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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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Roger Charlton trained Withhold's 'demolition job' to win the Cesarewitch

For the four-year old Withhold to win a classic like Newmarket's Betfred Cesarewitch Handicap (October 14) is, says his trainer Roger Charlton, "Something very special."

The relatively lightly raced gelding - bought by Brighton Football Club owner Tony Bloom last October - stormed to the front of the 34-runner field under Silvestre de Sousa to win by three-and-three-quarter lengths.  With a first prize of £155,625 he has very nearly won back his purchase price.

Roger Charlton, who trains at Beckhanmpton, said afterwards: "We've been planning this for sometime...Silvestre gave him a very enterprising ride - it was a demolition job really. He's a very nice horse, he's a very, very starightforward horse."

The Racing Post analysis of the race said: "His draw in 24 was of some concern, but Silvestre de Sousa soon had him near the head of affairs and got him into a decent rhythm. Moving nearer the stands side with four furlongs to run, he kept pouring it on and powered up the rising finish."

And Racing Post columnist Alastair Down wrote of Withhold's victory: "Charlton will have enjoyed fettling this coup on that wonderful and historic Beckhampton turf."

 

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