Exeter Racecourse

Drake leaves rivals all at sea with game success in Virgin Bet Devon National

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 02/26/2022 - 6:27am

By Graham Clark

Trainer Harry Fry was pleased to see Captain Drake get his career back on track and remind everyone of his talents with a tenacious success in the Virgin Bet Devon National Handicap Chase at Exeter yesterday (25 February).

Without a victory to his name in more than 15 months the nine year old Getaway gelding changed that when demonstrating that stamina is very much his forte with victory under Bryan Carver in the extended 3m 6f feature.

Turning in the race looked set to be fought out between The Two Amigos and Classic Ben, who was bidding to...

horses, racing, Exeter Racecourse

Exeter Racecourse takes centre stage with a top class day of racing this Sunday

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/10/2022 - 3:40pm

All roads lead to Exeter Racecourse for its Super Sunday (February 13) race meeting with more than £100,000 in prize money, and some of British jump racing’s most exciting prospects among the entries. Top horses, top jockeys and top trainers are the order of the day with a slice of the very best jump racing action heading west to Devon for racing fans to enjoy. And it’s a day to savour, with Cheltenham Festival chatter increasing daily, and all eyes on British performers at Devon’s premier track as the finishing touches are put to their preparation ahead of the world’s greatest jump...

Christmas comes early for local veterans as charity concert rocks Exeter Racecourse

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/14/2021 - 12:18pm

Exeter veterans enjoyed a Christmas party with a difference at The Not Forgotten Jingle Bell Rock drive-in concert at Exeter Racecourse on Thursday 9th December.

The Not Forgotten, a British Armed Forces charity which supports serving and ex-service men and women performed in Exeter during their Christmas concert tour which aims to entertain, boost morale and lift lockdown spirits by reaching veterans across the UK.

Over 100 local veterans and their guests enjoyed a feast of festivities in their social bubble at the Jingle Bell Rock concert, providing a real boost to...

Ask Me Early gives Harry Fry perfect start to long-term Grand National plan with hurdles success

Harry Fry is yet to have a runner in the Randox Grand National but he has high hopes that Ask Me Early could become his first starter in the world’s greatest chase in 2022 after securing a “bonus” victory over hurdles at Exeter today.

Making his first start since undergoing a wind operation, the seven year old showed his assured stamina when forging on close home to land the Betway Supports Safer Gambling Week Novices’ Hurdle under Sean Bowen.

Looking booked for second after the last the 6-4 favourite reeled in long-time leader Grange Road in the closing strides before...

Champion trainer Paul Nicholls aiming for eighth Haldon Gold Cup on Devon’s richest raceday

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/29/2021 - 1:22am

Exeter Racecourse stages the richest raceday in Devon next Tuesday ( November 2nd ), which is Haldon Gold Cup Day.

The Grade Two Haldon Gold Cup is staged over just short of two and a quarter miles and boasts an outstanding roll of honour with the likes of Best Mate, Edredon Bleu, Cue Card and Politologue all having been successful since the turn of the century.

Paul Nicholls, the 12-times champion Jump trainer has already landed the Haldon Gold Cup on a record seven occasions and has two likely starters in 2021 - Greaneteen and Hitman .

Having made a triumphant...

Matt Croke

West End stars gallop to Exeter Racecourse

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 09/07/2020 - 6:08pm

On Saturday 17th October 2020 West End Stars are bringing their talents to Exeter Racecourse with the previously sold out West End meets Animation LIVE and West End Extravaganza LIVE.

Appearing will be: David Ribi (Channel 5 Milkshake), Emma Hatton (Wicked), Jason Leigh Winter (Kinky Boots), Lauren Varnham (Gypsy), Lucy St. Louis (Motown), Matt Croke (Aladdin) And local star Romanie Jija-Walker (School of Rock)

Scott Hayes will be Musical Director.

West End meets Animation is a drive in concert for all the family, where David Ribi, Lauren Varnham and their West...

Revel in the Britpop era at Exeter Racecourse’s musical season finale

Event Date: 
23/04/2020 - 4:00pm to 11:45pm
Exeter Racecourse

The 90s are in the limelight at Exeter’s season finale on Thursday, April 23. Grab those crop tops, chokers, Doc Martens, black leather jackets, big hooped earrings and scrunchies for a trip down memory lane. From grunge rock through to girl groups, the tunes will be spinning at Exeter Racecourse after its six races which will have you cheering before heading to the dance floor for some Spice Girls, Oasis, Pulp and Blur. Playing those iconic tunes of the Britpop era are the Britpop Boys, a group of musicians who have played with the likes of Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene and Sleeper. The...

Get into the groove at Exeter’s 80s music night on Friday, April 17

Get into the groove at Exeter’s 80s music night

Event Date: 
17/04/2020 - 4:15pm to 11:30pm
Exeter Racecourse

Head to Exeter Racecourse on Friday, April 17 for an unforgettable evening of great music, loud colours, extreme fashion and even better racing when the track heads back to the 1980s for its music night. A seven-race card will have the crowds cheering, then it's on to the dance floor for some dancing to iconic tunes which defined the decade. Wanna dance with somebody? Then make it an after-work date, spike up your hair, pull on your shoulder pads, and dance like nobody’s watching to Whitney Houston, Madonna, New Order, Prince, David Bowie and more. Pre-booked tickets are available from...

Festival stars in action at Exeter this Sunday

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 02/11/2020 - 9:58pm

It’s all systems go for Exeter Racecourse this Sunday which is an additional fixture with last weekend’s meeting cancelled due to Storm Ciara.

The seven-race fixture mirrors the lost card and includes important races that are regarded as stepping stones for next month’s Cheltenham Festival.

With excellent prize money on offer, there will be some star horses in action , giving Westcountry racegoers an excellent opportunity to enjoy some top class racing.

Champion trainer Paul Nicholls has entered Sir Psycho in the listed novices’ hurdle with other entries...

Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening

Event Date: 
03/03/2020 - 5:00pm
Exeter Racecourse

With all eyes on The Festival™ presented by Magners at Cheltenham, from March 10-13, Exeter’s preview evening is a must-attend event for racing’s aficionados and is FREE to attend.

Taking place straight after racing on Tuesday, March 3, the panel includes 11-times champion trainer Paul Nicholls, David Pipe and Philip Hobbs whose stable stars Defi Du Seuil and Sporting John have both raced at Exeter.

The latter won at the track in November and December and is now being considered for both the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, while pocket...