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?

Racing programme published - 20 races across 3 fixtures ready to view

Book now for the International fixture on Sunday December 15

First race 1130 am

 

 

 

 

Where?

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

 

Latest News

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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