• 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
1 2 3 4 5

2012 Season Kicks Off with Llangadog Races at Amman Valley

Jump Straight to Results

The first meeting of the season is always warmly anticipated and as usual Llangadog committee, the oldest in Great Britain put on a splendid display of racing for the large enthusiastic crowd on Monday 7th May. Although the forecast suggested stormy weather the racing finished before the rain arrived so the afternoon was ideal for the trotting public.

The nursery races for the beginners in the sport provided winners for two horses who started their careers last year, Jethro (Evans Brecon) won the first while Reprieve (Gareth Bevan Builth) won the second.

The first Novice heat saw new horse Wyeside Taurus (Eggerton, Kington) show the way home to another new recruit Meadowland Hasty (Price Brecon) while one of last yearís starís Greenhill Cliff (Williams Brecon) was third. Black Mountain Jess the big black mare belonging to Gibbons Llanigon took the second Novice heat from Man of the Day (Harries Llandysul) returning from a year away from the track, while Too Hot Today (Jones Merthyr) on her first run with Mid Wales was third.

Boomshakalakka (White Porthcawl) thundered to the front of the Grade B heat ahead of Brywins Snowflake (Weigel Llanddewi) and C U Boykin (Hitchcock Haverfordwest). In the second B heat Faraway (Atherton Narberth) lived up to her name to claim a win in front of East of Eden (Pritchard Rhosgoch) and Family Circle (Barton Clynderwen).

Strike a Light (Lloyd Kington) sprinted to an impressive win in the first Grade A heat followed by Saunders Playboy (Pritchard Rhosgoch) while Blackfield Buddy (Barton Clynderwen) finished in third. In the second Grade A heat Terripan Hanover (Layton Talgarreg), first time with Mid Wales took the glory from Serenity (Jones Llanllwni) with another new recruit Bon Jasper (Jones Llanllwni) in third.

After the break the first Baby Novice race was won by Sam Dot Com driven by his owner Mathew Tromans from Newcastle Emlyn, this another horse now trying his luck with Mid Wales, Kickstart (Williams Brecon) was second and Glan Dancer (Jones Talgarreg) third. In the second Baby Novice race Miss Jackpot the homebred filly belonging to the Langford family from Cwmllynfell were first passed the post from Dragon Penlan (Barton Clynderwen) in second and new horse Sheís Some Deal (Thomas Beulah) third.

The Dash is always popular and Monday was no exception as Ithon Cracker belonging to the White family from Porthcawl claimed a narrow victory from Dragon Fly (Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey) while Scarlet Lady (Bevan Builth) was third.

The first of the finals was the novice with Derek Pritchard steering Meadowland Hasty (Price Brecon) to his first victory with Mid Wales, beating Greenhill Cliff (Williams Brecon) and Ithon Hope (Bevan Builth). The Grade B final provided a second win for Faraway and Linda Atherton from Narberth, as they crossed the line just in front of Boomshakalakka (White Porthcawl) and Brywins Snowflake (Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey).

The Grade A final completed the dayís racing and provided a fitting end as young David Lloyd urged Strike a Light (Lloyd Kington) to the fastest time of the day ahead of Saunders Playboy (Pritchard Rhosgoch) and Serenity (Jones Llanllwni).

A good dayís entertainment with a good crowd, good atmosphere and good racing. The next meeting of the season will be on Saturday May 12th at Taiír Gwaith, near Ammanford starting at 1.30pm

Detailed Results

Race 1 - Nursery
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Jethro Gate £0
2 Kerry Ann Lobel Gate £0
3 Greenhill Marina Gate £0
4 Dolan Hasty Gate £0
5 Ceiron Omega Gate £0
6 Ithon Inmate Gate £0
Time: 2.176

Race 2 - Nursery
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Reprieve Gate £0
2 Lily Agnes Gate £0
3 Highbrooks Eternal Gate £0
4 Greenhill Emily Gate £0
5 Fitch Gate £0
Time: 2.146

Race 3 - Baby Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Sam Dot Com 10 £60
2 Kickstart 10 £30
3 Glan Dancer Gate £15
4 Brywins Sweetheart 10 £0
5 Big Harry Gate £0
6 Hyar Temptation 20 £0
Time: 2.078

Race 4 - Baby Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Miss Jackpot 10 £60
2 Dragon Penlan Gate £30
3 Shes Some Deal 20 £15
4 Welsh Cowboy 10 £0
5 Country Striker 20 £0
Time: 2.110

Race 5 - Novice H1
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Wyeside Taurus 10 £20
2 Meadowland Hasty 20 £10
3 Greenhill Cliff 10 £0
4 Ithon Hope Gate £0
5 Mahogany Magic 20 £0
6 Dragon Fly Gate £0
7 Hold The Cards Gate £0
Time: 2.044

Race 6 - Novice H2
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Blackmountain Jess Gate £20
2 Man Of The Day Gate £10
3 Too Hot Today 20 £0
4 A And As Beauty 10 £0
5 Brywins Jo Jo 10 £0
6 Bon Hasty 10 £0
Time: 2.085

Race 7 - Novice Final
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Meadowland Hasty 20 £75
2 Greenhill Cliff 10 £30
3 Ithon Hope Gate £15
4 Wyeside Taurus 10 £0
5 Too Hot Today 20 £0
6 Blackmountain Jess Gate £0
7 Man Of The Day Gate £0
8 A And As Beauty 10 £0
Time: 2.040

Race 8 - Grade B H1
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Boomshakalakka Gate £30
2 Brywins Snowflake Gate £20
3 C U Boykin Gate £10
4 Clares Own 20 £0
5 Brywins Beama 20 £0
6 Carl Hall 20 £0
Time: 2.064

Race 9 - Grade B H2
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Faraway 20 £30
2 East of Eden Gate £20
3 Family Circle Gate £10
4 Sunnyside Geoff 20 £0
5 Ithon Cracker Gate £0
6 My Immortal 20 £0
Time: 2.089

Race 10 - Grade B Final
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Faraway 20 £300
2 Boomshakalakka Gate £70
3 Brywins Snowflake Gate £30
4 Family Circle Gate £0
5 C U Boykin Gate £0
6 Sunnyside Geoff 20 £0
6 East of Eden Gate £0
8 Clares Own 20 £0
Time: 2.086

Race 11 - Grade A H1
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Strike A Light Gate £30
2 Saunders Playboy Gate £20
3 Blackfield Buddy Gate £10
4 Meadowbranch Mike 10 £0
5 Coalford Pride 10 £0
Time: 2.043

Race 12 - Grade A H2
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Terripan Hanover 40 £30
2 Serenity 20 £20
3 Bon Jasper 60 £10
4 Scoobys Dream 60 £0
5 Merrington Man 40 £0
6 Bellieve 30 £0
Time: 2.083

Race 13 - Grade A Final
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Strike A Light Gate £500
2 Saunders Playboy Gate £70
3 Serenity 20 £30
4 Terripan Hanover 40 £0
5 Bon Jasper 60 £0
6 Blackfield Buddy Gate £0
7 Meadowbranch Mike 10 £0
8 Scoobys Dream 60 £0
Time: 2.033

Race 14 - Dash
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Ithon Cracker Gate £85
2 Dragon Fly Gate £40
3 Scarlet Lady Gate £20
4 Coalford Pride 30 £0
5 Hold The Cards Gate £0
6 Nimbles Dream Gate £0
Time: 1.353