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Barbury Racecourse: Vine & Craven point-to-point gets a new race - the stable staff dash


Many point-to-points have run charity races and recently the Barbury International has introduced the bumper - both over flat courses.

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Lavelle finds Betfair Hurdle prize too valuable to ignore for emerging hurdler Highly Prized

16-01-2020 Emma Blackburn

Emma Lavelle is training ex-US Flat horse Highly Prized for a tilt at the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, opening up the chance for her to complete a famous double in Newbury’s two richest jumps prizes.

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Your Darling compared to the great Best Mate after winning bumper debut at Newbury

16-01-2020 Emma Blackburn

The eagerly anticipated debut of Sprinter Sacre’s full brother ended in defeat for Flinteur Sacre at Newbury on Wednesday (January 15) by a horse called Your Darling, who Henrietta Knight compared to the great Best Mate.

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More MansionBet sponsorship at Newbury Racecourse

14-01-2020 A Correspondent

For 2020 MansionBet has broadened its sponsorship at Newbury Racecourse.  This includes support of the MansionBet London Cup on Saturday 16 May, which forms part of Al Shaqab Lockinge Day.

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Trainer Hughie Morrison mulls £100,000 bonus as Not So Sleepy given Betfair Hurdle entry

08-01-2020 Emma Blackburn

Not So Sleepy, who trounced a competitive field to win the Betfair Exchange Trophy at Ascot before Christmas, could pursue the sponsor’s £100,000 bonus at Newbury next month after he was one of 56 horses engaged in the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle.

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Wilton Horse Trials announce their new title sponsor

05-01-2020 A Correspondent

The Wilton Horse Trials, which will take place in Wilton Park, near Salisbury on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 2020, has announced Wiltshire Life as the event’s new title sponsors.

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Thyme Hill favourite for Albert Bartlett after Betway Challow Hurdle win at Newbury

29-12-2019 Emma Blackburn

Thyme Hill laid claim to the mantle of Britain’s leading staying novice hurdler when he extended an unbeaten start to his career over obstacles with victory in the Grade 1 Betway Challow Hurdle at Newbury (December 28).

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Lavelle hoping to taste yet more Newbury success with Eclair Surf in the Betway Challow Hurdle

27-12-2019 Emma Blackburn

Emma Lavelle will try to end a memorable 2019 at Newbury with yet more big race glory when she bids to land the track’s final feature race of the year, the Grade 1 Betway Challow Hurdle, with Eclair Surf (Saturday, 28 December 2019).

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Hobbs hopes it’s Thyme for another Challow Hurdle success as Hill aims for Newbury’s Grade 1 race

23-12-2019 Emma Blackburn

Thyme Hill will seek to maintain an unbeaten start to his hurdling career when he steps back into Grade 1 company to contest the Betway Challow Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday (December 28) - a prize won in the past by Denman.

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POINT-TO-POINTING FEATURE: Sara Bradstock on her riding career & the sport she loves - daughter Lily tells of her…

19-12-2019 Jake Exelby

Sara Bradstock is steeped in the sports of horse racing and point-to-pointing.

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Burghley success for Pippa Funnell

Sixteen years since she won her last Burghley, Pippa Funnell is back in big time with a win on MGH Grafton Street on the horse’s debut appearance at five star.
The narrowest of margins split the top three with Badminton winner Piggy French second on her feisty mare Vanir Kamira, on 30.9; Pippa having won on 30.8. Less than one point behind in third was Oliver Townened on Ballahgmor Class on 31.3. It was a nail biting finale all three horses had one fence down.
“I wasn’t really nervous as  he is an amazing horse; to come to Burghley for your five star and win it...he is very special,” said Pippa.
Marlborough based New Zealander Tim Price, who won the competition last year, was fifth on Bango, having climbed the leader board from 11th place after dressage.
“It was a lovely round and I’m really pleased for the horse as it’s finally feeling lived everything is starting to come together for him - he’s not always been the easiest,” said Tim.
 But it was disappointing weekend for the couple with the rest of their string as Jonelle had to withdraw after the dressage with Faerie Dianimo, where she was in a competitive position in seventh place. Tim’s mount Ringwood Sky Boy was uncharacteristically eliminated during the cross country and  he retired Xavier Fare on the course.

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