horse racing

A great Devon tradition on New Year’s Day at Exeter Racecourse

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/21/2017 - 8:47am

Kick off 2018 in style and experience all the excitement of a day at the races at Exeter Racecourse on New Year’s Day.

There’s no better way to see in the New Year than a day in the fresh air where you’ll be part of a great Devon tradition cheering home the horses and sharing in good old fashioned camaraderie.

Whether you go with friends and family, or decide to attend alone, you’ll be among friends and like-minded people, with the racecard detailing the day’s runners the perfect tool for striking up conversations.

It’s a day to make friends and memories, with seven...

Top class chasers come to the fore on Devon’s richest raceday

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:37am

The thrill of top class jump racing action will be on view for all to savour at Exeter Racecourse on Tuesday 7 November when it stages its premier meeting of the season.

It’s a fixture that is both a sporting and social highlight in the calendar with horse racing enthusiasts and those who enjoy the big occasion heading to Haldon Hill to be close to the thrilling action.

The 188Bet Haldon Gold Cup will take centre stage and with £65,000 in prize money, and £130,00 raceday total, it’s a race that is certain to attract some of the very best horses in action.

The 2016,...

Eight races and family entertainment at Exeter Racecourse tomorrow

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Mon, 04/10/2017 - 2:26pm

Exeter Racecourse’s annual family day will be a feast of entertainment for racing fans with an eight race card coming under starters orders at 2.20pm and two pony races prior to that. With a host of free activities too and a running race for children down the home straight it will be an action-packed day of entertainment

A selling hurdle begins the day and runners include the Martin Keighley-trained The Wexfordian who was a well-backed favourite to land a two mile handicap chase at Southwell a couple of weeks ago, failing by a length and three quarters. Before that run he was...

Countdown to exciting season of racing at Newton Abbot

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:09pm

With just days to go until a thrilling new season of racing returns to Newton Abbot Racecourse, finishing touches are being made following a major winter improvement programme.

The summer jump season opener on Tuesday April 4 will signal the start of an exciting 18 fixture programme of racing and special events at the newly-improved course in South Devon.

Once again the racecourse will be celebrating summer with a major music concert. Sounds of the Summer, on Sunday July 16, will feature an amazing array of pop acts including reggae royalty UB40 and special guests All...

Festival evening not to be missed at Exeter

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 1:07pm

With spring in the air, and a spring in the step of race loving folk, March ushers in the first of the Festivals. Cheltenham is on the tip of everybody’s tongues and as the sports pages fill with the clatter and clamour of anticipation, Exeter Racecourse will play host to its own little corner of Festival heaven with its preview evening on March 7.

Just one week before that famous roar heralds the start of Cheltenham 2017, ITV Racing’s Luke Harvey, David Pipe, Philip Hobbs, Nick Scholfield and Harry Derham will run the rule over the runners and give their thoughts on possible...

Super Sunday at Exeter Racecourse

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:34pm

Crowds will be racing to Exeter Racecourse annual Super Sunday meeting on February 12 when a combination of fantastic prize money, top class racing and a terrific savings on pre-booked tickets make it one of the most popular days in its calendar.

A pair of pre-booked Grandstand and Paddock tickets cost just £15 (children aged 17 and under go racing for free) and with previous years boasting racing of the highest calibre, the racecourse is once again looking forward to welcoming the crowds to Haldon Hill.

General manager Daniel Thompson said: “It really is racing straight...

Celebrate The Queen's birthday on Ladies' Night at Exeter Races

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 3:28pm

Celebrations will be in full swing on Ladies’ Night at Exeter Racecourse this year which beautifully coincides with Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday on Thursday, April 21.

There will be special footage of Her Majesty The Queen shown on the big screen, a bottle of champagne will be given to the 90th person through the gate and to the person who buys the 90th racecard and owners of horses running in the Many Happy Returns HM The Queen Handicap Hurdle will be asked of they can sport a special crown designs on their hindquarters.

The first 200 ladies’ through the gate will...

Afternoon of racing at Newton Abbot

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05/04/2016 - 11:45am
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Spend an afternoon at the races this Easter break at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Tuesday 5 April.

Why not treat the family? Children aged 16 and under plus students with a valid student ID / NUS card enjoy free entry!

There is also a brand new children’s play area for this season, open at every fixture. Gates open at 11:50 and the first race is at 13:50. The last race is at 17:15.

Tickets can be bought at the racecourse’s online ticket store until 17:00 on Monday 4 April.

There will be tickets available at the gates on the day. Tickets are priced at £18 for...

Family day at Exeter Racecourse

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Mon, 03/28/2016 - 10:30am

Family Day at Exeter Racecourse on Wednesday (March 30), sponsored by Finlake Holiday Park, will be a feast of education and entertainment that is free for all children aged 17 and under.

Two pony races begin the day’s action at 1pm followed by seven races. Interspersed with that will be a behind the scenes tour of the racecourse starting atnoon – meet outside the weighing room - led by Rob Bellamy of Racing To School. There will be a chance to stand beside a chase fence on the actual track, take part in a running race down the home straight and there’s a free Racebook for the...

Fourofakind wins Devon National

Fourofakind galloped home the 17 lengths winner of the Higos Insurance Services Devon National at Exeter on Sunday (28 February) in an incident packed race where just two of the 12 runners finished.

Trained by Harry Whittington in Oxfordshire, he was sent off the 9-2 joint favourite along with Wizard’s Bridge who pulled up four fences from home.

Gavin Sheehan gave him a superb ride, holding him in midfield until turning into the home straight when he took up the running from Saroque and guided him to a comfortable win. Part owner Andrew Sawyer said: “The main target was the...