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

Exciting days ahead

All the horses are well into their cantering and look particularly well. Admirals Secret stands out and will have as his main target one of the big 2m 4f handicap chases at Cheltenham this autumn before trying 3 miles later in the season. River Bray looks particularly...

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Frustrating day

We took Howardian Hills to Lingfield today only to have to withdraw him on arrival at the course. He had a jump and a kick in the Lorry but appeared to be ok, but by the time we had arrived at the course the leg had started to fill and we could not possibly run him....

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Summer break

Summer break

Half the horses have been sent up to a farm on the edge of Exmoor which is in sight of us at Shutscombe. We have used the farm for grazing frequently in the past and the horses really benefit from the experience. Flat racing is about to start to start early in June...

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Recent Videos

Dancing Shadow upsides Atjima
River Bray upsides Haldon Hill
Exmoor Express upsides Hartnoll Hero