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Group: Course Awards
Sponsor: Mrs Sally Alner
Brief Biography


ROBERT ALNER (1943–2020) was a dairy farmer in the Portman country to the east of Hazelbury Bryan at the foot of Bulbarrow Hill. Having acquired a love of horse racing at school, he excelled as a rider on the local P-t-P circuit and was a successful amateur rider under NH rules. With little previous experience he began training his own horses and proved to have a prodigious talent, becoming a top licenced trainer and winning the sport’s most prestigious races. He did all this without ever moving from the house where he was born but in an instant he was rendered totally paralysed in a motor accident in 2007. His mind and spirit remained intact and with uncomplaining stoicism he continued to play an important part in the running of the stable and to live as full a life as possible until his death on 3 February 2020.



The Cup is awarded to the most successful Portman-based Owner(s) at Badbury Rings in the current season. It was first awarded in 2022.


5 pts for 1st, 4 pts for 2nd, 3 pts for 3rd, 2 pts for 4th and 1 pt for any other finisher in all races at Badbury Rings

In the case of a dead heat, the points for the particular position shall be added to that of the next position and divided equally between those involved.

Past Winners

Current Standings


Sunday 5th May

Devon & Somerset Staghounds @ South Hill

First Race 2.00pm

Tickets available on the gate