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2018 at Balcormo Races

We are excited to have made some great new innovations to the races for 2018.  This year we are delighted to host the Northern Area Feature Race with a first prize of £1000 to the winner.  This race will be a Mixed Open race, so open to both lady and gentlemen riders.  We have added an Intermediate Race to our card, and continue to hold the 2.5m Race which will be a Point-to-Point Owners and Riders Association (PPORA) Race, supporting the participants in Point-to-Pointing.

For the third year running Bruce Farms have rolled up their Bonus to £3,000.  This is on offer to any runner at Balcormo who then goes on to win the Bruce Farms Hunterchase at Perth in May.

We continue to run three pony races, Two Opens at 148cm and 138cm, and a Novice 148cm race, with a trophy to the best 128cm pony.

Reviews from 2017

Terrierman: “Credit to Fife huge crowd perfect ground pity trainers don’t trust the ground and bring their horses”

Wee Borderer:  “They always make a great job of watering at Fife.  So disappointing for them that more people don’t support them and run their horses”

Tracy Turner:  “Thank you to fife for a great meeting.  Safe ground and an excellent idea giving owners trainers and jockeys tickets for their own hot meal, snacks drinks etc.  You don’t get hospitality like that anywhere else.”

Poor Payed Groom:  “Brilliant day at the fife point to point perfect hospitality and a fun day for my 3 year old 🙂 Ground very safe always made to feel very welcome”

Steven:  “Spoke to a couple of the jockeys today and they said the ground was spot on.  Glad they were rewarded for all  their efforts with a large crowd if not with a big turn out of runners”

graysoncolumn:  “Superb day out again, and you’ll struggle to find ground as good as that in the course of a whole season.  A joy to see One for Arthur, too.  gc”

lordanthony31: “very impressed with the young Bradburne boy on Push the Button in the pony race”

Mens Open winner 2017 All the Kings Horses ridden by Jamie Alexander leads Raftieri, and Another Dark Rum

Mens Open winner 2017 All the Kings Horses ridden by Jamie Alexander leads Raftieri, and Another Dark Rum

Royal Chatelier (nearside) ridden by Jamie Alexander, Nickwillis, Cameron Wade, the eventual winner with Great Gusto (Will Ramsay) on the right.

Royal Chatelier (nearside) ridden by Jamie Alexander, Nickwillis, Cameron Wade, the eventual winner with Great Gusto (Will Ramsay) on the right.

Competitive Ladies Race, winner nearside Whisperdale, owned by Jack Clark, ridden by Charlotte Dunn, with Shantou Magic, ridden by Kelly Bryson, owned Will Ramsay.

Competitive Ladies Race, winner nearside Whisperdale, owned by Jack Clark, ridden by Charlotte Dunn, with Shantou Magic, ridden by Kelly Bryson, owned Will Ramsay.

Two Balcormo favourites in the first race 2018, Great Gusto, Will Ramsay, and Badger Foot, Rachel Kennedy

Two Balcormo favourites in the first race 2017, Great Gusto, Will Ramsay, and Badger Foot, Rachel Kennedy

Rossini's Dancer with owner Harry Turcan and jockey Kit Alexander, led by Amy McGregor

Rossini’s Dancer with owner Harry Turcan and jockey Kit Alexander, led by Amy McGregor

The 2017 Grand National Winner, One for Arthur, parading at Balcormo led by jockey Derek Fox. Lucinda Russell is giving an interview in the background

The 2017 Grand National Winner, One for Arthur, parading at Balcormo led by jockey Derek Fox. Lucinda Russell is giving an interview in the background

Doppio Moviment, Nick Barratt Atkin, pony race at Balcormo point-to-point on 29Apr2017.

Doppio Moviment, Nick Barratt Atkin, pony race at Balcormo point-to-point on 29Apr2017.

ONE FOR ARTHUR (Derek Fox) Wins The Randox Health Grand National at Aintree 8/4/17Grossick PhotographyThe SteadingsRockhallheadCollinDumfriesDG1 4JWTel: 07710461723

ONE FOR ARTHUR (Derek Fox) Wins The Randox Health Grand National at Aintree 8/4/17Grossick PhotographyThe SteadingsRockhallheadCollinDumfriesDG1 4JWTel: 07710461723

 

2016 Robbie Ashe receiving the JockeyJan Trophy from Lucy Alexander, leading Lady Jockey 2015/16 National Hunt Season

2016 Robbie Ashe receiving the JockeyJan Trophy from Lucy Alexander, leading Lady Jockey 2015/16 National Hunt Season

The Pentland Rover Mens Open Race at Balcormo Point-to-Point on 23 Apr 2016. Have One for Me (4th) is leading Supreme Regime (5th) with Oldrik (3rd) just behind, eventual second For a Finish in light blue followed by the winner All the Kings Horses waiting at the rear.

The Pentland Rover Mens Open Race at Balcormo Point-to-Point on 23 Apr 2016. Have One for Me (4th) is leading Supreme Regime (5th) with Oldrik (3rd) just behind, eventual second For a Finish in light blue followed by the winner All the Kings Horses waiting at the rear.