that could compete.

As with all fixtures at Dingley there will be a warm welcome to all visitors, a wide range of trade stands, bookmakers, a licensed bar and excellent viewing from the car parking area above the course.

Sponsors confirmed for Woodland Pytchley Point-to-Point Fixture

The Woodland Pytchley Point to Point 2017 Racecourse 220

Now that the first point-to-point fixture at Dingley is now just weeks away, we are pleased to confirm sponsors of the 2019 Woodland Pytchley Hunt meeting on Easter Saturday, 20th April.

1ST RACE – 2.00pm The Woodland Pytchley and Fernie HUNTS MEMBERS, SUBSCRIBERS & FARMERS Race – sponsored by Rockingham Horse Trials.

2ND RACE – 2.35pm The four, five and six-year-olds Open MAIDEN Race is sponsored by King West.

3rd RACE – 3.10pm The LADIES OPEN Race is sponsored by Maidwell Hall school.

4TH RACE – 3.45pm The MENS OPEN Race, sponsored by chartered accountants, Macintyre Hudson. 

5TH RACE – 4.20pm The PPORA Club Members CONDITIONS Race for Novice Riders sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds.

6TH RACE – 4.55pm The RESTRICTED Race, supported by The Lane Family.

7TH RACE – 5.30pm The Open MAIDEN Race, sponsored by Berry’s Accountants

Best-Turned-Out – A prize will be given to the Groom of the best-turned-out horse in each race to the value of £25 kindly sponsored by KKD services

Fitzwilliam (Milton) Hunt – Saturday 25th May 2019

RECEIVER OF ENTRIES: The Point-to-Point Racing Company Ltd. by TELEPHONE on: 01933 304840 (with credit/debit card or Weatherbys Account payment) or ONLINE at: www.pointtopointentries.co.uk

SECRETARY: Mrs Katie Morgan Chinon, Manor Road, Folksworth, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3SU Tel: 01733 245829; Mob: 07787 867625; email: katiethory@googlemail.com

ENTRIES CLOSE Monday 20th May, 12.30pm Hunter Cert registration deadline: Friday 17th May, 12noon ENTRY FEES £40 for a single race, £20 per additional race same horse (see Entry Conditions).

PARADE OF HOUNDS

1ST RACE – 2.00pm  The Fitzwilliam (Milton) HUNT MEMBERS, SUBSCRIBERS & FARMERS Race, 12st Safety Factor 20 For the MILTON CHALLENGE CUP and a Memento to the winning Owner; a CHALLENGE CUP and Memento to the first Lady past the post PRIZE MONEY 1st £150, 2nd £80, 3rd £50, 4th £20 SPECIAL CONDITIONS For horses which have a current Hunter Certificate and are owned by a Fitzwilliam (Milton) Hunt Member or Subscriber. Where horses are syndicated, the lead member of the syndicate must be a Fitzwilliam (Milton) Hunt Member or Subscriber PENALTIES A winner on or since 23rd November 2017 of a Steeplechase or Hurdle race under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points excepted) or of a Mens, Ladies or Mixed Open Point-to-Point race in this period to carry 5lb extra, of two or more such races, 7lb extra.
Penalties are not cumulative

2ND RACE – 2.35pm The eight-year-olds and over Fitzwilliam (Milton) CONDITIONS Race, 12st Safety Factor 20 For the JOHN CHENEY CHALLENGE CUP and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider PRIZE MONEY 1st £150, 2nd £80, 3rd £50, 4th £20 SPECIAL CONDITIONS For horses aged eight years and over, that are owned and ridden by current Members of the PPORA, which on or since 1st December 2017 have not won a race under the rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points included); Owners must be an eligible member of the PPORA by close of entries; Riders must be an eligible member of the PPORA by declaration of the horse. For information on how to satisfy these conditions, please refer to rules.
PENALTIES None.

3RD RACE – 3.10pm The MENS OPEN Race, 12st5lb Safety Factor 20 For the COUNTESS FITZWILLIAM CHALLENGE CUP and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider PRIZE MONEY 1st £210, 2nd £110, 3rd £60, 4th £20 ALLOWANCES Riders who, prior to the Thursday before the date of this Point-to-Point Steeple Chase, have not ridden more than 5 winners under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority, Point-to-Point Steeple Chases or Arabian Horse Races 5lb.
PENALTIES None.

