Tregaron host an excellent 12-race card for the re-arranged meeting Sunday 15th May2016. The latest news from Huw Evans (Tregaron Trotting Club Chairman) is that the track will be in perfect condition with the current going officially good. With the weather set fair it should provide an enjoyable day for all concerned. The Racing Horse will be there to enjoy the spectacle, please look out for our review of the meeting to be posted here on Monday.
The Racing Horse looks at just some of the contenders and it promises to be competitive!
The highlight of the day must be the Senior Welsh Dragon which is set up to find out how the top 3yos from last year have trained on. Coalford Tetrick will start favourite as he was very impressive in winning the Little Welsh Dragon in the August Festival last year but he will not have things all his own way. Frisco Frisk won the Little Welsh Dragoness at the same meeting so she will represent the ladies whilst the Laidler team are double handed. They send recent Tir Prince winner Ayr Major and Mikey Camden so significant that Rocker himself has chosen to drive the latter as opposed to a recent winner.
The Free For All sees a couple of local heroes battling it out once more in Meadowbranch Josh and Foolaround who will both benefit from a run in Tir Prince over the week-end but Stamp Hill loves this track and will be a serious danger, whilst Wellfield Official has a live each-way chance.
The Spring Handicap has thrown up two very competitive heats. In the first heat Alexander Camden, in the hands of Michael Lord, is an obvious choice following a tough win in Tir Prince but the connections of Burning Dust have put up William Laidler Jnr (C class driver) to drive. Burning Dust gets a two grade lift in the handicap, which equates to an apprentice allowance in the thoroughbreds, and this makes him very competitive.
In the second heat there are several seasoned campaigners. Beacon Spellbound is well drawn, Wellfield Earl and Ayr Hero will make their mark but following an excellent win at the week-end I'm Impartial Too could follow up with a quick double before winning the final as well!
There are some excellent maidens on show, Southside Jubilee has made a very long journey to race here in Tregaron, Ffaro looks the banker of the meeting, Blue Desperado should take the Novice and Mattriarch and John Barley Could provide two local winners in the grade 1/2 races.
This leaves the Le Trot race which sees Robec making a return to the track after 12 months off. He was a very impressive winner here in August 2014 and if back to that form will not be bothered by his 20 yard trail. Tenor Meslois has the best record of the new intake of French trotters and could benefit from a good draw.
The first race is at 2.00pm though best to get here nice and early to see the Qualifiers who start racing at 1.00pm.
Huw Evans (Chairman) will be giving us a going update later tonight and we will post that news here. If any reader has any further information they would like to share please post to email@example.com and we will share with fellow enthusiasts. Our intention is to promote our sport and request help.
Update Saturday night: We are looking forward to a massive crowd for tomorrow and the ground is good to firm so will be perfect for all concerned – Huw Evans. The Chairman took this most recent picture and we have placed it at the end of the piece...
Jackie Maguire will be at Tregaron, she has a couple of runners but will also be running more samples through the Blood Gas Analyser to ensure integrity is kept up to scratch. We will talk more about this subject in the coming weeks but it is satisfying to know that the races will be monitored and fair to all.
We are also pleased Sarah Thomas is attending. She naps Mattriach in Race 8. Her lively and incisive views always make for good reading. The Racing Horse shares a lot of her views on our sport: http://numberonescottishgroom.blogspot.co.uk/
On her Monday 9th May 2016 blog she said: “There was a race meeting at Tairgwaith, South Wales, at which there were no bookmakers. I fear this will have irreparable damage to the track going forward.” She is right - horse racing cannot exist without bookmakers! Surely in 2016 we can address something like this?
The Tregaron Trotting Club August Festival 2016
Will take place on Friday & Saturday 26th – 27th August 2016. Some of these races will again feature the Little Welsh Dragon, Junior Dragon, The Welsh Classic, The Strata Florida but numerous other events. Full details will appear in the BHRC June Calendar.
The Racing Horse would also like to remind owners, trainers and drivers that entries for Wolverhampton on Saturday 4th June 2016 and Sunday 5th June 2016 close on Monday 23rd May 2016
|How to get to the meeting: The half mile grass track is at Dolyrychain Farm, on the West side of B4343, 5 miles North of Tregaron & just South of Pontrhydfendigaid. It takes a little over 20 minutes from the centre of Aberystwyth.
