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. 

23-6-2015 Two Year Old Fillies
GALLOP VIDEO - 23/06/15 - Wee Jean (Maroon - Lead), Without Doubt (Yellow), Summer Icon (Red), Shahaama (Yellow), Malaika (Green)
23-6-2015 Two Year Old Fillies
GALLOP VIDEO - 23/06/15 - Camchica (Maroon - Lead), Siri (Yellow), Czabo (Coloured), Acts Of Folly (Red), Epsom Icon (Green), Angelic Guest (Yellow)
23-6-2015 Two Year Old Colts
GALLOP VIDEO - 23/06/15 - Blue Bomber (Black - Lead), Star Blaze (Yellow), PC Dixon (Yellow), Muthraab Aldaar (Maroon), Harrison (Maroon/Black)
5-6-2015 Lincoln (Maroon), Bossy Guest (Red)
GALLOP VIDEO - 05/06/15 - Lincoln (Maroon), Bossy Guest (Red)
5-6-2015 Two Year Old Fillies
GALLOP VIDEO - 05/06/15 - Euthenia (lead), Without Doubt (Yellow), Angelic Guest (Blue), Opal Tiara (Green), Summer Icon (Red)
5-6-2015 Summer Ground
GALLOP VIDEO - 05/06/15 - Mboto Gorge (Yellow), The Blue Bomber (Red), SGT Reckless (Blue)
5-6-2015 Two Year Old Fillies
GALLOP VIDEO - 05/06/15 - Wee Jean (Green), Jersey Breeze (Blue), Kassia (Red), Amahoro (Maroon)
22-5-2015 Foster's Road (Green), Mr Kite (Maroon)
GALLOP VIDEO - 22/05/15 - Foster's Road (Green), Mr Kite (Maroon)
22-5-2015 Two Year Old Colts
GALLOP VIDEO - 22/05/15 - Harlequin Striker - Lead (Light Blue), Blacklister (Red), Harlequin Rock (Black), Lawman Ex Indian Dumaani (Yellow)
22-5-2015 Mobsta (Green), Shore Step (Maroon)
GALLOP VIDEO - 22/05/15 - Mobsta (Green), Shore Step (Maroon)