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

A good performance

River Bray fulfilled his potential in spread eagling the field in the opener at Wincanton on Saturday. He beat some highly regarded rivals but has unfortunately been treated accordingly by the handicapper. Time will tell whether the 15lb rise (which gives him a mark...

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Back in action

We return to action following the racing shutdown at Wincanton tomorrow with three runners. River Bray returns after a wind operation to contest the 2m novice hurdle. Admiral’s Secret hopefully will put his disappointing non event at Haydock behind him in the 2m...

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A good day at Exeter

All three horses ran very well on Sunday at Exeter. Haldon Hill showed immense promise finishing a three quarter length second to a former French grade 1 bumper winner. He jumped brilliantly and looks to have a very bright future. Mahler’s First showed his best form...

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