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

Taunton Tomorrow

Bolving runs in the 2.4 Handicap Chase at Taunton tomorrow. The race is run in memory of two great stalwarts of racing in the South West, Mike Trickey and Geoff White, both of whom were good friends to many of us. Bolving appears to be in very heart and seems to have...

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The Ground Softens

The autumn rain has come with avengeance, but the ground wasn't the reason for not running Sweet Adare and River Bray this week - it was just that we felt the races were too competitive. River Bray now goes for the Salmon Spray Handicap Hurdle at Fontwell tomorrow...

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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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