Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club men’s fourth team completed what for them, this season, is a most unusual act – they ‘won’ both halves of their hockey match to secure their first win of the season thanks to a 4-1 success in their league game at Bridgwater.
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.
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.
The Exmouth Express has taken over from the Fulford 5 and the new race is contested over a flat, fast, five-mile road race that takes in two laps along the seafront and through the town, finishing in the square where we started, writes Dave Mutter.
The Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s fourth team scored three times on Saturday - that’s probably the most they’ve scored in one game this season. Unfortunately, ECV Hornets scored five to claim the points, but it was still an achievement, especially outscoring them in the second half 2-1.
AVR Carol Austin received her prize - a rather natty hoodie - for finishing top F55 in the 2018 In Step Devon race series after last Sunday’s Exmouth Five, part of this year’s event, writes Dave Mutter.
It proved to be a disappointing start to the new season for Harry Tincknell and the Mazda Joest Team squad when they were forced to retire and were subsequently placed ninth at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.
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.