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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21-08-2021 07:56:18 in General by Russell Smith
David Weston's small yard at Flintstone Stud in East Kennett has doubled its 5 year tally of winners in the 4 months since this nascent National Hunt season began. We've already written about the exploits of Solstalla, winner of 3 races at Newton Abbot, Southwell and Worcester. On Thursday, it was the turn of another mare, Admiral's Sunset, to fly the flag for this unassuming Wiltshire yard. And ...

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31-07-2021 08:11:53 in General by Peter McNeile
Alan King is rapidly becoming a man for the big occasion on the flat as well as over the Jumps. There aren't many trainers who can boast a Champion Hurdle and a Goodwood Cup on their CV. And this year's Glorious Goodwood must surely be right up there with Royal Ascot 2020 after the most versatile trainer in the UK added the Group II Richmond Stakes over 6f to Trueshan's victory in the Goodwood Cup...

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27-07-2021 19:38:32 in General by Russell Smith
Alan King toasted success in his first Group I winner on the Flat when Trueshan saw off a sustained challenge from Away He Goes in the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup today, winning by 3 3/4l going away. The stable's first Group I completes a transition to a fully dual purpose stable that is barely 4 years in the making, and has established King as one of the principal dual-purpose trainers in the country....

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13-07-2021 09:08:04 in General by Russell Smith
Whilst Andrew Nicholson was polishing off a fourth 4* win at Barbury's International Horse Trials a few weeks ago, another horse trainer in a different discipline was re-invigorating a previous hopeful in Stratford's Silver Salver, its mid summer handicap hurdle feature.  Hang In There enjoyed a promising novice introduction when winning a graded race at Cheltenham in November 2019 before lo...

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30-06-2021 20:56:07 in General by Russell Smith
Barbury was a sadder place today with the news that Lil Rockerfeller, a stalwart of Neil King's burgeoning traing operation along the ridge at Burderop, had succumbed to a heart attack after the listed Dawn Run Chase at Auteuil on Sunday.  The ultimate trier among racehorses was running for Andrew Hollinshead, who trains in France, following a spell with Tom George's successful French raidin...

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23-06-2021 12:59:33 in General by Russell Smith
You know the racing world is short of news when the hoary old chestnut of yet another day to the Cheltenham Festival rears its ugly head again.  I can scarcely believe this debate has resurfaced once more, and it must surely be the case that this rumour emanated far from Prestbury Park. There are so many reasons why a 5 day Festival should not come on the agenda presently.  Ground Som...

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22-06-2021 08:59:15 in General by Russell Smith
After a few narrow misses at Ascot last week, Marlborough trainers are back to more mundane matters under both codes, but winning remains the name of the game. And not everyone runs a yard with 100+ horses.  Exit Marlborough on the A4 westward, and before you reach the Kennet long barrow, you'll find Flintstone Stud on your left hand side, at East Kennet. Set up by racing and breeding enthus...

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15-06-2021 17:21:35 in General by Russell Smith
Everleigh-based Richard Hannon Jnr has trained a number of great horses, although one has stood out from the rest in his yard in the 2021 flat campaign. Oh This Is Us has performed extremely well over the course of the season to date, winning two of his seven runs. Hannon will now be pressing his charge forward for a run at Newmarket in the Bunbury Cup in July. There will be a number of strong co...

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01-06-2021 10:00:58 in General by Russell Smith
Emma Lavelle has grabbed the opportunity brought about by her move to Ogbourne Maizey with both hands, and after an excellent season last term, she's maintaining the momentum in these quieter months of the summer campaign.  Tom Bellamy, her new stable jockey, is another making the most of his opportunities, the latest of which came with the long trip to Cartmel on Saturday, where 5 year old ...

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Next Event

When?

Sunday December 12th Barbury International First Race 11.30am

Sunday February 13th Vine & Craven First race 11.30am

Sunday April 10th Tedworth First Race 1.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where?

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

 

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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...

Read more...

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 ...

Read more...

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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