10-04-2017 22:02:57 in General by Admin
With 54 entered and only 15 declared, the Tedworth's meeting at Barbury looked like a disappointment for the racecourse that is as close to professional as you can get, writes Mark Pugh. The firm going made it ideal for those seeking fast but safe ground, and thought the competition may have been light on the ground, the entertainment was certainly not lacking for a good crowd that basked in warm ...

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04-04-2017 02:50:20 in General by Admin
With drying conditions, entries for the final Tedworth fixture this Sunday at the picturesque Barbury Racecourse are down on last year, but with 54 runners potentially taking their chance, the racing should remain competitive, writes Jake Exelby. The going is currently Good and organizers are hoping a high percentage of the entries will be declared on the day. Meeting Secretary Dominic Birkmyre sa...

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31-03-2017 04:53:29 in General by Admin
Success stories involving grit and determination in sport are a compelling watch and what often endear certain personalities to the mainstream media. These tales of sports professionals overcoming adversity are what inspire onlookers to achieve their specific dreams and goals whether in life or in sport. One of those inspiring tales is that of Alan King, the resident trainer at Barbury, and a huge...

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02-03-2017 19:03:55 in General by Admin
The Cheltenham Festival is one of the world's top racing events, and the highlight for every Pointing enthusiast, who waits hungrily for the St James's Place Wealth Management Foxhunter Chase on Friday. March 17th. Over 220,000 flock to see the four days and 28 races, from all over the UK, Ireland and beyond. The Festival began in 1908 and now lures some £600m in online bets alone. If the r...

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15-02-2017 20:54:39 in General by Admin
Plenty of double layers were needed by an enthusiastic crowd at Barbury for Sunday's Vine & Craven Point-to-Point. There were a few light flurries of snow, but Clerk of the Course John White had moved rails so there was fresh ground for the 77 runners and Good to Soft going, writes Mark Pugh.  The meeting featured qualifiers for two of the national series - the Timico Mixed Open Series w...

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12-02-2017 18:29:21 in General by Admin
Four winning trainers at today's Vine & Craven Point-to-Point at Barbury have staked their claim to the Dubarry Leading Trainer Award, to be presented at Barbury at the final meeting on Sunday April 9th. The Award, worth £1,000 in vouchers to spend with Dubarry, covers all the races at Barbury's four meetings during the course of the winter.  The lead for the coveted prize changed ...

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10-02-2017 08:00:00 in General by Admin
Chepstow Racecourse, home to the Welsh National among other major National Hunt races, is to sponsor 5 races and support 6 Point-to-Point events in its heartland of South Wales and the M4/M5 corridor.  This is a first time venture into the heartland of the grass roots amateur sport for Wales' leading racecourse. The racecourse will sponsor an event at each of the following: Vine & Crave...

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09-02-2017 17:18:34 in General by Admin
Sporting Agenda, the Lambourn based sports hospitality company, is staging a first time sponsorship at this weekend's Vine & Craven Point-to-Point as part of an effort to draw attention to its Cheltenham Festival hospitality solutions. The sponsor hosts one of the well-appointed Long Run boxes overlooking the final bend and last fence at the world-famous Festival.  The Sporting Agenda Hu...

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08-02-2017 13:48:03 in General by Admin
A total of 144 entries have been received for the 7 races scheduled at the first Vine & Craven Point-to-Point at Barbury this Sunday, writes Jake Exelby. Clerk of the Course John White reported the ground this morning as Good, Good to Soft in Places. Since last month's International, the fences have been moved and a majority of the racing ground is fresh turf. Racing begins at 1130. The Mixed...

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05-02-2017 20:19:47 in General by Admin
Clerk of the Course John White reported on Friday that the going at Barbury is Good, Good to Soft in places. The BBC long range forecast is for rain through the weekend followed by more settled weather and slightly colder temperatures during the week. Since the last meeting, all fences have been moved and the majority of the racing ground will be fresh.  Entries close tomorrow (Monday). En...

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02-02-2017 12:15:00 in General by Admin
Trainer rider Sam Jukes leads the Dubarry Leading Trainer table for Barbury Racecourse at the halfway stage of the season. With 14 races completed over the PPORA and International meetings, and 13 races still to run, Sam's back-to-back victories on Iberico have propelled him to a 10pt lead over his nearest British rival with 20pts. For each win a trainer accumulates 10pts, a second 5pts and a thir...

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16-01-2017 14:29:36 in General by Admin
Tails were up for the Irish at Barbury on Saturday when Irish trained horses went home with two of the 8 races during the inaugural Barbury International Point-to-Point on a crisp, cold and sunny Marlborough day, reports Jake Exelby. The 8 race card drew 92 runners from the 166 entries, including 5 from "Shark" Hanlon's yard in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. A P McCoy attended with race sponsor Ronnie B...

