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?

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 ...

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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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