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Tuesday, 30th Nov 2021

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JASON WARNER

The Point-to-Point community in the West Mercian Area and Nationally received the sad news that Jason Warner passed away this afternoon.

He had been an integral part of our sport for over 35 years, firstly as a rider, then as an owner/trainer and latterly as one of the sport’s most able administrators. He was forthright in his views and if he thought something was wrong, he was not afraid to say so.

He was also joint master of the Cotswold Vale Farmers Hunt and ran Cotswold Trail Riding from his Brookthorpe home.

At a time when he should have been celebrating winning the 2020/2021 Leading Owner Award at the Tattersalls sponsored evening at Cheltenham Racecourse in October, fate dealt him a cruel blow when he was admitted to hospital and was unable to attend.

Jason’s riding career began on a horse called Jet Legs in 1986, but success eluded them that season as they pulled up on six occasions and unseated on the other outing, but 12 months later he recorded his first success on the same horse in the Cotswold Vale Farmers Members.

This was the type of horse Jason excelled with and in 1989 he acquired Dark Acre who won an Upper Sapey Restricted and the Members at Andoversford, and a couple of years later the same horse provided him with his final winner at the Curre.

Warner took over from Judy Pullen as Secretary of the Cotswold Vale Point-to-Point in 1992 and realised something had to be done to attract more visitors, which led to a majority of the fixture being restricted to Veteran and Novice Riders. A Country Fair and Dog Show was subsequently added to the programme with the aim of boosting profits.

Warner was never afraid to travel vast distances if it maximized his chances of success, making regular forays into Wales and the West Country and last year that policy paid off as he enjoyed his best ever season with 13 winners, some trained by himself while others were based with Luke Price and James King.

Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time

NEXT MEETING
Harkaway Club at Chaddesley Corbett
Tuesday 28th December 2021. First Race – 10-30 am
Entries close Monday 20th December at 12-30 pm.

 
In an effort to improve on this years Awards we would encourage all individuals who attended that evening to complete a survey by clicking here
 

Point-to-Point racing is at its strongest in the heart of the Mercian counties, and with a season now extending from November – June, we showcase the best young horses and riders that provide the stars of tomorrow on the big stages of Cheltenham, Ascot and Aintree.

Together with the traditional local feel that allows you to see friends or family compete on familiar horses for a really good social occasion, Point-to-Point racing is a day out to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Join us for a fabulous value racing package by becoming a Season Ticket Holder including access to your choice of 21 fixtures across a region which stretches from Cheshire to South Gloucestershire and from Ludlow to Chipping Campden.

To buy your NEW Season Ticket and save on admission at our 21 fixtures, please click here.

Also new for 2021-22, we’ve introduced a new FREQUENT RUNNER SCHEME to reward those within and outside our Area for running their horses at our fixtures. Each race is afforded a Star Rating, and you can accumulate stars toward your total. Details of the Scheme, including some smashing prizes, and the star ratings for each race are outlined here

To download this years RQC Form please click here.
 

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The site is constantly updated with going reports from each course, plus previews, results and reviews from individual meetings. It is run on behalf of the West Mercian Point-to-Point Secretaries Association – the views expressed by the Website Editor do not reflect the views of the Association. Every effort is made to ensure the information published on this site is both factual and correct but if any mistakes are made they will be rectified as soon as possible.

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