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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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Tack shop turns from hobby to business success

Wootton Bassett’s Hat 2 Hoof in line for top award

Owner Terri Hemmings in Hat 2 Hoof, Broad Hinton's Equestrian MeccaOwner Terri Hemmings in Hat 2 Hoof, Broad Hinton's Equestrian Mecca

Hat 2 Hoof has rapidly turned into a horse and pony rider’s Mecca in Wiltshire.

Now, four and a half years after opening in the Old Post Office in Broad Hinton, the store, and its owner Terri Hemmings have been nominated for a top award – to her complete surprise.

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Major Equine Clinic Application for Poulton Hill presented to Town Council Planning Committee

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The Application for development of the Equine Clinic at Poulton Mill was discussed on Monday evening at the Town Council’s Planning Committee meeting. Planning reference: PL/2021/04663

Dr Andre Buthe, owner of the site and applicant along with his wife Dr Christna Ober, was present at the meeting to present the proposals and answer questions from Councillors of the committee and also members of the public present.

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Newbury Racecourse: 2020 renewal of the Ladbrokes Trophy looks a wide open race

A total of 19 horses have held their ground for the 2020 Ladbrokes Trophy (Saturday, 28 November) following the five-day confirmation stage, with David Bridgwater’s The Conditional and Scottish raider, Aye Right currently joint favourite with the sponsors at 7/1, for what is shaping up to be another highly competitive renewal of the famous handicap. 

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Newbury Races: Sam Spinner renews rivalry with Paisley Park in Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle

2019 Victory: Andrew Gemmell (owner),Paisley Park, Laura Scrivener, Aidan Coleman2019 Victory: Andrew Gemmell (owner),Paisley Park, Laura Scrivener, Aidan ColemanSam Spinner, runner-up to Paisley Park in last year’s Stayers’ Hurdle, returns to hurdles for only the second time since the 2019 Cheltenham Festival for a renewal of the Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle that features the last two winners of this three mile crown.

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Newbury: Ladbrokes gallops morning to be broadcast live on Racing TV - free to air

2019 Ladbrokes gallop: Paisley Park (Barry Fenton - blue cap) & De Rasher Counter (Adam Wedge) lead the way up Newbury's straight2019 Ladbrokes gallop: Paisley Park (Barry Fenton - blue cap) & De Rasher Counter (Adam Wedge) lead the way up Newbury's straightThe countdown to the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival starts on Tuesday, 17 November at Newbury Racecourse as the official Gallops morning takes place with key contenders ahead of the Grade 3 Ladbrokes Trophy - which will be run on Saturday, 28 November 2020.

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After eventing's COVID hit season, there's finally a 5* star contest - in France

Tim Price competing on Wesko at Pau's CCI5*-L last year (Photo courtesy Libby Law Photography/ESNZ)Tim Price competing on Wesko at Pau's CCI5*-L last year (Photo courtesy Libby Law Photography/ESNZ)The coronavirus pandemic has hit the international sport of eventing hard.  But there’s plenty of excitement surrounding the first - and only - CCI5* competition of the year at Les Etoiles de Pau in France this week and Marlborough-based New Zealanders Jonelle and Tim Price are in a strong position to bring home prizes.

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