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Stable worker at Aldbourne stud is finallist for the Godolphin Newcomer award


People like Josephine Saunders, who works at the Hillwood Stud in Aldbourne, are the backbone of the racing and bloodstock industries - the six thousand or so women and men who look after the horses at training yards and stud farms throughout the British Isles.

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Luke Harvey talks about riding, owning & training point-to-point horses - his love for the sport & its future

14-02-2018 Jake Exelby

Where do I start with Luke Harvey - the man who tweets as @LeglockLuke? Jockey, trainer, TV personality, comedian, bon viveur - all that and he's probably the best-known owner of point-to-pointers in Britain.  Luke lives at Kingston Lisle - just over the downs from Baydon.

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Emma Lavelle's young horses take centre stage as the jump season winds up the excitement


You would be forgiven, as you passed a string of racehorses in Ogbourne Maizey on its way to the gallops, for thinking that a polo pony had come along for, as it were, the ride.  That would almost certainly be Dissavril - a striking five year-old grey mare who is...

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Kalashnikov wins the Betfair Hurdle on Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury Racecourse - and Barbury Castle's Valdez is back


Despite some atrocious weather, there was a large crowd at Newbury Racecourse for Betfair Super Saturday (February 10).  They saw a great performance from the novice Kalashnikov to land the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, Britain's richest handicap hurdle - they saw Altior cruise to victory - and they saw return of...

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Rescheduled date for Vine & Craven point-to-point at Barbury Racecourse


The Vine & Craven point-to-point meeting at Barbury Racecourse, originally due to take place last Sunday (February 11), has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 24.

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Famous five storm Newbury's Betfair Hurdle - champion trainer Nicky Henderson's bid for sixth win - then there's Altior


Nicky Henderson has trained five winners of Britain's most valuable hurdle race - Newbury Racecourse's Betfair Hurdle.  On Saturday (February 10) he's sending a team of five horses into the race in his bid for a sixth victory.

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Barbury International Horse Trials stays firmly on the Event Rider Masters' 2018 calendar


With the new eventing season just a few weeks away, the Event Rider Masters Series (ERM) has announced its 2018 calendar of six legs, which builds on last year's international expansion into mainland Europe by including a new leg in Belgium.

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She's the official - and ace - photographer for Newbury Racecourse - known generally as 'Smiler'


Arriving at a race meeting last Saturday, braving some torrential rain and clouds hovering low on the nearby hills, a young photographer tweeted: "I've been coming here since 2011 and working here since 2014 and I still have to pinch myself every time I arrive...#LuckyGirl."  

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Eventing: Event Rider Masters looking for three consultants for 2018 season


Event Rider Masters who run the Barbury International Horse Trials and have brought new their competition to eventing in Britain and in Europe, are looking for applicants for three consultants for the 2018 season.

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Newbury Racecourse: 41 still going for the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle on Betfair Super Saturday


A total of 41 horses remain on course for the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, following the January 23 scratchings deadline.  It is Britain's richest handicap hurdle and it's run at Newbury Racecourse on February 10 as part of Betfair Super Saturday.

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Eventing: Britain's Zara Tindall takes third place at Rolex Kentucky - will Barbury see her & High Kingdom in July?

Zara Tindall - riding High Kingdom - has taken third place in America's prestigious Rolex Kentucky four-star eventing competition.

With penalties of 46.6, the pair were in sixteenth place at the end of the dressage discipline.  But they followed on day two with a clear cross country round inside the time lifting them into third place. On the final day of the competition they kept that place with a clear round in the show jumping.

The Queen's granddaughter finished two penalty points behind French rider Maxime Livio, with the German rider Michael Jung taking his third Kentucky title.  Next week Jung will be defending his Badminton title.

This performance will put Zara Tindall in a good position to be selected for the British team at the European Championships in Poland this August.  And with this sort of form she will be watched closely during the St James's Place Barbury International Horse Trials in July.

New Zealand Olympian Tim Price - who is based at Mildenhall - was in seventeenth position with Ringwood Sky Boy after the dressage.  But the pair had a torrid time in the cross country and that together with eight jumping faults and three time faults in the show jumping, pushed them down to finish at thirty-sixth place of the thirty-nine riders who completed the competition.

Zara Tindall at the end of her clear round in the Rolex Kentucky show jumpingZara Tindall at the end of her clear round in the Rolex Kentucky show jumping

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