27-06-2018 09:15:42 in General by Admin
Barbury is a centre of excellence, whether it's from horses trained by Alan and Neil King on the Barbury downland, as past results of the Cheltenham Festival show, at the Point-to-Point races, or at the upcoming horse trials. We've often remarked that Barbury attracts good quality horses, and that a winner at Barbury Races is a measure of a good horse, whatever the race. The efforts of o...

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20-04-2018 12:00:00 in General by Admin
Title to the Dubarry Leading Trainer Award for Barbury was shared as the presentations were made at Sunday's Tedworth Point-to-Point Races. Joint winners Tim Underwood and Phil Rowley enjoyed success at different times of the season, but were able to each pick up a voucher to spend with the sponsor worth £500. Underwood, picking up the prize for the second year in succession, enjoyed a doub...

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11-04-2018 12:00:00 in General by Admin
LOTUS Pond once more repaid his connections' faith with a convincing victory in the JM Finn & Co Mixed Open for the Tedworth Gold Cup at the Tedworth Hunt meeting at Barbury Racecourse, near Marlborough, writes Russell Smith. The ten-year-old gelding, trained by Mickey Bowen at Haverfordwest, has had tendon trouble in the past. But here he added to a course and distance success and a win at ...

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03-04-2018 15:45:12 in General by Admin
A COMPETITIVE entry has been received for the JM Finn & Co Mixed Open for the Tedworth Gold Cup at Barbury Racecourse, near Marlborough, on Sunday, writes Russell Smith. Lotus Pond, from Mickey Bowen's Haverfordwest yard, won a veterans' race over this course and distance at the International meeting in January, beating Templebraden by six lengths, and the pair could renew rivalry in the feat...

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22-03-2018 21:38:03 in General by Admin
 Barbury runners acquitted themselves with great distinction at this year’s Festival, stamping the racecourse as a proving ground for top flight Point-to-Point candidates.  The St James’s Place Foxhunter proved its worth once again as a vintage race for the amateur Corinthians that comprise the grass roots of the sport and a favourite for Pointing fans who make the race thei...

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27-02-2018 10:24:33 in General by Admin
Mention Barbury, and like as not, your first thought will be that it’s home to leading Jumps trainer Alan King. And you’d be right. Alan’s successful yard nestles behind the Point-to-Point course that recently saw some hopeful Cheltenham calibre contenders of the future at the International Point-to-Point fixture in January. But there’s more than one King of this particula...

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26-02-2018 15:59:59 in General by Admin
CHARLIE Dando, who almost died following a horrific shooting accident 13 months ago, was thrilled to ride his first winner since returning to the saddle with victory on Kit Barry at the rearranged Vine & Craven Point-to-Point meeting at Barbury Racecourse, near Marlborough on Saturday, writes Russell Smith. The 26-year-old farrier, from Old Sodbury in Gloucestershire, was on a day's pheasant ...

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23-02-2018 13:52:04 in General by Admin
Tomorrow's Vine & Craven fixture at Barbury is set fair to proceed with a later than advertised start time of 1230. The overnight forecast is for another frost, and the additional hour will give every opportunity for any residual frost to leave the ground. All landings and take-offs are covered, and the ground is raceable today, Friday. Daytime temperatures on Saturday will peak at 6C.  ...

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20-02-2018 15:04:52 in General by Admin
Bibury trainer Dibby Brown could run Cheltenham Festival hopeful Cousin Pete at the rearranged Vine & Craven meeting at Barbury this Saturday, writes Russell Smith. The lightly raced 10 year old was set to bypass the fixture two weeks ago when it fell prey to the weather, having fininshed a half length second to subsequent winner Sir Jack Yeats in a hunters' chase at Market Rasen five days ea...

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13-02-2018 17:48:20 in General by Admin
The 2018 Cheltenham Festival is getting closer, with the excitement among racing fans and punters almost palpable. The four day Jumps racing spectacular will kick off on Tuesday March 13th, and it's safe to say it looks like it's going to be a vntage Festival, with plenty of star horses looking to make a bit of history. Might Bite, Altior, Buveur d'Air and Apple's Jade all look likely to make the...

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12-02-2018 19:59:43 in General by Admin
The Vine & Craven meeting at barbury, abandoned this past Sunday, will now run on Saturday February 24th. Emergency vehicles were unable to reach the whole track after heavy rain, forcing the fixture to be cancelled and rescheduled. All entries stand.

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10-02-2018 17:24:35 in General by Admin
Racing at Barbury for Sunday’s Vine & Craven meeting has been abandoned due to water logging. The Race committee is working on a new date to be announced next week. “The course is sadly unraceable, but we hope the weather will relent enough to give us a renewal date within a fortnight,” reported fixture secretary Karen Hobbs.  

