Top racing at Buckfastleigh

PUBLISHED: 12:16 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:16 14 February 2013

The old racecourse at Buckfastleigh, adjacent to the A38, is the location for this Sunday’s South pool point-to-point where the feature race is the West Country Champion Chase, writes Donna Harris.

Tt will be a new experience for racegoers this year with horses racing in the opposite direction, ie left handed, which will stop the horses having to pass the entrance to the horse box park and paddock just before the finish.

Two pony races kick of the action at 11am and 11.20am, followed by the main race card at 12 noon with 110 entries received for the six races.

The feature race of the day is the West Country Champion Chase Mixed Open sponsored by Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. This could be another battle to the winning post between Faasel and Kirkleigh. They ground it out to the finish at Wadebridge with the John Heard trained Faasel getting up by three quarters of a length. Faasel then went on to take the Mixed Open at Black Forest Lodge for jockey Michael Heard who is currently sharing the lead in the jockeys table. Sue Trump’s Kirkleigh opted for a Hunter Chase at Wincanton where he notched up another win for the in form Robert Chanin yard. Findlay’s Find, another entry, was the winning most pointer of last season but found little on his season’s debut run when pulling up at Black Forest Lodge in December.

First up is the confined and Turthen, who gave Eleri Apps her first ever winner in the members’ race at Chipley Park, could add to that success. His form of nine wins including second in a Cheltenham Foxhunter suggests he has more to come.

Exeter Racecourse sponsors the intermediate. Entries include King of Alcatraz who stayed on well to take the restricted at Black Forest Lodge for Vicky Wade and is sure to improve for that run, It is a classy field and a strong case could be made for most of the runners, which include Indiana Bay, unbeaten in three races last season.

Two Maiden races follow and in the horses and geldings race Gontdevon could improve on his second behind Ladfromhighworth at Black Forest Lodge recently, and in the mares’ maiden True Tara ran promisingly at Chipley Park until weakening after the 15th fence.

The restricted wraps up the day’s events and in this Camilla Scott’s Ladfromhighworth gets the vote having made virtually all staying on gamely to win by a length for jockey Vicky Wade at the Black Forest Lodge meeting.

On course there are bookies, a bar,catering and trade stands. Admission is £20 per carload and £10 car/driver. The course is located at Lower Dean adjacent to A38, postcode TQ11 OLT.

Other Sport Stories

16:34

Exmouth Sea Angling Association members took part in their first competition of the new year when 13 fished the Exe estuary with their target species being the elusive flounder, writes Tim Clotworthy.

Read more
09:56

An impressive field of 10 boys turned out for the first junior competition of the year at East Devon, writes Martyn Lewis.

Read more
09:55

Jonathan Waley is the new East Budleigh Chess Blitz Champion with a clean score of five points, writes Brian Gosling.

Read more
09:54

The latest tables have been released for the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League and they show things are mighty close in the Evening League Division One and the Afternoon League Division Two.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:11

Exmouth Town are set for further managerial changes following the announcement that former Exeter City star Kevin Miller is to step down from his role as joint manager with immediate effect, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:48

An East Devon netball player – and umpire – has just returned from a visit to Dubai, writes Steph Upson.

Read more
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Big League wresting is back at the Exmouth Pavilion.

Read more
Sunday, January 21, 2018

The year of 2017 proved to a be a very productive one for members of Exmouth Sea Angling Association with a number of long standing club records being broken and a new club record being added, as well as many personal bests being landed, writes Tim Clotworthy.

Read more
Sunday, January 21, 2018

With just one game in the Macron Devon and Exeter League Premier Division beating the weather on the third Saturday matchday of 2018, it means more frustration for footballers as the soggy start to the New Year continues.

Read more
Saturday, January 20, 2018

The second half of the Exmouth Snooker League is up and running after the Festive break and the Conservative stay top after a 3-2 win and a 3-2 loss.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 11°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


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications