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Newbury Racecourse's Flat season ends on a military note - and marks two centenaries

17-10-2018 A Correspondent

Worthington’s Armed Forces Raceday returns on Saturday 27 October 2018 at Newbury Racecourse. In keeping with the 100-year anniversary of the end of the first World War and 100 years of the RAF, the day will be filled with military activity and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

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New Jumps season: preparations and prospects for Emma Lavelle Racing

01-10-2018

October the first...the start of the Jumps season is well in sight...and preparations have been underway for several months at the Marlborough area's training yards.

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Eventing profile: after a year in the Marlborough area & a good season, Georgie Strang looks to next…

28-09-2018

It has been a year of change for eventer Georgie Strang - her first year in the Marlborough area.  And it's been a good year for her: "I'm really pleased with our progress - it's been educational for myself and the horses.  My younger horses have stepped up and I...

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Salisbury Racecourse: a review of the season as its final meeting approaches

24-09-2018

The 2018 season at Salisbury Racecourse, which runs solely on the Flat, comes to a close on October 3 with the £20,000 Weatherbys Handicap Stakes and a selection of races for two-year olds.

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Newbury Racecourse sees Ed Barrett’s truly remarkable walk for charity, lots of rain and good racing

23-09-2018

Why do we go to the races? For the sport?  To have a flutter - and keep the bookies in profit?  To be with chums?  To watch extraordinary horses?

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Newbury racing: Ian Balding remembers Mill Reef - fifty years after the great horse's birth  

18-09-2018 A Correspondent

Ian Balding has been paying tribute to the best horse he ever trained as he recalls the life and career of the great Mill Reef, one of the most popular racehorses of all time, who was born 50 years ago this year.

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Eventing: Great Britain team's two gold medals at World Equestrian Games

17-09-2018

Great Britain's eventers won the team gold medal at the eighth World Equestrian Games at Tryon, North Carolina - and Ros Canter on Allstar B took the individual gold.

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Chafer grubs: Salisbury Racecourse forced to abandon racing

11-09-2018

Salisbury Racecourse's 'Twilight' meeting today (Tuesday, September 11) has been abandoned.  The decision was made on safety ground.

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Neil King's Milansbar to target the Grand National again

10-09-2018

More than 200 visitors and owners went to Neil King's Ridgeway Racing yard near Barbury Castle for his annual open day - looking ahead to the coming jumps season, his fifth at Upper Herdswick farm.

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Eventing: Team Price's year crowned with Tim's fine Burghley win - next up for the 'golden couple' the World Games…

03-09-2018

"What a super year" said Tim Price after his victory in the land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on Ringwood Skyboy.

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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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