Barbury International to be staged behind closed doors Spectators urged to keep away until authorised to attend

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Barbury will restart its racing season,  starting this December with the unique Barbury International fixture, pitting the best of Irish horses and riders against their British counterparts for the only time on a UK Point-to-Point course in the season. We hope you'll be able to compete. Sadly, there will be no Point-to-Point fixtures welcoming spectators anywhere in the UK before Christmas, so if you had planned to attend, please bide your time until we're able to open our doors to you safely. If you're an owner, keeper, or rider, then please follow the registration directions to draw down your ticket(s).

The International is the first of just two fixtures this winter, as the season gathers momentum into the traditional start period in February. The Vine & Craven fixture in February celebrates the best and most competitive racing of this amateur division in the spectacular surroundings of the Barbury Estate. Sadly, the Coronavirus outbreak has forced the Tedworth to draw stumps on their annual Spring fixture, which we hope will return in 2022.

Barbury is home to top flight equestrian sport at every level. Home to top Jumps trainer Alan King, and within hailing distance of his namesake Neil King at Burderop and Emma Lavelle at Ogbourne St George,Barbury Racecourse is at the centre of a renaissance of Jumps success in north Wiltshire, in which Pointing plays a central part. And of course, the estate plays host to Barbury Horse Trials in July. Truly, this is a setting where excellence can flourish across multiple equine disciplines.

The natural amphitheatre that surrounds the racecourse offers superb viewing of the entire course, easy access to the paddock and winner’s enclosure, and excellent racing ground on our chalky soil to bring out the best in any thoroughbred. From the opening International Meeting to the Tedworth in April, this is a venue where you can enjoy breath-taking scenery, very fresh air, archly competitive racing and great company with like-minded horsemen from across Wiltshire and surrounding counties. 

And with easy access via the motorway network, Barbury’s appeal as a racing venue stretches far and wide as our International fixture illustrates.

Check the fixtures and programme here, or take advantage of our advance booking to reserve your ticket once this option becomes available. Meantime, we look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful venue, and to helping you get the best from your racing.

 

Next Event

When?

Barbury fixtures 2020-21:

International - Sunday December 13

Vine & Craven - Sunday February 7

Tedworth - Sunday April 11

 

 

 

 

Where?

Barbury, 3m N of Marlborough, off A346, Jn 15 M4

 

Latest News

28-11-2020 20:26:26 in General by Admin
Wiltshire trainers have been busy again this week and among the winners too as the big prizes come thick and fast at this formative time of the season.  Barbury's Alan King was represented at 4 fixtures today, but the big prizes eluded the yard. Sceau Royal put up a good fight, leading the Fighting Fifth until the final flight, but was no match for Epatante. Nevertheless, the stable didn't l...

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21-11-2020 21:06:50 in General by Admin
After a weekend where Wiltshire - trained horses didn't make the top berth at the marquee meetings, it's been good to see Marlborough-based trainers among the winners again.  Barbury's Alan King, who is generously supporting a race at next month's Internatioanl Point-to-Point, withdrew horses from Cheltenham last weekend on ground issues, and recent November Handicap winner Who Dares Wins di...

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17-11-2020 18:50:06 in General by Admin
A brace of winners on an overcast Monday in Fakenham can in no way compensate for disappointment in some of the big races at Cheltenham this past weekend, but a winner is a winner, wherever it happens, and Alan King set sail to cement his solid record in November today with a brace at the Norfolk venue.  His winners in the Weatherbys E-Passport Mares Novices Hurdle and Sculthorpe Mares Handi...

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07-11-2020 19:47:13 in General by Admin
There were signs that the horses were coming into form; a winner at Fontwell on Plumpton on the first of the month, another at Fontwell on Thursday hinted of more to come. November is normally a very good month for the Barbury stable; 19 winners in 2016, 18 two years later tell of a stable relentlessly focused on big prizes as the season accelerates. Today's runners. spread between Wincanton and A...

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