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

The Start of the New Season

The 2 day meeting at Chepstow heralds the start of the National Hunt season proper and we run Dancing Shadow in the Veterans Chase on Friday and River Bray in the 2 mile Handicap Hurdle on Saturday. Both are extremely well and although Dancing Shadow is in a fairly...

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Exciting Times

This is always an exciting time of year with the National Hunt season due to start properly in October. All the horses are looking very well and are getting fitter by the day. They are weighed once a week and as they near their racing weight their weight stabilises...

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News From The Gallops

The tempo has increased at Shutscombe Farm with the early runners starting their quick work. Dancing Shadow is in good form and may run at Uttoxeter on Friday 25 September in a 3 mile handicap chase. It will be too short for him, but will sharpen him up for two races...

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