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Exeter Racecourse

Exeter Racecourse is a right-handed, oval-shaped British horse racing venue outside the city of the same name in Devon.

It hosts National Hunt events from September to April. The feature of all Exeter race fixtures is the Grade 2 Haldon Gold Cup, a limited handicap chase over almost two-and-a-quarter miles in early November.

The track is located in the Haldon Hills. This makes the course undulating and a stiff test of stamina –a full circuit of Exeter races is roughly two miles.

Many southern stables have regular runners here. It’s that that helps make Exeter horse racing events so integral to the calendar.

Exeter Racecourse Fixtures And Events 2021

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FRI 1st Jan Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
SUN 10th Jan Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
TUE 19th Jan Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
WED 3rd Feb Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
SUN 14th Feb Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
FRI 26th Feb Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
TUE 9th Mar Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
TUE 6th Apr Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
FRI 16th Apr Exeter South
Turf Jump Evening
THU 22nd Apr Exeter South
Turf Jump Evening
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There are no events this month
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THU 7th Oct Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
TUE 19th Oct Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
TUE 2nd Nov Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
WED 10th Nov Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
SUN 21st Nov Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
FRI 3rd Dec Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon
THU 16th Dec Exeter South
Turf Jump Afternoon

Confirmed races in plain text. Confirmed pattern races in bold text. Unconfirmed races in grey text.

Exeter Races Tips

  • Richard Johnson rode 25 winners, the most of any jockey, at Exeter Racecourse in the five National Hunt seasons from 2015-16 to 2019-20. His strike rate of 17 per cent was bettered in the saddle by Sam Twiston-Davies, however, who had a 25 per cent success ratio with his mounts.
  • Philip Hobbs and Paul Nicholls were the trainers to follow in that time at Exeter races. They saddled 31 and 30 winners respectively. Nicholls posted a much better runners to wins ratio of 30 per cent than Hobbs (18 per cent).
  • It also paid to follow Harry Fry’s stable as he had 29 per cent success with his horses.
Exeter

The jockey's view

Bryony Frost
By Bryony Frost - Most successful female jump jockey in history

Exeter Racecourse is a lovely local one for me. You can almost get a different climate at the top of the hill compared to the bottom of it and it’s definitely one you want to be wrapping up for – the leggings have to come out for riders and spectators!

It’s a stiff track and a long way round, with quite a steep down and then up at the back. You then climb from there all the way to the post, probably for about a mile-and-a-half. The fences come to you nicely, and most are uphill, which makes them easier to ride because the balance is on the horse’s back legs to propel them over.

The paddock is near the post so you can sometimes see horses being a bit ponderous on the last furlong because they start thinking about home if they get lonely out front, especially if they’re novices showing their age.

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Exeter Race Fixtures Behind Closed Doors

Exeter races are currently being run behind closed doors because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. This is set to be reviewed and updated in line with government advice, with Exeter Racecourse keen to welcome back punters as soon as it is safe to do so.

It’s still worth checking Exeter races fixtures because the decision to allow spectators in could change. If you book tickets to a Exeter Racecourse event that is then moved to behind closed doors, refunds will be processed through the official course website.

Exeter Races Contact Details

Exeter Racecourse
Kennford,
Exeter,
Devon
EX6 7XS
T: 01392 832599
W: https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/exeter/

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