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13-01-2017 11:32:34 in General by Admin
Following 11 mm of rain yesterday, the Going remains Good to Soft. There was no frost overnight, but a light dusting of snow, now disappearing.  Overnight temperatures will drop below freezing, but daytime temperatures on Saturday are forecast to rise to over 6 degrees. Take offs and landings are all covered. No inspection is planned. Call Clerk of the Course John White for detail - 07831...

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10-01-2017 11:12:13 in General by Admin
The inaugural Barbury International Point-to-Point meeting at picturesque Barbury Racecourse, situated high on the Marlborough Downs, , is the first ever to draw together riders and horses from the UK and Ireland on a UK Point-to-Point course. Races are also open to licensed trainers, provided horses have not run under Rules for 50 days, and have a hunt qualification certificate, and the event als...

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09-01-2017 14:45:51 in General by Admin
Resident trainer at Barbury, Alan King, walked the course on Sunday and reported the course in excellent condition with a very good grass cover. He called the ground Good to Soft, but noted it may ride slower. The course for Saturday will be on fresh ground. The weather forecast continues to be helpful, with some rain expected during the week. As a free-draining course, the going is likely to rema...

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03-01-2017 17:44:58 in General by Admin
John White, Clerk of the Course at the Barbury International Point-to-Point, was delighted with the condition of the course following a course walk on Tuesday January 2nd. After 10mm of rain on a wet New Year's Day, the ground was "unlikely to dry out", and the course, although free-draining, "tends to ride slower than it walks". The ground is anticipated to be on the slow side of good.  Fur...

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02-01-2017 19:44:05 in General by Admin
Barbury Racecourse has struck a partnership agreement with the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald which will see the events at Barbury promoted through the newspaper group's three Wiltshire titles, which also include the Wiltshire Times and Swindon Advertiser. "We're delighted to be working with Barbury,"reports Sports Editor Owen Houlihan. "Barbury is the best attended ongoing equestrian venue withi...

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01-01-2017 12:00:00 in General by Admin
Tattersalls Ireland will offer wild card entries to its Cheltenham Select Sale following Festival Trials day on Saturday January 28th to all winners at the Barbury International Point-to-Point on Saturday January 14th. The incentive is part of a range of measures designed to encourage travel from Ireland and the rest of the UK to the meeting, which include travel allowances of £75 for any un...

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01-01-2017 12:00:00 in General by Admin
Dubarry, the leading Irish country clothing company, is to partner with Barbury Racecourse in Wiltshire to support the leading Trainer throughout the season at Barbury. In addition, the brand will sponsor an Outstanding Performance Award at the new Barbury International Point-to-Point on Saturday January 14th 2017.  "This is great news for Barbury," commented Nigel Bunter, Chairman of the Ba...

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20-12-2016 10:00:00 in General by Admin
The Awards continue to mount at Barbury Racecourse. Following on from the announcement of Dubarry's support for the Season's leading Trainer, FTSE 100 Member and leading Wealth Manager St James's Place, is to sponsor an award for the leading Trainer at the prestigious Barbury International Point-to-Point featuring the Masterson Family Trophy on Saturday January 14th. The company already suppo...

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Next Event

When?

Sunday November 26 

Where?

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

Latest News

10-04-2017 22:02:57 in General by Admin
With 54 entered and only 15 declared, the Tedworth's meeting at Barbury looked like a disappointment for the racecourse that is as close to professional as you can get, writes Mark Pugh. The firm going made it ideal for those seeking fast but safe ground, and thought the competition may have been light on the ground, the entertainment was certainly not lacking for a good crowd that basked in warm ...

Read more...

04-04-2017 02:50:20 in General by Admin
With drying conditions, entries for the final Tedworth fixture this Sunday at the picturesque Barbury Racecourse are down on last year, but with 54 runners potentially taking their chance, the racing should remain competitive, writes Jake Exelby. The going is currently Good and organizers are hoping a high percentage of the entries will be declared on the day. Meeting Secretary Dominic Birkmyre sa...

Read more...

31-03-2017 04:53:29 in General by Admin
Success stories involving grit and determination in sport are a compelling watch and what often endear certain personalities to the mainstream media. These tales of sports professionals overcoming adversity are what inspire onlookers to achieve their specific dreams and goals whether in life or in sport. One of those inspiring tales is that of Alan King, the resident trainer at Barbury, and a huge...

Read more...

02-03-2017 19:03:55 in General by Admin
The Cheltenham Festival is one of the world's top racing events, and the highlight for every Pointing enthusiast, who waits hungrily for the St James's Place Wealth Management Foxhunter Chase on Friday. March 17th. Over 220,000 flock to see the four days and 28 races, from all over the UK, Ireland and beyond. The Festival began in 1908 and now lures some £600m in online bets alone. If the r...

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