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

Successful Comeback

Minnie Escape won in fine style at Stratford today and continued the improved level of performance that she showed last season. It was all the more surprising as after her last race before the first lockdown she was found to have a stress fracture in her off hind...

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Stratford on Sunday

The BHA have authorised an extra fixture at Stratford on Sunday with the bulk of the card consisting of lower grade handicaps. This is a welcome addition as races of this type have been few and far between this Autumn. This gives Minnie Escape her chance to start her...

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A Satisfactory Start

Most of the horses have run very well at the start of this season and will almost certainly improve for their first run. It is difficult when you start a new season with horses that have been conditioned and got race fit from grass - you never really know where you...

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