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Marlborough's Jonelle Price takes Luhmühlen title

18-06-2018

    Following her recent success at Badminton Marlborough's Jonelle Price followed up with another CC14 win this time in Germany at Luhmühlen Horse Trials.   Eventing NZ tweeted their congratulations to Jonelle, a key member of their team who has only just returned to competitive action following the birth of son Otis last...

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Newbury Racecourse introduces the new £100,000 JLT Cup

11-06-2018 A Correspondent

Newbury Racecourse has announced the introduction of a new £100,000 stayers' handicap sponsored by JLT - and named the JLT Cup.

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Eventing: Chelsea Pearce leads all the way - as Brits lead the world

05-06-2018

Local eventer Chelsea Pearce has scored a major victory at the Brand Hall International Horse Trials (June 1-2) near Market Drayton. 

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Andrew Nicholson honoured in New Zealand's Queen's Birthday Honours

04-06-2018

Andrew Nicholson has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to equestrian sport in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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2015 World Hurdle winner Cole Harden retires to Greatwood

23-05-2018

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

21-05-2018

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

20-05-2018

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"

15-05-2018

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

08-05-2018

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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Pete's retired - again - but he still takes the top prize

L to R: Clare Balding (RoR Patron), Rebecca Court (rider), Justine Armstrong-Small (who retrained Pete), Mrs Anne Leftley (owner) with Andrew Merriam (Chairman of Jockey Club Estates) presenting the award. (Photo from RoR website by Dan Abraham - focusonracing.com)L to R: Clare Balding (RoR Patron), Rebecca Court (rider), Justine Armstrong-Small (who retrained Pete), Mrs Anne Leftley (owner) with Andrew Merriam (Chairman of Jockey Club Estates) presenting the award. (Photo from RoR website by Dan Abraham - focusonracing.com)Former successful racehorse, Beware Chalk Pit - known to most as Pit or Pete and to some as Perfect Pete - has won the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) 2017 Horse of the Year award at a presentation ceremony at the Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket.   There to accept the award was the 13 year-old gelding's owner, Marlborough resident Mrs Anne Leftley. 

 

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End of 2017 thriller: Poetic Rhythm's narrow Challow Hurdle win at Newbury - great day for Fergal - mixed fortunes for Nicky  

Poetic Rhythm (rt) at the last with Mulcahys Hill (Photo: Newbury Racecourse)Poetic Rhythm (rt) at the last with Mulcahys Hill (Photo: Newbury Racecourse)

Newbury's final fixture of 2017 (December 30) took place before a healthy crowd of almost 9,000.  The course had had 7.9mm of rain in the previous 24-hours.  The going was heavy - and obviously testing for many of the day's runners.  For the spectators it was warm if windy.

 

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Newbury Racecourse's first Ladbrokes Winter Carnival: Irish raider Total Recall lands Ladbrokes Trophy - delighting Willie Mullins & Irish visitors 

Total Recall on the way to winning the Ladbrokes Trophy (Photo: Newbury Racecourse)Total Recall on the way to winning the Ladbrokes Trophy (Photo: Newbury Racecourse)The Ladbrokes Trophy - previously known famously as the Hennessy Gold Cup - on day two of Newbury Racecourse's first Ladbrokes Winter Carnival, is the second richest handicap chase run in Britain - with £250,000 in prize money.  It was won on Saturday (December 2) by Irish challenger and 9/2 favourite Total Recall.

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A Small Grant Means the Going’s Good at Greatwood!

Marlborough Town Mayor Cllr Mervyn Hall handing over a cheque for £427 to Jane Muir-Brooks of Greatwood, with supervision from LouisMarlborough Town Mayor Cllr Mervyn Hall handing over a cheque for £427 to Jane Muir-Brooks of Greatwood, with supervision from Louis 

Based just outside Marlborough Greatwood is a charity that takes in retired racehorses and combines their rehabilitation with educational programmes for disadvantaged children and adults with special educational needs (SEN).


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