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

Schooling Starts

We have started schooling the novices over fences with Sweet Adare and Bindon Lane being particulary impressive behind Seebrite the lead horse. Haldon Hill then led Get Wishing over the fences on the artifical surface of the schooling ring. Lorcan Williams (Paul...

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Yard News

Our website is currently in the process of being updated. This is part of an effort to keep all owners and potential owners more regularly informed and to make it more interesting to the wider general public. We are purchasing a headcam which will give an exciting...

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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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Howardian Hills schooling