Having been delayed by the weather in recent weeks, today marked a new sporting season for amateur horse racing.
The first of the year's Point-to-Point meetings was held in Kent with jockey Nick Pearce chasing his 100th win. Andy Dickenson speaks to him, Peter Webb, chairman of South East Point-to-Point, and 11-year-old winner Mary Ashby.
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Thursday's weather for the east of the region
Thursday's weather for the west of the region