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Racing action returns to Newton Abbot

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Tue, 06/09/2015 - 2:13pm

The action returns to Newton Abbot on Friday 12th June for the racecourse’s next fixture of the season, which will be followed by live music from local band Station Road.

Champion trainer Paul Nicholls has made two entries for Friday’s feature race at Newton Abbot, as he looks to add to his already impressive record at the course.

Nicholls notched a treble at the last meeting to take his tally at the course over the last five seasons to 36 wins. Not only is his winning total well ahead of nearest rivals Philip Hobbs and Jonjo O’Neill, but his strike rate of 33% sets him...

Urgent work to start on Teign Estuary Viaduct

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 05/31/2015 - 10:46am

Vital maintenance work on Devon’s largest bridge, the Teign Estuary Viaduct, is due to start next month, and will take six months to complete.

The 40 year old bridge, which carries the A380 dual carriageway over the River Teign Estuary, needs urgent repairs to a failed expansion joint, at the north end of the viaduct.

Previous temporary repairs to the joint, which stretches across north and southbound lanes, have until now allowed traffic to keep flowing, but a permanent repair is necessary to keep the lanes open.

In addition, the 10,000 square metre bridge deck...

Enjoy an evening of racing at Newton Abbot

Event Date: 
27/05/2015 - 4:00pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Join Newton Abbot Racecourse for an evening of racing and break up the working week on Wednesday 27th May.

Racing starts at 18:00, with gates opening at 16:00. The last race is at 21:00.

Tickets are available at the usual price of £18 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets can be booked online until 17:00 on Tuesday 26th May. There will also be tickets available at the gate on the day.

Why not make it an evening out for the family? Children aged 16 and under and students with a valid photographic student ID / NUS can enjoy free entry to...

Spend an evening at the races

Event Date: 
19/05/2015 - 3:30pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Enjoy the thrill of horseracing at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Tuesday 19th May.

Racing starts at 17:30, with gates opening at 15:30. The last race is at 20:30.

Tickets will be priced at £18 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets will be available for purchase online until 17:00 on Monday 18th May. There will be tickets available at the gate on the day.

Remember – Children aged 16 and under and students with a valid photographic student ID / NUS card receive free entry to all fixtures at Newton Abbot Racecourse.

The racecourse...

Devon Cub Scouts first to earn re-launched police badge

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 05/10/2015 - 12:21pm

Cub Scouts in Devon well and truly did their best to become the first owners of a re-launched police badge in Devon and Cornwall.

More than 30 Cub Scouts from Highweek and Kingskerswell studied personal safety and detective skills to earn the newly-restored Devon and Cornwall Police Cub Scout Badge.

The badge was first presented some years ago but was not being awarded very often. Now thanks to the support of Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer and Assistant Cub Scout Commissioner Sandra Johnson, the badge has been re-launched.

The Newton Abbot Cub Scouts were the first to...

Alesha Dixon to join Boyzone for Devon show

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Wed, 05/06/2015 - 5:04pm

Newton Abbot Racecourse can reveal that singer and television presenter Alesha Dixon will be Boyzone’s Special Guest at their headline show at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Sunday June 28.

The concert, which is confirmed to be Boyzone’s only South West tour date, will take place on Sunday June 28.

2015 is shaping up to be another great year for Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon. She is presently a TV judge on Britain’s Got Talent which is in its ninth series, now airing.

'The Boy Does Nothing' singer is also confirmed to be bringing out a new record in...

Racecourses ready to welcome epic fundraising venture

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:58pm

On Tuesday 5th May, fundraiser and 53-year-old father of four, Richard Farquhar, will arrive at Exeter Racecourse’s race meeting having walked all the way there from Taunton Racecourse. Two days later, Farquhar will walk on to Newton Abbot Racecourse - a hop, a skip and a jump, in comparison - arriving at the race meeting on Thursday 7th May. These two walks are the next stages of his 2,750 mile journey to connect all of mainland Britain’s racecourses in an epic fundraising venture called Walking The Courses. Farquhar is aiming to raise £1.4million for Racing Welfare and Pancreatic Cancer...

Do you recognise this woman?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/30/2015 - 7:49am

Police have issued a CCTV image of a woman they wish to speak to in connection with a theft.

Almost £4,000 was taken when a 91 year-old woman had her cash card stolen.

The card was used to withdraw money between 27 January 2015 and 26 February 2015 from the Barclays cash point in Newton Abbot.

The suspect is described as a white woman, aged 40-50, approximately 5’ 6” in height and having auburn coloured, bobbed hair. On occasions she wore a red, half -length padded jacket with a black fur collar, and black boots. She can be seen carrying an over the shoulder satchel...

Newton Abbot set for second evening fixture

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:00am

It’s the second evening meeting of the summer at Newton Abbot on Thursday 30th April with the first race, the Newtonabbotrace On Twitter Maiden Hurdle, due off at 16.45.

With 132 horses having been entered across the seven races, including fifteen in the feature £10,000 Handicap Chase over three and a quarter miles, a good turnout is expected.

The race is for horses rated up to 135 and course winner Prince Tom, trained near Taunton by Alexandra Dunn, and Bertie Boru, twice successful last season for Philip Hobbs, are both on the maximum handicap mark...

‘Ringing the changes’ scam warning

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 04/26/2015 - 8:17am

Police are issuing a warning to businesses following reports of a ‘ringing the changes’ scam operating across Devon and Cornwall.

Two men entered convenience stores in Newton Abbot, Saltash and Redruth, and a restaurant in Falmouth, where they confused the shop assistant by asking to change various amounts of money.

While the staff were distracted, they managed to steal £410 in total.

Officers believe it is the same two men responsible for all four offences that happened on Monday 13 April and Tuesday 14 April.

The men are described as white but tanned, in...