4TH RACE – 3.45pm The LADIES OPEN Race, 11st Safety Factor 20 For the WILLIAM TEBBS MEMORIAL CHALLENGE CUP and Memento to the winning Owner, and the ROYAL DUTCH SALVER PLATE and Memento to the winning Rider PRIZE MONEY 1st £210, 2nd £110, 3rd £60, 4th £20 ALLOWANCES Riders who, prior to the Thursday before the date of this Point-to-Point Steeple Chase, have not ridden more than 5 winners under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority, Point-to-Point Steeple Chases or Arabian Horse Races 5lb PENALTIES A winner on or since 10th June 2018 of a Steeplechase or Hurdle race under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points excepted) to carry 7lb extra; a winner since 1st July 2018 of three or more Mens, Ladies or Mixed Open Point-to-Point races to carry 7lb extra, or of two such races to carry 4lb extra.
Penalties are not cumulative.

5TH RACE – 4.20pm The RESTRICTED Race 12st Safety Factor 16 For the BATTEN BOWL CHALLENGE TROPHY and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider PRIZE MONEY 1st £150, 2nd £80, 3rd £50, 4th £20 6TH RACE – 4.55pm The Open MAIDEN Race, 12st Safety Factor 16 For a CHALLENGE TROPHY and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider, presented by Messrs Cadge & Coleman Ltd PRIZE MONEY 1st £150, 2nd £80, 3rd £50, 4th £20.

7TH RACE – 5.30pm The Open MAIDEN Race, 2m about 4f, 12st Safety Factor 16 For a CHALLENGE TROPHY and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider PRIZE MONEY 1st £150, 2nd £80, 3rd £50, 4th £20. SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be run over approximately two-and-a-half miles.

Best-Turned-Out
A prize will be given to the Groom of the best-turned-out horse in each race to the value of £25.

The Fernie Hunt Meeting – Sunday 5th May 2019

Page updated 3rd April

ENTRIES SECRETARY: Susie Hurst Eyebrook Lodge, East Norton, Leics LE7 9XD Tel: 0116 259 8350; email: fernieentries@dingleyraces.co.uk

OR enter ONLINE at: www.pointtopointentries.co.uk up to 12.30pm on Monday 29th April. Online entry fees £40/£20 SECRETARY: Mrs M. Wallace Fishponds Farm, Stoke Albany, Market Harborough LE16 8PZ Tel: 01858 535250; Mob: 07831 816640; email: fishpond1@btconnect.com

ENTRIES CLOSE Monday 29th April, 12noon Hunter Cert registration deadline: Friday 26th April, 12noon ENTRY FEES £40 for a single race, £20 per additional race same horse (see Entry Conditions page 112) 50% non refundable in the event of cancellation

PONY RACES

FIRST RACE 12.45PM
138CM (NOVICE RIDERS CONDITIONS 7F)
148CM ( NOVICE RIDERS CONDITIONS 7F)
148CM OPEN

HORSE RACES

FIRST RACE 2PM
THE PPORA CLUB MEMBERS CONDITIONS RACE, 12ST
For the GUY MORRISON CHALLENGE TROPHY, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider.
1st £170, 2nd £85, 3rd £45 + £70 to the Winner of the Fernie Rose Bowl.
For horses owned and ridden by current members of the PPORA; Owners must be an eligible member of the PPORA by close of entries; Riders must be an eligible member of the PPORA by declaration of the horse. For information on how to satisfy these conditions, please refer to page 25.
For each win on or since 31st May 2017 in a Steeplechase or Hurdle race under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points excepted) 7lb extra; for each win since 1st July 2016 in a Mens, Ladies or Mixed Open Point-to-Point 5lb extra, and for each win in a Confined or Club Members Point-to-Point in this period 3lb extra.

