horse racing

Battle of the disciplines at Bicton

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Wed, 08/26/2015 - 4:40pm

Jockeys, showjumpers and event riders will come head to head for charity at Bicton Arena’s annual charity competition on Saturday, September 12.

Newton Abbot Racecourse is the headline sponsor at the event which is held as a fund raiser for the Injured Jockeys’ Fund during the arena’s September showjumping show. It attracts a huge crowd of well wishers keen to watch the hooves flying and to cheer on their chosen teams. A party in the marquee following the competition is an added attraction.

Riders this year include the jockeys Nick Scholfield, James Best, Michael Nolan,...

Win a share in a racehorse

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Tue, 08/25/2015 - 2:42pm

Exeter Racecourse has launched its annual ‘Win A Share in a Racehorse’ competition prior to the start of its new season which begins on October 8.

The racecourse has teamed up with popular Devon trainer Martin Hill who will be offering an ownership experience with Rydon Pynes, a seven-year-old set to begin his novice chasing career in the Autumn. He has won two hurdle races and finished in the frame on another six occasions.

Martin, who trains near Totnes in South Devon, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Exeter on this initiative and hopefully the winner will have a...

Break up the working week with an afternoon of racing

Event Date: 
12/08/2015 - 12:15pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Countdown to the weekend and enjoy a thrilling afternoon of summer jumps racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Wednesday 12th August.

Racing starts at 14:10 and gates open at 12:10. The last race will be at 17:20.

The Family Enclosure will be open, providing garden games and inflatables for children to enjoy while parents can enjoy a great view of the track from the centre of the course.

Tickets can be bought online until 17:00 on Tuesday 11th August. There will also be tickets available to buy at the gates on the day.

Tickets are priced at £18 for the...

Racing action returns to Newton Abbot

The action returns to Newton Abbot on Friday 12th June for the racecourse’s next fixture of the season, which will be followed by live music from local band Station Road.

Champion trainer Paul Nicholls has made two entries for Friday’s feature race at Newton Abbot, as he looks to add to his already impressive record at the course.

Nicholls notched a treble at the last meeting to take his tally at the course over the last five seasons to 36 wins. Not only is his winning total well ahead of nearest rivals Philip Hobbs and Jonjo O’Neill, but his strike rate of 33% sets him...

Newton Abbot set for second evening fixture

It’s the second evening meeting of the summer at Newton Abbot on Thursday 30th April with the first race, the Newtonabbotrace On Twitter Maiden Hurdle, due off at 16.45.

With 132 horses having been entered across the seven races, including fifteen in the feature £10,000 Handicap Chase over three and a quarter miles, a good turnout is expected.

The race is for horses rated up to 135 and course winner Prince Tom, trained near Taunton by Alexandra Dunn, and Bertie Boru, twice successful last season for Philip Hobbs, are both on the maximum handicap mark...

Exeter Racecourse Ladies’ Night

Ladies’ Night at Exeter Racecourse on Tuesday, May 5 is when the glitz and glamour of racing descend on Haldon Hill. Young and old, male and female can enjoy a fantastic night out, with children aged 17 and under racing free, and fabulous prizes for the best ladies and gentlemen. Six exciting races begin at 5.50pm and feature the final of the prestigious Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Series which is the climax to ten qualifying point-to-point races held throughout Devon and Cornwall. Then a disco will reverberate across the racecourse as revellers dance the night away.

For those...

New general manager appointed at Exeter Racecourse

Jockey Club Racecourses, the UK’s leading racecourse group, today announced the appointment of Daniel Thompson as General Manager of Exeter Racecourse following a competitive recruitment process. Set in the stunning Devon countryside, Exeter Racecourse is scheduled to stage 17 race meetings in 2015, including the Grade 2 Haldon Gold Cup in November, which has been contested by the likes of Best Mate, Kauto Star and Desert Orchid. The racecourse is also a popular venue for private events, including meetings, conferences, exhibitions, dinners, weddings and parties. Previously, Daniel...

Take your kids to the races for free

It’s free for kids and one of the best days out in the Easter holidays on March 31.

Exeter Racecourse’s annual family day, sponsored by Finlake Holiday Park, is a firmly established tradition with a host of activities to enjoy, and with horse racing firmly at its heart.

Take a peek behind the scenes with former jockey Ollie McPhail who now works for the British Horse Racing Standards and Education Trust. He’ll lead a tour of the racecourse and there will be a chance to get close to the steeple chase fences, learn about what happens in the weighing room and ask jockeys...

Exceptional runners for Exeter Super Sunday

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Fri, 02/06/2015 - 3:17pm

Exeter Racecourse’s £100,000 added card on Sunday (Feb 8) has been rewarded with top class entries across seven races, with the first race off at 1.25pm, including the feature listed novices’ hurdle.

Six go to post with the Philip Hobbs-trained War Sound, who looked so impressive on his course debut on New Year’s Day when he easily saw off his ten opponents to record a 12 lengths success, likely to start favourite.

Paul Nicholls, who saddled last year’s winner Vibrato Valtat, runs Emerging Talent, a heavy faller last time out at Kempton in the grade two Sky Bet Supreme...

Super Sunday at Exeter Racecourse

All roads lead to Haldon Hill on February 8 when Exeter Racecourse stages its prestigious Super Sunday race fixture.

Racegoers can pre-book two Grandstand and Paddock tickets for just £15, and with children aged 17 and under racing free, the meeting offers a terrific opportunity to enjoy a superb day of sporting action on Haldon Hill.

With prize money is in excess of £100,000 the meeting is widely regarded as one of the best Sundays in jump racing. The card includes a Pertemps qualifier, a listed novices’ hurdle and a three mile graduation chase, each worth £20,000....