SIXTY-SEVEN runners took part in the Haydon Point-to-Point at Hexham Racecourse last weekend.

The event, which was the first point-to-point action to take place in nearly five months after a previous event at Alnwick, featured eight races.

Two of the winners were entered by handler and rider Rosie Howarth, who saw both Rossderrin and Merrion Avenue claim wins.

Rossderrin was victorious in the Robson Contracting Restricted Race while Merrion Avenue was victorious in the Skinner’s Ladies Open Race.

Another person to have a day to remember was trainee accountant Harry Carlisle, who recorded his first winner as Fivecardstud won the Insync Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Conditions Race.

Fivecardstud, a 10-year-old horse, cruised home to the victory by 20 lengths and is owned by Harry’s mother Judith.

William Easterby was another person tasting success at the event to cap off a successful week.

After three days earlier taking a win aboard Point The Way at Perth, he claimed the victory in the Recycling Maiden Race (Div 1) on Ask To Dance at Hexham.

Also victorious last weekend was John Dawson, who took a 180th career winner with Singasongsam in the 2m4f High Plains Maiden Race (Div 2).

In the Lycetts NPPA Conditions Race, the spoils went to Gold Time and jockey Amie Waugh, who followed up her recent win at Witton Castle.

One Conemara proved age is just a number in Point-to-Point racing after taking their 11th career win in the Hector & Jillian Golden Wedding Today Conditions Race.

Guided by Men’s National Champion jockey, Jack Andrews, the 13-year-old held off Six A Side, ridden by Will Milburn, to claim the win.

Monbeg Chit Chat meanwhile, made it a hat-trick after getting the better of his rivals in the JS Hubbuck Ltd Agricultural Merchants Men’s Open Race.

The 10-year-old, who had jockey Christy Furness riding him, took the win over Rattle The Cage in fine style by fifteen lengths.

Two pony races also took place at the event, with the 138cm event being won by 10-year-old Bruce Vaughan on Avalon Dancer and the 148cm race went to 14-year-old Scarlett Frank on Judge Fox.