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We visit Neil King's Barbury yard and meet up with new Assistant Trainer, Hetta Stevens

15-09-2021

  Hetta Stevens is the new assistant trainer with Neil King at Barbury. The Wroughton trainer is also aiming to build on success with jockey Bryony Frost over the Winter. Bryony showed up at Neil’s Ridgeway Racing yard at Upper Hersdwick Farm on the Marlborough Downs on Sunday.

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Charity pilot to introduce former racehorse Ouzbeck to Marlborough Care Home Residents

13-09-2021

Racing charities Greatwood and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) are working with the Racing Together team to deliver a pilot programme at OSJCT Coombe End Court care home in Marlborough.  Greatwood - based on the outskirts of Marlborough- was the first charity to use former racehorses to educate children, young people...

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Wiltshire Show is open for entries in all classes

29-08-2021

Back by popular demand for a second event this year Due to popular demand, the organisers of The Wiltshire Show have agreed to hold a second show this year during the weekend of 25 and 26 September.

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Tack shop turns from hobby to business success

29-08-2021

Wootton Bassett’s Hat 2 Hoof in line for top award Hat 2 Hoof has rapidly turned into a horse and pony rider’s Mecca in Wiltshire. Now, four and a half years after opening in the Old Post Office in Broad Hinton, the store, and its owner Terri Hemmings have been nominated for...

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Major Equine Clinic Application for Poulton Hill presented to Town Council Planning Committee

09-07-2021

The Application for development of the Equine Clinic at Poulton Mill was discussed on Monday evening at the Town Council’s Planning Committee meeting. Planning reference: PL/2021/04663 Dr Andre Buthe, owner of the site and applicant along with his wife Dr Christna Ober, was present at the meeting to present the proposals and...

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Newbury Races: Sam Spinner renews rivalry with Paisley Park in Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle

25-11-2020 Emma Blackburn

Sam Spinner, runner-up to Paisley Park in last year’s Stayers’ Hurdle, returns to hurdles for only the second time since the 2019 Cheltenham Festival for a renewal of the Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle that features the last two winners of this three mile crown.

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Newbury Racecourse: 2020 renewal of the Ladbrokes Trophy looks a wide open race

24-11-2020 Harriet Collins

A total of 19 horses have held their ground for the 2020 Ladbrokes Trophy (Saturday, 28 November) following the five-day confirmation stage, with David Bridgwater’s The Conditional and Scottish raider, Aye Right currently joint favourite with the sponsors at 7/1, for what is shaping up to be another highly competitive...

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Coronavirus: Tedworth Hunt’s 2021 Barbury point-to-point cancelled

20-11-2020

The Tedworth Hunt point-to-point meeting at Barbury Racecourse, scheduled for 11 April 2021, has been called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Newbury: Ladbrokes gallops morning to be broadcast live on Racing TV - free to air

15-11-2020 Harriet Collins

The countdown to the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival starts on Tuesday, 17 November at Newbury Racecourse as the official Gallops morning takes place with key contenders ahead of the Grade 3 Ladbrokes Trophy - which will be run on Saturday, 28 November 2020.

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Newbury Races: entries announced for Ladbrokes Trophy - can De Rasher Counter win again?

28-10-2020 A Correspondent

2019's winning trainer Emma Lavelle is looking forward to running De Rasher Counter in this year’s £200,000 Ladbrokes Trophy on Saturday, 28 November, for which 39 entries are revealed today (28 October 2020). 

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We visit Neil King's Barbury yard and meet up with new Assistant Trainer, Hetta Stevens

 

Hetta King new Assistant Trainer with Neil King at BarburyHetta King new Assistant Trainer with Neil King at Barbury

Hetta Stevens is the new assistant trainer with Neil King at Barbury. The Wroughton trainer is also aiming to build on success with jockey Bryony Frost over the Winter. Bryony showed up at Neil’s Ridgeway Racing yard at Upper Hersdwick Farm on the Marlborough Downs on Sunday.

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Charity pilot to introduce former racehorse Ouzbeck to Marlborough Care Home Residents

Ouzbeck at Coombe End CourtOuzbeck at Coombe End CourtRacing charities Greatwood and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) are working with the Racing Together team to deliver a pilot programme at OSJCT Coombe End Court care home in Marlborough. 

Greatwood - based on the outskirts of Marlborough- was the first charity to use former racehorses to educate children, young people and adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

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Tack shop turns from hobby to business success

Wootton Bassett’s Hat 2 Hoof in line for top award

Owner Terri Hemmings in Hat 2 Hoof, Broad Hinton's Equestrian MeccaOwner Terri Hemmings in Hat 2 Hoof, Broad Hinton's Equestrian Mecca

Hat 2 Hoof has rapidly turned into a horse and pony rider’s Mecca in Wiltshire.

Now, four and a half years after opening in the Old Post Office in Broad Hinton, the store, and its owner Terri Hemmings have been nominated for a top award – to her complete surprise.

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Newbury Races: Sam Spinner renews rivalry with Paisley Park in Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle

2019 Victory: Andrew Gemmell (owner),Paisley Park, Laura Scrivener, Aidan Coleman2019 Victory: Andrew Gemmell (owner),Paisley Park, Laura Scrivener, Aidan ColemanSam Spinner, runner-up to Paisley Park in last year’s Stayers’ Hurdle, returns to hurdles for only the second time since the 2019 Cheltenham Festival for a renewal of the Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle that features the last two winners of this three mile crown.

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Newbury: Ladbrokes gallops morning to be broadcast live on Racing TV - free to air

2019 Ladbrokes gallop: Paisley Park (Barry Fenton - blue cap) & De Rasher Counter (Adam Wedge) lead the way up Newbury's straight2019 Ladbrokes gallop: Paisley Park (Barry Fenton - blue cap) & De Rasher Counter (Adam Wedge) lead the way up Newbury's straightThe countdown to the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival starts on Tuesday, 17 November at Newbury Racecourse as the official Gallops morning takes place with key contenders ahead of the Grade 3 Ladbrokes Trophy - which will be run on Saturday, 28 November 2020.

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Major Equine Clinic Application for Poulton Hill presented to Town Council Planning Committee

Location of developmentLocation of development

The Application for development of the Equine Clinic at Poulton Mill was discussed on Monday evening at the Town Council’s Planning Committee meeting. Planning reference: PL/2021/04663

Dr Andre Buthe, owner of the site and applicant along with his wife Dr Christna Ober, was present at the meeting to present the proposals and answer questions from Councillors of the committee and also members of the public present.

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Newbury Racecourse: 2020 renewal of the Ladbrokes Trophy looks a wide open race

A total of 19 horses have held their ground for the 2020 Ladbrokes Trophy (Saturday, 28 November) following the five-day confirmation stage, with David Bridgwater’s The Conditional and Scottish raider, Aye Right currently joint favourite with the sponsors at 7/1, for what is shaping up to be another highly competitive renewal of the famous handicap. 

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