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.


Shares available to lease in Howardian Hills for the summer jump racing season. Please contact Victor Dartnall for more information.

Latest News

Summer holidays

The horses are out enjoying some time at grass having had an early summer break. We'll start to bring some in early June to make sure we get going early in October. In the meantime we have two horses to run. Howardian Hills, is an exciting duel purpose prospect who...

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Perth runners and a pleasing performance

We were encouraged by Dancing Shadow’s run on Saturday in the Coral Scottish National where he was beaten 19 lengths . He was doing all his best work at the end, with the trip at Ayr just a bit on the short side for him. It was a really good performance and he ran on...

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A trip to the seaside

Ut Majeur Aulmes (Paddy Dartnall) and My Matador (Izzy Dartnall) had a trip to Woollacmombe  ahead of their engagements at Perth next week. [video width="360" height="640"...

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