Mid Winter Racing at Exeter Racecourse

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Friday, January 15, 2016 - 4:42pm

Racing continues at Exeter next Tuesday (January 19) with its mid winter fixture when hats, gloves and scarves will be the order of the day for those enjoying a day of sporting action.

Racing UK sponsor the six race card which begins at 1.35pm with a two mile maiden hurdle. Other races include a mares’ handicap hurdle, a novices’ handicap chase, a two mile three furlong handicap chase, a handicap hurdle and a maiden hurdle.

Last year big fields were the order of the day with 76 runners facing the starter. They included the Paul Nicholls-trained Qualando who was beaten a short head in the maiden hurdle and then went on to win the Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Other notable runners were Ballyegan who has won twice since finishing second at Exeter.

General manager Daniel Thompson said: “Racing on Haldon hill is always really good fun, no matter what the weather and with plenty of recent abandonments, we expect plenty of runners and a competitive day’s racing. The Cheltenham Festival is creeping ever closer, and like last year, there could be a runner or two that goes on to taste Festival glory.”

A free bus from Exeter St David’s 11.55am and Exeter Bus and Coach Station 12.10pm is available before and after racing and children aged 17 and under come racing free. For further information visit www.exeter-racecourse.co.uk