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


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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Sunday at Warwick

Dancing Shadow runs at Warwick today in the 3m 5f handicap chase. We have freshened him up since his last run and are hoping he will revert back to his old form. Tomorrow we run River Bray in the 2m handicap hurdle at Stratford and Ut Majeur Aulmes in the 2m handicap...

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Exciting times ahead?

Admiral’s Secret fine win at Wincanton last week has given us the Topham Trophy at Aintree as a potential target. This is a 2m5f open handicap chase run over the national fences the day before the Grand National (on Ladies day). The handicapper has raised him 4lbs to...

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