THE PPORA CLUB MEMBERS CONDITIONS RACE FOR NOVICE RIDERS, 12ST
The Riders of the first three past the post will score points for the Harley Racing National Novices Riders Championshi; the riders of the first four horses past the post are eligible for the £1000 PPORA Novice Riders’ Final, Grafton, Edgcote, Sunday 19th May; the first four riders past the post will score points for the PPORA Club Members’ Races Awards.
For the GENERAL JACK MEMORIAL CHALLENGE CUP, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider.
1st £170, 2nd £85, 3rd £45.
For horses owned and ridden by current members of the PPORA; for riders who, up to and including 17th November 2018, have won not more than five races under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (including Point-to-Points); Owners must be an eligible member of the PPORA by close of entries; Riders must be an eligible member of the PPORA by declaration of the horse. For information on how to satisfy these conditions, please refer to page 25.
A winner on or since 29th November 2015 of two races under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points included, Maiden and Hunt Members races excepted) to carry 3lb extra; of three or more such races, 5lb extra.

THE FERNIE FOUR-MILER MIXED OPEN RACE, 4M100Y, 11ST7LB
The first two past the post will qualify for the Skinner’s Ladies Open Final, Stratford-on-Avon, Friday 31st May.
For the FERNIE GOLD CUP, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider.
1st £400, 2nd £150, 3rd £100.
THE MIDLANDS AREA FEATURE RACE; The British Horseracing Authority has modified Regulation 75 for the purposes of this race; to be run over four miles and 100 yards.
Riders who, prior to the Thursday before the date of this Point-to-Point Steeple Chase, have not ridden more than 5 winners under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority, Point-to-Point Steeple Chases or Arabian Horse Races 5lb.

THE RESTRICTED RACE, 12ST
For the LADY ZIA WERNHER CHALLENGE CUP, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider.
1st £170, 2nd £85, 3rd £45.

THE JOCKEY CLUB OPEN MAIDEN RACE FOR MARES AND FILLIES ONLY, 11ST7LB
The first three past the post will score points for the Jockey Club Mares Maiden Series.
For the HARDING TROPHY and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider.
1st £170, 2nd £85, 3rd £45.
For maiden Mares and Fillies only.

THE ROD MILLINGTON OPEN MAIDEN RACE, 12ST
For the HHC LEAPING HORSE TROPHY, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider.
1st £170, 2nd £85, 3rd £45.

Points for the MORRISON CUP Dingley Leading Rider Award can be earned by the Riders of the horses officially placed first, second and third in all races at this meeting.

 

The Woodland Pytchley Hunt – Easter Saturday 20th April

ENTRIES SECRETARY: Lucy Wheeler, Commons Farm, Braybrooke, Market Harborough, Leics LE16 8HA Mob: 07813 969202; email: lucywheeler1@live.co.uk, OR enter ONLINE at: www.pointtopointentries.co.uk up to 12.30pm on Monday 15th April.

Online entry fees £40/£20 SECRETARY: Carol Elderton, 3 Adelphi Row, Glooston, Leicestershire LE16 7ST Mob: 07710 323455; email: carolelderton@gmail.com

ENTRIES CLOSE Sunday 14th April, 8pm Hunter Cert registration deadline: Friday 12th April, 12noon. ENTRY FEES £40 for a single race, £20 per additional race same horse (see Entry Conditions)

1ST RACE – 2.00pm The Woodland Pytchley and Fernie HUNTS MEMBERS, SUBSCRIBERS & FARMERS Race, 12st Safety Factor 20 For the CHARLES FOWLER CHALLENGE TROPHY to the Owner of the first Woodland Pytchley-owned and hunted horse to pass the post, and the FERNIE ROSE BOWL to the Owner of the first Fernie-owned and hunted horse past the post, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider; the FRANK STOPS MEMORIAL CHALLENGE CUP to the first horse past the post owned or ridden by a bona fide Farmer of the Fernie Hunt. PRIZE MONEY 1st £165, 2nd £85, 3rd £50 PENALTIES For each win on or since 31st May 2016 in a Steeplechase or Hurdle race under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points excepted) 7lb extra; for each win since 1st July 2016 in a Mens, Ladies or Mixed Open Point-to-Point 5lb extra, and for each win in a Confined or Club Members Point-to-Point in this period 3lb extra.
Penalties are cumulative.

2ND RACE – 2.35pm The four, five and six-year-olds Open MAIDEN Race, 2m about 4f, 12st Safety Factor 16 For the CHRISTOPHER THURSFIELD MEMORIAL TROPHY, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider. PRIZE MONEY 1st £165, 2nd £85, 3rd £50.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS For maidens aged four, five or six years only; to be run over approximately two-and-a-half miles.

