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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

15-06-2021 17:21:35 in General by Russell Smith
Everleigh-based Richard Hannon Jnr has trained a number of great horses, although one has stood out from the rest in his yard in the 2021 flat campaign. Oh This Is Us has performed extremely well over the course of the season to date, winning two of his seven runs. Hannon will now be pressing his charge forward for a run at Newmarket in the Bunbury Cup in July. There will be a number of strong co...

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01-06-2021 10:00:58 in General by Russell Smith
Emma Lavelle has grabbed the opportunity brought about by her move to Ogbourne Maizey with both hands, and after an excellent season last term, she's maintaining the momentum in these quieter months of the summer campaign.  Tom Bellamy, her new stable jockey, is another making the most of his opportunities, the latest of which came with the long trip to Cartmel on Saturday, where 5 year old ...

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25-05-2021 15:19:26 in General by Russell Smith
Following the completion of Newmarket’s Qipco Guineas Festival and the return of spectators to the track, racing fans are looking ahead to a huge summer of big races. The Cazoo Oaks and Derby Festival runs over June 4-5th. Every owner, trainer, and jockey wants to win in these major festivals, and whether you're a diehard Jumps man or a died-in-the-wool Flat follower, the top summer fes...

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29-04-2021 18:23:54 in General by Russell Smith
Burderop handler Neil King will train Bedale Maiden winner Poet's Corner next season, after the 5 year old was knocked down to him for £38,000 at last Friday's Tattersalls April Sale at Cheltenham.  Trained to win his Maiden by Nicky Tinkler, Poet's Corner follows a growing trend of British pointers tracking the Irish model of using Pointing as a nursery for a step into Rules racing....

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