Intermediate champion to be crowned at Exeter

PUBLISHED: 16:27 24 April 2012

Ladies Day at the Races - Ladies and their hats   - PHOTO mandatory by-line: Phil Mingo/Pinnacle - Photo Agency UK Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 - Mobile:0797 1270 681 - VAT Reg No: 768 6958 48 - 05/05/2009 - EQUESTRIAN - HORSE RACING - EXETER RACES - EXETER RACECOURSE, EXETER, DEVON

Ladies Day at the Races - Ladies and their hats - PHOTO mandatory by-line: Phil Mingo/Pinnacle - Photo Agency UK Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 - Mobile:0797 1270 681 - VAT Reg No: 768 6958 48 - 05/05/2009 - EQUESTRIAN - HORSE RACING - EXETER RACES - EXETER RACECOURSE, EXETER, DEVON

PINNACLE PHOTOGRAPHY LTD- PHOTO AGENCY UK

Exeter Racecourse’s intermediate point-to-point champion will be crowned amidst the glamour and glitz of the track’s ladies’ night on May 8 when live music after racing will provide the perfect back drop to celebrations.

The hunter chase final is the result of ten qualifying races held throughout the Devon and Cornwall point-to-point area which are sponsored by the racecourse.

A spokesman said: “We have supported point-to-points for several years now. It enables us to sponsor racing at the grass roots level as well as hold a prestigious final which we hope will attract a good point-to-point crowd as it also coincides with the finale to our season.”

The first of the ten qualifiers kicked off at Ideford Arch in December when the Sam Holdsworth-trained Gunpark won under Darren Edwards. Then a huge crowd at Chipley Park saw Gwynne Phillips’ home-bred Books Review win with the eight-year-old’s trainer David Gibbs’ son Bradley on board.

At Buckfastleigh there was a thrilling finish when Penmore Mill and Keppols Hill dead heated. Jack Barber was in the saddle at Ottery St Mary when Benedicus won and at Treborough Hill Richard Woollacott rode Allerford Jack to victory.

Will Biddick was on board Keppols Hill at Buckfastleigh and he scored another success on the well-backed Jopero at the Western meeting at Wadebridge.

Firm ground at Great Trethew meant Mayfair Lastchance walked over the race and at Kilworthy, Sue Trumps’ home bred Kirkleigh, ridden by Tom Chanin, was the winner.

Tom’s brother Ian was on Hameldown Tor at the Spooners and West Dartmoor meeting at Cherrybrook, clocking up the fastest time of the day. Upcott Cross’s concluding qualifier proved a battle between Dashing John and Gort Na Lea with the latter winning under Robert Hawker.

The intermediate final on ladies’ night will give point-to-point enthusiasts the chance to dress up and enjoy a fun evening out, including seeing catwalk appearances by champion jockey AP McCoy in support of his friend the international footballer David James. James set up the David James Foundation on 2005 which is the nominated charity for the night.

There’s a 25% discount off all Grandstand and Paddock and Premier tickets booked before May 1. Book on line at www.exeter-racecourse.co.uk or at 08445 793005 and quote ladies12.

Other Sport Stories

12:44

For the second successive week, the ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels suffered the heartbreak of a narrow home defeat, this time a 44-46 reversal at the hands of visiting Kings Lynn Stars, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
12:36

Uplyme Under-13s went down by a whopping margin of 83 runs when they met Bridport in a West Dorset Junior Cricket League match, writes Edward Clarke.

Read more
11:04

The Devon Cricket League has announced that it is to have a complete overhaul of its league structure from the 2018 season.

Read more
08:19

East Devon bike ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith has a new personal best after his latest drag racing appearance, writes Steve Birley.

Read more
08:19

Seaton Bowling Club commenced their new competitive season with a friendly fixture at home to Ottery St Mary, writes Alan Nicholas.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:42

Matches between Yarcombe and Stockland and Tipton St John are normally quite high scoring affairs, but not so this one.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:41

Ladies’ Night at Exeter Racecourse on Tuesday, May 9, is when the glitz and glamour of racing descend on Haldon Hill, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:40

Exeter City Football Club has retained its EFL Family Excellence status for the 2016/17 season.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:38

Honiton Town boss Kev Blackwell has named the largest possible squad – every available member of his senior group – for the ‘Day of Destiny’ meeting with Exmouth Amateurs at Mountbatten Park on Saturday (April 29). There are no fewer than 20 players in the squad with just two of his regular men missing.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:33

Feniton youngster Owen Waters was part of the Devon Under-18 county badminton squad that travelled to Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire to take part in the Shires final, writes Karen Waters.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°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

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications