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

Dancing Shadow heads to the Festival tomorrow

We’re looking forward to running Dancing Shadow tomorrow in the JT McNamara National Hunt Chase with Sean Houlihan on board. He appears to be in tremendous form at home and all his tests are good, so I hope he will give a good account of himself. He is the only horse...

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Sandown Park runner

We run Midnight Sapphire tomorrow in the Team Army Handicap Hurdle at Sandown with Nick Scholfield on board. The ground may be a bit soft and she'll be at the top of the handicap but after a quiet period, it will be good to get going again. The horses have responded...

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A quiet couple of weeks

Some of you will have noticed that we’ve been quiet over the last week or so. It’s because one or two of the youngsters have had a dirty nose, which we have cleared up. After a couple of horses ran below our expectation, I decided to ease off them for a couple of...

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