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

Frustrating day

We took Howardian Hills to Lingfield today only to have to withdraw him on arrival at the course. He had a jump and a kick in the Lorry but appeared to be ok, but by the time we had arrived at the course the leg had started to fill and we could not possibly run him....

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Summer break

Summer break

Half the horses have been sent up to a farm on the edge of Exmoor which is in sight of us at Shutscombe. We have used the farm for grazing frequently in the past and the horses really benefit from the experience. Flat racing is about to start to start early in June...

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Shutdown

All racing as everybody knows has come to a halt in the UK due to the coronavirus outbreak. It had seemed for a time that we were in for a period of racing behind closed doors, but in the end the enormous pressures on the NHS meant that no sport could expect qualified...

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