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OUR 2018/2019 CHAMPIONS

LEADING GENTLEMAN RIDER (SPONSORED BY FISHER GERMAN)

Alex Edwards wins the Title for the 4th consecutive year

LEADING LADY RIDER (SPONSORED BY FISHER GERMAN)

Alice Stevens (left) and Josephine Banks (right) both scored 32 points, which meant the Ladies Title had duel winners for the first time since the Awards began back in 1990

LEADING NOVICE RIDER – MALE (SPONSORED BY CARPET GALLOP)

Sam Canning

LEADING NOVICE RIDER – FEMALE (SPONSORED BY CARPET GALLOP)

Itstimeforapint helped Leanne Williamson to this award

LEADING TRAINER (SPONSORED BY CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE)

Phil Rowley won the Trainers Award for the 4th successive year

LEADING MARE

Tb Broke Her scored a narrow win in the Mares Award

SMALL TRAINER AWARD

Christine Banks trailed Jake Slatter for most of the season but pipped her rival at the post after the final meeting of the season

LEADING GROOM

Three B.T.O. Awards at Chaddesley Corbett sealed this Award for Brooke Gardener-Wollen

LEADING HORSE

Although finishing in second place at the final meeting,  the 5 points secured were sufficient for Jo Priest’s Ballyboker Breeze to share this prize with Nigel Jacksons You’re the Man

LEADING NOVICE HORSE

Nigel Jackson’s You’re the Man

HANLEY MILL HOLIDAY COTTAGES NOVICE RIDERS AWARD

The winner of this Award is not disclosed until the Area Awards

LEADING OWNER/TRAINER/RIDER (FAMILY)

Christine Banks owned and trained Round Robin, ridden by her daughters Abi and Josephine

DAIRY PARTNERSHIPS WEST MIDLAND OPEN RACE CHAMPIONSHIP

Peter and Trish Andrew’s Wishing and Hoping

JOHN HOULEY CUP (LEADING LEDBURY QUALIFIED HORSE)

Jo Priest’s Ballyboker Breeze

AUCTION LOTS FOR AREA AWARDS ON SATURDAY 29TH JUNE

Here are some of the Auction Lots on 29th June
 
 

1. An Amazing Hospitality BOX at Stratford Racecourse, suitable for 12 people with 12 badges. At a meeting mutually convenient to both parties. Box does not include food and drink.

2. A romantic evening in a 5* Rosebud Meadow Camping Pod at Castlemorton with a Hamper full of goodies to share with your beloved.

3. Our Chairman Anthony Squires is donating 40 bundles of birch and a free lesson on how to build the ideal schooling fence

4. A Fantastic BBQ with BEER at the amazing Cotswolds Brewery Clavell and Hind for a group of people hosted by the wonderfully generous Clive and Will Bennett

5. Pair of Galvanised Gates fully supplied and professionally fitted by our own Dave Mansell. Our Vice Chairman has offered to supply and fit two 12 ft galvanised gates. Complete with new hanging and slamming posts to match your fencing. All supplied by his company equinepaddockcare.co.uk.

There are also hunting and racing days, plus others things as lots are donated – contact Tania Taylor for more details.

Any profits go towards local Point-to-Points and a donation made to The Injured Jockeys Fund.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

CONGRATULATIONS TO CLIVE BENNETT AND SAM JUKES

The citation for the Jim Mahon Award is as follows

“Point to Pointing would simply not take place without the legion of supporters whose efforts make things happen and the Jim Mahon Award,  announced each year at the PPORA Grassroots Awards Lunch, is an opportunity to recognise a sustained contribution to the success of our sport over time”.

This year’s Award went to Clive Bennett who has been involved with the sport since 1987 and recently saw his colours carried to victory for the 99th time.

Anybody who knows Clive recognises  he gets emotional at times and this Award had been a well kept secret so came as a complete surprise.

To put the icing on the cake Sam Jukes who is in charge of Bennett’s Blackland Farm stables received the Award for the Jockey of the Season

Well done to both.

 
 
Having recovered his composure Clive Bennett poses with his Award alongside jockey Sam Jukes

WEST MIDLAND AREA PPORA YOUNG HORSE AWARDS

The West Midland Awards are jointly sponsored by Cottage Field stables and the TCEH

Latest Positions at 30th April

Don Bersy – 29 points

Cheltenam de Vaige – 24 points

Marcle Ridge – 22 points

You’re the Man – 20 points

Big Man Doe – 19 points

Optimised – 18 points

Miss Seagreen – 18 points

GWILLAMS FARM SHOP HUNTERS STEEPLECHASE

 

Don’t forget that entries close for the Area Hunter Chase close at noon on 18th May

Declare to run by 10 am on 23rd May

This race is exclusively for horses qualified with a West Midland Hunt

Friday 24th May 2019

The West Midland Area Hunters’ Steeplechase

At Worcester Racecourse

Featuring

The GWILLAMS FARM SHOP HUNTERS’ STEEPLECHASE

First Race: Hunters’ chase at 5.50 P.M. approx.

