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Bad news for Barbury - Point-To-Points to cease

22-06-2022

Point to point races are to cease at Barbury. The estate owners blame inflationary pressures:  “We are saddened to announce on behalf the Barbury Castle Estate that a difficult decision has been taken to cease Point-to-Point racing at the estate this season and into the foreseeable future,”  said a Barbury Castle Estate...

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Ladies Day at Newbury Races this weekend (14th) - and the first female commentator ever to call a race will…

10-05-2022

Dani Jackson is to commentate on the very first race of the day, a charity race in celebration Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee to raise funds for the Injured Jockeys Fund.   Racegoers will also have the chance to hear from some leading sporting figures before the live action starts with their Panel...

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Jane Holderness-Roddam talks to Niki Hinman

07-05-2022

As the dressage phase finished at Badminton,  two time Badminton and one time Burghley winner Jane Holderness-Roddam CBE spoke to Niki Hinman about the ‘bette noir’ that is dressage, the value of smiling down the centre line, and reflects on the change in cross country courses since her day.   West Kington based...

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Ice cream, truck driving - and British Team ambitions

04-05-2022

David Doel is going to his first Badminton with a plan.   He wants to make the British team. His CV says it all, and this charmingly modest, mild-mannered farmer’s son sees Badminton as the next logical step in his hopes for team glory with the GB equestrian team.

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Doughnuts and Olympic dreams for Falco and Tim Price

28-04-2022

Falco is fast becoming a super star, and tipped for the Olympic team in Paris.   He’s now the number one ride of Marlborough-based New Zealand event rider Tim Price.The 13-year old pocket rocket (he’s a ‘nuggety’ 16hh) certainly has diva-like tendencies to suit the big stage.

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Easter Weekend of Family Fun at Newbury Racecourse

12-04-2022

Celebrate your Easter weekend with a trip to the races at your favourite Berkshire track, as the flat season starts with the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April and what an Easter treat for the family it will be.

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Tedworth Hunt Point to Point at Barbury - This Sunday, 10 April

05-04-2022

Tedworth Hunt Point to Point is back at Barbury this weekend. First race is the 13:15 Admission is £15 per person on the day, under 16s go free. Racing staff who produce a valid stable pass will get a discounted entrance fee, paying £10.

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Tedworth Hunt Point to Point at Barbury

05-04-2022 Russell Smith

Tedworth Hunt Point to Point is back at Barbury this weekend. Somerset trainer Sam Loxton is hoping the ground will be suitable to let Virak take his chance in the JM Finn Tedworth Gold Cup Mixed Open at the Tedworth Hunt meeting at Barbury Racecourse on Sunday.

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Andy Turnell, an ‘extraordinary trainer’ and great jump jockey dies at the age of 73

11-03-2022

Broad Hinton based trainer Andy Turnell has died age 73. Andy was the most stylish jump jockey of his generation and a key player from the golden era of 1970s hurdlers thanks to his association with Birds Nest.

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New All-Weather training tracks planned for Lambourn

31-01-2022

The Jockey Club wants to build two new, all weather horse race training tracks in Lambourn.  Top trainers have thrown their weight behind the plans.

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Funeral of James Banks

The funeral of former jump jockey James Banks will take place on Wednesday, 19 February at 1.30pm at St Mary’s Church in Marlborough.

The wake will follow at Newbury Racecourse in the Owners and Trainers Club.  Family flowers only. Donations to Mind and The Injured Jockeys Fund.

 

The family have asked that those attending wear ‘a touch of colour in celebration of James’.

 

James Banks retired as a professional jockey in February 2018.  He was found dead at his home in Naunton.  He had been working as head lad at a local stable.

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