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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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Greatwood Charity's Newbury events re-scheduled - amateur riders race & their raceday

Newbury's presentation podium dressed for the Greatwood Charity Raceday Newbury's presentation podium dressed for the Greatwood Charity Raceday As Newbury will be racing 'behind closed doors' this coming weekend, the charity race re-scheduled for Saturday, 21 March will NOT now take place.  The Greatwood Charity has two new Newbury Racecourse dates for your diaries - Saturday, 21 March and Saturday, 16 May.

 

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Brian Meehan launches racing club for 2020's Flat season - the horse has been chosen but not his name

Manton: Martin Dwyer takes the club horse up the all weather gallop (Photo courtesy Graham Robertson)Manton: Martin Dwyer takes the club horse up the all weather gallop (Photo courtesy Graham Robertson)Manton trainer Brian Meehan is launching a new syndicate in the form of a racing club for the new Flat season and on Saturday (February 29) members and potential members were at a special open day to see the chosen, unnamed two-year old.

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It'll be the challenge of her life: after racing in Mongolia, Clare King's tackling the Patagonian Andes for a children's cancer charity

For Clare King riding in the Patagonian Andes will be a bit different... For Clare King riding in the Patagonian Andes will be a bit different... She normally rides out for her husband, the successful jump racing trainer Neil King on the northern edge of the Marlborough downs - where it's windy, but it's a gentle landscape.  Now Clare King is saddling up for the ride of a lifetime across the remote Patagonian Andes in South America.

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Newbury's Mencap meeting: Pipe ponders Cheltenham targets for Brinkley and Richard Johnson's winning again

Brinkley leads...and Richard Johnson scores again - on RoccowithloveBrinkley leads...and Richard Johnson scores again - on RoccowithloveDavid Pipe is eyeing potential Cheltenham Festival targets for Brinkley after the five-year-old Martaline gelding produced an eye-catching performance in landing the West Berkshire Mencap “National Hunt” Novices’ Handicap Hurdle at Newbury on Friday (February 28).

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Olivia May’s Newbury Racecourse debut - in aid of the Greatwood Charity

Olivia May with her eventing horse - 'Bug' (Photo: Eastern Light Photography) Olivia May with her eventing horse - 'Bug' (Photo: Eastern Light Photography) On Saturday, 29 February, the Amateur Jockeys Association will stage a charity race at Newbury Racecourse in aid of the Greatwood Charity – which cares for former racehorses and uses them to assist children with special educational needs through its Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) educational programmes.  I am honoured to be taking part with nine other jockeys.

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Newbury races: Jonjo O’Neill jr relishing ride on Gold Cup winner Native River in Betfair Denman Chase triple bid

Native River's 2018 Denman Chase win at Newbury (Photo courtesy Newbury Racecourse) Native River's 2018 Denman Chase win at Newbury (Photo courtesy Newbury Racecourse) Leading conditional jockey Jonjo O’Neill jr is looking forward to the biggest ride of his blossoming career when he makes his debut on 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River in the Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury on Saturday (February 8).

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