Axe Vale celebrate 65 years of racing

11:05 25 April 2012

Point-to-Point

Point-to-Point

Archant

Head for Stafford Cross, Seaton on Sunday to enjoy a day at the races - the point to point there is the 65th to be held by the Axe Vale Hunt and there is plenty going on to celebrate.

There is an exhibition of photographs from the past 65 years and special mementoes will be given to the owners and riders of the winning race horses.

There will also be a competition for the best dressed racegoers - lady and gentleman - but don’t’ forget to check the weather forecast - you may need to take waterproofs if the day should be unsettled.

Nip Reed, 89, rode the winner of the first members’ race held at Stafford Cross and he is planning to be there to celebrate.

The races kick off with two pony races, the 148s go first here as they complete nearly one and a half circuits of the track, they are off at noon with the 138s at 12.20pm. Locals will be cheering on Peter Reed’s Reigndance ridden by Carly Ridout.

The point to point is off at 1.30pm with the hunt race which has attracted only three entries but could still provide entertainment as Miss Cupcake will come on for her foot perfect race at Seavington and takes on multiple winner Dr Cerullo, and Before The War.

There has been a strong entry for the feature race of the day, the Mixed Open which has prize money of £300 to the winner. Whizaar, Double Mead, Mahonia, Karshaan and Benetwood are in the 17 strong entry where Lulumar will ensure a strong pace. Quizzling and Preacher Boy also have consistently good form so it should be a great race to watch.

The confined prize could stay local as Sue Trump’s Kirkleigh is moving up through the ranks this season, and Mustangsallyrally is in top form. Richard Barber’s Seaborough stable has hit a fine vein of form so all their runners will be fancied.

Refreshments are available onsite with the popular Orswell Catering running the bar and food marquee, and there will be plenty of tradestands along with bookmakers and a hunt tote.

Entry costs £20 per car and the course can be found on the Seaton -Colyton road EX24 6HZ.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 13:02
Newton Poppleford sponsor picture

Newton Poppleford have been working hard off the pitch during the summer to bring sponsorship to the club.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:04

Former Test stars Phil deFreitas, Dean Headley and Corey Collymore are playing in a charity tournament at Exmouth on Sunday, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:50
Budleigh goal celebrations in their game with Totnes and Dartington on Saturday. Ref exsp 34-16SH 6380 Picture: Simon Horn.

Budleigh Salterton were 4-3 winners when they entertained Totnes and Dartington in a South West Peninsula League (SWP) Eastern Division game, writes Alan Beer.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:48

The highlight of a successful week for Phear Park was a victory at local rivals Madeira, writes Chris Cleaver.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:46

The Leicester Parks tourists arrived en-masse at Budleigh for an afternoon of bowls.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:45
Cricket

Topsham St James 2nd XI completed a Tolchards Devon League D Division East double over Exwick, beating the 10-man Exeter side by nine wickets.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:45
Exmouth Under-14s after their County Sports KO Cup success

Exmouth were crowned County Sports Under-14 KO Cup winners when they defeated Clyst St George in the final.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:45

The Budleigh Cricket Club Community League reaches the end of another campaign this Sunday (August 28) with the staging of Finals Day, writes Kevin Tyrrell.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:45

Budleigh gained eight points on rivals Paignton as the Tolchards Devon League A Division promotion race looks set to go to the final day.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:45

Exmouth Town face another stern test this Saturday when they welcome Godolphin Atlantic to Southern Road (3pm), writes John Dibsdall.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications