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

Start of a new season

All the horses are back in work and started cantering. River Bray and Heluvagood are more forward than the others and will start their campaigns in September, if the ground is safe. Howardian Hills goes back on the all weather on Thursday at Wolverhampton over 1m 4f....

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Back to Leicester

Howardian Hills returns to Leicester this evening on suitably quick ground. He had his first run for the yard last season at Leicester where he ran very poorly. I put this performance on several hours of rain that fell just prior to the race, it seems that there is no...

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Relaxation time

All the winter horses are out at grass on the farm now and have had very good weather. The September/October runners will come in this week. Howardian Hills runs on Saturday at Bath where the quick ground should suit him. He went close last time out at Salisbury which...

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