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Charity Racing Brings Season to a Close

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The last race meeting of the season is the charity meeting, run in aid of the Air Ambulance, £1400 was raised. The day always provides an exciting finale before the winter’s repose when competitors re-charge their batteries for the next summer season. The day provides very competitive racing where, honour and glory, not cash rewards are at stake.

The Nursery was won with inexperienced driver owner-trainer Luke Gething from Gilwern driving the Irish bred, The Bold Jack who came home in front of Highbrooks Martini (Howe Merthyr) with Dernol Cherie (Wozencraft Llangurig) in third.

Two Novice races were next on the card with Brywins Sweetheart partnered by her owner Dave Marr from Ammanford winning the first from Purple Connection and her owner Jim Rogers, the farrier from Asterton while Sable Sam (Moorhouse Llanidloes) made up so much ground after a mistake at the first corner came in third. Hyar Temptation one of the rising stars of the season with her owner Janet Thomas from Tregroes at the controls won the second race with Dolan Hasty (Parker Painscastle) in second and Tyssul Pearl (Barton Clynderwen) in third.

Jango Fett (Hitchcock Haverfordwest) has certainly made his mark in his first season in Mid Wales and added another win in the first Grade B race coming home ahead of another impressive horse, Brywins Jo Jo (Jones Ammanford) while Bon Hasty (Collingwood Huntington) was third. Kickstart (Williams Brecon) another ‘B’ star took the second race with trainer Andrew Hardwick in the seat, while Precious Cargo (Gwatkin Evenjobb) on her first run in the division was second and Ithon Ghost (Wilson Llanfihangel ar arth) was third.

There was only one Grade A race but what a race it was, as stable-mate Meadowland Hasty with a thirty yard advantage over his more illustrious opponent Ithon Inmate in a breathtaking display of speed, secured a one-two for the Price family from Brecon, this week it was grandson Jake Webb on Hasty, who came home just in front of grandfather Derek Pritchard on Inmate, in third place was the ever reliable Blackfield Buddy (Barton Clynderwen).

Tyssul Pennylane (Broome Ludlow) has been quite impressive of late and provided Mel Langford with another win in the first Baby Novice race ahead of last week’s winner Hendre Yankee (Woolcock Ammanford) with Hilltop Mildred (Eggerton Norton Canon) in third. Jake Lobell (White Porthcawl) repeated his last week’s victory this time in the hands of owner Mark White, while Big Harry (Duggan Llangunllo) went one better than last week to be second and Fitch (Harries Merthyr) was third.

During the interval the awards for the season were presented, and afterwards the day concluded with the fun events.

The saddle race saw Habberley Haste (Lloyd New Radnor) in the saddle for the first time, but this proved no handicap as Jacob Webb, leading rider steered him to victory in front of Brywins Jo Jo (Jones Ammanford) while Greenwood Romeo (Duggan Llangunllo) was third.

Four girls lined up in the Junior race but it was the experienced Elin Bevan driving Beacon Sorcerer (Bevan Llanddewi) who claimed the victory from Josie Duggan riding Nia Patrol (Williams Ludlow), in third the leading junior Anna Lewis on Blackfield Buddy (Barton Clynderwen) while first time on the track Georgia Jones enjoyed a good drive with Too Hot Today (Jones Merthyr).

The non whip race provided another win for Jango Fett (Hitchcock Haverfordwest) this another win for leading lady driver of the season Debbie Hitchcock, in second was another lady Janet Thomas from Tregroes driving her own Hyar Temptation with Purple Connection (Rogers Asterton) in third.

The Reverse race is when the horses go anti-clockwise instead of the usual right hand direction it was Ithon Gift (Bird Ludlow) who showed direction was no problem when driven by Mel Langford, in second was Jake Lobell this time in the hands of Donna White from Porthcawl while Kickstart (Williams Brecon) was third.

The non winners provided a very popular win for the coloured square trotter Pilsbury Lady and owner Jim Rogers from Asterton in second was Live the Life (Williams Merthyr) with Dernol Bonus (Lloyd Painscastle) third.

The Free For All was again a closely fought contest between the Price family from Brecon’s two contestants Meadowland Hasty and Ithon Inmate, but this time they were on equal terms, when Inmate had pole position he became a red hot favourite but Hasty was in scintillating form, and was not going to be upstaged by his younger stable-mate, taking victory this time with Andrew Hardwick at the controls, while Chaps Commander (Jones Talgarreg) was third.

