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The view of the home straight at Horseheath on Sunday morning

The view of the home straight at Horseheath on Sunday morning

Cambridgeshire meeting at Horseheath postponed.  Sadly the snow has not thawed sufficiently and the crossings are frozen. The meeting may now be rescheduled - news to follow in the coming days.

New 'Yesteryear' pieces from Mike Ashby now posted for Waveney Harriers and Cambridgeshire meetings.

Full 'Pub Team' Horseheath preview has been posted - click on 'Previews List' to access.

HORSEHEATH BACK WITH A BANG WITH 113-ENTRY FEB 1ST FIXTURE

Horseheath, near Haverhill, a venue widely regarded as one of the best on Britain’s Point-To-Point Racing map, reopens its doors following a near two-year absence with what should be a high quality Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace meeting on Sunday (February 1st).

A maintenance error meant that the track was unraceable last season but an open day and schooling morning held there in November was very well received and proved that the course was back in its usual pristine condition.

Sunday’s action gets under way with a bang at noon with some highly regarded youngsters among the 20 horses engaged for a Club Members Intermediate Race. The seven races have attracted a 113-strong entry with the finale, the older horse maiden, scheduled for 3.30pm.

The highlight of the card is undoubtedly the 24-entry Mens Open. Harbour Court who finished fifth when favourite for the Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last March, is an intended runner here and the form of his narrow defeat at Cottenham last month was given a boost when his conqueror, Brackloon High, followed up at Higham last Sunday.

Harbour Court is reportedly much fitter now but he may need to be if he is to see off two former Cheltenham Festival winners in Berties Dream and Junior not to mention the fast-improving recent Larkhill scorer, Mr Mercurial.

Berties Dream, trained by Lauren Braithwaite in Newmarket, has what looks like a much easier alternative in the nine-entry Ladies Open.

Horseheath is four miles west of Haverhill (post code CB21 4QF) with easy access straight off the A1307. Admission will be charged at £10 per head with under 17s free and racecards priced at £2.

 

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