Equestrian

The first of two fixtures to be held at the popular picturesque track known as Flete Park, near Ermington, takes place this coming Saturday (April 20), writes Donna Harris.

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Easter Sunday (April 21) at Bicton Arena International Horse Trials promises to provide the whole family with a feast of high-octane sporting action, coupled with free entertainment for the children, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Are you having a ‘flutter’ on the 2019 Grand National? If so, and you are particularly interested in the Westcountry-based entries, then we have a horse-by-horse guide of the runners and riders – and their trainers, travelling from the Westcountry to the big race.

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Spring is here and there can be few better ways to spend it than heading off with the family for a day out to Cherrybrook, where the local area point-to-point meeting takes place this coming Sunday (April 7), writes Donna Harris.

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Bicton Arena is the place to head with all the family on Easter Sunday (April 21) where horses, Easter eggs, Tractor Ted and a family dog show are some of the attractions, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Will Biddick’s double at the Lamerton put him on the 16 winners mark for the season, and left him just ten winners short of the British record of 414 career wins set up by Richard Burton in the 2011 season, writes Granville Taylor.

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Point-to-point horse racing heads to Kilworthy near Brentor, Tavistock, this coming Sunday (March 24) where the Lamerton stage their meeting.

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Exeter Racecourse is offering armed forces personnel, both serving and retired, the chance to come racing for just £5 each if they pre-book tickets for Sunday, March 24, when the track will be bursting with free entertainment for all the family alongside a seven race card, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Jockey Darren Edwards landed a treble as the East Devon fixture defied wet and windy weather at Bishop’s Court, near Ottery St Mary on the first Sunday of March, writes Granville Taylor.

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Point-to-point horse racing is on offer in East Devon on the first weekend of March with the staging of the meeting at Bishops Court on Sunday (March 3), writes Donna Harris.

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Point-to-Point horse racing heads back to Devon this weekend where it’s the turn of East Devon to host their meeting at Bishops Court on Sunday (March 3), writes Donna Harris.

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Dawson City proved the most popular winner of the day at Exeter Racecourse when he landed the Healthy Pets Devon National for the second year under a superb ride from Tom Bellamy, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Tom Malone’s seven-year-old gelding, The Last But One, achieved the unusual feat of winning two races at Wadebridge on Saturday, where the card also featured a double for the Dean Summersby yard, writes Granville Taylor.

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A Dartmoor couple who have dedicated their lives to championing Clydesdale horses have just 11 days left to raise enough money in order to secure them a permanent new home, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Paul Nicholls’ win in the Betway Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton on Saturday ensured the trophy for one of Somerset most important races returned to the county, writes Lucy Johnson.

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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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