17-02-2020 08:00:00 in General by Admin
Marlborough trainers have long grown used to playing second fiddle to the weight of steeplechasing talent that is housed throughout the Lambourn Valley, not 30 minutes drive hence. But that is all changing. Alan King, Emma Lavelle and Neil King, who all train within 3 miles of each other and within hailing distance of Barbury Racecourse, the best regarded Point-to-Point course in the South West, ...

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13-02-2020 16:50:01 in General by Admin
THE rearranged Vine & Craven Hunt point-to-point meeting at Barbury on Saturday has been called off. The fixture, which fell victim to high winds from Storm Ciara on Sunday, has been postponed this time after heavy rain overnight left the course inaccessible to emergency vehicles. Organisers are considering their options, and any further updates will follow in due course.

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12-02-2020 09:49:00 in General by Admin
Next month's Cheltenham Gold Cup is the premier horse race at the Cheltenham Festival and indeed the National Hunt season at large. The legendary race caps off the four-day event at Prestbury Park and hands out the richest prize in British and Irish horse racing outside the Aintree Grand National. The Cheltenham Festival launches a feast of great spring horse racing along with the Grand National. ...

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12-02-2020 09:30:13 in General by Admin
SAM Jukes has reported his Cheltenham Festival hope Marcle Ridge remains on course for the rearranged Vine & Craven Hunt meeting at Barbury on Saturday, writes Russell Smith. The fixture, which was postponed last weekend due to high winds from Storm Ciara, has been rescheduled subject to the necessary officials being found. And Jukes, who is based at Dymock, near Ledbury, is keen to run the ...

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10-02-2020 19:35:42 in General by Admin
The Vine & Craven Hunt Point-to-Point meeting which was postponed yesterday due to high winds, has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 15 - as long as all the necessary officials can be found to run the fixture. Race times would remain the same and entries would stand. First race 11.30am.

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06-02-2020 08:00:00 in General by Admin
Everyone knows horsey folk love their dogs. Recent research in our sister sport Team Chasing identified that 60% of attendees owned a dog and the figure would be broadly similar in Point-to-Point racing.  So it won't be a total surprise to discover that this Sunday's Vine & Craven Point-to-Point at Barbury stages a dog show alongside the racing. If you fancy displaying your best behaved ...

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04-02-2020 15:30:38 in General by Admin
SAM Jukes is excited about running Cheltenham Festival hope Marcle Ridge at the Vine & Craven Hunt meeting at Barbury Racecourse, near Marlborough, on Sunday, writes Russell Smith. Jukes, who is based at Dymock, near Ledbury, believes the Clive Bennett-owned eight-year-old can step up on his six-lengths second to Caid Du Berlais at Buckfastleigh last month when he lines up in the Mixed Open. ...

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20-01-2020 09:08:27 in General by Admin
Barbury's next fixture, the middle of three this season, adds a new innovative race to connect stable yards all over the South West. This year’s event on Sunday February 9 is set to be bigger and better than ever with the inaugural running of the Barbury Races Stable Staff Dash at the end of the day, in aid of the Air Ambulance. Open to all those working in licensed training yards, entrants ...

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01-01-2020 00:01:01 in General by Admin
New Year's Day means one huge birthday for all Thoroughbreds who share the same official birthday. If you love your racing, celebrate with them and look aherad to some of the winter's great racing fixtures, including here at Barbury! Happy New Year!

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19-12-2019 17:03:47 in General by Admin
David Sunderland, jockeys' valet at countless fixtures across the Midlands and Wiltshire area, died suddenly after racing at Barbury last Sunday.  A whole generation of riders has grown up under his tutelage and sound if occasionally pointed guidance in the Weigh Tent, and he will be sorely missed. Condolences from all at Barbury to his family.

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16-12-2019 16:12:34 in General by Admin
Exactly 100 competitors stepped up to the oche for the Barbury International Point-to-Point at Barbury on Sunday (writes Jake Exelby) and it was The Dellercheckout – named after a famous moment in darts – who hit the bullseye when landing the feature race, the 13-runner Plusvital Mixed Open. Caroline Robinson’s six-year-old, given a clever and patient ride by daughter Immy, made ...

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10-12-2019 18:38:55 in General by Admin
The fourth renewal of the Barbury International Point-to-Point fixture again draws together horses and riders from the UK and Ireland for the only time on a UK point-to-point course, writes Jake Exelby. The fixture is the only British point-to-point meeting open to both Irish horses, trainers and riders and professionally trained horses.Clerk of the Course John White confirmed on Monday that, foll...

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05-12-2019 11:03:27 in General by Admin
Barbury Racecourse’s three fixtures this season have co-ordinated effort to capture their share of the runners competing in Point-to-Point races by devising four initiatives for the forthcoming season, launching with the unique Barbury International fixture next weekend, on Sunday December 15th. Leading Irish equine supplements firm Plusvital is to underwrite a fresh initiative to encourag...

