19-01-2022 19:48:05 in General by Russell Smith
Emma Lavelle has enjoyed an excllentr start to 2022, continuing the resurgence of a yard with history of big winners over many generations. The Ogbourne Maizey yard has fired in 4 winners in the last 11 days, with plenty of near misses along the way too. Emma and partner Barry make a formidable and unassuming team to bring the glory days back to a yard well used to hosting top flight winners. A cr...

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18-12-2021 19:09:13 in General by Russell Smith
Ascot's pre-Christmas two day fixture has grown over the years in stature, but today's card was on a par with what we can expect at Kempton over Christmas - truly a superb range of races and highly competitive with it. In a way that only Ascot can achieve, it stages a very valuable card with seemingly no effort. You find yourself asking how they would approach the King George meeting  if they...

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14-12-2021 10:05:05 in General by Russell Smith
MARCLE Ridge gave trainer Lucy Smith a timely tonic with a gutsy display to record back-to-back wins in the Alan King Racing Mixed Open at the Barbury International Racing Club meeting on Sunday. The nine-year-old landed the feature race at Barbury Racecourse, near Marlborough, 12 months ago in impressive fashion when trained by Sam Jukes, who is now pursuing new ventures in Denmark. This time th...

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07-12-2021 16:04:23 in General by Russell Smith
MARCLE Ridge is reported to be in fine fettle as he bids to repeat last year's impressive win at the Barbury International Racing Club meeting at Barbury on Sunday, writes Russell Smith. The nine-year-old, trained then by Sam Jukes, produced a terrific front-running performance in the Alan King Racing Mixed Open under Hannah Lewis to storm home by 11 lengths from Tuff Nano with 2019 winner, The D...

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06-12-2021 12:00:00 in General by Russell Smith
Barbury-based trained Alan King will be looking forward to the Arkle Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival next March with his exciting novice chaser Edwardstone. The bay gelding won his opening Grade One contest over fences in the Close Brothers Henry VIII Novices’ Chase. King’s runner was held up patiently by his rider, Tom Cannon, in the early stages of the two-mile contest. Once the r...

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05-12-2021 18:51:55 in General by Russell Smith
Both Kings of the Marlborough downland have been in the Winner's Enclosure this weekend after some successful foraging at Sandown, Aintree and Huntingdon.  Yesterday, Alan King produced his first Grade I Jumps winner since Sceau Royal won the same race four years ago, when Edwardstone ran the legs out of Third Time Lucki in the Henry VIII Chase at Sandown. On winter ground, his economical st...

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05-12-2021 18:26:08 in General by Russell Smith
The first South Midlands Area meeting of the new point-to-point season is taking place on Sunday 12th December, with the first race at 11.30am. Clerk of the Course John White reported on Wednesday that the going is currently Good. The weather forecast between now and race day is for mostly dry, cold weather with some sunshine and light rain showers.The going report will be updated prior to the cl...

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01-12-2021 08:00:00 in General by Peter McNeile
Irish Thoroughbred Marketing is to continue its support of the innovative International Point-to-Point at Barbury on Sunday December 12, as the fixture, and venue, recover from the pandemic. The eponymous promoter of Irish-bred horses will lend its name to two races designed to emphasize the growing emergence of quality young horses in the UK Point-to-Point business model. The Irish Thoroughbred ...

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29-11-2021 13:03:12 in General by Russell Smith
Emerging online auction house Thoroughbid has introduced an innovative Point-to-Point bonus, called Point2Rules. The scheme offers horses aged 4, 5 and 6 sold in a ThoroughBid auction the chance to land a £5,000 bonus for their new connections if going on to win their first start under rules. In addition, any graduate of a British Point-to-Point winning on their rules debut will qualify for ...

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15-11-2021 22:07:38 in General by Russell Smith
Wiltshire's finest missed out over a busy weekend's racing at Cheltenham, except for Milton Harris, whose superb run of form continued with a third win on the bounce for juvenile Knight Salute, who is now a candidate for the JCB Triumph Hurdle in March after winning the Grade II JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial in good style under Paddy Brennan.  However, the racing circus continues to perform day i...

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07-11-2021 20:28:30 in General by Russell Smith
It's been a very satisfactory weekend for Barbury's Alan King. In fact, I think Alan would settle for this sort of start to the month of November any year. A double on Saturday at Wincanton, topped by a 2 1/4l length second in the Badger Beer Chase were the icing on the cake of an excellent week that saw 5 winners overall across both codes of the sport. What can one say about a star like Sceau Ro...

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27-10-2021 18:48:35 in General by Russell Smith
Barbury is to run its bumper races in the opposite direction to their Point-to-Point races this season, writes Russell Smith. Racing has always taken place left-handed at the picturesque Wiltshire track, which is set to host three meetings this term. But mindful that the ground can get cut up especially near the three-mile start bend, officials are keen to explore the potential for running races ...

