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

Testing Haydock

We let Sweet Adare take her chance in the listed hurdle race at Haydock today. She was well fancied on her previous form but failed to cope with the heavy conditions down the back straight. We were aware this might happen as the bulk of her form has been on less...

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A good result

Admiral’s Secret returned to his best form at Taunton on Thursday with a running on second in the 2m handicap chase. Last season he won a similar contest at Wincanton on Boxing Day and was on an upward profile but then seriously let himself down by refusing to start...

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Hereford again

We return to Hereford today where Sweet Adare runs in the mares handicap hurdle for which she is top weight and favourite. She will be ridden by the 7lb claimer Edward Austin, who works for Jonjo O’Neill. Sweet Adare will only be 1lb higher (after the 7lb claim is...

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