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Ludlow at Bitterley
Saturday 13th April 2019

by Stella Havard

Bitterley, near Ludlow, hosts the Welsh Border point-to-point action this Saturday, where the Ludlow Hunt have a card of a minimum of 7 races, the first of which is scheduled for 1.30 pm

The feature race of the afternoon is the Mixed Open over two-and-a-half miles, worth £700 to the winner, and is sure to be fast and furious. Last year, Thomas Murray's Gabrial The Great made all to snatch the spoils, but this year there will be several ready to give him a run for the money, notably Uppertown Hawk, trained by Sam Jukes, or Jo Priest's Ballyboker Breeze, a recent Maisemore winner, to name but 2.

It is very likely that the JRL Group Point-to-Point Flat Race will be divided having attracted 19 runners.

The picturesque Shropshire course is always popular with spectators, offering many more attractions than just the racing, with a multitude of interesting trade stands and amusement rides.

The going at Bitterley is currently 'Good, Good-to-Soft in places' and if the current forecast is correct, is unlikely to change drastically.

The beautiful course (SY8 3HF) between Ludlow and Clee Hill will be signposted off the A49. Entrance is £10 per person, under 18's and car parking free.

 

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