Videos tagged with "monmouthshire"

Point to Point Howick: Molon Labe and Grandturgeon battle it out [00:24]
John Mathias and Jane Williams battle it out as they approach the last at Howick near Chesptow March 2012. Molon Labe is an exciting 5 year old chaser and his name refers to the Greek - "Molon Labe!"; "Come and Take Them!" - King Leonidas of Sparta's response to the Persians when asked to lay down their arms.
Tags: point, to, horse, racing, jumps, local, amateur, Monmouthshire, tourism, things, do, jockeys, national, hunt, exciting, thrilling, finish, spectacular, sports, steeplechasing, John, Mathias, Jane, Williams, Eliza, lovetheraces, Molon, Labe, ancient, greek

Naughty Horse 2: Horse refuses and dumps his jockey in fence Howick point to point [00:28]
Eliza films a race at Howick at Chepstow on a beautiful february day. One of the horses refuses and dumps his jockey in the fence. Shows you can't make them do it if they don't want to!!
Tags: Point-to-point (steeplechase), Jockey, Fence, His, Horse, Horses, Jumping, Jump, tourism, refusal, refuses, unseats, racing, national, hunt, Howick, Monmouthshire, Eliza, lovetheraces, Hunter, Riding

Naughty Horse 1 : Horse takes his jockey through the wings Howick point to point [01:15]
Shows that you can't make them do it when they don't want to!! Eliza films the end of a race at Howick point to point 26 Feb 2012 . A day of naughty horses!! Lots of runners and a big crowd on a beautiful mild and sunny february in the Monmouthshire countryside. The next point to point at Howick - a mile and a half from Chesptow - is Saturday march 17th - the day after the Cheltenham Gold Cup
Tags: 26, feb, 2012, Howick, point, to, Curre, and, Llangibby, Hunt, Races, steeplechasing, Monmouthshire, countryside, jumps, national, Eliza, lovetheraces, wings, accident, crash, ceashes, action, exciting, thrills, spills, funny, unseated, rider, fall, crazy

Chestnut Annie leads at Howick Pt to Pt.... [00:46]
Eliza takes photos at Howick of the ladies Open where jockey (and vet!) Isabel Tompsett dominates as usual on Chestnut Annie...
Tags: Chestnut, Annie, Isabel, Tompsett, vet, veterinarian, jockey, point, to, Howick, Curre, and, Llangibby, Hunt, countryside, Wales, Monmouthshire, Chepstow, Eliza, lovetheraces, voiceoftheraces, leading, winner, prolific, horse, racing, national, jumps

The Boys from Bangladesh: a Great Day out at the Point to Point [01:19]
A group of friends from Newport/Bangladesh have a day out with us at the point to point. Older brother Sanu and Sammi have been before to Chepstow races and enjoy the day out; but this was the first time out for the younger brothers Ranu and Jemal and their mate Navid racing. Ranu used to have a horse when he was younger in Bangladesh and many have suggested he should have been a jockey. The family run the Shoboraj restaurant in Newport which is the local Racing and Point to Point watering/eating establishment for trainers owners jockeys and racing fans. When one hears the media talking of racism in the countryside take it with a pinch of salt !! They will say anything to create moral panic! Racing is a true multi ethnic community anyway from the Maktoums as owners to the gaps in skilled stable staff being filled by Czechs, Poles and many from the Indian subcontinent, Mauritius etc. and owners from all over the world. The boys decided that though they can't gamble for religious reasons what they felt it was good to respect tradition so what they could do is pool a pound each and choose a horse from the paddock they liked the look of and get a friend place the bet for them. If they won they would donate it to charity - and they did! One thing popular at the point to point is to bet a horse without the favourite. They did this three times and won each time at 7/2; 5/2 and 3/1 !! It isn't the gambling that Racing is necessarily about. It is the intellectual challenge of ...
Tags: Newport, restaurant, shoboraj, eliza, model, point, to, horse, racing, lovetheraces, multi, cultural, ethnic, countryside, rural, affairs, Monmouthshire, Chepstow, blog, Howick, jumps, horses, foxhunting, hunting, tradition, values

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