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

Back on the flat

Howardian Hills started his new flat campaign well today with a good second at Salisbury, beaten by a 20/1 shot. This was his best effort on grass and shows he needs good fast ground to produce his form. He should be a fun horse this summer on the flat and over...

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New start

The new National Hunt season starts today and we run Heluvagood in the novices handicap chase over 2m 6f at Uttoxeter, he has schooled very well over fences and seems a natural but I’m sure like most horses he will need his first run over the larger obstacles. The...

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End of the season

Last Saturday was the final day of the 2017/18 National Hunt season. The season was characterised by heavy ground and many of our horses cannot operate under such conditions, as the ground improved the yard ran into form with a few exceptions they all started to run...

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