PPORAPoint-to-Point Owners' and Riders' Association (horse racing; Canterbury, Kent, UK)
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While it's not unusual for point-topoint jockeys to clock up the miles in search of rides, Tom Hamilton, the Howden-sponsored PPORA Jockey of the Month winner for January, travels further than most.
And more good news is that PPORA have also launched their new 2017-18 membership options, and these include a new category which will be of great interest to those regular hunt-racing enthusiasts who are not owners or trainers but who are passionate about their sport.
Wales' most popular point-topointer Rosies Peaock was caught on the line at the Beaufort Hunt Steeplechases on Saturday and was beaten a neck in the PPORA Members' race by the favourite Stone.
Dawson followed up in the next race, the Collins (Seafoods) Ltd PPORA Club Members Race run over the extended distance of 3m5f.
The PPORA gives the winner's owner a cheque for pounds 500 at its end-of-term Stratford lunch, while Jockey Club Racecourses will double any win or place prize-money the mare gains (up to a maximum of pounds 10,000) the first time they race subsequently at a JCR track.
Changeofluck has lived up to his name with a hat-trick of wins this term and can strike gold again in the PPORA Club Members Race.
The eight-year-olds and over PPORA club members conditions race went to the front-running Awesome George who, ridden by Leo Mahon, had four lengths to spare over Stratford Stroller.
There are 10 entries in the Dodson and Horrell PPORA Club Members race for Novice Riders and it is likely to go the way of Moment of Madness.
I finally managed to visit the Barbury Castle PPORA meeting having been advised that this was one of, if not the best, meetings in the UK.
He lost nothing in defeat against Neville Woods and The Highlander respectively on his last two starts and has his sights lowered in the PPORA Club Members Race.
Bradley managed to win the PPORA Club Members' race on 10-1 chance Cinaman.
The second race is the Open Maiden race, restricted to four, five and six-year-olds and then it's the Dodson and Horrell PPORA Club Members race for veteran and novice riders.