Meet the Team

Nigel Bunter

Nigel Bunter

Nigel owned the Barbury Castle Estate for 20 years, and previously established and ran a highly successful telephony business in Swindon. On acquiring Barbury in 1991, he and wife Penny set about creating a paradise for horse sports, built around eventing and racing. He sold the estate in February 2017, downsizing to Salisbury. His racing enthusiasm remains undimmed however, and he continues to chair the committee overseeing the International fixture. 

Ilona Barnett

Ilona Barnett

Ilona is Secretary to the International meeting at Barbury, and a highly successful General Manager of busy Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse in Warwickshire. With her feet firmly planted in the Point-to-Point world, Ilona’s organizational and race-planning experience has been put to good effect.

Peter McNeile

Peter McNeile

Peter is a seasoned racing professional and acted for many years as Director of Sponsorship at Cheltenham, home of Jump racing during a halcyon era that saw the introduction of the fourth day to the Festival, and the emergence of the Open and International meetings. More recently that expertise has been put to good use in recruiting new national partnerships for Point-to-Point racing, including Subaru, Volvo & Skinner’s Pet Foods. Peter is heavily involved across all Barbury fixtures, including the Horse Trials, and also runs several other Point-to-Point fixtures.

David Minton

David Minton

David Minton has been at the top of his profession for 40 years. A previous Director of the Curragh Bloodstock Agency and his own David Minton Bloodstock, he was head-hunted by the British Bloodstock Agency in 1995 along with Anthony Bromley. They left in 2001 to set up Highflyer Bloodstock. David has bought three Grand National winners HedgehunterParty Politics and Ballabriggs as well as five Champion Hurdle winners during an illustrious career.

Sprinter SacreMy Tent Or YoursBobs Worth and The New One are his current superstars over jumps.

He currently is a director of Ludlow Racecourse and a keen Pointing owner.

Richard Fuller

Richard Fuller

Richard Fuller is a board director of Fuller Smith & Turner Plc, brewer of London Pride and other beers, and a trustee of the Wavertree Charitable Trust. He is a former chairman of the Point-to-Point Owners Association, and chairs both Vine & Craven Point-to-Point meetings, one at Barbury and one at Hackwood Park, training Pointers of his own at home. 

 

Next Event

When?

Next fixture Sunday February 10th 

Vine & Craven Point-to-Point

First Race 1130

 

 

Where?

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

 

Latest News

11-12-2018 19:23:21 in General by Admin
BIBURY trainer Dibby Brown has issued a clean bill of health for Cousin Pete ahead of the Barbury International Racing Club meeting at Barbury Racecourse on Sunday (11am), writes Russell Smith. The ten-year-old will be having his first start since suffering a series of problems after outrunning odds of 66-1 to dead-heat for third behind Pacha Du Polder in the St James's Foxhunter Challenge Cup at...

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01-12-2018 22:17:37 in General by Admin
There are less than 10 days till entries close for the most valuable race day in the UK and Ireland Point-to-Point calendar on Sunday December 16th. With prizes worth over £7,000 on offer, entries for each of the seven races close on Monday December 10th at 1230. International challengers for this popular fixture have been invited to stay overnight at Cheltenham Racecourse, which hosts its ...

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27-11-2018 09:03:07 in General by Admin
Highlight of the day at a chilly Barbury yesterday was the RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP Mixed Open. Six of the twelve entries went to post, including multiple course winner Iberico from Sam Jukes’ yard, useful Hunter Chaser Shotavodka and James Owen’s recruit from Gigginstown Stud, Net D’Ecosse. The three principals were close in the betting, Iberico holding firm at 6/4, Shotav...

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26-11-2018 09:22:01 in General by Admin
Winners of the two Maiden races at the prestigious Barbury International fixture are set to be rewarded with a voucher worth £1,000 to spend at any Irish sale thanks to a new initiative between Barbury and Irish Thoroughbred Marketing. The two Maiden races – the Albert Bartlett 4 & 5 Year old Maiden and Tattersalls Ireland Open Maiden (6YO+) each carry maximum allowed prize money ...

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