Exeter Racecourse continues Intermediate series sponsorship

12:53 15 January 2013

Exeter Racecourse

Exeter Racecourse

Archant

EXETER Racecourse’s sponsorship of point-to-point racing in the Devon and Cornwall area continues at Chipley Park on Sunday, January 20 when the Tiverton meeting takes place.

Exeter, which holds 16 meetings from October until May, sponsors an intermediate series consisting of 10 races held between December and April. The meeting at Chipley Park is the first of the series, with all horses that take part eligible to run in the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Hunters’ Steeple Chase Final at its evening meeting on Tuesday, May 7.

Each meeting receives £300 in sponsorship, a memento to the winning owner; a bottle of champagne to the winning jockey and two tickets to come racing at Exeter for the winning groom.

Commenting on the series, general manager Tim Darby said: “Point-to-pointing is a great sport and attracts many people. We hope that by continuing our sponsorship we may attract new people to the racecourse as well as giving something back to the grass roots of the sport.

“We have a long association with point-to-points at Exeter and hold four hunter chases which start on Tuesday, March 19

Gordon Chambers, secretary of the Devon and Cornwall Point to Point Association, added: “We very much appreciate Exeter Racecourse’s sponsorship which does so much to maintain the strong link between National Hunt racing and point-to-points.”

Other Sport Stories

10:14

The ups and downs continue for the Lacemen as, just a week after their terrific victory over Bodmin they succumbed to an 11-7 defeat on their visit to Topsham, writes Terry O’Brien.

Read more
09:11

In the Lyme Regis ladies stableford, Judith Williams had a steady, solid round to win Division One with a score of 34 points, writes Richard Jackman.

Read more
09:00

Honiton Town thirds made a welcome return to winning ways as they won the East Devon derby at Acland Park, beating hosts Feniton thirds 5-2.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:04

Honiton Town made the second math day of the 2017 Macron League year by netting a hat-trick of senior success with all three of their teams recording victories.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:02

Upottery were denied what would have been a deserved point when they conceded a late goal on to lose 2-1 at Exmouth Amateurs.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:02

The Lyme Regis men’s January medal saw some incredible scores, none better than Division One winner Gerry Whiteley who went round in two under gross, , writes Richard Jackman.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:26

Honiton Hawks Under-8s returned to action after the Christmas break with a series of tag rugby matches against visiting Cullompton.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:26

Offwell Rangers had their Macron League Division Six meeting with Central called off owing to an unfit Offwell pitch after the worst the elements could throw at in the days before the game.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:24

Millwey Rise Reserves were 1-0 winners when they visited Tedburn St Mary, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:33

While some Honiton Running Club (HRC) members headed for Axmouth to tackle the hills a group did opt for the pancake flat 10k from the Quay along the river in Exeter known as the First Chance which is a two-loop circuit mostly on tarmac and gives fast times, writes Judy Davey.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications