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2015 World Hurdle winner Cole Harden retires to Greatwood


This week, Greatwood Charity was delighted to welcome Cheltenham Festival winner Cole Harden to its Clench Common paddocks, after the 9-year-old gelding was retired from racing due to an injury.

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Eventer Chelsea Pearce is on a busy gap year - with a busy competition season finally underway


With her A Levels behind her, eventer Chelsea Pearce, who is based near Marlborough, is making the most of her gap year.

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Newbury Racecourse's Lockinge Day: some great racing, fine sunshine, no violence - and the wedding


Al Shaqab Lockinge Day (May 19) is Newbury Racecourse's most important day of the Flat season - this year it saw the royal wedding, sunshine, extra security, no violent scenes...and some remarkable racing.

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Georgie Strang joins Wiltshire's international eventing elite - moving to Sir Mark Todd's Badgerstown base

16-05-2018 A Correspondent

Georgie Strang has joined the Marlborough area’s unique stable of top eventers - joining Sir Mark Todd’s yard at Badgerstown on the edge of the Marlborough Downs.

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Can Limato win Newbury's Lockinge mile on Saturday? He’s on song & “He likes sunshine and hard ground"


The skylarks were so high you could not spot them against the blue sky.  Limato was exercising on trainer Henry Candy's gallops north of Lambourn - the weather was perfect, the turf was amazing and Limato looked a picture.

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Eventing star Nereo - who with Andrew Nicholson aboard delighted the crowds so often - is retired


Nereo took Andrew Nicholson to his first Badminton victory in 2017.  Now, on the last day if Badminton 2018, the eighteen year-old Lockeridge based eventing horse has been retired from top-level competitions.

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Jonelle Price wins Badminton - tremendous achievement and a great day for motherhood!


New Zealand eventer Jonelle Price has won the prestigious four star 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials - 4.9 penalty points ahead of Britain's Oliver Townend.  Jonelle is the first female winner of Badminton for eleven years.    

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New Zealander Blyth Tait to design novice course at St James’s Place Barbury Horse Trials

27-04-2018 A Correspondent

Blyth Tait, one the world’s most respected event riders, will design the novice cross-country course at this year’s St James’s Place Barbury Horse Trials (5-8 July).

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Will this Vardy score as often as his namesake?


  Hardly a day goes by without an offspring of the great and unbeaten racehorse Frankel does not make the news.  It could be the price fetched at auction or a dramatic win or Cracksman's prospects...Frankel is still news.   Here is a two-year-old son of Frankel out of Dance With Another, who...

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Local artist's Drinking Horse sculpture gets its own winner's enclosure at Newbury Racecourse


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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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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