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Para-equestrian dressage rider has to forego selection to represent Great Britain

17-07-2018

Alison Fryer lives in a village in the Marlborough area and keeps her horses in stables at Rockley - and she was selected to represent Great Britain in a one star para-equestrian dressage competition.  

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Newbury Racing: Signora Cabello among 56 confirmations for Weatherbys Super Sprint

16-07-2018 A Correspondent

Royal Ascot winner Signora Cabello headlines 56 six-day acceptors for the feature £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury this Saturday (July 21), with a live performance from Craig David after racing.

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Wesko's back! In France Tim Price and Wesko take second place at fifth Event Rider Masters leg

16-07-2018

Fifteen year-old eventing star Wesko is back to top competitive form with a vengeance - after more than two years out following an injury - with a brilliant dressage score and no show jumping or cross country faults in a top international competition.

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Barbury Horse Trials leg of 2018 Event Rider Masters goes to France - with an amazing performance by Tom Carlile…

09-07-2018

Frenchman Tom Carlile defended his Barbury Event Rider Masters (ERM) title in magnificent style, leading from the front on his striking grey stallion - a fitting climax to the 2018 St James's Place Barbury Horse Trials.

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Barbury Horse Trials: local eventers leave the jockeys behind in spirited charity relay challenge

07-07-2018 Catherine Austen & Tony Millett

Three-times champion National Hunt jockey Richard Johnson doesn’t concede defeat easily – but he met his match today at the St James’s Place Barbury Horse Trials.

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Barbury Horse Trials with international stars of eventing - top horses - top riders - and there's fun for grown-ups…

03-07-2018

The St James's Place Barbury International Horse Trials this week (5-8 July) will see 1,000 eventing horses and some of the world's top riders competing on the Marlborough Downs.  The event reaches a climax on Sunday with the final cross country round of the fourth leg of the 2018 series...

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Marlborough's Jonelle Price takes Luhmühlen title

18-06-2018

    Following her recent success at Badminton Marlborough's Jonelle Price followed up with another CC14 win this time in Germany at Luhmühlen Horse Trials.   Eventing NZ tweeted their congratulations to Jonelle, a key member of their team who has only just returned to competitive action following the birth of son Otis last...

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Newbury Racecourse introduces the new £100,000 JLT Cup

11-06-2018 A Correspondent

Newbury Racecourse has announced the introduction of a new £100,000 stayers' handicap sponsored by JLT - and named the JLT Cup.  

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Eventing: Chelsea Pearce leads all the way - as Brits lead the world

05-06-2018

Local eventer Chelsea Pearce has scored a major victory at the Brand Hall International Horse Trials (June 1-2) near Market Drayton. 

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Andrew Nicholson honoured in New Zealand's Queen's Birthday Honours

04-06-2018

Andrew Nicholson has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to equestrian sport in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Local jockey Trevor Whelan just misses a win on his second Flat ride

Jockey Trevor Whelan, who is retained by local National Hunt trainer Neil King at Burderop near Barbury Castle, is trying his hand at the Flat during the summer.

Whelan, who is 28, began his career in Ireland as an apprentice.   He is best known for his partnership with the long-distance hurdler Lil Rockerfeller - trained by Neil King.

He told the Racing Post: "I'm naturally quite light and can ride at 9st 6lbs.  Neil King has a couple of Flat horses and I'm trying to keep busy over the summer."  He has also been riding out for George Baker and Brendan Powell.

On Thursday evening (May 18) he rode Alcatraz in a one-and-a-half mile handicap at Newmarket and came within a head of winning - just missing out to Hermann ridden by Sean Levey for Marlborough trainer Richard Hannon.

Five-year-old bay gelding Alcatraz is trained at the Manton Estate's Barton Yard by George Baker who described the result as an 'agonising second'.  Alcatraz has finished second in four of his last six starts, but has only won once in his nineteen Flat races.  He goes on any ground, the soft ground was said to be a plus for him.   

Writing in his blog, George Baker was honest enough about the horse's temperament: "This horse has been called a few names, even by those pretty close to home, but he definitely tried hard last night. He had every opportunity to shirk the issue, but battled all the way to the line."

Baker was, however, very impressed by Trevor Whelan's 'peach of a ride': "Trevor giving this Flat 'gig' a go through the summer. And, on the evidence of last night's stylish effort, he will be riding plenty of winners."

Someone to keep an eye on as the Flat season proceeds.

There's profile of Trevor Whelan in the marlboroughequestrian.news archive.

 

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