Here are the runners, owners, trainer and drivers for the 12-race card:
Race 1 MAIDEN (Division 1)
Easy Mover Elizabeth Whitehouse John Wright John Wright
Southside Jubilee Les Tookey Les Tookey William Greenhorn
Ynyston Onamission Peter Dyer Peter Dyer Angela Dyer
Brywins Vincent Laura Price-Davies Carl Davies Jaimie Davies
Lakeside Ronaldo Eirwyn Davies Mike Evans Mike Evans
Dragon Sam Naked Cowboy. Michael O'Mahony Michael O'Mahony
Real Delight Huw Evans Rhys Evans Rhys Evans
Monugs Boy Billy Grievson Joanne Cairns Andrew Cairns
No Stoppin John Duggan William Laidler William Laidler
Race 2 MAIDEN (Division 2)
Ffaro Elwyn Jones Dylan Lloyd Jones Dylan Lloyd Jones
Greenhill Gracie Marina Thomas Sheelagh Lord Michael Lord
Whiskeyandwater Alun Lewis Jason Podmore Jason Podmore
Afan Mona Liza Peter Dyer Peter Dyer Angela Dyer
Hilltop Mildred William Eggerton Michael O'Mahony Michael O'Mahony
Thats Life Again Mike Richards Rhys Evans Rhys Evans
Connor Camden John Love John Gill Vicky Gill
Bowriver Alf Swinbank Joy Swinbank William Greenhorn
A Kind Of Magic Amanda Stanley Jim McInally Jim McInally
Race 3 NOVICE
Caenwood Jack Julian Price Julian Price Julian Price
Blytheviewpeterpan Gareth Evans Alun Evans Jaimie Davies
Tyler Camden Robert Richards Robert Richards Robert Richards
Llwyns Delight Robin Price Lee Price Lee Price
Blue Top Gun Edward Jones Hughie Burton Lee Vaughan
Blue Desperado Matt Staples David Bevan David Bevan
Race 4 OPEN PREFERRED Handicap Heat 1 - Grades 3 & 4 (5 horses on the gate)
700 Talavary Activator 3 Trevor Knott Trevor Knott Trevor Knott
700 Kite Hallmighty 3 Garry O'Grady Garry O'Grady Garry O'Grady
730 Woodstone Jingo 3 Austin Price Colin Bevan Julie Phillips
800 Alexander Camden 3 David Morton Sheelagh Lord Michael Lord
1500 Daktar 3 Lee Edwards William Laidler Lee Edwards
(Driver allowance 2 grade)
1600 Burning Dust 3 Raymond Huschka W. Laidler William Laidler Jnr
(Driver allowance 2 grade)
1100 Wellfield Posh 4 Roy Sheedy Roy Sheedy Sarah Allen
1100 Masquerade Avenue 4 David Davies Colin Bevan Colin Bevan
1100 Ffairrhoshillbilly 4 Iwan Jones Evans Mike Evans Mike Evans
1100 Sure Iam Shady 4 Vivien Gill John Gill Vicky Gill
Race 5 OPEN PREFERRED Handicap Heat 2 - Grades 4/5/6/7 (5 horses on the gate)
1100 Beacon Spellbound 4 Ivan Davies David Bevan David Bevan
1750 Im Immpartial Too 4 Robert Richards Rob Richards Robert Richards
(Driver allowance 1 grade)
1500 Ystwyth D T 5 D T Morgans Dai Isaac Dai Isaac
1500 Happy Hands 5 Raymond Huschka William Laidler William Laidler
2000 Wellfield Earl 6 Roy Sheedy Roy Sheedy Sarah Allen
2000 Rhyds Panache 6 Roy Cooper Roy Cooper Lee Morris
2000 Next Generation 6 Kelly Peacock Kelly Peacock Kelly Peacock
2000 Ayr Hero 6 Cheryl Podmore Jason Podmore Jason Podmore
2000 Rush Around 6 Huw Evans Rhys Evans Rhys Evans
2550 Merrington Motion 7 Raymond Huschka W Laidler William Laidler
Race 6 GRADE 1 (Division 1)
Imadreamer Darren Mahon John Wright John Wright
Temujin J Maguire & W Jones Wesley Jones Wesley Jones
