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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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The earth will certainly move on the final Sunday of November when the Racing Clydesdales return to Exeter Racecourse for the annual Clydesdale race, which is being run in support of the Devon Air Ambulance, writes Lucy Johnson.

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After enjoying one of the longest summers for many decades, it is time to dig out some warm dry clothing, welly boots and picnics, whilst enjoying the start of the new Point-to-Point horse racing season, writes Donna Harris.

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Taunton host the first of their two meetings this month on Thursday, November 15, when the seven race card will boast a prize fund of more than £65,000, writes Richard Walsh.

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If being part of the big occasion is what sport is about, Exeter is the place to head on Haldon Gold Cup Day next Tuesday (November 6), writes Lucy Johnson.

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The Westcountry proved the cream of the crop at Bicton Arena International Horse Trials where Newquay-based Katie Hancock claimed the Rathbones CIC2* at Bicton Arena International riding Coddstown Pet, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Exeter Racecourse resumes action on Tuesday (October 23) with the return of racing to Haldon Hill, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Wincanton Racecourse’s new season gets underway on Friday (October 19) with a seven-race card sponsored by Smarkets, writes Lucy Johnson.

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With the 2018 eventing season drawing to its conclusion, Bicton Arena will be in celebratory mood next weekend with its four-day international competition, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Wincanton Racecourse will be opening its doors to the public on Friday, October 12 to show off its new facilities ahead of its first meeting of the new season which begins Friday, October 19, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Horse riders, if nothing else, are stoical people! After weeks of hot, dry weather the heavens opened during the club’s open show on Sunday, held, with kind permission of Nigel & Paula Lee, at Nutwell Court.

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Organisers of this weekend’s Bicton Arena Horse Trials are working around the clock to ensure the best going possible for its affiliated competition in light of the long spell of dry weather, writes Lucy Johnson.

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The point-to-point season drew to a close on Saturday, when the Torrington Farmers hosted their meeting at the popular course on the edge of Umberleigh, writes Donna Harris.

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The third and final point-to-point horserace meeting takes place at the stunning location of Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming this coming Sunday (June 10), writes Donna Harris.

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A lovely, warm summer evening drew a good crowd to the Eggesford fixture at Upcott Cross, postponed from its original April date due to waterlogging, writes Granville Taylor.

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A warm afternoon attracted a large crowd to the Exmoor meeting at Bratton Down which featured a riding double for the up and coming County Cork born jockey Bryan Carver, writes Granville Taylor.

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The second of three point-to-point horse racing fixtures take place at the popular course at Bratton Fleming next Sunday (June 3), writes Donna Harris.

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A healthy total of 63 runners contested the six races before a large crowd enjoying the warm sunshine at Upcott Cross where the South Tetcott point-to-point meeting was held, writes Granville Taylor.

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