Last weekend's latest lockdown brought the Barbury season to an abrupt end, with Point-to-Point racing suspended until the third week in February at least. The final Tedworth fixture had already been shelved before the November shutdown, and this latest draws a line through the Vine & Craven in early February. Sad to say, the International will be the only racing to grace Barbury this winter.
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.
We'll return with 2021-22 fixtures in the autumn. Meantime, we look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful venue, and to helping you get the best from your racing.
Season curtailed. Come racing back next winter
Barbury, 3m N of Marlborough, off A346, Jn 15 M4