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Racecourse to acknowledge winners with awards

more / Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:12:00 GMT

AT the end of another successful season of Jump racing at Newbury, the racecourse will once again acknowledge some of those who have lit up the campaign with starring performances with the return of "The Newburys", in association with Conundrum HR Consulting. The winning-most owner, trainer, jockey,

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Hungerford are showing plenty of fight

more / Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:07:05 GMT

HUNGERFORD Town manager Ian Herring is confident results will come if they continue to fight every week, like they have done in previous games. The Crusaders picked up a second successive point in the National League South after drawing 0-0 away to relegation rivals Weston-super-Mare, on Saturday. T

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Archer: We're not done yet

more / Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:50:49 GMT

NEWBURY Blues head coach Paul Archer has admitted that his side are ‘far from done’ after they secured promotion to South West Premier. Blues registered a 31-12 victory against Old Centralians at Monks Lane on Saturday afternoon to ensure their return to the Premier division at the first time of ask

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HUNGERFORD Town picked up a second successive point in the National League South as the drew 0-0 with Weston-super-Mare away from home. The Crusaders remain in 21st place in the table, four points above Weston, with eight games of the season remaining.  Ian Herring's side are now three points behind

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NEWBURY Blues have secured promotion to South West Premier after they beat Old Centralians 31-12 at Monks Lane on Saturday afternoon. Any sort of bonus-point victory for Paul Archer's side would have confirmed their return to the league they were relegated from last season. And five tries, including

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Good performances are priority for Archer

more / Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:31:34 GMT

PAUL Archer has challenged his Newbury Blues side to keep improving over the final few weeks of the season, despite having one hand on the South West 1 East title. Blues ran out 62-13 winners against Witney at Monks Lane on Saturday and are now 16 points clear at the top with just five games remaini

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HUNGERFORD Town manager Ian Herring says his side has the belief to maintain their National League South status after a hard-earned draw with Woking. The Crusaders held the title challengers to a 1-1 draw at Bulpit Lane and, as a result, remain four points from safety. With plenty of games still lef

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Luke plays it cool on Premier debut

more / Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:24:36 GMT

NEWBURY darts star Luke Humphries says the last week has given his confidence a real boost. The 24-year-old made his Premier League debut in Exeter last Thursday, drawing 6-6 with world number six Gerwyn Price. Humphries then made it to the fourth round of the UK Open, beating Vincent van der Voort

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Focus now turns to Cheltenham

more / Fri, 08 Mar 2019 09:31:00 GMT

WELL clear of the razzmatazz of blackjack tables and roulette wheels, Racing TV’s Nick Luck, leading jockey and Grosvenor Sport ambassador Harry Skelton, Nicky Henderson’s assistant Toby Lawes, Grosvenor Representative David Williams and Racing Post’s Pricewise, Tom Segal, sat down to give their ins

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HUNGERFORD Town held off late pressure from Woking to earn a valuable point in a 1-1 draw at Bulpit Lane on Saturday afternoon. The game was goalless at the interval, but Crusaders keeper Michael Luyambula was called upon a number of times to keep the visitors out. Town came out the better side afte

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LAMBOURN trainer Warren Greatrex believes Emitom is 'not the finished article' after winning the RR Elite National Hunt Novices at Newbury on Friday. Greatrex was thrilled with the performance from his horse, which finished ahead of the duo Interconnected and Storm Of Intrigue from Nicky Henderson's

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THATCHAM Town manager Danny Robinson was left fuming after watching his side crash to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Cirencester Town on Saturday. Thatcham looked on course for victory when skipper Scott Rees fired them ahead in the 30th minute. But Cirencester hit back with a goal in either half

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LUKE Humphries delivered with another impressive performance as he shared the spoils in a 6-6 draw with Gerwyn Price on night four of the Unibet Premier League in Exeter. Humphries, making his debut on the stage after being selected as one of the 'nine-contenders' to replace the injured Gary Anderso

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WHEN you’re four points adrift of safety in National League South, the last team you’d want to face is title-chasing Woking. But that’s the test Hungerford Town face at Bulpit Lane on Saturday (3pm). And manager Ian Herring is relishing the challenge, just seven days after Crusaders produced another

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Amy Murphy, who enjoyed the best day of her training career so far when Kalashnikov landed the Betfair Hurdle last year, has her sights on another significant Newbury prize when Mercian Prince tackles the Grade 3 William Hill Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup on Saturday. Last time out winner Mercian Pr

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Blues' faith in youngsters pays off

more / Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:28:00 GMT

NEWBURY Blues are reaping the benefits of putting their faith in youth. Blues are 15 points clear at the top of South West 1 East with just six games to go – well on course for a rapid return to South West Premier rugby after a year’s absence. And Blues are doing it on a relative shoestring budget,

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NEWBURY Darts player Luke Humphries will be making his Premier League debut tonight when he faces world number seven Gerwyn Price. It was announced that nine contenders - made up of future stars - would be replacing Gary Anderson, who picked up an injury prior to the competition. Humphries will be f

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Altior is rested and raring to go

more / Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:58:00 GMT

SEVEN Barrows trainer Nicky Henderson believes a break for Altior will put him in good stead ahead of next month’s Cheltenham Festival. The nine-year-old will be chasing a second successive Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1) on Wednesday, March 13. Altior has won his last 18 races and, des

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Herring: We need a good run of results

more / Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:15:52 GMT

HUNGERFORD Town manager Ian Herring is confident his side can still beat the drop from the National League South. The Crusaders fell to a 3-1 away defeat to Chippenham Town on Saturday and are now three points off safety after wins for relegation rivals Gloucester City and Truro City. Hungerford too

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Defeat is a wake-up call for Blues

more / Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:50:46 GMT

PAUL Archer said that his Newbury Blues squad can’t be too upset after losing their first game of the season. Blues suffered a 26-24 defeat to Marlborough last weekend, ending their 19-game winning streak in South West 1 East. But, despite the defeat, Newbury still have a 15-point lead at the top, a

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