Olympic Silver medalist Tina Cook is hoping for success in her debut year as a trainer when the Crawley & Horsham Point to Point returns to Parham, near Storrington on Saturday March 23.
A key fixture in the South East point to point racing calendar, organised by members of the Crawley and Horsham Hunt, this year’s event promises exciting racing for point to point enthusiasts and a great day out for all the family.
The day’s racing will begin at 12.15 with two Pony races, one for small ponies and one for bigger ones, run under strict rules, before the first horse race at 1.45pm. Introduced in 2005, Pony Racing has become one of the country’s fastest growing equestrian sports and now plays a pivotal role in training and developing talented young riders. Many of the young point to point jockeys began their racing career in Pony Racing.
Cook, who won silver at both the Beijing and London Games has entered ten year old Peplum, a former Gary Moore inmate and her own Sonning Star.
Parham has become something of a family affair for two other local trainers; Carolyn Gorman, whose son George was South East Champion
Novice Point to Point jockey in 2012, will be hoping to put him up in the Maiden on their new horse Pathologist as well as their stable star She is a Cracker in the Mixed Open. Also racing will be Gemma Cobb, daughter of trainer Heather, who won the 2012 Restricted race on San Jose in thrilling style.