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Noel Fehily to finish his riding career at Newbury Racecourse - for many years his 'local track'

18-03-2019 Emma Blackburn

Noel Fehily, who announced he would retire from the saddle after riding his seventh Cheltenham Festival winner last week, will end his illustrious career at Newbury on Saturday (March 23).

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Local New Zealand eventers honoured

18-03-2019

Three of New Zealand’s top riders who are based near Marlborough were among those honoured at the inauguration of Equestrian Sports New Zealand's Hall of Fame

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Eventing supporters see how the Prices are set for their 2019 challenges

13-03-2019

Like racing trainers, as their season gets underway, Britain's eventers are looking obsessively at weather forecasts.  It is vital for them to get competitions in before the major events - Badminton (May 1-5) comes up pretty quickly.

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New eventing season opens with a victory for local rider Chelsea Pearce

08-03-2019

The British eventing season opened in earnest last Saturday (March 2) at Moreton in Dorset.

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CHELTENHAM PREVIEW: How do I get to Ogbourne Maizey? Where? Bonita Racing Stables? Oh, just ask for Paisley…

04-03-2019

The Emma Lavelle Racing stables - aka Bonita Racing Stables and currently Ogbourne Maizey's main attraction - have had dozens of visitors over the past few weeks.

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Newbury's Greatwood Raceday: San Benedeto gets Nicholls his number nine dream

03-03-2019 A Correspondent

The Grade 3 William Hill Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup is becoming a Paul Nicholls benefit after the ten-time champion jumps trainer extended his domination of the feature Newbury chase to nine victories with San Benedetoon Saturday (March 2).

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Newbury Races: Emitom could be a name to remember after his fifth win in a row

01-03-2019 A Correspondent

The rain held off, but the clouds turned it quite dark by fifth race.   The going - after the previous day's rain and some watering - was Good to Soft for Newbury Racecourse's Mencap Raceday (March 1) - and with another Emitom win, a new star may well have shown...

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Barbury Racecourse: rescheduled Vine & Craven meeting springs some surprises

26-02-2019 Jake Exelby

Barbury basked in unseasonal sunshine on Saturday (February 23) for the rescheduled Vine & Craven Point-to-Point's eight races.

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Newbury Racecourse: can Paul Nicholls clinch a ninth Greatwood Gold Cup victory?

26-02-2019 A Correspondent

Paul Nicholls has three potential candidates for the William Hill Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) in which the ten times champion jumps trainer could claim his ninth victory at Newbury on Saturday, 2 March 2019.

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EVENTING PROFILE: as the new season approaches, New Zealander Jesse Campbell makes a new start - with his fiancée

16-02-2019

Spring brings the start of the new eventing season in Europe - and it's bringing an exciting and fresh start for New Zealand eventer Jesse Campbell.

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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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