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Exeter Racecourse

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...

Superheroes plus horses equals the best free day out for children this Easter

Superhero Family Day at Exeter Racecourse on Sunday, March 22 promises to be one of the best free days out for children this Easter holiday with a programme packed full of free activities, not to mention super horse racing to enjoy. These warriors of our galaxy can take part in running races on the actual racecourse, have their faces painted and test their climbing skills on the high-ropes course. For those wanting to learn more about the sport of horse racing, there’s a behind-the-scenes tour, and question-and-answer session with the sport’s very own heroes, the jockeys, and a chance to...

Tuesday, March 3, Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening

With all eyes on The Festival™ presented by Magners at Cheltenham, from March 10-13, Exeter’s preview evening is a must-attend event for racing’s aficionados and is FREE to attend. Taking place straight after racing on Tuesday, March 3, the panel includes 11-times champion trainer Paul Nicholls, David Pipe and Philip Hobbs whose stable stars Defi Du Seuil and Sporting John have both raced at Exeter. The latter won at the track in November and December and is now being considered for both the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, while pocket rocket Defi Du...

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...

Exeter City Football Club Raceday

There is nothing better than an afternoon racing and on this raceday Exeter Racecourse welcomes all Exeter City FC fans. That’s why we’re sure our new midweek fixture will have you wrapping up warm and enjoying great racing on Haldon Hill. Purchase a Premier ticket and you can gain entry in Best Mate suite where there’s food to suit every taste, always locally sourced of course. So save the date, and brighten up your January by coming racing. Make the most of your day and use the FREE return bus service from St David's. Seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Find the bus...

New Year’s Day Racing

New Year’s Day at Exeter Racecourse is one of our county’s finest sporting occasions and it’s a day not to be missed. It's a great Devon tradition, and when you experience the same sense of elation that time spent outside evokes, you'll understand why people come back year after year. There is no better way to welcome in the New Year. Free bus: Exeter St David’s 10.45; Bus Station 11.00; Return 16:35. Gates open: 10:40. First race: 12:40. Last race: 4:05....

Hillies fly down the home straight for Devon Air Ambulance

Exeter Racecourse will be raising money for the Devon Air Ambulance at its race meeting on Sunday, November 24 and the meeting will kick off in fine style with the first ever Dartmoor Hillies race. Eight ponies bred on Dartmoor will come dashing down the home straight and racegoers will be able to place their bets, with every penny donated to the charity. Entry is always free to under-18s at Exeter, making it the perfect family day out, with a range of free activities to enjoy including a helicopter simulator. The Dartmoor Hillies will race at 12.20pm and then seven more races will take...

Come racing at Exeter this Christmas

Exeter Racecourse knows how to put the sparkle into festive celebrations and its two December race dates are perfect for treating colleagues to a day out of the office.

On Friday, December 6 and Thursday, December 19 spirits will be high as friends of the racecourse break free from their desks and head to the top of the hill for an afternoon of fun.

Feeling shy? The racecard is the perfect ice-breaker as you ponder the participants and strike up conversations about the horses you fancy and an exhilarating afternoon is guaranteed when you’re sure to bond with your colleagues...

Come racing at Exeter this Christmas

Exeter Racecourse knows how to put the sparkle into festive celebrations and its two December race dates are perfect for treating colleagues to a day out of the office.

On Friday, December 6 and Thursday, December 19 spirits will be high as friends of the racecourse break free from their desks and head to the top of the hill for an afternoon of fun.

Feeling shy? The racecard is the perfect ice-breaker as you ponder the participants and strike up conversations about the horses you fancy and an exhilarating afternoon is guaranteed when you’re sure to bond with your colleagues...

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