Helicopter Video - West Ilsley's Gallops

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West Ilsley Gallop Videos

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Our gallop videos feature work mornings which take place every Tuesday and Friday on either the Summer or Winter ground.

To the East of West Ilsley, Hodcott Down (Winter Ground) features the six furlong woodchip gallop, the mainstay of the year-round operation. It also has grass chutes covering five, six and seven furlongs, with "Gilbert's Gallop" covering a mile on the collar providing probably the stiffest test of all the gallops on the Downs. There are also grass chutes used primarily for bunching up the yearlings in the winter months, covering about four furlongs each.

The Summer Ground, or Sheep Down, lies to the North West of the Village and provides a vast array of different challenges, including a left handed Derby trial gallop and the only flat gallop in the surrounding area. The "Trial Ground" follows the spine of the Ridgeway for the best part of two miles before finishing at the highest point of Berkshire, affectionately known as Scotsman's Knob.

The helicopter video on this page and Mick's accompanying commentary, gives you a clearer insight into the gallops at West Ilsley. 

25-5-2016 Two Year Old Colts
GALLOP VIDEO - 25/05/16 - Arabian Gleam Colt (Blue), Different Views (Red), Lightoller (Green), Stimulation Ex Sophie's Heart (Black)
25-5-2016 Ecoute
GALLOP VIDEO - 25/05/16 - Ecoute Canter
17-5-2016 Two Year Old Colts
GALLOP VIDEO - 17/05/16 - That'll Happen, Gold Award, Lightoller, Different Views, Dewan, Stimulation Colt, Arabian Gleam Colt
17-5-2016 Two Year Old Fillies
GALLOP VIDEO - 17/05/16 - Persun, Quinzey's Best, Pattie, Haldaw, Selinda
17-5-2016 Two Year Old Fillies
GALLOP VIDEO - 17/05/16 - Shine Likeadiamond, Harlequin Rose, Pavela, Born To Sea Filly, Amelia's Dream, Harmonise, Mirzam
17-5-2016 Angelic Guest, Harlequin Twist, Zaatar, Shawami
GALLOP VIDEO - 17/05/16 - Angelic Guest, Harlequin Twist, Zaatar, Shawami
17-5-2016 Two Year Old Colts
GALLOP VIDEO - 17/05/16 - Fitzwilliam, Ingleby Mackenzie, King Of Spades, Devilish Guest
17-5-2016 Sarmadee, Opal Tiara
GALLOP VIDEO - 17/05/16 - Sarmadee, Opal Tiara
3-5-2016 Two year Old Colts
GALLOP VIDEO - 03/05/16 - Stringybark Creek, Ingleby Mackenzie
3-5-2016 Shore Step, Mobsta
GALLOP VIDEO - 03/05/16 - Shore Step, Mobsta