horse racing

Haldon Gold Cup Day

Event Date: 
05/11/2013 - 1:45pm
Exeter Racecourse

Haldon Gold Cup Day at Exeter is Devon’s premier race meeting and everyone who loves great racing, fresh air and being in the thick of the action makes it a date in their diary.

It’s when Haldon Hill is buzzing with excitement at the prospect of some of the country’s very best racehorses vying to add their name to the BetVictor Haldon Gold Cup’s prestigious role call.

This year to add to the excitement, past winners, including Planet of Sound and Medermit, will be parading prior to the race.

The two miles race is fast and furious and spectacular leaps are guaranteed...

Clydesdales to hit the racetrack at Exeter

A race with a difference will take place at Exeter Racecourse on Sunday 24 November when half a dozen or so Clydesdales will be thundering down the home straight with professional jockeys on board.

They belong to Tim Ancrum of Adventure Clydesdales which specializes in providing riding holidays across Dartmoor.

Tommy Trotter, Ha Durran Ben, Allen and Cyril are among the horses which will be put through their paces with jockeys’ wearing their full racing regalia on board before the first race as part of the racecourse’s celebration of all that is good about Devon.


Jump racing returns to Exeter next Thursday

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:06am

Jump racing returns to Exeter Racecourse next Thursday (Oct 10) and it's all systems go on Haldon Hill where exciting new initiatives, an increase in prize money, and the promise of some of the country’s most exciting novice horses coming under starters orders in prospect.

General manager Tim Darby said: “The increase in prize money, which is up over £110k for the final quarter year on year is fantastic news for Exeter and it means some of the more established stars of racing will come to the track, as well as the exciting novices. We have some great racedays lined up such as our...

Win a Racehorse at Exeter

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Mon, 09/16/2013 - 3:07pm

Racegoers who attend either of Exeter Racecourse’s meetings on 10 and 22 October could become a racehorse owner, thanks to an exclusive partnership with leading trainer Jeremy Scott.

The Devon track has teamed up with the Somerset-based trainer to offer everyone who pre-books to attend either meeting the chance to win a share in racehorse. Mixing with fellow racing folk in the owners’ and trainers’ bar, standing in the parade ring while the horse parades and sharing a glass of champagne with fellow owners every time the horse runs will be par for the course for the lucky winner as...

All systems go for Dartnall’s young team of horses

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Tue, 08/20/2013 - 8:27pm

Victor Dartnall unveiled a strong team of horses, including plenty of exciting future prospects, for the forthcoming winter jump racing season at his annual owners' day on Sunday.

Dartnall endured a torrid time after the outbreak of equine herpes virus at his Barnstaple yard last October that resulted in the death of several horses. But wins from both Ambion Wood and Seebright in the spring plus several decent placed horses signalled that the yard is back on song, and about 35 horses will represent the trainer this autumn and winter.

“It was a very difficult time but I’m...

25% off all tickets to Exeter Racecourse’s most glamorous night of the year

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:36pm

All roads will lead to Exeter Racecourse on 7 May, when its annual ladies’ night takes place and all tickets booked by midnight, 6 May are eligible for a 25% discount.

With six races, live music after racing with Joey The Lips and the chance to enter the fashion awards and win great prizes courtesy of Bovey Castle, it’s the place to be and be seen.

Racegoers can make it really a special evening by dining in style in the Desert Orchid Restaurant. For group bookings of ten or more, Grandstand and Paddock admission is just £10 per person. There’s also a special Ladies’ Night...

Exeter Racecourse Family Day

Event Date: 
02/04/2013 - 12:00pm
Exeter Racecourse

Exeter Racecourse’s Family Day on April 2 looks set to be one of the best free days out for children during the Easter holidays. And with two adults tickets available for just £15, it’s without doubt one of the best value for money days there is.

There are stacks of things for children to enjoy, including a behind the scenes tour of the racecourse, a running race down the home straight on the race course, face painting, a quiz, the chance to go on an equine simulator and pretend you’re a jockey and question and answer sessions with some of the country’s top jockeys.


Exeter Racecourse announces 25% rise in prize money

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:00pm

Exeter Racecourse has announced a 25% increase in its prize money for 2013. More than £200,000 has been added to the total prize money on offer, bringing the total to over £800,000, with an average per fixture of £50,000.

The course’s most valuable race day, which includes The sportingbet Haldon Gold Cup which takes place on Tuesday, 5th November, is now worth £117,000, up £12,000 on 2012, while a Listed Novice Hurdle on Sunday, February 10 is worth £20,000 - its previous value was £13,000.

New to the race calendar is a Class 3 handicap chase, worth £25,000. This will be...

Exeter-based amateur scores a double at New Year’s Day meeting

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2013 - 6:36pm

Exeter-based amateur Lucy Gardner, 30, took the riding honours at Exeter Racecourse today where 4,000 people turned out to celebrate the New Year.

Jump racing stars to line up at Exeter Racecourse

A plethora of jump racing stars are set to line up in the re-routed The Levy Board Peterborough Chase, which takes place at Exeter on Thursday (Dec 20th).

David Bridgewater has no fears about the step back in trip for The Giant Bolster, saying: “He won very easily over 2m5f at Cheltenham when he won the Murphy Group Chase so I’m sure he’ll be fine. But you never know until you run them. He’s very well at home and he’s come on from his race at Haydock. I’m very please with him and I’m delighted that Exeter is staging the race.”

The seven-year-old was a two and a quarters of...