Lucy registers national point-to-point title success
PUBLISHED: 15:33 28 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:33 28 June 2017
Lucy Mager, aged 19, has just won the national lady novice rider title at the end of this year’s point-to-point season.
Nineteen-year-old Lucy Mager from Bleadon has just won the national lady novice rider title this point-to-point season.
It is amateur jump racing and the season runs from November to June with meetings held all over the country every weekend.
Lucy started off in pony racing aged 11 and has progressed to pointing since the age of 16. This season, she has ridden seven winners but the race for the title came down to the last meeting of the season at Umberleigh in Devon.
Leading rider Izzie Marshall started the day on seven wins, with Lily Pinchin and Lucy both recording six.
Pinchin had no rides on the day and with Marshall unable to add to her tally despite a late jockey change enabling her to ride in the intermediate race, it was down to Lucy to try to increase her score.
This she did with a win in the restricted race on 20-1 outsider Give Us Peace, who is trained locally by her boss Teresa Clark. Florence Mary was Lucy’s final ride of the day in the ladies’ open, but after a mistake at the 15th fence, could only finish fourth.
So Lucy and Izzie share the National Novice Lady Rider title this season after a close battle. Lucy has been supported locally by trainer Kim Tripp and Jeff Fear, who kindly gives her the ride on his great little mare Florence Mary.
Lucy will now go back to work for her father in the closed season, giving donkey rides on Weston beach, which has been the family business for more than 100 years.
Lucy in the red colours after winning on Give Us Peace.
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