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21-10-2021 12:46:41 in General by Russell Smith
Trueshan's exploits this summer and Alan King's growing presence on the Flat scene encourage one to believe his forays abroad may soon extend well beyond Punchestown or Deauville to the great racing events further afield. Ever since Bill Watts took Teleprompter to win the Arlington Million back in the eighties, the leading trainers under both codes have become more adventurous in their travel plan...

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17-10-2021 23:07:13 in General by Russell Smith
After a highly successful weekend, both Kings training on the Barbury downland have more than enough reason to appreciate the Sport of Kings description of our sport. Under both codes, each showed his appreciation of the finer points of our varied racing scene.  The headlines led with Alan King's siecind consecutive success in the Qipco Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot, a race bringing w...

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15-10-2021 09:46:16 in General by Russell Smith
The Point-to-Point Authority announced yesterday  INEOS Automotive as the new title sponsor of its Mixed Open Series, which will get underway in November. The three-year national partnership coincides with the launch of the widely anticipated INEOS Grenadier 4X4 in July 2022. The British-designed, rugged and uncompromising off-roader is being built to meet the extreme demands of its customer...

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03-10-2021 17:10:57 in General by Russell Smith
Trueshaan gave Alan King a second Group I victory of this Flat season when landing the Prix du Cadran in Lomngchamp's star-studded weekend of racing yesterday. In so doing, he emphatically beat the leading stayer across Europe - Stradivarius - and put himself in pole position for the title of champion stayer in Europe.  The race itself was clear-cut. A 4 1/2l winning margin was asserted soon...

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30-09-2021 14:44:57 in General by Russell Smith
Britain's Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) is to sponsor a breakthrough series of races for four-year-old maiden pointers in the Spring of the 2021/22 season. The five races will take place between February and May and be known as The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Four-Year-Old Maiden Series. They will be held at Chaddesley Corbett (Worcestershire), Charm Park (Yorkshire), Edgcote (O...

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26-09-2021 08:47:35 in General by Russell Smith
It's been a good week for our Marlborough trainers as the Jumps calendar stepped up a gear to accommodate fixtures every day for the first time since May.  Neil King was first off the blocks at Worcester on Friday when 8 year old novice chaser Canyon City beat Nick Williams' Aimee de Sivola a neck in the novices handicap over 2m 7f. This was the Burderop trainer's first winner since Princeto...

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14-09-2021 09:29:19 in General by Russell Smith
Jemima P has Emma Lavelle browsing the Programme Book to find mares chases after her 7 year old Irish bred mare reeled off a fourth novice handicap chase since March from just five runs at Worcester yesterday. The mare has risen 27lb since winning her first chase at Exeter in early Spring.  No-one will pretend that novice handicaps at Exeter, Worcester and Ffos Las are among the best of the ...

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02-09-2021 11:19:51 in General by Russell Smith
Admiral's Sunset and Page Fuller continue to fly the flag for the small yard of David Weston, after back to back victories at Stratford last month, and yesterday at Worcester. Since going chasing in May, this likeable mare has only been out of the frame once from seven runs.  Although the winning distance was just a length, Fuller had the runner-up covered, leading 3 out, and shaken up when ...

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Next Event

When?

Sunday February 13th Vine & Craven - CANCELLED

Sunday April 10th Tedworth First Race 1.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where?

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

 

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19-01-2022 19:48:05 in General by Russell Smith
Emma Lavelle has enjoyed an excllentr start to 2022, continuing the resurgence of a yard with history of big winners over many generations. The Ogbourne Maizey yard has fired in 4 winners in the last 11 days, with plenty of near misses along the way too. Emma and partner Barry make a formidable and unassuming team to bring the glory days back to a yard well used to hosting top flight winners. A cr...

Read more...

18-12-2021 19:09:13 in General by Russell Smith
Ascot's pre-Christmas two day fixture has grown over the years in stature, but today's card was on a par with what we can expect at Kempton over Christmas - truly a superb range of races and highly competitive with it. In a way that only Ascot can achieve, it stages a very valuable card with seemingly no effort. You find yourself asking how they would approach the King George meeting  if they...

Read more...

14-12-2021 10:05:05 in General by Russell Smith
MARCLE Ridge gave trainer Lucy Smith a timely tonic with a gutsy display to record back-to-back wins in the Alan King Racing Mixed Open at the Barbury International Racing Club meeting on Sunday. The nine-year-old landed the feature race at Barbury Racecourse, near Marlborough, 12 months ago in impressive fashion when trained by Sam Jukes, who is now pursuing new ventures in Denmark. This time th...

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07-12-2021 16:04:23 in General by Russell Smith
MARCLE Ridge is reported to be in fine fettle as he bids to repeat last year's impressive win at the Barbury International Racing Club meeting at Barbury on Sunday, writes Russell Smith. The nine-year-old, trained then by Sam Jukes, produced a terrific front-running performance in the Alan King Racing Mixed Open under Hannah Lewis to storm home by 11 lengths from Tuff Nano with 2019 winner, The D...

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