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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...

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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...

EXETER RACEDAY PREVIEW: Paul Nicholls holds strong hand with Greaneteen and Hitman as he bids to win Betway Haldon Gold Cup for an eighth time

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Mon, 11/01/2021 - 12:06pm

Paul Nicholls is hopeful that Greaneteen can warm up for next month’s Grade One Betfair Tingle Creek at Sandown Park with a good run in the Grade Two Betway Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter tomorrow ( Tuesday 2nd November ).

The seven year old really came of age as a chaser last season, winning the Haldon Gold Cup on his reappearance and signing off with a magnificent victory in the Grade One bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown in April, when taking the scalp of the two-time Champion Chase winner Altior.

Nicholls revealed today that he views the Betway Haldon Gold Cup as a...

The Jockey Club South West Frequent Runner Scheme for 2021/22 Jump season returns at Warwick next week

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 09/14/2021 - 4:38pm

The Jockey Club South West Frequent Runner Scheme returns for the 2021/22 Jump season and will once again aim to reward trainers who run horses regularly at the four Jockey Club Racecourses in the South West – Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick, and Wincanton.

Warwick’s two-day meeting on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st September kicks off the 2021/22 scheme, which will conclude on May 31st 2022.

As in previous seasons, two categories of trainers will be rewarded – those with more than 40 horses in training and those with fewer than 40 horses in training. Paul Nicholls, the 12-...

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A Brief History of Exeter Racecourse

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 12/14/2020 - 8:24pm

As one of the most picturesque regions in Britain, Devon has been a place for some momentous occasions. Be it during Perkin Warbeck’s landing in 1497 that signalled the Cornish Uprising or the arrival of William of Orange to launch 1688’s Glorious Revolution from Brixham, there have been some notable events that have occurred. This definitely extends into the world of Exeter Racecourse that has an interesting history of its own.

In the Beginning...

The racecourse in Exeter was born out of Charles II’s love for horse racing during the mid 17th Century and there’s even claims that...

Cheltenham preview raceday at Exeter Racecourse

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 02/19/2020 - 4:04pm

With two of the biggest festivals in National Hunt racing nearly upon us, all the focus will first be on Cheltenham. The Festival will run from Tuesday 10th March 2020 to Friday 13th 2020 and the four days will be absolutely packed with 28 races featuring some of the best chasers and hurdlers the country has to offer.

With that in mind, The Jockey Club are hosting a preview night at Exeter Racecourse on Tuesday 3rd March. Mattie Batchelor will host a panel of handpicked guests which will include Luke Tarr from Star Sports, trainers David Pipe and Philip Hobbs as well as a...

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...

Superheroes plus horses equals the best free day out for children this Easter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:06am

Superhero Family Day at Exeter Racecourse on Sunday, March 22 promises to be one of the best free days out for children this Easter holiday with a programme packed full of free activities, not to mention super horse racing to enjoy.

Whether it's Wonderwoman, Superman, Captain America or a made up hero who might go by the name of Devonman, Bodonog or Piffle, children are encouraged to dress up and enjoy a fun day out on Haldon Hill.

With capes flying, masks masquerading and super-human powers to charge them through the day, there will be a chance for our younger generation...

Superhero Family Day

Event Date: 
22/03/2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Racecourse

Superheroes plus horses equals the best free day out for children this Easter

Superhero Family Day at Exeter Racecourse on Sunday, March 22 promises to be one of the best free days out for children this Easter holiday with a programme packed full of free activities, not to mention super horse racing to enjoy.

Whether it's Wonderwoman, Superman, Captain America or a made up hero who might go by the name of Devonman, Bodonog or Piffle, children are encouraged to dress up and enjoy a fun day out on Haldon Hill.

With capes flying, masks masquerading and super-human...

Football comes to Exeter Racecourse

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:36am

Football comes to the races on Tuesday, January 14 when Exeter Racecourse teams up with Exeter City Football Club for a day out on Haldon Hill.

Season ticket holders for the club, known as the Grecians, are being offered free entry, while in the hospitality boxes will be supporters who will be able to meet first-team players.

General manager Jack Parkinson said: “It’s the first time we’ve teamed up with Exeter City and it’s been great working closely with the club. It looks like it’s going to be a popular day with tickets selling exceptionally well for hospitality. We’re...

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