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Exeter Racecourse - Racedays

Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XS

Tel: 01392 832599

Exeter Racecourse - Racedays


Welcome to Exeter Racecourse & Conference Centre ... the South West's most prestigious racecourse, sitting high on the top of Haldon Hill, just outside Exeter with wonderful views down towards Dartmoor.

It is the highest racecourse in the land at 850 feet, the second longest at 2 miles and has been described as not only one of the loveliest courses, but one of the fairest tracks in the country.

Horse Racing was first recorded here 350 years ago in the reign of Charles II and since then many a great National Hunt champion has started their career at Exeter - such as Best Mate and Desert Orchid. The corporate hospitality, restaurant and conference facilities offer a wide ranging selection of rooms in which to experience this historic venue.

There is plenty for everyone in 2018.

Wrap up for Exeter Racecourse’s winter warmer on Wednesday, January 24 when six races get underway at 1.40pm.

Smarkets sponsor the card, which includes two maiden hurdle races, a mares’ handicap hurdle, a novice chase, a two mile three furlong handicap chase and a handicap hurdle. Expect one or two decent types to be in the line up.

Jump racing on Haldon Hill is the perfect opportunity to be a part of the excitement as the countdown to the spring festival begins and with eight more meetings during the second half of its season, the action come thick and fast.

Super Sunday is on February 11 during an all-encompassing sporting weekend for the city of Exeter. Exeter Chiefs and Exeter City are in action on Saturday and then our ever-popular Sunday meeting will take centre stage with in excess of £100,000 in prize money on offer.

The Devon National on February 23 will see some of the best loved staying chasers in action, on March 6 all roads lead to the Cheltenham Festival with the racecourse will staging its own preview evening after racing; Peter Rabbit will be heading to the racecourse on Family Fun Day, April 8; hunter chases will start to take centre stage as point-to-pointers get their chance in the spotlight during the spring meetings and ladies’ night on May 8 will showcase the more glamorous side of racing.

General manager Jack Parkinson said: “Racing on Haldon hill is always really good fun, no matter what the weather – just bring you hats and gloves! Outdoor sport gives you a feeling of being part of the action, and its always a heart warming occasion at Exeter.”

A free bus from Exeter St David’s 12 noon and Exeter Bus and Coach Station 12.15pm is available before and after racing and children aged 17 and under come racing free. For further information visit


Meetings take place on:



Monday 1 January (New Year's Day)

Wednesday 24 January

Sunday 11 February (Super Sunday)

Friday 23 February (Devon National Raceday)

Tuesday 6 March (March to Exeter and Cheltenham preview)

Wednesday 20 March (Spring Raceday)

Sunday 8 April  (Family Fun day)

Tuesday 17 April

Tuesday 24 April

Tuesday 8 May  (Ladies Night)

All racetimes are subject to change - please call the Racecourse Office on (01392) 832599 for confirmation nearer the raceday in question.

Race Meeting Booking information:

To book by telephone or for further information, please call our Ticket Hotline on 03445 793 005

Take advantage of our great group bookings discount call our ticket hotline today to book your tickets. Grandstand and Paddock admission is just £10 per person when booked in advance for 10 or more people.

Save £2 on general admission tickets when booking online! (please note that the online discount is NOT available for group bookings or raceday packages)

Please note that a £2.50 booking fee will be added to all phone bookings and a £1.50 booking fee will apply to online sales. Special bus services run on most racedays from Exeter bus station.

If you wanted to do a day with us in style – call the office on 01392 832599 and we can run through the fantastic offer and views in the Desert Orchid Restaurant (tables of two or more) and the fantastic experience of the hospitality suites which all overlook the course.

Guide Prices

See website or call racecourse for racing day prices. Some special race days have extra concessions.
To book tickets, please call 0844 5793 005



Road Directions

Exeter Racecourse is situated at the top of Haldon Hill, alongside the A38 Exeter to Plymouth Road, 5 miles south west of the end of the M5 Motorway and two miles east of Chudleigh.

Public Transport Directions

By Rail To Exeter St David's from London (Paddington), two hours travelling time. Taxis are available by telephone Apple Taxis on 01392 666 666. It is advisable to book your return journey after racing. By Bus Free bus from Exeter bus station and Exeter St David’s train station, to the Racecourse and back every raceday.


Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Event
  • Repeatable Event

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route - The free raceday bus service leaves both Exeter St. David's rail station and Exeter Bus Station on the morning of every raceday, then returns from the races 30 minutes after the last race. Consult Racecourse for exact times for each fixture date.
  • On site parking


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Opening Times

Exeter Racecourse - Racedays (20 Mar 2018)
Exeter Racecourse - Racedays (8 Apr 2018)
Exeter Racecourse - Racedays (17 Apr 2018)
Exeter Racecourse - Racedays (24 Apr 2018)
Exeter Racecourse - Racedays (8 May 2018)

* * All racetimes are subject to change - please call the Racecourse Office on (01392) 832599 for confirmation nearer the raceday in question.

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