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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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Local trainers - and Frankie - make waves at Newbury Racecourse's first weekend of the Flat season

22-04-2018 A Correspondent

The Friday of Newbury Racecourse's first Flat meeting of the season - the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend - saw sunshine and good racing, the Saturday (April 21) saw a little less less sunshine but some great racing.

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Local eventer Flora Harris is well prepared for a third Badminton completion

18-04-2018 Janet Perrins

This may be Marlborough based Flora Harris’ attempt for a third completion at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in a few weeks, but she is definitely not looking to the proverb, ‘third time’ lucky’, to see her through.

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Salisbury Racecourse has a rich history - and a record-breaking season ahead

16-04-2018 Owen Alsop

Racing is believed to have taken place on ‘the race plain’ from as early as the sixteenth century and Salisbury's Racecourse's ‘City Bowl’, dating back to 1654, is thought to be Britain's oldest named race - it is currently sponsored by Betfred.  

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Perrine, the RDA Carriage Driving Pony is saved thanks to petition

13-04-2018

Marlboroughequestrian.news has learned that Perrine, the the RDA Carriage Driving Pony who's life was under threat following an accident will now be retired rather than put down.   The Trustees of Kennet Valley Driving Group relented after the petition was signed by over 3,500 people and the chairman Gillian Fallon received countless emails from people...

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Barbury Racecourse: Tedworth Point-to-Point draws a large - if rather wet - crowd to watch some great racing

10-04-2018 Russell Smith

Lotus Pond once more repaid his connections' faith with a convincing victory in the JM Finn & Co Mixed Open for the Tedworth Gold Cup at the Tedworth Hunt meeting at Barbury Racecourse, last Sunday (April 8).  Watching in the cold and misty rain was a really large crowd of...

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Locally trained entry confirmed for the Grand National: Milansbar will run with Bryony Frost aboard

09-04-2018

With the announcement this afternoon of the five-day confirmations for Saturday's Randox Health Grand National, it is confirmed that Milansbar - trained by Neil King on the west side of Barbury Castle - will run.  He will be ridden by Bryony Frost - who rode him to a most famous...

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Off to a flying start: Martyn Meade's Chilean is his first runner and first winner out of Manton

09-04-2018

The Manton Estate's new owner Martyn Meade plans to return it to its former position as one of the country's best racehorse training centres - and just a fortnight after his move from Newmarket, he sent out Chilean to win at Longchamp (April 8).

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Tedworth Point-to-Point - but first tomorrow's jockeys take their turn

09-04-2018

The prologue to the Tedworth Point-to-Point at Barbury Racecourse (April 8) took the form of two pretty fast and furious pony races. These were sponsored by the Marlborough company Keyflow Feeds.  

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St James's Place Barbury discount ticket offer ends very soon

05-04-2018

The St James's Place Barbury International Horse Trials in July have initiated a discount ticket scheme - but hurry, hurry it ends at midnight on Sunday, April 8.

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Kalashnikov wins the Betfair Hurdle on Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury Racecourse - and Barbury Castle's Valdez is back

Altior - nearest the camera - jumps beside Valdez (Newbury Racecourse photo)Altior - nearest the camera - jumps beside Valdez (Newbury Racecourse photo)Despite some atrocious weather, there was a large crowd at Newbury Racecourse for Betfair Super Saturday (February 10).  They saw a great performance from the novice Kalashnikov to land the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, Britain's richest handicap hurdle - they saw Altior cruise to victory - and they saw return of locally trained veteran Valdez.

 

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She's the official - and ace - photographer for Newbury Racecourse - known generally as 'Smiler'

Francesca Altoft - on a pretty chilly day at Newbury RacecourseFrancesca Altoft - on a pretty chilly day at Newbury RacecourseArriving at a race meeting last Saturday, braving some torrential rain and clouds hovering low on the nearby hills, a young photographer tweeted: "I've been coming here since 2011 and working here since 2014 and I still have to pinch myself every time I arrive...#LuckyGirl."

 

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Second Barbury International point-to-point attracts entries from two Irish trainers to run in some more than Irish weather

Even during the first race the rain & mist dominated proceedingsEven during the first race the rain & mist dominated proceedingsThe weather for the second running of the Barbury International Racing Club point-to-point (January 20) was, an official told marlboroughequestrian.news, 'foul'.  Grey tending to twilight with a drizzle that only gave up occasionally and cloud or mist that at times came so low that it hid the far side of the course.

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