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Stable worker at Aldbourne stud is finallist for the Godolphin Newcomer award

15-02-2018

People like Josephine Saunders, who works at the Hillwood Stud in Aldbourne, are the backbone of the racing and bloodstock industries - the six thousand or so women and men who look after the horses at training yards and stud farms throughout the British Isles.

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Luke Harvey talks about riding, owning & training point-to-point horses - his love for the sport & its future

14-02-2018 Jake Exelby

Where do I start with Luke Harvey - the man who tweets as @LeglockLuke? Jockey, trainer, TV personality, comedian, bon viveur - all that and he's probably the best-known owner of point-to-pointers in Britain.  Luke lives at Kingston Lisle - just over the downs from Baydon.

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Emma Lavelle's young horses take centre stage as the jump season winds up the excitement

13-02-2018

You would be forgiven, as you passed a string of racehorses in Ogbourne Maizey on its way to the gallops, for thinking that a polo pony had come along for, as it were, the ride.  That would almost certainly be Dissavril - a striking five year-old grey mare who is...

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

12-02-2018

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...

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Rescheduled date for Vine & Craven point-to-point at Barbury Racecourse

12-02-2018

The Vine & Craven point-to-point meeting at Barbury Racecourse, originally due to take place last Sunday (February 11), has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 24.

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Famous five storm Newbury's Betfair Hurdle - champion trainer Nicky Henderson's bid for sixth win - then there's Altior

06-02-2018

Nicky Henderson has trained five winners of Britain's most valuable hurdle race - Newbury Racecourse's Betfair Hurdle.  On Saturday (February 10) he's sending a team of five horses into the race in his bid for a sixth victory.

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Barbury International Horse Trials stays firmly on the Event Rider Masters' 2018 calendar

02-02-2018

With the new eventing season just a few weeks away, the Event Rider Masters Series (ERM) has announced its 2018 calendar of six legs, which builds on last year's international expansion into mainland Europe by including a new leg in Belgium.

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

01-02-2018

Arriving 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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Eventing: Event Rider Masters looking for three consultants for 2018 season

25-01-2018

Event Rider Masters who run the Barbury International Horse Trials and have brought new their competition to eventing in Britain and in Europe, are looking for applicants for three consultants for the 2018 season.

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Newbury Racecourse: 41 still going for the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle on Betfair Super Saturday

25-01-2018

A total of 41 horses remain on course for the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, following the January 23 scratchings deadline.  It is Britain's richest handicap hurdle and it's run at Newbury Racecourse on February 10 as part of Betfair Super Saturday.

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Second retirement for former racehorse Beware Chalk Pit - and a celebratory final show ring victory

Farewell Horse of the Year Show victory for Beware Chalk Pit & Rebecca Court (Photo courtesy 1st Class Images/HOYS)Farewell Horse of the Year Show victory for Beware Chalk Pit & Rebecca Court (Photo courtesy 1st Class Images/HOYS)The retired racehorse Beware Chalk Pit, who was in training with East Kennett trainer Jonathan Geake from 2009 to 2015, was judged SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Champion at the Horse of the Year Show (4 October) - a crowning achievement to mark his second retirement.

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After a Hannon treble, James Garfield's star turn at Newbury was a real bonus for his newlywed trainer  

What a laugh! Frankie Dettori in fine form after his Newbury victory with James GarfieldWhat a laugh! Frankie Dettori in fine form after his Newbury victory with James GarfieldJames Garfield - with Frankie Dettori aboard - provided trainer George Scott with a perfect belated wedding surprise when breaking the juvenile course record in the £75,000 Group 2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes - the highlight of day two of the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend at Newbury (September 23.)

Newmarket-based Scott was recording a breakthrough first Group success just seven days after marrying Polly, daughter of James Garfield's co-owner Bill Gredley.

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Newbury's Dubai Duty Free International Weekend to see a rivalry renewed

Harry Angel storms to victory in the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Photo: Newbury Racecourse)Harry Angel storms to victory in the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Photo: Newbury Racecourse)Newbury Racecourse has four more days of flat racing ahead - and the highlight could well be the renewed rivalry between Cardsharp and US Navy Flag in the £75,000 Group Two Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes on the second day of the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend (Saturday, September 23.)

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