horse racing

Olympic stars & Games Makers at Exeter Racecourse’s curtain raiser

Exeter Racecourse is looking forward to welcoming West Country Olympians, Paralympians and Games Makers who will be at its first meeting of the new season on Thursday 11 October - the specially titled South West Athletes Celebration Day. Attending will be three-day eventing legend Mary King who represented her country for the sixth consecutive time at London 2012. With her horse Imperial Cavalier she helped Team GB secure team Silver. King said: “It’s a great honour to have a race named after me and it’s definitely a first. The racecourse is such an iconic part of the Devonshire...

Two for £10 Sunday Raceday at Exeter Racecourse

Event Date: 
10/02/2013 - 2:00pm
Exeter Racecourse

Enjoy a great afternoon of horseracing at the Bathwick Tyres Two for £10 raceday on Sunday.

With a listed novice hurdle race on the card and some cracking chases , two years ago this raceday attracted superb winners such as Fingal Bay and Spirit Son we are hoping for more of the same this year.

With the amazing offer of 2 for £10 and of course the children aged 17 and under coming in free, its one not too be missed however many are in your party. The first of six races comes under starters’ orders at 2pm.

A free bus service leaves Exeter St David’s at 12.20pm and...

A racing start to the New Year - and other things to do

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:59pm

The annual hangover season reaches its crescendo on New Year’s Day. But with resolutions to be kept, at least for a few hours anyway, you may have decided not to tarnish the first day of 2013 with a pounding head but to venture outdoors and see what’s on offer in the Westountry.

From bracing beach walks to horse racing on Haldon Hill and moorland ambles to icy plunges into the sea, if fresh air is your beginning of choice the Westcountry has oodles to offer.

Horse racing at Exeter Racecourse has been a tradition for more than 30 years, and when the first race comes under...

New Year's Day Racing at Exeter Racecourse

Event Date: 
01/01/2013 - 12:45pm to 4:00pm
Exeter Racecourse

Horse racing at Exeter Racecourse has been a tradition for more than 30 years, and when the first race comes under starters’ orders at 12.45pm there will be thousands of people enjoying the camaraderie of a day at the races.

Cheer home the winners with a group of friends, your family - racing is free to everyone aged 17 and under - or go in the hope of finding new love. It’s about the only sport you can feasibly say who do you fancy, when viewing the horses in the paddock of course, and with the racecard as an icebreaker, your New Year’s resolution of sorting out your love life may...