Industry: Minister Pledges Support For Racing.
MINISTER for Sport Kate Hoey attended the
National Point-to-Point Awards ceremony on
Friday night, when she presented the Racing Post Cup for the champion woman rider to Polly Gundry.
In front of an audience of 300 people at the
Belfry Hotel, Hoey pledged her support for
racing, point-to-pointing and hunting.
Gundry, who won the Racing Post Cup for the first time this year with 30 wins, thanked the
owners who supported her.
The minister also presented the men's championship to Leslie Jefford, and there were trophies for Billie Thomson (leading owner award for
Balisteros), Ben Pollock (hunter-chase rider), Caroline Bailey (hunter-chase trainer), Jason Cook (male novice rider), Olivia Green and Charlotte Tizzard (female novices).
Oliver Carter, the Devon permit-holder on whose land the Ottery St Mary point-to-point course is built, was presented with the committee's special award for services to the sport.
Kate Hoey (centre) with the point-to-point award winners at Friday's ceremony
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||Nov 7, 2000|
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