The first non drivers race was a vintage performance by Robert Langford, who has lost none of his driving skills, as he steered Tyssul Pennylane (Broome Ludlow) to victory in front of Knights Templar (Williams Shrewsbury) with another ex driver, Alan Peters, while Grecho and owner Mike Lloyd from Kingswood was third. John Perks from Presteigne who keeps his driving skills honed at home when training, piloted Fold be Nimble to victory in the second non drivers race ahead of Miss Jackpot (Langford Ammanford) with Jayne Bevan exchanging a saddle for the sulky seat, while Merrington Man (Thomas Rhymney) on his last race, brought Ian Morgan home in third.

That brought a wonderful fun afternoon of racing to an end, so it is time to put the horses out to grass, the tack cleaned and put away and to start dreaming of next season.

Detailed Results

Race 1 - Nursery
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 The Bold Jack 30 £0
2 Highbrooks Martini Gate £0
3 Dernol Cherie Gate £0
4 Lakeside Glory Gate £0
5 Catchembysurprise Gate £0
6 My Amazing Grace Gate £0
7 Habberley Bo Gate £0
Time: 2.212

Race 2 - Baby Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Tyssul Penny Lane 10 £25
2 Hendre Yankee 10 £10
3 Hilltop Mildred Gate £5
4 Pilsbury Lady Gate £0
5 Dernol Bonus Gate £0
Time: 2.130

Race 3 - Baby Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Jake Lobell 10 £25
2 Big Harry 20 £10
3 Fitch 10 £5
4 Grecho Gate £0
5 Knights Templar Gate £0
Time: 2.118

Race 4 - Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Brywins Sweetheart Gate £25
2 Purple Connection 10 £10
3 Sable Sam 20 £5
4 Beacon Sorcerer 20 £0
5 Gold Ness 10 £0
6 Live the Life 10 £0
Time: 2.098

Race 5 - Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Hyar Temptation 20 £25
2 Dolan Hasty 10 £10
3 Tyssul Pearl 10 £5
4 Marys Jack 10 £0
5 Ithon Gift 10 £0
Time: 2.101

Race 6 - Grade B
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Jango Fett Gate £25
2 Brywins Jo Jo Gate £10
3 Bon Hasty Gate £5
4 Too Hot Today 20 £0
PU Dragon Penlan Gate £0
Time: 2.104

Race 7 - Grade B
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Kickstart 10 £25
2 Precious Cargo Gate £10
3 Ithon Ghost Gate £5
4 Miss Jackpot Gate £0
5 Brywins Ducklyn Gate £0
Time: 2.091

Race 8 - Grade A
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Meadowland Hasty Gate £25
2 Ithon Inmate 30 £10
3 Blackfield Buddy Gate £5
4 Chaps Commander 10 £0
5 No Mercy 10 £0
6 Merrington Man Gate £0
7 Bon Jasper 30 £0
8 Forest Gump Gate £0
9 Fold Be Nimble 10 £0
Time: 2.048

Race 9 - Saddle
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Habberley Haste 10 £25
2 Brywins Jo Jo 10 £10
3 Greenwood Romeo Gate £5
4 Ithon Gypsy 10 £0
5 Tyssul Pearl Gate £0
6 Dolan Hasty Gate £0
Time: 2.104

Race 10 - Junior
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Beacon Sorcerer 10 £25
2 Nia Patrol Gate £10
3 Blackfield Buddy 40 £5
4 Too Hot Today 30 £0
Time: 2.167

Race 11 - Other Non Whip
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Jango Fett 20 £25
2 Hyar Temptation 10 £10
3 Purple Connection Gate £5
4 No Mercy 50 £0
5 The Bold Jack 30 £0
6 Gold Ness Gate £0
7 Precious Cargo 20 £0
8 Marys Jack Gate £0
Time: 2.109

Race 12 - Other Reverse
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Ithon Gift 30 £25
2 Jake Lobell Gate £10
3 Kickstart 50 £5
4 Bon Hasty 40 £0
5 Dragon Penlan 40 £0
Time: 2.131

Race 13 - Other Non Winners
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Pilsbury Lady Gate £25
2 Live the Life 30 £10
3 Dernol Bonus Gate £5
Time: 2.182

Race 14 - FFA
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Meadowland Hasty Gate £25
2 Ithon Inmate Gate £10
3 Chaps Commander Gate £5
4 Bon Jasper Gate £0
Time: 2.393

Race 15 - Other Non Drivers
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Tyssul Penny Lane 10 £25
1 Fold Be Nimble 30 £25
2 Knights Templar Gate £10
2 Miss Jackpot Gate £10
3 Grecho Gate £5
3 Merrington Man 20 £5
4 Hendre Yankee 10 £0
4 Forest Gump 20 £0
5 Brywins Sweetheart 30 £0
5 Ithon Ghost Gate £0
6 Gold Ness 30 £0
6 Habberley Haste Gate £0
7 Ithon Gypsy Gate £0
Time: 2.164

Race 16 - Other Non Drivers
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
Time: 2.122