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26-11-2019 19:44:01 in General by Admin
There will be a course walk taking place at Barbury Racecourse on Sunday, December 15. The walk is open to all riders with an active Riders Qualification Certificate, though is primarily aimed at the novice riders who will be taking part that day in the Highflyer Bloodstock PPORA Club Members Novice Rider Conditions Race. BHA Jockey Coach Dominic Elsworth will lead the walk, and will meet riders ...

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14-11-2019 09:29:41 in General by Admin
British Point-to-Pointing’s 52nd annual Awards Dinner - sponsored by Tattersalls Cheltenham/Ascot Sales - will celebrate two record-smashers when it takes place at Cheltenham racecourse tomorrow evening (Thursday, Nov 14). Warwickshire-based Gina Andrews (main picture) will step up to receive the Skinner’s women’s championship which she won easily with a score of 58 du...

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08-10-2019 15:00:00 in General by Admin
British racing can take some pride in the fact that it plays a central role in the calendar for betting companies, UK-based or otherwise. And among the top 10 most wagered races, Jumps events dominate, led by the Randox Health Grand National and races at the Cheltenham Festival. In other recognized racing territories, betting on racing is a sideshow, as any German racing administrator would testif...

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26-09-2019 18:51:38 in General by Admin
Barbury Racecourse set out its stall for the season ahead by publishing its programme of 20 races across the three fixtures, starting with the International fixture on Sunday December 15th.  With £4,900 on offer across 7 races, this ranks as the second highest prize fund in Point-to-Point racing, and has produced some excellent winners over its 3 year lifespan. Irish visitors have more...

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14-08-2019 10:15:41 in General by Admin
Sadly, this year’s Barbury racing action is over and we’ll all have to wait until December for the next set of races at Wiltshire’s most famous racecourse. On the upside, there are daily racing events all around the UK throughout the year, many of which punters can bet on thanks to the top online sportsbooks. Top bookmakers like bet365, Paddy Power, and Coral Bet are among the p...

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09-04-2019 13:41:27 in General by Admin
VETERAN rider Phil York stole the show with a treble on Legal Ok, Timmie Roe and Streets Of London at the Tedworth Hunt meeting at Barbury on Sunday writes Russell Smith. York got off to a flying start in the Simpsons Subaru Restricted Race when Legal Ok, from his Effingham stables in Surrey, made a stunning British debut between the flags. Quickly establishing a massive lead, the seven-year-old ...

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02-04-2019 20:33:23 in General by Admin
TRAINER Tim Underwood will decide later this week whether to let Timmie Roe bid for a six-timer at the Tedworth Hunt meeting at Barbury on Sunday, writes Jake Exelby. Underwood, who is set to receive the Dubarry Leading Trainer Award as the Wiltshire course's top handler for the third year running, has entered the gelding in the Prestat & The British Racing Club Six-Year-Olds And Over PPORA C...

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Next Event

When?

 

This Saturday ABANDONED due to lack or emergency cover

Next fixture Sunday April 5th 

 

 

 

 

Where?

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

 

Latest News

17-02-2020 08:00:00 in General by Admin
Marlborough trainers have long grown used to playing second fiddle to the weight of steeplechasing talent that is housed throughout the Lambourn Valley, not 30 minutes drive hence. But that is all changing. Alan King, Emma Lavelle and Neil King, who all train within 3 miles of each other and within hailing distance of Barbury Racecourse, the best regarded Point-to-Point course in the South West, ...

Read more...

13-02-2020 16:50:01 in General by Admin
THE rearranged Vine & Craven Hunt point-to-point meeting at Barbury on Saturday has been called off. The fixture, which fell victim to high winds from Storm Ciara on Sunday, has been postponed this time after heavy rain overnight left the course inaccessible to emergency vehicles. Organisers are considering their options, and any further updates will follow in due course.

Read more...

12-02-2020 09:49:00 in General by Admin
Next month's Cheltenham Gold Cup is the premier horse race at the Cheltenham Festival and indeed the National Hunt season at large. The legendary race caps off the four-day event at Prestbury Park and hands out the richest prize in British and Irish horse racing outside the Aintree Grand National. The Cheltenham Festival launches a feast of great spring horse racing along with the Grand National. ...

Read more...

12-02-2020 09:30:13 in General by Admin
SAM Jukes has reported his Cheltenham Festival hope Marcle Ridge remains on course for the rearranged Vine & Craven Hunt meeting at Barbury on Saturday, writes Russell Smith. The fixture, which was postponed last weekend due to high winds from Storm Ciara, has been rescheduled subject to the necessary officials being found. And Jukes, who is based at Dymock, near Ledbury, is keen to run the ...

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