3RD RACE – 3.10pm The LADIES OPEN Race, 2m about 4f, 11st Safety Factor 16 The winning horse will qualify for the Timico Mixed Open Final, Cheltenham, Friday 3rd May; the first two past the post will qualify for the Skinner’s Ladies Open Final, Stratford-on-Avon, Friday 31st May For the KENNARD CUP, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider. PRIZE MONEY 1st £220, 2nd £120, 3rd £60.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be run over approximately two-and-a-half miles ALLOWANCES Riders who, prior to the Thursday before the date of this Point-to-Point Steeple Chase, have not ridden more than 5 winners under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority, Point-to-Point Steeple Chases or Arabian Horse Races 5lb PENALTIES For each win on or since 10th June 2018 in a Steeplechase or Hurdle race under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points excepted), or on or since 1st July 2018 in a Ladies, Mens or Mixed Open Point-to-Point, 4lb extra; maximum penalty to be carried is 12lb.
Penalties are cumulative.

4TH RACE – 3.45pm The MENS OPEN Race, 12st5lb Safety Factor 20 For the E.W. HUDSON MEMORIAL TROPHY, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider. PRIZE MONEY 1st £220, 2nd £120, 3rd £60 ALLOWANCES Riders who, prior to the Thursday before the date of this Point-to-Point Steeple Chase, have not ridden more than 5 winners under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority, Point-to-Point Steeple Chases or Arabian Horse Races 5lb PENALTIES For each win on or since 10th June 2018 in a Steeplechase or Hurdle race under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points excepted), or on or since 1st July 2018 in a Ladies, Mens or Mixed Open Point-to-Point, 4lb extra; maximum penalty to be carried is 12lb.
Penalties are cumulative.

5TH RACE – 4.20pm The PPORA Club Members CONDITIONS Race for Novice Riders, 12st Safety Factor 20 The Riders of the first three past the post will score points for the Harley Racing National Novices Riders Championship; The riders of the first four horses past the post are eligible for the £1000 PPORA Novice Riders’ Final, Grafton, Edgcote, Sunday 19th May; the first four riders past the post will score points for the PPORA Club Members’ Races Awards For the ASHPOLES SALVER, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider. PRIZE MONEY 1st £165, 2nd £85, 3rd £50.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS For horses owned and ridden by current members of the PPORA; for riders who, up to and including 17th November 2018, have won not more than five races under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (including Point-to-Points); Owners must be an eligible member of the PPORA by close of entries; Riders must be an eligible member of the PPORA by declaration of the horse. For information on how to satisfy these conditions, please refer to rules. PENALTIES A winner on or since 27th November 2016 of two races under the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority (Point-to-Points included, Maiden and Hunt Members races excepted) to carry 3lb extra; of three or more such races, 5lb extra.
Penalties are not cumulative.

6TH RACE – 4.55pm The RESTRICTED Race, 12st Safety Factor 16 For the GEORGE SINGLEHURST MEMORIAL SALVER, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider. PRIZE MONEY 1st £165, 2nd £85, 3rd £50

7TH RACE – 5.30pm The Open MAIDEN Race, 12st Safety Factor 16 For a CHALLENGE TROPHY, and Mementoes to the winning Owner and Rider PRIZE MONEY 1st £165, 2nd £85, 3rd £50.

Best-Turned-Out
A prize will be given to the Groom of the best-turned-out horse in each race to the value of £25

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Points for the MORRISON CUP Dingley Leading Rider Award can be earned by the Riders of the horses officially placed first, second and third in all races at this meeting.

Pony Racing Training date – 28th October

We are pleased to share the news of the following training date for the Midlands Pointing area for anyone looking for training or to try Pony Racing ahead of the coming season.

This training day which takes place on 28th October at North Lodge, Barrowby, Grantham, by kind invitation of Mr and  Mrs Chris Bealby is beneficial for children interested in all disciplines. It teaches a balanced seat, and how to ride safely, as well as being great fun.

Book via: http://www.ponyracingauthority.co.uk/race/pra-pc-training-day-midlands-2/

Click the youtube link to watch a Training Day in acti0n: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw0tF3lvMSI#action=share

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Link to original article: https://www.midlandspointing.com/2018/09/pony-racing-training-day-2/