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Barbury International 2019 - final day: the 'King of Barbury' regains his crown

07-07-2019 Hilary Manners

CCI4*-S:  The 'King of Barbury', Andrew Nicholson (NZL), has regained his crown (July 7) – making it the fifth time he has won at this level at Barbury, but the first time riding Paul and Diana Ridgeon's Swallow Springs.

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Barbury International Day Three: Andrew Nicholson wins again - on As Is

07-07-2019 Hilary Manners

CCI3*-S section A:  Piggy French (GBR) rode Alison Swinburn, John and Chloe Perry's Brookfield Quality (pictured above) to a win in 3* section A, the partnership's fourth win of the season.

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Barbury International Day Two: local New Zealanders on song - but O'Connor takes the Open Novice class

06-07-2019 Hilary Manners

Austin O'Connor (IRL) won today's Open Novice section riding Calvin II. Austin took over the ride on the nine-year-old at the end of April this year, and already had a win and a runner up spot on their joint card before today.

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Day one of the 2019 Barbury International Horse Trials: the emphasis was on young event horse classes

05-07-2019 Hilary Manners

On Thursday (July 4) the focus at the 2019 Barbury International Horse Trials was very much on potential future stars of the sport - in the form of the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse entrants.

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Salisbury's Bibury Cup goes to Desert Icon - by a neck

29-06-2019 Harriet Hodgkinson

A day eagerly anticipated by many in the Salisbury calendar is Bibury Cup Day – a race that has been run at the Netherhampton track since 1899.  

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Jonelle and Tim Price top the field at Event Rider Masters third leg competition in Belgium

24-06-2019 A Correspondent

It was Tim Price's first win in an Event Rider Masters (ERM) competition - and his wife Jonelle took second place.  A great day at the office for the New Zealand couple who live in Marlborough.  

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Barbury International Horse Trials: preparations well under way & "the grass is looking amazing"


Up on the Marlborough Downs, preparations for the Barbury International Horse Trials (July 4-7) are on schedule at the Barbury Castle Estate.   The temporary stabling for up to a thousand horses are built and the main marquee is up.  

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Father's Day racing at Salisbury sees Daddy's Daughter make her turf debut on just the right day

19-06-2019 Harriet Hodgkinson

Salisbury racecourse hosted their Family Father’s Day race meeting, with a crowd of 5,000 including children (June 16) and Daddy’s Daughter was undoubtedly the most appropriately named winner of the day.

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Tim Price & Ascona keep Luhmuhlen's top honours in the family

17-06-2019 A Correspondent

New Zealand's Tim Price - recently named world's No. 1 eventer - has added another top trophy to the cabinet - this time taking out the Longines CCI5*-L at the Luhmuhlen Horse Trials in Germany (June 16).

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Newbury Races: She's in a class of her own - Antonia De Vega lands Johnnie Lewis Memorial race by four…

14-06-2019 Emma Blackburn

Antonia De Vegamay have earned the chance to emulate Sea Of Class in the Irish Oaks after coming from last to first to run out a clear cut winner of Newbury’s feature race (June 13), the Listed Johnnie Lewis Memorial British EBF Stakes.

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Local success in 2018-2019 jump season

Once again the 2018-2019 jump racing season was a tussle between the big two - Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls and former Champion Trainer Nicky Henderson with Dan Skelton snapping at their heels.

The Championship rankings for 2018-2019 show it was an excellent season for local trainers.  Barbury Castle’s dual-purpose trainer Alan King took eighth place in the rankings - and coincidentally his mainstay jockey Wayne Hutchinson was at eighth place in the jockeys' table.


Emma Lavelle who trains at Ogbourne Maizey was delighted to be in sixteenth position - partly due to the amazing successes of Paisley Park.


Neil King, who trains at Burderop on the other side of the downs from Alan King, came in at 32nd place.  He has a smaller yard than the other two local jump trainers, and has had a record year as regards winners (40) and prize money.


The Championship table is based on total prize money - winners and placed horses.  So although Nicholls won with £3,307,573 with 135 winners, Henderson’s £2,908,481 came with 141 winners.


And Nicholls’ former assistant trainer, Dan Skelton’s £2,301,456 came with 205 winners from an astonishing 988 runners.  Though it is the races with major prize money that count most, the 2019-2020 season that has just started may become a three trainer race.

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