horse racing

Silverton Hunt Point to Point Steeplechase

Event Date: 
18/01/2015 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Black Forest Lodge, Mamhead, Exeter, Devon EX6 8HR

The eagerly awaited Silverton Hunt Point to Point takes place on Sunday January 18th at Black Forest Lodge, Kenton near Exeter off the A380 starting at 12 noon with the first race.

Entrance is £10 a head, maximum £30 per car and children free.

For more information, visit www.p2phorseraces-dc.com .

New Year’s Day racing at Exeter Racecourse

Exeter Racecourse looks set to share in jump racing’s success story with pre-sales for its traditional New Year’s Day meeting ahead of its last January 1 fixture in 2012.

Both Premier and Grandstand & Paddock tickets have seen strong pre-sales. There has also been a recent swathe of abandonments due to frosty conditions, and with temperatures set to rise in time for Thursday’s fixture the racecourse is expecting an exceptional turnout.

Spokesman Jade Walters said: “Racing on Haldon Hill is such a tradition in Devon that nowadays everyone seems to head up the hill to...

Exeter New Year's Day racing

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:42am

Racing at Exeter on New Year’s Day is a long-established Devon tradition. It’s when sore heads from the previous nights celebrations are banished and the excitement of horses and jockeys galloping around the track are enjoyed.

This year, early birds can enjoy a 25 per cent discount off the price of Grandstand and Paddock tickets if they book by Christmas Eve (quote NYD2014) and with children aged 17 and under gaining free entry, it’s one of the county’s top destinations to continue the New Year celebrations.

General manager Tim Darby said: “The atmosphere at Exeter on New...

New Year's Day racing

Event Date: 
01/01/2015 - 10:30am
Venue: 
Exeter Racecourse

Racing at Exeter on New Year’s Day is a long-established Devon tradition. It’s when sore heads from the previous nights celebrations are banished and the excitement of horses and jockeys galloping around the track are enjoyed.

This year, early birds can enjoy a 25 per cent discount off the price of Grandstand and Paddock tickets if they book by Christmas Eve (quote NYD2014) and with children aged 17 and under gaining free entry, it’s one of the county’s top destinations to continue the New Year celebrations.

General manager Tim Darby said: “The atmosphere at Exeter on New...

A world first and Tom Parker reigns supreme

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:22pm

A crowd of more than 3,000 turned out at Exeter Racecourse yesterday to watch ponies from Dartmoor and Clydesdale horses stretch their limbs in their two furlong races before seven jump races gave racegoers an afternoon to remember.

Six hill ponies went to post and it was a tiny pure bred registered Dartmoor who crossed the line in front with his owner Rachael Watson on board.

“My plan was to stay close to Frolic in the race and keep something in the tank for the finish,” said 20-year-old Rachael who farms with her parents near Poundsgate.

The ponies are part of the...

Haldon Gold Cup attracts smart technology sponsor

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Mon, 11/03/2014 - 8:24am

Exeter Racecourse has announced that VIX Technology is the new sponsor of the Haldon Gold Cup, the racecourse’s richest race which takes place on Tuesday, November 4.

VIX Technology is an international provider of business critical payment systems, services and analytics. They are at the forefront of emerging smart and contactless pay technology and specialise in improving user experiences. They handle billions of transactions a year and touch the lives of passengers and communities in over 200 cities and regions around the world.

Bryan Simms, Managing Director VIX UK, said...

Devon Day at Exeter Racecourse

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:24am

Feathers will be flying and tiny hooves will be dashing on Devon Day at Exeter Racecourse on Sunday, November 23 with the racing Clydesdales making a return and the racecourse staging the first ever race for ponies from Dartmoor.

The pint-sized ponies will come under starters’ orders at 12pm and their wee little hooves will come tearing down the track as they demonstrate their versatility as tough, hardy and fast children’s ponies.

Charlotte Faulkner of the Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Ponies, which supports and promotes all the ponies on Dartmoor, said: “This is a...

Stars to the fore and a chance to win a share in a racehorse

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:49am

The new season continues at a gallop at Exeter Racecourse next Tuesday with the chance to win a share in a racehorse trained by Victor Dartnall for all pre-booked tickets

“It’s a great initiative and I am delighted to be involved. It will give the winner a taste of racehorse ownership, with the chance to go into the paddock and come racing every time the horse wins,” said Dartnall.

Exeter’s second October meeting is renowned for attracting a plethora of stars and recent previous runners include Grade One winning Melodic Rendezvous, Rocky Creek and Harry Topper and the...

Exeter gives students a leg up in industry

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:28am

Students with a love of horse racing are being given the opportunity to become Exeter Racecourse’s official Student ambassador with a series of additional work experience days giving them a leg up in the industry.

The new role, which lasts for the duration of Exeter’s season from October until May, includes placements with various work providers within the industry.

Upon completion, they will be given a reference by Exeter’s general manager Tim Darby and testimonials from each partner who has signed up for the exciting initiative.

As well as Exeter Racecourse, other...

Betfair to sponsor Jockeys v Eventers v Showjumpers Celebrity Challenge

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:13am

Betfair is to sponsor this year’s Jockeys v Eventers v Showjumpers Celebrity Challenge in aid of the Injured Jockeys’ Fund at Bicton Arena.

The competition takes place on Saturday, August 23 during the venue’s summer showjumping show.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend and with a disco following the evening competition, organisers are hoping to add plenty of money to the Injured Jockeys’ Fund coffers.

The challenge will take the form of a relay race with two teams of four taking part at a time and negotiating a range of showjumps and brush fences against the...

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