Therapy horses on Christmas raceday

A well-known local charity that uses therapy with horses to help disadvantaged people will take centre stage during Exeter Racecourse’s Christmas raceday next Thursday and bring the curtain down on a year-long programme of supporting local causes.

Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship at Dartington provides equine-based educational and therapeutic activities which helps promotes increased resilience and social, emotional and physical well-being.

Mary Youlden



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Tour of Britain to return to Devon in 2020

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 11/05/2019 - 5:51pm

The Tour of Britain will return to Devon next year, it has been announced today (Tuesday 5 November).

Devon County Council and Tour organisers SweetSpot have confirmed that Devon will host Stage Two of the UK’s premier cycle race on Monday 7 September 2020.

The Tour of Britain has already unveiled Cornwall as the location of the Grand Depart on Sunday 6 September 2020. The following day, the race will move across the border for the Devon Stage, which will start in the new community of Sherford in the South Hams and finish in Exeter city centre.

Match report: Bradford City 2 City 0

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sat, 11/02/2019 - 6:15pm

Exeter City slipped to their third away defeat on the spin in an action-packed game at Bradford City.

The Grecians were reduced to nine men in the 2-0 loss, with both Jake Taylor and Tom Parkes seeing red, while the hosts also had a man sent-off, Callum Cooke, for two bookable offences.

That ill-discipline will have been an annoyance to manager Matt Taylor as well as some sloppy defending that saw them fail to deal with routine balls into their box for Bradford’s first and second goals.

What are the odds for Exeter City to finish in the top five?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 10/31/2019 - 6:12am

Coming off the back of a markedly mediocre 2018-19 season, Exeter City is looking at the 2019-20 season with redemption in mind and a renewed vigour as they look to make good on all the promises they had made in the run-up to last season. After an up-and-down start in 2018 under the new management of Matt Taylor, fans of The Grecians are hoping the team can kick on in 2019-20 now that he has got a year’s worth of experience under his belt. 

Match report: City 4 Plymouth Argyle 0

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 10/27/2019 - 11:33am

A second-half onslaught from Exeter City gave the Grecians a famous 4-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle, in what was a breahtaking Devon Derby at a sold-out St James Park on Saturday.

In what was the first league meeting between the two sides in three seasons, City totally blew away their Devon rivals after an initially cagey opening.

Hogg happy to be thrown in at the deep end

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 10/24/2019 - 10:04pm

Stuart Hogg says he’s relishing being thrown in at the deep end ahead of his Exeter Chiefs debut against Bath in the Gallagher Premiership tomorrow night (7:45pm).

Rob Baxter will thrust the Scottish international straight into the fray for his new club at The Rec, less than two weeks after he arrived in Devon from his exertions with the national side at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Chiefs side to face Bath

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 10/24/2019 - 2:58pm

Rob Baxter has called for a greater focus from his Exeter Chiefs side this week, despite kicking off their Gallagher Premiership campaign with victory over Harlequins last Saturday.

Tomorrow, Devon's finest make the short trip to local rivals Bath, looking to build on what was a hard-fought triumph in their seasonal opener.

How do bookmakers set odds?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 10/22/2019 - 6:10am

Ever wondered how do bookies make odds or how do bookmakers set odds to be more accurate. If you are a punter who cares for his money then you should have, even if you don’t have the ambition to become a future trader. The first thing you need to know is how to calculate odds and understand the math behind them. This will help you understand if the offered lines have value or not and whether your bookmaker is giving you a fair price or you should be searching for something better.

West Devon Premier B Netball Team

SSG sponsors growing netball club 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 10/20/2019 - 6:57pm

SSG Training and Consultancy are proud to be the sponsors for a West Devon Netball team for the 19/2020 season.

The West Devon Premier B Netball Team were struggling to find a new sponsor before SSG stepped in to offer up sponsorship.

A fundamental part of the SSG business ethos is to support the local community, financially and by giving time to activities termed ‘Beyond Business’.

Report: Cambridge United 4 City 0

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 10/20/2019 - 9:36am

Exeter City fell to a heavy defeat away at Cambridge United as they were beaten by four goals to nil at the Abbey Stadium.

The Grecians started the match slowly and gave away the ball too often in midfield in the first half as they went into the break deservedly behind. However, City began the second half with purpose and almost got back into the match before Cambridge United hit them with a sucker-punch just before the hour, with their second goal, and then added two more on the break.

Racing stars team up for A Question of Racing on Haldon Gold Cup day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 9:17am

LOVE Devon, the fundraising arm of the charity Devon Communities Together, and Exeter Racecourse have teamed up to create the first A Question of Racing on Haldon Gold Cup Day, Tuesday November 5.

A star-studded panel includes record-breaking Devon born-and-bred female jockeys Bryony Frost and Lizzie Kelly, Philip Hobbs, David Pipe and Joe Tizzard, who rode the winner of the Gold Cup three times. 

They will face questions from the BBC’s David Fitzgerald, including what happened next, home and away questions, the picture board, one-minute round and the buzzer round.