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09-02-2018 17:49:51 in General by Admin
Clerk of the Course John White will inspect Barbury tomorrow at 4pm to assess the prospects for racing in Sunday in the light of the forecast, which includes an overnight frost and a wide band of rain across the whole UK. The ground is fresh for this third fixture but has takena lot of rain over the past two weeks.

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06-02-2018 19:12:16 in General by Admin
Berkshire owner-trainer Tim Underwood is set to launch a five-pronged attack on the Vine & Craven meeting at Barbury on Sunday, as he bids to get off the mark for the season, writes Russell Smith.  Underwood, who sent out 18 winners from his Beedon base near Newbury last season to be crowned leading owner, has yet to get on the scoresheet this term, with just three runners to date. ...

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22-01-2018 21:25:08 in General by Admin
The second running of the Barbury International Point-to-Point took place on a grey day with persistent drizzle which nevertheless failed to dampen the spirits of participants and spectators, and the crowd was rewarded with 113 runners in the nine completed races even despite the abandonment of the final division of the Bumper, writes Jake Exelby. Highlight of the meeting was the Weatherbys Hamil...

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18-01-2018 10:24:26 in General by Admin
Owners at this weekend's Barbruy International Point-to-Point are set to be well-looked after following a new initiative by Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, the promotional body for Irish racing and breeding bloodstock. ITM will host a reception for owners of horses entered at the meeting. "The lot of an owner in Point-to-Pointingis in startk contrast to under Rules,"remarked Peter McNeile for ...

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17-01-2018 18:00:00 in General by Admin
Greatwood, the Marlborough-based charity that uses ex-racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and adults with special needs, is to profile itslef through sponsorship of the feature event at this weekend's Barbury International Point-to-Point on Saturday January 20th.  Greatwood. for so long associated with the major handicap hurdle feature of the final day of Cheltenham's November meeti...

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17-01-2018 08:53:58 in General by Admin
The second running of the Barbury International Point-to-Point again draws together riders and horses from the UK and Ireland, writes Jake Exelby. As aficionados will note from a list of entries including the names of Paul Nicholls and Tim Vaughan, races are open to licensed trainers provided the runners have not run under Rules for 50 days and have a hunt qualification certificate. Last year's ev...

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28-12-2017 12:00:00 in General by Admin
The Barbury International Racing Club announced today that travel grants of £75 will be available for any horse travelling more than 200 miles to compete at the second running of the Barbury International Point-to-Point on Saturday January 20th 2018. Runners must be declared to run and come under Starter's Orders to comply.  "The International is the only Point-to-Point in the UK where...

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24-12-2017 16:38:31 in General by Admin
Christmas is a great time to celebrate a lifetime following racing. It's a perfect time to get together with friends or family and head direct to your nearest racecourse or Point-to-Point track. Take the kids and get some welcome fresh air into everyone's lungs after the Christmas excesses, or if the weather is poor, follow your racing online. And there's no better place to be than at Barbury for ...

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2018-19 Fixtures coming soon!

 

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

 

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27-06-2018 09:15:42 in General by Admin
Barbury is a centre of excellence, whether it's from horses trained by Alan and Neil King on the Barbury downland, as past results of the Cheltenham Festival show, at the Point-to-Point races, or at the upcoming horse trials. We've often remarked that Barbury attracts good quality horses, and that a winner at Barbury Races is a measure of a good horse, whatever the race. The efforts of o...

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20-04-2018 12:00:00 in General by Admin
Title to the Dubarry Leading Trainer Award for Barbury was shared as the presentations were made at Sunday's Tedworth Point-to-Point Races. Joint winners Tim Underwood and Phil Rowley enjoyed success at different times of the season, but were able to each pick up a voucher to spend with the sponsor worth £500. Underwood, picking up the prize for the second year in succession, enjoyed a doub...

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11-04-2018 12:00:00 in General by Admin
LOTUS Pond once more repaid his connections' faith with a convincing victory in the JM Finn & Co Mixed Open for the Tedworth Gold Cup at the Tedworth Hunt meeting at Barbury Racecourse, near Marlborough, writes Russell Smith. The ten-year-old gelding, trained by Mickey Bowen at Haverfordwest, has had tendon trouble in the past. But here he added to a course and distance success and a win at ...

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03-04-2018 15:45:12 in General by Admin
A COMPETITIVE entry has been received for the JM Finn & Co Mixed Open for the Tedworth Gold Cup at Barbury Racecourse, near Marlborough, on Sunday, writes Russell Smith. Lotus Pond, from Mickey Bowen's Haverfordwest yard, won a veterans' race over this course and distance at the International meeting in January, beating Templebraden by six lengths, and the pair could renew rivalry in the feat...

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