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  • #4258
    Wallace
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    Assuming you have stables and grazing at home, the cost to keep a horse in the best of feed and bedding and the normal running costs would be around £150 to £200 per month.  If you mean to have one trained for you, then it depends on the yard.  Some pointing yards are professional outfits and the cost would probably be £600 to £900 per month.

    W.

    #101794
    Adrian
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    Tony,

    I’ve had a few ‘legs’ in pointers trained near where I live – Newmarket.  

    I know local farmers who can do it for 70 pounds a week but then on top of that you’ve got schooling fees of about 20 pounds a session when they use the Links gallops.

    Other more professional yards nearby charge about 125 pounds and you probably get what you pay for.

    I’m thinking of reinvesting for this season and would like to be involved in riding out etc as I have done in the past.

    We keep horses at home but I don’t think we would be able to train a pointer as we don’t have the facilities.  You need somewhere local where they can gallop and schooling facilities in close proximity as well.  Check with the licensing dept at the Jockey Club for more details if you are thinking of going down that route.

    Don’t forget that pointers need to go out 7 times (I think this is the current number but you may need to check this out) with your local hunt to qualify it.  

    Most pointers round by us are nearly qualified by now so that they can get round to the serious business of getting them fit for a season which starts on January 5th at Cottenham locally.

    Hunts will do special deals for pointers and the local secretary will be able to give you a price.  This will also qualify the horse to run in that hunt’s Members race if they have one.

    Most important of all is to check the eligibility of the horse you are thinking of sending pointing.  There are strict rules about when it can have run under NH rules and coming out of professional yards – check on this before purchasing an animal.

    Feel free to ask anyother questions as I’m sure that there are plenty of people on here with more experiance than me on this subject.

    #101795
    daiesy
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    i have my own point to pointer, who i do everything with, exercise inc. Me and Fiona browne worked it out as it was DIY that it would be around £60 – £70 a week, but as i work for Georgie Browne at weekends then they have decided that will pay for it. Gallop and schooling which i do myself will also be included. I also have Nicky Hendersons just up the road, and will go up with Susie Samworth or Georgie Browne to go schooling/ working up there, but we will have to come to that in due time!

    And that really is doing everything myself!

    cheers<br>daiesy

    #101799
    sacha
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    I don’t suppose anybody has a copy of the p2p form guide (mackensie & selby I think) from the 2000 season. I am just trying to find out if there was any comments made on a mare called Foxwood Polo who raced a couple of times that season – I know she ran at Dalston and Whittingham (both in the North West I think) taht season.<br>Thanks

    #101802
    Sal
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    Hi Sacha – short and interesting comments from the inimitable M&S.

    Foxwood Polo – ch.m. Glacial Storm (USA) ex Deep Creek (by Deep Run), pulled up, pulled up (in Open Maidens).  Half sister to Wishy Washy (IRE).  Wishy washy herself to date.

    #101804
    rory
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    wonderfully typical M&S commentary.

    #101808
    sacha
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    Thanks Sal!

    I own her now and knew she hadn’t been terriebly succesful! She seems to have a lot of issues (although getting better all the time) and it would have been interesting if m&S had made any comments on her temperament at the time! Her previous owners did try again with her before F&M outbreak in 2001 but I think the jockey fell off :biggrin:  so they gave up after that.

    Any ideas as to where to buy back issues of M&S as they will prove very useful next time I go to the sales to bag a ‘bargin’;)

    #101809
    rory
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    J Allen’s bookshop in Victoria was a treasure trove before it closed, but I think they formed an on-line collaboration with Weatherby’s (Weatherbys-Allen.com) which should be worth a look.

    #101811
    Adrian
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    Sacha, I’ve got the full set of M&S, Geoffrey Sales’ going back to 1961 (1960 season) so would be happy to let you know any facts from them.

    If you give Terry Selby a call (his number is in this year’s issue that came out in November) he can supply you with most back issues at a reduced price.

    #101813
    Robert Gibbs
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    Sacha

    Just thought I would let you know I’ve seen her run a couple of times (I keep lots of notes every time I go). On her second outing at Whittington, I wrote, bit fat, she was towards the rear, weakened 5 out, pulled up 3 or 4 out. That maiden wasn’t a bad race, Tricky Trevor who has since won a few races finished third. Then I saw her this year at Friars Haugh, there was a bit of money for her in the ring, I wrote looked well, I had £10 @ 6/1, she pulled up, again weakened about half a mile from home, I wrote, possible winner over 2m4f (unfortunately there aren’t many 2m4f point to points, but they are about). Good luck with her anyway. I’ll be keeping a look out. Make sure you post on her if shes going to be running. Oh and for back issues you cuold try, http://www.browzersbooks.co.uk

    #101814
    Slippy Blue
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    Great to see a few p2p fans on here .<br>Looking forward to " The Big One "  Sunday January 5th .<br>There is a bit of jumps racing over Christmas and New Year but all the people that matter are looking forward to the big day .

    ****** COTTENHAM ******<br>Everyone who is anyone will be there ,…. err  that`s me and Adrian so far … but the heaving masses of the pointing world will be champing at the bit for the main event to kick the new year into action .<br>Tweed caps and Labradors optional .

    #101817
    daiesy
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    If Garolo or Moykon (Susie Samworths horses) run then i will be there leading up, probably!

    #101819
    sacha
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    Hackwood Park :cool: – we go there – might see you there Ian

    If there a few of us going to a p2p this season maybe we could have a TRF meet up?

    Wow thanks Robert – someone who actually saw the big lump in action. I don’t know whether i will run her this season (2003) as she was such a mess when I bought her. She’d been at a ‘proper’ trainers yard for a few months and was so mentally messed up and very underweight. It will be a while before i can even hunt her so i might try and event her this spring and if I keep her aim for the 2004 season. She will be a lot stronger by then and will be beautifully schooled of course;) <br>And I’ll try and get hold of those back issues too Adrian.

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