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

Hitting The Cross Bar

This last week has produced a number of good runs with two seconds and two thirds amongst them. By far and away the best effort was from Admirals Secret at Warwick a week last Monday. He has recovered very well and is back cantering and most likely heads for the 3...

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Best Run Ever

Admirals Secret produced his best ever performance at Warwick in the two and a half mile Handicap Chase when coming with a late run to finish a close third only being beaten by one and a half lengths. He had an interrupted preparation since his Ludlow win before...

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The Weather Has Closed In

This week has proved to be a non-event so far due to the freezing temperatures when it should have been our busiest week of the season so far with probably 8 horses running. However there is a glimmer of hope for this weekend with Warwick on Saturday where Admirals...

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