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2015 World Hurdle winner Cole Harden retires to Greatwood

23-05-2018

This week, Greatwood Charity was delighted to welcome Cheltenham Festival winner Cole Harden to its Clench Common paddocks, after the 9-year-old gelding was retired from racing due to an injury.

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Eventer Chelsea Pearce is on a busy gap year - with a busy competition season finally underway

21-05-2018

With her A Levels behind her, eventer Chelsea Pearce, who is based near Marlborough, is making the most of her gap year.

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Newbury Racecourse's Lockinge Day: some great racing, fine sunshine, no violence - and the wedding

20-05-2018

Al Shaqab Lockinge Day (May 19) is Newbury Racecourse's most important day of the Flat season - this year it saw the royal wedding, sunshine, extra security, no violent scenes...and some remarkable racing.

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Georgie Strang joins Wiltshire's international eventing elite - moving to Sir Mark Todd's Badgerstown base

16-05-2018 A Correspondent

Georgie Strang has joined the Marlborough area’s unique stable of top eventers - joining Sir Mark Todd’s yard at Badgerstown on the edge of the Marlborough Downs.

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Can Limato win Newbury's Lockinge mile on Saturday? He’s on song & “He likes sunshine and hard ground"

15-05-2018

The skylarks were so high you could not spot them against the blue sky.  Limato was exercising on trainer Henry Candy's gallops north of Lambourn - the weather was perfect, the turf was amazing and Limato looked a picture.

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Eventing star Nereo - who with Andrew Nicholson aboard delighted the crowds so often - is retired

08-05-2018

Nereo took Andrew Nicholson to his first Badminton victory in 2017.  Now, on the last day if Badminton 2018, the eighteen year-old Lockeridge based eventing horse has been retired from top-level competitions.

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Jonelle Price wins Badminton - tremendous achievement and a great day for motherhood!

06-05-2018

New Zealand eventer Jonelle Price has won the prestigious four star 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials - 4.9 penalty points ahead of Britain's Oliver Townend.  Jonelle is the first female winner of Badminton for eleven years.    

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New Zealander Blyth Tait to design novice course at St James’s Place Barbury Horse Trials

27-04-2018 A Correspondent

Blyth Tait, one the world’s most respected event riders, will design the novice cross-country course at this year’s St James’s Place Barbury Horse Trials (5-8 July).

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Will this Vardy score as often as his namesake?

27-04-2018

  Hardly a day goes by without an offspring of the great and unbeaten racehorse Frankel does not make the news.  It could be the price fetched at auction or a dramatic win or Cracksman's prospects...Frankel is still news.   Here is a two-year-old son of Frankel out of Dance With Another, who...

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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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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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