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 Busy Week Ahead

Get Wishing and Bindon Lane head for Bangor-on-Dee on Tuesday and they both run in the same 2.5 Novice Handicap Chase. Normally a first run over fences wouldn't be so far away from home in case they fall at the first! Unfortunately with the current rule as it is,...

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Back To Stratford

Bolving heads to Stratford on Saturday for a 2m 6 Handicap Chase and we hope the ground will be just right for him. He's been working very well at home and we hope that the distance will suit him. Alan Johns rides (as Cieran Gethings is elsewhere) and we hope Alan...

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Good Class Racing

We have had three runners over the last three days, two at Chepstow and one at Newton Abbot. Dancing Shadow put in one of his best performances of his long career when going under by a short head in the veterans chase at Chepstow on Friday. He made all and set a good...

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