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Local artist's Drinking Horse sculpture gets its own winner's enclosure at Newbury Racecourse

23-04-2018

Newbury racecourse marked the opening of its Flat racing season by installing a remarkable sculpture at the heart of the parade rings - Tom Hiscocks' massive yet finely realised depiction of a drinking horse.

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Local trainers - and Frankie - make waves at Newbury Racecourse's first weekend of the Flat season

22-04-2018 A Correspondent

The Friday of Newbury Racecourse's first Flat meeting of the season - the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend - saw sunshine and good racing, the Saturday (April 21) saw a little less less sunshine but some great racing.

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Local eventer Flora Harris is well prepared for a third Badminton completion

18-04-2018 Janet Perrins

This may be Marlborough based Flora Harris’ attempt for a third completion at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in a few weeks, but she is definitely not looking to the proverb, ‘third time’ lucky’, to see her through.

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Salisbury Racecourse has a rich history - and a record-breaking season ahead

16-04-2018 Owen Alsop

Racing is believed to have taken place on ‘the race plain’ from as early as the sixteenth century and Salisbury's Racecourse's ‘City Bowl’, dating back to 1654, is thought to be Britain's oldest named race - it is currently sponsored by Betfred.  

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Perrine, the RDA Carriage Driving Pony is saved thanks to petition

13-04-2018

Marlboroughequestrian.news has learned that Perrine, the the RDA Carriage Driving Pony who's life was under threat following an accident will now be retired rather than put down.   The Trustees of Kennet Valley Driving Group relented after the petition was signed by over 3,500 people and the chairman Gillian Fallon received countless emails from people...

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Barbury Racecourse: Tedworth Point-to-Point draws a large - if rather wet - crowd to watch some great racing

10-04-2018 Russell Smith

Lotus Pond once more repaid his connections' faith with a convincing victory in the JM Finn & Co Mixed Open for the Tedworth Gold Cup at the Tedworth Hunt meeting at Barbury Racecourse, last Sunday (April 8).  Watching in the cold and misty rain was a really large crowd of...

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Locally trained entry confirmed for the Grand National: Milansbar will run with Bryony Frost aboard

09-04-2018

With the announcement this afternoon of the five-day confirmations for Saturday's Randox Health Grand National, it is confirmed that Milansbar - trained by Neil King on the west side of Barbury Castle - will run.  He will be ridden by Bryony Frost - who rode him to a most famous...

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Off to a flying start: Martyn Meade's Chilean is his first runner and first winner out of Manton

09-04-2018

The Manton Estate's new owner Martyn Meade plans to return it to its former position as one of the country's best racehorse training centres - and just a fortnight after his move from Newmarket, he sent out Chilean to win at Longchamp (April 8).

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Tedworth Point-to-Point - but first tomorrow's jockeys take their turn

09-04-2018

The prologue to the Tedworth Point-to-Point at Barbury Racecourse (April 8) took the form of two pretty fast and furious pony races. These were sponsored by the Marlborough company Keyflow Feeds.  

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St James's Place Barbury discount ticket offer ends very soon

05-04-2018

The St James's Place Barbury International Horse Trials in July have initiated a discount ticket scheme - but hurry, hurry it ends at midnight on Sunday, April 8.

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Newbury Racecourse: Talaayeb faces seven rivals in Listed Lord Weinstock Memorial EBF Stallions Stakes  

Newbury Racecourse presents an eight-race card on Thursday (June 15), with the highlight being the £50,000 Listed Lord Weinstock Memorial EBF Stallions Stakes over a mile and a quarter for three-year-old fillies.

One of the eight runners Talaayeb (Owen Burrows/Jim Crowley) sets the standard after her excellent fourth behind Winter over a mile in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 7 - only her second career start.



The Ed Walker trained Indian Blessing (David Probert) proved herself over the distance with a staying-on third behind Mori in the Listed Height Of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood on May 25. She filled the same position behind Sibilance on her comeback in a mile conditions race at Kempton Park in April.

Walker says that Indian Blessing has done very well since Goodwood: "She ran a great race there considering she was the only one to come from off the pace. Both the winner and runner-up were very handy, so I think she deserves more credit than the bare result."

"There are some potentially very nice fillies in Thursday's race. I think it could turn out a better race than the one at Goodwood.  Newbury will suit our filly better than Goodwood. She is an exciting filly and we are expecting another big run."

Sir Michael Stoute is chasing back-to-back wins after the success of Abingdon twelve months ago. He saddles Ebbesbourne (Ryan Moore) who stayed on strongly to capture an extended 10-furlong fillies' handicap at York on May 27.

Fellow Newmarket trainer John Gosden is doubly represented by Height Of Fashion Stakes fourth Elas Ruby (Frankei Dettori) and Haydock Park maiden winner Smart Together (William Buick).  Gosden has won two of the last five renewals of this race.

The line-up is completed by twice-raced maiden winners Pleasant Surprise (Luca Cumani/Jamie Spencer) and Fleur Forsyte (James Fanshawe/Daniel Muscutt), plus Pattie (Mick Channon/Silvestre de Sousa).

Ed Walker's other runner on the card is King's Coinage.  Under Liam Keniry, he goes in the Insure Wiser Handicap (10 runners) over a mile-and-a-half. The three-year-old shaped well on his reappearance when second in a 10-furlong handicap at Nottingham on April 22.

The action gets underway with an Arabian race at 1.00pm. The eight thoroughbred races start at 1.30pm and end at 5.20pm.

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby has been in excellent form with his two-year-olds this season and runs the regally bred Being There (William Buick) in the Be Wiser Insurance Novice Race (10 runners) over an extended six furlongs. The Dubawi colt is the first foal of French 1,000 Guineas winner Beauty Parlour and cost €1.4-million at Goffs in September.

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