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A fundraising campaign to secure the long-term future for Dartmoor’s hugely popular Clydesdales has been launched, writes Lucy Johnson.

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It’s the Healthy Pets Devon National next Friday (February 22) at Exeter Racecourse and local trainer Polly Gundry, who trains racehorses near Ottery St Mary, is hoping for a second success with Dawson City, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Point-to-point racing enthusiasts could be in for a bumper weekend of racing in the Devon and Cornwall area if both the re-scheduled meeting at the Royal Cornwall Show Ground takes place next Saturday (February 16), along with the South Pool Harriers popular meeting at the old historic racecourse at Buckfastleigh in Devon on Sunday (February 17), writes Donna Harris.

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It’s all systems go for Wincanton Racecourse this Saturday (February 16) and a terrific day of top class sport is in prospect, writes Lucy Johnson.

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An outbreak of equine flu has led to the postponement of horse racing in Britain until February 13, at the earliest, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced.

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The third point-to-point horse racing fixture to take place at The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, takes place this coming Sunday (February 10), writes Donna Harris.

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Devon’s leading lady jockeys reckon Exeter Racecourse is the place to be when it hosts its first ever Winter Ladies’ Day on Sun day, February 10, writes Lucy Johnson.

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National Hunt racing action comes thick and fast during February at Taunton where they host the first of their three meetings in the month on Monday (February 4), writes Richard Walsh.

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Spectators had their money’s worth at Chipley Park near Wellington on Sunday when a total of 106 runners contested the eight races, writes Granville Taylor.

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The last point-to-point fixture in the Devon and Cornwall area this month takes place at Chipley Park near Wellington on Sunday (January 27).

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Dean Summersby was the trainer in form on the eight-race card at the latest regional point-to-point, the Wadebridge meeting on the middle Sunday of January (Jan 13), writes Granville Taylor.

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With sport shifting up a gear – think Spring Festivals, Six Nations and FA Cup rounds – Exeter Racecourse is giving all those with a love of the big occasion the chance to come racing this Sunday for just £5 per person, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Preparations for Badminton Horse Trials, in their 28th and final year under the sponsorship of Mitsubishi Motors, are well underway.

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The second scheduled point-to-point horse racing meeting to be held at the Royal Cornwall Show Ground, Wadebridge, takes place this coming Sunday (January 13), writes Donna Harris.

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Taunton Racecourse kicks-off 2019 with the Somerset Sight Charity Raceday next Wednesday (January 9) when the first of the six races on the card, which has a very generous £59k in prize money, goes to post at 1.10pm, writes Richard Walsh.

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Sarah Rippon was full of praise for Sonneofpresenting after her new charge upset odds-on favourite Cousin Pete at the Barbury International Racing Club meeting at Barbury Racecourse, near Marlborough, writes Russell Smith.

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Taunton Racecourse is anticipating its largest crowd of the season when it hosts the Christmas Meeting on the final Sunday of the month, writes Richard Walsh.

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The first Cornish meeting of the point-to-point season attracted horses from the Midlands and South Wales as well as a good contingent of local pointers to make up a healthy total of 51 runners for the seven races on the Royal Cornwall Showground, writes Granville Taylor.

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The first of three point-to-point horse racing fixtures to be held at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, takes place this coming Sunday (December 9), writes Donna Harris.

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Christmas starts early at Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday (December 6), when its festive meeting promises to add sparkle to December celebrations, writes Lucy Johnson.

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