Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018.
Marlborough based rider Jonelle Price (NZL) aboard Classic Moet wins the 2018 Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials
NG’s weekend in the Wolds
North Glos Road Racing Club paid their annual visit to the undulating Cadwell Park circuit in the Lincolnshire Wolds on 12th and 13th May for the second weekend of competition in 2018. Local lad Tom Neave returned from an arm injury to take all three Phoenix Open victories over a field which included Isle of Man TT winner Ivan Lintin but was pushed hard by 2017 champion Josh Day on Sunday with Josh setting a new outright NG lap record of 1:30.122 during race 3 in which the pair were split by just 0.04 seconds on the line! South African Phil Atkinson was another to win all three championship races in the Dymag ACU 250GP National championship but was made to work for his third win in a shortened four lap dash as he fought past Bruce Dunn and James Hind to take the lead on the last lap. Close racing abounded too in the remainder of NG’s programme of races including the 600cc bouts which had three different winners in Aaron Ridewood, Alex Baker and Joe Sheldon-Shaw and also the Black Widow Suzuki Bandit Challenge as James McHardy and Matt Baker took two wins apiece on a weekend in which heavy overnight rain on Saturday night may have dampened the ground but not the spirit of the riders! NG’s next action takes place on the Snetterton ‘200’ circuit in Norfolk on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd June.