Welcome to Victor Dartnall Racing

Higher Shutscombe is set in the heart of the north Devon countryside on the edge of Exmoor and is home to Victor Dartnall Racing.

We train National Hunt and Flat horses and our aim is to bring out the very best in those that are entrusted in our care. With superb facilities, and a team that combines a wealth of experience Victor Dartnall Racing offers the racehorse owner a great and unique experience and racehorses the very best care so that they are nurtured throughout their careers to reach their full potential.



Latest News

A good day at Newton Abbot

River Bray spreadeagled the field at Newton Abbot today in the opening novice hurdle. He made all under a penalty and won comfortably by six lengths confirming  the promise he showed at Wincanton in February. The ground was plenty quick enough for him and we will have...

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New season at Newton Abbot

The season starts at Newton Abbot on Saturday and River Bray is a likely runner in the novice hurdle subject to the ground being acceptable. He will be carrying a penalty but should still give a good account of himself. There was a reason for his disappointing run at...

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A frustrating day

Get Wishing was declared a non runner by the stewards at Chepstow this afternoon after a freak accident in the paddock. The jockey had mounted and was walking out of the paddock approaching the shute leading to the racecourse when the horse in his excitement spun his...

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