horse racing

Racecourse in the spotlight as top horses readied for key meeting

Authored by Sarah Parker

A key date in the south-west’s racing calendar is approaching with leading trainers readying their horses for Exeter Racecourse’s meeting on Sunday, February 9.

With over £100,000 in prize money, and staged within a month of the Cheltenham Festival ™ presented by Magners, the meeting is recognised as an important last stepping stone for horses with Cheltenham engagements.

It...

Treated like a royal: Win chance to become racecourse luxury enclosure tester

Authored by News Desk

One lucky luxury lover has the chance of a lifetime to become a racecourse enclosure tester for the upcoming horseracing season.

myracing are hiring a racecourse enclosure tester for the 2020 racing season, with the selected expert set to travel the country in pursuit of the perfect luxury experience.

No experience or qualifications are needed, entrants will simply need to...

Football comes to Exeter Racecourse

Authored by Mike Page

Football comes to the races on Tuesday, January 14 when Exeter Racecourse teams up with Exeter City Football Club for a day out on Haldon Hill.

Season ticket holders for the club, known as the Grecians, are being offered free entry, while in the hospitality boxes will be supporters who will be able to meet first-team players.

General manager Jack Parkinson said: “It’s the...

Armed Forces Raceday at Exeter Racecourse in support of The Armed Forces, Sunday, February 9

Come along and enjoy a superb day of racing, as Exeter Racecourse supports the Armed Forces on Sunday, February 9.

Racing will be of the highest calibre with candidates for the big spring festivals laying their credentials bare. In 2018 it was South Molton’s Lizzie Kelly and Coo Star Sivola who followed their Exeter win with success at Cheltenham Festival.

And who could forget Many Clouds - carrying the famous green, yellow and white colours of Trevor Hemmings - romping to glory in the two miles, two and a half furlongs novices’ hurdle in 2013. Following that win, he...

Afternoon of racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Spend an afternoon at the races this Easter break at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Tuesday 5 April.

Why not treat the family? Children aged 16 and under plus students with a valid student ID / NUS card enjoy free entry!

There is also a brand new children’s play area for this season, open at every fixture.

Gates open at 11:50 and the first race is at 13:50. The last race is at 17:15.

Tickets can be bought at the racecourse’s online ticket store until 17:00 on Monday 4 April. There will be tickets available at the gates on the day. Tickets are priced at £18 for...

Exeter’s Super Sunday attracts stellar cast

Authored by Mary

Exeter Racecourse’s Super Sunday fixture, which coincides with Valentine’s Day, has drawn a strong card of entries for its seven races, including plenty on target for the Cheltenham Festival that begins in five weeks time and the Crabbie’s Grand National which takes place three weeks later.

The ten entries in the listed Bathwick Tyres novices’ hurdle include the Nicky Henderson-trained...

Super Sunday at Exeter Racecourse

Authored by Mary

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...

Exeter stages Devon’s richest raceday

Authored by Mary

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.

Champion trainer Paul Nicholls has earmarked...

New Year’s Day racing at Exeter Racecourse

Authored by Mary

Exeter Racecourse looks set to share in jump racing’s success story with pre-sales for its traditional New Year’s Day meeting ahead of its last January 1 fixture in 2012.

Both Premier and Grandstand & Paddock tickets have seen strong pre-sales. There has also been a recent swathe of abandonments due to frosty conditions, and with temperatures set to rise in time for Thursday’s...