horse racing

Night to remember at racecourse

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Sun, 04/27/2014 - 7:40pm

Champagne, a glorious British picnic and beauty treatments will all combine to make an evening at Exeter Racecourse on May 6 a memorable experience.

For just £49 per person, or £450 per table of ten, Exeter’s Ladies’ Night package will allow guests to indulge in a wonderful experience from the luxury of a private suite. One of Exeter’s top salon’s, Amanda Marsden Aveda Lifestyle Salon, will provide unforgettable treatments, racing tipster and TV pundit Luke Harvey will give his advice on the night’s winners and there will be a glass of bubbles on arrival.

There are...

Free Easter Eggs at family day

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:28am

Free Easter eggs will be handed out to the first 500 children at Exeter Racecourse’s family day which takes place next Tuesday (April 15). Widely regarded as one of the best free days out for children in the Easter holidays, this year the annual event will feature Tractor Ted and his inflatable bouncy castle, as well as the brilliant Kids Love The Races Roadshow.

Three separate zones, Jockey School, Racehorse Zone and Let’s Go Racing, are sure to encourage children to fall in love with the races. A running race down the home straight, questions and answers with the country’s top...

It's camel racing at the Cotley Point to Point

Racing enthusiasts attending the annual Cotley Point-to-Point on Sunday 30 March at Cotley, near Chard in Somerset will be in for a surprise when they see the runners entered in the first race of the day at 11.30am. Four shaggy ships of the desert, otherwise known as camels, are due to come thundering down the finishing straight, ridden by jockeys wearing flowing Lawrence of Arabia style regalia, all in aid of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance charity.

"Camel racing is an exciting addition to this year's race meeting," said Tom Eames, the new Chairman of the...

It's camel racing at the Cotley Point to Point

Event Date: 
30/03/2014 - 11:30am to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Cotley Farm, Chard, Somerset TA20 3EP

Racing enthusiasts attending the annual Cotley Point-to-Point on Sunday 30 March at Cotley, near Chard in Somerset will be in for a surprise when they see the runners entered in the first race of the day at 11.30am. Four shaggy ships of the desert, otherwise known as camels, are due to come thundering down the finishing straight, ridden by jockeys wearing flowing Lawrence of Arabia style regalia, all in aid of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance charity.

"Camel racing is an exciting addition to this year's race meeting," said Tom Eames, the new Chairman of the...

Comply or Die at Exeter's Super Sunday fixture

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:01am

Former Grand National winner Comply or Die, who famously cost William Hill bookmakers more than £7million when he won the world’s most famous race in 2008, is the guest retired racehorse at Exeter’s Bathwick Tyres Super Sunday meeting this weekend, February 9.

Jump racing’s superstar retired safe and sound in 2011 to Timmy Murphy’s Cilldara Stud in Gloucestershire having won eight races and £798,809 in prize money.

Now aged 15, he is used to help educate the youngsters at the yard. Verity, Timmy’s wife, said. “He definitely has a character and he doesn’t like doing nothing...

Early bird offer for Exeter’s Super Sunday fixture

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:27am

All roads lead to Haldon Hill on 9 February when Exeter Racecourse stages its prestigious Super Sunday race fixture.

The prize money is in excess of £90,000 and some of the country’s top novices’ are sure to head to the track as part of their final preparations ahead of the Cheltenham Festival.

Early birds can take advantage of a two for £10 ticket offer, which ends at midnight, on January 10, with all pre-booked tickets thereafter two for £15.

The meeting is widely regarded as one of the best Sundays in jump racing with £94,500 in prize money. The card includes a...

Super Sunday at Exeter Racecourse

Event Date: 
09/02/2014 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Racecourse

All roads lead to Haldon Hill on February 9 when Exeter Racecourse stages its prestigious Super Sunday race fixture. The prize money is in excess of £90,000 and some of the country’s top novices’ are sure to head to the track as part of their final preparations ahead of the Cheltenham Festival. Early birds can take advantage of a two for £10 ticket offer, which ends at midnight, on January 10, with all pre-booked tickets thereafter two for £15. The meeting is widely regarded as one of the best Sundays in jump racing with £94,500 in prize money. The card includes a Pertemps qualifier, a...

Exeter Racecourse begins Christmas celebrations

Christmas is fast approaching and Exeter Racecourse will be getting into the spirit of the festivities at its first December meeting next Friday (December 6) when the trees will be decked in decorations and a mouth-watering seven race card will prove the perfect start for a long weekend.

The total prize money for the meeting has been increased to £80,000 and a new handicap chase worth £25,000 has been added to the card.

Exeter’s general manager Tim Darby said: “It’s a very popular meeting. A particularly strong card coupled with full boxes for corporate hospitality mean...

Future jump racing stars set to line up at Exeter Racecourse for Best Mate Novice Chase Day

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:26am

A plethora of future jump racing stars are set to line up at Exeter Racecourse today (Tuesday 22 October) when the course stages its annual Best Mate Novice Chase Day.

That particular race is named after the legendary racehorse Best Mate who began his glittering career over fences at Exeter in 2000. He went on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup three times and amass over £1 million in prize money.

Last year’s meeting brought a host of stars to the track including Grade One winning Melodic Rendezvous, Rocky Creek and Harry Topper and next week’s seven race card looks set to...

Student Free Raceday

Event Date: 
13/11/2013 - 1:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Racecourse

Exeter’s mid November meeting is when students descend on Haldon Hill to enjoy a free day at the races.

Anyone who is studying, whether its for a degree, or a British Horse Society exam is welcome to attend for free, as long as they possess a valid student card.

A free behind the scenes tour precedes the six races, and Luke Harvey will be offering his tips from the winners’ enclosure too.

Students are also eligible for a 50 per cent discount off Grandstand and Paddock tickets throughout the season.

Seven races are on the card with the first off at 1.40pm and...

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