Gates Open: 3.50 P.M.

Entrance from £10 per adult and accompanied children under 18 FREE entry

Free parking available

For further information and ticket/restaurant package bookings call the Racecourse Office on 01905 25364 or visit www.worcester-racecourse.co.uk

Full conditions for the Hunters’ Chase can be found on the BHA website

Qualifying Hunts: – Albrighton & Woodland (North & South), Berkeley, Clifton on Teme, Cotswold, Cotswold Vale Farmers, Duke of Beaufort’s, Ledbury, North Cotswold, North Ledbury, Croome & West Warwickshire, Wheatland and Worcestershire

CLARIFICATION REGARDING EQUINE INFLUENZA PROTOCOLS FOR POINT TO POINT RUNNERS

 

As part of its ongoing communication around the new equine influenza protocols which came in place from 1 May 2019, the BHA has today clarified the requirements for point-to-point runners.

As with all runners, the existing temporary measures for point-to-point runners have now been adjusted such that horses who are presented at a racecourse will need to show that they have been vaccinated against equine influenza within the last eight months, with a one month grace period, meaning nine months for practical purposes.

In addition, Hunter Chasers from unlicensed yards will still need to provide a health declaration on arrival at the racecourse, alongside a negative result for equine influenza from a nasopharyngeal swab (PCR) taken within the previous 72 hours.

The procedures at point-to-points will remain the same for the remainder of the season.

A copy of the BHA Press Release is copied below

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to consult with the National Trainers Federation (NTF) and other industry stakeholders on permanent changes to racing’s rules to strengthen protection against equine influenza.

A temporary measure introduced earlier this year reduced the vaccination renewal period for all horses in training from 12 to six months.

After discussions with the BHA’s Veterinary Committee, which includes experts from all parts of the racing industry, the BHA will propose to make eight months the new standard as of 1 January 2020.

The Veterinary Committee’s view is that six months is the optimum period, but the BHA has taken into account views from trainers to avoid horses potentially needing to be vaccinated during their respective racing seasons. However the eight month standard will mean in practice that horses are still required to be vaccinated twice in a year.

The BHA believes that the range of biosecurity controls that exist in British racing ensure the eight month standard provides an appropriate balance between risk and pragmatism.

In the meantime, as of 1 May 2019 the existing temporary measures will be adjusted such that horses who are presented at a racecourse will need to show that they have been vaccinated against equine influenza within the last eight months, with a one month grace period, meaning nine months for practical purposes.

Furthermore, it has been determined that the current requirement for a health declaration form to be submitted on arrival at the racecourse for each runner will cease to be effective from 1 May 2019 for British-trained runners from licensed yards. Hunter Chasers from unlicensed yards and International runners will still need to provide the health declaration, and a negative result for equine influenza from a nasopharyngeal swab (PCR) to the BHA, no more than 72 hours prior to the horse’s arrival on the racecourse.

The BHA is grateful to the Veterinary Committee and the NTF and trainers for their input so far to this process.

UPDATE ON WATERING AT PAXFORD

Going update 19th April.

The course is being watered using a dribble bar.

It has been watered today and we be again tomorrow and then reviewed on Sunday.

The official going is GOOD, GOOD TO FIRM IN PLACES.

 

KNIGHTWICK RACES – GOING UPDATE

 

A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes with the fences and the ground this year.

The going is GOOD around the full circuit of the course with a good covering of grass and ground that is retaining moisture very well.

The weather forecast will be closely monitored but there is the ability to water if required.

Further updates will be issued next week. Entries close Monday 22nd.

To buy discounted tickets for this meeting visit www.knightwickraces.co.uk/tickets/

CAMEL RACING AT PAXFORD ON EASTER MONDAY

CAMEL RACING AT PAXFORD

At 12 Noon on Easter Monday Paxford Races will for the first time in its history see a Camel Race.

Our 4 camels will be there from 10.30am for adventurous Punters to assess their betting chances.

They’ll be sponsored by the Coach and Horses, Longborough, The Plough at Ford, The Lygon Arms, Chipping Campden and The Churchill Arms, Paxford.

May the best Pub win!!