Equestrian

A key date in the south-west's racing calendar is approaching with leading trainers readying their horses for Exeter Racecourse's meeting on Sunday, February 9, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Wincanton Racecourse's fixture this Thursday (January 30), will pay tribute to two horsemen who were renowned for their ways with horses.

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A combination of the frost and the recent wet spell meant the very soft ground put a premium on stamina on the old Buckfastleigh racecourse, writes Granville Taylor.

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With the weather set fair it's time to go point-to-point horse racing again, a must for outside country folk, writes Donna Harris.

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The North Cornwall point-to-point that was held on the second Sunday of the year featured riding doubles for Darren Andrews and Darren Edwards on testing going at the Royal Cornwall Showground, writes Granville Taylor.

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Taunton are preparing for their most valuable race meeting of the season this coming Saturday (January 18) when they host The Portman Cup Day which boasts a whopping prize fund of more than £104k.

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The Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge will see the North Cornwall host the first Point-to-Point horse race meeting to be held in the Devon & Cornwall area in 2020, which takes place this Sunday (January 12), writes Donna Harris.

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Football comes to the races next Tuesday (January 14) when Exeter Racecourse teams up with Exeter City Football Club for a day out on Haldon Hill, writes Lucy Johnson.

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A well-known local charity that uses therapy with horses to help disadvantaged people will take centre stage during Exeter Racecourse's Christmas raceday on December 19 and bring the curtain down on a year-long programme of supporting local causes, writes Lucy Johnson

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The first Cornish fixture of the regional point-to-point season saw a healthy total of 54 runners contest the seven races at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, writes Granville Taylor.

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The first of three Point-to-Point horse racing fixtures to be held at the popular track located at The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, takes place on Sunday (December 8), writes Donna Harris.

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Exeter Racecourse is encouraging racegoers to unleash their inner elf for a great cause at its raceday next Friday (December 6), writes Lucy Johnson

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Practise cross country this winter on the Bicton all weather surfaces. Yes, if you are equestrian inclined and are fed up with all the rain then head to Bicton Arena for some cross country schooling on the all-weather surfaces, writes Lucy Johnson.

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A new season, a new course, and a newly formed Club meeting gave a fresh feeling to the launch of the 2019/20 British point-to-point season at Dunsmore near Silverton, Devon, writes Granville Taylor.

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Think of Dartmoor and you'll probably conjure up an image of a pony, grazing peacefully among the granite rocks and tall Melina grasses, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Winter is upon us and it's time to wrap up warm and get some countryside fresh air, whilst attending the Dunsmore Club Point-to-Point Horse racing fixture, which will be held at Silverton on Sunday November 17, writes Donna Harris.

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Taunton punters have got an extra race to look forward to on Thursday afternoon (November 14) when the first of the seven races on the card goes to post at 12.55pm, writes Richard Walsh.

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History could be made at Wincanton Racecourse if Present Man wins the Badger Ales Trophy for the third year in a row.

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God's Own will be bidding for a record-equaling hat-tick of wins in Tuesday's (November 5) Coral Haldon Gold Cup, which takes place at Exeter Racecourse, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Exeter Racecourse will be highlighting the invaluable work of Devon Air Ambulance at its charity raceday on Sunday, November 24, writes Lucy Johnson.

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