Fourofakind wins Devon National

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 4:30pm

Fourofakind galloped home the 17 lengths winner of the Higos Insurance Services Devon National at Exeter on Sunday (28 February) in an incident packed race where just two of the 12 runners finished.

Trained by Harry Whittington in Oxfordshire, he was sent off the 9-2 joint favourite along with Wizard’s Bridge who pulled up four fences from home.

Carrots for winners at Exeter Racecourse

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 02/20/2016 - 2:50pm

The Devon National Handicap Chase will take centre stage on Haldon Hill on Friday, February 26 and Exeter Racecourse is rewarding each horse that runs with a net of carrots and a box of polos.

The race is Devon’s very own Grand National and draws entries from many seasoned horses who may not be top class, but who have built up their own legion of fans during the years they have been racing.

Super Sunday and Valentine’s Day at Exeter Racecourse

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:41am

Exeter Racecourse is celebrating the combination of its prestigious Super Sunday raceday fixture on February 14 and Valentine’s Day with a special offer with two Grandstand and Paddock tickets available for just £14.

With children aged 17 and under get into the races for free, it is the prefect opportunity to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with a day at the races.  Everyone who pre-books will also be entered into a special draw to win a romantic break at the Hartnoll Hotel, which nestles in Devon’s Exe Valley.

Mid Winter Racing at Exeter Racecourse

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:42pm

Racing continues at Exeter next Tuesday (January 19) with its mid winter fixture when hats, gloves and scarves will be the order of the day for those enjoying a day of sporting action.

Racing UK sponsor the six race card which begins at 1.35pm with a two mile maiden hurdle. Other races include a mares’ handicap hurdle, a novices’ handicap chase, a two mile three furlong handicap chase, a handicap hurdle and a maiden hurdle.

Record crowds attend Jockey Club racecourses

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:12pm

The UK's largest racecourse group attracted record numbers of people to enjoy a day at the races during the last year, according to new figures published today by Jockey Club Racecourses which show in 2015 its total attendances surpassed 1.9 million for the first time ever.

New Year’s Day racing at Exeter Racecouse

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 12/26/2015 - 5:44pm

New Year’s Day racing on Haldon Hill is a much loved Devon tradition and hundreds of people will gather at the racecourse to enjoy the excitement and camaraderie of a day at the races.

General manager Dan Thompson said: “The atmosphere at Exeter on New Year’s Day is always fantastic with people wanting to celebrate the first day of the New Year in the fresh air against the backdrop of some thrilling racing. Nothing beats the experience of a day at the races.”

Devon racecourse named one of best in Britain

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:12pm

Newton Abbot Racecourse has been named as one of the best racecourses in Britain for racehorse owners, after once again achieving Gold Standard from the Racehorse Owners’ Association (ROA).

Out of 60 racecourses in the country, Newton Abbot was one of 12 racecourses to be awarded the accolade, with others including Hamilton Park, Kempton Park and Market Rasen.

The Gold Standard award strives to recognise excellence for owners at each racecourse in the country and looks to improve the experience for racehorse owners year on year.

Exeter stages Devon’s richest raceday

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/29/2015 - 11:46am

Devon’s richest raceday takes place next Tuesday (November 3) when high class horses will be heading to Exeter Racecourse to contest the grade 2 Sportingbet Haldon Gold Cup.

The prestigious two-mile one-furlong race is fast, furious and spectacular and with £62,500 in prize money it’s one that trainers make an early season target.

Jim Lewis remembers legendary Best Mate

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 10/18/2015 - 12:41pm

The legendary racehorse Best Mate will be remembered at Exeter Racecourse next Tuesday when a beginners’ chase is staged in his name.

Celebrate the end of the racing season at Newton Abbot

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Tue, 10/06/2015 - 12:01pm

As the end of the 2015 season draws to a close, Newton Abbot Racecourse is inviting racegoers to celebrate with the final fixture of the season on Friday 9th October.

The final fixture will mark the last chance for racing enthusiasts to enjoy racing this year at Newton Abbot until the new season begins in early 2016. The season finale will be made all the more special with live music from popular local band Station Road, who will perform after the last race.