Barbury International offers travel grants as foreign interest mounts

28-December-2017
28-December-2017 12:00
in General
by Admin

The Barbury International Racing Club announced today that travel grants of £75 will be available for any horse travelling more than 200 miles to compete at the second running of the Barbury International Point-to-Point on Saturday January 20th 2018. Runners must be declared to run and come under Starter's Orders to comply. 

"The International is the only Point-to-Point in the UK where Irish and French horses and riders may compete. We enjoyed good support from Ireland in 2017, and have every reason to believe we may attract further interest in a month's time," reported Peter McNeile, for Barbury. "It was highlighted at the recent Crystal Cup meeting at Cheltenham that France has also staged its first ever Point-to-Point, following Emanuel Clayeux's foresight in bringing horses over for the cross country. We have the makings of competition from more than just the British Isles to look forward to, if not this season, certainly next."

And visitors to Barbury in January can brush up their French in any case, as the innovative Gentlemen's League concludes at the Barbury fixture, bringing top French amateur Guillaume Viel, 22, to England. The Gentlemen's League, in association with Connolly's Red Mills, is a 6 leg challenge that started last Spring at Cork, and has included legs at Lion d'Angers, Vaumas, Jersey, and Craon so far. Amateur riders from across Europe have participated, and the League Champion will be crowned from amongst 3 riders at Barbury.

Guillaume is a sales representative in Certivet and has ridden 23 winners. William Easterby, 23, represents Great Britain, and is currently assistant to his father, successful Yorkshire trainer Tim, and part of the Easterby racing dynasty that has been a part of the northern racing scene for two generations.  The Irish are represented by 27 year old Dean Sinott, assistant to Dermot Weld, with two winners under his belt, including his first ever ride for his governor Weld in 2015. Dean leads the Gentlemen's League table by 28 points, 2 ahead of the British and French representatives, so Barbury could decide the outcome in one of three ways.

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Barbury International offers travel grants as foreign interest mounts

28-December-2017
28-December-2017 12:00
in General
by Admin

The Barbury International Racing Club announced today that travel grants of £75 will be available for any horse travelling more than 200 miles to compete at the second running of the Barbury International Point-to-Point on Saturday January 20th 2018. Runners must be declared to run and come under Starter's Orders to comply. 

"The International is the only Point-to-Point in the UK where Irish and French horses and riders may compete. We enjoyed good support from Ireland in 2017, and have every reason to believe we may attract further interest in a month's time," reported Peter McNeile, for Barbury. "It was highlighted at the recent Crystal Cup meeting at Cheltenham that France has also staged its first ever Point-to-Point, following Emanuel Clayeux's foresight in bringing horses over for the cross country. We have the makings of competition from more than just the British Isles to look forward to, if not this season, certainly next."

And visitors to Barbury in January can brush up their French in any case, as the innovative Gentlemen's League concludes at the Barbury fixture, bringing top French amateur Guillaume Viel, 22, to England. The Gentlemen's League, in association with Connolly's Red Mills, is a 6 leg challenge that started last Spring at Cork, and has included legs at Lion d'Angers, Vaumas, Jersey, and Craon so far. Amateur riders from across Europe have participated, and the League Champion will be crowned from amongst 3 riders at Barbury.

Guillaume is a sales representative in Certivet and has ridden 23 winners. William Easterby, 23, represents Great Britain, and is currently assistant to his father, successful Yorkshire trainer Tim, and part of the Easterby racing dynasty that has been a part of the northern racing scene for two generations.  The Irish are represented by 27 year old Dean Sinott, assistant to Dermot Weld, with two winners under his belt, including his first ever ride for his governor Weld in 2015. Dean leads the Gentlemen's League table by 28 points, 2 ahead of the British and French representatives, so Barbury could decide the outcome in one of three ways.

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