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Kate Adlam and Paul Robinson, paramedics with Devon Air Ambulance

Racing for the Devon Air Ambulance

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:18am

Exeter Racecourse will be highlighting the invaluable work of Devon Air Ambulance at its charity raceday on Sunday, November 24.

Racecourse general manager Jack Parkinson said: “Devon’s Air Ambulances are very much an essential part of the community we live in and we are delighted to support their vital work. We have supported the charity for a number of years, but this is the first time we have named our raceday after the charity. We hope that this raceday will help towards raising much-needed funds, as well as being a great day out for all the family.”

Every year the two...

The Haldon Gold Cup – a jewel in Devon’s sporting crown

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Mon, 10/29/2018 - 1:37pm

If being part of the big occasion is what sport is about, Exeter is the place to head on Haldon Gold Cup Day. The great Desert Orchid, the brilliant Viking Flagship, the dazzling Cue Card and the irreplaceable Kauto Star – they’ve all leapt around Exeter’s fences in their quest for glory.

First run as a weight-for-age race in 1982, the Haldon Gold Cup gained listed status in 1985. Fast, furious and spectacular it is run over two-mile one-furlong and with £62,500 in prize money it’s one that trainers make an early season target.

The roll call of winners is impressive,...

Exeter’s Super Sunday race meeting looks set to live up to its name

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:54pm

It’s been given the moniker Super Sunday, and judging by the entries, Exeter’s meeting this weekend (February 11) looks set to live up to its name.

Racing aficionados will remember that it was five years ago that Many Clouds, carrying the famous green, yellow and white colours of Trevor Hemmings, romped to glory in the two miles two and a half furlongs novices’ hurdle. Following that win, he quickly asserted himself as one of the nation’s favourite ever racehorses winning nearly £1million in prize money, including the 2015 Grand National.

On Sunday, Jurby will carry those...

New Year’s Day racing at Exeter is a great Devon tradition

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Thu, 12/28/2017 - 11:24am

Kick off 2018 in style and experience all the excitement of a day at the races at Exeter on New Year’s Day. There’s no better way to see in the New Year than in the fresh air where you’ll be part of a great Devon tradition cheering home the horses and sharing in good old -fashioned camaraderie.

Dress up or dress down, whatever takes your fancy, as long as you remember your hats, gloves and scarves so that you are toasty warm while you enjoy the action.

General manager Jack Parkinson said: “It’s a great way to start the new year outdoors against the backdrop of some...

Harry Fry delighted with Myracing sponsorship

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:17am

Horse Racing tipping site myracing.com have announced they have signed a deal with Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) to be the principal sponsors of ten horse race meetings during 2018.

Myracing.com sponsorship will feature at eight different racecourses, with Hereford hosting the first two of those in January and March 2018.

Leading trainer Harry Fry, who boasts a healthy strike-rate at Hereford welcomed the news and said, “We are delighted to hear the news regarding the sponsorship deal that myracing.com have arranged, this is very good for racing. We always enjoy running our...

Make a date with St Austell Brewery Ladies’ Day

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:16pm

The social event of the year is nearly upon us with just days to go until the excitement and glamour of St Austell Brewery Ladies’ Day returns once again to Newton Abbot Racecourse.

This year Ladies’ Day will take place on Tuesday 22 August.

The action begins at 17.30 with the first race, the Babbacombe Scaffolding 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle getting the event off to a flying start.

Tickets are still available for the Paddock and Course enclosures, available online or directly from the racecourse office in advance.

Tickets will also be available at the...

Newton Abbot Racecourse announces £1m prize money commitment for 2017

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Mon, 05/08/2017 - 10:05am

Following the Easter Saturday season fixture, Newton Abbot Racecourse has confirmed another record year of committed prize money for 2017.

Over the course of the 2017 season, over £1million in prize money will be spread across the 18 fixtures which will take place between April and October.

This year, the minimum amount of prize money on offer will be: £6,000 for all Class 5 hurdles, £6,750 for all Class 5 chases, £7,250 for all Class 4 hurdles and £7,500 for all Class 4 chases.

As part of the racecourse’s ongoing commitment to the grass roots of the sport, this...

Eight races and family entertainment at Exeter Racecourse tomorrow

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Mon, 04/10/2017 - 2:26pm

Exeter Racecourse’s annual family day will be a feast of entertainment for racing fans with an eight race card coming under starters orders at 2.20pm and two pony races prior to that. With a host of free activities too and a running race for children down the home straight it will be an action-packed day of entertainment

A selling hurdle begins the day and runners include the Martin Keighley-trained The Wexfordian who was a well-backed favourite to land a two mile handicap chase at Southwell a couple of weeks ago, failing by a length and three quarters. Before that run he was...

An evening with John Inverdale at Exeter Racecourse

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Wed, 03/29/2017 - 1:57pm

Fans of sport and racing will have an opportunity to join John Inverdale for a night at the races on April 18 when the broadcaster joins the team at Exeter Racecourse.

Inverdale will be hosting a private suite, with sports fans invited to join him for a fantastic night at the races that includes a delicious two course meal, including local cheeses, tea and coffee, Premier admission, a racecard and a Tote Courier.

The first of six races comes under starts’ orders at 5.10pm and then it will an evening of racing and chatting with like minded people against the stunning...

UB40 to headline Sounds of the Summer

Authored by ActuateMarketing
Posted: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 3:24pm

Newton Abbot Racecourse is fast becoming one of the South West’s leading music venues with the announcement of its next annual music festival, Sounds of the Summer, which will take place this July.

On Sunday 16 July the racecourse will host UK reggae royalty, UB40, as they treat the crowd to some of the best known and loved hits of the 1980s including Red Red Wine, Rat in Mi Kitchen, One in Ten, Cherry Oh Baby, King and Food for Thought. The band, which hails originally from Birmingham, has achieved major chart success with over 50 of their singles appearing in the UK charts alone...

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