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Welcome to Barbury Racecourse

Racing at Barbury ceased after the Tedworth fixture in April 2022, and there are no scheduled race meetings during the 2022-23 season. Sadly the operational cost burden on the Barbury Estate proved just too much to sustain racing. The curtain has now fallen on racing at Barbury for the forseeable future after 30 years of great entertainment.

Nevertheless, the three fixtures that comprised the Barbury season are busy finding alternative venues. The International meeting, unique among British fixtures in being open to licensed British and Irish trainers and Irish riders, is taking a breather whilst organisers marshall fresh plans. 

We will bring you news on the other two fixtures when it is released. 

Meantime, north of the M4, there are fixtures in Gloucestershire within easy reach by car and a new innovative offer for a Season Ticket to enjoy admission to all 17 fixtures in the West Mercian Area, spanning from South Gloucestershire, with meetings at Woodford and Didmarton, north as far as Eyton-on-Severn, as far west as Ludlow and east to Paxford. Great value at just £130. Follow the Tickets navigation to buy yours now.

Meantime, please keep visiting our news pages for articles of interest around Pointing folk in Wiltshire and the continuing success of trainers in the Marlborough area. 

 

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

 

Latest News

12-02-2024 10:57:40 in General by Peter McNeile
The recent withdrawal of Milton Harris' training licence has blown a hole in one of Wiltshire's most successful yards, but it says more about changing employment practices than about Harris' ability to train horses. One might say that's the easy part.  Harris has been stood down on the basis of not being "a fit and proper person" after breaching licence conditions on being a company dir...

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12-02-2024 09:12:53 in General by Peter McNeile
Big race pickings have been a little light at Barbury Castle this winter, although 30 winners have still accumulated well over £1/2m in prize money for the likeable Alan King. Like many trainers, he has been susceptible to the concentration of wealth in the foremost stables that chases down the best bred stock at the sales. So the small field that presented itself at Newbury for the Game Sp...

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08-02-2024 11:53:22 in General by Peter McNeile
Eagle-eyed followers of Point-to-Point racing may have identified a key clue in pursuit of the winner of the St James's Place Foxhunter at the Cheltenham Festival in the gloaming of an otherwise unremarkable day at Wetherby last week.  Hunter chases no longer fill the way they used to and often produce small fields where the more companionable atmosphere of the Point-to-Point scene draws mor...

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08-02-2024 11:36:34 in General by Kirsty Beautflower
The news about the fatal accident that Keagan Kirkby suffered at Charing came after racegoers had left Larkhill but the loss of a genuinely popular young man will be felt across the whole point to point community. A real enthusiast with a strong love of horses, he achieved one of his ambitions when securing his first riding victory aboard the fragile Ask for Glory at Dunsmore in Novemb...

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