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Monday, March 20, 2017

The future of a Suffolk equestrian centre faces uncertainty after a public right of way was proposed to run through its top-rated cross-country course.

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall is set to visit Suffolk next week, it can be revealed.

In its 34th year Poplar Park Horse Trials continues to attract top national and international riders.

Police volunteers on horseback are already making a tangible contribution to Suffolk Constabulary’s crackdown on rural crime, according to police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore.

A week is a long time in Point-To-Point racing, as was demonstrated by trainer Tom Ellis at the Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace fixture at Horseheath, near Haverhill on Sunday.

A shock 20-1 upset in the feature event, the £1,000 Timico Mixed Open, was the highlight of yesterday’s Dunston Harriers point-to-point at Ampton, near Bury St Edmunds, which survived a 10am inspection, frost, rain and mist to reward a crowd of hardy enthusiasts with some excellent racing, as 65 runners contested its seven steeplechases.

Newmarket is expected to be one of the major beneficiaries of an ambitious 10-year plan unveiled by the Jockey Club to invest at least half a billion pounds into British racing.

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