Landa Dreams Peter Preston Peter Preston Peter Preston
Lady Claires Best Claire Fletcher T Haythornthwaite J Haythornthwaite
Shark Penlan Alan Jones Alan Jones Alan Jones
Springhill Dustin Joy Swinbank Joy Swinbank William Greenhorn
Garths Jupiter Gethin Davies David Bevan David Bevan
Come By Helen Price William Laidler William Laidler
Race 7 GRADE 1 (Div 2)
Brywins Medusa Joseph Cordina Joseph Cordina Terry Laventure
Next Best Thing Kelly Peacock Kelly Peacock Kelly Peacock
James Brown Cheryl Podmore Jason Podmore Jason Podmore
Sun Glasses Ron Kim Alman Kim Alman Gareth Price
John Barley Wayne Roache David Bevan David Bevan
Brooklyn Howard Robert Howard Joanne Cairns Andrew Cairns
Blackfield Button Huw Thomas Huw Thomas Huw Thomas
Evenwood Tinkerman Patrick Connors Patrick Connors Patrick Connors
Race 8 GRADE 1 & GRADE 2
Mattriarch 1 Elwyn Jones Dylan Lloyd Jones Dylan Lloyd Jones
Talavary Prince 1 Trevor Knott Trevor Knott Trevor Knott
Ginger Man 1 Graham Hammonds Graham Hammonds David Bevan
Wellfield Picasso 2 Robert Richards Robert Richards Robert Richards
Hendre Bob 2 Glenys Jones Alan Jones Alan Jones
Rhyd N Write 2 Steven Vaughan Steven Vaughan Lee Vaughan
Ystwyth Valley 2 D T Morgans William Laidler William Laidler
Race 9 Tregaron INAUGURAL LE TROT - 1.25 mile
0 Azla La Belle BFP 1-2 Peter Mather P Mather Snr Paul Mather Snr
0 Tenor Meslois BFP 1-2 Gwenan Thomas Rhys Evans Rhys Evans
80 Agathe Royale 3 David Hartley David Hartley D avid Hartley
400 Bravoure De Mai 4 Thomas Ripley John Love Phil O'Neil
580 Thunder Jiel 5 George Button Emma Frieze Emma Frieze
1700 Ulysse Du Bosq 6 Julian Price Julian Price Julian Price
2650 Tiki D'Occagnes 7 Peter Mather Paul Mather Snr Peter Mather
2980 Uve Dju Kriss 8 Wil Evans Mike Evans Mike Evans
3130 Three Pack 9 John Love John Gill Vicky Gill
6000 Robec 20yds John Howard Samboy Howard R Haythornthwaite
Race 10 OPEN PREFERRED Handicap(g8 - g12) (5 horses on the gate)
3100 Jack Frost 8 Vivien Gill John Gill Vicky Gill
3200 Wellfield Official 8 Roy Sheedy Roy Sheedy Terry Laventure
3700 Shades Of Grey 9 Claire Fletcher T Haythornthwaite J Haythornthwaite
4450 Stamp Hill 10 Raymond Huschka William Laidler William Laidler
4450 Meadowbranch Josh 10 D T Morgans William Laidler William Greenhorn
5200 Fool Around 11 Huw Evans Rhys Evans Rhys Evans
Race 11 DOONBEG SENIOR WELSH DRAGON 4yo
Ayr Major John Duggan William Laidler William Greenhorn
Coalford Tetrick Stephen Jones Stephen Jones Steve Lees
Frisco Frisk Fools Who Dream T Haythornthwaite J Haythornthwaite
Mikey Camden Raymond Huschka William Laidler William Laidler
Shaba Hanover Marina Thomas Sheelagh Lord Michael Lord
Sports Trick Claire Fletcher T Haythornthwaite A Haythornthwaite
Race 12 CAMDEN SPRING Handicap FINAL
Open Preferred Handicap with 2 lines of 4.
First four from each heat to final.
All races run over 1 mile 50 yds (timed over 1 mile) Apart from the Le Trot race which is 1.25 mile. To see cards with colours please cut and paste this link: