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Pete Bull owner-breeder-rider-trainer of Margot Fontane is Dodson & Horrell PPORA Owner-Trainer of the Month

Pete Bull owner-breeder-rider-trainer of Margot Fontane is Dodson & Horrell PPORA Owner-Trainer of the Month

Our May-June Dodson & Horrell PPORA Owner-Trainer of the Month – Pete Bull from the South East – personifies grassroots Point-to-Pointing.  A former art college student, his profession is illustration and design but he’s been a passionate Point to Point  participant for more than 30 years as owner, breeder, trainer and rider.  His first winner Royal […]

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300 winners trained, 200 winners ridden, and a pair of winners saddled after a 12 year wait!  Three joint winners in our May-June Moment of the Month Contest

300 winners trained, 200 winners ridden, and a pair of winners saddled after a 12 year wait! Three joint winners in our May-June Moment of the Month Contest

The final weeks of the season brought plenty of action and numerous landmarks, we’ve chosen 2 major landmarks and a change of fortune for an owner-trainer as the joint-winners of our May-June Moment of the Month Awards. Veteran riders have featured prominently in this cohort of awards,  and award winners Pete Bull, Phil York and […]

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A jockey who  “doesn’t make many mistakes and exploits other people’s to win races” is how a fellow rider describes our May-June Howden Jockey of the Month – read on to find out more!

A jockey who “doesn’t make many mistakes and exploits other people’s to win races” is how a fellow rider describes our May-June Howden Jockey of the Month – read on to find out more!

  A jockey who “doesn’t make many mistakes and exploits other peoples’ to win races”is how Tommie O’Brien described our May-June Howden Jockey of the Month Award Winner – Phil York who rode his 350th career winner at Northaw in May.  We spoke to Phil York to find out his slow burn start, what keeps him […]

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Dreams are made of this  – Steve Davies & Garde Ville – June’s Equestrian Art International Hunterchase Highlight Winner

Dreams are made of this – Steve Davies & Garde Ville – June’s Equestrian Art International Hunterchase Highlight Winner

  Images courtesy and copyright Marilyn Sweet – Sweet Photography and Tom Milburn  The 2017 – 2018 has been a dream season for our June Hunter Chase Highlight winner Steve Davies.  A 45 year-old self-employed builder Steve started the campaign a veteran-novice rider with 4  Point to Point wins on the board. Thanks to a […]

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Hunter Chase glory at Cheltenham & Fontwell for West Midlands novice Emma Yardley – Equestrian Art International’s Hunter Chase Highlight Winner

Hunter Chase glory at Cheltenham & Fontwell for West Midlands novice Emma Yardley – Equestrian Art International’s Hunter Chase Highlight Winner

  Emma Yardley – photo courtesy & copyright Pete Mansell A duo of victories at May’s Cheltenham and Fontwell Hunter Chase Evenings secured May’s Hunter Chase Highlight Award for West Midlands based rider Emma Yardley. Starting the season as a novice rider with 4 previous wins to her credit, Emma has added 5 wins this campaign […]

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Winners from the 2018 PPORA Grassroots Awards  aka the “Birdies”!

Winners from the 2018 PPORA Grassroots Awards aka the “Birdies”!

Cartoons copyright Darren Bird – “Birdie” Photos courtesy & copyright John Beasley. You’ve heard of the Oscars, the BAFTAs and racing’s Lesters and at this year’s PPORA Grassroots Awards Lunch we brought you the “Birdies” with 8 of our major award winners receiving specially commissioned cartoons from racing’s favourite cartoonist/caricaturist Darren Bird aka “Birdie” Our […]

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