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Welcome to Barbury Races

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.

 

Next Event

When?

Season curtailed. Come racing back next winter

 

 

 

 

 

Where?

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

 

Latest News

02-03-2021 12:00:00 in General by Admin
A brief debate last week as to the flexibility of rescheduling the Grand National came to nothing after both the racecourse and BHA opted to retain the status quo. Former managing director of Aintree Racecourse, John Baker,  revealed that the date of this year's Grand National might come under scrutiny, if it would help to move in line with the reopening of betting shops in England on April ...

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28-02-2021 19:21:34 in General by Admin
There are trainers you know have a particular penchant for specific courses, and specific races. Just as you could always expect David Nicholson to produce a good novice chaser at Warwick, so you can always expect his former protege, now highly successful top 5 trainer in his own right - Alan King - to target horses at Kempton's Adonis Hurdle en route to a tilt at the Triumph.  And so it was...

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26-02-2021 19:02:16 in General by Admin
Alan King warmed up to the sport's most important month with a double at Warwick this afternoon on a day when Spring might finally have sprung. And by his own exacting standards, the master of Barbury has not enjoyed a vintage season just yet, with the winner count down on the norm, even though there have been some memorable highlights.  Jay Bee Why, 2/7 favourite in the Novices Hurdle, and ...

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23-02-2021 17:02:16 in General by Admin
Following the Prime Minister’s Announcement yesterday, the Point-to-Point Authority is planning to restart the sport in week commencing March 29. Peter Wright, CEO, reported, "We are working hard to create a new fixture list which reflects the situation, and hope to have one available by the end of this week – there is no shortage of volunteers.  I realise that this will be disa...

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