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 Weather Has Closed In

This week has proved to be a non-event so far due to the freezing temperatures when it should have been our busiest week of the season so far with probably 8 horses running. However there is a glimmer of hope for this weekend with Warwick on Saturday where Admirals...

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Back To Wincanton

River Bray runs in the Handicap Hurdle at Wincanton tomorrow providing it goes ahead. There are only 5 runners and he has won two of his 4 races at Wincanton. Cieran Gethings rides and providing he can cope with the conditions he should give a good account of himself....

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Milder Weather Returns

Racing got going again at the weekend and Dancing Shadow ran well yesterday in the Handicap Chase at Exeter finishing sixth with 4 of them finishing within a length of each other. The ground was soft and quite holding and the race was run 40 seconds above standard -...

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