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Laura Thomas: Barbury trainer faces economic truths - and keeps the pointers for fun

14-12-2018

At present, Barbury trainer Laura Thomas has twenty horses at her yard, but she is standing back from training pointers to concentrate on pre-training, rehabilitation and box rest for racehorses - mainly for Alan King whose yard is just over the hill.

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Preview: Barbury International Racing Club's point-to-point takes on its new pre-Christmas & post Cheltenham date

12-12-2018 A Correspondent & Russell Smith

The Barbury International Racing Club's point-to-point on Sunday (December 16) is its second 2018 appearance.  This is because it has moved the fixture from a January to December - to follow on from Cheltenham's two-day International Meeting.

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Newbury: Sizing Tennessee leads Tizzard one-two in £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy - local interest Dingo Dollar is third

03-12-2018 A Correspondent

It may have rained for much of the afternoon on day two of Newbury's 2018 Ladbrokes Winter Carnival (Saturday, December 1), but the feature race - the £250,000 G3 Ladbrokes Trophy - turned into a Tizzard blizzard - led by Sizing Tennessee.

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Elegant Escape favourite of 23 runners for Ladbrokes Trophy - Dingo Dollar & Black Corton in good shape for £250,000…

26-11-2018 A Correspondent

Ante-post favourite Elegant Escape headlines the 23 five-day acceptors for the £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury (Saturday, December 1) - the highlight of day two of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival.

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Barbury International point-to-point rewards young horse owners

26-11-2018

Winners of the two maiden races at the prestigious Barbury International fixture (December 16) are set to be rewarded with a voucher worth £1,000 to spend at any Irish sale thanks to a new initiative between Barbury and Irish Thoroughbred Marketing.

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Barbury Racecourse point-to-point season opens with the Vine and Craven event

22-11-2018 Jake Exelby

With the unfortunate closure of Hackwood Park at the end of last season, organisers of the Vine & Craven point-to-point have moved from their traditional Easter Monday slot to Sunday, November 25 at Barbury Castle - hoping to benefit from owners and trainers wanting to run their horses before Christmas.

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Gallops Morning at Newbury Racecourse previews the second running of the Ladbrokes Trophy

20-11-2018

Around 200 annual members of Newbury Racecourse and the press assembled on Tuesday morning for a preview of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival - and especially the Ladbrokes Trophy (December 1).

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Indoor Eventing: Jesse Campbell and Diachello II excel in Stuttgart Masters

19-11-2018 A Correspondent

The eventing season may be over in Europe, but there is always the indoor eventing season to keep to keep Marlborough area eventers and their horses competing.

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Newbury's jumps season kicks off - good racing & some markers for the future

09-11-2018

Punters were out in force on Thursday (November 7) at Newbury Racecourse spotting horses to follow as the jumps season progresses.

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Defending champion Total Recall, Terrefort & Thistlecrack head entries for Newbury's £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy

31-10-2018

The most valuable and prestigious Jump race of the season at Newbury, the £250,000 G3 Ladbrokes Trophy, has attracted 56 quality entries for its 2018 renewal which takes place over three and a quarter miles on Saturday, December 1 - day two of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival.

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250 entries for £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury in July

Newbury Racecourse has reported 'an excellent entry' of 250 for the 2018 running of the £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint, staged at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday, July 21.



Run over five furlongs and inaugurated in 1991, the Weatherbys Super Sprint is an innovative race for two-year-olds who were sold or bought in as yearlings by public auction at 'specified sales' and for specified sums - or as two-year-olds up to and including March 5, 2018.



For each £5,000 paid under £63,000, horses are given a 1lb allowance. Colts and geldings are set 9st 3lb before any allowance and fillies 8st 12lb. There are penalties against winners of previous races.

 

Richard Hannon saddled subsequent G1 winner Tiggy Wiggy to success in the 2014 Weatherbys Super Sprint, while his father, Richard Hannon senior, is the most successful trainer in the contest, with seven victories between 1992 and 2009. There are 32 entries from Richard Hannon this year - the most from any stable.

 

Three of the last five runnings of the Weatherbys Super Sprint, which has a maximum field size of 25 runners, have been won by horses trained by Richard Fahey in North Yorkshire - Peniaphobia (2013), Lathom (2015) and Bengali Boys (2017). The Malton-based trainer has 22 entries for the 2018 race.

Craig David, the acclaimed singer-songwriter, will take to the Party in the Paddock stage after racing on Saturday, July 21 - performing live at Newbury Racecourse for the first time.

 

In other news, Newbury Racecourse has been billed as one of the top 12 racecourses in Great Britain, assessed independently by VisitEngland and VisitScotland through the annual Quality Assured Racecourse Scheme.  Newbury scored over 80 per cent and was awarded a rating of excellence.  

 

In addition to the general assessment, Newbury Racecourse also achieved Excellence Accolades for Staff Customer Service and Visitor Information & Signage.

 

Julian Thick, Chief Executive of Newbury Racecourse: “It’s fantastic to be recognised in this year’s Excellence Accolades. Customer experience is paramount for us and I am particularly proud of all the team who have been presented with a number of challenges while we go through our redevelopment and it is pleasing to see they have been rewarded with an award in Staff Customer Service for the third year running.”

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