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Newbury Racecourse: attendance up for both Ladbrokes Winter Carnival days

04-12-2019

For many the quality of the racing over Newbury Racecourse's two-day Ladbrokes Winter Carnival will last long in the memory - and the crowds to see it were bigger than ever.

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Newbury's Ladbrokes Trophy: De Rasher Counter brings home the bacon on memorable weekend for local trainer Emma Lavelle

01-12-2019 Emma Blackburn

Emma Lavelle - who trains at Ogbourne Maizey - enjoyed the most memorable weekend of her 20 year training career when De Rasher Counter captured the £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on Saturday (November 30), the day after her stable star Paisley Park made a winning return to action at...

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Ladbrokes Winter Festival at Newbury: Paisley Park returns in triumph - defeating Thistlecrack in Friday feature race

29-11-2019 Emma Blackburn

A huge weight of expectation was lifted off the shoulders of Ogbourne Maizey trainer Emma Lavelle after the champion staying hurdler Paisley Park made a winning return to action in the £50,000 Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury on Friday (November 29).

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Newbury Races: Full house as Elegant Escape heads maximum field of 24 for £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy

28-11-2019 Emma Blackburn

The biggest field for 17 years will contest the £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy after a maximum field of 24 was declared for the historic jumps race which will be run at Newbury on Saturday (November 30).

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St John’s Academy equestrian squad goes from strength to strength

27-11-2019 Sue Round

St John’s Academy equestrian squad has grown from just eight student members three years ago to thirty very active members who have achieved some considerable success in both area and national competitions.

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Ladbrokes Trophy hope De Rasher Counter is a real local interest - both bred and trained very near Marlborough

26-11-2019

Of real local interest in Saturday's (November 30) running of the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury Racecourse, is seven year-old gelding De Rasher Counter.  He is trained by Emma Lavelle at the Bonita Racing Yard in Ogbourne Maizey and owned by a partnership that includes Andrew Gemmell - owner of Paisley...

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A dead cert Christmas book: Anne Holland celebrates The Grand National

24-11-2019

Here's an ideal Christmas present for anyone interested in horses and racing: The Grand National - a Celebration of the World's Most Famous Horse Race by Anne Holland.

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Sir Mark Todd honoured in Auckland

21-11-2019 A Correspondent

From New Zealand news of a very special evening at the Equitana event in Auckland to honour the long and illustrious career of Sir Mark Todd who retired in July.

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Newbury's morning gallops ahead of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival sees AP back in the saddle - on the favourite

19-11-2019

AP McCoy was back in the saddle at Newbury Racecourse (Tuesday, November 19) to give Ok Corral - the current favourite for the Ladbrokes Trophy - a turn over Newbury's grass as part the racecourse's gallops morning ahead of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival (29 & 30 November).

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NEWBURY RACECOURSE: OUR LADBROKES TROPHY DAY COMPETITION - the five winners are...

16-11-2019

A larger than expected number people entered our marlborough.news and marlboroughequestrian.news competition for five FREE pairs of tickets for the Ladbrokes Trophy day of Newbury Racecourse's Ladbrokes Winter Carnival.  We now have five worthy winners drawn from a very large hat.

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Sir Mark Todd honoured in Auckland

From New Zealand news of a very special evening at the Equitana event in Auckland to honour the long and illustrious career of Sir Mark Todd who retired in July.

A stalwart of New Zealand’s eventing team at international competitions - most notably at the Olympics - Todd who is based at Badgerstown north-east of Baydon, is turning his skills in horsemanship to training racehorses.

 Sir Mark & Lady Todd centre - with Blyth Tait (right) & MC Stuart McCleod Sir Mark & Lady Todd centre - with Blyth Tait (right) & MC Stuart McCleod

Sir Mark Todd told the crowd in Auckland that he was humbled and appreciative of the many who had travelled from far and wide to celebrate his tremendous eventing career at EQUITANA Auckland’s A Night to Remember.

 

“It was just wonderful to see everyone,” said Sir Mark who was joined on stage by former team mates, horse owners and others who had played an important part in a career that had spanned four decades. “It is very humbling to have everyone say such nice things.” 


Those who couldn’t make it sent videos, including top British riders Mary King and William Fox-Pitt as well as Marlborough’s top New Zealand eventers Tim and Jonelle Price and others.

 

Joining him on the stage were former team mates Blyth Tait, Tinks Pottinger, Jock Paget, Clarke Johnstone and others.

 

Helen Gilbert, who groomed back to back Olympic gold medal winning Charisma for six years, travelled all the way from the UK for the special evening – much to Sir Mark’s delight.  “It was very special,” said Helen. “Charisma was my baby – he was just the most incredible little horse.”

 

[Photo by Libby Law Photography]

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