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Promise of a great day's racing at Newbury to keep the cold at bay

26-11-2021

Race goers will be dusting off their best tweeds for a chilly day at Newbury on Saturday for one of the hottest tickets of the year.   It’s the Ladbrokes Trophy day (formerly Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup) - one of the most popular in the Newbury racing calendar.

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Keyflow - Putting Science back into a practical horse diet

06-11-2021

More chaff? More mash? What kind? How much? When? Questions about what constitutes an ideal and practical diet for horses consume and confuse many owners.

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Trainer Jonjo ONeil is hoping that Cloth Cap can bag another victory in the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on November…

27-10-2021

Cloth Cap is on target to attempt to claim back-to-back victories after he headed a list of 42 entries for the historic prize. His trainer Jonjo O’Neill said, “We would love to pull it off again,” and deliver a poignant success for the family of the late Trevor Hemmings, the Ladbrokes Trophy’s...

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Newbury Racecourse to support racing staff week at Virgin Bet Flat Finale

15-10-2021

Racing and stud staff are being invited for a day out at Newbury Racecourse next Saturday (23rd). The move is in support of Racing Welfare’s Racing Staff Week.

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We visit Neil King's Barbury yard and meet up with new Assistant Trainer, Hetta Stevens

15-09-2021

  Hetta Stevens is the new assistant trainer with Neil King at Barbury. The Wroughton trainer is also aiming to build on success with jockey Bryony Frost over the Winter. Bryony showed up at Neil’s Ridgeway Racing yard at Upper Hersdwick Farm on the Marlborough Downs on Sunday.

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Charity pilot to introduce former racehorse Ouzbeck to Marlborough Care Home Residents

13-09-2021

Racing charities Greatwood and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) are working with the Racing Together team to deliver a pilot programme at OSJCT Coombe End Court care home in Marlborough.  Greatwood - based on the outskirts of Marlborough- was the first charity to use former racehorses to educate children, young people...

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Wiltshire Show is open for entries in all classes

29-08-2021

Back by popular demand for a second event this year Due to popular demand, the organisers of The Wiltshire Show have agreed to hold a second show this year during the weekend of 25 and 26 September.

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Tack shop turns from hobby to business success

29-08-2021

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

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

09-07-2021

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...

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

25-11-2020 Emma Blackburn

Sam 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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Barbury Horse Trials open the much curtailed eventing season - without the crowds

Not the normal Barbury Horse Trials - no trade stands, no spectators, only officials' cars - but good competition & great weather Not the normal Barbury Horse Trials - no trade stands, no spectators, only officials' cars - but good competition & great weather It was a very different looking Barbury Castle Estate venue for the very belated opening of the eventing season after the Covid-19 lockdown.  This was a 'behind close doors' programme shortened to two days - Saturday & Sunday 11 & 12 July - and held in wonderful sunny weather.

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Brian Meehan Racing Club's two-year-old Tanfantic wins his first race

Training on the Manton all weather gallop with Martin Dwyer aboard (29 February 2020)Training on the Manton all weather gallop with Martin Dwyer aboard (29 February 2020)Back at the beginning of March, before the equestrian world found itself behind closed doors, then in lockdown and now once again behind closed doors, we reported on a locally trained hope for the new Flat season.  Hopes were high for a new recruit to Brian Meehan's Manton yard.

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COVID-19 RESPONSE: Newbury Racecourse adds kitchens, staff & more to meet meals on wheels demand for vulnerable elderly in West Berkshire

L-R: Chris Boulton (Greenham Trust), Richard Smith (Newbury Racecourse), James Wilcox (Age Concern), Michael Spence (Swift Couriers), Angela Dudley (Fair Close Centre), Mike Payne (Newbury Racecourse chef)L-R: Chris Boulton (Greenham Trust), Richard Smith (Newbury Racecourse), James Wilcox (Age Concern), Michael Spence (Swift Couriers), Angela Dudley (Fair Close Centre), Mike Payne (Newbury Racecourse chef)Just because there is no racing, Newbury Racecourse have not stopped helping their neighbours.  They have launched a partnership with Age Concern Newbury & District and Swift Couriers to feed the most vulnerable elderly in West Berkshire during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

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Patagonian adventure: Clare King comes second in the first Gaucho Derby

Clare King: "Not exactly the ideal bit position, but that was a deep river with a big current & we were hanging! (Photo copyright Richard Dunwoody)Clare King: "Not exactly the ideal bit position, but that was a deep river with a big current & we were hanging! (Photo copyright Richard Dunwoody)Clare King is now home at Barbury Castle from her adventurous ride in Patagonia - back to husband jumps trainer Neil King and their two children.  And back to the rigours of the coronavirus - the effects of which she had not heard about while in deepest Patagonia - and the shut down of horse racing across the UK.

 

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