More than 200 horses take part in Point to Point at Badbury Rings

Bournemouth Echo: AWARD: Barrie George presents trophies to rider Chester Williams and owner Jane Williams after Un Ami won the restricted race division two AWARD: Barrie George presents trophies to rider Chester Williams and owner Jane Williams after Un Ami won the restricted race division two

MORE than 200 horses took part in this year’s Point to Point event at Badbury Rings, organised by the Countryside Alliance.

The racing event raises funds for the alliance and Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.

As well as the racing – featuring top level racehorses such as Grand National participant What A Friend – spectators enjoyed terrier racing, the Parade of the Portman Hounds, a shopping village with tackle, country crafts and food stalls.

Committee member Alison Hawes said: “We had a record number of entries this year.

“Badbury Rings is renowned for being very good going and with all the wet weather we have had recently a lot of trainers have been searching for good ground for their horses.

“We had people from Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire it is why we had so many.

“It is great for us to be getting some very good horses running, like champion hurdler Khyber Kim.”

The event will be going ahead next year with a new chairman, Sophie Henderson, whose husband Guy is the chairman of Wincanton Racecourse.

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4:58pm Wed 5 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

did not see it advertised
did not see it advertised pete woodley
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9:09pm Wed 5 Mar 14

ProudVegan says...

Shame a lovely hospice charity had to have money raised and shared by a god awful tweed society group
Shame a lovely hospice charity had to have money raised and shared by a god awful tweed society group ProudVegan
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12:20pm Thu 6 Mar 14

O'Really says...

Good to see these events rather than blood-thirsty hunting.
Good to see these events rather than blood-thirsty hunting. O'Really
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