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Gary Witheford takes a step back - while his son Craig takes on the racing side of their work

16-01-2018

'Horse-whisperer' Gary Witheford, who is based near Burbage, has decided to stop working with horses from the general public.

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Barbury International Point-to-Point: record entry includes 14 from Irish trainers & a three division 'bumper'

16-01-2018

The second running of the Barbury International Racing Club meeting at Barbury Racecourse, on Saturday, January 20, will score in three important and innovative ways.

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Barbury International Point-to-Point affirms its international status

12-01-2018

  There will be Irish participation at the second Barbury International Point-to-Point at the Barbury Racecourse on Saturday, January 20.  And there will be a continental element there as well in the form of top French amateur jockey Guillaume Viel.

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End of 2017 thriller: Poetic Rhythm's narrow Challow Hurdle win at Newbury - great day for Fergal - mixed fortunes…

31-12-2017

Newbury's final fixture of 2017 (December 30) took place before a healthy crowd of almost 9,000.  The course had had 7.9mm of rain in the previous 24-hours.  The going was heavy - and obviously testing for many of the day's runners.  For the spectators it was warm if windy.  

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Lil Rockerfeller - a stayer and a local star

18-12-2017

He's a very popular horse with the punters and he's trainer Neil King's 'great servant' - six year-old Lil Rockerfeller is a hurdler of great determination and stamina. He is a horse that loves Ascot - he is entered there for Saturday's (December 23) JLT Reve De Sivola Long Walk Hurdle...

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Pete's retired - again - but he still takes the top prize

13-12-2017

Former successful racehorse, Beware Chalk Pit - known to most as Pit or Pete and to some as Perfect Pete - has won the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) 2017 Horse of the Year award at a presentation ceremony at the Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket.   There to accept the award...

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Barbury reaches out to Irish pointers to join its International meeting

06-12-2017

Barbury Racecourse is set to stage the second Barbury International Point-to-Point on Saturday, January 20 - following the successful amendments to the rules of the sport that made last January's inaugural fixture possible.

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Marlborough trainer Richard Hannon fined £8,000 for fourth cross-contamination error

06-12-2017

Flat trainer Richard Hannon has been fined £8,000 after De Bruyne Horse was found to carry traces of a banned substance connected to the human painkiller tramadol.  

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Newbury Racecourse's first Ladbrokes Winter Carnival: Irish raider Total Recall lands Ladbrokes Trophy - delighting Willie Mullins & Irish visitors 

03-12-2017

The Ladbrokes Trophy - previously known famously as the Hennessy Gold Cup - on day two of Newbury Racecourse's first Ladbrokes Winter Carnival, is the second richest handicap chase run in Britain - with £250,000 in prize money.  It was won on Saturday (December 2) by Irish challenger and 9/2...

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Newbury's Ladbrokes Winter Carnival's first day - it's Yanworth versus the mutterers & Thistlecrack versus Unowhatimeanharry

30-11-2017

The first Ladbrokes Winter Carnival launches on Friday (December 1) at Newbury Racecourse with a card full of promise.  

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Pete's retired - again - but he still takes the top prize

L to R: Clare Balding (RoR Patron), Rebecca Court (rider), Justine Armstrong-Small (who retrained Pete), Mrs Anne Leftley (owner) with Andrew Merriam (Chairman of Jockey Club Estates) presenting the award. (Photo from RoR website by Dan Abraham - focusonracing.com)L to R: Clare Balding (RoR Patron), Rebecca Court (rider), Justine Armstrong-Small (who retrained Pete), Mrs Anne Leftley (owner) with Andrew Merriam (Chairman of Jockey Club Estates) presenting the award. (Photo from RoR website by Dan Abraham - focusonracing.com)Former successful racehorse, Beware Chalk Pit - known to most as Pit or Pete and to some as Perfect Pete - has won the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) 2017 Horse of the Year award at a presentation ceremony at the Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket.   There to accept the award was the 13 year-old gelding's owner, Marlborough resident Mrs Anne Leftley. 

 

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End of 2017 thriller: Poetic Rhythm's narrow Challow Hurdle win at Newbury - great day for Fergal - mixed fortunes for Nicky  

Poetic Rhythm (rt) at the last with Mulcahys Hill (Photo: Newbury Racecourse)Poetic Rhythm (rt) at the last with Mulcahys Hill (Photo: Newbury Racecourse)

Newbury's final fixture of 2017 (December 30) took place before a healthy crowd of almost 9,000.  The course had had 7.9mm of rain in the previous 24-hours.  The going was heavy - and obviously testing for many of the day's runners.  For the spectators it was warm if windy.

 

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Newbury Racecourse's first Ladbrokes Winter Carnival: Irish raider Total Recall lands Ladbrokes Trophy - delighting Willie Mullins & Irish visitors 

Total Recall on the way to winning the Ladbrokes Trophy (Photo: Newbury Racecourse)Total Recall on the way to winning the Ladbrokes Trophy (Photo: Newbury Racecourse)The Ladbrokes Trophy - previously known famously as the Hennessy Gold Cup - on day two of Newbury Racecourse's first Ladbrokes Winter Carnival, is the second richest handicap chase run in Britain - with £250,000 in prize money.  It was won on Saturday (December 2) by Irish challenger and 9/2 favourite Total Recall.

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A Small Grant Means the Going’s Good at Greatwood!

Marlborough Town Mayor Cllr Mervyn Hall handing over a cheque for £427 to Jane Muir-Brooks of Greatwood, with supervision from LouisMarlborough Town Mayor Cllr Mervyn Hall handing over a cheque for £427 to Jane Muir-Brooks of Greatwood, with supervision from Louis 

Based just outside Marlborough Greatwood is a charity that takes in retired racehorses and combines their rehabilitation with educational programmes for disadvantaged children and adults with special educational needs (SEN).


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