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A larger than expected number people entered our and 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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Emma Lavelle Racing: picking up speed for the new jump season - & a visit from the neighbours

12-11-2019 Sarah Martin

It had been a particularly busy week, with runners at Huntingdon, Kempton, Exeter, Chepstow and Newbury, but that didn’t stop local racehorse trainer, Emma Lavelle opening her doors on Friday morning to residents from the three nearby Ogbourne villages for the annual locals’ yard visit.

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Champ extends unbeaten record at Newbury with impressive first win over fences

08-11-2019 Emma Blackburn

With a name like Champ there is a lot to live up to, but the jumper named after Sir AP McCoy demonstrated he could go right to the top over fences with an impressive chasing debut at Newbury on Thursday (7 November 2019).  He remains unbeaten at the course.

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Hannon's three international raiders go unplaced


Marlborough trainer Richard Hannon had said that the four-year-old colt Raymond Tusk " the ideal type of horse to run (and hopefully win) a Melbourne Cup as he's still reltively lightly raced."  

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Paisley Park to gallop before racing at Newbury on Thursday

05-11-2019 Emma Blackburn

Paisley Park, the champion staying hurdler, will gallop before the racing at Newbury on Thursday (November 7) as part of his preparation for a planned return to action at the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival on Friday 29 and Saturday, 30 November.  

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Jump racing comes back to Newbury - & local trainers are eager for the 'OFF'

04-11-2019 Emma Blackburn

Lambourn trainers Nicky Henderson, Oliver Sherwood and Warren Greatrex are looking forward to the return of jumps racing at Newbury, which stages its first winter fixture of the 2019-20 campaign on Thursday (November 7).  

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Home and away: Richard Hannon looks for big winners in Australia and the USA


Marlborough trainer Richard Hannon was recently named the most successful trainer during Newbury's Flat season.  Now he is sending two of his star horses abroad in search of international glory - and big prize money.  

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Ladbrokes Trophy: showtime for 69-strong syndicate hoping to see Cabaret Queen crowned for a day

30-10-2019 Emma Blackburn

A poet, a postman and a professional golfer are among the 69 owners of the Willie Mullins trained Cabaret Queen, who are dreaming of winning one of the most sought after prizes in jumps racing - the £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy, run at Newbury on Saturday, November 30.  

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Shock as top local jump jockey Wayne Hutchinson retires


Wayne Hutchinson, whose career was so closely linked to Barbury Castle trainer Alan King, has announced his retirement.  The news has come as a shock to the jump racing world.  

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Eventing: first CCI5* title for Tom McEwen - another ducking for Tim Price

28-10-2019 Sarah Martin

The major fixture on France’s eventing calendar, and one of just six 5* events around the globe, Les 5 Ètoiles de Pau was contested over the weekend by a world class, international field.

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They're back! Newbury's 2018 dead-heaters to face each other again in the course's last Flat card of the season

Rob Hornby and Jim Crowley sharing the 2018 trophyRob Hornby and Jim Crowley sharing the 2018 trophyYoung Rascal and Morando, who dead-heated in the Teddington RBL Poppy Appeal Stakes 12 monthsago, face each other for the first time since that meeting in a

rematch for the Group 3 prize atNewbury on Saturday (October 26) - the race once known as the St Simon Stakes.

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Tim Price triumphs in France with seven year-old Happy Boy

Tim Price rides Happy Boy to victory in France (Photo: © Libby Law Photography - courtesy ESNZ/Libby Law)Tim Price rides Happy Boy to victory in France (Photo: © Libby Law Photography - courtesy ESNZ/Libby Law)Tim Price has added another top trophy to the cabinet with a win in the in the CCIYH3*-L for seven-year-olds at the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships at Mondial du Lion in France (16-20 October 2019).

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Eventing: Marlborough locals bring home the Boekelo bacon

Catherine Burrell and Duke (Photo courtesy William Carey)Catherine Burrell and Duke (Photo courtesy William Carey)This year’s International Equestrian Federation Eventing Nations Cup in the Netherlands, the 2019 series final, was particularly hotly contested, with many combinations chasing Olympic qualification and a team ticket to Tokyo 2020 up for grabs.

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Eventing: Christine Bates is flying high again on Adelaide Hill

Christine Bates & Adelaide Hill at ERM Lignières (Photo courtesy Pauline Coudret)Christine Bates & Adelaide Hill at ERM Lignières (Photo courtesy Pauline Coudret)In her native Australia, Christine Bates is known to many as the Comeback Kid, having encountered a series of devastating setbacks and, each time, returned to the very top of her sport with the beautiful, but quirky Adelaide Hill - Spooks to his friends.

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